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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(1): 017503    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/1/017503

Multiferroic and enhanced microwave absorption induced by complex oxide interfaces

Cuimei Cao(曹翠梅)1, Chunhui Dong(董春晖)2, Jinli Yao(幺金丽)1, Changjun Jiang(蒋长军)1
1 Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
2 School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
Abstract  NiFe2O4 (NFO)/ZnO composite nanoparticles with different ZnO components were investigated, which were prepared by a simple wet chemical route method. The magnetoelectric coupling between magnetostriction from NFO and piezoelectricity from ZnO was induced by the surface coating NFO nanoparticles of ZnO layer, NFO/ZnO composite showed ferroelectric properties and the remanent electric polarization reached 0.08 μC/cm. Moreover, the changes of resistance at different room temperatures reached about 2% under 3 T magnetic fields comparing with that of zero magnetic fields. Furthermore, multiferroic NFO/ZnO resulted in enhancement of microwave absorption due to magnetoelectric coupling.
Keywords:  magnetostrictive      piezoelectricity      microwave absorption      magnetoelectric coupling  
Received:  01 April 2017      Revised:  11 September 2017      Published:  05 January 2018
PACS:  75.80.+q (Magnetomechanical effects, magnetostriction)  
  77.84.-s (Dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and antiferroelectric materials)  
  84.90.+a (Other topics in electronics, radiowave and microwave technology, and direct energy conversion and storage)  
  75.85.+t (Magnetoelectric effects, multiferroics)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51671099, 11374131, and 51501081).
Corresponding Authors:  Changjun Jiang     E-mail:

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Cuimei Cao(曹翠梅), Chunhui Dong(董春晖), Jinli Yao(幺金丽), Changjun Jiang(蒋长军) Multiferroic and enhanced microwave absorption induced by complex oxide interfaces 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 017503

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