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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of physics: Condensed matter|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2007|