Magnetic-field-induced electric polarization in multiferroic nanostructures

Ce Wen Nan*, Gang Liu, Yuanhua Lin, Haydn Chen

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Magnetic-field-induced electric polarization in nanostructured multiferroic composite films was studied by using the Green's function approach. The calculations showed that large magnetic-field-induced polarization could be produced in multiferroic nanostructures due to enhanced elastic coupling interaction. Especially, the 1-3 type films with ferromagnetic nanopillars embedded in a ferroelectric matrix exhibited large magnetic-field-induced polarization responses, while the 2-2 type films with ferroelectric and ferromagnetic nanolaminates showed much weaker magnetoelectric coupling and lower magnetic induced polarization due to large in-plane constraint effect, which was in agreement with the recent observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number197203
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - 20 May 2005

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