Electric field effects on magnetotransport properties of multiferroic Py/YMnO3/Pt heterostructures

V. Laukhin, X. Martí, V. Skumryev, D. Hrabovsky, F. Sánchez, M. V. García-Cuenca, C. Ferrater, M. Varela, U. Lüders, J. F. Bobo, J. Fontcuberta

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Abstract

We report on the exchange bias between antiferromagnetic and ferroelectric hexagonal YMnO3 epitaxial thin films sandwiched between a metallic electrode (Pt) and a soft ferromagnetic layer (Py). Anisotropic magnetoresistance measurements are performed to monitor the presence of an exchange bias field. When the heterostructure is biased by an electric field, the exchange bias field is suppressed. We discuss the dependence of the observed effect on the amplitude and polarity of the electric field. Particular attention is devoted to the role of current leakage across the ferroelectric layer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-191
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Volume87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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