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In situ monitoring of atomic layer epitaxy via optical ellipsometry

Lyzwa, F. ; Marsik, Premysl ; Roddatis, V. ; Bernhard, Christian ; Jungbauer, M. ; Moshnyaga, V.

In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2018, vol. 51, no. 12, p. 125306

We report on the use of time-resolved optical ellipsometry to monitor the deposition of single atomic layers with subatomic sensitivity. Ruddlesden–Popper thin films of SrO(SrTiO3) n=4 were grown by means of metalorganic aerosol deposition in the atomic layer epitaxy mode on SrTiO3(1 0 0), LSAT(1 0 0) and DyScO3(1 1 0) substrates. The measured time dependences of ellipsometric...

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Muon spin rotation and infrared spectroscopy study of magnetism and superconductivity in ${\mathrm{Ba}}_{1\ensuremath{-}x}{\mathrm{K}}_{x}{\mathrm{Fe}}_{2}{\mathrm{As}}_{2}$

Mallett, Benjamin P. P. ; Wang, Chen Nan ; Marsik, Premysl ; Sheveleva, E. ; Yazdi-Rizi, Meghdad ; Tallon, Jeffery L. ; Adelmann, P. ; Wolf, Th. ; Bernhard, Christian

In: Physical Review B, 2017, vol. 95, no. 5, p. 054512

Using muon spin rotation and infrared spectroscopy, we study the relation between magnetism and superconductivity in Ba1−xKxFe2As2 single crystals from the underdoped to the slightly overdoped regime. We find that the Fe magnetic moment is only moderately suppressed in most of the underdoped region where it decreases more slowly than the Néel temperature TN. This applies for both the total...

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Optical constants, band gap, and infrared-active phonons of (LaAlO₃)0.3(Sr₂AlTaO₆)0.35 (LSAT) from spectroscopic ellipsometry

Nunley, Timothy Nathan ; Willett-Gies, Travis I. ; Cooke, Jacqueline A. ; Manciu, Felicia S. ; Marsik, Premysl ; Bernhard, Christian ; Zollner, Stefan

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 2016, vol. 34, no. 5, p. 051507

Using spectroscopic ellipsometry, the authors determined the optical constants (complex dielectric function) for (LaAlO₃)0.3(Sr₂AlTaO₆) 0.35 (LSAT) from 0.01 to 6.5 eV. Above 0.5 eV, the data were described with a sum of two Tauc-Lorentz oscillators and two poles. A direct gap of 5.8 ± 0.1 eV was found. An Urbach tail extends to even lower photon energies...

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Granular superconductivity and magnetic-field-driven recovery of macroscopic coherence in a cuprate/manganite multilayer

Mallett, Benjamin P. P. ; Khmaladze, J. ; Marsik, Premysl ; Perret, Edith ; Cerreta, A. ; Orlita, M. ; Biškup, N. ; Varela, M. ; Bernhard, Christian

In: Physical Review B, 2016, vol. 94, no. 18, p. 180503

We show that in Pr0.5La0.2Ca0.3MnO3/YBa2Cu3O7 (PLCMO/YBCO) multilayers the low temperature state of YBCO is very resistive and resembles that of a granular superconductor or a frustrated Josephson-junction network. Notably, a coherent superconducting response can be restored with a large magnetic field which also suppresses the charge-orbital order in PLCMO. This coincidence suggests that the...

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Terahertz ellipsometry study of the soft mode behavior in ultrathin SrTiO films

Marsik, Premysl ; Sen, Kaushik ; Khmaladze, Jarji ; Yazdi-Rizi, Meghdad ; Mallett, Benjamin P. P. ; Bernhard, Christian

In: Applied Physics Letters, 2016, vol. 108, no. 5, p. 052901

We present a combined study with time-domain terahertz and conventional far-infrared ellipsometry of the temperature dependent optical response of SrTiO₃thin films (82 and 8.5 nm) that are grown by pulsed-laser deposition on (La0.3Sr0.7) (Al0.65Ta0.35)O₃ (LSAT) substrates. We demonstrate that terahertz ellipsometry is very sensitive to the optical...

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Coexistence and Competition of Magnetism and Superconductivity on the Nanometer Scale in Underdoped BaFe1.89Co0.11As₂

Marsik, Premysl ; Kim, Kyung Wan ; Dubroka, Adam ; Rössle, Matthias ; Malik, Vivek Kumar ; Schulz, Leander ; Wang, Chen Nan ; Niedermayer, Ch. ; Drew, Alan J. ; Willis, M. ; Wolf, T. ; Bernhard, Christian

In: Physical Review Letters, 2010, vol. 105, no. 5, p. 057001

We report muon spin rotation (μSR) and infrared spectroscopy experiments on underdoped BaFe1.89Co0.11As₂ which show that bulk magnetism and superconductivity (SC) coexist and compete on the nanometer length scale. Our combined data reveal a bulk magnetic order, likely due to an incommensurate spin density wave (SDW), which develops below Tmag≈32 K and...