Proximity effects induced by a gold layer on La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films

@article{Bertacco2007ProximityEI,
  title={Proximity effects induced by a gold layer on La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films},
  author={Riccardo Bertacco and Stefano Brivio and Matteo Cantoni and Andrea Cattoni and Daniela Petti and Marco Finazzi and Franco Ciccacci and Alexander Sidorenko and Massimo Ghidini and Giuseppe Allodi and Roberto de Renzi},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={91},
  pages={102506}
}
The authors report about La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 single crystal manganite thin films in interaction with a gold capping layer. With respect to uncoated manganite layers of the same thickness, Au-capped 4nm thick manganite films reveal a dramatic reduction (≃185K) of the Curie temperature TC and a lower saturation low temperature magnetization M0. A sizable TC reduction (≃60K) is observed even when an inert SrTiO3 layer is inserted between the gold film and the 4nm thick manganite layer, suggesting… 
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