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Coexisting multiple order parameters in single-layer LuMnO3 films

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author C.W. Schneider et al., Saumya Mukherjee, Kenta Shimamoto, Jonathan S. White, Matthias Bator, Michel Kenzelmann, Thomas Lippert , Christof Niedermayer,
Project Structural and magneto-electric properties of strained REMnO3 films
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Physical Review B
Volume (Issue) 94(5)
Page(s) 054423-1 - 054423-6
Title of proceedings Physical Review B
DOI 10.1103/physrevb.94.054423


Magnetoelectric multiferroics hold great promise for electrical control of magnetism or magnetic control of ferroelectricity. However, single phase ferroelectric materials with a sizeable ferromagnetic magnetization are rare. Here, we demonstrate that a single-phase orthorhombic LuMnO3 thin film features coexisting magnetic and ferroelectric orders. The temperature dependence of the different order parameters are presented with ferromagnetic order appearing below 100 K and thus at much higher temperatures than ferroelectricity or antiferromagnetism (TN,TFE 40 K).