Reversible thermally controlled spontaneous magnetization switching in perovskite-type manganite

Hajime Yamamoto, Satoru Sekikawa, Haruka Taniguchi, Michiaki Matsukawa, Kei Shigematsu, Takashi Honda, Kunihiko Yamauchi, Kazutaka Ikeda, Toshiya Otomo, Terutoshi Sakakura, Masaki Azuma, Shigeki Nimori, Yukio Noda, Hiroyuki Kimura

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Reversible, thermally controlled, spontaneous magnetization switching (reversible TCSMS) is demonstrated in the absence and presence of an external magnetic field in polycrystalline perovskite-type CaMn0.95Sb0.05O3. The spontaneous magnetization value is retained throughout a cyclic process even in bias magnetic fields. Neutron diffraction and theoretical studies indicate that two weak ferromagnetic phases, namely, spin-canted G- and A-type antiferromagnetic phases, coexist and that their ratio changes during magnetization switching. This spin structure transition is attributable to growth of eg orbital ordering clusters. The coexistence of two weak ferromagnetic phases plays a key role in exhibiting reversible TCSMS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0017506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sept 14


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