Publications by Paolo Radaelli

Theory of Electromagnons in CuO.

Physical review letters 114 (2015) 197201-

K Cao, F Giustino, PG Radaelli

We develop a theory of electromagnons in CuO by combining a symmetry analysis based on irreducible corepresentations, ab initio calculations, and simulations of spin dynamics using a model Hamiltonian and the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. We show that the electromagnon measured in [Jones et al., Nat. Commun. 5, 3787 (2014)] with the electric field along the [101] direction originates from a magnetoelectric coupling mediated by Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions and consists of a rigid rotation of the Cu spins around the axis defined by the electric field. Furthermore we predict the existence of a second electromagnon originating from exchange striction and coupled to electric fields along the [010] direction in the AF2 phase.

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