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Magnetically-induced lattice distortions and ferroelectricity in magnetoelectric GdMnO(3).
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PMID:  23032964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this work we investigate the magnetic field dependence of A(g) octahedra rotation (tilt) and B(2g) symmetric stretching modes frequencies at different temperatures. Our field-dependent Raman investigation at 10 K is interpreted by an ionic displacive nature of the magnetically-induced ferroelectric phase transition. The increasing frequency of the A(g) tilt mode with magnetic field gives evidence for the increase of the MnO(6) tilt angle, which in turn leads to a weakening of the ferromagnetic exchange interaction, yielding the necessary conditions for the onset of ferroelectricity on the basis of the inverse Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. The frequency change of the B(2g) symmetric stretching mode at the ferroelectric phase transition enables one to estimate the shift of oxygen ion positions and the corresponding spontaneous polarization of 480 μC m(-2) in magnitude, which is of the same order as earlier reported values in single crystals.
J Agostinho Moreira; A Almeida; M R Chaves; J Kreisel; J Oliveira; F Carpinteiro; P B Tavares
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1361-648X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Condens Matter     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101165248     Medline TA:  J Phys Condens Matter     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  436002     Citation Subset:  -    
IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Departamento de Física e Astronomia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal.
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