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Title: Electric-field-induced spin disorder-to-order transition near a multiferroic triple phase point

Abstract

Here, the emergence of a triple phase point in a two-dimensional parameter space (such as pressure and temperature) can offer unforeseen opportunities for the coupling of two seemingly independent order parameters. On the basis of this, we demonstrate the electric control of magnetic order by manipulating chemical pressure: lanthanum substitution in the antiferromagnetic ferroelectric BiFeO 3. Our demonstration relies on the finding that a multiferroic triple phase point of a single spin-disordered phase and two spin-ordered phases emerges near room temperature in Bi 0.9La 0.1FeO 3 ferroelectric thin films. By using spatially resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, we provide direct evidence that the electric poling of a particular region of the compound near the triple phase point results in an antiferromagnetic phase while adjacent unpoled regions remain magnetically disordered, opening a promising avenue for magnetoelectric applications at room temperature.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [5];  [6];  [3];  [7]; ORCiD logo [3];  [2];  [6];  [5];  [5];  [8]
  1. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon (Republic of Korea)
  2. Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW (Australia)
  3. Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Gyeongnam (Republic of Korea)
  4. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  6. Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Gyeongbuk (Republic of Korea)
  7. POSTECH, Gyeongbuk (Republic of Korea)
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon (Republic of Korea); KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury, Daejeon (Republic of Korea)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1353100
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1745-2473
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Jang, Byung -Kweon, Lee, Jin Hong, Chu, Kanghyun, Sharma, Pankaj, Kim, Gi -Yeop, Ko, Kyung -Tae, Kim, Kwang -Eun, Kim, Yong -Jin, Kang, Kyungrok, Jang, Han -Byul, Jang, Hoyoung, Jung, Min Hwa, Song, Kyung, Koo, Tae Yeong, Choi, Si -Young, Seidel, Jan, Jeong, Yoon Hee, Ohldag, Hendrik, Lee, Jun -Sik, and Yang, Chan -Ho. Electric-field-induced spin disorder-to-order transition near a multiferroic triple phase point. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1038/NPHYS3902.
Jang, Byung -Kweon, Lee, Jin Hong, Chu, Kanghyun, Sharma, Pankaj, Kim, Gi -Yeop, Ko, Kyung -Tae, Kim, Kwang -Eun, Kim, Yong -Jin, Kang, Kyungrok, Jang, Han -Byul, Jang, Hoyoung, Jung, Min Hwa, Song, Kyung, Koo, Tae Yeong, Choi, Si -Young, Seidel, Jan, Jeong, Yoon Hee, Ohldag, Hendrik, Lee, Jun -Sik, & Yang, Chan -Ho. Electric-field-induced spin disorder-to-order transition near a multiferroic triple phase point. United States. doi:10.1038/NPHYS3902.
Jang, Byung -Kweon, Lee, Jin Hong, Chu, Kanghyun, Sharma, Pankaj, Kim, Gi -Yeop, Ko, Kyung -Tae, Kim, Kwang -Eun, Kim, Yong -Jin, Kang, Kyungrok, Jang, Han -Byul, Jang, Hoyoung, Jung, Min Hwa, Song, Kyung, Koo, Tae Yeong, Choi, Si -Young, Seidel, Jan, Jeong, Yoon Hee, Ohldag, Hendrik, Lee, Jun -Sik, and Yang, Chan -Ho. Mon . "Electric-field-induced spin disorder-to-order transition near a multiferroic triple phase point". United States. doi:10.1038/NPHYS3902. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353100.
@article{osti_1353100,
title = {Electric-field-induced spin disorder-to-order transition near a multiferroic triple phase point},
author = {Jang, Byung -Kweon and Lee, Jin Hong and Chu, Kanghyun and Sharma, Pankaj and Kim, Gi -Yeop and Ko, Kyung -Tae and Kim, Kwang -Eun and Kim, Yong -Jin and Kang, Kyungrok and Jang, Han -Byul and Jang, Hoyoung and Jung, Min Hwa and Song, Kyung and Koo, Tae Yeong and Choi, Si -Young and Seidel, Jan and Jeong, Yoon Hee and Ohldag, Hendrik and Lee, Jun -Sik and Yang, Chan -Ho},
abstractNote = {Here, the emergence of a triple phase point in a two-dimensional parameter space (such as pressure and temperature) can offer unforeseen opportunities for the coupling of two seemingly independent order parameters. On the basis of this, we demonstrate the electric control of magnetic order by manipulating chemical pressure: lanthanum substitution in the antiferromagnetic ferroelectric BiFeO3. Our demonstration relies on the finding that a multiferroic triple phase point of a single spin-disordered phase and two spin-ordered phases emerges near room temperature in Bi0.9La0.1FeO3 ferroelectric thin films. By using spatially resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, we provide direct evidence that the electric poling of a particular region of the compound near the triple phase point results in an antiferromagnetic phase while adjacent unpoled regions remain magnetically disordered, opening a promising avenue for magnetoelectric applications at room temperature.},
doi = {10.1038/NPHYS3902},
journal = {Nature Physics},
number = 2,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}

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