标题：The effect of in-plane strain on the electronic properties of LaAlO3/SrTiO3interface
作者：Du, Yanling ;Wang, Chunlei ;Li, Jichao ;Zhang, Xinhua ;Wang, Funing ;Zhu, Yuanhu ;Yin, Na ;Mei, Liangmo
作者机构：[Du, Yanling ;Wang, Chunlei ;Li, Jichao ;Zhang, Xinhua ;Wang, Funing ;Zhu, Yuanhu ;Yin, Na ;Mei, Liangmo ] School of Physics, Shandong University, Jin 更多
来源：Computational Materials Science
摘要：The density functional theory (DFT) calculations are employed to investigate the effect of in-plane strain on the lattice relaxation and electronic properties of LaAlO3/SrTiO3interface. It is obtained that the in-plane strain influences the lattice relaxation obviously. The distortion of interfacial Ti-O octahedron is enhanced with the increasing of the in-plane compressive strain. The Ti 3dxyorbital at the interface is partly filled and it is the origin of the interfacial two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG). The in-plane strain can effectively modulate the carrier concentration and consequently the conductivity of the 2DEG formed at the interface. In-plane strain may reduce the carrier concentration significantly and induce a metal-insulator transition when the in-plane compressive (tensile) strain is added up to 4.98% (5.29%).
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