Structural and magnetic properties of spinel FeV2O4 with two ions having orbital degrees of freedom

Takuro Katsufuji*, Takehito Suzuki, Haruki Takei, Masao Shingu, Kenichi Kato, Keiichi Osaka, Masaki Takata, Hajime Sagayama, Taka Hisa Arima

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Spinel FeV2O4 with orbital degrees of freedom both at the Fe2+ and V3+ ions exhibits successive structural phase transitions. We studied this structural and magnetic properties as well as the correlation between the two. We found that the crystalline domains in the tetragonal or orthorhombic phases can be aligned by the applied magnetic field, inducing a large magnetostriction (∼1%). The competition and cooperation of Fe2+ and V3+ orbitals is the possible origin of these intriguing properties in FeV2O4.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053708
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May


  • Ferrimagnet
  • Magnetostriction
  • Orbital
  • Structural phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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