Tripathy, Satya Narayan and Mishra, K K and Sen, S and Mishra, B G and Pradhan, Dhiren K and Palai, R and Pradhan, Dillip K (2013) Phase transition and magneto-electric coupling of BiFeO3-YMnO3 multiferroic nanoceramics. Journal of Applied Physics, 114 (14). Article No-144104. ISSN 0021-8979

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We report the crystal structure, dielectric, magnetic, and magneto-electric properties of (1-x) BiFeO3-xYMnO(3) (0.00 <= x <= 0.2) multiferroic nanoceramics prepared by auto-combustion technique. YMnO3 substitution is found to induce a structural phase transition from R3c to R3c+Pbnm after x approximate to 0.1 using Rietveld refinement technique. Field emission scanning electron micrographs show decrease in grain size with increase in YMnO3 content. The dielectric permittivity and loss tangent are found to be increased with composition x. The anomalies noticed from the temperature dependent dielectric analysis reveal the signature of magneto-electric coupling in the system. A decrease in magnetic ordering temperature as a function of composition is found from dielectric study. At room temperature, the dielectric permittivity of all the YMnO3 modified samples decrease with increasing magnetic field. The maximum value of magneto-electric coupling coefficient (epsilon(H)-epsilon(0))/epsilon(0) is found to be similar to -5.5% at H = 2 T for x = 0.2. The behaviour of the magnetic hysteresis loop observed at room temperature suggests the suppression of space modulated spin structure. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 11:41

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