Experimental evidence for an intermediate phase in the multiferroic YMnO3

G. Nénert, M. Polleto, 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number466212
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of physics: Condensed matter
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


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