Anisotropic spin-flip-induced multiferroic behavior in kagome C u3Bi(Se O3)2 O2Cl

H. C. Wu, K. Devi Chandrasekhar, J. K. Yuan, J. R. Huang, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, H. Berger, H. D. Yang

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Abstract

Compared to the previous report on Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2X(X=Cl,Br) [V. Gnezdilov, (arXiv:1604.04249)],where no dielectric anomaly was observed without magnetic field near TN∼25.6K, we further present the dielectric behaviors without and with magnetic field in Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl. At zero field H=0, an antiferromagnetic transition from magnetization and specific heat measurements is clearly established at TN, while no dielectric anomaly was observed. Those results are similar to the previous report [V. Gnezdilov, (arXiv:1604.04249)]. Above the critical field Hc∼0.8T, a metamagnetic spin-flip transition from antiferromagnetic to ferrimagnetic order at T∼TN is induced anisotropically only for Hc. Meanwhile, a ferroelectric behavior from dielectric and pyroelectric current measurements is observed below T∼TN; then a corresponding type-II multiferroics emerges above Hc. The key mechanism of the anisotropic spin-flip-induced multiferroicity in Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl can be ascribed to the breaking of magnetic twofold symmetry in the bc plane above Hc.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125121
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2017

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