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Title: Spin reversal and ferroelectricity in perovskite Dy{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} and Dy{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3}

Multiferroic materials which simultaneously exhibit electric polarization and magnetism have attracted more and more attention due to their novel physical properties and promising applications. Here, we report the magnetic and ferroelectric properties of single phase perovskite manganites Dy{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} and Dy{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} by varying temperature and magnetic field. Our results reveal that there exist spin reversal and strong antiferromagnetic pinning effects in both compounds, as well as negative magnetization in Dy{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3}. Moreover, upon Sr-doping, spontaneous electric polarizations have been observed and the maximum polarization value of Dy{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} is about 1000 μC/m{sup 2} while Dy{sub 0.6}Sr{sub 0.4}MnO{sub 3} reaches to 2000 μC/m{sup 2}. The onset of the ferroelectric transition temperature is enhanced to be around 60 K. Our results indicate that the antiferromagnetic coupling is relevant to the ferroelectric properties of these fascinating multiferroic systems.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Materials Genome Institute and Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489121
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; COUPLING; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIZATION; PEROVSKITE; POLARIZATION; SPIN; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE