A simultaneous magneto-dielectric phase transition in RbCoBr3

Takashi Shirahata, Tota Nakamura

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We have modeled magneto-dielectric phase transitions in ABX 3-type layered triangular lattice compounds. The model consists of a spin system (magnetic transition) and a lattice system (dielectric transition). Magnetic exchange interactions are supposed to change with a relative position between two spins. This assumption produces an effective coupling between the lattice and the spin. Applying the nonequilibrium relaxation method, we have found that a simultaneous magneto-dielectric phase transition occurs when energy scales of the spin part and the lattice part coincide. An intermediate phase like the partial disordered phase disappears. Both systems relax frustration of the other system cooperatively and realize ordered states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Layered triangular lattice
  • Magneto-dielectric transition
  • Nonequilibrium relaxation method
  • Relaxation of frustration by lattice distortion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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