The metallic interface between the two band insulators LaGaO3 and SrTiO3
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Computational Physics and Materials Science (CPMS)
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AbstractThe formation of metallic interface states between the two band insulators LaGaO3 and SrTiO3 is studied by the full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave method based on density functional theory.Structural optimization of the atomic positions points to only small changes of the chemical bonding at the interface. The n-type (LaO/TiO2) and p-type (GaO2/SrO) interfaces turn out to be metallic. Reduction of the O content increases the conductivity of the n-type interface, while the p-type interface can be turned gradually from a hole doped into an electron doped state.
CitationNazir S, Singh N, Schwingenschlögl U (2011) The metallic interface between the two band insulators LaGaO3 and SrTiO3. Appl Phys Lett 98: 262104. doi:10.1063/1.3604020.
JournalApplied Physics Letters