Magnetoelectric Coupling through the Spin Flop Transition in Ni3TeO6

M. O. Yokosuk, Amal Al-Wahish, Sergey Artyukhin, K. R. O'Neal, D. Mazumdar, P. Chen, Junjie Yang, Yoon Seok Oh, Stephen A. McGill, K. Haule, Sang Wook Cheong, David Vanderbilt, J. L. Musfeldt

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Abstract

We combined high field optical spectroscopy and first principles calculations to analyze the electronic structure of Ni3TeO6 across the 53 K and 9 T magnetic transitions, both of which are accompanied by large changes in electric polarization. The color properties are sensitive to magnetic order due to field-induced changes in the crystal field environment, with those around Ni1 and Ni2 most affected. These findings advance the understanding of magnetoelectric coupling in materials in which magnetic 3d centers coexist with nonmagnetic heavy chalcogenide cations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number147402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume117
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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