Magnetoelastic coupling in strained La0.7Ca0.3MnO3//BaTiO3 Thin Films

A. Alberca, J. Azpeitia-Urkia, J. Tornos, C. Munuera, F. J. Mompean, N. M. Nemes, C. Leon, A. Hernando, Titusz Fehér, Ferenc Simon, B. J. Kirby, M. R. Fitzsimons, J. Santamaria, M. Garcia-Hernandez

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In this paper, we explore the interfacial effects appearing in highly strained La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 (LCMO) ultra-thin films (10-12nm) grown on BaTiO3 (BTO) ferroelectric substrates. The strong tendency to phase separation of this optimally doped manganite contributes to the exotic phenomena observed in magnetism and transport experiments: the so-called Matteucci magnetic loops, magnetic granularity and a second metal insulator transition are observed between 50K and the LCMO Curie temperature, 180K. All these properties define the multiferroic character of these heterostructures, which in LCMO//BTO system is strongly linked to magnetoelastic coupling.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2013 JSAP-MRS Joint Symposia - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Sep 16 2013Sep 20 2013



  • Magnetic properties
  • Merroelectric
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Alberca, A., Azpeitia-Urkia, J., Tornos, J., Munuera, C., Mompean, F. J., Nemes, N. M., Leon, C., Hernando, A., Fehér, T., Simon, F., Kirby, B. J., Fitzsimons, M. R., Santamaria, J., & Garcia-Hernandez, M. (2014). Magnetoelastic coupling in strained La0.7Ca0.3MnO3//BaTiO3 Thin Films. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1587.