Thermal conductivity of geometrically frustrated, ferroelectric YMnO 3: Extraordinary spin-phonon interactions

P. A. Sharma, J. S. Ahn, N. Hur, S. Park, Sung Baek Kim, Seongsu Lee, J. G. Park, S. Guha, Sang-Wook Cheong

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The thermal conductivity of the magnetically frustrated, ferroelectric YMnO3 was investigated. Single crystalline YMnO3 was grown using the floating method, and polycrystalline specimens were synthesized with the help of a standard solid-state reaction. Thermal conductivity k(T) was measured using steady state method and heat capacity was measured using a relaxational method. An isotropic suppression in the cooperative paramagnetic state was observed followed by a sudden increase upon magnetic ordering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number177202
Pages (from-to)177202-1-177202-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 2 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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