Magnetic properties of YBCO/LCMO superlattices with and without STO interlayers
Superlattices formed of two antagonic characteristics have been broadly studied in literature mainly in order to clarify the effects of proximity and interface interactions. Here, we present a study of superlattice introducing an insulator between each superconducting and ferromagnetic layer. The electrical insulator STO, YBCO and LCMO layer are deposited by PLD method. The samples with STO show more intergrowth surface morphology, which favors the application providing better contacts between the grains. The magnetic measurements indicated higher Tc values and high anisotropy for SLs with STO, which is dependent on the relative thickness of LCMO and YBCO.