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Strain mediated magnetoelectric coupling in a NiFe2O4-BaTiO3 multiferroic composite

Gorige, Venkataiah and Kati, Raju and Yoon, DH and Kumar, Anil PS (2016) Strain mediated magnetoelectric coupling in a NiFe2O4-BaTiO3 multiferroic composite. In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 49 (40).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/49/40/405001


In this paper we demonstrate significant magnetoelectric coupling in ferrimagnetic, NiFe2O4, and ferroelectric, BaTiO3, multiferroic composite bulk materials by measuring temperature dependent magnetization. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy data show that the two phases coexist with a highly crystalline and sharp interface without any detectable impurities, which enables significant magnetoelectric (ME) coupling. The temperature dependent magnetization data of the composite clearly show the jumps in magnetization curves at the structural phase transitions of BaTiO3, thereby indicating their origin in ME coupling. The change in coercivity of composite sample in different ferroelectric phases of BaTiO3 has been observed compared to the NiFe2O4 sample. The different lattice strains corresponding to different ferroelectric phases of BaTiO3 could be the driving force for modulating the magnetization and coercivity of the composite material. This is clear evidence of strain mediated ME coupling in ferrimagnetic and ferroelectric composite materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IOP PUBLISHING LTD, TEMPLE CIRCUS, TEMPLE WAY, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 05:05
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 05:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55217

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