Magnetostatic Coupling in CoFe2O4/Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3 Magnetoelectric Composite Thin Films of 2-2 Type Structure
- Received Date: 2011-11-03
Abstract: CoFe2O4/Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3 (CFO/PZT) magnetoelectric composite thin films of 2-2 type structure had been prepared onto Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrate by a sol-gel process and spin coat-ing technique. The structure of the prepared thin film is substrate/PZT/CFO/PZT/CFO. Two CFO ferromagnetic layers are separated from each other by a thin PZT layer. The upper CFO layer is magnetostatically coupled with the lower CFO layer. Subsequent scan-ning electron microscopy (SEM) investigations show that the prepared thin films exhibit good morphologies and compact structure, and cross-sectional micrographs clearly display a multilayered nanostructure of multilayered thin films. The composite thin films exhibit both good magnetic and ferroelectric properties. The spacing between ferromagnetic layers can be varied by adjusting the thickness of intermediate PZT layer. It is found that the strength of magnetostatic coupling has a great impact on magnetoelectric properties of composite thin films, i.e., the magnetoelectric voltage coefficient of composite thin film tends to increase with the decreasing of pacing between two neighboring CFO ferromagnetic layers as a result of magnetostatic coupling effect.
|Citation:||Yu-dong Xu, Lei Wang, Min Shi, Hai-lin Su, Guang Wu. Magnetostatic Coupling in CoFe2O4/Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3 Magnetoelectric Composite Thin Films of 2-2 Type Structure[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2012, 25(1): 115-119. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/25/01/115-119|