Dielectric ordering and colossal magnetodielectricity in the antiferromagnetic insulating state of λ-(BEDT-TSF) 2FeCl 4

E. Negishi, T. Kuwabara, S. Komiyama, M. Watanabe, Y. Noda, T. Mori, H. Matsui, Naoki Toyota

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Abstract

We report on the temperature and magnetic-field dependence of dielectric constant ε 1 c and conductivity σ 1 calong the c axis in the antiferromagnetic insulating (AFM-I) state of λ-(BEDT-TSF) 2FeCl 4, which indicate some dielectric ordering in coexistence with AFM-I. There appears a sharp upturn of saturated electric polarizations and a colossal magnetodielectricity (CMD) in magnetic fields. On a basis of the π-d superexchange interaction we propose a charge ordering-induced polarization model leading to two candidates of ferroelectric or antiferroelectric orderings, and discuss the prominent magnetoelectric effects associated with CMD in terms of the field-induced unlocking or melting charge ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012416
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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