Lines, Malcolm E. Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Structural transitions
- Magnetoelectric effect
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Materials which display both magnetic order and spontaneous electric polarization. Research on these materials has enabled considerable advances to be made in understanding the interplay between magnetism and ferroelectricity. The existence of both linear and higher-order coupling terms has been confirmed, and their consequences studied. They have given rise, in particular, to a number of magnetically induced polar anomalies and have even provided an example of a ferromagnet whose magnetic moment per unit volume is totally induced by its coupling via linear terms to a spontaneous electric dipole moment.
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