Self-Assembly of Ferromagnetic Organic–Inorganic Perovskite-Like Films

Naureen Akhtar, Alexey O. Polyakov, Aisha Aqeel, Pavlo Gordiichuk, Graeme R. Blake, Jacobus Baas, Heinz Amenitsch, Andreas Herrmann, Petra Rudolf, Thomas T. M. Palstra

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    Perovskite-based organic-inorganic hybrids hold great potential as active layers in electronics or optoelectronics or as components of biosensors. However, many of these applications require thin films grown with good control over structure and thickness-a major challenge that needs to be addressed. The work presented here is an effort towards this goal and concerns the layer-by-layer deposition at ambient conditions of ferromagnetic organic-inorganic hybrids consisting of alternating CuCl4-octahedra and organic layers. The Langmuir-Blodgett technique used to assemble these structures provides intrinsic control over the molecular organization and film thickness down to the molecular level. Magnetic characterization reveals that the coercive field for these thin films is larger than that for solution-grown layered bulk crystals. The strategy presented here suggests a promising cost effective route to facilitate the excellently controlled growth of sophisticated materials on a wide variety of substrates that have properties relevant for the high density storage media and spintronic devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4912-4919
    Number of pages8
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2014


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