Berlin 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
MA 19: Joint Session "Multiferroics III - Strain / New Routes towards Multiferroicity" (jointly with DF, DS, KR, TT)
MA 19.3: Vortrag
Dienstag, 27. März 2012, 10:00–10:15, EB 301
Induced magnetoelectric response in Pnma perovskites — •Eric Bousquet and Nicola Spaldin — Materials Department, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
We use symmetry analysis to show that the G, C and A-type antiferromagnetic Pnma perovskites can exhibit magnetoelectric (ME) responses when a ferroelectric instability is induced with epitaxial strain. Using first-principles calculations we compute the values of the allowed ME response in strained CaMnO3 as a model system. Our results show that large linear and non-linear ME responses are present and can diverge when close to the ferroelectric phase transition. By decomposing the electronic and ionic contributions, we explore the detailed mechanism of the ME response.