Compensation effect and magnetostriction in CoCr2−xFexO4

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  • Hong-guo Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Weng-hong Wang,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • En-ke Liu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Xiao-dan Tang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Gui-jiang Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Hong-wei Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Guang-heng Wu

    1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetism, Institute of Physics and Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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Abstract

The magnetic compensation and magnetostriction properties in Fe-doped CoCr2O4 samples have been investigated. Structural and magnetic measurements imply that the doped Fe3+ ions initially occupy the B1 (Cr) sites when x < 0.1, and then mainly take the A (Co) sites. This behaviour results in a role conversion of magnetic contributors and a composition compensation between two competitively magnetic sublattices at x = 0.1. Temperature-dependent compensation has also been found in the samples with x = 0.1–0.22, with the compensation temperature in the range of 40–104 K. The Fe3+ doping also modulates the exchange interaction of the system and prevents the formation of long-range conical order of spins. The magnetoelectric transition temperature at 23 K in CoCr2O4 is shifted to lower temperature by increasing the dopants. The magnetostriction effect in this system has been observed for the first time. The strain has a maximum value of about 280 ppm at x = 0.4. The magnetostriction is consistent with the behaviour of the two magnetic compensations.

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