Electric-Field-Induced Reorientation of the Magnetic Easy Plane in a Co-Substituted BiFeO3 Single Crystal

Hajime Yamamoto, Yuki Sakai, Kei Shigematsu, Takuya Aoyama, Tsuyoshi Kimura, Masaki Azuma

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Single crystals of BiFe0.9Co0.1O3 and BiFe0.892Mn0.008Co0.1O3, room temperature ferroelectric ferromagnets, were successfully grown by a flux method at a high pressure of 3 GPa. Remanent magnetization measurements along 18 crystallographic directions revealed the existence of a magnetic easy plane perpendicular to the electric polarization. Reorientation of the magnetic easy plane occurred in connection with 71° ferroelectric switching by applying an electric field. This is the first demonstration of an electric field affecting the local magnetic moment of Co-substituted BiFeO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15171-15177
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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