physica status solidi (b)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Structure and transport properties of coherently strained La2/3Ca1/3MnO3/SrTiO3 superlattices
The front cover of this issue, taken from the Editor's Choice, displays the structural characterization of coherently strained La2/3Ca1/3MnO3/SrTiO3 superlattices prepared by laser molecular beam epitaxy . The pronounced superlattice Bragg peaks and the Kiessig fringes indicate an excellent superlattice structure. The superlattice modulation period is obtained by fitting sin2 &thetas; ∼ n2 and also specular low-angle X-ray reflectivity. The correlated interface roughness is confirmed by offset low-angle X-ray reflectivity and low-angle rocking curve.
First author Yafeng Lu was a PhD student in the group led by Prof. R. Gross. His research interests are magnetic materials, superconducting materials, and surface physics.