Thickness dependence of the mobility at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface

C. Bell*, S. Harashima, Y. Hikita, H. Y. Hwang, Chris Bell

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The electronic transport properties of a series of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces were investigated, and a systematic thickness dependence of the sheet resistance and magnetoresistance was found for constant growth conditions. This trend occurs above the critical thickness of four unit cells, below which the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface is not conducting. A dramatic decrease in mobility of the electron gas of nearly two orders of magnitude was observed with increasing LaAlO3 thickness from 5 to 25 unit cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number222111
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • carrier mobility
  • electrical resistivity
  • electron gas
  • interface structure
  • lanthanum compounds
  • magnetoresistance
  • strontium compounds


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