Ferroelectricity is observed in orthorhombic HoMn O3 and YMn O3 at the magnetic lock-in transitions into an E -type structure or an incommensurate phase with a temperature independent wave vector, respectively. In HoMn O3, the ferroelectric polarization strongly depends on the external magnetic field, indicating the involvement of the rare earth moment order in this compound. The results are discussed within the framework of recent theoretical models, in particular, the double exchange driven polar displacements predicted for E -type magnetic structures.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Sep 7|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics