Saverio Sanna

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Linear dichroism (LD) in x-ray absorption, diffraction, transport, and magnetization measurements on thin La(0.7)Sr(0.3)MnO(3) films grown on different substrates, allow identification of a peculiar interface effect, related just to the presence of the interface. We report the LD signature of preferential 3d-e(g)(3z(2)-r(2)) occupation at the interface,(More)
We performed zero and transverse field muon spin rotation experiments on a large number of YBa2Cu3O6+x samples. We detect the coexistence of antiferromagnetic (AF) short range magnetism with superconductivity below T(f) < or = 10 K in compositions 0.37 < or = x < or = 0.39. Most muons experience local AF fields, even when a SQUID detects a full(More)
The superconducting properties of LaFeAsO(1-x)F(x) under conditions of optimal electron doping are investigated upon the application of external pressure up to ∼23  kbar. Measurements of muon-spin spectroscopy and dc magnetometry evidence a clear mutual independence between the critical temperature T(c) and the low-temperature saturation value for the ratio(More)
We report on a ìSR and 55 Mn NMR investigation of the magnetic order parameter as a function of temperature in the optimally doped La(5/8)(CaySr(1.y))(3/8)MnO3 and in the underdoped La1.xSrxMnO3 and La1.xCaxMnO3 metallic manganite families. The study is aimed at unravelling the effect of lattice distortions, implicitly controlled by the Ca-Sr isoelectronic(More)
By making a systematic study of the hydrogen-doped LaFeAsO system by means of dc resistivity, dc magnetometry, and muon-spin spectroscopy, we addressed the question of universality of the phase diagram of rare-earth-1111 pnictides. In many respects, the behaviour of LaFeAsO(1-x)H(x) resembles that of its widely studied F-doped counterpart, with H(-)(More)
The evolution of magnetic order in Fe1+ySexTe1-x crystals as a function of Se content was investigated by means of ac/dc magnetometry and muon-spin spectroscopy. Experimental results and self-consistent density functional theory calculations both indicate that muons are implanted in vacant iron-excess sites, where they probe a local field mainly of dipolar(More)
We present (53)Cr-NMR spectra collected at low temperature in a single crystal of the heterometallic antiferromagnetic (AF) ring Cr(7)Ni in the S = 1/2 ground state with the aim of establishing the distribution of the local electronic moment in the ring. Due to the poor S/N we observed only one signal which is ascribed to three almost equivalent (53)Cr(More)
Structural refinement, lattice micro-strain and spontaneous strain analyses have been carried out on selected members of the La(Fe1-xRux)AsO system using high-resolution neutron and synchrotron powder diffraction data. The obtained results indicate that the character of the tetragonal to orthorhombic structural transition changes from first order for x =(More)
We report on the recovery of the short-range static magnetic order and on the concomitant degradation of the superconducting state in optimally F-doped SmFe(1-x)Ru(x)AsO(0.85)F(0.15) for 0.1≤x≲0.5. The two reduced order parameters coexist within nanometer-size domains in the FeAs layers and eventually disappear around a common critical threshold x(c)~0.6.(More)
UNLABELLED The spin dynamics of Tb(OETAP)2 single ion magnets was investigated by means of muon spin relaxation (μSR) both in the bulk material as well as when the molecule is embedded into PEDOT PSS polymer conductor. The spin fluctuation time is characterized by a high temperature activated trend, with an energy barrier around 320 K, and by a low(More)