Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

2014

Document Type

Article

Citation

Modern Physics Letters B, Vol. 28, No. 21, 1430008 (2014)

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Used by permission.

Abstract

Hexagonal ferrites (h-RFeO3, R=Y, Dy-Lu) have recently been identified as a new family of multiferroic complex oxides. The coexisting spontaneous electric and magnetic polarizations make h-RFeO3 rare-case ferroelectric ferromagnets at low temperature. Plus the room-temperature mul- tiferroicity and predicted magnetoelectric effect, h-RFeO3 are promising materials for multiferroic applications. Here we review the structural, ferroelectric, magnetic, and magnetoelectric properties of h-RFeO3. The thin film growth is also discussed because it is critical in making high quality single crystalline materials for studying intrinsic properties.

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