The effect of Cr substitution in a SrRuO3 epitaxial thin film on SrTiO3 substrate was investigated by measuring the magnetic and transport properties and the electronic states. The ferromagnetic transition temperature of the SrRu0.9Cr0.1O3 film (166 K) was higher than that of the SrRuO3 film (147 K). Resonant photoemission spectroscopy experimentally revealed that the Cr3dt2g orbital is hybridized with the Ru4dt2g orbital in the SrRu0.9Cr0.1O3 film, supporting the assumption that the enhancement of the ferromagnetic transition temperature through Cr substitution stems from the widening of energy bands due to the hybridization of Cr3dt2g and Ru4dt2g orbitals. Furthermore, we found that the Hall resistivity of the SrRu0.9Cr0.1O3 film at low temperature is not a linear function of magnetic field in the high-field region where the out-of-plane magnetization was saturated; this result suggests that the SrRu0.9Cr0.1O3 film undergoes a structural transition at low temperature accompanied with the modulation of the Fermi surface.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Sept 29|