Université de Fribourg

Coexisting multiple order parameters in single-layer LuMnO3 films

Schneider, Christof W. ; Mukherjee, Saumya ; Shimamoto, Kenta ; Das, Saikat ; Luetkens, Hubertus ; White, Jonathan S. ; Bator, Matthias ; Hu, Yi ; Stahn, Jochen ; Prokscha, Thomas ; Suter, Andreas ; Salman, Zaher ; Kenzelmann, Michel ; Lippert, Thomas ; Niedermayer, Christof

In: Physical Review B, 2016, vol. 94, no. 5, p. 054423

Magnetoelectric multiferroics hold great promise for electrical control of magnetism or magnetic control of ferroelectricity. However, single phase ferroelectric materials with a sizeable ferromagnetic magnetization are rare. Here, we demonstrate that a single- phase orthorhombic LuMnO3 thin film features coexisting magnetic and ferroelectric orders. The temperature dependence of the...