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Hybrid supercapacitors for reversible control of magnetism

Molinari, Alan; Leufke, Philipp M.; Reitz, Christian; Dasgupta, Subho; Witte, Ralf; Kruk, Robert; Hahn, Horst

Electric field tuning of magnetism is one of the most intensely pursued research topics of recent times aiming at the development of new-generation low-power spintronics and microelectronics. However, a reversible magnetoelectric effect with an on/off ratio suitable for easy and precise device operation is yet to be achieved. Here we propose a novel route to robustly tune magnetism via the charging/discharging processes of hybrid supercapacitors, which involve electrostatic (electric-double-layer capacitance) and electrochemical (pseudocapacitance) doping. We use both charging mechanisms—occurring at the La0.74Sr0.26MnO3/ionic liquid interface to control the balance between ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic phases of La1−xSrxMnO3 to an unprecedented extent. A magnetic modulation of up to ≈33% is reached above room temperature when applying an external potential of only about 2.0 V. Our case study intends to draw attention to new, reversible physico-chemical phenomena in the rather unexplored area of magnetoelectric supercapacitors.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15339
ISSN: 2041-1723
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-705780
KITopen ID: 1000070578
Erschienen in Nature Communications
Band 8
Seiten 15339
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
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Schlagworte Chemical physicsMagnetic properties and materialsSurfaces, interfaces and thin films
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