Springer Theses

Spin Spirals and Charge Textures in Transition-Metal-Oxide Heterostructures

Authors: Frano, Alex

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Provides a clear summary of the properties of nickelates and cuprates, particularly useful for readers new to the field of transition-metal-oxides
  • Includes a detailed outline of experimental and theoretical principles of x-ray diffraction
  • Descriptive pictorials facilitate an intuitive understanding of the results
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This thesis presents the results of resonant and non-resonant x-ray scattering experiments demonstrating the control of collective ordering phenomena in epitaxial nickel-oxide and copper-oxide based superlattices. Three outstanding results are reported: (1) LaNiO3-LaAlO3 superlattices with fewer than three consecutive NiO2 layers exhibit a novel spiral spin density wave, whereas superlattices with thicker nickel-oxide layer stacks remain paramagnetic. The magnetic transition is thus determined by the dimensionality of the electron system. The polarization plane of the spin density wave can be tuned by epitaxial strain and spatial confinement of the conduction electrons. (2) Further experiments on the same system revealed an unusual structural phase transition controlled by the overall thickness of the superlattices. The transition between uniform and twin-domain states is confined to the nickelate layers and leaves the aluminate layers unaffected. (3) Superlattices based on the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7 exhibit an incommensurate charge density wave order that is stabilized by heterointerfaces. These results suggest that interfaces can serve as a powerful tool to manipulate the interplay between spin order, charge order, and superconductivity in cuprates and other transition metal oxides.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The System: Transition Metal Oxides and Their Heterostructures

    Frano, Alex

    Pages 1-18

  • The Technique: Resonant X-ray Scattering

    Frano, Alex

    Pages 19-46

  • The Nickelates: A Spin Density Wave

    Frano, Alex

    Pages 47-89

  • The Cuprates: A Charge Density Wave

    Frano, Alex

    Pages 91-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spin Spirals and Charge Textures in Transition-Metal-Oxide Heterostructures
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07070-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07070-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07069-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36153-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 149
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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