Long-range magnetic interactions in the multiferroic antiferromagnet MnWO4

Feng Ye, Randy S. Fishman, Jaime A. Fernandez-Baca, Andrey A. Podlesnyak, Georg Ehlers, Herbert A. Mook, Yaqi Wang, Bernd Lorenz, C. W. Chu

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The spin-wave excitations of the multiferroic MnWO4 have been measured in its low-temperature collinear commensurate phase using high-resolution inelastic neutron scattering. These excitations can be well described by a Heisenberg model with competing long-range exchange interactions and a single-ion anisotropy term. The magnetic interactions are strongly frustrated within the zigzag spin chain along the c axis and between chains along the a axis, while the coupling between spin along the b axis is much weaker. The balance of these interactions results in the noncollinear incommensurate spin structure associated with the magnetoelectric effect, and the perturbation of the magnetic interactions leads to the observed rich phase diagrams of the chemically doped materials. This delicate balance can also be tuned by the application of external electric or magnetic fields to achieve magnetoelectric control of this type of materials.

期刊Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
出版狀態Published - 2011 4月 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 凝聚態物理學


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