Nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials
Madsen, Daniel Esmarch
2008-01-01
I denne Ph.D. afhandling studeres forskellige egenskaber ved antiferromagnetiske nanopartikler. I en ideel antiferromagnet er spinnene orienteret således at der ikke er et resulterende magnetisk moment. I nanopartikler af antiferromagnetiske materialer er denne kompensation på grund af forskellig...
Thermoinduced magnetization in nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials
Mørup, Steen; Frandsen, Cathrine
2004-01-01
We show that there is a thermoinduced contribution to the magnetic moment of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials. It arises from thermal excitations of the uniform spin-precession mode, and it has the unusual property that its magnitude increases with increasing temperature. This has...... the consequence that antiferromagnetism is nonexistent in nanoparticles at finite temperatures and it explains magnetic anomalies, which recently have been reported in a number of studies of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials....
Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles of Antiferromagnetic Materials
Mørup, Steen; Frandsen, Cathrine; Bødker, Franz;
2003-01-01
The magnetic properties of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles have been studied by Mossbauer spectroscopy and neutron scattering. Temperature series of Mossbauer spectra of non-interacting, superparamagnetic hematite nanoparticles were fitted by use of the Blume-Tjon relaxation model. It has been fo...
Experimental and theoretical studies of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials
Mørup, Steen; Madsen, Daniel Esmarch; Frandsen, Cathrine;
2007-01-01
nanoparticles, but it depends crucially on the size of the uncompensated moment. Excitation of the uniform mode results in a so-called thermoinduced moment, because the two sublattices are not strictly antiparallel when this mode is excited. The magnetic dipole interaction between antiferromagnetic......The magnetic properties of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials are reviewed. The magnetic structure is often similar to the bulk structure, but there are several examples of size-dependent magnetic structures. Owing to the small magnetic moments of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles, the...... commonly used analysis of magnetization curves above the superparamagnetic blocking temperature may give erroneous results, because the distribution in magnetic moments and the magnetic anisotropy are not taken into account. We discuss how the magnetic dynamics can be studied by use of magnetization...
Jungwirth, T.; Marti, X.; Wadley, P.; Wunderlich, J.
2016-03-01
Antiferromagnetic materials are internally magnetic, but the direction of their ordered microscopic moments alternates between individual atomic sites. The resulting zero net magnetic moment makes magnetism in antiferromagnets externally invisible. This implies that information stored in antiferromagnetic moments would be invisible to common magnetic probes, insensitive to disturbing magnetic fields, and the antiferromagnetic element would not magnetically affect its neighbours, regardless of how densely the elements are arranged in the device. The intrinsic high frequencies of antiferromagnetic dynamics represent another property that makes antiferromagnets distinct from ferromagnets. Among the outstanding questions is how to manipulate and detect the magnetic state of an antiferromagnet efficiently. In this Review we focus on recent works that have addressed this question. The field of antiferromagnetic spintronics can also be viewed from the general perspectives of spin transport, magnetic textures and dynamics, and materials research. We briefly mention this broader context, together with an outlook of future research and applications of antiferromagnetic spintronics.
Relaxation rates of electronic and nuclear magnons in antiferromagnetic materials
The mechanisms that contribute for the spin-wave relaxation rate in antiferromagnetic materials that belong to two different families, one with cubic simmetry and the other one with uniaxial simmetry are discussed. The typical representatives of these two classes are RbMnF3 and MnF2, respectively. We have done an unified theory to explain the nuclear and electronic spin-wave relaxation rates in RbMnF3 which is based on a mechanism that arises from the crystalline inhomogeneities. The theory was good for both cases, where three-magnon confluence processes without momentum conservation (due to inhomogeneities) were able to explain the general features of the relaxation rates. We have also performed measurements of the AFMR linewidth of MnF2 doped with different concentrations of cobalt and taken care of minimizing the radiation damping. The experimental data were explained by non-momentum conserving magnon-phonon processes. Our results lead to believe that non-momentum conserving processes are the most suitable to explain relaxation rates in materials where one can not define a translational simmetry in the lattice. (author)
Possible half-metallic antiferromagnetism in an iridium double-perovskite material
Ghimire, Madhav Prasad; Wu, Long-Hua; Hu, Xiao
2016-04-01
Using the first-principles density functional approach, we investigate a material Pr2MgIrO6 (PMIO) of double-perovskite structure synthesized recently. According to the calculations, PMIO is a magnetic Mott-Hubbard insulator with μtot≃6 μB per unit cell influenced by the cooperative effect of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) and Coulomb interactions of Ir-5 d and Pr-4 f electrons, as well as the crystal field. When Pr is replaced with Sr gradually, the system exhibits half-metallic (HM) states desirable for spintronics applications. In [Pr2-xSrxMgIrO6] 2, HM antiferromagnetism (HMAFM) with zero magnetic moment in the unit cell is obtained for x =1 , whereas for x =0.5 and 1.5 HM ferrimagnetism (HMFiM) is observed with μtot≃3 μB and μtot≃-3 μB per unit cell respectively. It is emphasized that the large exchange splitting between spin-up and spin-down bands at the Fermi level makes the half-metallicity possible even with strong SOC.
Spintronics of antiferromagnetic systems
Spintronics of antiferromagnetics is a new field that has developed in a fascinating research topic in physics of magnetism. Antiferromagnetics, like ferromagnetic materials experience the influence of spin-polarized current, even though they show no macroscopic magnetization. The mechanism of this phenomenon is related to spin-dependent interaction between free and localized electrons-sd-exchange. Due to the peculiarities of antiferromagnetic materials (complicated magnetic structure, essential role of the exchange interactions, lack of macroscopic magnetization) spintronics of antiferromagnets appeals to new theoretical and experimental approaches. The purpose of this review is to systemize and summarize the recent progress in this field. We start with a short introduction into the structure and dynamics of antiferromagnets and proceed with discussion of different microscopic and phenomenological theories for description of current-induced phenomena in ferro-/antiferromagnetic heterostructures. We also consider the problems of the reverse influence of antiferromagnetic ordering on current, and effectiveness of the fully antiferromagnetic spin valve. In addition, we shortly review and interpret the available experimental results.
Incorporating the bond order-length-strength (BOLS) notion with the Ising premise, we have modeled the size dependence of the Neel transition temperature (TN) of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials. Reproduction of the size trends reveals that surface atomic undercoordination induces bond contraction, and interfacial hetero-coordination induces bond nature alteration. Both surface and interface of nanomaterials modulate the TN by adjusting the atomic cohesive energy. The TN is related to the atomic cohesive/exchange energy that is lowered by the coordination number (CN) imperfection of the undercoordinated atoms near the surface and altered by the changed bond nature of epitaxial interface. A numerical match between predictions and measurements reveals that the TN of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials declines with reduced size and increases with both the strengthening of heterogeneous bond and the increase of the bond number
Zhang, Wen; Zhou, Zhaofeng, E-mail: zfzhou@xtu.edu.cn; Zhong, Yuan; Zhang, Ting; Huang, Yongli [Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Materials and Application Technologies(Ministry of Education)Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Thin Film Materials and Devices, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Sun, Changqing [NOVITAS, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)
2015-11-15
Incorporating the bond order-length-strength (BOLS) notion with the Ising premise, we have modeled the size dependence of the Neel transition temperature (T{sub N}) of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials. Reproduction of the size trends reveals that surface atomic undercoordination induces bond contraction, and interfacial hetero-coordination induces bond nature alteration. Both surface and interface of nanomaterials modulate the T{sub N} by adjusting the atomic cohesive energy. The T{sub N} is related to the atomic cohesive/exchange energy that is lowered by the coordination number (CN) imperfection of the undercoordinated atoms near the surface and altered by the changed bond nature of epitaxial interface. A numerical match between predictions and measurements reveals that the T{sub N} of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials declines with reduced size and increases with both the strengthening of heterogeneous bond and the increase of the bond number.
Based on the electronic structure studies, we propose that the double perovskite LaV O3/ARuO3 superlattice (A = Ca,Sr and Ba) and thiospinel Mn(CrV)S4 and Fe0.5Cu0.5(V0.5Ti1.5)S4 are potential candidates for half-metallic antiferromagnets (HM-AFMs). We have also explored the effect of the Li intercalation on the electronic and magnetic properties of transition-metal (TM) doped anatase TiO2. We propose a potential spintronic and electrochromic device made of Li intercalated Mn-doped TiO2, which is controlled by the electric field. For (Fe, Cu) co-doped ZnO, the charge transfer between Fe and Cu leads to ferromagnetism via a type of the double-exchange mechanism
Rodríguez Fernández, Ángel
2014-01-01
In the last decades, the interesting features behind the exotic orderings of materials have attracted the attention of many scientists. This new physics can be related to the magnetic and charge multipoles defined by a few electrons around the atomic core in the valence states. The uses of x-rays and neutrons techniques, due to the huge development of large facilities as synchrotrons and spallation sources, have revealed many of these behaviours. In the case of synchrotron sources, photon...
Antiferromagnets at Low Temperatures
The low-temperature properties of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet in 2+1 space-time dimensions are analyzed within the framework of effective Lagrangians. It is shown that the magnon-magnon interaction is very weak and repulsive, manifesting itself through a term proportional to five powers of the temperature in the pressure. The structure of the low-temperature series for antiferromagnets in 2+1 dimensions is compared with the structure of the analogous series for antiferromagnets in 3+1 dimensions. The model-independent and systematic effective field theory approach clearly proves to be superior to conventional condensed matter methods such as spin-wave theory.
Constructing a magnetic handle for antiferromagnetic manganites
Glavic, Artur; Dixit, Hemant; Cooper, Valentino R.; Aczel, Adam A.
2016-04-01
An intrinsic property of antiferromagnetic materials is the compensation of the magnetic moments from the individual atoms that prohibits the direct interaction of the spin lattice with an external magnetic field. To overcome this limitation we have created artificial spin structures by heteroepitaxy between two bulk antiferromagnets SrMnO3 and NdMnO3. Here, we demonstrate that charge transfer at the interface results in the creation of thin ferromagnetic layers adjacent to A -type antiferromagnetism in thick NdMnO3 layers. A novel interference based neutron diffraction technique and polarized neutron reflectometry are used to confirm the presence of ferromagnetism in the SrMnO3 layers and to probe the relative alignment of antiferromagnetic spins induced by the coupling at the ferro- to antiferromagnet interface. A density functional theory analysis of the driving forces for the exchange reveals strong ferromagnetic interfacial coupling through quantifiable short range charge transfer. These results confirm a layer-by-layer control of magnetic arrangements that constitutes a promising step on a path towards isothermal magnetic control of antiferromagnetic arrangements as would be necessary in spin-based heterostructures like multiferroic devices.
Room temperature write-read operations in antiferromagnetic memory
Moriyama, Takahiro; Matsuzaki, Noriko; Kim, Kab-Jin; Suzuki, Ippei; Taniyama, Tomoyasu; Ono, Teruo
2015-01-01
B2-ordered FeRh has been known to exhibit antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic (AF-F) phase transitions in the vicinity of room temperature. Manipulation of the N\\'eel order via AF-F phase transition and recent experimental observation of the anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic FeRh has proven that FeRh is a promising candidate for antiferromagnetic memory material. In this work, we demonstrate sequential write and read operations in antiferromagnetic memory resistors made of B2-ord...
Frandsen, Cathrine; Ostenfeld, Christopher Worsøe; Xu, M.; Jacobsen, Claus Schelde; Keller, L.; Lefmann, Kim; Mørup, Steen
2004-01-01
The magnetic properties of mixtures of ferrimagnetic gamma-Fe2O3 (maghemite) and antiferromagnetic NiO or CoO nanoparticles have been studied by use of Fe-57 Mossbauer spectroscopy, neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. The studies showed that the interaction with antiferroma......The magnetic properties of mixtures of ferrimagnetic gamma-Fe2O3 (maghemite) and antiferromagnetic NiO or CoO nanoparticles have been studied by use of Fe-57 Mossbauer spectroscopy, neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. The studies showed that the interaction with...... antiferromagnetic particles has a significant influence on the magnetic properties of the gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticles. It was found that mixing the gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with NiO nanoparticles resulted in a faster superparamagnetic relaxation and a reduced coercivity compared to a sample consisting solely of...
Antiferromagnetic spin-orbitronics
Manchon, Aurelien
2015-05-01
Antiferromagnets have long remained an intriguing and exotic state of matter, whose application has been restricted to enabling interfacial exchange bias in metallic and tunneling spin-valves [1]. Their role in the expanding field of applied spintronics has been mostly passive and the in-depth investigation of their basic properties mostly considered from a fundamental perspective.
Spinon dynamics in quantum integrable antiferromagnets
Vlijm, R.; Caux, J.-S.
2016-05-01
The excitations of the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin chain in zero field are known as spinons. As pairwise-created fractionalized excitations, spinons are important in the understanding of inelastic neutron scattering experiments in (quasi-)one-dimensional materials. In the present paper, we consider the real space-time dynamics of spinons originating from a local spin flip on the antiferromagnetic ground state of the (an)isotropic Heisenberg spin-1/2 model and the Babujan-Takhtajan spin-1 model. By utilizing algebraic Bethe ansatz methods at finite system size to compute the expectation value of the local magnetization and spin-spin correlations, spinons are visualized as propagating domain walls in the antiferromagnetic spin ordering with anisotropy dependent behavior. The spin-spin correlation after the spin flip displays a light cone, satisfying the Lieb-Robinson bound for the propagation of correlations at the spinon velocity.
Prospect for antiferromagnetic spintronics
Martí, Xavier; Fina, I.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2015-01-01
Roč. 51, č. 4 (2015), s. 2900104. ISSN 0018-9464 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.386, year: 2014
Antiferromagnetic crystalline topological insulators
LIU, CHAO-XING
2013-01-01
The gapless surface Dirac cone of time reversal invariant topological insulators is protected by time reversal symmetry due to the Kramers' theorem. Spin degree of freedom is usually required since Kramers' theorem only guarantees double degeneracy for spinful fermions, but not for spinless fermions. In this paper, we present an antiferromagnetic spinless model, which breaks time reversal symmetry. Similar to time reversal invariant topological insulators, this model possesses a topologically...
Space-Time Parity Violation and Magnetoelectric Interactions in Antiferromagnets
Kadomtseva, A.M.; Zvezdin, A. K.; Popov, Yu. F.; Pyatakov, A. P.; Vorob'ev, G. P.
2004-01-01
The properties of antiferromagnetic materials with violated space-time parity are considered. Particular attention is given to the bismuth ferrite BiFeO3 ferroelectric magnet. This material is distinguished from other antiferromagnets in that the inversion center is absent in its crystal and magnetic structures. This circumstance gives rise to the diversified and unusual properties, namely, to the appearance of a spatially modulated spin structure and to the unique possibility of the linear m...
Sequential write-read operations in FeRh antiferromagnetic memory
Moriyama, Takahiro; Matsuzaki, Noriko; Kim, Kab-Jin; Suzuki, Ippei; Taniyama, Tomoyasu; Ono, Teruo
2015-09-01
B2-ordered FeRh has been known to exhibit antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic (AF-F) phase transitions in the vicinity of room temperature. Manipulation of the Néel order via AF-F phase transition and recent experimental observation of the anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic FeRh has proven that FeRh is a promising candidate for antiferromagnetic memory material. In this work, we demonstrate sequential write and read operations in antiferromagnetic memory resistors made of B2-orderd FeRh thin films by a magnetic field and electric current only, which open a realistic pathway towards operational antiferromagnetic memory devices.
Antiferromagnetic spin Seebeck effect.
Wu, Stephen M.; Zhang, Wei; KC, Amit; Borisov, Pavel; Pearson, John E.; Jiang, J. Samuel; Lederman, David; Hoffmann, Axel; Bhattacharya, Anand
2016-03-03
We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF2. A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF2 (110) (30nm)/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF2(110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF2 through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2–80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9T) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF2 thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected.
Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet
Wadley, P.; Howells, B.; Železný, J.; Andrews, C.; Hills, V.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, V.; Olejník, K.; Maccherozzi, F.; Dhesi, S. S.; Martin, S. Y.; Wagner, T.; Wunderlich, J.; Freimuth, F.; Mokrousov, Y.; Kuneš, J.; Chauhan, J. S.; Grzybowski, M. J.; Rushforth, A. W.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Jungwirth, T.
2016-02-01
Antiferromagnets are hard to control by external magnetic fields because of the alternating directions of magnetic moments on individual atoms and the resulting zero net magnetization. However, relativistic quantum mechanics allows for generating current-induced internal fields whose sign alternates with the periodicity of the antiferromagnetic lattice. Using these fields, which couple strongly to the antiferromagnetic order, we demonstrate room-temperature electrical switching between stable configurations in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs thin-film devices by applied current with magnitudes of order 106 ampere per square centimeter. Electrical writing is combined in our solid-state memory with electrical readout and the stored magnetic state is insensitive to and produces no external magnetic field perturbations, which illustrates the unique merits of antiferromagnets for spintronics.
Spin structures in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Brok, Erik
In this thesis magnetic structures of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles are studied as a function of particle size and aggregation. In nanoparticles the magnetic structure can be different from that of the corresponding bulk system due to the following reasons: a) a significant surface contribution...... a detailed knowledge of it can be important for applications of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles for example combined with ferromagnetic nanoparticles in nanocomposite devices. In this thesis the magnetic structure, in particular the orientation of the spins in the antiferromagnetic sublattices......, is investigated in systems of magnetic nanoparticles using a variety of experimental techniques. The spin structure in systems with spin canting, due to magnetic atoms in low symmetry surroundings, is studied in a theoretical model that is able to quantitatively explain observations of anomalous temperature...
Exchange bias in diluted-antiferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers
The hysteresis-loop properties of a diluted-antiferromagnetic (DAF) layer exchange coupling to an antiferromagnetic (AF) layer are investigated by means of numerical simulations. Remarkable loop shift and coercivity enhancement are observed in such DAF/AF bilayers, while they are absent in the uncoupled DAF single layer. The influences of pinned domains, dilution, cooling field and DAF layer thickness on the loop shift are investigated systematically. The result unambiguously confirms an exchange bias (EB) effect in the DAF/AF bilayers. It also reveals that the EB effect originates from the pinned AF domains within the DAF layer. In contrast to conventional EB systems, frozen uncompensated spins are not found at the interface of the AF pinning layer. (paper)
Spin Structure Analyses of Antiferromagnets
We have synthesized series of powder sample of incommensurate antiferromagnetic multiferroics, (Mn, Co)WO4 and Al doped Ba0.5Sr1.5Zn2Fe12O22, incommensurate antiferromagnetic multiferroics. Their spin structure was studied by using the HRPD. In addition, we have synthesized series of crystalline samples of incommensurate multiferroics, (Mn, Co)WO4 and olivines. Their spin structure was investigated using neutron diffraction under high magnetic field. As a result, we were able to draw the phase diagram of (Mn, Co)WO4 as a function of composition and temperature. We learned the how the spin structure changes with increased ionic substitution. Finally we have drawn the phase diagram of the multicritical olivine Mn2SiS4/Mn2GeS4 as a function of filed and temperature through the spin structure studies
Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet
Wadley, P.; Howells, B.; Železný, J.; Andrews, C.; Hills, V.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, Vít; Olejník, Kamil; Maccherozzi, F.; Dhesi, S.S.; Martin, S.Y.; Wagner, T.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Freimuth, F.; Mokrousov, Y.; Kuneš, Jan; Chauhan, J.S.; Grzybowski, M.J.; Rushforth, A.W.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2016-01-01
Roč. 351, č. 6273 (2016), 587-590. ISSN 0036-8075 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 33.611, year: 2014
Design of Co/ Pd multilayer system with antiferromagnetic-to-ferromagnetic phase transition
Thiele, Jan-Ulrich; Hauet, Thomas; Hellwig, Olav
2008-01-01
International audience Among the known magnetic material systems, most are either purely antiferromagnetic or purely ferromagnetic at temperatures up to their critical temperature. There are only very few examples of materials that undergo a temperature dependent phase transition from an antiferromagnetic to a ferromagnetic phase or vice versa, and of these, only the chemically ordered alloy FeRh exhibits this transition near room temperature. Here we present a perpendicular anisotropy mul...
Probing the evolution of antiferromagnetism in multiferroics
Holcomb, M.; Martin, L.; Scholl, A.; He, Q.; Yu, P.; Yang, C.-H.; Yang, S.; Glans, P.-A.; Valvidares, M.; Huijben, M.; Kortright, J.; Guo,, J.; Chu, Y.-H.; Ramesh, R.
2010-06-09
This study delineates the evolution of magnetic order in epitaxial films of the room-temperature multiferroic BiFeO3 system. Using angle- and temperature-dependent dichroic measurements and spectromicroscopy, we have observed that the antiferromagnetic order in the model multiferroic BiFeO3 evolves systematically as a function of thickness and strain. Lattice-mismatch-induced strain is found to break the easy-plane magnetic symmetry of the bulk and leads to an easy axis of magnetization which can be controlled through strain. Understanding the evolution of magnetic structure and how to manipulate the magnetism in this model multiferroic has significant implications for utilization of such magnetoelectric materials in future applications.
Electric voltage generation by antiferromagnetic dynamics
Yamane, Yuta; Ieda, Jun'ichi; Sinova, Jairo
2016-05-01
We theoretically demonstrate dc and ac electric voltage generation due to spin motive forces originating from domain wall motion and magnetic resonance, respectively, in two-sublattice antiferromagnets. Our theory accounts for the canting between the sublattice magnetizations, the nonadiabatic electron spin dynamics, and the Rashba spin-orbit coupling, with the intersublattice electron dynamics treated as a perturbation. This work suggests a way to observe and explore the dynamics of antiferromagnetic textures by electrical means, an important aspect in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics, where both manipulation and detection of antiferromagnets are needed.
Loeffler, J.; Wagner, W.; Svygenhoven, H. van [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Meier, J.; Doudin, B.; Ansermet, J.P. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (Switzerland)
1997-09-01
The magnetic properties of nanostructured materials on the basis of Fe and Ni have been investigated with a SQUID magnetometer, complementary to the small-angle neutron scattering study reported in the same volume. Measurements of the coercive field in a temperature range from 5 to 300 K confirm the validity of the random anisotropy model for our nanostructured systems. Furthermore, we obtain information about the presence and distribution of the antiferromagnetic oxides, joining the ferromagnetic grains. (author) 2 figs., 3 refs.
Hu Jing-Guo; Stamps R L
2006-01-01
The rotational anisotropies in the exchange bias structures of ferromagnetism/antiferromagnetism 1/antiferromagnetism 2 are studied in this paper. Based on the model, in which the antiferromagnetism is treated with an Ising mean field theory and the rotational anisotropy is assumed to be related to the field created by the moment induced on the antiferromagnetic layer next to the ferromagnetic layer, we can explain why in experiments for ferromagnetism (FM)/antiferromagntism 1 (AFM1)/antiferromagnetism 2 (AFM2) systems the thickness-dependent rotational anisotropy value is non-monotonic, i.e. it reaches a minimum for this system at a specific thickness of the first antiferromagnetic layer and exhibits oscillatory behaviour. In addition, we find that the temperature-dependent rotational anisotropy value is in good agreement with the experimental result.
Synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles with tunable susceptibilities
Hu, Wei; Wilson, Robert J.; Earhart, Christopher M.; Koh, Ai Leen; Sinclair, Robert; Wang, Shan X.
2009-01-01
High-moment monodisperse disk-shaped Co–Fe magnetic nanoparticles, stable in aqueous solution, were physically fabricated by using nanoimprinted templates and vacuum deposition techniques. These multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles exhibit nearly zero magnetic remanence and coercivity, and susceptibilities which can be tuned by exploiting interlayer magnetic interactions. In addition, a low cost method of scaling up the production of sub-100 nm synthetic antiferromagnetic nano...
Local Spin Correlations in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Weihong, Zheng; Oitmaa, J.
2000-01-01
We use linked cluster series expansion methods to estimate the values of various short distance correlation functions in $S=1/2$ Heisenberg antiferromagnets at T=0, for dimension $d=1,2,3$. The method incorporates the possibility of spontaneous symmetry breaking, which is manifest in $d=2,3$. The results are important in providing a test for approximate theories of the antiferromagnetic ground state.
Electron-phonon interaction and antiferromagnetic correlations
Sangiovanni, G.; Gunnarsson, O.; Koch, E.; Castellani, C.; M. Capone
2006-01-01
We study effects of the Coulomb repulsion on the electron-phonon interaction (EPI) in a model of cuprates at zero and finite doping. We find that antiferromagnetic correlations strongly enhance EPI effects on the electron Green's function with respect to the paramagnetic correlated system, but the net effect of the Coulomb interaction is a moderate suppression of the EPI. Doping leads to additional suppression, due to reduced antiferromagnetic correlations. In contrast, the Coulomb interactio...
Giant magnetocaloric effect in antiferromagnetic DyVO4 compound
Midya, A.; Khan, N.; Bhoi, D.; Mandal, P.
2014-09-01
We have investigated the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of DyVO4 by magnetization and heat capacity measurements. χ(T) shows antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition at TNDy~3.5 K. The compound undergoes a metamagnetic transition and exhibits a huge entropy change. The maximum values of magnetic entropy change (ΔSM), adiabatic temperature change (ΔTad) and refrigerant capacity (RC) reach 26 J kg-1 K-1, 17 K, and 526 J kg-1, respectively for a field change of 0-8 T. Moreover, the material is highly insulating and exhibits no thermal and field hysteresis, satisfying the necessary conditions for a good magnetic refrigerant material.
Antiferromagnetic fractons in percolating magnets
We report the observations of the dynamical structure factors S(q,ω) for antiffero-magnetic fractons in diluted three-dimensional (3d) and two-dimensional (2d) Heisenberg systems, RbMn0.4Mg0.6F3 and Rb2Mn0.598Mg0.402F4, with a magnetic concentration close to the percolation concentration, which were obtained by means of high-resolution (ΔE=17.5 μeV) inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The peak intensity A(q) and the dispersion relation E(q) show the clear scaling laws following to A(q) ∝ q-y with y=2.9±0.1 and E(q) ∝ qz with z=2.5±0.1 for the 3d system, and y=2.9±0.2 and z=1.8±0.2 for the 2d system. The validity of the single-length-scaling postulate (SLSP) for S(q,ω) are demonstrated, for the first time. In addition, we show that the spectral dimension of antiferromagnetic fractons is unity independent of the embedding Euclidean dimension of the systems. These values are consistent with the theoretical predictions. (author)
Characterization of the Dilute Ising Antiferromagnet
Wiener, T.
2000-09-12
A spin glass is a magnetic ground state in which ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions compete, thereby creating frustration and a multidegenerate state with no long range order. An Ising system is a system where the spins are constrained to lie parallel or antiparallel to a primary axis. There has been much theoretical interest in the past ten years in the effects of applying a magnetic field transverse to the primary axis in an Ising spin glass at low temperatures and thus study phase transitions at the T=0 limit. The focus of this study is to search for and characterize a new Ising spin glass system. This is accomplished by site diluting yttrium for terbium in the crystalline material TbNi{sub 2}Ge{sub 2}. The first part of this work gives a brief overview of the physics of rare earth magnetism and an overview of experimental characteristics of spin glasses. This is followed by the methodology used to manufacture the large single crystals used in this study, as well as the measurement techniques used. Next, a summary of the results of magnetic measurements on across the dilution series from pure terbium to pure yttrium is presented. This is followed by detailed measurements on particular dilutions which demonstrate spin glass behavior. Pure TbNi{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} is an Ising antiferromagnet with a several distinct metamagnetic states below 17 K. As the terbium is alloyed with yttrium, these magnetic states are weakened in a consistent manner, as is seen in measurements of the transition temperatures and analysis of Curie-Weiss behavior at high temperature. At low concentrations of terbium, below 35%, long range order is no longer present and a spin-glass-like state emerges. This state is studied through various measurements, dc and ac susceptibility, resistivity, and specific heat. This magnetic behavior was then compared to that of other well characterized spin glasses. It is concluded that there is a region of concentration s for which a spin
Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor
Marti, X.; Fina, I.; Frontera, C.; Liu, Jian; Wadley, P.; He, Q.; Paull, R. J.; Clarkson, J. D.; Kudrnovský, J.; Turek, I.; Kuneš, J.; Yi, D.; Chu, J.-H.; Nelson, C. T.; You, L.; Arenholz, E.; Salahuddin, S.; Fontcuberta, J.; Jungwirth, T.; Ramesh, R.
2014-04-01
The bistability of ordered spin states in ferromagnets provides the basis for magnetic memory functionality. The latest generation of magnetic random access memories rely on an efficient approach in which magnetic fields are replaced by electrical means for writing and reading the information in ferromagnets. This concept may eventually reduce the sensitivity of ferromagnets to magnetic field perturbations to being a weakness for data retention and the ferromagnetic stray fields to an obstacle for high-density memory integration. Here we report a room-temperature bistable antiferromagnetic (AFM) memory that produces negligible stray fields and is insensitive to strong magnetic fields. We use a resistor made of a FeRh AFM, which orders ferromagnetically roughly 100 K above room temperature, and therefore allows us to set different collective directions for the Fe moments by applied magnetic field. On cooling to room temperature, AFM order sets in with the direction of the AFM moments predetermined by the field and moment direction in the high-temperature ferromagnetic state. For electrical reading, we use an AFM analogue of the anisotropic magnetoresistance. Our microscopic theory modelling confirms that this archetypical spintronic effect, discovered more than 150 years ago in ferromagnets, is also present in AFMs. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of fabricating room-temperature spintronic memories with AFMs, which in turn expands the base of available magnetic materials for devices with properties that cannot be achieved with ferromagnets.
Antiferromagnetic semiconductor LiMnAs
Novak, Vit; Jungwirth, Tomas; Cukr, Miroslav [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Svoboda, Stepan [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha (Czech Republic); Soban, Zbynek [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Czech Technical University, Technicka 2, Praha (Czech Republic); Marti, Xavier; Holy, Vaclav; Horodyska, Petra; Nemec, Petr [Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha (Czech Republic)
2011-07-01
LiMnAs belongs to the theoretically predicted class of I-Mn-V semiconductors with the antiferromagnetic ordering of Mn atoms. We report its first successful preparation in form of a thin film by molecular beam epitaxy. Structural properties of the material were examined in-situ by RHEED, and ex-situ by XPS and XRD, confirming the tetragonal crystal structure with its [100] direction oriented along the [110] direction of the InAs substrate. Transparency of LiMnAs in the spectral range of 870 to 1400 nm confirms the existence of an optical gap and indicates the band-gap energy above 1.4 eV. Magnetic properties measured by SQUID magnetometry show nearly compensated net magnetic moment in temperatures up to 400 K and magnetic fields up to 7 T, in a clear contrast to the ferromagnetic character of MnAs or to the paramagnetic behavior of the same amount of uncoupled Mn atoms.
Antiferromagnetic Skyrmion: Stability, Creation and Manipulation
Zhang, Xichao; Zhou, Yan; Ezawa, Motohiko
2016-04-01
Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like topological excitations in ferromagnets, which have the topo-logical number Q = ± 1, and hence show the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) due to the Magnus force effect originating from the topology. Here, we propose the counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) system, that is, the AFM skyrmion, which is topologically protected but without showing the SkHE. Two approaches for creating the AFM skyrmion have been described based on micromagnetic lattice simulations: (i) by injecting a vertical spin-polarized current to a nanodisk with the AFM ground state; (ii) by converting an AFM domain-wall pair in a nanowire junction. It is demonstrated that the AFM skyrmion, driven by the spin-polarized current, can move straightly over long distance, benefiting from the absence of the SkHE. Our results will open a new strategy on designing the novel spintronic devices based on AFM materials.
Competing interactions in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic perovskite superlattices
Takamura, Y.; Biegalski, M.B.; Christen, H.M.
2009-10-22
Soft x-ray magnetic dichroism, magnetization, and magnetotransport measurements demonstrate that the competition between different magnetic interactions (exchange coupling, electronic reconstruction, and long-range interactions) in La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}(LSFO)/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}(LSMO) perovskite oxide superlattices leads to unexpected functional properties. The antiferromagnetic order parameter in LSFO and ferromagnetic order parameter in LSMO show a dissimilar dependence on sublayer thickness and temperature, illustrating the high degree of tunability in these artificially layered materials.
Antiferromagnetism and anisotropic high temperature superconductivity - a further macroscopic study
The macroscopic studies of the possible coexistence of antiferromagnetism with anisotropic high temperature superconductivity are reviewed. A modified Ginzburg-Landau energy functional is presented. The temperature condition for such coexistence is estimated in terms of the GL coefficients for the uniform SC and AF. The derived equations with the appropriate boundary conditions are used to study the vortex structure and evaluate the first and second critical fields in the new materials. Applications and comparison with the available data are also presented. (author). 31 refs
Barker, Joseph; Tretiakov, Oleg A.
2016-04-01
Skyrmions are topologically protected entities in magnetic materials which have the potential to be used in spintronics for information storage and processing. However, Skyrmions in ferromagnets have some intrinsic difficulties which must be overcome to use them for spintronic applications, such as the inability to move straight along current. We show that Skyrmions can also be stabilized and manipulated in antiferromagnetic materials. An antiferromagnetic Skyrmion is a compound topological object with a similar but of opposite sign spin texture on each sublattice, which, e.g., results in a complete cancellation of the Magnus force. We find that the composite nature of antiferromagnetic Skyrmions gives rise to different dynamical behavior due to both an applied current and temperature effects.
Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor
Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W.; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di
2016-04-01
In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field-effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. Our findings open up the exciting possibility of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale.
Multiple-stable anisotropic magnetoresistance memory in antiferromagnetic MnTe
Kriegner, D.; Výborný, K.; Olejník, K.; Reichlová, H.; Novák, V.; Marti, X.; Gazquez, J.; Saidl, V.; Němec, P.; Volobuev, V. V.; Springholz, G.; Holý, V.; Jungwirth, T.
2016-06-01
Commercial magnetic memories rely on the bistability of ordered spins in ferromagnetic materials. Recently, experimental bistable memories have been realized using fully compensated antiferromagnetic metals. Here we demonstrate a multiple-stable memory device in epitaxial MnTe, an antiferromagnetic counterpart of common II-VI semiconductors. Favourable micromagnetic characteristics of MnTe allow us to demonstrate a smoothly varying zero-field antiferromagnetic anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) with a harmonic angular dependence on the writing magnetic field angle, analogous to ferromagnets. The continuously varying AMR provides means for the electrical read-out of multiple-stable antiferromagnetic memory states, which we set by heat-assisted magneto-recording and by changing the writing field direction. The multiple stability in our memory is ascribed to different distributions of domains with the Néel vector aligned along one of the three magnetic easy axes. The robustness against strong magnetic field perturbations combined with the multiple stability of the magnetic memory states are unique properties of antiferromagnets.
Antiferromagnetic proximity effect in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems.
Li, Q; Liang, J H; Luo, Y M; Ding, Z; Gu, T; Hu, Z; Hua, C Y; Lin, H-J; Pi, T W; Kang, S P; Won, C; Wu, Y Z
2016-01-01
Magnetic proximity effect between two magnetic layers is an important focus of research for discovering new physical properties of magnetic systems. Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are fundamental systems with magnetic ordering and promising candidate materials in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. However, the magnetic proximity effect between antiferromagnetic bilayers is rarely studied because detecting the spin orientation of AFMs is challenging. Using X-ray linear dichroism and magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements, we investigated antiferromagnetic proximity effects in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems. We found the antiferromagnetic spin of the NiO underwent a spin reorientation transition from in-plane to out-of-plane with increasing NiO thickness, with the existence of vertical exchange spring spin alignment in thick NiO. More interestingly, the Néel temperature of the CoO layer was greatly enhanced by the adjacent NiO layer, with the extent of the enhancement closely dependent on the spin orientation of NiO layer. This phenomenon was attributed to different exchange coupling strengths at the AFM/AFM interface depending on the relative spin directions. Our results indicate a new route for modifying the spin configuration and ordering temperature of AFMs through the magnetic proximity effect near room temperature, which should further benefit the design of AFM spintronic devices. PMID:26932164
Antiferromagnetic proximity effect in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems
Li, Q.; Liang, J. H.; Luo, Y. M.; Ding, Z.; Gu, T.; Hu, Z.; Hua, C. Y.; Lin, H.-J.; Pi, T. W.; Kang, S. P.; Won, C.; Wu, Y. Z.
2016-03-01
Magnetic proximity effect between two magnetic layers is an important focus of research for discovering new physical properties of magnetic systems. Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are fundamental systems with magnetic ordering and promising candidate materials in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. However, the magnetic proximity effect between antiferromagnetic bilayers is rarely studied because detecting the spin orientation of AFMs is challenging. Using X-ray linear dichroism and magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements, we investigated antiferromagnetic proximity effects in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems. We found the antiferromagnetic spin of the NiO underwent a spin reorientation transition from in-plane to out-of-plane with increasing NiO thickness, with the existence of vertical exchange spring spin alignment in thick NiO. More interestingly, the Néel temperature of the CoO layer was greatly enhanced by the adjacent NiO layer, with the extent of the enhancement closely dependent on the spin orientation of NiO layer. This phenomenon was attributed to different exchange coupling strengths at the AFM/AFM interface depending on the relative spin directions. Our results indicate a new route for modifying the spin configuration and ordering temperature of AFMs through the magnetic proximity effect near room temperature, which should further benefit the design of AFM spintronic devices.
Antiferromagnets Structure in Adsorbed O2 Monolayers
Nielsen, Mourits; McTague, J. P.
1977-01-01
Neutron diffraction from monolayers of O2 adsorbed on graphite shows structural arrangements similar to the dense planes of bulk O2. At monolayer completion and above, a magnetic superlattice reflection shows well-developed antiferromagnetic order for T ⩽ 10 K. The submonolayer phase also shows...
Antiferromagnetic resonance in GdVO4
Microwave spectroscopy is used to study gadolinium orthovanadate in the antiferromagnetic phase, from 2.2 to 1.4 K. AFMR data at 9.4 and 34.8 GHz are analyzed and the temperature dependence for the anisotropy constant is obtained. (author)
Merodio, P.; Kalitsov, A.; Chshiev, M.; Velev, J.
2016-06-01
Based on model calculations, we predict a magnetoelectric tunneling electroresistance effect in multiferroic tunnel junctions consisting of ferromagnetic electrodes and magnetoelectric antiferromagnetic barriers. Switching of the antiferromagnetic order parameter in the barrier in applied electric field by means of the magnetoelectric coupling leads to a substantial change of the resistance of the junction. The effect is explained in terms of the switching of the orientations of local magnetizations at the barrier interfaces affecting the spin-dependent interface transmission probabilities. Magnetoelectric multiferroic materials with finite ferroelectric polarization exhibit an enhanced resistive change due to polarization-induced spin-dependent screening. These results suggest that devices with active barriers based on single-phase magnetoelectric antiferromagnets represent an alternative nonvolatile memory concept.
Spin Hall effects in metallic antiferromagnets – perspectives for future spin-orbitronics
Joseph Sklenar
2016-05-01
Full Text Available We investigate angular dependent spin-orbit torques from the spin Hall effect in a metallic antiferromagnet using the spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance technique. The large spin Hall effect exists in PtMn, a prototypical CuAu-I-type metallic antiferromagnet. By applying epitaxial growth, we previously reported an appreciable difference in spin-orbit torques for c- and a-axis orientated samples, implying anisotropic effects in magnetically ordered materials. In this work we demonstrate through bipolar-magnetic-field experiments a small but noticeable asymmetric behavior in the spin-transfer-torque that appears as a hysteresis effect. We also suggest that metallic antiferromagnets may be good candidates for the investigation of various unidirectional effects related to novel spin-orbitronics phenomena.
Quantum oscillations in antiferromagnetic CaFe2As2 on the brink of superconductivity
We report quantum oscillation measurements on CaFe2As2 under strong magnetic fields-recently reported to become superconducting under pressures of as little as a kilobar. The largest observed carrier pocket occupies less than 0.05% of the paramagnetic Brillouin zone volume-consistent with Fermi surface reconstruction caused by antiferromagnetism. On comparing several alkaline earth AFe2As2 antiferromagnets (with A = Ca, Sr and Ba), the dependences of the Fermi surface cross-sectional area Fα and the effective mass mα* of the primary observed pocket on the antiferromagnetic/structural transition temperature Ts are both found to be consistent with the case for quasiparticles in a conventional spin-density wave model. These findings suggest that the recently proposed strain-enhanced superconductivity in these materials occurs within a broadly conventional spin-density wave phase. (fast track communication)
Antiferromagnetism in the new ThMn12-type compound HoCu4Al8
A new ThMn12-type ternary rare-earth intermetallic HoCu4Al8 has been fabricated. Magnetic susceptibility measurement on this material revealed a maximum at around 5.5 K. With a fit of high-temperature data to the Curie-Weiss law, we obtained an effective moment of 10.2μ B which is close to the value arising from the free holmium ion. Together with a negative Weiss temperature of about 5.7 K, we conclude that HoCu4Al8 is an antiferromagnet and the antiferromagnetic interaction between holmium atoms is responsible for the observed magnetic nature. In addition, 27Al NMR measurements have been carried out in the paramagnetic state of HoCu4Al8. Results are found to be consistent with the antiferromagnetic characteristics of this compound
Ab initio investigation of competing antiferromagnetic structures in low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy.
Li, Guijiang; Eriksson, Olle; Johansson, Börje; Vitos, Levente
2016-06-01
The antiferromagnetic structures of a low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy were investigated by first principles calculations. One possible antiferromagnetic structure in supercell along the c-axis was revealed in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy. It was found that atomic disorder occupation between Fe atom on 3f and Mn atoms on 3g sites is responsible for the formation of antiferromagnetic structures. Furthermore the magnetic competition and the coupling between possible AFM supercells along the c and a-axis can promote a non-collinear antiferromagnetic structure. These theoretical investigations help to deeply understand the magnetic order in FeMn(PSi) alloys and benefit to explore the potential magnetocaloric materials in Fe2P-type alloys. PMID:27143642
Ab initio investigation of competing antiferromagnetic structures in low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy
Li, Guijiang; Eriksson, Olle; Johansson, Börje; Vitos, Levente
2016-06-01
The antiferromagnetic structures of a low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy were investigated by first principles calculations. One possible antiferromagnetic structure in supercell along the c-axis was revealed in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy. It was found that atomic disorder occupation between Fe atom on 3f and Mn atoms on 3g sites is responsible for the formation of antiferromagnetic structures. Furthermore the magnetic competition and the coupling between possible AFM supercells along the c and a-axis can promote a non-collinear antiferromagnetic structure. These theoretical investigations help to deeply understand the magnetic order in FeMn(PSi) alloys and benefit to explore the potential magnetocaloric materials in Fe2P-type alloys.
Dynamical current-induced ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic resonances
Guimarães, F. S. M.; Lounis, S.; Costa, A. T.; Muniz, R. B.
2015-12-01
We demonstrate that ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic excitations can be triggered by the dynamical spin accumulations induced by the bulk and surface contributions of the spin Hall effect. Due to the spin-orbit interaction, a time-dependent spin density is generated by an oscillatory electric field applied parallel to the atomic planes of Fe/W(110) multilayers. For symmetric trilayers of Fe/W/Fe in which the Fe layers are ferromagnetically coupled, we demonstrate that only the collective out-of-phase precession mode is excited, while the uniform (in-phase) mode remains silent. When they are antiferromagnetically coupled, the oscillatory electric field sets the Fe magnetizations into elliptical precession motions with opposite angular velocities. The manipulation of different collective spin-wave dynamical modes through the engineering of the multilayers and their thicknesses may be used to develop ultrafast spintronics devices. Our work provides a general framework that probes the realistic responses of materials in the time or frequency domain.
Dimensional Reduction in Quantum Dipolar Antiferromagnets
Babkevich, P.; Jeong, M.; Matsumoto, Y.; Kovacevic, I.; Finco, A.; Toft-Petersen, R.; Ritter, C.; Mânsson, M.; Nakatsuji, S.; Rønnow, H. M.
2016-05-01
We report ac susceptibility, specific heat, and neutron scattering measurements on a dipolar-coupled antiferromagnet LiYbF4 . For the thermal transition, the order-parameter critical exponent is found to be 0.20(1) and the specific-heat critical exponent -0.25 (1 ) . The exponents agree with the 2D X Y /h4 universality class despite the lack of apparent two-dimensionality in the structure. The order-parameter exponent for the quantum phase transitions is found to be 0.35(1) corresponding to (2 +1 )D . These results are in line with those found for LiErF4 which has the same crystal structure, but largely different TN, crystal field environment and hyperfine interactions. Our results therefore experimentally establish that the dimensional reduction is universal to quantum dipolar antiferromagnets on a distorted diamond lattice.
Triangular Ising antiferromagnets with quenched nonmagnetic impurities.
Tang, Huai-Lei; Zhu, Yi; Yang, Guo-Hong; Jiang, Ying
2010-05-01
In a random spin system, the cooperation of randomness and frustration will lead to a spin-glass phase. However, in geometrically frustrated spin systems, quenched nonmagnetic impurities lift frustration locally. This makes randomness and frustration in these systems as competitors rather than cooperators. By mapping the dilute triangular Ising antiferromagnetic system to elastic array of noncrossing strings, we find that the nonmagnetic impurities in the spin system play roles of pinning centers in the string system. Calculation shows that in the ground state of this system, the spin-glass correlation is power-law decayed, quite different from the standard behavior of spin glass in which spin-glass correlation between two spins at infinite distance tends to a finite value. This indicates that triangular Ising antiferromagnets with quenched nonmagnetic impurities cannot be a spin glass. Instead, in the ground states, they present properties of vortex glass. PMID:20866185
Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the Husimi lattice
Liao, H. J.; Xie, Z. Y.; Chen, J.; Han, X. J.; Xie, H. D.; Normand, B.; Xiang, T.
2016-02-01
We perform a systematic study of the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the Husimi lattice using numerical tensor-network methods based on projected entangled simplex states. The nature of the ground state varies strongly with the spin quantum number S . For S =1/2 , it is an algebraic (gapless) quantum spin liquid. For S =1 , it is a gapped, nonmagnetic state with spontaneous breaking of triangle symmetry (a trimerized simplex-solid state). For S =2 , it is a simplex-solid state with a spin gap and no symmetry breaking; both integer-spin simplex-solid states are characterized by specific degeneracies in the entanglement spectrum. For S =3/2 , and indeed for all spin values S ≥5/2 , the ground states have 120∘ antiferromagnetic order. In a finite magnetic field, we find that, irrespective of the value of S , there is always a plateau in the magnetization at m =1/3 .
Diffusive magnonic spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulators
Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.
2016-02-01
It has been shown recently that a layer of the antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) NiO can be used to transport spin current between a ferromagnet (FM) and a nonmagnetic metal (NM). In the experiments one uses the microwave-driven ferromagnetic resonance in a FM layer to produce a spin pumped spin current that flows through an AFI layer and reaches a NM layer where it is converted into a charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. Here we present a theory for the spin transport in an AFI that relies on the spin current carried by the diffusion of thermal antiferromagnetic magnons. The theory explains quite well the measured dependence of the voltage in the NM layer on the thickness of the NiO layer.
Antiferromagnetic Stabilization in Ti8O12
Yu, Xiaohu; Qian, Guangrui; Popov, Ivan A; Boldyrev, Alexander I
2015-01-01
Using the evolutionary algorithm USPEX and DFT+U calculations, we predicted a high-symmetry geometric structure of bare Ti8O12 cluster composed of 8 Ti atoms forming a cube, which O atoms are at midpoints of all of its edges, in excellent agreement with experimental results. Using Natural Bond Orbital analysis, Adaptive Natural Density Partitioning algorithm, electron localization function and partial charge plots, we find the origin of the particular stability of bare Ti8O12 cluster: unique chemical bonding where eight electrons of Ti atoms interacting with each other in antiferromagnetic fashion to lower the total energy of the system. The bare Ti8O12 is thus an unusual molecule stabilized by d-orbital antiferromagnetic coupling.
Terahertz Antiferromagnetic Spin Hall Nano-Oscillator
Cheng, Ran; Xiao, Di; Brataas, Arne
2016-05-01
We consider the current-induced dynamics of insulating antiferromagnets in a spin Hall geometry. Sufficiently large in-plane currents perpendicular to the Néel order trigger spontaneous oscillations at frequencies between the acoustic and the optical eigenmodes. The direction of the driving current determines the chirality of the excitation. When the current exceeds a threshold, the combined effect of spin pumping and current-induced torques introduces a dynamic feedback that sustains steady-state oscillations with amplitudes controllable via the applied current. The ac voltage output is calculated numerically as a function of the dc current input for different feedback strengths. Our findings open a route towards terahertz antiferromagnetic spin-torque oscillators.
Emergence of antiferromagnetic ordering in Mn clusters
First-principles density-functional-theory investigations of small Mnn (n=2-7,13) clusters reveal a competition between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic ordering of atomic magnetic moments. For smaller sizes (n≤6), this competition results in a near degeneracy between the two types of orderings, whereas AF arrangements are clearly favored for larger clusters. The calculations thus predict a size-dependent transition in the magnetic ordering of Mn clusters
Transformation of spin current by antiferromagnetic insulators
Khymyn, Roman; Lisenkov, Ivan; Tiberkevich, Vasil S.; Slavin, Andrei N.; Ivanov, Boris A.
2015-01-01
It is demonstrated theoretically that a thin layer of an anisotropic antiferromagnetic (AFM) insulator can effectively conduct spin current by excitation of a pair of evanescent AFM spin wave modes. The spin current flowing through the AFM is not conserved due to the interaction between the excited AFM modes and the AFM lattice, and, depending on the excitation conditions, can be either attenuated or enhanced. When the phase difference between the excited evanescent modes is close to $\\pi/2$,...
Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor
Martí, Xavier; Fina, I.; Frontera, C.; Liu, J.; Wadley, P.; He, P.; Paull, R.J.; Clarkson, J.D.; Kudrnovský, Josef; Turek, Ilja; Kuneš, Jan; Yi, D.; Chu, J.-H.; Nelson, C.T.; You, L.; Arenholz, E.; Salahuddin, S.; Fontcuberta, J.; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Ramesh, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 13, č. 4 (2014), s. 367-374. ISSN 1476-1122 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/1228 Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066; AV ČR(CZ) Premium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:68081723 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * memories Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 36.503, year: 2014
Ordered Phase in the Fermionized Heisenberg Antiferromagnet
Azakov, S.; Dilaver, M.; Oztas, A. M.
1999-01-01
Thermal properties of the ordered phase of the spin 1/2 isotropic Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a d-dimensional hypercubical lattice are studied within the fermionic representation when the constraint of single occupancy condition is taken into account by the method suggested by Popov and Fedotov. Using saddle point approximation in path integral approach we discuss not only the leading order but also the fluctuations around the saddle point at one-loop level. The influence of taking into acc...
Phase separation of holes in antiferromagnets
It is shown that dilute holes in an antiferromagnet are unstable against phase separation into a hole-rich phase and a no-hole phase. When the spin exchange interaction J exceeds a critical value Jc, one phase consists of all holes, the other all electrons. The argument is presented in detail for the t--J model but evidence of phase separation in other models is mentioned. 11 refs
Tricritical behavior of the frustrated XY antiferromagnet
Plumer, M. L.; Mailhot, A.; Caillé, A.
1994-01-01
Extensive histogram Monte-Carlo simulations of the XY antiferromagnet on a stacked triangular lattice reveal exponent estimates which strongly favor a scenario of mean-field tricritical behavior for the spin-order transition. The corresponding chiral-order transition occurs at the same temperature but appears to be decoupled from the spin-order. These results are relevant to a wide class of frustrated systems with planar-type order and serve to resolve a long-standing controversy regarding th...
Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Lefmann, K.; Jacobsen, H.; Garde, J; Hedegard, P.; Wischnewski, Andreas; Ancona, S.N.; Jacobsen, H. S.; Bahl, C R H; Theil Kuhn, L.
2015-01-01
We present experimental, numerical, and theoretical evidence for an unusual mode of antiferromagnetic dynamics in nanoparticles. Elastic neutron scattering experiments on 8-nm particles of hematite display a loss of diffraction intensity with temperature, the intensity vanishing around 150 K. However, the signal from inelastic neutron scattering remains above that temperature, indicating a magnetic system in constant motion. In addition, the precession frequency of the inelastic magnetic sign...
Spin Dynamics and Critical Fluctuations in a Two-Dimensional Random Antiferromagnet
Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage; Birgeneau, R. J.; Guggenheim, H. J.; Shirane, G.
1975-01-01
A comprehensive elastic- and inelastic-neutron-scattering study of the binary mixed antiferromagnet Rb2Mn0.5Ni0.5F4 has been carried out. The pure materials, Rb2MnF4 and Rb2NiF4 are [2d] near-Heisenberg antiferromagnets of the K2NiF4 type. Elastic-scattering experiments demonstrate that the Mn......++ and Ni++ ions are randomly distributed on a plane square lattice. At ∼ 64 K the system undergoes a second-order phase transition to two distinct [3d] antiferromagnetic structures, with both structures being composed of simple [2d] square antiferromagnetic arrays. All properties are found to be...... cluster model while the over-all dispersion is correctly given by the Walker mean-crystal model. The above calculations involve only interaction constants taken from the pure materials and JMn-Ni=(JMn-MnJNi-Ni)1/2 so that there are no adjustable parameters. At higher temperatures it is found that the gap...
Ferromagnetic response of a ``high-temperature'' quantum antiferromagnet
Wang, Xin
2014-03-01
We study the antiferromagnetic phase of the ionic Hubbard model at finite temperature using dynamical mean-field theory. We find that the ionic potential plays a dual role in determining the antiferromagnetic order. A small ionic potential (compared to the Hubbard repulsion) increases the super-exchange coupling, thereby implying an increase of the Neel temperature of the system, which should facilitate observation of antiferromagnetic ordering experimentally. On the other hand, for large ionic potential, the antiferromagnetic ordering is killed and the system becomes a charge density wave with electron occupancies alternating between 0 and 2. This novel way of degrading antiferromagnetism leads to spin polarization of the low energy single particle density of states. The dynamic response of the system thus mimics ferromagnetic behavior, although the system is still an antiferromagnet in terms of the static spin order. Work done in collaboration with Rajdeep Sensarma and Sankar Das Sarma, and supported by NSF-JQI-PFC, AFOSR MURI, and ARO MURI.
V.V. Kulish
2015-06-01
Full Text Available The paper investigates the antiferromagnetic vector distribution in an antiferromagnetic film with a system of antidots. A static distribution of the antiferromagnetic vector is written and a method – based on the minimization of the antiferromagnet energy – that allows reducing the number of boundary conditions required for finding the constants of this distribution is proposed. Equations for the distribution constants are obtained for the both cases of minimizing the antiferromagnet energy by one and by two distribution constants that enter the expression for the antiferromagnet energy. The method is illustrated on a system of one isolated antidot. For such system, one additional condition – for the case when two boundary conditions on the surface of the antidot are given – and two additional conditions – for the case when one boundary condition on the surface of the antidot is given – on the distribution constants are written.
Room temperature spin-polarizations of Mn-based antiferromagnetic nanoelectrodes
Yamada, Toyo Kazu, E-mail: toyoyamada@faculty.chiba-u.jp [Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, 1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi 263-8522, Chiba (Japan); Vazquez de Parga, Amadeo L. [Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia IMDEA-Nanociencia and Dep. Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
2014-11-03
Antiferromagnets produce no stray field, and therefore, a tip electrode made of antiferromagnetic material has been considered to be the most suitable choice to measure such as magnetoresistance (MR) through single isolated magnetic nanoparticles, molecules, and ultrathin films. Spin polarizations (P) of antiferromagnetic 3-nm, 6-nm, and annealed 3-nm Mn films grown on W tips with a bcc(110) apex as well as bulk-NiMn tips were obtained at 300 K by measuring MR in ultrahigh vacuum by means of spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy using a layerwise antiferromagnetically stacking bct-Mn(001) film electrode. The Mn-coated tips with coverages of 3 and 6 nm exhibited P values of 1 ± 1% and 3 ± 2%, respectively, which tips likely contain α- or strained Mn. With a thermal assist, the crystalline quality and the magnetic stability of the film could increase. The annealed tip exhibited P = 9 ± 2%. The bulk-NiMn tips exhibit spin polarizations of 0 or 6 ± 2% probably depending on the chemical species (Mn or Ni) present at the apex of the tip. Fe-coated W tips were used to estimate the bct-Mn(001) film spin polarization.
Gu, Bo; Su, Gang; Gao, Song
2006-04-01
The magnetization process, the susceptibility, and the specific heat of the spin- 1/2 antiferromagnet (AF)-AF-ferromagnet (F) and F-F-AF trimerized quantum Heisenberg chains have been investigated by means of the transfer matrix renormalization group (TMRG) technique as well as the modified spin-wave (MSW) theory. A magnetization plateau at m=1/6 for both trimerized chains is observed at low temperature. The susceptibility and the specific heat show various behaviors for different ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions and in different magnetic fields. The TMRG results of susceptibility and the specific heat can be nicely fitted by a linear superposition of double two-level systems, where two fitting equations are proposed. Three branch excitations, one gapless excitation and two gapful excitations, for both systems are found within the MSW theory. It is observed that the MSW theory captures the main characteristics of the thermodynamic behaviors at low temperatures. The TMRG results are also compared with the possible experimental data.
Classical and quantum anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnets
W. Selke
2009-01-01
Full Text Available We study classical and quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets with exchange anisotropy of XXZ-type and crystal field single-ion terms of quadratic and quartic form in a field. The magnets display a variety of phases, including the spin-flop (or, in the quantum case, spin-liquid and biconical (corresponding, in the quantum lattice gas description, to supersolid phases. Applying ground-state considerations, Monte Carlo and density matrix renormalization group methods, the impact of quantum effects and lattice dimension is analysed. Interesting critical and multicritical behaviour may occur at quantum and thermal phase transitions.
Switching of antiferromagnetic chains with magnetic pulses
Tao, Kun; Polyakov, Oleg P.; Stepanyuk, Valeri S.
2016-04-01
Recent experimental studies have demonstrated the possibility of information storage in short antiferromagnetic chains on an insulator substrate [S. Loth et al., Science 335, 196 (2012), 10.1126/science.1214131]. Here, using the density functional theory and atomistic spin dynamics simulations, we show that a local magnetic control of such chains with a magnetic tip and magnetic pulses can be used for fast switching of their magnetization. Furthermore, by changing the position of the tip one can engineer the magnetization dynamics of the chains.
Small antiferromagnetic spin systems-Sublattice Hamiltonians
A few examples of four-spin Heisenberg systems with dominant antiferromagnetic couplings are considered. All systems can be described by the so-called sublattice Hamiltonian H=SA.SB or its modifications, where SX is the total spin of a sublattice X=A, B. In such a case (eigen)energies are simple functions of the total spin number S, total spins of sublattices SA, SB, and the Hamiltonian parameters (ratios of exchange integrals). Moreover, eigenstates are strictly determined by a coupling scheme assumed and the appropriate Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. In this sense the systems considered are classical ones.
Antiferromagnetic topological insulators in cold atomic gases
Essin, Andrew M.; Gurarie, Victor
2011-01-01
We propose a spin-dependent optical lattice potential that realizes a three-dimensional antiferromagnetic topological insulator in a gas of cold, two-state fermions such as alkaline earths, as well as a model that describes the tight-binding limit of this potential. We discuss the physically observable responses of the gas that can verify the presence of this phase. We also point out how this model can be used to obtain two-dimensional flat bands with nonzero Chern number.
Antiferromagnetic noise correlations in optical lattices
Bruun, Niels Bohr International Academy, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, Georg Morten; Syljuåsen, F. T.; Pedersen, K. G. L.;
2009-01-01
We analyze how noise correlations probed by time-of-flight experiments reveal antiferromagnetic (AF) correlations of fermionic atoms in two-dimensional and three-dimensional optical lattices. Combining analytical and quantum Monte Carlo calculations using experimentally realistic parameters, we...... show that AF correlations can be detected for temperatures above and below the critical temperature for AF ordering. It is demonstrated that spin-resolved noise correlations yield important information about the spin ordering. Finally, we show how to extract the spin correlation length and the related...
The electronic structure of antiferromagnetic chromium
Skriver, Hans Lomholt
1981-01-01
The author has used the local spin density formalism to perform self-consistent calculations of the electronic structure of chromium in the non-magnetic and commensurate antiferromagnetic phases, as a function of the lattice parameter. A change of a few per cent in the atomic radius brings...... the calculated ground state properties into agreement with experiment. The magnetisation is studied as function of volume in several models, and it is shown that a Stoner picture provides an extremely accurate description of the full calculation provided the sp-d hybridisation is taken into account. It is found...
Lattice distortion in disordered antiferromagnetic XY models
Li Peng-Fei; Cao Hai-Jing
2012-01-01
The behavior of lattice distortion in spin 1/2 antiferromagnetic XY models with random magnetic modulation is investigated with the consideration of spin-phonon coupling in the adiabatic limit.It is found that lattice distortion relies on the strength of the random modulation.For strong or weak enough spin-phonon couplings,the average lattice distortion may decrease or increase as the random modulation is strengthened.This may be the result of competition between the random magnetic modulation and the spin-phonon coupling.
Anisotropic magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic semiconductor
Fina, I.; Martí, Xavier; Yi, D.; Liu, J.; Chu, J.-H.; Rayan-Serrao, C.; Suresha, S.; Shick, Alexander; Železný, Jakub; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Fontcuberta, J.; Ramesh, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 5, SEP (2014), "4671-1"-"4671-7". ISSN 2041-1723 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330 Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066; AV ČR(CZ) Premium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : antiferromagnets * semiconductors * spintronic s Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 11.470, year: 2014
Edge states in Open Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chains
Qin, Shaojin; Ng, Tai-Kai; Su, Zhao-Bin
1995-01-01
In this letter we report our results in investigating edge effects of open antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with spin magnitudes $S=1/2, 1,3/2,2$ using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method initiated by White. For integer spin chains, we find that edge states with spin magnitude $S_{edge}=S/2$ exist, in agreement with Valence-Bond-Solid model picture. For half-integer spin chains, we find that no edge states exist for $S=1/2$ spin chain, but edge state exists in $S=3/...
Fujihala, M.; Zheng, X. G.; Oohara, Y.; Morodomi, H.; Kawae, T.; Matsuo, Akira; Kindo, Koichi
2012-01-01
Spin fluctuations and spin-liquid behaviors of frustrated kagome antiferromagnets have received intense recent attention. Although most severe frustration was predicted for an Ising kagome antiferromagnet, a real material system of undistorted kagome lattice has not been found so far. Here we report the frustrated magnetism of a new Ising kagome antiferromagnet, MgCo3(OH)6Cl2, which can be viewed as a Co version of the intensively researched quantum kagome antiferromagnet of Herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2. Experiments of magnetization, heat capacity, μSR, and neutron scattering demonstrated a partially frozen state with persistent spin fluctuations below around T = 2.7 K. The present study has provided a real material system to study the Ising spin behaviors on undistorted kagome lattice.
Easy moment direction and antiferromagnetic domain wall motion in Mn2Au
Barthem, Vitoria M. T. S.; Colin, Claire V.; Haettel, Richard; Dufeu, Didier; Givord, Dominique
2016-05-01
The interest of giving active functions to antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials in spintronics devices has been realized recently. Mn2Au is a high-Néel temperature antiferromagnet with large Mn moment, lying in plane of the tetragonal structure. To determine the direction of the moments in Mn2Au, an original approach is demonstrated, which should be generic to planar AFM materials. It involves the rotation of the granular sample around an axis perpendicular to the applied magnetic field. The family of easy moment directions is . For grains prevented from rotating, the dominant magnetization process is AFM domain wall motion. Textured Mn2Au nanoelements could be introduced in spintronics devices, in which the Mn moments would be switched under modest external excitation.
Quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets: a survey of the activity in Firenze
Over the years the research group in Firenze has produced a number of theoretical results concerning the statistical mechanics of quantum antiferromagnetic models, which range from the theory of two-magnon Raman scattering to the characterization of the phase transitions in quantum low-dimensional antiferromagnetic models. Our research activity was steadily aimed to the understanding of experimental observations
Effect of next-nearest neighbor hopping on the spin dynamics in antiferromagnets
Morr, Dirk K.
1998-01-01
Recently, inelastic neutron scattering (INS) experiments on the insulating parent compounds of high-T_c materials were analyzed to extract the value of the superexchange constant $J$. Starting point of the analysis was the nearest-neighbor Heisenberg model. Motivated by recent ARPES experiments, we consider the effects of a next-nearest neighbor hopping, $t'$ in the strong coupling limit of the spin-density wave formalism, where it leads to an antiferromagnetic exchange $J'>0$ between next-ne...
Jamming Behavior of Domain Walls in an Antiferromagnetic Film
Sinha, Sunil
2014-03-01
Over the last few years, attempts have been made to unify many aspects of the freezing behavior of glasses, granular materials, gels, supercooled liquids, etc. into a general conceptual framework of what is called jamming behavior. This occurs when particles reach packing densities high enough that their motions become highly restricted. A general phase diagram has been proposed onto which various materials systems, e.g glasses or granular materials, can be mapped. We will discuss some recent applications of resonant and non-resonant soft X-ray Grazing Incidence Scattering to mesoscopic science, for example the study of magnetic domain wall fluctuations in thin films. For these studies, we use resonant magnetic x-ray scattering with a coherent photon beam and the technique of X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy. find that at the ordering temperature the domains of an antiferromagnetic system, namely Dysprosium metal, behave very much also like a jammed system and their associated fluctuations exhibit behavior which exhibit some of the universal characteristics of jammed systems, such as non-exponential relaxation and Vogel-Fulcher type freezing. Work supported by Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Energy under Grant Number: DE-SC0003678.
Enhanced antiferromagnetic coupling in dual-synthetic antiferromagnet with Co2FeAl electrodes
Zhang, D. L.; Xu, X. G.; Wu, Y.; Li, X. Q.; Miao, J.; Jiang, Y.
2012-05-01
We study dual-synthetic antiferromagnets (DSyAFs) using Co2FeAl (CFA) Heusler electrodes with a stack structure of Ta/CFA/Ru/CFA/Ru/CFA/Ta. When the thicknesses of the two Ru layers are 0.45 nm, 0.65 nm or 0.45 nm, 1.00 nm, the CFA-based DSyAF has a strong antiferromagnetic coupling between adjacent CFA layers at room temperature with a saturation magnetic field of ∼11,000 Oe, a saturation magnetization of ∼710 emu/cm3 and a coercivity of ∼2.0 Oe. Moreover, the DSyAF has a good thermal stability up to 400 °C, at which CFA films show B2-ordered structure. Therefore, the CFA-based DSyAFs are favorable for applications in future spintronic devices.
Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Lefmann, Kim; Jacobsen, H.; Garde, J.;
2015-01-01
We present experimental, numerical, and theoretical evidence for an unusual mode of antiferromagnetic dynamics in nanoparticles. Elastic neutron scattering experiments on 8-nm particles of hematite display a loss of diffraction intensity with temperature, the intensity vanishing around 150 K....... However, the signal from inelastic neutron scattering remains above that temperature, indicating a magnetic system in constant motion. In addition, the precession frequency of the inelastic magnetic signal shows an increase above 100 K. Numerical Langevin simulations of spin dynamics reproduce all...... measured neutron data and reveal that thermally activated spin canting gives rise to an unusual type of coherent magnetic precession mode. This "rotor" mode can be seen as a high-temperature version of superparamagnetism and is driven by exchange interactions between the two magnetic sublattices. The...
Ising antiferromagnet on the Archimedean lattices
Yu, Unjong
2015-06-01
Geometric frustration effects were studied systematically with the Ising antiferromagnet on the 11 Archimedean lattices using the Monte Carlo methods. The Wang-Landau algorithm for static properties (specific heat and residual entropy) and the Metropolis algorithm for a freezing order parameter were adopted. The exact residual entropy was also found. Based on the degree of frustration and dynamic properties, ground states of them were determined. The Shastry-Sutherland lattice and the trellis lattice are weakly frustrated and have two- and one-dimensional long-range-ordered ground states, respectively. The bounce, maple-leaf, and star lattices have the spin ice phase. The spin liquid phase appears in the triangular and kagome lattices.
Quantum Phase Transitions in Antiferromagnets and Superfluids
Sachdev, Subir
2000-03-01
A general introduction to the non-zero temperature dynamic and transport properties of low-dimensional systems near a quantum phase transition shall be presented. Basic results will be reviewed in the context of experiments on the spin-ladder compounds. Recent large N computations (M. Vojta and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83), 3916 (1999) on an extended t-J model motivate a global scenario of the quantum phases and transitions in the high temperature superconductors, and connections will be made to numerous experiments. A universal theory (S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain, and M. Vojta, Science, in press M. Vojta, C. Buragohain, and S. Sachdev, cond- mat/9912020) of quantum impurities in spin-gap antiferromagnets near a magnetic ordering transition will be compared quantitatively to experiments on Zn doped Y Ba2 Cu3 O7 (Fong et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1939 (1999)
Anomalous Magnetothermopower in a Metallic Frustrated Antiferromagnet
Arsenijević, Stevan; Ok, Jong Mok; Robinson, Peter; Ghannadzadeh, Saman; Katsnelson, Mikhail I.; Kim, Jun Sung; Hussey, Nigel E.
2016-02-01
We report the temperature T and magnetic field H dependence of the thermopower S of an itinerant triangular antiferromagnet PdCrO2 in high magnetic fields up to 32 T. In the paramagnetic phase, the zero-field thermopower is positive with a value typical of good metals with a high carrier density. In marked contrast to typical metals, however, S decreases rapidly with increasing magnetic field, approaching zero at the maximum field scale for T >70 K . We argue here that this profound change in the thermoelectric response derives from the strong interaction of the 4 d correlated electrons of the Pd ions with the short-range spin correlations of the Cr3 + spins that persist beyond the Néel ordering temperature due to the combined effects of geometrical frustration and low dimensionality.
Quantum oscillations in antiferromagnetic CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} on the brink of superconductivity
Harrison, N; McDonald, R D; Mielke, C H; Bauer, E D; Ronning, F; Thompson, J D [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS-E536, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)
2009-08-12
We report quantum oscillation measurements on CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} under strong magnetic fields-recently reported to become superconducting under pressures of as little as a kilobar. The largest observed carrier pocket occupies less than 0.05% of the paramagnetic Brillouin zone volume-consistent with Fermi surface reconstruction caused by antiferromagnetism. On comparing several alkaline earth AFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} antiferromagnets (with A = Ca, Sr and Ba), the dependences of the Fermi surface cross-sectional area F{sub {alpha}} and the effective mass m{sub {alpha}}* of the primary observed pocket on the antiferromagnetic/structural transition temperature T{sub s} are both found to be consistent with the case for quasiparticles in a conventional spin-density wave model. These findings suggest that the recently proposed strain-enhanced superconductivity in these materials occurs within a broadly conventional spin-density wave phase. (fast track communication)
Kinetic arrest induced antiferromagnetic order in hexagonal FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy
The magnetic state of the FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy was investigated by first principles calculations. The coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 with the same hexagonal crystal structure was revealed. It was found that kinetic arrest during the transition from the high temperature disordered paramagnetic phase to the low temperature ordered ferromagnetic phase results in the intermediate metastable and partially disordered antiferromagnetic phase. We propose that the ratio of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases in the FeMnP0.75Si0.25 sample can be tuned by adjusting the kinetic process of atomic diffusion. The investigations suggest that careful control of the kinetic diffusion process provides another tuning parameter to design candidate magnetocaloric materials
Bose-Einstein condensation in antiferromagnets at low temperatures
The Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) was predicted by Einstein in 1925 and this effect is characterized by the formation of a collective quantum state, when macroscopic number of particles is governed by a single wave function. The BEC of magnons was discovered experimentally in superfluid phase of 3He. In the present work we report our progress on the BEC of magnons investigations in solid antiferromagnets at low temperatures by magnetic resonance methods. The duration of the FID signal in two samples of easy-plane antiferromagnets CsMnF3 has been studied. Obtained data confirm the formation of magnon BEC in antiferromagnet CsMnF3
Electron spin resonance study of NiO antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
The electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra of antiferromagnetic nanoparticle NiO specimens have been investigated as a function of temperature at x-band (microwave) frequencies. Below the nominal Neel temperature, the x-band resonances arising from the bulk antiferromagnets, including NiO particles with diameters greater than 100 A, all vanish due to the emergence of large molecular exchange fields. The ESR resonance signals of 60 A antiferromagnetic nanoparticles, however, persist to the lowest temperatures. These nanoparticle resonance lines shift to lower fields rapidly as the temperature is decreased, while the lineshapes broaden and distort
Quantum fluctuations of the antiferro-antiferromagnetic double-layer
Jiang Wei; Zhu Cheng-Bo; Yu Gui-Hong; Lo Veng-Cheong
2009-01-01
This paper stuides the magnetization and quantum fluctuations of an antiferro-antiferromagnetic (AF-AF) doublelayer at zero temperature.It is found that the exchanges and anisotropy constants affect the quantum fluctuations of spins. If the anisotropy exists,there will be no acoustic energy branch in the system. The anisotropy constant,antiferromagnetic intralayer and interlayer coupling have important roles in a balance of the quantum competition.
Nonlinear Absorption of Radio Waves in a Noncollinear Antiferromagnet
Tikhonov, Aleksey M.; Pavlov, Nikolay G.
2015-01-01
The nonlinear absorption of radio waves (200 - 800 MHz) in a noncollinear cubic antiferromagnet Mn3Al2Ge3O12 in an external magnetic field H || [001] has been studied in the temperature range of 1.2 - 4.2 K. We attribute the observed dissipation of the electromagnetic energy to the parametric excitation of inhomogeneous surface waves at the boundaries of antiferromagnetic domains.
Cumulant approach to weakly doped antiferromagnets
We present an approach to static and dynamical properties of holes and spins in weakly doped antiferromagnets in two dimensions. The calculations are based on a recently introduced cumulant approach to ground endash state properties of correlated electronic systems. The present method allows us to evaluate hole and spin-wave dispersion relations by considering hole or spin excitations of the ground state. Usually, these dispersions are found from time-dependent correlation functions. To demonstrate the ability of the approach we first derive the dispersion relation for the lowest single hole excitation at half-filling. However, the main purpose of this paper is to focus on the mutual influence of mobile holes and spin waves in the weakly doped system. It is shown that low-energy spin excitations strongly admix to the ground state. The coupling of spin waves and holes leads to a strong suppression of the staggered magnetization which cannot be explained by a simple rigid-band picture for the hole quasiparticles. Also the experimentally observed doping dependence of the spin-wave excitation energies can be understood within our formalism. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society
Temperature dependence of anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4}
Wang, C.; Seinige, H.; Tsoi, M., E-mail: tsoi@physics.utexas.edu [Physics Department, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Cao, G. [Center for Advanced Materials, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States); Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B. [Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
2015-05-07
Temperature-dependent magnetotransport properties of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} are investigated with point-contact devices. The point-contact technique allows to probe very small volumes and, therefore, to look for electronic transport on a microscopic scale. Point-contact measurements with single crystals of Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} were intended to see whether the additional local resistance associated with a small contact area between a sharpened Cu tip and the antiferromagnet shows magnetoresistance (MR) such as that seen in bulk crystals. Point-contact measurements at liquid nitrogen temperature revealed large MRs (up to 28%) for modest magnetic fields (250 mT) applied within an IrO{sub 2} (ab) plane with angular dependence showing a crossover from four-fold to two-fold symmetry with an increasing magnetic field. Point contact measurement exhibits distinctive anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) in comparison to a bulk experiment, imposing intriguing questions about the mechanism of AMR in this material. Temperature-dependent MR measurements show that the MR falls to zero at the Neel temperature, but the temperature dependence of the MR ratio differs qualitatively from that of the resistivity. This AMR study helps to unveil the entanglement between electronic transport and magnetism in Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} while the observed magnetoresistive phenomena can be potentially used to sense the antiferromagnetic order parameter in spintronic applications.
Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets.
Bernier, Jean-Sébastien; Lawler, Michael J; Kim, Yong Baek
2008-07-25
We present a quantum theory of frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets. Considering quantum fluctuations as the predominant mechanism relieving spin frustration, we find a rich phase diagram comprising of six phases with coplanar spiral ordering in addition to the Néel phase. By computing the specific heat of these ordered phases, we obtain a remarkable agreement between (k, k, 0) spiral ordering and the experimental specific heat data for the diamond lattice spinel compounds MnSc2S4, Co3O4, and CoRh2O4, i.e., specific heat data is a strong evidence for (k, k, 0) spiral ordering in all of these materials. This prediction can be tested in future neutron scattering experiments on Co3O4 and CoRh2O4, and is consistent with existing neutron scattering data on MnSc2S4. Based on this agreement, we infer a monotonically increasing relationship between frustration and the strength of quantum fluctuations. PMID:18764361
Order by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets
Rau, Jeffrey G.; Petit, Sylvain; Gingras, Michel J. P.
2016-05-01
Conclusive evidence of order by disorder is scarce in real materials. Perhaps one of the strongest cases presented has been for the pyrochlore XY antiferromagnet Er2Ti2O7 , with the ground state selection proceeding by order by disorder induced through the effects of quantum fluctuations. This identification assumes the smallness of the effect of virtual crystal field fluctuations that could provide an alternative route to picking the ground state. Here we show that this order by virtual crystal field fluctuations is not only significant, but competitive with the effects of quantum fluctuations. Further, we argue that higher-multipolar interactions that are generically present in rare-earth magnets can dramatically enhance this effect. From a simplified bilinear-biquadratic model of these multipolar interactions, we show how the virtual crystal field fluctuations manifest in Er2Ti2O7 using a combination of strong-coupling perturbation theory and the random-phase approximation. We find that the experimentally observed ψ2 state is indeed selected and the experimentally measured excitation gap can be reproduced when the bilinear and biquadratic couplings are comparable while maintaining agreement with the entire experimental spin-wave excitation spectrum. Finally, we comment on possible tests of this scenario and discuss implications for other order-by-disorder candidates in rare-earth magnets.
Spin torque antiferromagnetic nanooscillator in the presence of magnetic noise
H. Gomonay
2012-12-01
Full Text Available Spin-torque effects in antiferromagnetic (AFM materials are of great interest due to the possible applications as high-speed spintronic devices. In the present paper we analyze the statistical properties of the current-driven AFM nanooscillator that result from the white Gaussian noise of magnetic nature. According to the peculiarities of deterministic dynamics, we derive the Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations in the energy representation of two normal modes. We find the stationary distribution function in the subcritical and overcritical regimes and calculate the current dependence of the average energy, energy fluctuation and their ratio (quality factor. The noncritical mode shows the Boltzmann statistics with the current-dependent effective temperature in the whole range of the current values. The effective temperature of the other, i.e., soft, mode critically depends on the current in the subcritical region. Distribution function of the soft mode follows the Gaussian law above the generation threshold. In the overcritical regime, the total average energy and the quality factor grow with the current value. This raises the AFM nanooscillators to the promising candidates for active spintronic components.
Electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation for double perovskite Sr2FeMoO6 and Sr2OsMoO6 have been performed using the accurate full potential augmented spherical wave method. By substituting Fe atoms by Os in the double perovskite structure oxides we have shown that it is possible to realize half-metallic antiferromagnets with 100% spin polarization of the conduction electrons crossing the Fermi level, without showing a net magnetization. To support our results, GGA+U electronic structure calculations have been performed showing that the half-metallic antiferromagnetic state still persists. We conclude that the origin of the antiferromagnetism in Sr2OsMoO6 may be attributed to both superexchange and generalized double exchange mechanisms via the B(3d,5d)–O(2p)–B′(4d) coupling. - Highlights: • Electronic structure of double perovskite Sr2FeMoO6 and Sr2OsMoO6 has been studied. • A density functional theory within GGA and GGA+U approximations was performed. • Sr2OsMoO6 is a HM-AFM material with 100% polarization and vanishing magnetization. • The antiferromagnetism is attributed to super-exchange and double exchange mechanisms
Universal Exchange-Driven Phonon Splitting in Antiferromagnets
Kant, Ch.; Schmidt, M.; Wang, Zhe; Mayr, F.; Tsurkan, V.; Deisenhofer, J.; Loidl, A.
2012-04-01
We report a linear dependence of the phonon splitting Δω on the nondominant exchange coupling constant Jnd in the antiferromagnetic transition-metal monoxides MnO, FeO, CoO, NiO, and in the frustrated antiferromagnetic oxide spinels CdCr2O4, MgCr2O4, and ZnCr2O4. It directly confirms the theoretical prediction of an exchange-induced splitting of the zone-center optical phonon for the monoxides and explains the magnitude and the change of sign of the phonon splitting on changing the sign of the nondominant exchange also in the frustrated oxide spinels. The experimentally found linear relation ℏΔω=βJndS2 with slope β=3.7 describes the splitting for both systems and agrees with the observations in the antiferromagnets KCoF3 and KNiF3 with perovskite structure and negligible next-nearest neighbor coupling. The common behavior found for very different classes of cubic antiferromagnets suggests a universal dependence of the exchange-induced phonon splitting at the antiferromagnetic transition on the nondominant exchange coupling.
Ultra-cold Neutron Production in Anti-ferromagnetic Oxygen Solid
Liu, C Y
2004-01-01
Spin waves, or magnons, in the anti-ferromagnetic $\\alpha$ phase of solid oxygen provide a novel mechanism for ultra-cold neutron (UCN) production. Magnons dominate the energy exchange mechanisms for cold neutrons and UCN in solid $\\alpha$-oxygen, much in the same way as do phonons in solid deuterium superthermal UCN sources. We present calculations of UCN production and upscattering rates in S-O$_2$. The results indicate that S-O$_2$ is potentially a much more efficient UCN source material than solid deuterium.
Cascade of field-induced magnetic transitions in a frustrated antiferromagnetic metal
Coldea, A. I.; Seabra, L.; McCollam, A.; Carrington, A.; Malone, L.; Bangura, A. F.; Vignolles, D.; van Rhee, P.G.; McDonald, R. D.; Sorgel, T.; Jansen, M.; Shannon, N; Coldea, R.
2014-01-01
Frustrated magnets can exhibit many novel forms of order when exposed to high magnetic fields, however, much less is known about materials where frustration occurs in the presence of itinerant electrons. Here we report thermodynamic and transport measurements on micron-sized single crystals of the triangular-lattice metallic antiferromagnet 2H-AgNiO2, in magnetic fields of up to 90 T and temperatures down to 0.35 K. We observe a cascade of magnetic phase transitions at 13.5 20, 28 and 39T in ...
Detecting antiferromagnetism of atoms in an optical lattice via optical Bragg scattering
Corcovilos, T. A.; Baur, S. K.; Hitchcock, J. M.; Mueller, E. J.; Hulet, R. G.
2009-01-01
Antiferromagnetism of ultracold fermions in an optical lattice can be detected by Bragg diffraction of light, in analogy to the diffraction of neutrons from solid state materials. A finite sublattice magnetization will lead to a Bragg peak from the (1/2 1/2 1/2) crystal plane with an intensity depending on details of the atomic states, the frequency and polarization of the probe beam, the direction and magnitude of the sublattice magnetization, and the finite optical density of the sample. Ac...
A holographic model for antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition induced by magnetic field
Cai, Rong-Gen; Kusmartsev, F V
2015-01-01
We propose a gravity dual of antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition (QPT) induced by magnetic field and study the criticality in the vicinity of quantum critical point (QCP). Results show the boundary critical theory is a strong coupling theory with dynamic exponent $z=2$. The hyperscaling law is violated and logarithmic corrections appear near the QCP. We compare our theoretical results with experimental data on variety of materials including low-dimensional magnet, BiCoPO$_5$ and pyrochlores, Er$_{2-2x}$Y$_{2x}$Ti$_2$O$_7$. Our model describes well the existing experiments and predicts QCP and other high field magnetic properties of these compounds.
Quantum critical behavior in a two-layer antiferromagnet
We analyze quantum Monte Carlo data in the vicinity of the quantum transition between a Neel state and a quantum paramagnet in a two-layer, square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet. The real-space correlation function and the universal amplitude ratio of the structure factor and the dynamic susceptibility show clear evidence of quantum critical behavior at low temperatures. The numerical results are in good quantitative agreement with 1/N calculations for the O(N) nonlinear σ model. A discrepancy, reported earlier, between the critical properties of the antiferromagnet and the σ model is resolved. We also discuss the values of prefactors of the dynamic susceptibility and the structure factor in a single-layer antiferromagnet at low T
Antiferromagnetic coupling across silicon regulated by tunneling currents
Gareev, Rashid; Schmid, Maximilian; Vancea, Johann; Back, Christian; Schreiber, Reinert; Buergler, Daniel; Stromberg, Frank; Wende, Heiko
2012-02-01
We present the room temperature enhancement of antiferromagnetic coupling in epitaxial Fe(3 nm)/Si(2.4 nm)/Fe(3 nm) structures by voltage-driven spin-polarized tunneling currents. Using the ballistic electron magnetic microscopy we established that the saturation field for the collector current corresponding to parallel alignment of magnetizations rises up with the tunneling current, thus demonstrating stabilization of the antiparallel alignment and increase of antiferromagnetic coupling. We connect the enhancement of antiferromagnetic coupling with local dynamic spin torques mediated by spin-polarized tunneling electrons. Finally, in the antiparallel state the spin-polarized majority (minority) electrons exert dynamic torques in the bottom (upper) iron layer and, thus, additionally stabilize magnetization alignment.
Vertex functions at finite momentum: Application to antiferromagnetic quantum criticality
Wölfle, Peter; Abrahams, Elihu
2016-02-01
We analyze the three-point vertex function that describes the coupling of fermionic particle-hole pairs in a metal to spin or charge fluctuations at nonzero momentum. We consider Ward identities, which connect two-particle vertex functions to the self-energy, in the framework of a Hubbard model. These are derived using conservation laws following from local symmetries. The generators considered are the spin density and particle density. It is shown that at certain antiferromagnetic critical points, where the quasiparticle effective mass is diverging, the vertex function describing the coupling of particle-hole pairs to the spin density Fourier component at the antiferromagnetic wave vector is also divergent. Then we give an explicit calculation of the irreducible vertex function for the case of three-dimensional antiferromagnetic fluctuations, and show that it is proportional to the diverging quasiparticle effective mass.
Functional renormalization for antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the Hubbard model
Results of a renormalization group study for the 2-dimensional Hubbard model close to half-filling at finite temperature are presented. Bosonic degrees of freedom corresponding to antiferromagnetic and d-wave superconducting order are introduced, and flow equations for the corresponding coupling constants are deduced from an exact flow equation for the effective average action. The influence of bosonic fluctuations on the onset of local antiferromagnetic order is discussed. At low enough temperatures and close to half-filling the discrete symmetry of the lattice is broken and incommensurate antiferromagnetic fluctuations dominate. The phase diagram is shown for the parameter regime close to half-filling in the presence of vanishing as well as non-vanishing next-to-nearest-neighbor hopping t'. Finally, the potential emergence of d-wave superconducting order at larger distances from half-filling is discussed.
Nematic antiferromagnetic states in bulk FeSe
Liu, Kai; Lu, Zhong-Yi; Xiang, Tao
2016-05-01
The existence of nematic order, which breaks the lattice rotational symmetry with nonequivalent a and b axes in iron-based superconductors, is a well-established experimental fact. An antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition is accompanying this order, observed in nearly all parent compounds, except bulk FeSe. The absence of the AFM order in FeSe casts doubt on the magnetic mechanism of iron-based superconductivity, since the nematic order is believed to be driven by the same interaction that is responsible for the superconducting pairing in these materials. Here we show, through systematic first-principles electronic structure calculations, that the ground state of FeSe is in fact strongly AFM correlated but without developing a magnetic long-range order. Actually, there are a series of staggered n -mer AFM states with corresponding energies below that of the single stripe AFM state, which is the ground state for the parent compounds of most iron-based superconductors. Here, the staggered n -mer (n any integer >1 ) means a set of n adjacent parallel spins on a line along the b axis with antiparallel spins between n -mers along both a and b axes. Moreover, different n -mers can antiparallelly mix with each other to coexist. Among all the states, we find that the lowest energy states formed by the staggered dimer, staggered trimer, and their random antiparallel aligned spin states along the b axis are quasidegenerate. The thermal average of these states does not show any magnetic long-range order, but it does possess a hidden one-dimensional AFM order along the a axis, which can be detected by elastic neutron scattering measurements. Our finding gives a natural account for the absence of long-range magnetic order and suggests that the nematicity is driven predominantly by spin fluctuations even in bulk FeSe, providing a unified description on the phase diagram of iron-based superconductors.
Holes in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet
A brief review is presented on the studies of the hole motion in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnetic. An extended introduction is given to cover the background of the problem. The quantum Bogoliubov-de Gennes formalism which treats the local distortion of the spin configuration and the quantum renormalization process on an equal footing, is outlined. The latest development on the central issue, whether a hole can freely propagate on an antiferromagnetic background, is overviewed. (author). 108 refs, 11 figs, 1 tab
Bond-Dilution-Induced Quantum Phase Transitions in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Yasuda, Chitoshi; Todo, Synge; Takayama, Hajime
2006-01-01
Bond-dilution effects on the ground state of the square-lattice antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, consisting of coupled bond-alternating chains, are investigated by means of the quantum Monte Carlo simulation. It is found that, when the ground state of the non-diluted system is a non-magnetic state with a finite spin gap, a sufficiently weak bond dilution induces a disordered state with a mid gap in the original spin gap, and under a further stronger bond dilution an antiferromagnetic long-...
On the interpretation of magnetization data for antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Madsen, Daniel Esmarch; Mørup, Steen; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt
2006-01-01
We have investigated the influence of anisotropy on the magnetization curves of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles. We show that if such curves are analyzed in a conventional way, i.e. using a Langevin function in combination with a linear term, this usually results in good quality fits, but with an...... apparent temperature dependence of parameters such as the magnetic moment per particle and the antiferromagnetic susceptibility. In order to avoid the problems associated with anisotropy as well as volume/moment distributions we propose that the initial susceptibility is used when analyzing the temperature...... dependence of the magnetic moment....
Estimation of particle magnetic moment distribution for antiferromagnetic ferrihydrite nanoparticles
Magnetization as a function of applied magnetic field at different temperatures for antiferromagnetic nanoparticles of ferrihydrite is measured and analyzed considering a distribution in particle magnetic moment. We find that the magnetization of this nanoparticle system is affected by the presence of particle magnetic moment distribution. This particle magnetic moment distribution is estimated at different temperatures. - Highlights: • Magnetic behavior of a nanoparticle system is affected by the presence of particle magnetic moment distribution. • One can not get correct and physically meaningful fit parameters if the particle magnetic moment distribution is ignored. • This particle magnetic moment distribution using the magnetization data is estimated for 2 nm antiferromagnetic ferrihydrite particles
Spin waves in antiferromagnetic FeF2
Hutchings, M T; Rainford, B.D.; Guggenheim, H J
1970-01-01
Spin-wave dispersion in antiferromagnetic FeF2 has been investigated by inelastic neutron scattering using a chopper time-of-flight spectrometer. The single mode observed has a relatively flat dispersion curve rising from 53 cm-1 at the zone centre to 79 cm-1 at the zone boundary. A spin Hamilton......Spin-wave dispersion in antiferromagnetic FeF2 has been investigated by inelastic neutron scattering using a chopper time-of-flight spectrometer. The single mode observed has a relatively flat dispersion curve rising from 53 cm-1 at the zone centre to 79 cm-1 at the zone boundary. A spin...
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
Two new transuranium metal boron carbides, NpBC and PuBC, have been synthesized. Rietveld refinements of powder XRD patterns of (Np,Pu)BC confirmed in both cases isotypism with the structure type of UBC. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal antiferromagnetic ordering for PuBC below TN = 44 K, whereas ferromagnetic ordering was found for NpBC below TC = 61 K. Heat capacity measurements prove the bulk character of the observed magnetic transition for both compounds. The total energy electronic band structure calculations support formation of the ferromagnetic ground state for NpBC and the antiferromagnetic ground state for PuBC
Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet
Morr, Dirk K.; Chubukov, Andrey V.; Kampf, Arno P.; Blumberg, G.
1995-01-01
Two--magnon Raman scattering is a useful tool to verify recent suggestions concerning the value of the interplanar exchange constant in antiferromagnetic two--layer systems, such as $YBa_2Cu_3O_{6+x}$. We present a theory for Raman scattering in a two--layer antiferromagnet. We study the spectra for the electronic and magnetic excitations across the charge transfer gap within the one--band Hubbard model and derive the matrix elements for the Raman scattering cross section in a diagrammatic fo...
Thermal Generation of Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet.
Seki, S; Ideue, T; Kubota, M; Kozuka, Y; Takagi, R; Nakamura, M; Kaneko, Y; Kawasaki, M; Tokura, Y
2015-12-31
The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect has been investigated for a uniaxial antiferromagnetic insulator Cr(2)O(3), characterized by a spin-flop transition under magnetic field along the c axis. We have found that a temperature gradient applied normal to the Cr(2)O(3)/Pt interface induces inverse spin Hall voltage of spin-current origin in Pt, whose magnitude turns out to be always proportional to magnetization in Cr(2)O(3). The possible contribution of the anomalous Nernst effect is confirmed to be negligibly small. The above results establish that an antiferromagnetic spin wave can be an effective carrier of spin current. PMID:26765011
Magnetic response of hybrid ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic core-shell nanostructures
Khan, U.; Li, W. J.; Adeela, N.; Irfan, M.; Javed, K.; Wan, C. H.; Riaz, S.; Han, X. F.
2016-03-01
The synthesis of FeTiO3-Ni(Ni80Fe20) core-shell nanostructures by a two-step method (sol-gel and DC electrodeposition) has been demonstrated. XRD analysis confirms the rhombohedral crystal structure of FeTiO3(FTO) with space group R3&cmb.macr;. Transmission electron microscopy clearly depicts better morphology of nanostructures with shell thicknesses of ~25 nm. Room temperature magnetic measurements showed significant enhancement of magnetic anisotropy for the permalloy (Ni80Fe20)-FTO over Ni-FTO core-shell nanostructures. Low temperature magnetic measurements of permalloy-FeTiO3 core-shell structure indicated a strong exchange bias mechanism with magnetic coercivity below the antiferromagnetic Neel temperature (TN = 59 K). The exchange bias is attributed to the alignment of magnetic moments in the antiferromagnetic material at low temperature. Our scheme opens a path towards optimum automotive systems and wireless communications wherein broader bandwidths and smaller sizes are required.The synthesis of FeTiO3-Ni(Ni80Fe20) core-shell nanostructures by a two-step method (sol-gel and DC electrodeposition) has been demonstrated. XRD analysis confirms the rhombohedral crystal structure of FeTiO3(FTO) with space group R3&cmb.macr;. Transmission electron microscopy clearly depicts better morphology of nanostructures with shell thicknesses of ~25 nm. Room temperature magnetic measurements showed significant enhancement of magnetic anisotropy for the permalloy (Ni80Fe20)-FTO over Ni-FTO core-shell nanostructures. Low temperature magnetic measurements of permalloy-FeTiO3 core-shell structure indicated a strong exchange bias mechanism with magnetic coercivity below the antiferromagnetic Neel temperature (TN = 59 K). The exchange bias is attributed to the alignment of magnetic moments in the antiferromagnetic material at low temperature. Our scheme opens a path towards optimum automotive systems and wireless communications wherein broader bandwidths and smaller sizes are
Phase transitions in n=4 type II antiferromagnets
The Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson (LGW) Hamiltonian associated with n=4 type II fcc antiferromagnets is discussed. It is shown that the model is expected to exhibit a first order transition in d=3 dimensions. Recent experimental results on CeS, CeSe and CeTe are discussed. (author)
Upper critical fields of superconductor-antiferromagnet superlattices
Nucleation of the superconducting phase in proximity coupled superconductor-antiferromagnetic (SC/AF) multilayers is studied theoretically. Assuming that both superconducting and antiferromagnetic metals are dirty the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, and upper critical fields, Hc2parallel(T) and Hc2perpendicular(T), as functions from the system parameters have been calculated. Comparison of the results for the SC/AF structures and for the SC/ferromagnetic multilayers shows that the values of the Tc, Hc2parallel(T) and Hc2perpendicular(T) are more sensitive to the ferromagnetic exchange field than to the antiferromagnetic one. The main difference in the values of the critical fields is obtained for the structures formed by thin superconducting layers. The finite effect on the superconducting properties of the multilayers does not depend on the strength of the magnetism only, but on the scattering mechanism of the electrons at the interfaces too. The advantage of the antiferromagnetic interaction for nucleation of the SC phase will be lost if nearly all Cooper pairs are destroyed due to the interface scattering
Oscillating Solitons Pinned to a Nonmagnetic Impurity in Layered Antiferromagnets
Mól, L. A. S.; Pereira, A. R.; Moura-Melo, W. A.
2002-01-01
We argue that an oscillatory motion of impurity-pinned solitons may occur in layered antiferromagnetic compounds. The characteristic frequencies of these modes, that may be detected by resonance or inelastic neutron scattering, are estimated analytically and depend on the soliton sizes and types .
Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in Quasi-one-dimensional Organic Conductors
Dupuis, N.; Bourbonnais, C.; Nickel, J. C.
2005-01-01
We review the current understanding of superconductivity in the quasi-one-dimensional organic conductors of the Bechgaard and Fabre salt families. We discuss the interplay between superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, and charge-density-wave fluctuations. The connection to recent experimental observations supporting unconventional pairing and the possibility of a triplet-spin order parameter for the superconducting phase is also presented.
On the magnetism of Heisenberg double-layer antiferromagnets
The author investigates the sublattice magnetization and the susceptibility of the double-layer Heisenberg antiferromagnet K3M2F7 by employing the techniques of elastic and quasi-elastic critical magnetic scattering of neutrons. (G.T.H.)
Observation of Antiferromagnetic Resonance in an Organic Superconductor
Torrance, J. B.; Pedersen, H. J.; Bechgaard, K.
1982-01-01
Anomalous microwave absorption has been observed in the organic superconductor TMTSF2AsF6 (TMTSF: tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene) below its metal-nonmetal transition near 12 K. This absorption is unambiguously identified as antiferromagnetic resonance by the excellent agreement between a spin...
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
Klimczuk, T.; Shick, Alexander; Kozub, Agnieszka L.; Griveau, J.C.; Colineau, E.; Falmbigl, M.; Wastin, F.; Rogl, P.
2015-01-01
Roč. 3, č. 4 (2015), "041803-1"-"041803-9". ISSN 2166-532X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-07172S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : ferromagetism * antiferromagnetism * magnetic anisotropy * strong electron correlations * spin-orbit coupling Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism
An antiferromagnetic transverse Ising nanoisland; unconventional surface effects
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-12-01
The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanosisland with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the use of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT). Some novel features, such as the re-entrant phenomena with two compensation points being free from disorder induced frustration, are obtained for the magnetic properties in the system.
Antiferromagnetism in Pr3In: Singlet/triplet physics withfrustration
Christianson, A.D.; Lawrence, J.M.; Zarestky, J.L.; Suzuki, H.; Thompson, J.D.; Hundley, M.F.; Sarrao, J.L.; Booth, C.H.; Antonio, D.; Cornelius, A.L.
2004-11-18
We present neutron diffraction, magnetic susceptibility and specific heat data for a single-crystal sample of the cubic (Cu{sub 3}Au structure) compound Pr{sub 3}In. This compound is believed to have a singlet ({Lambda}{sub 1}) groundstate and a low-lying triplet ({Lambda}{sub 4}) excited state. In addition, nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic interactions are frustrated in this structure. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below T{sub N} = 12K with propagation vector (0, 0, 0.5 {center_dot}{delta}) where {delta} {approx} 1/12. The neutron diffraction results can be approximated with the following model: ferromagnetic sheets from each of the three Pr sites alternate in sign along the propagation direction with a twelve-unit-cell square-wave modulation. The three moments of the unit cell of 1 {micro}{sub B} magnitude are aligned so as to sum to zero as expected for nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic interactions on a triangle. The magnetic susceptibility indicates that in addition to the antiferromagnetic transition at 12K, there is a transition near 70K below which there is a small (0.005 {micro}{sub B}) ferromagnetic moment. There is considerable field and sample dependence to these transitions. The specific heat data show almost no anomaly at T{sub N} = 12K. This may be a consequence of the induced moment in the {Lambda}{sub 1} singlet, but may also be a sample-dependent effect.
Antiferromagnetic order in tetragonal bismuth ferrite-lead titanate
Neutron powder diffraction of particulates of 0.7BiFeO3-0.3PbTiO3 in the tetragonal P4mm phase has been used to determine the type of antiferromagnetic order that occurs below 220 K. It is shown that G-type antiferromagnetic ordering occurs, with magnetic propagation along the 1/2 1/2 1/2 direction. Unlike the rhombohedral R3c phase the direction of antiferromagnetic propagation and the ferroelectric order parameter are not parallel in the tetragonal phase, but at an angle of 49.9o. The ground state (at 4 K) magnetic moment is 4.1 μB. - Highlights: → G-type antiferromagnetic ordering below 220 K in 0.7BiFeO3-0.3PbTiO3. → Ground state magnetic moment=4.1 μB. → Magnetic propagation vector k=(1/2 1/2 1/2 ). → Ferroelectric ordering (0 0 1) at 49.9o to magnetic propagation vector.
On the ground state of antiferromagnets at zero temperature
Mayer, I.; Angelov, S. A.
1984-02-01
The wave function describing a perfect antiferromagnetic ordering of spins at 0 K (the singlet projection of the Néel function) was proved to be not an eigenfunction of the exchange Hamiltonian: the long-range order is reduced as to permit a higher correlation between the nearest-neighbour spins.
Antiferromagnetic ground state in NpCoGe
Colineau, E.; Griveau, J.C.; Eloirdi, R.; Gaczyński, P.; Khmelevskyi, S.; Shick, Alexander; Caciuffo, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 89, č. 11 (2014), "115135-1"-"115135-11". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : neptunium * anti-ferromagnetism * quantum critical phenomena Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.736, year: 2014
Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films
Wadley, P.; Hills, V.; Shahedkhah, M.R.; Edmonds, K. W.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, Vít; Ouladdiaf, B.; Khalyavin, D.; Langridge, S.; Saidl, V.; Němec, P.; Rushforth, A.W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Dhesi, S.S.; Maccherozzi, F.; Železný, Jakub; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2015-01-01
Roč. 5, Nov (2015), s. 17079. ISSN 2045-2322 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 5.578, year: 2014
Brecht, E.; Schmahl, W.W.; Fuess, H.;
1995-01-01
-doped single crystals show two magnetic transitions, the first between the paramagnetic state and the AFI phase, and a second transition at low temperatures between the AFI and the AFII phase. The Neel temperature T-N of the antiferromagnetic AFI phase is found to be insensitive to the Al content x as well as...... the O content 6+delta in the x-delta region investigated so far. In a limited temperature interval the order parameter shows the components of both the AFI and AFII phases indicating competing interactions. For some crystals a complete reordering to the AFII phase at 4.2 K can be observed. Although...... the antiferromagnetic ordering pattern is different for the AFI and AFII phase, the ordered moments on the Cu sites are within the experimental error ([S](Cu(2)) approximate to 0.56 mu(B), [S](Cu(1)) approximate to 0 mu(B)) identical in the two phases. Comparison of Al-doped crystals with pure...
Clarke, S.J.; Harrison, A.; Mason, T.E.; Visser, D.
1999-01-01
Copper(II) formate tetrahydrate (CFTH) is a model square S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with T-N = 16.54 +/- 0.05 K. The dispersion of spin-waves in the magnetic layers of a fully deuterated sample of this material has been mapped at 4.3 K by inelastic neutron scattering from the zone centre at...
Magnetic excitation spectrum of the square lattice S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet K_{2}V_{3}O_{8}
Lumsden, M.D.; Nagler, S.E.; Sales, B.C.;
2006-01-01
We have explored the magnetic excitation spectrum of the S=1/2 square lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, K2V3O8, using both triple-axis and time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering. The long-wavelength spin waves are consistent with the previously determined Hamiltonian for this material. A s...
High Resolution Far Infrared Study of Antiferromagnetic Resonance Transitions in α-Fe2O3 (hematite)
Chou, Shin Grace; Plusquellic, David F.; Stutzman, Paul E.; Wang, Shuangzhen; Garboczi, Edward J.; Egelhoff, William F.
2012-02-01
In this study, we report high resolution optical measurements of the temperature dependence of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition in α-Fe2O3 (hematite) between (0.5 and 10) cm-1. The absorption peak position, over a large temperature range, is found to be in agreement with a modified spin-wave model at both the high and low temperature phases, where the temperature is above and below the Morin transition temperature, respectively. The high spectral resolution optical measurements as demonstrated in this study allow unprecedented zero-field spectral analysis of the zone center AFM magnon in a previously challenging spectral region, giving insights into the role of temperature and strain on the exchange and anisotropy interactions in the system. The results also suggest that the frequency-resolved measurement platform could be extended for room-temperature non-destructive examination and imaging applications for antiferromagnetic materials and devices.
Segregation of antiferromagnetism and high-temperature superconductivity in Ca1-xLaxFe2As2
Saha, Shanta R.; Drye, T.; Goh, S. K.; Klintberg, L. E.; Silver, J. M.; Grosche, F. M.; Sutherland, M.; Munsie, T. J. S.; Luke, G. M.; Pratt, D. K.; Lynn, J. W.; Paglione, J.
2014-04-01
We report the effect of applied pressures on magnetic and superconducting order in single crystals of the aliovalent La-doped iron pnictide material Ca1-xLaxFe2As2. Using electrical transport, elastic neutron scattering, and resonant tunnel diode oscillator measurements on samples under both quasihydrostatic and hydrostatic pressure conditions, we report a series of phase diagrams spanning the range of substitution concentrations for both antiferromagnetic and superconducting ground states that include pressure-tuning through the antiferromagnetic (AFM) superconducting critical point. Our results indicate that the observed superconducting phase with a maximum transition temperature of Tc=47 K is intrinsic to these materials, appearing only upon suppression of magnetic order by pressure-tuning through the AFM critical point. Thus, the superconducting phase appears to exist exclusively in juxtaposition to the antiferromagnetic phase in a manner similar to the oxygen- and fluorine-based iron-pnictide superconductors with the highest transition temperatures reported to date. Unlike the lower-Tc systems, in which superconductivity and magnetism usually coexist, the tendency for the highest-Tc systems to show noncoexistence provides an important insight into the distinct transition temperature limits in different members of the iron-based superconductor family.
Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing.
Higuchi, Takuya; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto
2016-01-01
The absence of net magnetization inside antiferromagnetic domains has made the control of their spatial distribution quite challenging. Here we experimentally demonstrate an optical method for controlling antiferromagnetic domain distributions in MnF2. Reduced crystalline symmetry can couple an order parameter with non-conjugate external stimuli. In the case of MnF2, time-reversal symmetry is macroscopically broken reflecting the different orientations of the two magnetic sublattices. Thus, it exhibits different absorption coefficients between two orthogonal linear polarizations below its antiferromagnetic transition temperature under an external magnetic field. Illumination with linearly polarized laser light under this condition selectively destructs the formation of a particular antiferromagnetic order via heating. As a result, the other antiferromagnetic order is favoured inside the laser spot, achieving spatially localized selection of an antiferromagnetic order. Applications to control of interface states at antiferromagnetic domain boundaries, exchange bias and control of spin currents are expected. PMID:26911337
Electrically tunable transport in antiferromagnetic Sr3Ir2O7
Seinige, Heidi; Wang, Cheng; Cao, Gang; Zhou, Jianshi-S.; Goodenough, John B.; Tsoi, Maxim
Recently we demonstrated experimentally the existence of interconnections between magnetic state and transport currents in antiferromagnetic (AFM) Mott insulator Sr2IrO4. We found a very large anisotropic magnetoresistance and demonstrated a reversible resistive switching driven by high-density currents/high electric fields. These results support the feasibility of AFM spintronics, where antiferromagnets are used in place of ferromagnets, however a low Néel temperature of this material (240 K) questions any practical applications. Here we present a comparative electrical transport study of its sister compound Sr2IrO4 which has a higher transition temperature (285 K). Similar to the case of Sr2IrO4, we find a continuous reduction in the resistivity of Sr3Ir2O7 as a function of increasing electrical bias and abrupt reversible changes above a threshold bias current. We explain these results by a reduction of activation energy associated with a field-driven lattice distortion. This work was supported in part by C-SPIN, one of six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program, sponsored by MARCO and DARPA, and by NSF Grants DMR-1207577, DMR-1265162, and DMR-1122603.
Magnetization switching by spin-orbit torque in an antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayer system
Fukami, Shunsuke; Zhang, Chaoliang; Duttagupta, Samik; Kurenkov, Aleksandr; Ohno, Hideo
2016-05-01
Spin-orbit torque (SOT)-induced magnetization switching shows promise for realizing ultrafast and reliable spintronics devices. Bipolar switching of the perpendicular magnetization by the SOT is achieved under an in-plane magnetic field collinear with an applied current. Typical structures studied so far comprise a nonmagnet/ferromagnet (NM/FM) bilayer, where the spin Hall effect in the NM is responsible for the switching. Here we show that an antiferromagnet/ferromagnet (AFM/FM) bilayer system also exhibits a SOT large enough to switch the magnetization of the FM. In this material system, thanks to the exchange bias of the AFM, we observe the switching in the absence of an applied field by using an antiferromagnetic PtMn and ferromagnetic Co/Ni multilayer with a perpendicular easy axis. Furthermore, tailoring the stack achieves a memristor-like behaviour where a portion of the reversed magnetization can be controlled in an analogue manner. The AFM/FM system is thus a promising building block for SOT devices as well as providing an attractive pathway towards neuromorphic computing.
Liu, Q.; Subir, B. K.; Jackson, M.; Zhu, R.; Pan, Y.
2001-12-01
A new parameter Mfr (the final remanence after a slow hysteretic demagnetization process) for the detection of the concentration of weak antiferromagnetic (AFM) minerals against a strong ferrimagnetic (FM) background is put forward by taking advantage of their sharply different H0 (the critical maximum field that can decrease Mfr to zero) values. For strong FM minerals (magnetite, maghemite), H0 values are less than 0.3 T, while for antiferromagnetic materials (such as hematite) with weak magnetic remanence, H0 is larger than 1 T. With synthetic samples, experiments showed that Mfr has a higher sensitivity to detect AFM minerals than the HIRM method because it has a higher random error caused by the required subtraction of two numbers. The latter requires measurements in the presence of high applied-fields (generally 0.3 to 1T). Mfr, on the other hand, being a remanence, is measured at zero applied fields. Detailed Mfr data for YiChuan (Gansu province, China) loess samples indicate that paleosol unit S1contains a higher concentration of FM but lower concentration of AFM minerals compared to that of the loess units above and below. This suggests the formation of Fe2+ bearing minerals at the cost of Fe3+ bearing AFM minerals during pedogenesis.
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
Klimczuk, T., E-mail: tomasz.klimczuk@pg.gda.pl [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Shick, A. B. [Institute of Physics, ASCR, Na Slovance 2, CZ-18221 Prague (Czech Republic); Kozub, A. L. [Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Institute of Physics, ASCR, Na Slovance 2, CZ-18221 Prague (Czech Republic); Griveau, J.-C.; Colineau, E.; Wastin, F. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Falmbigl, M.; Rogl, P., E-mail: peter.franz.rogl@univie.ac.at [Institute for Physical Chemistry, University Vienna, Währingerstrasse 42, A-1090 Wien (Austria)
2015-04-01
Two new transuranium metal boron carbides, NpBC and PuBC, have been synthesized. Rietveld refinements of powder XRD patterns of (Np,Pu)BC confirmed in both cases isotypism with the structure type of UBC. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal antiferromagnetic ordering for PuBC below T{sub N} = 44 K, whereas ferromagnetic ordering was found for NpBC below T{sub C} = 61 K. Heat capacity measurements prove the bulk character of the observed magnetic transition for both compounds. The total energy electronic band structure calculations support formation of the ferromagnetic ground state for NpBC and the antiferromagnetic ground state for PuBC.
Small-scale phase separation in doped anisotropic antiferromagnets
We analyse the possibility of nanoscale phase separation manifesting itself in the formation of ferromagnetic (FM) polarons (FM droplets) in the general situation of doped anisotropic three- and two-dimensional antiferromagnets. In these cases, we calculate the shape of the most energetically favourable droplets. We show that the binding energy and the volume of a FM droplet in the three-dimensional (3D) case depend upon only two universal parameters J-bar=(Jx+Jy+Jz)S2 and teff (txtytz)1/3, where J-bar and teff are effective antiferromagnetic (AFM) exchange and hopping integrals, respectively. In the two-dimensional (2D) case these parameters have the form J-bar=(Jx+Jy)S2 and teff (txty)1/2. The most favourable shape of a ferromagnetic droplet corresponds to an ellipse in the 2D case and to an ellipsoid in the 3D case
Antiferromagnetic resonance in the cubic perovskite KNiF3
Yamaguchi, H.; Katsumata, K.; Hagiwara, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Liu, H. L.; Zibold, A.; Tanner, D. B.; Wang, Y. J.
1999-03-01
Low-temperature high-magnetic-field far-infrared spectroscopy and electron-spin-resonance measurements have been performed on single crystals of the cubic perovskite KNiF3. We found the absorption at 48.7+/-0.3 cm-1 observed by Richards [P. L. Richards, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1237 (1963)] that was attributed to antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) is not magnetic in origin. Instead, a different absorption is well fit by a theory of AFMR with uniaxial anisotropy. Analysis yields an anisotropy energy of 8.7×10-3 cm-1. The ratio between the anisotropy field and the exchange field is 2.4×10-5. Thus, KNiF3 is an excellent example of a Heisenberg antiferromagnet.
Hidden symmetries in the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet
Leonel, S A; Oliveira, W; Silva, G L; Xavier, L M V
2013-01-01
We discuss the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet in the framework of gauge invariance. Gauge invariance is one of the most subtle useful concepts in theoretical physics, since it allows one to describe the time evolution of complex physical systesm in arbitrary sequences of reference frames. All theories of the fundamental interactions rely on gauge invariance. In Dirac's approach, the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet is subject to second class constraints, which are independent of the Hamiltonian symmetries and can be used to eliminate certain canonical variables from the theory. We have used the symplectic embedding formalism developed by a few of us to make the system under study gauge-invariant. After carrying out the embedding and Dirac analysis, we systematically show how second class constraints can generate hidden symmetries. We obtain the invariant second-order Lagrangian and the gauge-invariant model Hamiltonian. Finally, for a particular choice of factor ordering, we derive the fun...
Fermi surface and antiferromagnetism of FeRh
Nakada, K. [Department of Quantum Matter, ADSM, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima 739-8530 (Japan)]. E-mail: nakada@hiroshima-u.ac.jp; Yamada, H. [Faculty of Science, Shinshu University, Matsumoto 390-8621 (Japan)
2007-03-15
In order to examine the stabilization of antiferromagnetic state with the observed spin ordering wave vector Q in an ordered alloy FeRh with a CsCl-type structure, the nesting effect of the Fermi surfaces is discussed by using the electronic structures calculated by the FLAPW method. Although the nesting of Fermi surfaces cannot be seen so clearly, it is found that there exists rather wide region in the Brillouin zone where the energy at the crossing point between the energies E(k) and E(k+Q) of electron and hole is within a few mRy above or below the Fermi level. This fact is shown to stabilize the antiferromagnetic state in FeRh, together with the fact that a hole surface exists on other place in the Brillouin zone.
Observation of superficial antiferromagnetism in Co3O4 polycrystals
von Dreifus, Driele; Chaves Pereira, Ernesto; Aparecido de Oliveira, Adilson Jesus
2015-11-01
We report on a systematic study about the magnetic properties of Co3O4 polycrystals with large size distribution (100-1200 nm) and the crystallite size of 68(4) nm on average. An antiferromagnetic transition at T N = 32 K, extensively reported in the literature for Co3O4, was observed. Furthermore, another transition at T t = 14 K, which is suppressed for H ≥ 35 kOe, was also identified. An increase in the magnetic susceptibility, as well as irreversibility between zero field cooled and field cooled data below T t were observed. The non-detection of a coercive field below T t, and the fact that T t and T N are independent from the driven frequencies in ac magnetic measurements as a function of temperature, confirm that both peaks are associated to antiferromagnetic transitions.
Spin waves in the block checkerboard antiferromagnetic phase
Lu Feng; Dai Xi
2012-01-01
Motivated by the discovery of a new family of 122 iron-based superconductors,we present the theoretical results on the ground state phase diagram,spin wave,and dynamic structure factor obtained from the extended J1-J2 Heisenberg model.In the reasonable physical parameter region of K2Fe4Ses,we find that the block checkerboard antiferromagnetic order phase is stable.There are two acoustic spin wave branches and six optical spin wave branches in the block checkerboard antiferromagnetic phase,which have analytic expressions at the high-symmetry points.To further compare the experimental data on neutron scattering,we investigate the saddlepoint structure of the magnetic excitation spectrum and the inelastic neutron scattering pattern based on linear spin wave theory.
Resonating Valence Bond states for low dimensional S=1 antiferromagnets
Liu, Zheng-Xin; Zhou, Yi; Ng, Tai-Kai
2014-03-01
We study S = 1 spin liquid states in low dimensions. We show that the resonating-valence-bond (RVB) picture of S = 1 / 2 spin liquid state can be generalized to S = 1 case. For S = 1 system, a many-body singlet (with even site number) can be decomposed into superposition of products of two-body singlets. In other words, the product states of two-body singlets, called the singlet pair states (SPSs), are over complete to span the Hilbert space of many-body singlets. Furthermore, we generalized fermionic representation and the corresponding mean field theory and Gutzwiller projected stats to S = 1 models. We applied our theory to study 1D anti-ferromagnetic bilinear-biquadratic model and show that both the ground states (including the phase transition point) and the excited states can be understood excellently well within the framework. Our method can be applied to 2D S = 1 antiferromagnets.
Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets
Bernier, Jean-Sebastien; Lawler, Michael J.; Kim, Yong Baek
2008-01-01
We present a quantum theory of frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets. Considering quantum fluctuations as the predominant mechanism relieving spin frustration, we find a rich phase diagram comprising of six phases with coplanar spiral ordering in addition to the N\\'eel phase. By computing the specific heat of these ordered phases, we obtain a remarkable agreement between $(k,k,0)$-spiral ordering and the experimental specific heat data for the diamond lattice spinel compounds MnSc$_2$S$...
Polarized Neutron Reflectivity Simulation of Ferromagnet/ Antiferromagnet Thin Films
This report investigates the current simulating and fitting programs capable of calculating the polarized neutron reflectivity of the exchange-biased ferromagnet/antiferromagnet magnetic thin films. The adequate programs are selected depending on whether nonspin flip and spin flip reflectivities of magnetic thin films and good user interface are available or not. The exchange-biased systems such as Fe/Cr, Co/CoO, CoFe/IrMn/Py thin films have been simulated successfully with selected programs
Drone-fermions in the two-dimensional antiferromagnet
Krivenko, S.; Khaliullin, G.
1995-02-01
Two different representations of spins - via the conventional fermions, or via the Mattis drone-fermions - are compared considering the planar antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model as an example. Mean-field spin correlation functions calculated for the uniform and flux RVB states show that the drone-fermion approach has an advantage in giving the lower energy and the enhanced AF correlations, because of the absence of unphysical spinless states in this representation.
Magnetic susceptibility investigation of some antiferromagnetic Fe2+ complexes
The magnetic susceptibility of (Csub(n)Hsub(2n+1)NH3)2 FeCl4, where n = 1,2,3,4 and ((CH3)2NH2)2 FeCl4, is measured in the temperature range 80 - 3000K. The results are interpreted in terms of a canted 2-dimensional antiferromagnet that approximates the X-Y model. The effect of varying the magnetic field strength on the susceptibility behaviour is discussed. (author)
High-field magnetism and magnetoacoustics in uranium intermetallic antiferromagnets
Andreev, Alexander V.; Skourski, Y.; Yasin, S.; Zherlitsyn, S.; Wosnitza, J.
2012-01-01
Roč. 324, č. 21 (2012), s. 3413-3417. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/09/0339; GA ČR GAP204/12/0150 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : uranium intermetallics * antiferromagnetism * field-induced transitions * magnetoacoustics Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.826, year: 2012
Supersymmetry "protected" topological phases of isostatic lattices and kagome antiferromagnets
Lawler, Michael J
2015-01-01
I generalize the theory of phonon topological band structures of isostatic lattices to frustrated antiferromagnets. I achieve this with a discovery of a many-body supersymmetry (SUSY) in the phonon problem of balls and springs and its connection to local constraints satisfied by ground states. The Witten index of the SUSY model demands the Maxwell-Calladine index of mechanical structures. "Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking" is identified as the need to gap all modes in the bulk to create the...
Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order
Li, Xiao; Cao, Ting; Niu, Qian; Shi, Junren; Feng, Ji
2013-01-01
Conventional electronics are based invariably on the intrinsic degrees of freedom of an electron, namely, its charge and spin. The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley as a new electronic degree of freedom has received considerable attention in recent years. In this paper, we develop the theory of spin and valley physics of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice. We show that by ...
Quantum phase competition in antiferromagnetic spin-1 ladders
Motivated by recent chemical explorations into organic-radical-based higher-spin ladder systems, we study the ground-state properties of a wide class of antiferromagnetic spin-1 ladders. Numerical analysis featuring the level-spectroscopy technique reveals the rich phase diagram, correcting a preceding nonlinear-sigma-model prediction. A variational analysis well interprets the phase competition with particular emphasis on the re-entrant phase boundary on the way from single to coupled chains. (author)
Electrical manipulation of a ferromagnet by an antiferromagnet
Tshitoyan, V.; Ciccarelli, C.; Mihai, M.; Ali, M.; Irvine, A.C.; Moore, T.A.; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Ferguson, A.J.
2015-01-01
Roč. 92, č. 1 (2015), "214406-1"-"214406-11". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.736, year: 2014
Long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model for prebiotic evolution
Nokura, Kazuo [Shonan Institute of Technology, Fujisawa 251-8511 (Japan)
2003-11-28
I propose and discuss a fitness function for one-dimensional binary monomer sequences of macromolecules for prebiotic evolution. The fitness function is defined by the free energy of polymers in the high temperature random coil phase. With repulsive interactions among the same kind of monomers, the free energy in the high temperature limit becomes the energy function of the one-dimensional long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model, which is shown to have a dynamical phase transition and glassy states.
Long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model for prebiotic evolution
I propose and discuss a fitness function for one-dimensional binary monomer sequences of macromolecules for prebiotic evolution. The fitness function is defined by the free energy of polymers in the high temperature random coil phase. With repulsive interactions among the same kind of monomers, the free energy in the high temperature limit becomes the energy function of the one-dimensional long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model, which is shown to have a dynamical phase transition and glassy states
Singular field response and singular screening of vacancies in antiferromagnets.
Wollny, Alexander; Andrade, Eric C; Vojta, Matthias
2012-10-26
For isolated vacancies in ordered local-moment antiferromagnets we show that the magnetic-field linear-response limit is generically singular: The magnetic moment associated with a vacancy in zero field is different from that in a finite field h in the limit h→0(+). The origin is a universal and singular screening cloud, which moreover leads to perfect screening as h→0(+) for magnets which display spin-flop bulk states in the weak-field limit. PMID:23215218
Cooperative Multiscale Aging in a Ferromagnet/Antiferromagnet Bilayer
Urazhdin, Sergei
2015-01-01
We utilize anisotropic magnetoresistance to study temporal evolution of the magnetization state in epitaxial Ni$_{80}$Fe$_{20}$/Fe$_{50}$Mn$_{50}$ ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers. The resistance exhibits power-law evolution over a wide range of temperatures and magnetic fields, indicating that aging is characterized by a wide range of activation time scales. We show that aging is a cooperative process, i.e. the magnetic system is not a superposition of weakly interacting subsystems chara...
Spontaneous pattern formation in an anti-ferromagnetic quantum gas
Kronjäger, Jochen; Becker, Christoph; Soltan-Panahi, Parvis; Bongs, Kai; Sengstock, Klaus
2009-01-01
Spontaneous pattern formation is a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature, examples ranging from Rayleigh-Benard convection to the emergence of complex organisms from a single cell. In physical systems, pattern formation is generally associated with the spontaneous breaking of translation symmetry and is closely related to other symmetry-breaking phenomena, of which (anti-)ferromagnetism is a prominent example. Indeed, magnetic pattern formation has been studied extensively in both solid-state mater...
Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet
Piazza, B. Dalla; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, Niels Bech;
2015-01-01
-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wavevector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Our results establish the...... existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration....
Fermion Bound States Around Skyrmions in Doped Antiferromagnets
寇谡鹏
2003-01-01
We show the skyrmion effects in doped antiferromagnets for the uniform flux phase. The low-energy effective theory of the t′-J model can be mapped onto the massive quantum electrodynamics. There exist Fermion bound states around skyrmions. For each sublattice, there exist induced fractional fermion numbers around the skyrmions. The total induced fermion number is zero due to the "cancelling effect" between two sublattices with opposite charges.
Origin of asymmetric reversal modes in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic multilayers
Beckmann, B.; Nowak, U.; Usadel, K. D.
2004-01-01
Experimentally an asymmetry of the reversal modes has been found in certain exchange bias systems. From a numerical investigation of the domain state model evidence is gained that this effect depends on the angle between the easy axis of the antiferromagnet and the applied magnetic field. Depending on this angle the ferromagnet reverses either symmetrically, e. g. by a coherent rotation on both sides of the loop, or the reversal is asymmetric with a non uniform reversal mode for the ascending...
Coexistence of superconductivity, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides
Gill, Raminder
2016-05-01
Coexistence of Superconductivity and magnetism have always been the fascinating area of interest for condensed-matter physicists. A variety of systems, such as cuprates, heavy fermions, and iron pnictides showed superconductivity in a narrow region near the border to antiferromagnetism (AFM)as a function of pressure or doping. However, the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism (FM) has seen in URhGe, UGe2, ErRh4B4 and many compounds. Here, we present a third situation where superconductivity coexists with FM and AFM. The recent experimental finding of interplay of ferromagnetism,antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in EuFe2(As1-xPx)2 impressed us to discuss this problem in detail. Ironpnictides are high Tc magnetic superconductors and could be very useful in finding many new superconductorswith high Tc probably near to room temperature. In this paper, we have theoretically calculated the superconducting order parameter of EuFe2(As1-xPx)2 where magnetic ordering is due to Eu+ moments and superconductivity is due to Fe3+ moments. The Eu ions order antiferromagnetically for x≤0.13, while a crossover is observed for x≥0.22 whereupon the Eu ions order ferromagnetically.
Neutron scattering studies of three one-dimensional antiferromagnets
Kenzelmann, M
2001-01-01
observed in the disordered phase of spin-1/2 chains. The magnetic order of the one-dimensional spin-1/2 XY antiferromagnet Cs sub 2 CoCl sub 4 was investigated using neutron diffraction. The magnetic structure has an ordering wave-vector (0, 0.5, 0.5) for T < 217 mK and the magnetic structure is a non-linear structure with the magnetic moments at a small angle to the b axis. Above a field of H = 2.1 T the magnetic order collapses in an apparent first order phase transition, suggesting a transition to a spin-liquid phase. Low-dimensional magnets with low-spin quantum numbers are ideal model systems for investigating strongly interacting macroscopic quantum ground states and their non-linear spin excitations. This thesis describes neutron scattering experiments of three one-dimensional low-spin antiferromagnets where strong quantum fluctuations lead to highly-correlated ground states and unconventional cooperative spin excitations. The excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain CsNi...
Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Chains
Wang, Lihua; Chung, Sung Gong
2012-11-01
A recently developed numerical method, entanglement perturbation theory (EPT), is used to study the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with z-axis anisotropy λ and magnetic field B. To demonstrate its accuracy, we first apply EPT to the isotropic spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, and find that EPT successfully reproduces the exact Bethe ansatz results for the ground state energy, the local magnetization, and the spin correlation functions (Bethe ansatz result is available for the first seven lattice separations). In particular, EPT confirms for the first time the asymptotic behavior of the spin correlation functions predicted by the conformal field theory, which realizes only for lattice separations larger than 1000. Next, turning on the z-axis anisotropy and the magnetic field, the 2- and 4-spin correlation functions are calculated, and the results are compared with those obtained by bosonization and density matrix renormalization group methods. Finally, for the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, the ground state phase diagram in λ space is determined by Roomany--Wyld renormalization group (RG) finite size scaling. The results are in good agreement with those obtained by the level-spectroscopy method.
Pressure effects on antiferromagnetism in UNiAl
The temperature dependencies of the electrical resistivity ρ for current along and perpendicular to the c axis were measured on single crystalline UNiAl under various hydrostatic pressures. The ρ(T) curves at ambient pressure exhibit a Cr anomaly around the Neel temperature TN. Application of pressure causes a reduction of TN value. Linear extrapolation of low-pressure TN vs p data yields an estimate of a critical pressure for antiferromagnetism pc≅10 GPa. Measurements above 1 GPa, however, reveal a collapse of the antiferromagnetic (AF) ordering already below 3 GPa, although AF correlations seem to affect resistivity behavior ρ(T) in pressures up to 8 GPa. A sudden change of the ρ(T) curve character for i(perpendicular sign)c and TN indicates a pressure-induced change of magnetic ordering or fluctuations within the basal plane. The results are discussed in terms of the instability of the itinerant 5f-electron antiferromagnetism in UNiAl. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics
Competition between ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in the rutile C r1 -xVxO2 system
Mustonen, Otto; Vasala, Sami; Chou, Ta-Lei; Chen, Jin-Ming; Karppinen, Maarit
2016-01-01
We present a comprehensive computational and experimental examination of the C r1 -xVxO2 (0 ≤x ≤0.5 ) system. The entire series crystallizes in the rutile structure, but the compounds exhibit significantly different magnetic properties depending on x . Lattice parameter a increases linearly with x , but the c parameter is slightly reduced due to vanadium-vanadium bonding. The V-for-Cr substitution creates C r3 +-V5 + pairs; this leads to competition between ferromagnetic (C r4 +-C r4 + ) and antiferromagnetic (C r3 +-C r3 + ) interactions such that the materials change from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic with increasing x . Weak ferromagnetic interactions arising from C r4 + are observed even in the seemingly antiferromagnetic phases with the exception of x =0.5 , which contains only C r3 + . Density functional theory calculations are performed, but they incorrectly predict the x =0.5 phase to be a half-metal. This is caused by an incorrect prediction of the oxidation states of chromium and vanadium.
Magnetic structure of an organic antiferromagnet. 4,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole-nitronyl-nitroxide
Complete text of publication follows. The magnetic structure of 4,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole-nitronyl-nitroxide, a purely organic free-radical compound synthesized recently by Sutter et al. [1] has been determined by single crystal neutron diffraction. In this class of materials, each molecule carries an unpaired electron, and therefore a spin S = 1/2. The related compound γ-NPNN was the first purely organic ferromagnet (Tc = 0.6 K) [2]. The title compound crystallises in an orthorhombic structure, space group P212121, with four molecules per unit cell. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility reveals a weak ferromagnetic coupling between the unpaired electrons. Below TN = 0.33 K, however, long-range antiferromagnetic coupling between the unpaired electrons. Below TN = 0.33 K, however, long-range antiferromagnetic ordering is observed [1]. By neutron diffraction on a single crystal of the title compound, three Bragg reflections (001), (010), and (030) of magnetic origin have been observed below TN, the presence of which already determines the relative spin alignment of the four magnetic moments per crystallographic unit cell. With this information the competing ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange pathways can be identified. (author) [1] J.P. Sutter et al., J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 171 (1997) 147.; [2] M. Tamura et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 186 (1991) 401
Highlights: • Magnetic glassy state of Pr117Co54.5Sn115.2 freezes at ∼11 K. • Glassy state coexists with short range antiferromagnetic order. • Antiferromagnetic clusters developed at ∼11 K. • Negative temperature coefficient semiconductor-like resistivity from 2 to 300 K. - Abstract: The magnetic properties of Pr117Co54.5Sn115.2 – a member of a family of materials with a giant unit cell – have been investigated by dc magnetization, ac magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, and electrical resistivity measurements. A magnetic glassy state at freezing temperature of ∼11 K was determined from the magnetic susceptibility and specific heat data. The glassy state in Pr117Co54.5Sn115.2 is not the conventional spin glass with randomly oriented magnetic moments, but it is related to clusters of atoms that exist in the complex crystal lattice of the material. Furthermore, the glassy state coexists with short range antiferromagnetic order, leading to the development of antiferromagnetic clusters. A weak anomaly in the specific heat data centered around 11 K supports the formation of magnetic cluster glass state in Pr117Co54.5Sn115.2. Semiconductor-like resistivity with a negative temperature coefficient from 2 to 300 K is also observed in Pr117Co54.5Sn115.2
X-PEEM study of antiferromagnetic domain patterns in LaFeO3 thin films and embedded nanostructures
Highlights: ► X-PEEM is used to probe the domain structure in antiferromagnetic nanostructures. ► Extended antiferromagnetic domains are stabilized along nanostructure edges. ► Multiple degenerate antiferromagnetic easy axes are stabilized in epitaxial heterostructures. -- Abstract: The combination of soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy with photoemission electron microscopy (X-PEEM) provides a powerful tool for imaging the domain structure in magnetically ordered systems. Using linearly polarized X-rays in the PEEM-3 microscope of the Advanced Light Source, we have investigated the antiferromagnetic (AFM) domain patterns in LaFeO3 thin films and nanostructures. Embedded nanostructures with AFM order were defined using a structuring technique which relies on local disruption of the magnetic order by Ar+ ion implantation. We demonstrate that extended AFM domains can be stabilized along the edges of such embedded nanostructures, when the edges are aligned with AFM easy axes in the thin film material. Detailed analysis of the magnetic linear dichroism in polarization-dependent X-PEEM data from LaFeO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 bilayers shows stabilization of multiple degenerate easy axes of the LaFeO3 layer. We argue that the extra set of easy axes, not present in LaFeO3 grown directly on a cubic substrate (i.e., SrTiO3), arises from structural coupling to the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 buffer layer, acting as the effective substrate. Finally, we demonstrate how the combination of this structural perturbation and nanoscale patterning may be exploited to selectively stabilize extended AFM domains along either of the available easy axes.
Metallic magnets without inversion symmetry and antiferromagnetic quantum critical points
Fischer, I.A.
2006-07-01
This thesis focusses on two classes of systems that exhibit non-Fermi liquid behaviour in experiments: we investigated aspects of chiral ferromagnets and of antiferromagnetic metals close to a quantum critical point. In chiral ferromagnets, the absence of inversion symmetry makes spin-orbit coupling possible, which leads to a helical modulation of the ferromagnetically ordered state. We studied the motion of electrons in the magnetically ordered state of a metal without inversion symmetry by calculating their generic band-structure. We found that spin-orbit coupling, although weak, has a profound effect on the shape of the Fermi surface: On a large portion of the Fermi surface the electron motion parallel to the helix practically stops. Signatures of this effect can be expected to show up in measurements of the anomalous Hall effect. Recent neutron scattering experiments uncovered the existence of a peculiar kind of partial order in a region of the phase diagram adjacent to the ordered state of the chiral ferromagnet MnSi. Starting from the premise that this partially ordered state is a thermodynamically distinct phase, we investigated an extended Ginzburg-Landau theory for chiral ferromagnets. In a certain parameter regime of the Ginzburg-Landau theory we identified crystalline phases that are reminiscent of the so-called blue phases in liquid crystals. Many antiferromagnetic heavy-fermion systems can be tuned into a regime where they exhibit non-Fermi liquid exponents in the temperature dependence of thermodynamic quantities such as the specific heat capacity; this behaviour could be due to a quantum critical point. If the quantum critical behaviour is field-induced, the external field does not only suppress antiferromagnetism but also induces spin precession and thereby influences the dynamics of the order parameter. We investigated the quantum critical behavior of clean antiferromagnetic metals subject to a static, spatially uniform external magnetic field. We
Exotic ground state of a breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11
Spin-1/2 quantum pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnets are known to be promising candidates for three-dimensional quantum spin liquids. Despite numerous experimental and theoretical efforts, their ground state properties have not yet been established because of the lack of a model material and the unavailability of exact solutions. A popular theoretical approach to this problem is to first decouple the full pyrochlore lattice into a set of independent tetrahedra and then reconnect them perturbatively. Recently, Kimura et al. have reported the new material Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 to be a model system of a quantum breathing pyrochlore lattice antiferromagnet; the breathing pyrochlore lattice consists of an alternating array of small and large tetrahedron. This material crystallizes with the cubic space group F-43m, and intra- and inter-Yb-tetrahedron distances are ~3.29 Å and ~6.25 Å. Analysis of magnetization and heat capacity data show the formation of quantum spin-singlet state in an almost isolated small Yb tetrahedron with pseudospin 1/2. However, our inelastic neutron scattering (INS) experiment of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 show three distinct excitation modes at T = 1.5 K instead of two modes expected from the spin-1/2 isolated tetrahedron model. In addition, at T = 10 K, INS data shows complicate additional excitation modes, which indicates the energy scheme of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 is beyond the simple isolated tetrahedron model. We discuss the magnetic ground state of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11.
Macrospin dynamics in antiferromagnets triggered by sub-20 femtosecond injection of nanomagnons
Bossini, D.; Dal Conte, S.; Hashimoto, Y.; Secchi, A.; Pisarev, R. V.; Rasing, Th.; Cerullo, G.; Kimel, A. V.
2016-02-01
The understanding of how the sub-nanoscale exchange interaction evolves in macroscale correlations and ordered phases of matter, such as magnetism and superconductivity, requires to bridging the quantum and classical worlds. This monumental challenge has so far only been achieved for systems close to their thermodynamical equilibrium. Here we follow in real time the ultrafast dynamics of the macroscale magnetic order parameter in the Heisenberg antiferromagnet KNiF3 triggered by the impulsive optical generation of spin excitations with the shortest possible nanometre wavelength and femtosecond period. Our magneto-optical pump-probe experiments also demonstrate the coherent manipulation of the phase and amplitude of these femtosecond nanomagnons, whose frequencies are defined by the exchange energy. These findings open up opportunities for fundamental research on the role of short-wavelength spin excitations in magnetism and strongly correlated materials; they also suggest that nanospintronics and nanomagnonics can employ coherently controllable spin waves with frequencies in the 20 THz domain.
Antiferromagnetic resonance in multiferroic YMnO3 and LuMnO3
Multiferroic rare-earth manganites have attracted much attention because of the coexistence of ferroelectric and magnetic order. Combining conventional far-infrared Fourier-transform and THz-range free electron laser electron spin resonance (ESR) techniques, magnetic excitations in the hexagonal multiferroic materials YMnO3 and LuMnO3 have been studied. In the antiferromagnetically (AFM) ordered phase the gap in the excitation spectrum (∝42 and ∝48 cm-1 for YMnO3 and LuMnO3, respectively) was observed directly. Similar slope of the frequency-field dependences of the AFM resonance modes, ∝ 0.5 cm-1/T, was found for both compounds. A fine structure of the AFM resonance absorption has been revealed by means of high-resolution ESR techniques, which can be explained taking into account a finite interaction between the neighboring Mn3+ layers.
Singh, David J [ORNL; Safa-Sefat, Athena [ORNL; McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Mandrus, David [ORNL; VanBebber, L. H. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Keppens, Veerle [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
2009-01-01
We report single crystal synthesis, specific heat and resistivity measurements and electronic structure calculations for BaCr2As2. This material is a metal with itinerant antiferromagnetism, similar to the parent phases of Fe-based high temperature superconductors, but differs in magnetic order. Comparison of bare band structure density of states and the low temperature specific heat implies a mass renormalization of 2. BaCr2As2 shows stronger transition metal - pnictogen covalency than the Fe compounds, and in this respect is more similar to BaMn2As2. This provides an explanation for the observation that Ni and Co doping is effective in the Fe-based superconductors, but Cr or Mn doping is not.
The phase-separated states in antiferromagnetic semiconductors with polarizable lattice
Nagaev, E. L.
2000-01-01
The possibility of the slab or stripe phase separation (alternating ferromagnetic highly- conductive and insulating antiferromagnetic layers) is proved for isotropic degenerate antiferromagnetic semiconductors. This type of phase separation competes with the droplet phase separation (ferromagnetic droplets in the antiferromagnetic host or vice versa). The interaction of electrons with optical phonons alone cannot cause phase-separated state with alternating highly-conductive and insulating re...
Sznajd sociophysics model on a triangular lattice: ferro and antiferromagnetic opinions
Chang, Iksoo
2001-01-01
The Sznajd sociophysics model is generalized on the triangular lattice with pure antiferromagnetic opinion and also with both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic opinions. The slogan of the trade union "united we stand, divided we fall" can be realized via the propagation of ferromagnetic opinion of adjacent people in the union, but the propagation of antiferromagnetic opinion can be observed among the third countries between two big super powers or among the family members of conflicting par...
Microscopic theory of antiferromagnetic and double superconducting transitions in UPt3
The antiferromagnetic and double superconducting transitions in UPt3 are studied by using a high-degeneracy model. Within the model, superconductivity is stimulated by long-range antiferromagnetic order. Two scenarios of the temperature behaviour are possible for the close-packed hexagonal structure. In the first scenario the double superconducting transition follows an antiferromagnetic transition (TN1 > Tc1 > Tc2). In the second scenario the superconducting transition follows two consecutive antiferromagnetic transitions (TN1>TN2>Tc. For both scenarios the superconducting gap is anisotropic and vanishes along lines on the Fermi surface. The specific heat has the T2 behaviour in the superconducting state. (author)
Bootstrap equations and correlation functions for the Heisenberg XYZ antiferromagnet
Quano, Yas-Hiro
2002-01-01
Presented are two kinds of integral solutions to the quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations for the 2n-point correlation functions of the Heisenberg XYZ antiferromagnet. Our first integral solution can be obtained from those for the cyclic SOS model by using the vertex-face correspondence. By the construction, the sum with respect to the local height variables k_0, k_1, >..., k_{2n} of the cyclic SOS model remains other than n-fold integral in the first solution. In order to perform those s...
Bond-centered, bond-ordered stripes in doped antiferromagnets
Wrobel, P.; Maciag, A; Eder, R.
2004-01-01
Motivated by recent inelastic neutron scattering experiments on cuprates, we discuss the formation of bond order in the stripe phase. We suggest that the spin Peierls order emerges in hole-rich domain walls (DWs) formed between hole-poor regions in which long-range antiferromagnetic (AF) correlations exist. On the example of a single stripe we analyze the stability of such structures. The motion of a hole inside the DW which takes the form of a bond ordered ladder is in principle unrestricted...
Antiferromagnetic Exchange Interactions from Hybrid Density Functional Theory
Martin, Richard L.; Illas, Francesc
1997-08-01
A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal ``exact'' exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO4, KNiF3, and K2NiF4. The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO4.
Antiferromagnetic exchange interactions from hybrid density functional theory
Martin, Richard L.; Illas i Riera, Francesc
1997-01-01
A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal ¿exact¿ exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO4, KNiF3, and K2NiF4. The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO4.
High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains
Enderle, M.; Regnault, L.P.; Broholm, C.;
2000-01-01
The characteristic internal order of macroscopic quantum ground states in one-dimensional spin systems is usually not directly accessible, but reflected in the spin dynamics and the field dependence of the magnetic excitations. In high magnetic fields quantum phase transitions are expected. We...... present recent work on the high-field spin dynamics of the S = I antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains NENP (Haldane ground state) and CsNiCl3 (quasi-1D HAF close to the quantum critical point), the uniform S = 1/2 chain CTS, and the spin-Peierls system CuGeO3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights...
Phase Diagram of Antiferromagnetically Exchange-Coupled Bilayer
GUO Guang-Hua; ZHANG Guang-Fu; SUN Li-Yuan; Peter A. J. de Groot
2008-01-01
Magnetic hysteresis properties of antiferromagnetically exchange-coupled bilayer structures, in which the two magnetic layers have different magnetic parameters and thicknesses, are studied within the framework of the Stoner-Wohifarth model. Analytical expressions for the switching fields corresponding to the linear magnetic states are obtained. By adjusting the magnetic parameters or thicknesses of layers, nine different types of easyaxis hysteresis loops may exist. The phase diagram of easy-axis hysteresis loops is mapped in the k,1 and k,2 plane, where k,1 and k,2 are the ratios of magnetic anisotropy to the interlayer exchange coupling of the two magnetic layers, respectively.
Room-temperature antiferromagnetism in CuMnAs
Máca, František; Mašek, Jan; Stelmakhovych, O.; Martí, X.; Reichlová, Helena; Uhlířová, K.; Beran, Přemysl; Wadley, P.; Novák, Vít; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2012-01-01
Roč. 324, č. 8 (2012), s. 1606-1612. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC510 EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 215368 - SemiSpinNet; European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) Praemium Academiae Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520; CEZ:AV0Z10100521; CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : antiferromagnetic semiconductors * spintronics * molecular beam epitaxy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.826, year: 2012
Antiferromagnetic phase transition and spin correlations in NiO
Chatterji, Tapan; McIntyre, G.J.; Lindgård, Per-Anker
2009-01-01
We have investigated the antiferromagnetic (AF) phase transition and spin correlations in NiO by high-temperature neutron diffraction below and above TN. We show that AF phase transition is a continuous second-order transition within our experimental resolution. The spin correlations manifested by...... process. We determined the critical exponents =0.328±0.002 and =0.64±0.03 and the Néel temperature TN=530±1 K. These critical exponents suggest that NiO should be regarded as a 3dXY system...
Antiferromagnetic topological superconductor and electrically controllable Majorana fermions.
Ezawa, Motohiko
2015-02-01
We investigate the realization of a topological superconductor in a generic bucked honeycomb system equipped with four types of mass-generating terms, where the superconductor gap is introduced by attaching the honeycomb system to an s-wave superconductor. Constructing the topological phase diagram, we show that Majorana modes are formed in the phase boundary. In particular, we analyze the honeycomb system with antiferromagnetic order in the presence of perpendicular electric field E(z). It becomes topological for |E(z)|>E(z)(cr) and trivial for |E(z)|scanning tunneling microscope probe. PMID:25699460
Yang-Lee Circle Theorem for an Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Ladder
王先智
2001-01-01
The Yang-Lee zeros of an antiferromagnetic Heisenberg ladder model are determined. It is found that if J4≤0 Yang-Lee zeros are located on the unit circle and on the negative real axis in the complex activity plane. In particular, if J4≤0 and 2J2≥J4, Yang-Lee zeros are located on the unit circle and the Yang-Lee circle theorem is valid. If J4 ＞ 0, Yang-Lee zeros are located on some complicated curves.
Ferromagnetism at the interfaces of antiferromagnetic FeRh epilayers.
Fan, Raymond; Kinane, Christy J.; Charlton, Timothy M; De Vries, Mark; Dorner, P; Ali, Mannan; Brydson, Richard M D; Marrows, Chrisopher H; Hickey, Bryan J.; Arena, Dario A.; Tanner, Bryan K; Nisbet, Gareth; Langridge, Sean
2010-01-01
The nanoscale magnetic structure of FeRh epilayers has been studied by polarized neutron reflectometry. Epitaxial films with a nominal thickness of 500 angstrom were grown on MgO (001) substrates via molecular-beam epitaxy and capped with 20 angstrom of MgO. The FeRh films show a clear transition from the antiferromagnetic (AF) state to the ferromagnetic (FM) state with increasing temperature. Surprisingly the films possess a FM moment even at a temperature 80 K below the AF-FM transition tem...
Antiferromagnetic Exchange Interactions from Hybrid Density Functional Theory
A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal open-quotes exactclose quotes exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO 4 , KNiF3 , and K2NiF 4 . The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO 4 . copyright 1997 The American Physical Society
1D antiferromagnetism in spin‐alternating bimetallic chains
Coronado Miralles, Eugenio; Sapiña Navarro, Fernando; Drillon, M.; De Jongh, L.J.
1990-01-01
The magnetic and thermal properties of the ordered bimetallic chain CoNi(EDTA)⋅6H2O in the very low‐temperature range are reported. The magnetic behavior does not exhibit the characteristic features of 1D ferrimagnets, but a continuous decrease of χmT towards zero at absolute zero. This 1D antiferromagnetic behavior results from an accidental compensation between the moments located at the two sublattices. This behavior, as well as the specific‐heat results, are modeled on the basis of an Isi...
A transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-10-01
The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the uses of the effective-field theory (EFT) with correlations, in order to clarify whether the appearance of a compensation point is possible below the transition temperature in the system. From these investigations, we have found a lot of characteristic phenomena in these properties, when the value of an interlayer coupling takes a large value, such as the reentrant phenomenon free from the disorder-induced frustration and the novel types of magnetization curve with a compensation point.
Angle-dependent loop shifts in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Mao, Zhongquan; Zhan, Xiaozhi; Chen, Xi
2016-08-01
Experimentally hysteresis loop shifts have been widely observed in antiferromagnetic (AF) nanoparticles. Here numerical investigations show that this effect is dependent on the angle between the easy axis of the AF spins and the applied magnetic field in uncompensated nanoparticles. In contrast, the loop shifts disappear in compensated nanoparticles. The results suggest that the uncompensated spins and field directions are essential ingredients to generate loop shifts in AF nanoparticle systems. The present study hints at a possible way to optimize the magnetic performance of AF nanostructures.
High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains
Enderle, M.; Regnault, L.P.; Broholm, C.; Reich, D.; Zaliznyak, I.; Sieling, M.; Rønnow, H.M.; McMorrow, D.F.
The characteristic internal order of macroscopic quantum ground states in one-dimensional spin systems is usually not directly accessible, but reflected in the spin dynamics and the field dependence of the magnetic excitations. In high magnetic fields quantum phase transitions are expected. We...... present recent work on the high-field spin dynamics of the S = I antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains NENP (Haldane ground state) and CsNiCl3 (quasi-1D HAF close to the quantum critical point), the uniform S = 1/2 chain CTS, and the spin-Peierls system CuGeO3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights...
Non-Hermitian Quantum Annealing in the Antiferromagnetic Ising Chain
Nesterov, Alexander I; Zepeda, Juan C Beas; Bishop, Alan R
2013-01-01
A non-Hermitian quantum optimization algorithm is created and used to find the ground state of an antiferromagnetic Ising chain. We demonstrate analytically and numerically (for up to N=1024 spins) that our approach leads to a significant reduction of the annealing time that is proportional to $\\ln N$, which is much less than the time (proportional to $N^2$) required for the quantum annealing based on the corresponding Hermitian algorithm. We propose to use this approach to achieve similar speed-up for NP-complete problems by using classical computers in combination with quantum algorithms.
Quantum Phase Transitions of Antiferromagnets and the Cuprate Superconductors
Sachdev, Subir
I begin with a proposed global phase diagram of the cuprate superconductors as a function of carrier concentration, magnetic field, and temperature, and highlight its connection to numerous recent experiments. The phase diagram is then used as a point of departure for a pedagogical review of various quantum phases and phase transitions of insulators, superconductors, and metals. The bond operator method is used to describe the transition of dimerized antiferromagnetic insulators between magnetically ordered states and spin-gap states. The Schwinger boson method is applied to frustrated square lattice antiferromagnets: phase diagrams containing collinear and spirally ordered magnetic states, Z_2 spin liquids, and valence bond solids are presented, and described by an effective gauge theory of spinons. Insights from these theories of insulators are then applied to a variety of symmetry breaking transitions in d-wave superconductors. The latter systems also contain fermionic quasiparticles with a massless Dirac spectrum, and their influence on the order parameter fluctuations and quantum criticality is carefully discussed. I conclude with an introduction to strong coupling problems associated with symmetry breaking transitions in two-dimensional metals, where the order parameter fluctuations couple to a gapless line of fermionic excitations along the Fermi surface.
Antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity in the Hubbard model
The two-dimensional Hubbard model is a promising effective model for the electronic degrees of freedom in the copper-oxide planes of high temperature superconductors. We present a functional renormalization group approach to this model with focus on antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity. In order to make the relevant degrees of freedom more explicitly accessible on all length scales, we introduce composite bosonic fields mediating the interaction between the fermions. Spontaneous symmetry breaking is reflected in a non-vanishing expectation value of a bosonic field. The emergence of a coupling in the d-wave pairing channel triggered by spin wave fluctuations is demonstrated. Furthermore, the highest temperature at which the interaction strength for the electrons diverges in the renormalization flow is calculated for both antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity over a wide range of doping. This ''pseudo-critical'' temperature signals the onset of local ordering. Moreover, the temperature dependence of d-wave superconducting order is studied within a simplified model characterized by a single coupling in the d-wave pairing channel. The phase transition within this model is found to be of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type. (orig.)
Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet
Morr, Dirk K.; Chubukov, Andrey V.; Kampf, Arno P.; Blumberg, G.
1996-08-01
Two-magnon Raman scattering is a useful tool to verify recent suggestions concerning the value of the interplanar exchange constant in antiferromagnetic two-layer systems, such as YBa2Cu3O6+x. We present a theory for Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet. We study the spectra for the electronic and magnetic excitations across the charge transfer gap within the one-band Hubbard model and derive the matrix elements for the Raman scattering cross section in a diagrammatic formalism. We analyze the effect of the interlayer exchange coupling J2 for the Raman spectra in A1g and B1g scattering geometries both in the nonresonant regime (when the Loudon-Fleury model is valid) and at resonance. We show that within the Loudon-Fleury approximation, a nonzero J2 gives rise to a finite signal in A1g scattering geometry. Both in this approximation and at resonance the intensity in the A1g channel has a peak at small transferred frequency equal to twice the gap in the spin-wave spectrum. We compare our results with experiments in YBa2Cu3O6.1 and Sr2CuO2Cl2 compounds and argue that the large value of J2 suggested in a number of recent studies is incompatible with Raman experiments in A1g geometry.
Antiferromagnetism and metal-insulator transition in high temperature superconductors
The ground state of the three band Hubbard Hamiltonian for the CuO2 planes of high temperature superconductors is investigated using local ansatz approach which includes local correlations between holes. For sufficiently large Coulomb interaction, U, or charge transfer energy, Δ, one finds a transition from a nonmagnetic metal to an antiferromagnetic (AF) insulator. If the parameters determined by the local density approximation are used, the ground state is a charge-transfer antiferromagnet, with the magnetic moments of m=0.47μΒ and 0.56μΒ, for La2CuO4 and YBa2Cu3O6, respectively. Correlations and the presence of interoxygen hopping reduce drastically the stability of the AF long-range order which disappears at the doping of either 0.06 hole or 0.08 electron, respectively. The effective mass is enhanced by a factor less than two due to correlations. (author). 27 refs.; 5 figs
Theory of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets
Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.
2016-01-01
The spin Seebeck effect (SSE) consists in the generation of a spin current by a temperature gradient applied in a magnetic film. The SSE is usually detected by an electric voltage generated in a metallic layer in contact with the magnetic film resulting from the conversion of the spin current into charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. The SSE has been widely studied in bilayers made of the insulating ferrimagnet yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and metals with large spin-orbit coupling such as platinum. Recently the SSE has been observed in bilayers made of the antiferromagnet Mn F2 and Pt, revealing dependences of the SSE voltage on temperature and field very different from the ones observed in YIG/Pt. Here we present a theory for the SSE in structures with an antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) in contact with a normal metal (NM) that relies on the bulk magnon spin current created by the temperature gradient across the thickness of the AFI/NM bilayer. The theory explains quite well the measured dependences of the SSE voltage on the sample temperature and on the applied magnetic field in Mn F2/Pt .
Electrical control of antiferromagnetic metal up to 15 nm
Zhang, PengXiang; Yin, GuFan; Wang, YuYan; Cui, Bin; Pan, Feng; Song, Cheng
2016-08-01
Manipulation of antiferromagnetic (AFM) spins by electrical means is on great demand to develop the AFM spintronics with low power consumption. Here we report a reversible electrical control of antiferromagnetic moments of FeMn up to 15 nm, using an ionic liquid to exert a substantial electric-field effect. The manipulation is demonstrated by the modulation of exchange spring in [Co/Pt]/FeMn system, where AFM moments in FeMn pin the magnetization rotation of Co/Pt. By carrier injection or extraction, the magnetic anisotropy of the top layer in FeMn is modulated to influence the whole exchange spring and then passes its influence to the [Co/Pt]/FeMn interface, through a distance up to the length of exchange spring that fully screens electric field. Comparing FeMn to IrMn, despite the opposite dependence of exchange bias on gate voltages, the same correlation between carrier density and exchange spring stiffness is demonstrated. Besides the fundamental significance of modulating the spin structures in metallic AFM via all-electrical fashion, the present finding would advance the development of low-power-consumption AFM spintronics.
Correlations in the Ising antiferromagnet on the anisotropic kagome lattice
We study the correlation function of middle spins, i.e. of spins on intermediate sites between two adjacent parallel lattice axes, of the spatially anisotropic Ising antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice. It is given rigorously by a Toeplitz determinant. The large-distance behaviour of this correlation function is obtained by analytic methods. For shorter distances we evaluate the Toeplitz determinant numerically. The correlation function is found to vanish exactly on a line Jd(T) in the T − J (temperature versus coupling constant) phase diagram. This disorder line divides the phase diagram into two regions. For J d(T) the correlations display the features of an unfrustrated two-dimensional Ising magnet, whereas for J > Jd(T) the correlations between the middle spins are seen to be strongly influenced by the short-range antiferromagnetic order that prevails among the spins of the adjacent lattice axes. While for J d(T) there is a region with ferrimagnetic long-range order, the model remains disordered for J > Jd(T) down to T = 0
Antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity in the Hubbard model
Krahl, H.C.
2007-07-25
The two-dimensional Hubbard model is a promising effective model for the electronic degrees of freedom in the copper-oxide planes of high temperature superconductors. We present a functional renormalization group approach to this model with focus on antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity. In order to make the relevant degrees of freedom more explicitly accessible on all length scales, we introduce composite bosonic fields mediating the interaction between the fermions. Spontaneous symmetry breaking is reflected in a non-vanishing expectation value of a bosonic field. The emergence of a coupling in the d-wave pairing channel triggered by spin wave fluctuations is demonstrated. Furthermore, the highest temperature at which the interaction strength for the electrons diverges in the renormalization flow is calculated for both antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity over a wide range of doping. This ''pseudo-critical'' temperature signals the onset of local ordering. Moreover, the temperature dependence of d-wave superconducting order is studied within a simplified model characterized by a single coupling in the d-wave pairing channel. The phase transition within this model is found to be of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type. (orig.)
X-band antiferromagnetic resonance measurements in KNiF3
Causa, M. T.; Passeggi, M. C. G.
1985-09-01
The antiferromagnetic resonance spectrum of KNiF3 has been studied at temperatures close to TN=247 K. Each spectrum consists of a very broad line and the line shape has been analyzed in terms of the Landau-Lifshitz phenomenological equations. The spectrum disappears at T~230 K, a fact which, we suggest, is caused by the reorientation of the antiferromagnetic domains.
Interesting thermomagnetic history effects in the antiferromagnetic state of SmMn2Ge2
We present results of magnetization measurements showing that the magnetic response of the antiferromagnetic state of SmMn2Ge2 depends on the path used in the field (H)-temperature (T) phase space to reach this state. A distinct signature of metastability is observed in this antiferromagnetic state when obtained via field-cooling/field-warming paths. (author)
Mn2Au: Body-centered-tetragonal bimetallic antiferromagnets grown by molecular beam epitataxy
Wu, H.C.; Liao, Z.M.; Sofin, R.G.S.; Feng, G.; Ma, X.M.; Shick, Alexander; Mryasov, O. N.; Shvets, I.V.
2012-01-01
Roč. 24, č. 47 (2012), s. 6374-6379. ISSN 0935-9648 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : antiferromagnets * antiferromagnetic spintronics * exchange bias * molecular beam epitaxy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 14.829, year: 2012
Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current
Suzuki, Ippei; Naito, Tomoyuki; Itoh, Mitsuru; Taniyama, Tomoyasu, E-mail: taniyama.t.aa@m.titech.ac.jp [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan)
2015-08-24
We provide clear evidence for the effect of a spin polarized current on the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition of an FeRh wire at Co/FeRh wire junctions, where the antiferromagnetic ground state of FeRh is suppressed by injecting a spin polarized current. We find a discrete change in the current-voltage characteristics with increasing current density, which we attribute to the Barkhausen-like motion of antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces within the FeRh wire. The effect can be understood via spin transfer, which exerts a torque to the antiferromagnetic moments of FeRh, together with non-equilibrium magnetic effective field at the interface. The conclusion is reinforced by the fact that spin unpolarized current injection from a nonmagnetic Cu electrode has no effects on the antiferromagnetic state of FeRh.
Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current
Suzuki, Ippei; Naito, Tomoyuki; Itoh, Mitsuru; Taniyama, Tomoyasu
2015-08-01
We provide clear evidence for the effect of a spin polarized current on the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition of an FeRh wire at Co/FeRh wire junctions, where the antiferromagnetic ground state of FeRh is suppressed by injecting a spin polarized current. We find a discrete change in the current-voltage characteristics with increasing current density, which we attribute to the Barkhausen-like motion of antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces within the FeRh wire. The effect can be understood via spin transfer, which exerts a torque to the antiferromagnetic moments of FeRh, together with non-equilibrium magnetic effective field at the interface. The conclusion is reinforced by the fact that spin unpolarized current injection from a nonmagnetic Cu electrode has no effects on the antiferromagnetic state of FeRh.
Spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves: From clean to disordered regimes
Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed
2014-05-28
Current-driven spin torques in metallic spin valves composed of antiferromagnets are theoretically studied using the nonequilibrium Green\\'s function method implemented on a tight-binding model. We focus our attention on G-type and L-type antiferromagnets in both clean and disordered regimes. In such structures, spin torques can either rotate the magnetic order parameter coherently (coherent torque) or compete with the internal antiferromagnetic exchange (exchange torque). We show that, depending on the symmetry of the spin valve, the coherent and exchange torques can either be in the plane, ∝n×(q×n) or out of the plane ∝n×q, where q and n are the directions of the order parameter of the polarizer and the free antiferromagnetic layers, respectively. Although disorder conserves the symmetry of the torques, it strongly reduces the torque magnitude, pointing out the need for momentum conservation to ensure strong spin torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves.
Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases
In this thesis several models are treated, which are relevant for ultracold fermionic quantum gases loaded onto optical lattices. In particular, imbalanced superfluid Fermi mixtures, which are considered as the best way to realize Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) states experimentally, and antiferromagnetic states, whose experimental realization is one of the next major goals, are examined analytically and numerically with the use of appropriate versions of the Hubbard model. The usual Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductor is known to break down in a magnetic field with a strength exceeding the size of the superfluid gap. A spatially inhomogeneous spin-imbalanced superconductor with a complex order parameter known as FFLO-state is predicted to occur in translationally invariant systems. Since in ultracold quantum gases the experimental setups have a limited size and a trapping potential, we analyze the realistic situation of a non-translationally invariant finite sized Hubbard model for this purpose. We first argue analytically, why the order parameter should be real in a system with continuous coordinates, and map our statements onto the Hubbard model with discrete coordinates defined on a lattice. The relevant Hubbard model is then treated numerically within mean field theory. We show that the numerical results agree with our analytically derived statements and we simulate various experimentally relevant systems in this thesis. Analogous calculations are presented for the situation at repulsive interaction strength where the N'eel state is expected to be realized experimentally in the near future. We map our analytical results obtained for the attractive model onto corresponding results for the repulsive model. We obtain a spatially invariant unit vector defining the direction of the order parameter as a consequence of the trapping potential, which is affirmed by our mean field numerical results for the repulsive case. Furthermore, we observe
Sadeghi, Azam; Alaei, Mojtaba; Shahbazi, Farhad; Gingras, Michel J. P.
2015-04-01
FeF3, with its half-filled Fe3 +3 d orbital, hence zero orbital angular momentum and S =5 /2 , is often put forward as a prototypical highly frustrated classical Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet. By employing ab initio density functional theory, we obtain an effective spin Hamiltonian for this material. This Hamiltonian contains nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic Heisenberg, biquadratic, and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions as dominant terms and we use Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the nonzero temperature properties of this minimal model. We find that upon decreasing temperature, the system passes through a Coulomb phase, composed of short-range correlated coplanar states, before transforming into an "all-in/all-out" (AIAO) state via a very weakly first-order transition at a critical temperature Tc≈22 K, in good agreement with the experimental value for a reasonable set of Coulomb interaction U and Hund's coupling JH describing the material. Despite the transition being first order, the AIAO order parameter evolves below Tc with a power-law behavior characterized by a pseudo "critical exponent" β ≈0.18 in accord with experiment. We comment on the origin of this unusual β value.
Highlights: • In a layered 2D cuprates the long-range order antiferromagnetism is driven mainly by the Van Hove singularity. • The long-range antiferromagnetism quickly disappear with doping away from the Van Hove singularity. • For pnictides the antiferromagnetism exists as a result of the nesting condition. • Since the doping steadily changes the nesting conditions, the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity may coexist. -- Abstract: We consider the Hubbard model in terms of the perturbative diagrammatic approach (UNF⩽1) where the interaction between two electrons with antiparallel spins in the lowest order of perturbation is described by the short-range repulsive contact (on-site) interaction (U>0). We argue that in layered 2D cuprates the long-range order antiferromagnetism is driven mainly by the Van Hove singularity, whereas in the case of pnictides the antiferromagnetism exists as a result of the nesting condition. We show that when the interaction is quite strong (UNF≈1) in the case of the Van Hove singularity the electron system undergoes the antiferromagnetic phase transition with the log-range order parameter and large insulating gap. The long-range antiferromagnetism quickly disappear, as shown, with the doping away from the Van Hove singularity, but the antiferromagnetic short-range correlation persists (UNF < 1) due to Coulomb repulsive interaction which is the mechanism for superconductivity in cuprates. We argue that in the case of pnictides the antiferromagnetism appears when the nesting conditions for the Fermi surface are met. Since the doping steadily changes the nesting conditions, the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity may coexist as has been observed in pnictides. We show that the proximity of the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity implies the repulsive interaction between electrons, which turns into attractive between quasiparticles as shown by the authors in the article published on the same issue as this one and
High-spin-polarization materials are desired for the realization of high-performance spintronic devices. We combine recent experimental and theoretical findings to theoretically design several high-spin-polarization materials in binary D03-type Heusler alloys: gapless (zero-gap) half-metallic ferrimagnets of V3Si and V3Ge, half-metallic antiferromagnets of Mn3Al and Mn3Ga, half-metallic ferrimagnets of Mn3Si and Mn3Ge, and a spin gapless semiconductor of Cr3Al. The high spin polarization, zero net magnetic moment, zero energy gap, and slight disorder compared to the ternary and quaternary Heusler alloys make these binary materials promising candidates for spintronic applications. All results are obtained by the electronic structure calculations from first-principles
Disorder, random fields, and competing interactions in antiferromagnets
Neutron scattering studies of disordered antiferromagnets have proved to be a very profitable way of studying random systems. Several recent examples are selected and include a detailed study of the phase transition of a d = 3 Ising system showing a well defined transition with properties different from these of a pure d = 3 Ising system. Much of the article is then concerned with the effect of a random field on the ordering and phase transitions. It is shown that random fields do have a large effect on the critical properties and in practice destroy the long range order in the good Ising systems with d = 2 and d = 3, although not in a nearly Heisenberg-like system. These results are compared with current theories and the discrepancies discussed. Finally measurements on a system with competing interactions are discussed and shown to be strongly influenced by the random fields produced in that system
Uranium nitride. A cubic antiferromagnet with anisotropic critical behaviour
Highly anisotropic critical scattering associated with the transition at Tsub(N)=49.5K to the type-I antiferromagnetic structure has been observed in uranium nitride. The transverse susceptibility is found to be unobservably small. The longitudinal susceptibility diverges at Tsub(N) and its anisotropy shows that the spins within the (001) ferromagnetic sheets of the [001] domain are much more highly correlated than they are with the spins lying in adjacent (001) sheets. The correlation range within the sheets is much greater than that expected for a Heisenberg system with the same Tsub(N). The rod-like scattering extended along the spin and domain direction is reminiscent of two-dimensional behaviour. The results are inconsistent with a simple localized model and may reflect the itinerant nature of the 5f electrons. (author)
Spinor dynamics in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 thermal Bose gas
Pechkis, Hyewon K; Schwettmann, Arne; Griffin, Paul F; Barnett, Ryan; Tiesinga, Eite; Lett, Paul D
2013-01-01
We present experimental observations of coherent spin-population oscillations in a cold thermal, Bose gas of spin-1 sodium-23 atoms. The population oscillations in a multi-spatial-mode thermal gas have the same behavior as those observed in a single-spatial-mode antiferromagnetic spinor Bose Einstein condensate. We demonstrate this by showing that the two situations are described by the same dynamical equations, with a factor of two change in the spin-dependent interaction coefficient, which results from the change to particles with distinguishable momentum states in the thermal gas. We compare this theory to the measured spin population evolution after times up to a few hundreds of ms, finding quantitative agreement with the amplitude and period. We also measure the damping time of the oscillations as a function of magnetic field.
Space Group Symmetry Fractionalization in a Chiral Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet.
Zaletel, Michael P; Zhu, Zhenyue; Lu, Yuan-Ming; Vishwanath, Ashvin; White, Steven R
2016-05-13
The anyonic excitations of a spin liquid can feature fractional quantum numbers under space group symmetries. Detecting these fractional quantum numbers, which are analogs of the fractional charge of Laughlin quasiparticles, may prove easier than the direct observation of anyonic braiding and statistics. Motivated by the recent numerical discovery of spin-liquid phases in the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet, we theoretically predict the pattern of space group symmetry fractionalization in the kagome lattice SO(3)-symmetric chiral spin liquid. We provide a method to detect these fractional quantum numbers in finite-size numerics which is simple to implement in the density matrix renormalization group. Applying these developments to the chiral spin liquid phase of a kagome Heisenberg model, we find perfect agreement between our theoretical prediction and numerical observations. PMID:27232041
Magnetocaloric properties of a frustrated Blume-Capel antiferromagnet
Žukovič Milan
2014-07-01
Full Text Available Low-temperature magnetization processes and magnetocaloric properties of a geometrically frustrated spin-1 Blume-Capel model on a triangular lattice are studied by Monte Carlo simulations. The model is found to display qualitatively different behavior depending on the sign of the single-ion anisotropy D. For positive values of D we observe two magnetization plateaus, similar to the spin-1/2 Ising antiferromagnet, and negative isothermal entropy changes for any field intensity. For a range of small negative values of D there are four magnetization plateaus and the entropy changes can be either negative or positive, depending on the field. If D is negative but large in absolute value then the entropy changes are solely positive.
Mechanisms of Spin-Mixing Instabilities in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Wheels
Soncini, Alessandro; Chibotaru, Liviu F.
2007-08-01
The microscopic theory of field-induced spin-mixing instabilities in antiferromagnetic molecular wheels CsFe8 is proposed. The basic features of magnetic torque measurements [O. Waldmann , Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 027206 (2006)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.96.027206] are well explained by the interplay of three basic ingredients: the spin-mixing vibronic interaction with field-dependent vibronic constants, cooperative elastic interactions, and spin-mixing interactions independent from vibrations. The main contribution to spin mixing comes from second-order zero-field splitting mechanisms. At variance with previous interpretations, we find that the observed anomalies are not associated with a phase transition.
Quantum kagome frustrated antiferromagnets: One route to quantum spin liquids
Mendels, Philippe; Bert, Fabrice
2016-03-01
After introducing the field of Highly Frustrated Magnetism through the quest for a quantum spin liquid in dimension higher than one, we focus on the emblematic case of the kagome network. From a theoretical point of view, the simple Heisenberg case for an antiferromagnetic kagome lattice decorated with quantum spins has been a long-standing problem, not solved yet. Experimental realizations have remained scarce for long until the discovery of herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 in 2005. This is one of the very few quantum kagome spin liquid candidates that triggered a burst of activity both on theory and experiment sides. We give a survey of theory outcomes on the "kagome" problem, review the experimental properties of that model candidate and shortly discuss them with respect to recent theoretical results. xml:lang="fr"
A quadrangular transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-11-01
The phase diagrams and the temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are investigated by the use of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT) and the core-shell concept. Many characteristic and unexpected behaviors are found for them, especially for thermal variation of total magnetization mT. The reentrant phenomenon induced by a transverse field in the core, the appearance of a compensation point, the non-monotonic variation with a compensation point, the reentrant phenomena with a compensation point and the existence of both a broad maximum and a compensation point have been found in the thermal variations of mT.
Spontaneous Pattern Formation in an Antiferromagnetic Quantum Gas
In this Letter we report on the spontaneous formation of surprisingly regular periodic magnetic patterns in an antiferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The structures evolve within a quasi-one-dimensional BEC of 87Rb atoms on length scales of a millimeter with typical periodicities of 20...30 μm, given by the spin healing length. We observe two sets of characteristic patterns which can be controlled by an external magnetic field. We identify these patterns as linearly unstable modes within a mean-field approach and calculate their mode structure as well as time and energy scales, which we find to be in good agreement with observations. These investigations open new prospects for controlled studies of symmetry breaking and complex quantum magnetism in bulk BEC.
Spin waves in antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates.
Reis, Peter L; Fishman, Randy S
2009-01-01
Bimetallic oxalates are molecule-based magnets with transition-metal ions M(II) and M(')(III) arranged on an open honeycomb lattice. Performing a Holstein-Primakoff expansion, we obtain the spin-wave spectrum of antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates as a function of the crystal-field angular momentum L(2) and L(3) on the M(II) and M(')(III) sites. Our results are applied to the Fe(II)Mn(III), Ni(II)Mn(III) and V(II)V(III) bimetallic oxalates, where the spin-wave gap varies from 0 meV for quenched angular momentum to as high as 15 meV. The presence or absence of magnetic compensation appears to have no effect on the spin-wave gap. PMID:21817242
Spin wave acoustics of antiferromagnetic structures as magnetoacoustic metamaterials
Gulyaev, Yurii V; Tarasenko, Sergei V; Shavrov, Vladimir G
2011-06-30
This is a review of research results on conditions under which spatially restricted low-temperature antiferromagnets and their composites can be considered as a special class of acoustic magnetic metamaterials (magnetoacoustic metamaterials). In these, the dynamic magnetoacoustic interaction produces a number of effects that are acoustic analogs of polariton effects and which are currently intensively studied in nonmagnetic acoustic metamaterials. It is shown that the elastostatic approach to the analysis of the magnetoelastic dynamics of spatially restricted compensated magnetics is an effective tool in the search for new types of resonance acoustic anomalies, part of which are typical of the magnetostatic spin wave physics (elastostatic bulk and surface spin waves, nonuniform spin-spin resonances with their participation, etc.). (reviews of topical problems)
Spin wave acoustics of antiferromagnetic structures as magnetoacoustic metamaterials
This is a review of research results on conditions under which spatially restricted low-temperature antiferromagnets and their composites can be considered as a special class of acoustic magnetic metamaterials (magnetoacoustic metamaterials). In these, the dynamic magnetoacoustic interaction produces a number of effects that are acoustic analogs of polariton effects and which are currently intensively studied in nonmagnetic acoustic metamaterials. It is shown that the elastostatic approach to the analysis of the magnetoelastic dynamics of spatially restricted compensated magnetics is an effective tool in the search for new types of resonance acoustic anomalies, part of which are typical of the magnetostatic spin wave physics (elastostatic bulk and surface spin waves, nonuniform spin-spin resonances with their participation, etc.). (reviews of topical problems)
Itinerant and Localized Magnetization Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Ho.
Rettig, L; Dornes, C; Thielemann-Kühn, N; Pontius, N; Zabel, H; Schlagel, D L; Lograsso, T A; Chollet, M; Robert, A; Sikorski, M; Song, S; Glownia, J M; Schüßler-Langeheine, C; Johnson, S L; Staub, U
2016-06-24
Using femtosecond time-resolved resonant magnetic x-ray diffraction at the Ho L_{3} absorption edge, we investigate the demagnetization dynamics in antiferromagnetically ordered metallic Ho after femtosecond optical excitation. Tuning the x-ray energy to the electric dipole (E1, 2p→5d) or quadrupole (E2, 2p→4f) transition allows us to selectively and independently study the spin dynamics of the itinerant 5d and localized 4f electronic subsystems via the suppression of the magnetic (2 1 3-τ) satellite peak. We find demagnetization time scales very similar to ferromagnetic 4f systems, suggesting that the loss of magnetic order occurs via a similar spin-flip process in both cases. The simultaneous demagnetization of both subsystems demonstrates strong intra-atomic 4f-5d exchange coupling. In addition, an ultrafast lattice contraction due to the release of magneto-striction leads to a transient shift of the magnetic satellite peak. PMID:27391747
Magnetic correlations in all four phases of pure and doped vanadium sesquioxide (V2O3) have been examined by magnetic thermal-neutron scattering. Specifically, we have studied the antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases of metallic V2-yO3, the antiferromagnetic insulating and paramagnetic metallic phases of stoichiometric V2O3, and the antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases of insulating V1.944Cr0.056O3. While the antiferromagnetic insulator can be accounted for by a localized Heisenberg spin model, the long-range order in the antiferromagnetic metal is an incommensurate spin-density wave, resulting from a Fermi surface nesting instability. Spin dynamics in the strongly correlated metal are dominated by spin fluctuations with a open-quotes single lobeclose quotes spectrum in the Stoner electron-hole continuum. Furthermore, our results in metallic V2O3 represent an unprecedentedly complete characterization of the spin fluctuations near a metallic quantum critical point, and provide quantitative support for the self-consistent renormalization theory for itinerant antiferromagnets in the small moment limit. Dynamic magnetic correlations for ℎωBT in the paramagnetic insulator carry substantial magnetic spectral weight. However, they are extremely short-ranged, extending only to the nearest neighbors. The phase transition to the antiferromagnetic insulator, from the paramagnetic metal and the paramagnetic insulator, introduces a sudden switching of magnetic correlations to a different spatial periodicity which indicates a sudden change in the underlying spin Hamiltonian. To describe this phase transition and also the unusual short-range order in the paramagnetic state, it seems necessary to take into account the orbital degrees of freedom associated with the degenerate d orbitals at the Fermi level in V2O3. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society
Nuclear resonance investigations on the 23Na and the 139La nuclei in filled skutterudites MFe4Sb12 (M=Na, La) are reported. In contrast to NaFe4Sb12 for the La compound the effective magnetic moment is remarkably lower and the Curie-Weiss temperature is negative which indicates antiferromagnetic correlations. The spin-lattice relaxation rates 1/T1 exhibit a qualitatively different temperature behavior which provides clear evidence for dissimilar types of itinerant magnetism in the two compounds. For NaFe4Sb12 1/T1 vs. T indicates itinerant ferromagnetism with ordering at Tc=85K, whereas for the La0.9Fe4Sb12 weak itinerant antiferromagnetism with no ordering is found. 1/T1 is analyzed in terms of Moriya's self-consistent renormalization theory (SCR) for itinerant magnetic materials
Substrate-induced antiferromagnetism of an Fe monolayer on the Ir(001) surface
Kudrnovsky, Josef; Maca, Frantisek; Turek, Ilja; Redinger, Josef
2009-01-01
We present detailed ab initio study of structural and magnetic stability of a Fe-monolayer on the fcc(001) surface of iridium. The Fe-monolayer has a strong tendency to order antiferromagnetically for the true relaxed geometry. On the contrary an unrelaxed Fe/Ir(001) sample has a ferromagnetic ground state. The antiferromagnetism is thus stabilized by the decreased Fe-Ir layer spacing in striking contrast to the recently experimentally observed antiferromagnetism of the Fe/W(001) system which...
Magnetic excitations in antiferromagnetically coupled superlattices: Fe/Mo and Fe/Cr
Here we report the results of a Brillouin light scattering (BLS) study of magnetic excitations in antiferromagnetically (AF) coupled Fe/Mo and Fe/Cr superlattices. This technique, already been applied to AF coupled tri-layer films shows that these systems reflect coupling (ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic) between ferromagnetic layers. However since in ordinary magnetic superlattices, new collective modes exist resulting from dipolar coupling of the ferromagnetic layers, it could be expected that these new antiferromagnetic systems will also show novel behaviour. In this manuscript, only the magnetization and BLS results are presented and discussed
Makhfudz, Imam; Pujol, Pierre
We propose a mechanism for the protection against spin gapped states in doped antiferromagnets. It requires the presence of a Chern-Simons term that can be generated by a coupling between spin and an insulator.We first demonstrate that in the presence of this term the vortex loop excitations of the spin sector behave as anyons with fractional statistics. To generate such a term, the fermions should have a massive Dirac spectrum coupled to the emergent spin field of the spin sector. The Dirac spectrum can be realized by a planar spin configuration arising as the lowest-energy configuration of a square lattice antiferromagnet Hamiltonian involving a Dzyaloshinskii- Moriya interaction. The mass is provided by a combination of dimerization and staggered chemical potential.We finally showthat for realistic parameters, anyonic vortex loop condensationwill likely never occur and thus the spin gapped state is prevented.We also propose real magnetic materials for an experimental verification of our theory. Reference: Imam Makhfudz and Pierre Pujol,Phys.Rev. B 92, 144507 (2015).
Spin frustration and magnetic ordering in triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ca3CoNb2O9
Dai, Jia; Zhou, Ping; Wang, Peng-Shuai; Pang, Fei; Munsie, Tim J.; Luke, Graeme M.; Zhang, Jin-Shan; Yu, Wei-Qiang
2015-12-01
We synthesized a quasi-two-dimensional distorted triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ca3CoNb2O9, in which the effective spin of Co2+ is 1/2 at low temperatures, whose magnetic properties were studied by dc susceptibility and magnetization techniques. The x-ray diffraction confirms the quality of our powder samples. The large Weiss constant θCW˜ -55 K and the low Neel temperature TN˜ 1.45 K give a frustration factor f = | θCW/TN | ≈ 38, suggesting that Ca3CoNb2O9 resides in strong frustration regime. Slightly below TN, deviation between the susceptibility data under zero-field cooling (ZFC) and field cooling (FC) is observed. A new magnetic state with 1/3 of the saturate magnetization Ms is suggested in the magnetization curve at 0.46 K. Our study indicates that Ca3CoNb2O9 is an interesting material to investigate magnetism in triangular lattice antiferromagnets with weak anisotropy. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11374364 and 11222433), the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2011CBA00112). Research at McMaster University supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Work at North China Electric Power University supported by the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry.
Masuda, Hidetoshi; Sakai, Hideaki; Tokunaga, Masashi; Yamasaki, Yuichi; Miyake, Atsushi; Shiogai, Junichi; Nakamura, Shintaro; Awaji, Satoshi; Tsukazaki, Atsushi; Nakao, Hironori; Murakami, Youichi; Arima, Taka-hisa; Tokura, Yoshinori; Ishiwata, Shintaro
2016-01-01
For the innovation of spintronic technologies, Dirac materials, in which low-energy excitation is described as relativistic Dirac fermions, are one of the most promising systems because of the fascinating magnetotransport associated with extremely high mobility. To incorporate Dirac fermions into spintronic applications, their quantum transport phenomena are desired to be manipulated to a large extent by magnetic order in a solid. We report a bulk half-integer quantum Hall effect in a layered antiferromagnet EuMnBi2, in which field-controllable Eu magnetic order significantly suppresses the interlayer coupling between the Bi layers with Dirac fermions. In addition to the high mobility of more than 10,000 cm(2)/V s, Landau level splittings presumably due to the lifting of spin and valley degeneracy are noticeable even in a bulk magnet. These results will pave a route to the engineering of magnetically functionalized Dirac materials. PMID:27152326
Order and disorder in two geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets
A great deal of attention has been given in recent years to the search for spin systems, both theoretical and experimental, with disordered ground states. The origin of magnetic ordering is fairly well understood and most systems do display some form of long range order. Notable exceptions are systems with so-called spin liquid states. These states exhibit novel magnetic properties which can not be fully explained by current theories. To study magnetic systems with spin liquid ground states, we look for models in which we expect fluctuations to destroy long range order. Geometrically frustrated systems, in which lattice geometry enhances fluctuations and inhibits the formation of long range order, have attracted a tremendous amount of attention from both experimentalists and theorists. In this thesis, we study two geometrically frustrated magnetic systems. Classical magnetism and geometrical frustration are introduced in Chapter 1, while geometrical frustration in quantum mechanical spin systems is reviewed in Chapter 3. Our first study, detailed in Chapter 2, deals with how dipolar interactions affect the ground state ordering in a classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the pyrochlore lattice, a network of corner sharing tetrahedra. Antiferromagnetic exchange alone is known not to induce ordering in this system. We analyze low temperature order resulting from the combined interactions, both by using a mean-field approach and by examining the energy cost of fluctuations about an ordered state. We discuss behavior as a function of the ratio of the dipolar and exchange interaction strengths and find two types of ordered phase. Below a certain value of this ratio, we find that the system orders in a four-sublattice Neel state. For interaction strengths above this critical ratio, the system orders with an incommensurate wavevector. We relate our results to the recent experimental work and reproduce and extend the theoretical calculations on the pyrochlore compound, Gd
Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases
Gottwald, Tobias
2010-08-27
In this thesis several models are treated, which are relevant for ultracold fermionic quantum gases loaded onto optical lattices. In particular, imbalanced superfluid Fermi mixtures, which are considered as the best way to realize Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) states experimentally, and antiferromagnetic states, whose experimental realization is one of the next major goals, are examined analytically and numerically with the use of appropriate versions of the Hubbard model. The usual Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductor is known to break down in a magnetic field with a strength exceeding the size of the superfluid gap. A spatially inhomogeneous spin-imbalanced superconductor with a complex order parameter known as FFLO-state is predicted to occur in translationally invariant systems. Since in ultracold quantum gases the experimental setups have a limited size and a trapping potential, we analyze the realistic situation of a non-translationally invariant finite sized Hubbard model for this purpose. We first argue analytically, why the order parameter should be real in a system with continuous coordinates, and map our statements onto the Hubbard model with discrete coordinates defined on a lattice. The relevant Hubbard model is then treated numerically within mean field theory. We show that the numerical results agree with our analytically derived statements and we simulate various experimentally relevant systems in this thesis. Analogous calculations are presented for the situation at repulsive interaction strength where the N'eel state is expected to be realized experimentally in the near future. We map our analytical results obtained for the attractive model onto corresponding results for the repulsive model. We obtain a spatially invariant unit vector defining the direction of the order parameter as a consequence of the trapping potential, which is affirmed by our mean field numerical results for the repulsive case. Furthermore, we observe
A nonmagnetic impurity in a 2D quantum critical antiferromagnet
Troyer, Matthias
2003-03-01
We compute the properties of a mobile hole and a static impurity injected into a two-dimensional antiferromagnet or superconductor in the vicinity of a magnetic quantum critical point. A static S=1/2 impurity doped into a quantum-disordered spin gap system induces a local moment with spin S=1/2 and a corresponding Curie-like impurity susceptibility, while the same impurity in a Néel ordered state only gives a finite impurity susceptibility. For the quantum critical system however an interesting field-theoretical prediction has been made that there the impurity spin susceptibility still has a Curie-like divergence, but with a universal effective spin that is neither an integer nor a half-odd integer [1]. In large-scale quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations using the loop algorithm we calculate the impurity susceptibility and find that, unfortunately, this effect is not observable since the renormalization of the effective spin away from S=1/2 is minimal. Other predictions of the field theory, such as a new critical exponent η' describing the time-dependent impurity spin correlations can however be confirmed [2]. Next we compute the spectral function of a hole injected into a 2D antiferromagnet or superconductor in the vicinity of a magnetic quantum critical point [3]. We show that, near van Hove singularities, the problem maps onto that of a static vacancy. This allows the calculation of the spectral function in a QMC simulation without encountering the negative sign problem. We find a vanishing quasiparticle residue at the critical point, a new exponent η_h0.080.04 describing the frequency dependence of the spectral function G_h(ω)(ɛ_0-ω)-1+ηh and discuss possible relevance to photoemission spectra of cuprate superconductors near the antinodal points. ^1 S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain and M. Vojta, Science 286, 2479 (1999). ^2 M. Troyer, in Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 145 (2002); M. Körner and M. Troyer, ibid. ^3 S. Sachdev, M. Troyer, and M. Vojta, Phys. Rev
Multicritical points in the three-dimensional XXZ antiferromagnet with single-ion anisotropy
Selke, Walter
2013-01-01
The classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet with uniaxial exchange anisotropy, the XXZ model, and competing planar single-ion anisotropy in a magnetic field on a simple cubic lattice is studied with the help of extensive Monte Carlo simulations. The biconical (supersolid) phase, bordering the antiferromagnetic and spin-flop phases, is found to become thermally unstable well below the onset of the disordered, paramagnetic phase, leading to interesting multicritical points.
Bauer, Johannes; Sachdev, Subir(Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA)
2015-01-01
We study charge ordered solutions for fermions on a square lattice interacting with dynamic antiferromagnetic fluctuations. Our approach is based on real space Eliashberg equations which are solved self-consistently. We first show that the antiferromagnetic fluctuations can induce arc features in the spectral functions, as spectral weight is suppressed at the hot spots; however, no real pseudogap is generated. At low temperature spontaneous charge order with a $d$-form factor can be stabilize...
Valence Bond Solid Order Near Impurities in Two-Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets
Metlitski, Max A.; Sachdev, Subir
2008-01-01
Recent scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments on underdoped cuprates have displayed modulations in the local electronic density of states, which are centered on a Cu-O-Cu bond [Kohsaka et al. Science 315 1380 (2007)]. As a paradigm of the pinning of such bond-centered ordering in strongly correlated systems, we present the theory of valence bond solid (VBS) correlations near a single impurity in a square lattice antiferromagnet. The antiferromagnet is assumed to be in the vicinity of...