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Title: Manipulation of Dy-Mn coupling and ferrielectric phase diagram of DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5}: The effect of Y substitution of Dy

DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} is an extraordinary example in the family of multiferroic manganites and it accommodates both the 4f and 3d magnetic ions with strong Dy-Mn (4f-3d) coupling. The electric polarization origin is believed to arise not only from the Mn spin interactions but also from the Dy-Mn coupling. Starting from proposed scenario on ferrielectricity in DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} where the exchange-strictions associated with the Mn{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Mn{sup 3+} blocks and Dy{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Dy{sup 3+} blocks generate the two ferroelectric sublattices, we perform a set of characterizations on the structure, magnetism, and electric polarization of Dy{sub 1-x}Y{sub x}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 5} in order to investigate the roles of Dy-Mn coupling in manipulating the ferrielectricity. It is revealed that the non-magnetic Y substitution of Dy suppresses gradually the Dy{sup 3+} spin ordering and the Dy-Mn coupling. Consequently, the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Dy{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Dy{sup 3+} blocks is destabilized, but the ferroelectric sublattice generated by the exchange striction associated with the Mn{sup 3+}-Mn{sup 4+}-Mn{sup 3+} blocks remains less perturbed, enabling the ferrielectricity-ferroelectricity transitions with the Y substitution. A phenomenological ferrielectric domain model is suggested to explain the polarization reversal induced by the Y substitution. The presentmore » work presents a possible scenario of the multiferroic mechanism in not only DyMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} but probably also other RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} members with strong 4f-3d coupling.« less
Authors:
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  1. Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492888
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 17; 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; COUPLING; DYSPROSIUM IONS; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; MAGNETISM; MANGANESE IONS; PHASE DIAGRAMS; POLARIZATION; SPIN