Chemical doping-induced flop of ferroelectric polarization in multiferroic Mn0.9 Co0.1 WO4

Y. S. Song*, Li Qin Yan, Bumsung Lee, Sae Hwan Chun, Kee Hoon Kim, Sung Baek Kim, A. Nogami, T. Katsufuji, J. Schefer, J. H. Chung

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We studied the multiferroic properties of the incommensurate spiral phase of Mn1-x Cox WO4 using single-crystal neutron-diffraction and ferroelectric measurements. Whereas the rotational plane of the spin spiral is parallel to the b axis for x≤0.05, it flops by 90°for x=0.10. As a result, the direction of the ferroelectric polarization also flops from the b to the a axis. These results show that the orientation of the ferroelectric polarization in MnWO4 can be controlled via chemical doping.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214418
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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