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Title: Magnetization switching of rare earth orthochromite CeCrO{sub 3}

We report the synthesis of single phase rare earth orthochromite CeCrO{sub 3} and its magnetic properties. A canted antiferromagnetic transition with thermal hysteresis at T = 260 K is observed, and a magnetic compensation (zero magnetization) near 133 K is attributed to the antiparallel coupling between Ce{sup 3+} and Cr{sup 3+} moments. At low temperature, field induced magnetization reversal starting from 43 K for H = 1.2 kOe reveals the spin flip driven by Zeeman energy between the net moments and the applied field. These findings may find potential uses in magnetic switching devices such as nonvolatile magnetic memory which facilitates two distinct states of magnetization.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)
  2. Laboratory for Microstructures, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22300031
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 23; 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; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; CERIUM COMPOUNDS; CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS; COUPLING; HYSTERESIS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS; SPIN FLIP; SYNTHESIS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0013-0065 K; ZEEMAN EFFECT