Goswami, Sudipta and Dey, Koushik and Chakraborty, Supriyo and Giri, Saurav and Chowdhury, Ujjal and Bhattacharya, Dipten (2020) Large Magnetoelectric Coupling in the Thin Film of Multiferroic CuO. ACS Omega, 5 (36). pp. 22883-22890. ISSN 2470-1343

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We report observation of large magnetoelectric coupling in an epitaxial thin film of multiferroic CuO grown on the (100)MgO substrate by the pulsed laser deposition technique. The film is characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and Raman spectrometry. The crystallographic structure of the film turns out to be monoclinic (space group C2/c) with 111]CuO parallel to100]MgO ``out-of-plane'' epitaxy and ``in-plane'' domain structure. The lattice misfit strain is found to vary within +/- 1-3%. The dc resistivity, magnetization, dielectric spectroscopy, and remanent ferroeletric polarization have been measured across 80-300 K. The dielectric constant is found to decrease by >20% under a moderate magnetic field of similar to 18 kOe while the remanent ferroelectric polarization, emerging at the onset of magnetic transition (T-N similar to 175 K), decreases by nearly 50% under similar to 18 kOe field. These results could assume importance as the strain-free bulk CuO does not exhibit magnetoelectric coupling within such magnetic field regime. The strain-induced large magnetoelectric coupling in the CuO thin film would generate new possibility of further strain tuning to observe room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroicity suitable for scores of applications such as memories, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, generators, amplifiers, and so forth.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 11:47
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 11:47
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4878

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