Magnetic-field-induced ferroelectric polarization flop under pressure in TbMnO3

Takuya Aoyama, Ayato Iyama, Katsuya Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Kimura

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Magnetoelectric properties of multiferroic TbMnO3 with a cycloidal spiral spin order were investigated as functions of applied pressure and magnetic field. We found that a flop of ferroelectric polarization occurs by applying a magnetic field along the a axis under 2-3 GPa below the Néel temperature of Tb moments. A possible origin of the magnetoelectric transition is discussed based on the observed pressure and magnetic-field profiles of the ferroelectric polarization and the dielectric relaxation. This flop would originate from the 90° rotation of the cycloidal spiral plane from the bc plane to the ab plane.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012118
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2014 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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