We studied the ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties of compressive strained and unstrained BiMnO3 thin films grown by rf-magnetron sputtering. BiMnO3 samples exhibit a two-dimensional cube-on-cube growth mode and a pseudo-cubic structure up to a thickness of 15 nm and of 25 nm when deposited on (001) SrTiO3 and (110) DyScO3, respectively. Above these thicknesses, we observe a switching to a three-dimensional island growth mode and a simultaneous structural change to a (00l) oriented monoclinic unit cell. While ferromagnetism is observed below a T-C approximate to 100K for all samples, signatures of room temperature ferroelectricity were found only in the pseudo-cubic ultra-thin films, indicating a correlation between electronic and structural orders.

Ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity in epitaxial BiMnO3 ultra-thin films

DE LUCA, GABRIELLA MARIA;DI CAPUA, ROBERTO;
2013

Abstract

We studied the ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties of compressive strained and unstrained BiMnO3 thin films grown by rf-magnetron sputtering. BiMnO3 samples exhibit a two-dimensional cube-on-cube growth mode and a pseudo-cubic structure up to a thickness of 15 nm and of 25 nm when deposited on (001) SrTiO3 and (110) DyScO3, respectively. Above these thicknesses, we observe a switching to a three-dimensional island growth mode and a simultaneous structural change to a (00l) oriented monoclinic unit cell. While ferromagnetism is observed below a T-C approximate to 100K for all samples, signatures of room temperature ferroelectricity were found only in the pseudo-cubic ultra-thin films, indicating a correlation between electronic and structural orders.
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