Strain tunable magnetism at oxide domain walls

  Yiftach Frenkel  ,  D. V. Christensen  ,   N. Pryds  ,  B. Kalisky  
Department of Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel
Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Risø Campus, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

In this study we have used scanning Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) to image SrTiO3 and SrTiO3 based interfaces (LaAlO3/SrTiO3 and gamma-Al2O3/SrTiO3). At 4 K we detected weak stripes of magnetic and susceptibility signals oriented along the SrTiO3 cubic crystallographic directions [1]. These magnetic stripes sit along the channels of current flow previously reported by Kalisky et al. [2] [3]. Surprisingly, we find that the magnetic modulations along these stripes become stronger at higher temperatures and local stress. These data can shed light on the interplay between magnetism, superconductivity, polarity and the structure of complex oxide interfaces.

1. D.V. Christensen* and Y.Frenkel* accepted to nphys

2. Kalisky et al. Nat.Mat 2013

3. Frenkel et al. Nat Mat 2017