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Title: Ferromagnetic-nonmagnetic and metal-insulator phase transitions at the interfaces of KTaO{sub 3} and PbTiO{sub 3}

We studied the electronic and magnetic properties of hole doped KTaO{sub 3}/PbTiO{sub 3} interface using density functional theory methods. Ferromagnetic-nonmagnetic phase transition and metal-insulator phase transition occur simultaneously at the interface with ferroelectric polarization reversal. Furthermore, these two transitions are coupled with each other because hole doping with large concentration of holes gives rise to ferromagnetism. The interfacial magnetization, which is proportional to hole concentration at the interface, can be tuned by ferroelectric polarization, leading to strong intrinsic magnetoelectric effect at the interface of originally nonmagnetic KTaO{sub 3} and PbTiO{sub 3}.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22305828
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; FERROMAGNETISM; INTERFACES; LEAD COMPOUNDS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; METALS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; POLARIZATION; POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS; P-TYPE CONDUCTORS; TANTALATES; TITANATES