Magnetic and magnetoelectric properties of Ho2BaNiO5

G. Nénert, T.T.M. Palstra

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The compounds R2BaNiO5, with R a rare earth, exhibit low dimensional magnetism including a Haldane gap, originating from Ni2+ chains. In these compounds, the rare-earth ions give rise to three-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering which does not eliminate the Haldane-like behavior. We study here the interplay between magnetic and dielectric properties of Ho2BaNiO5 on a polycrystalline sample. We show that a linear magnetoelectric effect exists in this compound. We discuss our results in the light of the rich magnetic phase diagram of Ho2BaNiO5.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024415
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


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