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Title: Realization of Large Electric Polarization and Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in BiMn3Cr4O12

Abstract

Here, magnetoelectric multiferroics have received much attention in the past decade due to their interesting physics and promising multifunctional performance. For practical applications, simultaneous large ferroelectric polarization and strong magnetoelectric coupling are preferred. However, these two properties have not been found to be compatible in the single–phase multiferroic materials discovered as yet. Here, it is shown that superior multiferroic properties exist in the A–site ordered perovskite BiMn3Cr4O12 synthesized under high–pressure and high–temperature conditions. The compound experiences a ferroelectric phase transition ascribed to the 6s2 lone–pair effects of Bi3+ at around 135 K, and a long–range antiferromagnetic order related to the Cr3+ spins around 125 K, leading to the presence of a type–I multiferroic phase with huge electric polarization. On further cooling to 48 K, a type–II multiferroic phase induced by the special spin structure composed of both Mn– and Cr–sublattices emerges, accompanied by considerable magnetoelectric coupling. BiMn3Cr4O12 thus provides a rare example of joint multiferroicity, where two different types of multiferroic phases develop subsequently so that both large polarization and significant magnetoelectric effect are achieved in a single–phase multiferroic material.

Authors:
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  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
  2. Southeast Univ., Nanjing (China)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan)
  5. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama (Japan)
  6. Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)
  7. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany)
  8. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1485321
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 44; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; A‐site ordered perovskite; high‐pressure synthesis; magnetoelectric coupling; multiferroic

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Zhou, Long, Dai, Jianhong, Chai, Yisheng, Zhang, Huimin, Dong, Shuai, Cao, Huibo, Calder, Stuart A., Yin, Yunyu, Wang, Xiao, Shen, Xudong, Liu, Zhehong, Saito, Takashi, Shimakawa, Yuichi, Hojo, Hajime, Ikuhara, Yuichi, Azuma, Masaki, Hu, Zhiwei, Sun, Young, Jin, Changqing, and Long, Youwen. Realization of Large Electric Polarization and Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in BiMn3Cr4O12. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201703435.
Zhou, Long, Dai, Jianhong, Chai, Yisheng, Zhang, Huimin, Dong, Shuai, Cao, Huibo, Calder, Stuart A., Yin, Yunyu, Wang, Xiao, Shen, Xudong, Liu, Zhehong, Saito, Takashi, Shimakawa, Yuichi, Hojo, Hajime, Ikuhara, Yuichi, Azuma, Masaki, Hu, Zhiwei, Sun, Young, Jin, Changqing, & Long, Youwen. Realization of Large Electric Polarization and Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in BiMn3Cr4O12. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201703435.
Zhou, Long, Dai, Jianhong, Chai, Yisheng, Zhang, Huimin, Dong, Shuai, Cao, Huibo, Calder, Stuart A., Yin, Yunyu, Wang, Xiao, Shen, Xudong, Liu, Zhehong, Saito, Takashi, Shimakawa, Yuichi, Hojo, Hajime, Ikuhara, Yuichi, Azuma, Masaki, Hu, Zhiwei, Sun, Young, Jin, Changqing, and Long, Youwen. Mon . "Realization of Large Electric Polarization and Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in BiMn3Cr4O12". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201703435. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1485321.
@article{osti_1485321,
title = {Realization of Large Electric Polarization and Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in BiMn3Cr4O12},
author = {Zhou, Long and Dai, Jianhong and Chai, Yisheng and Zhang, Huimin and Dong, Shuai and Cao, Huibo and Calder, Stuart A. and Yin, Yunyu and Wang, Xiao and Shen, Xudong and Liu, Zhehong and Saito, Takashi and Shimakawa, Yuichi and Hojo, Hajime and Ikuhara, Yuichi and Azuma, Masaki and Hu, Zhiwei and Sun, Young and Jin, Changqing and Long, Youwen},
abstractNote = {Here, magnetoelectric multiferroics have received much attention in the past decade due to their interesting physics and promising multifunctional performance. For practical applications, simultaneous large ferroelectric polarization and strong magnetoelectric coupling are preferred. However, these two properties have not been found to be compatible in the single–phase multiferroic materials discovered as yet. Here, it is shown that superior multiferroic properties exist in the A–site ordered perovskite BiMn3Cr4O12 synthesized under high–pressure and high–temperature conditions. The compound experiences a ferroelectric phase transition ascribed to the 6s2 lone–pair effects of Bi3+ at around 135 K, and a long–range antiferromagnetic order related to the Cr3+ spins around 125 K, leading to the presence of a type–I multiferroic phase with huge electric polarization. On further cooling to 48 K, a type–II multiferroic phase induced by the special spin structure composed of both Mn– and Cr–sublattices emerges, accompanied by considerable magnetoelectric coupling. BiMn3Cr4O12 thus provides a rare example of joint multiferroicity, where two different types of multiferroic phases develop subsequently so that both large polarization and significant magnetoelectric effect are achieved in a single–phase multiferroic material.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201703435},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 44,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Crystal structural characterization of BiMn3Cr4O12. a, The synchrotron x-ray diffraction pattern and the refinement results. The observed (red circles), calculated (blue line), and difference (cyan line) were shown. The ticks indicate the allowed Bragg reflections in Im-3 symmetry. b, Schematic illustration for the crystal structure of BMCO. Themore » corner-sharing CrO6 octahedra and spatially isolated MnO4 squares are shown.« less

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