The strain effects on the electronic structures of La0.67Ca 0.33MnO3 (LCMO) and La0.8Ba 0.2MnO3 (LBMO) thin films have been studied by O K-edge x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. For LCMO, the first-principles calculations reveal that the features in the XANES spectra are associated with hybridized states between O 2p and Mn minority-spin 3d t 2g and eg, La 5d/Ca 3d, and Mn 4s/Ca 4p states. An analysis of these features shows that the tensile strain decreases substantially La-O and Ca-O hybridization and TC for LCMO. For LBMO, the small compressive strain enhances slightly La-O and Ba-O hybridization and T C.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 31 Aug 2006|