Electron paramagnetic resonance probed oxygen deficiency in SrTiO 3 with different cap layers

Y. S. Chen, H. Y. Guo, Jan Chi Yang, Ying-hao Chu, W. F. Wu, J. G. Lin

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The oxygen vacancies in the SrTiO3 (STO) single crystal with two different cap layers, CoFe2O4 (CFO) and BiFeO3 (BFO), are investigated with the technique of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). EPR spectra show the resonance lines of the residual oxygen vacancy in air annealed STO, STO/CFO, and STO/BFO, showing the high sensitivity of EPR to the low concentration defects. The experimental results indicate that the oxide cap layers enhance the oxygen deficiency in bulk STO and the amount of oxygen vacancy is dependent on the electronegativity of metal ion in the cap layer. Accordingly, STO/BFO has a larger amount of oxygen vacancy than that of STO/CFO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123720
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

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