Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 185, Issue 5–6, pp 538–543 | Cite as

Spin–Phonon and Electron–Phonon Interactions in Multiferroic GdFe\(_{3}\)(BO\(_{3}\))\(_{4}\) and TbFe\(_{3}\)(BO\(_{3}\))\(_{4}\) Evidenced by IR Reflection Spectroscopy

  • S. A. KliminEmail author
  • M. A. Kashchenko
  • L. N. Bezmaternykh


We study temperature-dependent polarized reflection spectra of multiferroic GdFe\(_{3}\)(BO\(_{3})_{4}\) and TbFe\(_{3}\)(BO\(_{3})_{4}\) single crystals. Signatures of spin–lattice interactions in both compounds and of a formation of the electron–phonon coupled mode in TbFe\(_{3}\)(BO\(_{3})_{4}\) are discussed.


Multiferroics IR-active phonons Spin–phonon interaction Coupled electron–phonon mode 



The authors thank Alexey Kuzmenko and Marina Popova for fruitful discussions. This paper was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under Grant No. 14-12-01033, by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and by the Science and Technology cooperation program “Switzerland-Russia” of the University of Geneva.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Klimin
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Kashchenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. N. Bezmaternykh
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Spectroscopy RASTroitskRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)DolgoprudnyiRussia
  3. 3.Kirenskiy Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch of RASKrasnoyarskRussia

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