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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(9): 097506    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/9/097506
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW — Spin manipulation in solids
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Magnetism manipulation in ferromagnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures by electric field induced strain

Xiaobin Guo(郭晓斌), Dong Li(李栋), Li Xi(席力)
Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China

Magnetization manipulation by an electric field (E-field) in ferromagnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures has attracted increasing attention because of the potential applications in novel magnetoelectric devices and spintronic devices, due to the ultra-low power consumption of the process. In this review, we summarize the recent progress in E-field controlled magnetism in ferromagnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures with an emphasis on strain-mediated converse magnetoelectric coupling. Firstly, we briefly review the history, the underlying theory of the magnetoelectric coupling mechanism, and the current status of research. Secondly, we illustrate the competitive energy relationship and volatile magnetization switching under an E-field. We then discuss E-field modified ferroelastic domain states and recent progress in non-volatile manipulation of magnetic properties. Finally, we present the pure E-field controlled 180° in-plane magnetization reversal and both E-field and current modified 180° perpendicular magnetization reversal.

Keywords:  electric field      volatile and non-volatile      magnetization switching  
Received:  27 April 2018      Revised:  09 June 2018      Published:  05 September 2018
PACS:  75.85.+t (Magnetoelectric effects, multiferroics)  
  77.55.Nv (Multiferroic/magnetoelectric films) (Strain and interface effects)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51671098) and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University, China (Grant No. IRT16R35).

Corresponding Authors:  Li Xi     E-mail:

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Xiaobin Guo(郭晓斌), Dong Li(李栋), Li Xi(席力) Magnetism manipulation in ferromagnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures by electric field induced strain 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 097506

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