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Enhanced magnetoelectric coupling in a composite multiferroic system via interposing a thin film polymer

  • Author(s): Xiao, Z;
  • Mohanchandra, KP;
  • Lo Conte, R;
  • Ty Karaba, C;
  • Schneider, JD;
  • Chavez, A;
  • Tiwari, S;
  • Sohn, H;
  • Nowakowski, ME;
  • Scholl, A;
  • Tolbert, SH;
  • Bokor, J;
  • Carman, GP;
  • Candler, RN
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5007655
Abstract

Enhancing the magnetoelectric coupling in a strain-mediated multiferroic composite structure plays a vital role in controlling magnetism by electric fields. An enhancement of magnetoelastic coupling between ferroelectric single crystal (011)-cut [Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3](1-x)-[PbTiO3]x (PMN-PT, x≈ 0.30) and ferromagnetic polycrystalline Ni thin film through an interposed benzocyclobutene polymer thin film is reported. A nearly twofold increase in sensitivity of remanent magnetization in the Ni thin film to an applied electric field is observed. This observation suggests a viable method of improving the magnetoelectric response in these composite multiferroic systems.

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