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Strain-Induced Ferromagnetism in Antiferromagnetic LuMnO3 Thin Films

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Jonathan White, M. Bator, Y. Hu, H. Luetkens, J. Stahn, S. Capelli, S. Das, M. Döbeli, Th. Lippert, V. K. Malik, J. Martynczuk, A. Wokaun, M. Kenzelmann, Ch. Niedermayer, C.W. Schneider,
Project Structural and magneto-electric properties of strained REMnO3 films
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume (Issue) 111(3)
Page(s) 037201-1 - 037201-5
Title of proceedings Physical Review Letters
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.111.037201


Single phase and strained LuMnO3 thin films are discovered to display coexisting ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic orders. A large moment ferromagnetism (1 mB), which is absent in bulk samples, is shown to display a magnetic moment distribution that is peaked at the highly strained substrate-film interface. We further show that the strain-induced ferromagnetism and the antiferromagnetic order are coupled via an exchange field, therefore demonstrating strained rare-earth manganite thin films as promising candidate systems for new multifunctional devices.