Incommensurate magnetic structure in the orthorhombic perovskite ErMnO3

F. Ye, B. Lorenz, Q. Huang, Y. Q. Wang, Y. Y. Sun, C. W. Chu, J. A. Fernandez-Baca, Pengcheng Dai, H. A. Mook

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By combining dielectric, specific heat, and magnetization measurements and high-resolution neutron powder diffraction, we have investigated the thermodynamic and magnetic and structural properties of the metastable orthorhombic perovskite ErMnO3 prepared by high-pressure synthesis. The system becomes antiferromagnetically correlated below 42 K and undergoes a lock-in transition at 28 K with propagation wave vector (0, kb, 0), which remains incommensurate at low temperature. The intercorrelation between the magnetic structure and electric properties and the role of the rare earth moment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060402
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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