Interface ferromagnetism and orbital reconstruction in BiFeO 3-La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructures
Yu, P., J.-S. Lee, S. Okamoto, M.D. Rossell, M. Huijben, C.-H. Yang, Q. He, J.X. Zhang, S.Y. Yang, M.J. Lee, Q.M. Ramasse, R. Erni, Y.-H. Chu, D.A. Arena, C.-C. Kao, L.W. Martin, Ramamoorthy Ramesh
We report the formation of a novel ferromagnetic state in the antiferromagnet BiFeO3 at the interface with ferromagnet La0.7Sr0.3MnO3. Using x-ray magnetic circular dichroism at Mn and Fe L2,3 edges, we discovered that the development of this ferromagnetic spin structure is strongly associated with the onset of a significant exchange bias. Our results demonstrate that the magnetic state is directly related to an electronic orbital reconstruction at the interface, which is supported by the linearly polarized x-ray absorption measurement at the oxygen K edge. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
Physical Review Letters
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