Switching of magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial CoFe2O4 thin films induced by SrRuO3 buffer layer

in: Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics (2009)
Gao, Xingsen; Bao, Dinghua; Birajdar, Balaji; Habisreuther, Tobias; Mattheis, Roland; Schubert, Markus Andreas; Alexe, Marin; Hesse, Dietrich
The magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial spinel ferrite CoFe2O4 films grown on SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition can be reoriented by inserting a thin SrRuO3 buffer layer. Without SrRuO3, the CoFe2O4 films show a uniaxial anisotropy with the easy axis perpendicular to the film plane, while inserting a SrRuO3 buffer layer results in the switching of the easy axis into the in-plane orientation. This is associated with a tensile and a compressive strain for the films without and with buffer layer, respectively, which is also correlated with the different density of interfacial misfit dislocations. As a result, the ferrite films can be effectively tailored by using SrRuO3.

Third party cookies & scripts

This site uses cookies. For optimal performance, smooth social media and promotional use, it is recommended that you agree to third party cookies and scripts. This may involve sharing information about your use of the third-party social media, advertising and analytics website.
For more information, see privacy policy and imprint.
Which cookies & scripts and the associated processing of your personal data do you agree with?

You can change your preferences anytime by visiting privacy policy.