This study reports the influence of poling a PMN-PT single crystal laminated structure on the magnetic properties of a 35 nm polycrystalline Ni thin film. During the poling process, a large anisotropic remanent strain is developed in the PMN-PT that is transferred to the ferromagnetic film creating a large predefined magnetic anisotropy. Test results show that operating the PMN-PT substrate in the linear regime following poling produces sufficient anisotropic strain to reversibly reorient the magnetization toward an easy axis oriented 90° to the magnetic easy axis induced during poling. The influence of poling prestress on the magnetic anisotropy field, coercive field and magnetic remanence is discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)