Re-entrant spiral magnetic order and ferroelectricity in Mn 1-xFe xWO 4 (x=0.035)

R. P. Chaudhury, B. Lorenz, Y. Q. Wang, Y. Y. Sun, C. W. Chu, F. Ye, J. Fernandez-Baca, H. Mook, J. Lynn

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We report the observation of a re-entrant spiral (noncollinear) magnetic order and ferroelectricity below 6 K in Mn0.965 Fe0.035 WO4 under applied magnetic fields above 3.6 T. At zero field, this compound shows a transition into the spiral magnetic and ferroelectric phase at 12 K, and it becomes paraelectric at 10.5 K with the entrance into the commensurate magnetic phase, which is the ground state at H=0. Under magnetic field above 3.6 T, however, the spiral magnetic phases with a larger FE polarization reappears below 6 K. The re-entrant magnetic/ferroelectric phase behavior is further studied by single crystal neutron scattering and the H-T phase diagram is completely resolved from neutron, dielectric constant, polarization, and magnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07D913
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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