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Title: Relaxor Ferroelectricity and Magnetoelectric Coupling in ZnO-Co Nanocomposite Thin Films: Beyond Multiferroic Composites
Authors: Li, Danying ×
Zeng, Yujia
Batuk, D
Pereira, Lino
Ye, Z Z
Fleischmann, Claudia
Menghini, Mariela Andrea
Nikitenko, S
Hadermann, Jan
Temst, Kristiaan
Vantomme, André
Van Bael, Margriet
Locquet, Jean-Pierre
Van Haesendonck, Chris #
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES vol:6 issue:7 pages:4737-4742
Abstract: ZnO-Co nanocomposite thin films are synthesized by combination of pulsed laser deposition of ZnO and Co ion implantation. Both superparamagnetism and relaxor ferroelectricity as well as magnetoelectric coupling in the nanocomposites have been demonstrated. The unexpected relaxor ferroelectricity is believed to be the result of the local lattice distortion induced by the incorporation of the Co nanoparticles. Magnetoelectric coupling can be attributed to the interaction between the electric dipole moments and the magnetic moments, which are both induced by the incorporation of Co. The introduced ZnO-Co nanocomposite thin films are different from conventional strain-mediated multiferroic composites.
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ISSN: 1944-8244
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
Muziek LUCA-Faculteit Kunsten
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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