TITLE

Control of magnetism across metal to insulator transitions

AUTHOR(S)
de la Venta, J.; Wang, Siming; Ramirez, J. G.; Schuller, Ivan K.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/25/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 12, p122404
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Magnetic properties (coercivity and magnetization) of ferromagnetic films are strongly affected by the proximity to materials that undergo a metal to insulator transition. Here, we show that stress associated with structural changes across the metal-insulator phase transition in VO2 and V2O3 produces a magnetoelastic anisotropy in ferromagnetic films (Co and Ni) deposited on top of the oxides. The changes in coercivity are as large as 168% and occur in a very narrow temperature range. This effect can be controlled and inverted by the thickness and the deposition temperature of the ferromagnetic films, which is very flexible for important technological applications.
ACCESSION #
86446869

 

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