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Title: Structural features associated with multiferroic behavior in the RX 3(BO3)4 system

Abstract

We report the magnetoelectric effect in the RX3(BO3)4 system (R = Ho, Eu, Sm, Nd, Gd; X = Fe, Al) varies significantly with the cation R despite very similar structural arrangements. Our structural studies reveal a symmetry reducing tilting of the BO3 planes and of the FeO6 polyhedra in the systems exhibiting low magnetic field induced electric polarization. Neutron scattering measurements reveal a lack of magnetic ordering indicating the primary importance of the atomic structure in the multiferroic behavior of this system.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [6];  [6];  [6];  [6]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)
  3. L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
  4. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  5. PSL Univ., CNRS, Paris (France); Sorbonne Univ., Paris (France)
  6. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1593268
Report Number(s):
BNL-213550-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984; TRN: US2100920
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 50; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Zhang, H., Liu, S., Nelson, Christie S., Bezmaternykh, L. N., Chen, Y-S, Wang, S. G., Lobo, R. P. S. M., Page, K., Matsuda, M., Pajerowski, D. M., Williams, T. J., and Tyson, T. A. Structural features associated with multiferroic behavior in the RX 3(BO3)4 system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-648X/ab415f.
Zhang, H., Liu, S., Nelson, Christie S., Bezmaternykh, L. N., Chen, Y-S, Wang, S. G., Lobo, R. P. S. M., Page, K., Matsuda, M., Pajerowski, D. M., Williams, T. J., & Tyson, T. A. Structural features associated with multiferroic behavior in the RX 3(BO3)4 system. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/ab415f
Zhang, H., Liu, S., Nelson, Christie S., Bezmaternykh, L. N., Chen, Y-S, Wang, S. G., Lobo, R. P. S. M., Page, K., Matsuda, M., Pajerowski, D. M., Williams, T. J., and Tyson, T. A. Wed . "Structural features associated with multiferroic behavior in the RX 3(BO3)4 system". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/ab415f. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1593268.
@article{osti_1593268,
title = {Structural features associated with multiferroic behavior in the RX 3(BO3)4 system},
author = {Zhang, H. and Liu, S. and Nelson, Christie S. and Bezmaternykh, L. N. and Chen, Y-S and Wang, S. G. and Lobo, R. P. S. M. and Page, K. and Matsuda, M. and Pajerowski, D. M. and Williams, T. J. and Tyson, T. A.},
abstractNote = {We report the magnetoelectric effect in the RX3(BO3)4 system (R = Ho, Eu, Sm, Nd, Gd; X = Fe, Al) varies significantly with the cation R despite very similar structural arrangements. Our structural studies reveal a symmetry reducing tilting of the BO3 planes and of the FeO6 polyhedra in the systems exhibiting low magnetic field induced electric polarization. Neutron scattering measurements reveal a lack of magnetic ordering indicating the primary importance of the atomic structure in the multiferroic behavior of this system.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-648X/ab415f},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter},
number = 50,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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