Chatterji, Tapan and Hansen, Thomas and Kimber, Simon A J and Bhattacharya, Dipten (2014) Magnetoelastic effects in multiferroic HoMnO3. Solid State Communications, 180. pp. 46-51. ISSN 0038-1098

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We have investigated magnetoelastic effects in multiferroic HoMnO3 below the antiferromagnetic phase transition T-N approximate to 75 K by neutron powder diffraction. The lattice parameter a of the hexagonal unit cell of HoMnO3 decrease in the usual way at lower temperatures and then shows abrupt contraction below T-N whereas the lattice parameter c increases continuously with decreasing temperature and shows an anomalous increase below T-N. The unit cell volume decreases continuously with decreasing temperature and undergoes abrupt contraction below T-N. By fitting the background thermal expansion for a nonmagnetic lattice with the Einstein-Gruneisen equation we determined the lattice strains Delta a, Delta c and Delta V due to the magnetoelastic effects as a function of temperature. We have also determined the temperature variation of the ordered magnetic moment of Mn ion by fitting the measured Bragg intensities of the nuclear and magnetic reflections with the known crystal and magnetic structure models. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Nano-Structured Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 10:32

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