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Magnetotransport properties have been investigated for epitaxial thin films of B20-type MnSi grown on Si(111) substrates. Lorentz transmission electron microscopy images clearly point to the robust formation of Skyrmions over a wide temperature-magnetic field region. New features distinct from those reported previously for MnSi are observed for epitaxial(More)
Ferroelectric polarization of 6.3  μC cm(-2) is induced by the neutral-to-ionic transition, upon which nonpolar molecules of electron donor tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and acceptor p-chloranil (CA) are incompletely ionized to ±0.60e and dimerized along the molecular stacking chain. We find that the ferroelectric properties are governed by intermolecular charge(More)
The role of solitons in transport, dielectric, and magnetic properties has been revealed for the quasi-one-dimensional organic charge-transfer salt, TTF-QBrCl3 [tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-2-bromo-3,5,6-trichloro-p-benzoquinone (QBrCl3)]. The material was found to be ferroelectric and hence the solitons should be located at the boundary of the segments with(More)
The switching of electric polarization induced by electric fields, a fundamental functionality of ferroelectrics, is closely associated with the motions of the domain walls that separate regions with distinct polarization directions. Therefore, understanding domain-walls dynamics is of essential importance for advancing ferroelectric applications. In this(More)
Changing the interactions between particles in an ensemble--by varying the temperature or pressure, for example--can lead to phase transitions whose critical behaviour depends on the collective nature of the many-body system. Despite the diversity of ingredients, which include atoms, molecules, electrons and their spins, the collective behaviour can be(More)
The imidazole unit is chemically stable and ubiquitous in biological systems; its proton donor and acceptor moieties easily bind molecules into a dipolar chain. Here we demonstrate that chains of these amphoteric molecules can often be bistable in electric polarity and electrically switchable, even in the crystalline state, through proton tautomerization.(More)
Magnetic skyrmion, a topologically stable spin-swirling object, can host emergent electromagnetism, as exemplified by the topological Hall effect and electric-current-driven skyrmion motion. To achieve efficient manipulation of nano-sized functional spin textures, it is imperative to exploit the resonant motion of skyrmions, analogously to the role of the(More)
Electronic phase separation is one of the key features in correlated electron oxides. The coexistence and competition of multiple phases give rise to gigantic responses to tiny stimuli producing dramatic changes in magnetic, transport and other properties of these compounds. To probe the physical properties of each phase separately is crucial for a(More)
We report a ferroelectric transition driven by the off-centering of magnetic Mn(4+) ions in antiferromagnetic Mott insulators Sr(1-x)Ba(x)MnO(3) with a perovskite structure. As x increases, the perovskite lattice shows the typical soft-mode dynamics, as revealed by the momentum-resolved inelastic x-ray scattering and far-infrared spectroscopy, and the(More)
We report the dielectric dispersion of the giant magnetocapacitance (GMC) in multiferroic DyMnO3 over a wide frequency range. The GMC is found to be attributable not to the softened electromagnon but to the electric-field-driven motion of multiferroic domain wall (DW). In contrast to conventional ferroelectric DWs, the present multiferroic DW motion holds(More)