The magneto-electric properties of RMnO3 compounds

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The RMnO3 compounds adopt the orthorhombic perovskite crystal structure for large rare earth ions R, and a hexagonal crystal structure for small rare earth ions. In both crystal structures, the rare earth ions occupy non-centered positions which can result in long-range dipolar order at low temperature. Consequently, these materials exhibit coexistence of magnetic and electric ordering. The crystal packing and chemical bonding of these open-shell systems provides information about mechanisms of magneto-ferroelectric ordering and magneto-electric coupling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRare earth oxide thin films
Subtitle of host publicationgrowth, characterization, and applications
EditorsMarco Fanciulli, Giovanna Scarel
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-35796-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTopics in applied physics
ISSN (Print)0303-4216
ISSN (Electronic)1437-0859

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