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Atomic Layer Engineering of Perovskite Oxides for Chemically Sharp Heterointerfaces



Atomic layer engineering enables fabrication of a chemically sharp oxide heterointerface. The interface formation and strain evolution during the initial growth of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures by pulsed laser deposition are investigated in search of a means for controlling the atomic-sharpness of the interface. This study shows that inserting a monolayer of LaAlO3 grown at high oxygen pressure dramatically enhances interface abruptness.

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