|Title||SrGa0.7Co0.3O3-delta perovskite-cobalt oxide-metal nanocomposite films: magnetic and optical properties|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Sun, XYin, Veis, M, Kousal, J, Jesenska, E, Zhang, C, Aimon, NM, Goto, T, Onbasli, MC, Kim, DHun, Choi, HKyoon, Ross, CA|
Two-phase nanocomposite films consisting of metallic Co nanoparticles below 50 nm diameter in a perovskite matrix were grown by pulsed laser deposition onto (LaAlO3)(0.3)(Sr2AlTaO6)(0.7) (LSAT) and silicon substrates from a target of SrGa0.73Co0.27O3. The particles made up about 6% by volume of the film and were present within the film and at the substrate interface. The saturation magnetization of the film was up to 85 emu cm(-3) at 80 nm thickness and the Faraday rotation (FR) tracked the out-of-plane hysteresis loop, reaching 3000 deg cm(-1) at 10 kOe for 1550 nm wavelength. The magneto-optical figure of merit defined as FR divided by optical absorption was 0.04-0.06 deg dB(-1) due to the high optical absorption of the Co particles.