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Room temperature ferromagnetic and ferroelectric properties of Bi1-xCaxMnO3 thin films

Pugazhvadivu, KS and Balakrishnan, L and Rao, Mohan G and Tamilarasan, K (2014) Room temperature ferromagnetic and ferroelectric properties of Bi1-xCaxMnO3 thin films. In: AIP ADVANCES, 4 (11).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1063/1.4901184


Bi1-xCaxMnO3 (BCMO) thin films with x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 are successfully deposited on the n-type Si (100) substrate at two different temperatures of 400 degrees C and 800 degrees C using RF magnetron sputtering. The stoichiometry of the films and oxidation state of the elements have been described by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis. Dielectric measurement depicts the insulating property of BCMO films. Magnetic and ferroelectric studies confirm the significant enhancement in spin orientation as well as electric polarization at room temperature due to incorporation of Ca2+ ions into BiMnO3 films. The BCMO (x = 0.2) film grown at 400 degrees C shows better magnetization (M-sat) and polarization (P-s) with the measured values of 869 emu / cc and 6.6 mu(C)/cm(2) respectively than the values of the other prepared films. Thus the realization of room temperature ferromagnetic and ferroelectric ordering in Ca2+ ions substituted BMO films makes potentially interesting for spintronic device applications. (C) 2014 Author(s).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AIP ADVANCES
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, CIRCULATION & FULFILLMENT DIV, 2 HUNTINGTON QUADRANGLE, STE 1 N O 1, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 05:31
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 05:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50580

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