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Perpendicular Local Magnetization Under Voltage Control in Ni Films on Ferroelectric BaTiO

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404799 DOI Help
PMID: 25640672 PMID Help

Authors: Massimo Ghidini (University of Cambridge) , Francesco Maccherozzi (Diamond Light Source) , Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge) , Lee Phillips (University of Cambridge) , Wenjing Yan (University of Cambridge) , Jordane Soussi (University of Cambridge) , Nicolas M├ętallier (University of Cambridge) , Mary Vickers (University of Cambridge) , Nina -j. Steinke (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; ISIS) , Rhodri Mansell (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge) , Crispin Barnes (University of Cambridge) , Sarnjeet Dhesi (Diamond Light Source) , Neil Mathur (University of Cambridge)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Advanced Materials

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 8325

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Abstract: High-resolution magnetoelectric imaging is used to demonstrate electrical control of the perpendicular local magnetization associated with 125 nm-wide magnetic stripe domains in 100-nm-thick Ni films. This magnetoelectric coupling is achieved in zero magnetic field using strain from ferroelectric BaTiO3 substrates to control perpendicular anisotropy imposed by the growth stress. These findings may be exploited for perpendicular recording in nanopatterned hybrid media.

Journal Keywords: Electrical Control Of Magnetism; Magnetoelectrics

Subject Areas: Materials


Instruments: I06-Nanoscience