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On the inter-layer magneto-electric coupling in BiFeO3/SrRuO3 heterostructure

Sil, Anomitra and Wagh, Aditya A and Sharma, Deepak and Ranjan, Rajeev and Kumar, P S Anil (2017) On the inter-layer magneto-electric coupling in BiFeO3/SrRuO3 heterostructure. In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 111 (10).

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Abstract

Interlayer magneto-electric coupling in BiFeO3/SrRuO3 heterostructures was investigated by impedance spectroscopy over a temperature range of 80 K-260 K. In-plane impedance measurements were performed using interdigitated gold electrodes fabricated on the BiFeO3 layer. The Nyquist plots at different temperatures were fitted with an equivalent circuit model of the hetero-structure. A pronounced dip in the temperature coefficient of equivalent-capacitance and a distinct increase in the temperature coefficient of equivalent-resistance of the BiFeO3 layer were observed on cooling across ferromagnetic TC of the bottom SrRuO3 layer. Temperature dependent capacitance (at 0 T magnetic fields) and magneto-capacitance (at 5 T magnetic fields) plots showed anomalies near 160 K. A shift of the hysteresis loop along the magnetization axis in field cooled M-H measurements was also found, which indicates the presence of pinned SrRuO3 moments due to the magnetic interaction at the interface. These observations suggest a strong magneto-electric coupling between the BiFeO3 and SrRuO3 layers of this heterostructure. Published by AIP Publishing.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
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Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2017 06:07
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2017 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57982

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