Interaction Between Optically-Generated Charge-Transfer States and Magnetized Charge-Transfer States toward Magneto-Electric Coupling
journal contributionposted on 2015-12-17, 10:29 authored by Mingxing Li, Lei He, Hengxing Xu, Ming Shao, Jeremy Tisdale, Bin Hu
This article reports the magneto-dielectric studies on the coupling between optically generated CT states and magnetized CT states based on thin-film devices with the architecture of ITO/TPD:BBOT/TPD/Co/Al. The magnetized CT states are generated at the Co/TPD interface, generating a magneto-dielectric response with a broad, non-Lorentzian line-shape. The optically generated CT states are formed at the TPD:BBOT interfaces in the heterojunction under photoexcitation, leading to a magneto-dielectric signal with a narrow, Lorentzian line-shape. We find that combining the optically generated CT states and magnetized CT states yields a new magneto-dielectric signal with distinctive line-shape and amplitude in the ITO/TPD:BBOT/TPD/Co/Al device. The magneto-dielectric analysis indicates that there exists a coupling between optically generated CT states and magnetized CT states through the interactions between the magnetic Co/TPD interface and the optically excited TPD:BBOT heterojunction. Furthermore, we show that the coupling between optically generated CT states and magnetized CT states experiences Coulomb interactions and spin–orbital interaction by changing (i) the density of optically generated CT states and (ii) the separation distance between optically generated CT states and magnetized CT states. Clearly, this coupling provides a new approach to mutually tune magnetic and electronic properties through thin-film engineering by combining magnetic and organic materials.