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Title: Switchable electric polarization and ferroelectric domains in a metal-organic-framework

Abstract

Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics with coexisting and coupled multiple ferroic orders are materials promising new technological advances. While most studies have focused on single-phase or heterostructures of inorganic materials, a new class of materials called metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has been recently proposed as candidate materials demonstrating interesting new routes for multiferroism and magnetoelectric coupling. Herein, we report on the origin of multiferroicity of (CH 3) 2NH 2Mn(HCOO) 3 via direct observation of ferroelectric domains using second-harmonic generation techniques. For the first time, we observe how these domains are organized (sized in micrometer range), and how they are mutually affected by applied electric and magnetic fields. Lastly, calculations provide an estimate of the electric polarization and give insights into its microscopic origin.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [3];  [11];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR-SPIN, L'Aquila (Italy); Shanghai Univ., Shanghai (China)
  3. Humboldt Univ. zu Berlin and IRIS Adlershof, Berlin (Germany)
  4. Univ. of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy)
  5. ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland); Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan)
  6. New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States)
  7. ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)
  8. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR-SPIN, L'Aquila (Italy)
  9. National High Magnetic Field Lab., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  10. Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  11. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1335632
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-27462
Journal ID: ISSN 2397-4648
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
npj Quantum Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2397-4648
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Jain, Prashant, Stroppa, Alessandro, Nabok, Dmitrii, Marino, Antigone, Rubano, Andrea, Paparo, Domenico, Matsubara, Masakazu, Nakotte, Heinz, Fiebig, Manfred, Picozzi, Silvia, Choi, Eun Sang, Cheetham, Anthony K., Draxl, Claudia, Dalal, Naresh S., and Zapf, Vivien S. Switchable electric polarization and ferroelectric domains in a metal-organic-framework. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1038/npjquantmats.2016.12.
Jain, Prashant, Stroppa, Alessandro, Nabok, Dmitrii, Marino, Antigone, Rubano, Andrea, Paparo, Domenico, Matsubara, Masakazu, Nakotte, Heinz, Fiebig, Manfred, Picozzi, Silvia, Choi, Eun Sang, Cheetham, Anthony K., Draxl, Claudia, Dalal, Naresh S., & Zapf, Vivien S. Switchable electric polarization and ferroelectric domains in a metal-organic-framework. United States. doi:10.1038/npjquantmats.2016.12.
Jain, Prashant, Stroppa, Alessandro, Nabok, Dmitrii, Marino, Antigone, Rubano, Andrea, Paparo, Domenico, Matsubara, Masakazu, Nakotte, Heinz, Fiebig, Manfred, Picozzi, Silvia, Choi, Eun Sang, Cheetham, Anthony K., Draxl, Claudia, Dalal, Naresh S., and Zapf, Vivien S. Fri . "Switchable electric polarization and ferroelectric domains in a metal-organic-framework". United States. doi:10.1038/npjquantmats.2016.12. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335632.
@article{osti_1335632,
title = {Switchable electric polarization and ferroelectric domains in a metal-organic-framework},
author = {Jain, Prashant and Stroppa, Alessandro and Nabok, Dmitrii and Marino, Antigone and Rubano, Andrea and Paparo, Domenico and Matsubara, Masakazu and Nakotte, Heinz and Fiebig, Manfred and Picozzi, Silvia and Choi, Eun Sang and Cheetham, Anthony K. and Draxl, Claudia and Dalal, Naresh S. and Zapf, Vivien S.},
abstractNote = {Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics with coexisting and coupled multiple ferroic orders are materials promising new technological advances. While most studies have focused on single-phase or heterostructures of inorganic materials, a new class of materials called metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has been recently proposed as candidate materials demonstrating interesting new routes for multiferroism and magnetoelectric coupling. Herein, we report on the origin of multiferroicity of (CH3)2NH2Mn(HCOO)3 via direct observation of ferroelectric domains using second-harmonic generation techniques. For the first time, we observe how these domains are organized (sized in micrometer range), and how they are mutually affected by applied electric and magnetic fields. Lastly, calculations provide an estimate of the electric polarization and give insights into its microscopic origin.},
doi = {10.1038/npjquantmats.2016.12},
journal = {npj Quantum Materials},
number = ,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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