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Interface dominated biferroic $La_{0.6}Sr_{0.4}MnO_3 /0.7Pb(Mg_{1/3}Nb_{2/3})O_3-0.3PbTiO_3$ epitaxial superlattices

Chaudhuri, Ayan Roy and Ranjith, R and Krupanidhi, SB and Mangalam, RVK and Sundaresan, A (2007) Interface dominated biferroic $La_{0.6}Sr_{0.4}MnO_3 /0.7Pb(Mg_{1/3}Nb_{2/3})O_3-0.3PbTiO_3$ epitaxial superlattices. In: Applied Physics Letters, 90 (12). 122902-1-122902-3.

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Superlattices composed of ferromagnetic $La_{0.6}Sr_{0.4}MnO_3$ and ferroelectric $0.7Pb(Mg_{1/3}Nb_{2/3})O_3-0.3(PbTiO_3)$ layers were fabricated on (100) $LaAlO_3$ substrates by pulsed laser deposition technique. The ferromagnetic and frequency independent ferroelectric hysteresis characteristics established the biferroic nature of the superlattices. Influence of magnetic field was observed in tuning the P-E characteristics of the superlattices. A similar effect was observed on application of a high dc electric field to the samples. The nature of the observed ferroelectric properties and their modulation by applied magnetic and electric fields were thus discussed in connection to the ferroelectric/ferromagnetic interfaces.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 06:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11338

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