Magnetotunneling Experiments Using La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Based Break Junctions
J. Baszyński and T. Toliński
Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland
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The La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 perovskite is a ferromagnetic half-metal with a strong spin polarization and high Curie temperature TC (355K). We have shown that a combination of the break junction technique with the special properties of the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 perovskite can lead to extremely high values of tunneling magnetoresistance ratio (> 103%) and high field sensitivity (30%/Oe). These results are obtained in magnetic fields below 1kOe and at room temperature.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.98.567
PACS numbers: 73.40.Gk, 75.30.Vn