Relaxor ferroelectricity induced by electron correlations in a molecular dimer Mott insulator

S. Iguchi, S. Sasaki, N. Yoneyama, H. Taniguchi, T. Nishizaki, T. Sasaki

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Abstract

We have investigated the dielectric response in an antiferromagnetic dimer-Mott insulator β'-(BEDT-TTF)2ICl2 with square dimer lattice, compared to a spin liquid candidate κ-(BEDT-TTF) 2Cu2(CN)3. Temperature dependence of the dielectric constant shows a peak structure obeying Curie-Weiss law with a strong frequency dependence. We found an anisotropic glassy ferroelectricity by pyrocurrent measurements, which suggests the charge disproportionation resulting in an electric dipole in a dimer. Each ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic transition temperature is closely related to the antiferromagnetic interaction energy and a freezing temperature of dipole dynamics in a dimer, respectively. These correspondences suggest the possible charge-spin coupled degrees of freedom in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075107
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume87
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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