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dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, José Luís Pires-
dc.contributor.authorPerez-Mato, J. M.-
dc.description.abstractThe temperature versus magnetic field phase diagram of the 2D triangular lattice and multiferroic compound RbFe(MoO4)2 is analysed from the point of view of symmetry. The paramagnetic space group and its irreducible representations are used in order to obtain the magnetic symmetry of the possible modulated phases and characterize the restrictions imposed by this symmetry on the corresponding magnetic structures. Superspace symmetry is considered in the case of incommensurate phases. It is shown that the experimentally observed phases correspond to different isotropy subgroups originating in the same irreducible representation of the paramagnetic symmetry group. The relevant couplings between the primary transverse spin modulation and the electric polarization, the in-plane magnetization and the secondary longitudinal magnetic modulation are discussed. The mechanisms for the destabilization of the improper ferroelectric chiral phase and the origin of the different orientation of the spins with respect to the external field in the two collinear phases are analysed from a symmetry based perspective.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project MAT 2008-05839) and the Basque Government (project IT-282-07).por
dc.publisherIOP Publishingpor
dc.subjectFrustrated magnetspor
dc.subjectPhase diagramspor
dc.subjectMagnetic superspace groupspor
dc.titleSymmetry and magnetic field driven transitions in the 2D triangular lattice compound RbFe(MoO4)2por
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matterpor
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