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Reversible Control of the Magnetization of Fe₃O₄ via Lithium Ions
Applied Physics Letters
  • Guodong Wei, Shandong University
  • Lin Wei, Shandong University
  • Dong Wang, Shandong University
  • Yufeng Tian, Shandong University
  • Yanxue Chen, Shandong University
  • Shishen Yan, Shandong University
  • Liangmo Mei, Shandong University
  • Jun Jiao, Portland State University
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  • Magnetization,
  • Lithium cells,
  • Iron oxides,
  • Electric fields,
  • Stoichiometry

In this report, a reversible control of Fe₃O₄ saturated magnetization by Li ions is demonstrated. A miniature Li ion battery (LIB) was assembled using a Fe₃O₄ nanoparticle layer as the active cathode. A stable magnetism modulation is realized by a nondestructive electrochemical process in which the lithium insertion results in a valence change and partial redistribution of Fe cations in the crystal structure. The relation between the discharge voltage and the chemical phases were studied by ex situ X-ray diffraction and magnetic measurement. In a suitable discharge potential range, a reversible control of Fe₃O₄ saturated magnetization was obtained without structural damage to the magnetic electrode. The experimental results indicate by further optimizing the LIB's performance, a large reversible change in magnetization could be realized at room temperature, suggesting the potential for future practical applications.


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Guodong, W., Lin, W., Dong, W., Yanxue, C., Yufeng, T., Shishen, Y., & ... Jun, J. (2017). Reversible control of magnetization of Fe₃O₄ by a solid-state film lithium battery. Applied Physics Letters, 110(6), 1-4