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Polarization Screening Mechanisms at La0.7Sr0.3MnO3–PbTiO3 Interfaces

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posted on 21.02.2020, 22:03 by Jonathan J. P. Peters, Nicholas C. Bristowe, Dorin Rusu, Geanina Apachitei, Richard Beanland, Marin Alexe, Ana M. Sanchez
The structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of interfaces between epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 and PbTiO3 have been explored via atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy of a functional multiferroic tunnel junction. Measurements of the polar displacements and octahedral tilting show the competition between the two distortions at the interface and demonstrate strong dependence on the polarization orientation. The density functional theory provides information on the electronic and magnetic properties, where the interface termination plays a crucial role in the screening mechanisms.