Structural control of magnetic anisotropy in a strain-driven multiferroic EuTiO3 thin film

X. Ke, T. Birol, R. Misra, J. H. Lee, B. J. Kirby, D. G. Schlom, C. J. Fennie, J. W. Freeland

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Octahedral distortion plays a key role in engineering the physical properties of heterostructures composed of perovskite oxides. We observe a strong in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in a strain-enabled multiferroic EuTiO3 thin film epitaxially grown on a (110)o DyScO 3 substrate. First-principles calculations show that the magnetic anisotropy is closely correlated with the uniaxial TiO6 octahedral tilting and the ferroelectric polarization of the film, indicating potential strong magnetoelectric coupling in the strain-engineered multiferroic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094434
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 26 2013

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