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Title: Partial glass isosymmetry transition in multiferroic hexagonal ErMn O 3

Abstract

Ferroelectric transitions of a hexagonal multiferroic, ErMnO3, are studied by x-ray scattering techniques. An isosymmetry transition, similar to that previously observed for YMnO3, approximately 300 K below the well-known ferroic transition temperature is investigated. The partial glassy behavior of the isosymmetry transition is identified by appearance of quasi-elastic scattering lines in high-energy-resolution scans. The glassy behavior is further supported by the increased interlayer decorrelation of (√3×√3)R30º ordering below the isosymmetry transition. The transition behavior is considered for possible hidden sluggish modes and two-step phase transitions theoretically predicted for the stacked triangular antiferromagnets. The in-plane azimuthal (orientational) ordering behaviors were also compared to the theoretical predictions. Coherent x-ray speckle measurements show unambiguously that the domain sizes decrease anomalously near both the isosymmetry and ferroic transitions. However, domain boundary fluctuations increase monotonically with an Arrhenius form with an activation energy of 0.54(5) eV through both transitions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  3. Rochester Inst. of Technology, Rochester, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
  4. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1332998
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1238397
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; FG02-07ER46382
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Barbour, A., Alatas, A., Liu, Y., Zhu, C., Leu, B. M., Zhang, X., Sandy, A., Pierce, M. S., Wang, X., Cheong, S. -W., and You, H. Partial glass isosymmetry transition in multiferroic hexagonal ErMnO3. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.054113.
Barbour, A., Alatas, A., Liu, Y., Zhu, C., Leu, B. M., Zhang, X., Sandy, A., Pierce, M. S., Wang, X., Cheong, S. -W., & You, H. Partial glass isosymmetry transition in multiferroic hexagonal ErMnO3. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.054113.
Barbour, A., Alatas, A., Liu, Y., Zhu, C., Leu, B. M., Zhang, X., Sandy, A., Pierce, M. S., Wang, X., Cheong, S. -W., and You, H. Mon . "Partial glass isosymmetry transition in multiferroic hexagonal ErMnO3". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.054113. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332998.
@article{osti_1332998,
title = {Partial glass isosymmetry transition in multiferroic hexagonal ErMnO3},
author = {Barbour, A. and Alatas, A. and Liu, Y. and Zhu, C. and Leu, B. M. and Zhang, X. and Sandy, A. and Pierce, M. S. and Wang, X. and Cheong, S. -W. and You, H.},
abstractNote = {Ferroelectric transitions of a hexagonal multiferroic, ErMnO3, are studied by x-ray scattering techniques. An isosymmetry transition, similar to that previously observed for YMnO3, approximately 300 K below the well-known ferroic transition temperature is investigated. The partial glassy behavior of the isosymmetry transition is identified by appearance of quasi-elastic scattering lines in high-energy-resolution scans. The glassy behavior is further supported by the increased interlayer decorrelation of (√3×√3)R30º ordering below the isosymmetry transition. The transition behavior is considered for possible hidden sluggish modes and two-step phase transitions theoretically predicted for the stacked triangular antiferromagnets. The in-plane azimuthal (orientational) ordering behaviors were also compared to the theoretical predictions. Coherent x-ray speckle measurements show unambiguously that the domain sizes decrease anomalously near both the isosymmetry and ferroic transitions. However, domain boundary fluctuations increase monotonically with an Arrhenius form with an activation energy of 0.54(5) eV through both transitions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.93.054113},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 5,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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