CEQUINOR   05415
CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
Far Infrared and Raman Anomalies in Orthorhombic Multiferroics (Bi,Pr)Mn2O5
Autor/es:
NESTOR E. MASSA; DOMINGOS DE SOUSA MENESES; PATRICK ECHEGUT; ALI F. GARCÍA FLORES; EDUARDO GRANADO; MARÍA JESÚS MARTÍNEZ-LOPE; JOSÉ ANTONIO ALONSO
Lugar:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Reunión:
Congreso; American Physical Society March Meeting; 2008
Institución organizadora:
American Physical Society
Resumen:
We report on far infrared reflectivity between 4 K and 300 K of polycrystalline BiMn$_{2}$O$_{5}$ y PrMn$_{2}$O$_{5}$ known to sustain orbital, lattice, charge, and spin interactions. After conventional temperature mode stiffening band profiles undergo a relative intensity raise with maximum in the interval $sim $40K to $sim $30 K (magnetic ordering temperature, T$_{N}$, and the onset of ferroelectricity, T$_{C})$ indicative of a global electric polarization. We do not observe on cooling, in agreement with our high resolution neutron diffraction patterns, new phonon activity that might be associated to structural changes. Below 30 K there is a weak reflectivity attenuation at about the temperature in which the spin glass sets in. In contrast with BiMn$_{2}$O$_{5}$, in PrMn$_{2}$O$_{5}$ we found a Drude shaped overdamped band centered at zero frequency that, active at all temperatures, develops substructure below 15 K. We associate this feature to collective modes responsible for ferroelectricity of magnetic origin ascribed to coupling spins with electronic polarization without atomic displacement In overall, our spectra suggest a qualitative agreement with magnetoferroelectricity originating in spin dislocation and commensuration.
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