Magnetic order of Dy3+ and Fe3+ moments in antiferromagnetic DyFeO3 probed by spin Hall magnetoresistance and spin Seebeck effect

G. R. Hoogeboom*, T. Kuschel, G. E. W. Bauer, M. Mostovoy, A. Kimel, B. J. van Wees

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Abstract

We report on spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR) and spin Seebeck effect (SSE) in a single crystal of the rare-earth antiferromagnet DyFeO3 with a thin Pt film contact. The angular shape and symmetry of the SMR at elevated temperatures reflect the antiferromagnetic order of the Fe3+ moments as governed by the Zeeman energy, the magnetocrystalline anisotropy, and the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. We interpret the observed linear dependence of the signal on the magnetic field strength as evidence for field-induced order of the Dy3+ moments up to room temperature. At and below the Morin temperature of 50 K, the SMR monitors the spin-reorientation phase transition of Fe3+ spins. Below 23 K, additional features emerge that persist below 4 K, the ordering temperature of the Dy3+ magnetic sublattice. We conclude that the combination of SMR and SSE is a simple and efficient tool to study spin reorientation phase transitions and sublattice magnetizations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134406
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume103
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5-Apr-2021

Keywords

  • TRANSITIONS
  • TRANSPORT

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