Room temperature magnetoelectric coupling in a molecular ferroelectric ytterbium(III) complex


Magnetoelectric (ME) materials combine magnetic and electric polarizabilities in the same phase, offering a basis for developing high-density data storage and spintronic or low-consumption devices owing to the possibility of triggering one property with the other. Such applications require strong interaction between the constitutive properties, a criterion that is rarely met in classical inorganic ME materials at room temperature. We provide evidence of a strong ME coupling in a paramagnetic ferroelectric lanthanide coordination complex with magnetostrictive phenomenon. The properties of this molecular material suggest that it may be competitive with inorganic magnetoelectrics.




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Long, J; Ivanov, MS; Khomchenko, VA; Mamontova, E; Thibaud, JM; Rouquette, J; Beaudhuin, M; Granier, D; Ferreira, RAS; Carlos, LD; Donnadieu, B; Henriques, MSC; Paixao, JA; Guari, Y; Larionova, J

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Financial support was provided by the University of Montpellier (UM), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Plateforme d'Analyze et de Caracterisation (PAC) et Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM), Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) Portugal (R&D project PDTC/QUI-QUI/098098/2008-FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-010785), and NoE FAME. J.Lo. acknowledges the EMERGENCE@INC 2019 funding. M.S.I. is grateful to FCT for financial support through the project MATIS-Materiais e Tecnologias Industriais Sustentaveis (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000014). V.A.K. is grateful to FCT for financial support through the FCT Investigator Programme (project IF/00819/2014/CP1223/CT0011). This work was partly supported by funds from FEDER (Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade COMPETE) and from FCT under the projects CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials (UIDB/50011/2020 and UIDP/50011/2020) and UID/FIS/04564/2019. Access to TAIL-UC facility funded under QREN-Mais Centro project ICT_2009_02_012_1890 is gratefully acknowledged as well.

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