Field-induced continuous rotation of the polarization in multiferroic Mn 0.95Co 0.05WO 4

K. C. Liang, R. P. Chaudhury, Y. Q. Wang, Y. Y. Sun, B. Lorenz, C. W. Chu

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We report the observation of a continuous rotation of the polarization in Mn 0.95Co 0.05WO 4 under magnetic field. At zero field, this compound shows a transition into the spiral magnetic and ferroelectric phase at 12.2 K, which is the ground state, with the polarization oriented along the b-axis. Increasing b-axis magnetic fields rotate the ferroelectric polarization continuously toward the a-axis, indicating a rotation of the spin spiral plane. This rotation extends over a large field and temperature range. At a constant magnetic field of 3 T, the polarization also rotates from the a-axis at the ferroelectric transition toward the b-axis upon decreasing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07D903
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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