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Title: Magnetic field controlled reversal of ferroelectric polarization in conical spin ordered multiferroics : Monte Carlo simulation
Authors: Yao, Xiaoyan
Lo, Veng-cheong
Liu, Jun-Ming
Subjects: Cobalt compounds
Heisenberg model
Magnetisation reversal
Monte Carlo methods
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2009
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Journal of applied physics, 1 Oct. 2009, v. 106, no. 7, 073901, p. 1-5.
Abstract: To understand the fascinating ultiferroicity observed in CoCr₂O₄, Monte Carlo simulation is performed on a three-dimensional spinel lattice with classical Heisenberg spins. The conical spin order is confirmed to be the origin of the peculiar magnetoelectric behavior with coexisting magnetization and ferroelectric polarization. Furthermore, the simultaneous reversals of magnetization and polarization controlled by the external magnetic field are reproduced, consisting with the experimental observation qualitatively. It is revealed that, from the microscopic structures of spins, the axis of spin cone provides a “handle,” with which the magnetization and polarization can be reversed by the magnetic field easily.
Rights: © 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in X.Y. Yao, V.C. Lo & J.M. Liu. J. Appl. Phys. 106, 073901 (2009) and may be found at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1063/1.3234401
ISSN: 0021-8979 (print)
1089-7550 (online)
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