Crystal structure and magnetic properties of hexagonal RMnO3 (R = Y, Lu, and Sc) and the effect of doping

T. Katsufuji*, M. Masaki, A. Machida, M. Moritomo, K. Kato, E. Nishibori, M. Takata, M. Sakata, K. Ohoyama, K. Kitazawa, H. Takagi


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A ferroelectricity-magnetism-coexisting system, hexagonal RMnO3 (R = Y, Lu, and Sc), has been investigated by synchrotron x-ray and neutron powder diffraction measurements. It is found from x-ray diffraction measurements that the ferroelectric polarization originates from the tilting of MnO5 polyhedra and the buckling of R layers, which persists up to 1000 K. Neutron diffraction measurements have revealed the reduction of ordered moments from the expected value, as well as strong magnetic diffuse scattering existing far above TN, both of which are caused by geometrical frustration of the triangular lattice of Mn ions. We have also investigated the effects of Zr doping into the R site and have found that Zr doping drastically suppresses both ferroelectric distortion and magnetic ordering.

ジャーナルPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 10 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学


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