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Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal

Magnetostriction in epitaxial SrTi(1-x)Fe(x)O(3-δ) perovskite films with x = 0.13 and 0.35.


PMID 23178936

Abstract

The crystal structure, magnetic anisotropy and magnetoelasticity of epitaxial SrTi(0.87)Fe(0.13)O(3-δ) (STF13) and SrTi(0.65)Fe(0.35)O(3-δ) (STF35) films grown on (001), (011), and (111) oriented SrTiO(3) substrates were investigated. The films grew with compressive in-plane strain and underwent tetragonal, monoclinic, and rhombohedral distortions on the (001), (011), and (111) substrates, respectively. All samples showed room temperature magnetic hysteresis loops with strong out-of-plane anisotropy. The resulting magnetoelastic anisotropy was an order of magnitude greater than the magnetocrystalline and shape anisotropies. Magnetoelastic coefficients of B(1) =- 6.7 × 10(6) and B(2) =- 28 to -26 × 10(6) erg cm(-3) for STF13 and B(1) =- 2.0 × 10(6) and B(2) =- 5.4 to -3.9 × 10(6) erg cm(-3) for STF35 were determined from the magnetic anisotropy and lattice strain, corresponding to magnetostriction constants of λ(100) = 2.09 × 10(-6) and λ(111) = 7.68 × 10(-6) for STF13, and λ(100) = 0.62 × 10(-6) and λ(111) = 1.07 × 10(-6) for STF35.

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