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Crystals 2017, 7(3), 67; doi:10.3390/cryst7030067

Single Crystal Growth of Multiferroic Double Perovskites: Yb2CoMnO6 and Lu2CoMnO6

Department of Physics and IPAP, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea
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Received: 29 January 2017 / Revised: 24 February 2017 / Accepted: 24 February 2017 / Published: 27 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multiferroics Crystals)
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We report on the growth of multiferroic Yb2CoMnO6 and Lu2CoMnO6 single crystals which were synthesized by the flux method with Bi2O3. Yb2CoMnO6 and Lu2CoMnO6 crystallize in a double-perovskite structure with a monoclinic P21/n space group. Bulk magnetization measurements of both specimens revealed strong magnetic anisotropy and metamagnetic transitions. We observed a dielectric anomaly perpendicular to the c axis. The strongly coupled magnetic and dielectric states resulted in the variation of both the dielectric constant and the magnetization by applying magnetic fields, offering an efficient approach to accomplish intrinsically coupled functionality in multiferroics. View Full-Text
Keywords: double perovskite; multiferroic; single crystal growth; flux method double perovskite; multiferroic; single crystal growth; flux method
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Choi, H.Y.; Moon, J.Y.; Kim, J.H.; Choi, Y.J.; Lee, N. Single Crystal Growth of Multiferroic Double Perovskites: Yb2CoMnO6 and Lu2CoMnO6. Crystals 2017, 7, 67.

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