X-Ray Diffraction, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, and Magnetoelectric Effect Studies of Multiferroic Bi5Ti3FeO15 Ceramics
T. Pikulaa, P. Guzdek b, J. Dzik c, A. Lisinska-Czekaj c and E. Jartych a
aLublin University of Technology, Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Nadbystrzycka 38A, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
bInstitute of Electron Technology, Cracow Division, Zabłocie 39, 30-701 Kraków, Poland
cUniversity of Silesia, Department of Materials Science, Śnieżna 2, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
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Bi5Ti3FeO15 ceramics belongs to multiferroic class of materials. In this work it was prepared by solid-state sintering method and investigated by X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and magnetoelectric effect measurements. As it was proved by X-ray diffraction studies the single-phase Bi5Ti3FeO15 compound was obtained. The Mössbauer investigations revealed paramagnetic character of the compound at room temperature as well as at 80 K. Magnetoelectric measurements were carried out at room temperature using lock-in dynamic method and they proved presence of magnetoelectric coupling in this material. Additional magnetoelectric studies were carried out after subsequent electric poling of the sample. It was found that the maximum value of the coupling coefficient was almost twice bigger than in the case without the initial poling and reached a value of αME ≈ 20.7 mV cm-1 Oe-1.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.296
PACS numbers: 75.85.+t, 85.80.Jm, 61.05.cp, 76.80.+y