We have investigated the magnetic properties of a single crystal of multiferroic YbFe2O4. Ferrimagnetic ordering of Fe spins is observed at ∼250 K. The magnetization measured during field cooling becomes negative below ∼10 K owing to the antiparallel coupling between the Fe and Yb sublattices. The magnetization below ∼10 K is flipped by changing the applied magnetic field in a positive direction, a property which may be used to the development of magnetic devices. Magnetocaloric measurements show a broad peak of the entropy change, likely owing to a multiple magnetic transition.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2013|
|Event||21st International Symposium on the Jahn-Teller Effect 2012 - Tsukuba, Japan|
Duration: Aug 26 2012 → Aug 31 2012
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)