Optical spectroscopy of multiferroic rare-earth manganites

L. Kovács, K. Lengyel, M. Gospodinov

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Hexagonal rare-earth manganites (RMnO 3 with R = Er, Tm, Yb) have been studied by high resolution absorption spectroscopy in the infrared spectral range around the Neél-temperature (T N ≈ 80 K). Series of transitions have been assigned for the R 3+ rare-earth ions in trigonal crystal field. Some of the Stark components of the rare-earth multiplets split below the Néel-temperature due to magnetic ordering. The Néel-temperature for the three compounds investigated decreases with increasing lattice constant (a).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2012
Event12th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity, EMF12 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: Jun 26 2011Jul 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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