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Proposal of a One-Dimensional Electron Gas in the Steps at the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 Interface

Bristowe, N. C., Fix, T., Blamire, M. G., Littlewood, P. B., Artacho, Emilio (2012) Proposal of a One-Dimensional Electron Gas in the Steps at the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 Interface. Physical Review Letters, 108 (16). p. 166802. ISSN 0031-9007. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.166802) (KAR id:60260)


The two-dimensional electron gas at the interface between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 has become one of the most fascinating and highly debated oxide systems of recent times. Here we propose that a one-dimensional electron gas can be engineered at the step edges of the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. These predictions are supported by first-principles calculations and electrostatic modeling which elucidate the origin of the one-dimensional electron gas as an electronic reconstruction to compensate a net surface charge in the step edge. The results suggest a novel route to increasing the functional density in these electronic interfaces.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.166802
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC173.45 Condensed Matter
Q Science > QC Physics > QC176 Solid state physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD478 Solid State Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD473 Physical properties in relation to structure
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Nicholas Bristowe
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 15:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
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