Thin film flexoelectricity is attracting more attention because of its enhanced effect and potential application in electronic devices. Here we find that a mechanical bending induced flexoelectricity significantly modulates the electrical transport properties of the interfacial two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 (LAO/STO) heterostructure. Under variant bending states, both the carrier density and mobility of the 2DEG are changed according to the flexoelectric polarization direction, showing an electric field effect modulation. By measuring the flexoelectric response of LAO, it is found that the effective flexoelectricity in the LAO thin film is enhanced by 3 orders compared to its bulk. These results broaden the horizon of study on the flexoelectricity effect in the hetero-oxide interface and more research on the oxide interfacial flexoelectricity may be stimulated.
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