Room temperature multiferroic heterostructure: Nd: BiFeO3/YMnO3

Hongyang Zhao, Hideo Kimura*, Zhenxiang Cheng, Xiaolin Wang, Qiwen Yao, Minoru Osada, Baowen Li

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In order to search candidate multiferroics, a heterostructure of Nd:BiFeO3/YMnO3 (BFO/YMO) was designed. It was fabricated using a pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method on (111) Nb: SrTiO3 substrate through layer-by-layer growth. The particularly interesting phases for Nd:BiFeO3 (P4mm) and YMnO3 (hexagonal and orthorhombic) were observed. This film has a high ferromagnetic Curie temperature at 420 K. The ferroelectric domain switching was observed and it exhibited large electromechanical coupling with maximum d33∼73 pm/V at 10 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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