Exp. No.

M1647 — Approved

Title of Experiment

Role of oxygen polarization in multiferroic compound RMn2O5 (R=rare earth elements)

Spokesperson(s) for Group

Safety Coordinator(s) for Group

Current Members of Group

Name Institution Status % of research time devoted to experiment
R. Kadono KEK-IMSS Professor
M. Hiraishi KEK-IMSS PDF
Yuta Ishii IMRAM, Tohoku Univerisity Student (PhD)
Kimura Hiroyuki IMRAM, Tohoku Univerisity Professor
A. Koda KEK-IMSS Associate Professor
K.M. Kojima KEK-IMSS Associate Professor
H. Okabe KEK-IMSS Assistant Professor
Hajime Sagayama KEK-IMSS Associate Professor
I. Yamauchi KEK-IMSS PDF


We propose muSR study of oxygen spin polarization YMn2O5, and related compounds that exhibit multiferroic behavior. Recent study by resonant soft-x-ray diffraction has revealed that strong d-p hybridization and accompanying oxygen spin polarization may be the driving mechanism for the strong magneto-electric coupling in YMn2O5. MuSR would provide direct test for the occurrence of oxygen polarization as local probe.