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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Polar atomic displacements in multiferroics observed via anomalous x-ray diffraction|
|Abstract:||The minute polar atomic displacements in multiferroics are shown to be within the reach of crystallography. A nonconventional methodology with anomalous x-ray diffraction is employed to investigate such displacements in DyMn(2)O(5) with giant magnetoelectric coupling and two distinct Mn(3+) and Mn(4+) sites. Intensity differences of a selected Bragg reflection were measured as the direction of electric polarization is switched by a poling field. A significant differential effect, which is strongly enhanced at energies near and above the Mn K edge, was observed near and below the ferroelectric transition temperature, T(c) similar to 40 K. The direct participation of ionic displacements in the ferroelectric polarization, particularly the Mn(3+) sublattice, is demonstrated, dismissing a purely electronic mechanism for the multiferroicity.|
|Editor:||Amer Physical Soc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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