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Magnetostriction-polarization coupling in multiferroic Mn2MnWO6

Li, Man-Rong; McCabe, Emma E.; Stephens, Peter W.; Croft, Mark; Collins, Liam; Kalinin, Sergei V.; Deng, Zheng; Retuerto, Maria; Sen Gupta, Arnab; Padmanabhan, Haricharan; Gopalan, Venkatraman; Grams, Christoph P.; Hemberger, Joachim; Orlandi, Fabio; Manuel, Pascal; Li, Wen-Min; Jin, Chang-Qing; Walker, David; Greenblatt, Martha

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Man-Rong Li

Peter W. Stephens

Mark Croft

Liam Collins

Sergei V. Kalinin

Zheng Deng

Maria Retuerto

Arnab Sen Gupta

Haricharan Padmanabhan

Venkatraman Gopalan

Christoph P. Grams

Joachim Hemberger

Fabio Orlandi

Pascal Manuel

Wen-Min Li

Chang-Qing Jin

David Walker

Martha Greenblatt


Double corundum-related polar magnets are promising materials for multiferroic and magnetoelectric applications in spintronics. However, their design and synthesis is a challenge, and magnetoelectric coupling has only been observed in Ni3TeO6 among the known double corundum compounds to date. Here we address the high-pressure synthesis of a new polar and antiferromagnetic corundum derivative Mn2MnWO6, which adopts the Ni3TeO6-type structure with low temperature first-order field-induced metamagnetic phase transitions (T N = 58 K) and high spontaneous polarization (~ 63.3 μC·cm−2). The magnetostriction-polarization coupling in Mn2MnWO6 is evidenced by second harmonic generation effect, and corroborated by magnetic-field-dependent pyroresponse behavior, which together with the magnetic-field-dependent polarization and dielectric measurements, qualitatively indicate magnetoelectric coupling. Piezoresponse force microscopy imaging and spectroscopy studies on Mn2MnWO6 show switchable polarization, which motivates further exploration on magnetoelectric effect in single crystal/thin film specimens.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 31, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Jan 5, 2021
Publicly Available Date Oct 29, 2021
Journal Nature Communications
Publisher Nature Research
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Article Number 2037
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