Modification of Electrical Properties of Thin La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 Films by Pulsed Thermocycling

  • Fiodoras ANISIMOVAS Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Steponas AŠMONTAS Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Jonas GRADAUSKAS Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Oleg KIPRIJANOVIČ Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Bonifacas VENGALIS Center for Physical Sciences and Technology
Keywords: manganite thin films, high pulsed electric fields, pulsed thermocycling, resistance switching, highly resistive states

Abstract

Highly resistive states were formed in nonhomogeneous thin La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 films at 80 K temperature after resistance switching induced by the pulsed thermocycling. Heating up to room temperature does not destroy the resistive states. They demonstrate high values of electroresistance at applied pulsed electric field. It was registered formation of novel highly resistive state by resistance switching at 130 K in Tm region. We suppose that local temperature increase in the film is responsible for the formation of the resistive states in both cases and present a plausible explanation of the obtained results. The method of cyclic nanosecond temperature increase and decrease can be useful for modification of material properties having strongly correlated electron system and of ferroelectrics. Questions of practical realization of proposed method are discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.18.3.2427

Published
2012-09-11
Section
ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL MATERIALS