physica status solidi (a)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1862-6319
Microdomains in thin films of rhombohedral La0.7Sr0.3MnO3
The cover picture of this issue of phys. stat. sol. (b), taken from our Editor's Choice , is an illustration showing four oriented rhombohedral La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 domains on SrTiO3 substrate. The indexing is on the basis of the hexagonal cell. Thin film of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 with thickness of 300 nm, which was grown by computer-controlled laser molecular beam epitaxy on SrTiO3 (001) substrate, has been characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Microstructures in the film are clarified in terms of oriented domains of the rhombohedral variant derived from the perovskite structure. Relationships between each domain and SrTiO3 substrate are discussed.