Light illumination produces major, interesting changes of the electrical properties of oxygen deficient La2/3Sr1/3 MnO3 − δ thin films. At small oxygen deficiency, the classical insulator-metal (I − M) transition at a temperature Tp decreases with increasing oxygen deficiency. The low-temperature metallic behavior in darkness shows a persistent increase of the conductivity with light. This photoconductivity increases with oxygen deficiency (from a few to 60%). At large oxygen deficiency, the films are semiconducting in darkness, from helium to room temperature and light induces a transient photoconductivity and a low-temperature I − M transition. The intriguing possibility of collective light induced magnetism is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2001|