Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

2003

Document Type

Article

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 68, 134415

Comments

Used by permission.

Abstract

A ferroelectric field effect approach is presented for modulating magnetism in the colossal magnetoresistive oxide La1-xSrxMnO3 (LSMO). The ferromagnetic Curie temperature of ultrathin LSMO films was shifted by 35 K reversibly using the polarization field of the ferroelectric oxide Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 in a field effect structure. This shift was also observed in magnetoresistance measurements, with the maximum magnetoresistance ratio at 6 T increasing from 64% to 77%. This model system approach does not introduce substitutional disorder or structural distortion, demonstrating that regulating the carrier concentration alone changes the magnetic phase transition temperature and leads to colossal effects.

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