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Title: Electric-field-induced magnetization changes in Co/Al2O 3 granular multilayers
Authors: Sahadevan, A.M.
Kalitsov, A.
Kalon, G. 
Bhatia, C.S. 
Velev, J.
Yang, H. 
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2013
Citation: Sahadevan, A.M., Kalitsov, A., Kalon, G., Bhatia, C.S., Velev, J., Yang, H. (2013-01-24). Electric-field-induced magnetization changes in Co/Al2O 3 granular multilayers. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 87 (1) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We study experimentally the effect of electric field on the magnetization of Co/Al2O3 granular multilayers. We observe two distinct regimes: (a) low-field regime when the net magnetization of the system changes in a reversible way with the applied electric field and (b) high-field regime when the magnetization decreases irreversibly. The former is attributed to the changes in the relative 3d-orbital occupation of the minority and majority bands in the Co granules. A theoretical model has been developed to explain the electric-field-induced changes in the band structure of the granular system and hence the magnetic moment. The latter result may be understood assuming the electric field induces oxygen migration from Al2O3 to the Co granules, since an increase in oxidation state of the Co granules is shown, through ab initio calculations, to give rise to a reduced magnetization of the system. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
ISSN: 10980121
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.014425
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