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Title: Neutron diffraction studies on chemical and magnetic structure of multiferroic PbFe{sub 0.67}W{sub 0.33}O{sub 3}

We report on the single phase synthesis and room temperature structural characterization of PbFe{sub 0.67}W{sub 0.33}O{sub 3} (PFW) multiferroic. The PFW was synthesized by low temperature sintering, Columbite method. Analysis of powder XRD pattern exhibits single phase formation of PFW with no traces of pyrochlore phase. Detailed analysis of room temperature neutron diffraction (ND) reveals cubic phase at room temperature, space group Pm-3m. The ND pattern clearly reveals magnetic Bragg peak at 2θ = 18.51° (Q = 1.36Å{sup −1}). The refinement of magnetic structure reveals G-type antiferromagnetic structure in PFW at room temperature. The dielectric constant and loss tangent decreases with increasing frequency. The room temperature P-E measurements shows a non-linear slim hysteresis, typical nature of relaxor multiferroics, with saturation and remnant polarizations of P{sub s} = 1.50 μC/cm{sup 2} and P{sub r} = 0.40 μC/cm{sup 2}, respectively.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, JB Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore -560056 (India)
  2. UGC-DAE-Consortium for Scientific Research, Mumbai Centre, BARC Campus, Mumbai - 400085 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22269388
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1591; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 58. DAE solid state physics symposium 2013, Patiala, Punjab (India), 17-21 Dec 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; BRAGG CURVE; HYSTERESIS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; PERMITTIVITY; POLARIZATION; POWDERS; PYROCHLORE; SPACE GROUPS; SYNTHESIS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; X-RAY DIFFRACTION