"Hot electron transport in a strongly correlated transition-metal oxide"

Kumari Gaurav Rana: Kumari Gaurav Rana, Takeaki Yajima, Subir Parui, Alexander F. Kemper, Thomas P. Devereaux, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang, Tamalika Banerjee; Scientific Reports, 02/14/13.

Additional Authors: Kumari Gaurav Rana, Takeaki Yajima, Subir Parui, Alexander F. Kemper, Thomas P. Devereaux, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang, Tamalika Banerjee

Abstract:

Oxide heterointerfaces are ideal for investigating strong correlation effects to electron transport, relevant for oxide-electronics. Using hot-electrons, we probe electron transport perpendicular to the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO)- Nb-doped SrTiO3 (Nb:STO) interface and find the characteristic hot-electron attenuation length in LSMO to be 1.48 ± 0.10 unit cells (u.c.) at −1.9 V, increasing to 2.02 ± 0.16 u.c. at −1.3 V at room temperature. Theoretical analysis of this energy dispersion reveals the dominance of electron-electron and polaron scattering. Direct visualization of the local electron transport shows different transmission at the terraces and at the step-edges.