Effect of ex situ Post-annealing Treatments on Sr2FeMoO6 Thin Films

M. Metsanoja, S. Majumdar, H. Huhtinen, P. Paturi

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Magnetoresistive Sr2FeMoO6 thin films were grown by pulsed laser deposition at optimized deposition atmosphere and temperature. Films were then ex situ post-annealed in different atmospheres and by vacuum annealing at temperatures between 500 °C and 1100 °C. Ar and air annealed samples were destroyed by ex situ post-annealing treatment, due to formation and dominance of SrMoO4 impurity phase. X-ray diffraction showed no impurities and full texturation of vacuum and ArH2 (5%) annealed samples. Those samples showed also similar magnetic and magnetoresistive behavior like as-deposited sample. Neither magnetic, magnetotransport nor structural properties could be improved by ex situ post-annealing treatments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-833
JournalJournal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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