Magnetically tunable metal-insulator superlattices

Masao Nakamura, Daisuke Okuyama, Jong Seok Lee, Taka Hisa Arima, Yusuke Wakabayashi, Reiji Kumai, Masashi Kawasaki, Yoshinori Tokura

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(Figure Presented) Design and control of nanometer-scale electronic phase separation are demonstrated in high-quality manganite superlattices composed of a ferromagnetic metal and an antiferromagnetic insulator (see figure). Bicritical competition of these phases sensitively controls the magnetic and electronic properties of the superlattices as a whole. A magnetic field can effectively tune the volume fraction of each phase and consequently the position of the phase domain boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 26


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