Crystal structure and dielectric and magnetic properties of BiCrO 3 as a ferroelectromagnet

S. Niitaka, M. Azuma, M. Takano, E. Nishibori, M. Takata, M. Sakata

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We have investigated crystal structure, dielectric and magnetic properties of BiCrO3. The structure of BiCrO3 at room temperature is a highly distorted perovskite-type one with monoclinic C2 symmetry which is the same as that of the ferroelectric phase in BiMnO3. BiCrO3 undergoes a structural phase transition from orthorhombic Pnma with centrosymmetry to monoclinic C2 without centrosymmetry at 440 K. It accompanies a dielectric anomaly, implying a ferroelectric transition. BiCrO3 exhibits a parasitic ferromagnetism at 114 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 31
Externally publishedYes


  • Bi-contained perovskite
  • BiCrO
  • Ferroelectromagnet
  • Noncentrosymmetric structure
  • Parasitic ferromagnetism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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