We have studied the magnetic, structural, and dielectric properties of a single crystal of CuB2O4. We show that both reported magnetic transitions are observable in the magnetization, irrespective of the measured direction of the crystal. This is in agreement with recent neutron data. More importantly, our study demonstrates the absence of dielectric anomalies at the various magnetic transitions despite the reported magnetoelectric symmetry. This demonstrates that the polarization remains zero at any temperature. Consequently, we interpret our data as the evidence for a very weak or the absence of linear magnetoelectric coupling in this material.
|Journal||Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|