Conference proceedings article
Surface Topology and Electronic Structure of Layered Strontium Ruthenates

Publication Details
Bienert, R.; Klinke, M.; Waelsch, M.; Mietke, S.; Peng, J.; Mao, Z.; Matzdorf, R.
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Bad Honnef
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Pages range:
TT 45.61
Book title:
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
Volume number:
Berlin 2012

In complex materials the interplay of properties like crystal structure, electronic structure and magnetism results in very interesting physical phenomena. The Ruddlesden-Popper series of layered Strontium Ruthenates Srn+1RunO3n+1 describes one class of these materials.The double and triple layer systems behave like a Fermi liquid upto the transition temperature of 15 K and 24 K, respectively. In both compounds the local density of states (LDOS) shows a peak within the dip-like feature around the Fermi energy EF. Using low-temperature (LT) STM and STS we studied the temperature dependence of the LDOS in the range from 4.7 to 35 K. By increasing the temperature the peak within the dip in the LDOS at EF is only affected by thermal broadening.The surface unit cell of the Strontium Ruthenates exhibits a c(2×2) super structure, which is stable from 4.7 K up to room temperature as shown by our atomically resolved LT STM images and room temperature LEED experiments.


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