Pal, P and Sahoo, Aditi and Abdullah, Md F and Kaushik, S D and Vishwakarma, P N and Singh, A K (2018) Substantial magnetoelectric coupling in nanocrystalline-Fe2TeO6 at room temperature. Journal of Applied Physics, 124 (16). Art No-164110. ISSN 0021-8979

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Nanocrystalline Fe2TeO6 (FTO) is synthesized following the sol-gel process. The nanoaspect of FTO is confirmed from transmission electron microscopy, where the particles of sizes 10-40 nm are seen. Magnetic measurement on nano-FTO confirms the antiferromagnetic nature of particles having Neel temperature T-N = 167 K, which is very much lower than that of bulk (210 K). Polarization verses electric field loop measurement at room temperature (RT) gives the remanent polarization (P-r) value of 0.098 mu C/cm(2), confirming ferroelectricity in FTO. A nonmonotonous increase in the remanent polarization is noticed when an external magnetic field is applied on the sample. This is a clear indication of prevailing substantial magnetoelectric (ME) coupling in the sample at room temperature. The quantification of magnetoelectricity is done by directly measuring the ME voltage (V) in the presence of varying dc magnetic field (H), and the ME coefficients are obtained using a quadratic relation in H. The values so obtained for the first order (alpha/d), second order (beta/d), and third order (gamma/d) ME coefficients are similar to 0.22mV cm(-1)Oe(-1), similar to-1.70 x 10(-2) mVcm(-1)Oe(-2), and similar to 0.72 x 10(-6) mVcm(-1) Oe(-3), respectively. The presence of ferroelectricity and magnetoelectricity above the Neel temperature is a very unusual phenomenon in this material. The presence of short range magnetic ordering which prevails even up to RT, much higher than that of long range magnetic ordering temperature, is suspected to be responsible for this. Published by AIP Publishing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 07:07
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