© 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. A bottleneck in the integration of functional oxides with silicon, either directly grown or using a buffer, is the usual formation of an amorphous interfacial layer. Here, we demonstrate that ferromagnetic CoFe2O4 films can be grown epitaxially on Si(111) using a Y2O3 buffer layer, and remarkably the Y2O3/Si(111) interface is stable and remains atomically sharp. CoFe2O4 films present high crystal quality and high saturation magnetization.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jul 2014|