The magneto-electric properties of RMnO3 compounds

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Abstract

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
PublisherSpringer
Pages391-399
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-35796-4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTopics in applied physics
PublisherSpringer
Volume106
ISSN (Print)0303-4216
ISSN (Electronic)1437-0859

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