Phase diagram of electrostatically doped SrTiO3

Yeonbae Lee, Colin Clement, John Thery Hellerstedt, Joseph Kinney, Laura Kinnischtzke, Xiang Leng, Stephen D Snyder, Allen M Goldman

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Electric double layer transistor configurations have been employed to electrostatically dope single crystals of insulating SrTiO3. Here we report on the results of such doping over broad ranges of temperature and carrier concentration employing an ionic liquid as the gate dielectric. The surprising results are, with increasing carrier concentration, an apparent carrier-density dependent conductor-insulator transition, a regime of the anomalous Hall effect, suggesting magnetic ordering, and finally the appearance of superconductivity. The possible appearance of magnetic order near the boundary between the insulating and superconducting regimes is reminiscent of effects associated with quantum critical behavior in some complex compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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