Current-induced enhancement of magnetic anisotropy in spin-charge-coupled multiferroic YbFe2O4

Kenji Yoshii, Daiju Matsumura, Hiroyuki Saitoh, Takashi Kambe, Mamoru Fukunaga, Yuji Muraoka, Naoshi Ikeda, Shigeo Mori

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Abstract

We report the change in the magnetic properties of multiferroic YbFe2O4 caused by cooling in the presence of an electrical current. The magnetization measured after the cooling is ∼10 -20% smaller than that after cooling without a current. The current also affects the magnetic anisotropy below ∼100 K; the magnetic coercivity is increased by ∼10 -20%. These phenomena may arise from the coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic domains or a disturbance in the formation of charge-ordered domains. From the viewpoint of application, the enhancement of anisotropy by an electrical current provides a method for stabilizing magnetization other than the well-known method of exchange bias.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063708
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume83
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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