We have grown epitaxial thin films of multiferroic BiMnO3 using pulsed laser deposition. The films were grown on SrTiO3 001 substrates by ablating a Bi-rich target. Using x-ray diffraction, we confirmed that the films were epitaxial and the stoichiometry of the films was confirmed using Auger electron spectroscopy. The films have a ferromagnetic Curie temperature (TC) of 85 ± 5 K and a saturation magnetization of 1 B/Mn. The electric polarization as a function of electric field (P-E) was measured using an interdigital capacitance geometry. The P-E plot shows a clear hysteresis that confirms the multiferroic nature of the thin films.
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