Publication
Title
Relaxor ferroelectricity and magnetoelectric coupling in ZnOCo nanocomposite thin films : beyond multiferroic composites
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Abstract
ZnOCo 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 ZnOCo nanocomposite thin films are different from conventional strain-mediated multiferroic composites.
Language
English
Source (journal)
ACS applied materials and interfaces
Publication
2014
ISSN
1944-8244
Volume/pages
6:7(2014), p. 4737-4742
ISI
000334572800018
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 02.06.2014
Last edited 17.06.2017
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