We investigate the low temperature magnetic properties of crystalline DyScO3, a material that has seen increasing importance as a substrate for the growth of strained perovskite films. The compound exhibits strong magnetic anisotropy with an easy axis along the  direction and a hard axis along the  direction, respectively, attributable to magnetocrystalline anisotropy. We find that DyScO3 undergoes a magnetic phase transition at 3.1 K, presumably from paramagnetism to antiferromagnetic long range order. The presence of such a transition and the magnetic anisotropy suggests the possibility of significant substrate impact on studies of the magnetism of the epitaxial thin films grown on this material.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)