Magnetic Anisotropy of Strained Epitaxial Manganite Films
Journal article, 2011
The in-plane magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial La(0.7)Sr(0.3)MnO(3) (LSMO) films is studied at room temperature by the following three independent techniques: magnetooptical Kerr effect, ferromagnetic resonance at a frequency of 9.61 GHz, and recording of absorption spectra of electromagnetic radiation at a frequency of 290.6 MHz. The films are deposited onto NdGaO(3) (NGO) substrates in which the (110) NGO plane is tilted at an angle of 0-25.7 degrees to the substrate plane. The uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by the strain of the film is found to increase with the tilt angle of the (110) NGO plane. A model is proposed to describe the change in the magnetic anisotropy energy with the tilt angle. A sharp increase in the radio-frequency absorption in a narrow angular range of a dc magnetic field near a hard magnetization axis is detected The anisotropy parameters of the LSMO films grown on (110) NGO, (001) SrTiO(3), and (001)[(LaAlO(3))(0.3) + (Sr(2)AlTaO(6))(0.7)] substrates are compared.