Magnetoelectric effect driven by magnetic domain modification in LuFe 2O4

Takashi Kambe, Yukimasa Fukada, Jun Kano, Tomoko Nagata, Hiroyuki Okazaki, Takayoshi Yokoya, Shuichi Wakimoto, Kazuhisa Kakurai, Naoshi Ikeda

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The magnetocapacitance effect was investigated using impedance spectroscopy on single crystals of LuFe2O4. The intrinsic impedance response could be separated from the interfacial response and showed a clear hysteresis loop below TFerri∼240 K under the magnetic field. The neutron diffraction experiment under the magnetic field proves the origin of the dielectric property related to the motion of the nanosized ferromagnetic domain boundary. These results imply that the modification of the microscopic domain structure is responsible for the magnetoelectric effect in LuFe 2O4.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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