Magnetic anisotropy of multiferroic HoMn<inf>2</inf>O<inf>5</inf> single crystal

D. Tzankov, V. Skumryev, M. Aroyo, R. Puźniak, M. D. Kuz'min, M. Mikhov

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Magnetic properties such as magnetic susceptibility, magnetisation, and torque of HoMn2O5 multiferroic single crystal have been studied in a broad range of temperatures and magnetic fields. The crystal exhibits strong magnetic anisotropy in both paramagnetic and magnetically ordered states. The easy, middle, and hard magnetisation directions are along the b-, a-, and c-crystallographic axes, respectively, with the negative paramagnetic Curie temperatures of -10 K, -20 K, and -90 K, correspondingly. The Curie constant of 17.9 emu/mol is independent of the crystallographic directions. The second-order crystal field parameters for the Ho site are determined to be B20 = (0.88 ± 0.02) K, and B22 = (0.16 ± 0.02) K. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-216
JournalSolid State Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • A. Manganites
  • D. Magnetic anisotropy


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