Experimental evidence for an intermediate phase in the multiferroic YMnO3

G. Nenert*, M. Pollet, S. Marinel, G. R. Blake, A. Meetsma, T. T. M. Palstra

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We have studied YMnO3 by high-temperature synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction, and have carried out differential thermal analysis and dilatometry on a single crystal sample. These experiments show two phase transitions at about 1100 K and 1350 K, respectively. This demonstrates the existence of an intermediate phase between the room temperature ferroelectric and the high-temperature centrosymmetric phase. This study identifies for the first time the different high-temperature phase transitions in YMnO3.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftJournal of Physics-Condensed Matter
Nummer van het tijdschrift46
StatusPublished - 21-nov-2007

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