Changes of physical properties in multiferroic phase transitions

Daniel B. Litvin

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The physical property coefficients that arise in a phase transition which are zero in the high-symmetry phase and nonzero in the low-symmetry phase are called spontaneous coefficients. For all 1601 Aizu species of phase transitions, matrices have been constructed which show the nonzero coefficients of a wide variety of magnetic and nonmagnetic physical properties including toroidal property coefficients in the high-symmetry phase and their corresponding spontaneous coefficients in the low-symmetry phase. It is also shown that these spontaneous coefficients provide for the distinction of and switching between nonferroelastic domain pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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