Publication
Title
Magnetic and magnetodielectric properties of erbium iron garnet ceramic
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Abstract
An Er3Fe5O12 ceramic has been sintered in oxygen atmosphere at 1400 °C for dielectric measurements. Its structural quality at room temperature has been checked by combining transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in the cubic space group Ia3d with a = 12.3488(1). The dielectric permittivity ([variant_greek_epsilon]′) and losses (tan δ) measurements as a function of temperature reveal the existence of two anomalies, a broad one between 110 K and 80 K, attributed to the Er3+ spin reorientation, and a second sharper feature at about 45 K associated to the appearance of irreversibility on the magnetic susceptibility curves. In contrast to the lack of magnetic field impact on [variant_greek_epsilon]′ for the former anomaly, a complex magnetic field effect has been evidenced below 45 K. The isothermal [variant_greek_epsilon]′(H) curves show the existence of positive magnetodielectric effect, reaching a maximum of 0.14% at 3 T and 10 K. Its magnitude decreases as H is further increased. Interestingly, for the lowest H values, a linear regime in the [variant_greek_epsilon]′(H) curve is observed. From this experimental study, it is concluded that the [variant_greek_epsilon]′ anomaly, starting above the compensation temperature Tc (75 K) and driven by the internal magnetic field, is not sensitive to an applied external magnetic field. Thus, below 45 K, it is the magnetic structure which is responsible for the coupling between spin and charge in this iron garnet.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of applied physics / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1937, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2013
ISSN
0021-8979 [print]
1089-7550 [online]
Volume/pages
113:3(2013), p. 1-5
Article Reference
033905
ISI
000313670600042
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 06.03.2013
Last edited 03.04.2017
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