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Title: Reversible Control of Interfacial Magnetism through Ionic-Liquid-Assisted Polarization Switching

The ability to control magnetism of materials via electric field enables a myriad of technological innovations in information storage, sensing, and computing. In this paper, we use ionic-liquid-assisted ferroelectric switching to demonstrate reversible modulation of interfacial magnetism in a multiferroic heterostructure composed of ferromagnetic (FM) La 0.8Sr 0.2MnO 3 and ferroelectric (FE) PbZr 0.2Ti 0.8O 3. It is shown that ionic liquids can be used to persistently and reversibly switch a large area of a FE film. Finally, this is a prerequisite for polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR) studies that are conducted to directly probe magnetoelectric coupling of the FE polarization to the interfacial magnetization.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1530-6984
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ferroelectric field effect; ionic liquid gating; Magnetoelectric coupling; polarized neutron reflectometry; strongly correlated oxide
OSTI Identifier:
1343529