A single-step process to prepare epitaxial nanocomposite La 0.7Sr 0.3MnO 3/La 2O 3 thin films formed by spontaneous phase separation using a chemical solution deposition is presented. High magnetic field and temperature dependences of magnetic, transport, and magneto-transport properties of the films were investigated. The relationship between the enhanced magnetoresistance and microstructure and chemical inhomogeneities of the films are discussed. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jan 2012|