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Hybrid Ferromagnetic/Ferroelectric Materials

  • Sebastiaan van DijkenEmail author
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Abstract

Studies of coupled magnetic and ferroelectric phases have significantly intensified in the last decade, motivated by fundamental questions about ferroic order coexistence and their potential for nanoelectronics. Hybrid ferromagnetic/ferroelectric materials in which magnetoelectric interactions arise from charge modulation, exchange coupling, or strain transfer at composite interfaces are particularly promising because they allow for electric-field control of magnetism at temperatures that are compatible with practical device applications. In this chapter, recent developments in this field are reviewed, with emphasis on magnetoelectric coupling in thin-film heterostructures, ferromagnetic/ferroelectric domain interactions, and electronic transport in ferroelectric tunnel junctions.

Keywords

Magnetic Anisotropy Exchange Bias Domain Pattern Ferroelectric Polarization Ferromagnetic Film 
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List of Abbreviations

FMR

Ferromagnetic resonance

FTJ

Ferroelectric tunnel junction

ME

Magnetoelectric

MERAM

Magnetoelectric random access memory

MRAM

Magnetic random access memory

MTJ

Magnetic tunnel junction

PEEM

Photoemission electron microscopy

PFM

Piezoresponse force microscopy

SQUID

Superconducting quantum interference device

STT

Spin transfer torque

TER

Tunneling electroresistance

TMR

Tunneling magnetoresistance

VSM

Vibrating sample magnetometry

XANES

X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy

XMCD

X-ray magnetic circular dichroism

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author thanks Kévin Franke and Tuomas Lahtinen for their contribution to the figures and John Burton, Evgeny Tsymbal, Chang-Beom Eom, Marin Alexe, Vincent Garcia, and Manuel Bibes for providing data. Financial support from the European Research Council (ERC-2012-StG 307502-E-CONTROL) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NanoSpin, Department of Applied PhysicsAalto University, School of ScienceAaltoFinland

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