(011) cut xPb(Mg 1/3Nb 2/3)O 3-(1 - x)PbTiO 3 (PMN-PT) ferroelectric crystal is usually used in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic (FE/FM) heterostructures due to its strong voltage-induced anisotropic in-plane strain. (011) PMN-PT crystal includes two in-plane crystal orientations, 100 and 01 - 1, with different piezoelectric strength resulting in anisotropic in-plane strain. Few systematic studies have been conducted to determine the influence of in-plane orientation on magnetoelectric (ME) coupling characteristic in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic composites. In this paper, we report our work to distinguish the contributions of in-plane orientations on electric modulation of magnetic properties. Magneto-optical Kerr effect and propagating spin wave spectroscopy are measured to define the influence of in-plane orientations on electric control of magnetic parameters and spin wave propagation. Magnetoelectric coupling coefficients and frequency modulation coefficients are also calculated.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Aug|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)