Electric-field-induced domain switching in the charge/orbital-ordered state of manganite La0.5 Sr1.5 MnO4

Y. Murakami, S. Konno, T. Arima, Daisuke Shindo, T. Suzuki

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    Domain switching in the charge/orbital-ordered state of La0.5 Sr1.5 MnO4, which can be manipulated by applying an electric field, was studied by in situ transmission electron microscopy. Dark-field images revealed the formation of micrometer-scale charge/orbital-ordered domains on cooling, which were separated by a clearly defined, meandering interface. Applying a uniaxial electric field aided the growth of a domain with its orbital chain (i.e., the direction of easy electron hopping) parallel to the applied field. These observations provide useful information for understanding of the switching mechanism of charge/orbital- ordered domains in manganite.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number140102
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 7

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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