We report on the growth of epitaxial Fe1+Î´Se0.5Te0.5thin films on 0Â°, 5Â°, 10Â°, 15Â° and 20Â° vicinal cut CaF2single crystals by pulsed laser deposition. In situ electron and ex situ x-ray diffraction studies reveal a tilted growth of the Fe1+Î´Se0.5Te0.5films, whereby under optimized deposition conditions the c-axis alignment coincides with the substrate  tilted axis up to a vicinal angle of 10Â°. Atomic force microscopy shows a flat island growth for all films. From resistivity measurements in longitudinal and transversal directions, the ab- and c-axis components of resistivity are derived and the mass anisotropy parameter is determined. Analysis of the critical current density indicates that no effective c-axis correlated defects are generated by vicinal growth, and pinning by normal point core defects dominates. However, for H||ab the effective pinning centers change from surface defects to point core defects near the superconducting transition due to the vicinal cut. Furthermore, we show in angular-dependent critical current density data a shift of the ab-planes maxima position with the magnetic field strength.
|Titolo:||Deposition and properties of Fe(Se,Te) thin films on vicinal CaF2substrates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|