We have grown single crystals of multiferroic double-perovskite Lu 2CoMnO6 and studied the directional dependence of their magnetic and dielectric properties. The ferromagnetic order emerges below T C ≈ 48 K along the crystallographic c axis. Dielectric anomaly arises along the b axis at TC, contrary to the polycrystalline work suggesting ferroelectricity along the c axis. Through the strongly coupled ferromagnetic and dielectric states, the highly non-linear variation of both dielectric constant and magnetization was achieved in application of magnetic fields. This concurrent tunability provides an efficient route to manipulation of multiple order parameters in multiferroics.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)