Date Thesis Awarded
Bachelors of Science (BS)
M. Mumtaz Qazilbash
R. A. Lukaszew
Mark K. Hinders
My project explored the impact of temperature and annealing on the optical constants of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LSMO) films grown on a lanthanum aluminate (LAO) substrate. This was done with infrared and optical spectroscopy, which allows us to measure the complex dielectric function of the material. Both the substrate and the film-substrate system have been modeled in order to closely examine the properties of annealed and unannealed LSMO. The Jahn-Teller energy splitting was measured, and an additional feature in the unannealed film conductivity allowed the Hund's coupling energy to be deduced directly.
Branagan, Daniel Robert, "Electrodynamics of Annealed and Unannealed La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Thin FIlms" (2012). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 510.
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