Modification of magnetic anisotropy in Ni thin films by poling of (011) PMN-PT piezosubstrates
authors Tkach, A; Kehlberger, A; Buttner, F; Jakob, G; Eisebitt, S; Klaui, M
nationality International
author keywords Artificial multiferroics; magnetoelectric coupling; thin films
abstract This study reports the magnetic and magnetotransport properties of 20nm thick polycrystalline Ni films deposited by magnetron sputtering on unpoled piezoelectric (011) [PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3](0.68)-[PbTiO3](0.32) (PMN-PT) substrates. The magnetoresistance (MR), as well as the magnetization reversal, is found to depend on the polarization state of the piezosubstrate. Upon poling the PMN-PT substrate, which results in a transfer of strain to the Ni film, the MR value decreases by a factor of 12 at room temperature and a factor of 21 at 50K for the current direction along the PMN-PT [100] direction, and slightly increases for the current direction. Simultaneously, a strong increase in the room temperature coercive field value is observed, while the ratio between the remnant and saturation magnetization shows a pronounced minimum for the [100] direction, indicating it as a hard axis, induced by poling the piezosubstrate.
issn 0015-0193
year published 2016
volume 499
issue 1
beginning page 135
ending page 142
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1080/00150193.2016.1167519
web of science category Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Physics, Condensed Matter
subject category Materials Science; Physics
unique article identifier WOS:000379245900018
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