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Change in the Magnetic Structure of (Bi,Sm)FeO3 Thin Films at the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Probed by Neutron Diffraction

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Author(s)

Shingo Maruyama, Varatharajan Anbusathaiah, Amy Fennell, Mechthild Enderle, Ichiro Takeuchi, William D. Ratcliff

Abstract

We report on the evolution of the magnetic structure of BiFeO3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 substrates as a function of Sm doping. We determined the magnetic structure using neutron diffration. We found that as Sm increases, the magnetic structure evolves from a cycloid to a G-type antiferromagnet at the morphotropic phase boundary, where there is a large piezoelectric response due to an electric-field induced structural transition. The occurrence of the magnetic structural transition at the morphotropic phase boundary offers another route towards room temperature multiferroic devices.
Citation
APL Materials
Volume
2
Issue
11

Keywords

magnetism, multiferroic

Citation

Maruyama, S. , Anbusathaiah, V. , Fennell, A. , Enderle, M. , Takeuchi, I. and Ratcliff, W. (2014), Change in the Magnetic Structure of (Bi,Sm)FeO<sub>3</sub> Thin Films at the Morphotropic Phase Boundary Probed by Neutron Diffraction, APL Materials, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=915995 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created October 31, 2014, Updated October 12, 2021