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Title: Anisotropic superconductivity induced by periodic multiferroic domain patterns

Abstract

Abstract The competition between order parameters, such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, and superconductivity, is one of the most fascinating topics in condensed matter physics. Here, we report intriguing anisotropic superconductivity in YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 −  x films induced by a multiferroic, BiFeO 3 , with periodic domain patterns. The anisotropic superconductivity was investigated by transport measurements and supported by phase-field simulations, and then the detailed local electronic structures were revealed by cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy. We found that the oxygen redistribution in YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 −  x modulated by the ferroelectric polarization in BiFeO 3 was the key mechanism driving this anisotropic superconductivity. The presented heteroarchitecture of a high-temperature superconductor and a domain-engineered multiferroic provides a new approach to tune superconductivity and offers potential advantages for the design of future multifunctional devices.

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Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1619664
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1600473
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46417
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
NPG Asia Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: NPG Asia Materials Journal Volume: 11 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1884-4049
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
Japan
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; magneto restrictive behavior ferromagnetic morphotropic

Citation Formats

Huang, Yen-Lin, Huang, Bo-Chao, Wang, Yan-Ting, Xue, Fei, Lin, Jheng-Cyuan, Liu, Heng-Jui, Huang, Rong, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chang, Chia-Seng, Chen, Long-Qing, Chiu, Ya-Ping, and Chu, Ying-Hao. Anisotropic superconductivity induced by periodic multiferroic domain patterns. Japan: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41427-019-0178-y.
Huang, Yen-Lin, Huang, Bo-Chao, Wang, Yan-Ting, Xue, Fei, Lin, Jheng-Cyuan, Liu, Heng-Jui, Huang, Rong, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chang, Chia-Seng, Chen, Long-Qing, Chiu, Ya-Ping, & Chu, Ying-Hao. Anisotropic superconductivity induced by periodic multiferroic domain patterns. Japan. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41427-019-0178-y
Huang, Yen-Lin, Huang, Bo-Chao, Wang, Yan-Ting, Xue, Fei, Lin, Jheng-Cyuan, Liu, Heng-Jui, Huang, Rong, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chang, Chia-Seng, Chen, Long-Qing, Chiu, Ya-Ping, and Chu, Ying-Hao. Fri . "Anisotropic superconductivity induced by periodic multiferroic domain patterns". Japan. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41427-019-0178-y.
@article{osti_1619664,
title = {Anisotropic superconductivity induced by periodic multiferroic domain patterns},
author = {Huang, Yen-Lin and Huang, Bo-Chao and Wang, Yan-Ting and Xue, Fei and Lin, Jheng-Cyuan and Liu, Heng-Jui and Huang, Rong and Lin, Jiunn-Yuan and Chang, Chia-Seng and Chen, Long-Qing and Chiu, Ya-Ping and Chu, Ying-Hao},
abstractNote = {Abstract The competition between order parameters, such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, and superconductivity, is one of the most fascinating topics in condensed matter physics. Here, we report intriguing anisotropic superconductivity in YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 −  x films induced by a multiferroic, BiFeO 3 , with periodic domain patterns. The anisotropic superconductivity was investigated by transport measurements and supported by phase-field simulations, and then the detailed local electronic structures were revealed by cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy. We found that the oxygen redistribution in YBa 2 Cu 3 O 7 −  x modulated by the ferroelectric polarization in BiFeO 3 was the key mechanism driving this anisotropic superconductivity. The presented heteroarchitecture of a high-temperature superconductor and a domain-engineered multiferroic provides a new approach to tune superconductivity and offers potential advantages for the design of future multifunctional devices.},
doi = {10.1038/s41427-019-0178-y},
journal = {NPG Asia Materials},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {Japan},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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