Multiple magnetic transitions in multiferroicBiMnO3

C. C. Chou, C. L. Huang, S. Mukherjee, Q. Y. Chen, H. Sakurai, A. A. Belik, E. Takayama-Muromachi, H. D. Yang
2009 Physical Review B  
The magnetic phase variations under hydrostatic pressure on multiferroic BiMnO3 have been examined by the dc magnetization [Mg(T)], magnetic hysteresis [Ueff(H)], and ac susceptibility [X'g(T)]. Three magnetic transitions, manifested as kinks I, II, and III on the Mg(T)], curves, were identified at 8.7 and 9.4 kbar. With increasing pressure, transition temperatures of kink I and kink II TkI and TkII tend to decrease, but the temperature of kink III TkIII showed more complex variation. Under
more » ... easing magnetic field, TkI and TkII increase; however, TkIII decreases. Combining [Mg(T)] curves with Ueff(H) and X'g(T), more detailed properties of these three kinks would be shown as follows. Kink I is a long-range soft ferromagnetic transition which occurs at TkI 100 K under ambient pressure but is suppressed completely at 11.9 kbar. Kink II emerges at 8.7 kbar along with TkII 93 K which is also long-range soft ferromagnetic but canted in nature. Kink III, a canted antiferromagnetic transition, appears at TkIII 72.5 K along with kink II also at 8.7 kbar. The proposed phase diagrams at ambient pressure, 9.4 and 11.9 kbar show the different magnetic features of BiMnO3. These findings are believed to result from the variations in crystal structure influenced by the external pressure. These results also indicate the common complicated
doi:10.1103/physrevb.80.184426 fatcat:iig7sciahzbghfvppzochmabfa