The magnetic transitions and dynamics in the multiferroic Lu0.5Sc0.5FeO3

Junjie Yang, Chunruo Duan, John R.D. Copley, Craig M. Brown, Despina Louca

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In spite of its frustrated lattice, the multiferroic Lu0.5Sc0.5FeO3 exhibits two consecutive magnetic transitions at T N1 ≈ 175 K and T N2 ≈ 70 K determined from neutron diffraction. In the ordered state, magnetic fluctuations are present, most likely arising from the in-plane frustrated interaction of the Fe hexagonal lattice. Furthermore, a crossover of the magnetic intensity is observed from elastic to inelastic upon warming, indicating that magnetic fluctuations persist well above T N1, a common feature in hexagonal multiferroics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-571
Number of pages7
JournalMRS Advances
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • ferroelectric
  • magnetic
  • neutron scattering


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