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Using resonant x-ray spectroscopies combined with density functional calculations, we find an asymmetric biaxial strain-induced d-orbital response in ultrathin films of the correlated metal LaNiO3 which are not accessible in the bulk. The sign of the misfit strain governs the stability of an octahedral "breathing" distortion, which, in turn, produces an(More)
We report on the synthesis of ultra-thin films of highly distorted EuNiO 3 (ENO) grown by interrupted pulse laser epitaxy on YAlO 3 perovskite (YAP) substrates. Samples were then investigated with reflection high energy electron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, reciprocal space mapping, and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Combined,(More)
A new method for determining the vitrification rate of pottery depending on the firing temperature was devised using secondary electron images (SEI) of scanning electron microscope (SEM). Several tests were performed to establish the appropriate operating conditions of SEM and reproducibility as well as to examine the applicability of the method. The(More)
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