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  1. Antiferromagnetic exchange and spin-fluctuation pairing in cuprate superconductors

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    Plakida, Nikolay M.

    2006-01-01

    A microscopic theory of superconductivity is formulated within an effective p-d Hubbard model for a CuO2 plane. By applying the Mori-type projection technique, the Dyson equation is derived for the Green functions in terms of Hubbard operators. The antiferromagnetic exchange caused by interband hopping results in pairing of all carries in the conduction subband and high Tc proportional to the Fermi energy. Kinematic interaction in intraband hopping is responsible for the conventional spin-fluctuation pairing. Numerical solution of the gap equation proves the d-wave gap symmetry and defines Tc doping dependence. Oxygen isotope shift and pressure dependence of Tc are also discussed.

  2. Effect of Quantum Fluctuation on Two-Dimensional Spatially Anisotropic Heisenberg Antiferromagnet with Integer Spin

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    JI An-Chun; TIAN Guang-Shan

    2006-01-01

    In the present paper, we calculate the Gaussian correction to the critical value Jc⊥ caused by quantum spin fluctuation in a two-dimensional spatially anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet with integer spin S. Previously, someauthors computed this quantity by the mean-field theory based on the Schwinger boson representation of spin operators.However, for S = 1, their result is much less than the one derived by numerical calculations. By taking the effect ofquantum spin fluctuation into consideration, we are able to produce a greatly improved result.

  3. Quantum fluctuations in the competition among spin glass, antiferromagnetism and local pairing superconductivity

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    Magalhaes, S.G. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada (PPGFIS-Dep. Fisica) UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil)]. E-mail: ggarcia@ccne.ufsm.br; Zimmer, F.M. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada (PPGFIS-Dep. Fisica) UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil); Kipper, C.J. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada (PPGFIS-Dep. Fisica) UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil); Calegari, E.J. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada (PPGFIS-Dep. Fisica) UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria (Brazil)

    2007-03-15

    The competition among spin glass (SG), antiferromagnetism (AF) and local pairing superconductivity (PAIR) is studied in a two-sublattice fermionic Ising SG model with a local BCS pairing interaction in the presence of a transverse magnetic field {gamma}. The spins in different sublattices interact with Gaussian random couplings with an antiferromagnetic mean. The problem is formulated in a Grassmann path integral formalism. The static ansatz and the replica symmetry are used to obtain the half-filling thermodynamic potential. The results are shown in phase diagrams that exhibit a complex transition line separating the PAIR phase from the others. This line is second order at high temperature which ends in a tricritical point. The presence of {gamma} affects deeply the transition lines.

  4. Short-range correlations and persistent spin fluctuations in the undistorted kagome lattice Ising antiferromagnet Co3Mg(OH)6Cl2

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    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.

  5. Simple model for non-Fermi-liquid behavior induced by antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations

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    We consider a simple model for itinerant antiferromagnetism consisting of an electron pocket and a hole pocket separated by a wave vector Q. The nesting of the Fermi surfaces leads to a spin-density wave instability for repulsive Hubbard coupling and to charge-density waves for an attractive interaction. The order can gradually be suppressed by mismatching the nesting and a quantum critical point is obtained as TN→0. In the disordered phase perturbative corrections are logarithmic in the external frequency or the temperature. We investigate the renormalization-group flow of the model in leading and next-to-leading logarithmic order. The linear-response correlation functions for spin-density and charge-density waves are calculated. The specific-heat γ coefficient and the uniform magnetic-field susceptibility increase on a logarithmic scale when the temperature is lowered. The Wilson ratio is temperature dependent and nonuniversal. The Fermi-liquid picture breaks down at the ordering temperature TN or at a quantum critical point. Our results are valid in the disordered phase for weak and intermediate coupling, but not in the critical region. The results are discussed in the context of non-Fermi-liquid behavior found in some heavy fermion compounds (the two pockets are then part of the Fermi surface of the heavy electron bands). copyright 1999 The American Physical Society

  6. Antiferromagnetic spin-orbitronics

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    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.

  7. Antiferromagnetic spin Seebeck effect.

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    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.

  8. Spin Dynamics and Critical Fluctuations in a Two-Dimensional Random Antiferromagnet

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    Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage; Birgeneau, R. J.; Guggenheim, H. J.;

    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...

  9. Quantum Spin Fluctuations and magnons in antiferromagnetically coupled bilayers with tuneable intra-bilayer exchange - the case of Cr2W(Te)O6

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    Majumdar, Kingshuk; Mahanti, S. D.

    Recent neutron diffraction studies have shown that in Cr2(W,Te)O6 systems, which consist of bilayers with strong antiferromagnetic inter-bilayer coupling between Cr moments, the intra-bilayer coupling between the Cr moments can be tuned from ferro (for W) to antiferro (for Te). Ab initio density functional calculations provide a microscopic understanding of the magnetic structure but cannot explain the magnitude of the ordered Cr3+ moments. In order to understand the reduction of the ordered moment (ROM) caused by quantum spin fluctuations we have studied the magnon dispersion and ROM using a two parameter quantum Heisenberg spin Hamiltonian with tunable intra-(j) and antiferromagnetic inter- (J) bilayer couplings. The magnon dispersion and sublattice magnetization have been calculated using non-linear spin wave theory up to second-order corrections in spin S. We acknowledge the use of HPC cluster at GVSU, supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. CNS-1228291.

  10. Spin fluctuations and the

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    V.M. Loktev

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available We analyze the spectral properties of a phenomenological model for a weakly doped two-dimensional antiferromagnet, in which the carriers move within one of the two sublattices where they were introduced. Such a constraint results in the free carrier spectra with the maxima at k=(± π/2 , ± π/2 observed in some cuprates. We consider the spectral properties of the model by taking into account fluctuations of the spins in the antiferromagnetic background. We show that such fluctuations lead to a non-pole-like structure of the single-hole Green's function and these fluctuations can be responsible for some anomalous "strange metal" properties of underdoped cuprates in the nonsuperconducting regime.

  11. Quantum fluctuations of the antiferro-antiferromagnetic double-layer

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    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.

  12. Neutron scattering studies of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in insulating and superconducting S = 1/2 systems

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    Time-of-flight and polarized triple axis neutron scattering is used to probe the spin excitations of Cu(DCOO)2x4D2O and La2-xSrxCuO4. The first part of the thesis contains an investigation of the excitation spectrum of the square lattice S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu(DCOO)24D2O. Along the antiferromagnetic zone boundary a pronounced intensity variation is found for the dominant single-magnon excitations. This variation tracks an already known zone boundary dispersion. Using polarization analysis to separate the components of the excitation spectrum, a continuum of longitudinally polarized multimagnon excitations is discovered at energies above the single-magnon branch. At low energies, the findings are well described by linear spin wave theory. At high energies, linear spin wave theory fails and instead the data are very well accounted for by state-of-the-art Quantum Monte Carlo computations. In the second part of the thesis, the spin excitation spectra of the high temperature superconductors La1.90Sr0.10CuO4 and La1.84Sr0.16Cu characterized. The main discovery is that the excitations are dispersive at both doping levels. The dispersion strongly resembles that seen in other high-Tc superconductors. The presence of dispersive excitations does not require superconductivity to exist. For La1.84Sr0.16CuO4, but not for La1.90Sr0.10CuO4, the onset superconductivity gives rise to a spectral weight shift which displays qualitative and quantitative similarities to the resonance mode observed in other high-Tc superconductors. (au)

  13. Neutron scattering studies of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in insulating and superconducting S = 1/2 systems

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    Bech Christensen, N

    2005-01-01

    Time-of-flight and polarized triple axis neutron scattering is used to probe the spin excitations of Cu(DCOO){sub 2}x4D{sub 2}O and La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. The first part of the thesis contains an investigation of the excitation spectrum of the square lattice S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu(DCOO){sub 2}4D{sub 2}O. Along the antiferromagnetic zone boundary a pronounced intensity variation is found for the dominant single-magnon excitations. This variation tracks an already known zone boundary dispersion. Using polarization analysis to separate the components of the excitation spectrum, a continuum of longitudinally polarized multimagnon excitations is discovered at energies above the single-magnon branch. At low energies, the findings are well described by linear spin wave theory. At high energies, linear spin wave theory fails and instead the data are very well accounted for by state-of-the-art Quantum Monte Carlo computations. In the second part of the thesis, the spin excitation spectra of the high temperature superconductors La{sub 1.90}Sr{sub 0.10}CuO{sub 4} and La{sub 1.84}Sr{sub 0.16}Cu characterized. The main discovery is that the excitations are dispersive at both doping levels. The dispersion strongly resembles that seen in other high-T{sub c} superconductors. The presence of dispersive excitations does not require superconductivity to exist. For La{sub 1.84}Sr{sub 0.16}CuO{sub 4}, but not for La{sub 1.90}Sr{sub 0.10}CuO{sub 4}, the onset superconductivity gives rise to a spectral weight shift which displays qualitative and quantitative similarities to the resonance mode observed in other high-T{sub c} superconductors. (au)

  14. Spin structures in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    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...

  15. Neutron scattering studies of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in insulating and superconducting S = ½ systems

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    Christensen, Niels Bech

    polarized multimagnon excitations is discovered at energies above the single-magnon branch. At low energies, the findings are well described bylinear spin wave theory. At high energies, linear spin wave theory fails and instead the data are very well accounted for by state-of-the-art Quantum Monte Carlo...

  16. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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    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.

  17. Diffusive magnonic spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulators

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    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.

  18. Transformation of spin current by antiferromagnetic insulators

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    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 $\\pi/2$,...

  19. Electric probe for spin transition and fluctuation

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    Qiu, Zhiyong; Li, Jia; Hou, Dazhi; Arenholz, Elke; N'diaye, Alpha T.; Tan, Ali; Uchida, Ken-Ichi; Sato, Koji; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslov; Qiu, Z. Q.; Saitoh, Eiji

    Spin fluctuation and transition have always been one of central topics of magnetism and condense matter science. To probe them, neutron scatterings have been used as powerful tools. A part of neutrons injected into a sample is scattered by spin fluctuation inside the sample. This process transcribes the spin fluctuation onto scattering intensity, which is commonly represented by dynamical magnetic susceptibility of the sample and is maximized at magnetic phase transitions. Importantly, a neutron carries spin without electric charge, and it thus can bring spin into a sample without being disturbed by electric energy: an advantage of neutrons, although large facilities such as a nuclear reactor is necessary. Here we show that spin pumping, frequently used in nanoscale spintronic devices, provides a desktop micro probe for spin fluctuation and transition; not only a neutron beam, spin current is also a flux of spin without an electric charge and its transport reflects spin fluctuation in a sample. We demonstrate detection of anti-ferromagnetic transition in ultra-thin CoO films via frequency dependent spin-current transmission measurements.

  20. Order by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets

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    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.

  1. Terahertz Antiferromagnetic Spin Hall Nano-Oscillator

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    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.

  2. Spin-transfer torque induced spin waves in antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Daniels, Matthew; Guo, Wei; Stocks, G. Malcolm; Xiao, Di; Xiao, Jiang

    2015-03-01

    We explore the possibility of exciting spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic films by injecting spin current at the surface. We analyze both magnetically compensated and uncompensated interfaces. We find that the spin current induced spin-transfer torque can excite spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic materials and that the chirality of the excited spin wave is determined by the polarization of the injected spin current. Furthermore, the presence of magnetic surface anisotropy can greatly increase the accessibility of these excitations. Supported by NSF EFRI-1433496 (M.W.D), U.S. DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering (D.X. & G.M.S.), Major State Basic Research Project of China and National Natural Science Foundation of China (W.G. and J.X.).

  3. Transformation of spin current by antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Khymyn, Roman; Lisenkov, Ivan; Tiberkevich, Vasil S.; Slavin, Andrei N.; Ivanov, Boris A.

    2016-06-01

    It is demonstrated theoretically that a thin layer of an anisotropic antiferromagnetic (AFM) insulator can effectively conduct spin current through the 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 π /2 , there is an optimum AFM thickness for which the output spin current reaches a maximum, which can significantly exceed the magnitude of the input spin current. The spin current transfer through the AFM depends on the ambient temperature and increases substantially when temperature approaches the Néel temperature of the AFM layer.

  4. High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains

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    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...

  5. Spin dynamics in geometrically frustrated antiferromagnetic pyrochlores

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    Gardner, J. S.; Ehlers, G.; Bramwell, S. T.; Gaulin, B. D.

    2004-03-01

    We have studied the spin dynamics of several antiferromagnetic pyrochlore oxides. These magnets are geometrically frustrated and only reach their ground states at temperatures much lower than that expected from mean field theory. Here we present data on the magnetic nature, especially the spin dynamics of Tb2Ti2O7, Gd2Ti2O7 and Y2Mo2O7. In these systems the ground states are found to be very different. Y2Mo2O7 freezes completely into a spin glass-like state, Tb2Ti2O7 is a cooperative paramagnetic and remains dynamic down to 15 mK and Gd2Ti2O7 enters a unique partially ordered state at {\\sim }1 K.

  6. Anisotropic spin model of strong spin-orbit-coupled triangular antiferromagnets

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    Li, Yao-Dong; Wang, Xiaoqun; Chen, Gang

    2016-07-01

    Motivated by the recent experimental progress on the strong spin-orbit-coupled rare-earth triangular antiferromagnet, we analyze the highly anisotropic spin model that describes the interaction between the spin-orbit-entangled Kramers' doublet local moments on the triangular lattice. We apply the Luttinger-Tisza method, the classical Monte Carlo simulation, and the self-consistent spin wave theory to analyze the anisotropic spin Hamiltonian. The classical phase diagram includes the 120∘ state and two distinct stripe-ordered phases. The frustration is very strong and significantly suppresses the ordering temperature in the regimes close to the phase boundary between two ordered phases. Going beyond the semiclassical analysis, we include the quantum fluctuations of the spin moments within a self-consistent Dyson-Maleev spin-wave treatment. We find that the strong quantum fluctuations melt the magnetic order in the frustrated regions. We explore the magnetic excitations in the three different ordered phases as well as in strong magnetic fields. Our results provide a guidance for the future theoretical study of the generic model and are broadly relevant for strong spin-orbit-coupled triangular antiferromagnets such as YbMgGaO4, RCd3P3 , RZn3P3 , RCd3As3 , RZn3As3 , and R2O2CO3 .

  7. Thermal Generation of Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet.

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    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

  8. Multiple Antiferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations and Novel Evolution of Tc in Iron-Based Superconductors LaFe(As1‑xPx)(O1‑yFy) Revealed by 31P-NMR Studies

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    Shiota, Takayoshi; Mukuda, Hidekazu; Uekubo, Masahiro; Engetsu, Fuko; Yashima, Mitsuharu; Kitaoka, Yoshio; Lai, Kwing To; Usui, Hidetomo; Kuroki, Kazuhiko; Miyasaka, Shigeki; Tajima, Setsuko

    2016-05-01

    We report on 31P-NMR studies of LaFe(As1‑xPx)(O1‑yFy) over wide compositions for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 and 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.14, which provide clear evidence that antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations (AFMSFs) are one of the indispensable elements for enhancing Tc. Systematic 31P-NMR measurements revealed two types of AFMSFs in the temperature evolution, that is, one is the AFMSFs that develop rapidly down to Tc with low-energy characteristics, and the other, with relatively higher energy than the former, develops gradually upon cooling from high temperature. The low-energy AFMSFs in low y (electron doping) over a wide x (pnictogen height suppression) range are associated with the two orbitals of dxz/yz, whereas the higher-energy ones for a wide y region around low x originate from the three orbitals of dxy and dxz/yz. We remark that the nonmonotonic variation of Tc as a function of x and y in LaFe(As1‑xPx)(O1‑yFy) is attributed to these multiple AFMSFs originating from degenerated multiple 3d orbitals inherent to Fe-pnictide superconductors.

  9. Giant electrothermal conductivity and spin-phonon coupling in an antiferromagnetic oxide.

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    Chiorescu, C; Neumeier, J J; Cohn, J L

    2008-12-19

    The application of weak electric fields ( less, similar 100 V/cm) is found to dramatically enhance the lattice thermal conductivity of the antiferromagnetic insulator CaMnO3 over a broad range of temperature about the Néel ordering point (125 K). The effect is coincident with field-induced detrapping of bound electrons, suggesting that phonon scattering associated with short- and long-ranged antiferromagnetic order is suppressed in the presence of the mobilized charge. This interplay between bound charge and spin-phonon coupling might allow for the reversible control of spin fluctuations using weak external fields.

  10. Spin waves in antiferromagnetic FeF2

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    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...

  11. Magnetic correlations and quantum criticality in the insulating antiferromagnetic, insulating spin liquid, renormalized Fermi liquid, and metallic antiferromagnetic phases of the Mott system V2O3

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    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

  12. Magnetization damping in noncollinear spin valves with antiferromagnetic interlayer couplings

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    Chiba, Takahiro; Bauer, Gerrit E. W.; Takahashi, Saburo

    2015-08-01

    We study the magnetic damping in the simplest of synthetic antiferromagnets, i.e., antiferromagnetically exchange-coupled spin valves, in the presence of applied magnetic fields that enforce noncolliear magnetic configurations. We formulate the dynamic exchange of spin currents in a noncollinear texture based on the spin-diffusion theory with quantum mechanical boundary conditions at the ferrromagnet/normal-metal interfaces and derive the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equations coupled by the interlayer static and dynamic exchange interactions. We predict noncollinearity-induced additional damping that is modulated by an applied magnetic field. We compare theoretical results with published experiments.

  13. Spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves: From clean to disordered regimes

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    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.

  14. Local Spin Correlations in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets

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    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.

  15. Spin torque antiferromagnetic nanooscillator in the presence of magnetic noise

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    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.

  16. Spin waves in the block checkerboard antiferromagnetic phase

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    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.

  17. Domain-wall spin dynamics in kagome antiferromagnets.

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    Lhotel, E; Simonet, V; Ortloff, J; Canals, B; Paulsen, C; Suard, E; Hansen, T; Price, D J; Wood, P T; Powell, A K; Ballou, R

    2011-12-16

    We report magnetization and neutron scattering measurements down to 60 mK on a new family of Fe based kagome antiferromagnets, in which a strong local spin anisotropy combined with a low exchange path network connectivity lead to domain walls intersecting the kagome planes through strings of free spins. These produce unfamiliar slow spin dynamics in the ordered phase, evolving from exchange-released spin flips towards a cooperative behavior on decreasing the temperature, probably due to the onset of long-range dipolar interaction. A domain structure of independent magnetic grains is obtained that could be generic to other frustrated magnets.

  18. Magnetic Orders and Fluctuations in the Dipolar Pyrochlore Antiferromagnet

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    Cepas, Olivier; Shastry, B. Sriram

    2005-03-01

    While the classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the pyrochlore lattice does not order, we will discuss, from a theoretical standpoint, possible magnetic phases induced by the dipole-dipole interactions. Such interactions play a role in systems such as Gd2Ti2O7 or Gd2Sn2O7 in stabilizing exotic forms of magnetic order, a subject of current debate. We will also argue that the external magnetic field induces multiple transitions, one of which is associated with no obvious broken symmetry, but can be characterized by a disorder parameter. Finally, Monte-Carlo simulations and Landau-Ginzburg expansion show that the dipolar Heisenberg model exhibits a fluctuation-induced first-order transition, thanks to the frustration and a continuous set of soft modes.

  19. Spin Hall effects in metallic antiferromagnets – perspectives for future spin-orbitronics

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    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.

  20. Neutron spin-echo study of the critical dynamics of spin-5/2 antiferromagnets in two and three dimensions

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    Tseng, K. F.; Keller, T.; Walters, A. C.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Keimer, B.

    2016-07-01

    We report a neutron spin-echo study of the critical dynamics in the S =5/2 antiferromagnets MnF2 and Rb2MnF4 with three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) spin systems, respectively, in zero external field. Both compounds are Heisenberg antiferromagnets with a small uniaxial anisotropy resulting from dipolar spin-spin interactions, which leads to a crossover in the critical dynamics close to the Néel temperature, TN. By taking advantage of the μ eV energy resolution of the spin-echo spectrometer, we have determined the dynamical critical exponents z for both longitudinal and transverse fluctuations. In MnF2, both the characteristic temperature for crossover from 3D Heisenberg to 3D Ising behavior and the exponents z in both regimes are consistent with predictions from the dynamical scaling theory. The amplitude ratio of longitudinal and transverse fluctuations also agrees with predictions. In Rb2MnF4 , the critical dynamics crosses over from the expected 2D Heisenberg behavior for T ≫TN to a scaling regime with exponent z =1.387 (4 ) , which has not been predicted by theory and may indicate the influence of long-range dipolar interactions.

  1. Ultrafast spin dynamics and switching via spin transfer torque in antiferromagnets with weak ferromagnetism

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    Kim, Tae Heon; Grünberg, Peter; Han, Song Hee; Cho, Beongki

    2016-01-01

    The spin-torque driven dynamics of antiferromagnets with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) were investigated based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-Slonczewski equation with antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic order parameters (l and m, respectively). We demonstrate that antiferromagnets including DMI can be described by a 2-dimensional pendulum model of l. Because m is coupled with l, together with DMI and exchange energy, close examination of m provides fundamental understanding of its dynamics in linear and nonlinear regimes. Furthermore, we discuss magnetization reversal as a function of DMI and anisotropy energy induced by a spin current pulse. PMID:27713522

  2. Theory of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets

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    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 .

  3. Long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model for prebiotic evolution

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    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.

  4. Long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model for prebiotic evolution

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    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

  5. Antiferromagnetic phase transition and spin correlations in NiO

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    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 the strong diffuse magnetic scattering persist well above TN530 K and could still be observed at T=800 K which is about 1.5TN. We argue that the strong spin correlations above TN are due to the topological frustration of the spins on a fcc lattice. The Néel temperature is substantially reduced...... by this 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...

  6. Spinor dynamics in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 thermal Bose gas

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    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.

  7. Thermodynamics of spin- 1/2 antiferromagnet-antiferromagnet-ferromagnet and ferromagnet-ferromagnet-antiferromagnet trimerized quantum Heisenberg chains

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    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.

  8. Real space Eliashberg approach to charge order of electrons coupled to dynamic antiferromagnetic fluctuations

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    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...

  9. Spin waves in antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates.

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    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

  10. Magnetization Process of Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on a Layered Triangular Lattice

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    Yamamoto, Daisuke; Marmorini, Giacomo; Danshita, Ippei

    2016-02-01

    We study the magnetization process of the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a layered triangular lattice by means of a numerical cluster mean-field method with a scaling scheme (CMF+S). It has been known that antiferromagnetic spins on a two-dimensional (2D) triangular lattice with quantum fluctuations exhibit a one-third magnetization plateau in the magnetization curve under magnetic field. We demonstrate that the CMF+S quantitatively reproduces the magnetization curve including the stabilization of the plateau. We also discuss the effects of a finite interlayer coupling, which is unavoidable in real quasi-2D materials. It has been recently argued for a model of the layered-triangular-lattice compound Ba3CoSb2O9 that such interlayer coupling can induce an additional first-order transition at a strong field. We present the detailed CMF+S results for the magnetization and susceptibility curves of the fundamental Heisenberg Hamiltonian in the presence of magnetic field and weak antiferromagnetic interlayer coupling. The extra first-order transition appears as a quite small jump in the magnetization curve and a divergence in the susceptibility at a strong magnetic field ˜0.712 of the saturation field.

  11. A transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration

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    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.

  12. Ultrafast Band Engineering and Transient Spin Currents in Antiferromagnetic Oxides.

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    Gu, Mingqiang; Rondinelli, James M

    2016-04-29

    We report a dynamic structure and band engineering strategy with experimental protocols to induce indirect-to-direct band gap transitions and coherently oscillating pure spin-currents in three-dimensional antiferromagnets (AFM) using selective phononic excitations. In the Mott insulator LaTiO3, we show that a photo-induced nonequilibrium phonon mode amplitude destroys the spin and orbitally degenerate ground state, reduces the band gap by 160 meV and renormalizes the carrier masses. The time scale of this process is a few hundreds of femtoseconds. Then in the hole-doped correlated metallic titanate, we show how pure spin-currents can be achieved to yield spin-polarizations exceeding those observed in classic semiconductors. Last, we demonstrate the generality of the approach by applying it to the non-orbitally degenerate AFM CaMnO3. These results advance our understanding of electron-lattice interactions in structures out-of-equilibrium and establish a rational framework for designing dynamic phases that may be exploited in ultrafast optoelectronic and optospintronic devices.

  13. A quadrangular transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration

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    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.

  14. Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current

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    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.

  15. Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current

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    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.

  16. Spin waves and unidirectional anisotropy in ultra thin ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayer

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    H. Moradi

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available   In this paper a simple model calculation of spin wave is given for the ferromagtic layer in ultra thin ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayer. In this model the magnetic layer is assumed as an isolated layer but the effect of antiferromagnetic layer on ferromagnetic layer and unidirectional anisotropy, is given in the effective field applied on each spin. The thin layer is assumed as two-dimensional plate. In this model the exchange coupling and dipoles interactions are assumed in the ferromagnetic layer. The spin wave frequencies are calculated for long spin waves. The observed data is fitted into this theory. In the light of this theory, important information can be obtained about the existing fields in the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayer. These studies are very important because the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayer is used in sensors and spin valves that are used in reading data from the hard-disk of computer.

  17. Spin fluctuation theory of itinerant electron magnetism

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    Takahashi, Yoshinori

    2013-01-01

    This volume shows how collective magnetic excitations determine most of  the magnetic properties of itinerant electron magnets. Previous theories were mainly restricted to the Curie-Weiss law temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibilities. Based on the spin amplitude conservation idea including the zero-point fluctuation amplitude, this book shows that the entire temperature and magnetic field dependence of magnetization curves, even in the ground state, is determined by the effect of spin fluctuations. It also shows that the theoretical consequences are largely in agreement with many experimental observations. The readers will therefore gain a new comprehensive perspective of their unified understanding of itinerant electron magnetism.

  18. Spin-S kagome quantum antiferromagnets in a field with tensor networks

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    Picot, Thibaut; Ziegler, Marc; Orús, Román; Poilblanc, Didier

    2016-02-01

    Spin-S Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnets on the kagome lattice offer, when placed in a magnetic field, a fantastic playground to observe exotic phases of matter with (magnetic analogs of) superfluid, charge, bond, or nematic orders, or a coexistence of several of the latter. In this context, we have obtained the (zero-temperature) phase diagrams up to S =2 directly in the thermodynamic limit owing to infinite projected entangled pair states, a tensor network numerical tool. We find incompressible phases characterized by a magnetization plateau versus field and stabilized by spontaneous breaking of point group or lattice translation symmetry(ies). The nature of such phases may be semiclassical, as the plateaus at the 1/3th ,(1-2/9S)th, and (1-1/9S)th of the saturated magnetization (the latter followed by a macroscopic magnetization jump), or fully quantum as the spin-1/2 1/9 plateau exhibiting a coexistence of charge and bond orders. Upon restoration of the spin rotation U (1 ) symmetry, a finite compressibility appears, although lattice symmetry breaking persists. For integer spin values we also identify spin gapped phases at low enough fields, such as the S =2 (topologically trivial) spin liquid with no symmetry breaking, neither spin nor lattice.

  19. Spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnetic textures: Efficiency and quantification method

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    Yamane, Yuta; Ieda, Jun'ichi; Sinova, Jairo

    2016-08-01

    We formulate a theory of spin-transfer torques in textured antiferromagnets, which covers the small to large limits of the exchange coupling energy relative to the kinetic energy of the intersublattice electron dynamics. Our theory suggests a natural definition of the efficiency of spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnets in terms of well-defined material parameters, revealing that the charge current couples predominantly to the antiferromagnetic order parameter and the sublattice-canting moment in, respectively, the limits of large and small exchange coupling. The effects can be quantified by analyzing the antiferromagnetic spin-wave dispersions in the presence of charge current: in the limit of large exchange coupling the spin-wave Doppler shift always occurs, whereas, in the opposite limit, the only spin-wave modes to react to the charge current are ones that carry a pronounced sublattice-canting moment. The findings offer a framework for understanding and designing spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnets belonging to different classes of sublattice structures such as, e.g., bipartite and layered antiferromagnets.

  20. A spin-valve-like magnetoresistance of an antiferromagnet-based tunnel junction.

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    Park, B G; Wunderlich, J; Martí, X; Holý, V; Kurosaki, Y; Yamada, M; Yamamoto, H; Nishide, A; Hayakawa, J; Takahashi, H; Shick, A B; Jungwirth, T

    2011-05-01

    A spin valve is a microelectronic device in which high- and low-resistance states are realized by using both the charge and spin of carriers. Spin-valve structures used in modern hard-drive read heads and magnetic random access memoriescomprise two ferromagnetic electrodes whose relative magnetization orientations can be switched between parallel and antiparallel configurations, yielding the desired giant or tunnelling magnetoresistance effect. Here we demonstrate more than 100% spin-valve-like signal in a NiFe/IrMn/MgO/Pt stack with an antiferromagnet on one side and a non-magnetic metal on the other side of the tunnel barrier. Ferromagneticmoments in NiFe are reversed by external fields of approximately 50  mT or less, and the exchange-spring effect of NiFe on IrMn induces rotation of antiferromagnetic moments in IrMn, which is detected by the measured tunnelling anisotropic magnetoresistance. Our work demonstrates a spintronic element whose transport characteristics are governed by an antiferromagnet. It demonstrates that sensitivity to low magnetic fields can be combined with large, spin-orbit-coupling-induced magnetotransport anisotropy using a single magnetic electrode. The antiferromagnetic tunnelling anisotropic magnetoresistance provides a means to study magnetic characteristics of antiferromagnetic films by an electronic-transport measurement. PMID:21399629

  1. Temperature Evolution of Spin Fluctuations in FeAs

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    Podlesnyak, A.; Ehlers, G.; Tóth, S.; Gofryk, K.; Sefat, A. S.

    2015-03-01

    The discovery of superconductivity (SC) in iron pnictides has opened a new stage in SC research. The superconducting state appears in iron pnictides with doping in metallic parent compounds. This is an important difference to the cuprates, which exhibit SC near a correlated insulating state. Therefore, the nature of the magnetism in the simplest iron pnictide - binary FeAs - is of fundamental importance for understanding the interplay between localized and itinerant magnetism and superconductivity in these materials. We use inelastic neutron scattering to map spin wave excitations in the monoarsenide FeAs at temperatures above and below the antiferromagnetic transition TN ~ 70 K. We find magnetic excitation spectrum near the Néel temperature to be strongly different from the spectrum in the ground state. Near the transition temperature, magnetic fluctuations clearly indicate two-dimensional character in an intrinsically three-dimensional (3D) system. On the other hand, at low temperature, spin waves in FeAs are anisotropic 3D, suggesting a crossover from two-dimensional to three-dimensional character. Work at ORNL was sponsored by the US DOE Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (AP, GE) and Materials Science and Engineering Division (KG, AS).

  2. Large inverse spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnetic metal Ir20Mn80

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    Mendes, J. B. S.; Cunha, R. O.; Alves Santos, O.; Ribeiro, P. R. T.; Machado, F. L. A.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.; Rezende, S. M.

    2014-04-01

    A spin current is usually detected by converting it into a charge current through the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE) in thin layers of a nonmagnetic metal with large spin-orbit coupling, such as Pt, Pd, and Ta. Here we demonstrate that Ir20Mn80, a high-temperature antiferromagnetic metal that is commonly employed in spin-valve devices, exhibits a large inverse spin Hall effect, as recently predicted theoretically. We present results of experiments in which the spin currents are generated either by microwave spin pumping or by the spin Seebeck effect in bilayers of singe-crystal yttrium iron garnet (YIG)/Ir20Mn80 and compare them with measurements in YIG/Pt bilayers. The results of both measurements are consistent, showing that Ir20Mn80 has a spin Hall angle similar to Pt, and that it is an efficient spin-current detector.

  3. Intrinsic life-time and external manipulation of Néel states in antiferromagnetic adatom spins on semiconductor surfaces

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    It has been proposed that antiferromagnetic Fe adatom spins on semiconductor Cu–N surfaces can be used to store information (Loth et al 2012 Science 335 196). Here, we investigate spin dynamics of such antiferromagnetic systems through Monte Carlo simulations. We find out the temperature and size laws of switching rates of Néel states and show that the Néel states can become stable enough for the information storage when the number of spins reaches one or two dozens of the Fe spins. We also explore promising methods for manipulating the Néel states. These could help realize information storage with such antiferromagnetic spin systems. (paper)

  4. Intrinsic life-time and external manipulation of Néel states in antiferromagnetic adatom spins on semiconductor surfaces

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    Li, Jun; Liu, Bang-Gui

    2015-06-01

    It has been proposed that antiferromagnetic Fe adatom spins on semiconductor Cu-N surfaces can be used to store information (Loth et al 2012 Science 335 196). Here, we investigate spin dynamics of such antiferromagnetic systems through Monte Carlo simulations. We find out the temperature and size laws of switching rates of Néel states and show that the Néel states can become stable enough for the information storage when the number of spins reaches one or two dozens of the Fe spins. We also explore promising methods for manipulating the Néel states. These could help realize information storage with such antiferromagnetic spin systems.

  5. Vectorial mapping of noncollinear antiferromagnetic structure of semiconducting FeSe surface with spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Antiferromagnetic semiconductors gain increasing interest due to their possible application in spintronics. Using spin polarized scanning tunneling microscopy operating in a vector field, we mapped the noncollinear antiferromagnetic spin structure of a semiconducting hexagonal FeSe surface on the atomic scale. The surface possesses an in-plane compensated Néel structure which is further confirmed by first-principles calculations

  6. Vectorial mapping of noncollinear antiferromagnetic structure of semiconducting FeSe surface with spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Zhang, K. F.; Yang, Fang; Song, Y. R. [Key Laboratory of Artificial Structures and Quantum Control (Ministry of Education), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Zhang, Xiaole [Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); The State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Chen, Xianfeng [The State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Liu, Canhua; Qian, Dong; Gao, C. L., E-mail: clgao@sjtu.edu.cn; Jia, Jin-Feng [Key Laboratory of Artificial Structures and Quantum Control (Ministry of Education), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing (China); Luo, Weidong, E-mail: wdluo@sjtu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Artificial Structures and Quantum Control (Ministry of Education), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing (China)

    2016-02-08

    Antiferromagnetic semiconductors gain increasing interest due to their possible application in spintronics. Using spin polarized scanning tunneling microscopy operating in a vector field, we mapped the noncollinear antiferromagnetic spin structure of a semiconducting hexagonal FeSe surface on the atomic scale. The surface possesses an in-plane compensated Néel structure which is further confirmed by first-principles calculations.

  7. Multi-orbital quantum antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides-effective spin couplings and quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization.

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    Ghosh, Sayandip; Raghuvanshi, Nimisha; Mohapatra, Shubhajyoti; Kumar, Ashish; Singh, Avinash

    2016-09-14

    Effective spin couplings and spin fluctuation induced quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization are obtained in the [Formula: see text] AF state of a realistic three-orbital interacting electron model involving xz, yz and xy Fe 3d orbitals, providing insight into the multi-orbital quantum antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides. The xy orbital is found to be mainly responsible for the generation of strong ferromagnetic spin coupling in the b direction, which is critically important to fully account for the spin wave dispersion as measured in inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The ferromagnetic spin coupling is strongly suppressed as the xy band approaches half filling, and is ascribed to particle-hole exchange in the partially filled xy band. The strongest AF spin coupling in the a direction is found to be in the orbital off-diagonal sector involving the xz and xy orbitals. First order quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization are evaluated for the three orbitals, and yield a significant [Formula: see text] average reduction from the Hartree-Fock value. PMID:27406889

  8. Room temperature spin-polarizations of Mn-based antiferromagnetic nanoelectrodes

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    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.

  9. Quantum-critical fluctuations in 2D metals: strange metals and superconductivity in antiferromagnets and in cuprates

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    Varma, Chandra M.

    2016-08-01

    The anomalous transport and thermodynamic properties in the quantum-critical region, in the cuprates, and in the quasi-two dimensional Fe-based superconductors and heavy-fermion compounds, have the same temperature dependences. This can occur only if, despite their vast microscopic differences, a common statistical mechanical model describes their phase transitions. The antiferromagnetic (AFM)-ic models for the latter two, just as the loop-current model for the cuprates, map to the dissipative XY model. The solution of this model in (2+1)D reveals that the critical fluctuations are determined by topological excitations, vortices and a variety of instantons, and not by renormalized spin-wave theories of the Landau–Ginzburg–Wilson type, adapted by Moriya, Hertz and others for quantum-criticality. The absorptive part of the fluctuations is a separable function of momentum \\mathbf{q} , measured from the ordering vector, and of the frequency ω and the temperature T which scale as \\tanh (ω /2T) at criticality. Direct measurements of the fluctuations by neutron scattering in the quasi-two-dimensional heavy fermion and Fe-based compounds, near their antiferromagnetic quantum critical point, are consistent with this form. Such fluctuations, together with the vertex coupling them to fermions, lead to a marginal fermi-liquid, with the imaginary part of the self-energy \\propto \\text{max}(ω,T) for all momenta, a resistivity \\propto T , a T\\ln T contribution to the specific heat, and other singular fermi-liquid properties common to these diverse compounds, as well as to d-wave superconductivity. This is explicitly verified, in the cuprates, by analysis of the pairing and the normal self-energy directly extracted from the recent high resolution angle resolved photoemission measurements. This reveals, in agreement with the theory, that the frequency dependence of the attractive irreducible particle–particle vertex in the d-wave channel is the same as the irreducible

  10. Quantum-critical fluctuations in 2D metals: strange metals and superconductivity in antiferromagnets and in cuprates

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    Varma, Chandra M.

    2016-08-01

    The anomalous transport and thermodynamic properties in the quantum-critical region, in the cuprates, and in the quasi-two dimensional Fe-based superconductors and heavy-fermion compounds, have the same temperature dependences. This can occur only if, despite their vast microscopic differences, a common statistical mechanical model describes their phase transitions. The antiferromagnetic (AFM)-ic models for the latter two, just as the loop-current model for the cuprates, map to the dissipative XY model. The solution of this model in (2+1)D reveals that the critical fluctuations are determined by topological excitations, vortices and a variety of instantons, and not by renormalized spin-wave theories of the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson type, adapted by Moriya, Hertz and others for quantum-criticality. The absorptive part of the fluctuations is a separable function of momentum \\mathbf{q} , measured from the ordering vector, and of the frequency ω and the temperature T which scale as \\tanh (ω /2T) at criticality. Direct measurements of the fluctuations by neutron scattering in the quasi-two-dimensional heavy fermion and Fe-based compounds, near their antiferromagnetic quantum critical point, are consistent with this form. Such fluctuations, together with the vertex coupling them to fermions, lead to a marginal fermi-liquid, with the imaginary part of the self-energy \\propto \\text{max}(ω,T) for all momenta, a resistivity \\propto T , a T\\ln T contribution to the specific heat, and other singular fermi-liquid properties common to these diverse compounds, as well as to d-wave superconductivity. This is explicitly verified, in the cuprates, by analysis of the pairing and the normal self-energy directly extracted from the recent high resolution angle resolved photoemission measurements. This reveals, in agreement with the theory, that the frequency dependence of the attractive irreducible particle-particle vertex in the d-wave channel is the same as the irreducible

  11. Antiferromagnetic Spin Coupling between Rare Earth Adatoms and Iron Islands Probed by Spin-Polarized Tunneling.

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    Coffey, David; Diez-Ferrer, José Luis; Serrate, David; Ciria, Miguel; de la Fuente, César; Arnaudas, José Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    High-density magnetic storage or quantum computing could be achieved using small magnets with large magnetic anisotropy, a requirement that rare-earth iron alloys fulfill in bulk. This compelling property demands a thorough investigation of the magnetism in low dimensional rare-earth iron structures. Here, we report on the magnetic coupling between 4f single atoms and a 3d magnetic nanoisland. Thulium and lutetium adatoms deposited on iron monolayer islands pseudomorphically grown on W(110) have been investigated at low temperature with scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. The spin-polarized current indicates that both kind of adatoms have in-plane magnetic moments, which couple antiferromagnetically with their underlying iron islands. Our first-principles calculations explain the observed behavior, predicting an antiparallel coupling of the induced 5d electrons magnetic moment of the lanthanides with the 3d magnetic moment of iron, as well as their in-plane orientation, and pointing to a non-contribution of 4f electrons to the spin-polarized tunneling processes in rare earths. PMID:26333417

  12. Thermodynamic and Neutron Scattering Study of the Spin-1/2 Kagome Antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2: A Quantum Spin Liquid System

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    Han, Tianheng

    New physics, such as a quantum spin liquid, can emerge in systems where quantum fluctuations are enhanced due to reduced dimensionality and strong frustration . The realization of a quantum spin liquid in two-dimensions would represent a new state of matter. It is believed that spin liquid physics plays a role in the phenomenon of high-Tc superconductivity, and the topological properties of the spin liquid state may have applications in the field of quantum information. The Zn-paratacamite family, ZnxCu4-- x(OH)6Cl2 for x > 0.33, is an ideal system to look for such an exotic state in the form of antiferromagnetic Cu 2 + kagome planes. The x = 1 end member, named herbertsmithite, has shown promising spin liquid properties from prior studies on powder samples. Here we show a new synthesis by which high-quality centimeter-sized single crystals of Znparatacamite have been produced for the first time. Neutron and synchrotron xray diffraction experiments indicate no structural transition down to T = 2 K. The magnetic susceptibility both perpendicular and parallel to the kagome plane has been measured for the x = 1 sample. A small, temperature-dependent anisotropy has been observed, where chi z / chip > 1 at high temperatures and chiz / chip fingerprint of the quantum spin liquid state in herbertsmithite. (Copies available exclusively from MIT Libraries, libraries.mit.edu/docs - docs mit.edu)

  13. Transition from the Z2 spin liquid to antiferromagnetic order: Spectrum on the torus

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    Whitsitt, Seth; Sachdev, Subir

    2016-08-01

    We describe the finite-size spectrum in the vicinity of the quantum critical point between a Z2 spin liquid and a coplanar antiferromagnet on the torus. We obtain the universal evolution of all low-lying states in an antiferromagnet with global SU(2) spin rotation symmetry, as it moves from the fourfold topological degeneracy in a gapped Z2 spin liquid to the Anderson "tower-of-states" in the ordered antiferromagnet. Due to the existence of nontrivial order on either side of this transition, this critical point cannot be described in a conventional Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson framework. Instead, it is described by a theory involving fractionalized degrees of freedom known as the O (4) * model, whose spectrum is altered in a significant way by its proximity to a topologically ordered phase. We compute the spectrum by relating it to the spectrum of the O (4 ) Wilson-Fisher fixed point on the torus, modified with a selection rule on the states, and with nontrivial boundary conditions corresponding to topological sectors in the spin liquid. The spectrum of the critical O (2 N ) model is calculated directly at N =∞ , which then allows a reconstruction of the full spectrum of the O (2N ) * model at leading order in 1 /N . This spectrum is a unique characteristic of the vicinity of a fractionalized quantum critical point, as well as a universal signature of the existence of proximate Z2 topological and antiferromagnetically ordered phases, and can be compared with numerical computations on quantum antiferromagnets on two-dimensional lattices.

  14. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parity-broken ground state for the spin-1 pyrochlore antiferromagnet

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    Yamashita, Yasufumi; Ueda, Kazuo; Sigrist, Manfred

    2001-12-01

    The ground-state properties of the spin-1 pyrochlore antiferromagnet are studied by applying the VBS-like tetrahedron-unit decomposition to the original spin system. The symmetrization required on every vertex is taken into account by introducing a ferromagnetic coupling. The pairwise effective Hamiltonian between the adjacent tetrahedrons is obtained by considering the next nearest neighbour and the third neighbour exchange interactions. We find that the transverse component of the spin chirality exhibits a long-range order, breaking the parity symmetry of the tetrahedral group, while the chirality itself is not broken.

  15. Dynamic selective switching in antiferromagnetically-coupled bilayers close to the spin reorientation transition

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    Fernández-Pacheco, A., E-mail: af457@cam.ac.uk; Mansell, R.; Petit, D.; Lee, J. H.; Cowburn, R. P. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Ummelen, F. C.; Swagten, H. J. M. [Department of Applied Physics, Center for NanoMaterials, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2014-09-01

    We have designed a bilayer synthetic antiferromagnet where the order of layer reversal can be selected by varying the sweep rate of the applied magnetic field. The system is formed by two ultra-thin ferromagnetic layers with different proximities to the spin reorientation transition, coupled antiferromagnetically using Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interactions. The different dynamic magnetic reversal behavior of both layers produces a crossover in their switching fields for field rates in the kOe/s range. This effect is due to the different effective anisotropy of both layers, added to an appropriate asymmetric antiferromagnetic coupling between them. Field-rate controlled selective switching of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy layers as shown here can be exploited in sensing and memory applications.

  16. Spin Liquid State in the 3D Frustrated Antiferromagnet PbCuTe_{2}O_{6}: NMR and Muon Spin Relaxation Studies.

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    Khuntia, P; Bert, F; Mendels, P; Koteswararao, B; Mahajan, A V; Baenitz, M; Chou, F C; Baines, C; Amato, A; Furukawa, Y

    2016-03-11

    PbCuTe_{2}O_{6} is a rare example of a spin liquid candidate featuring a three-dimensional magnetic lattice. Strong geometric frustration arises from the dominant antiferromagnetic interaction that generates a hyperkagome network of Cu^{2+} ions although additional interactions enhance the magnetic lattice connectivity. Through a combination of magnetization measurements and local probe investigations by NMR and muon spin relaxation down to 20 mK, we provide robust evidence for the absence of magnetic freezing in the ground state. The local spin susceptibility probed by the NMR shift hardly deviates from the macroscopic one down to 1 K pointing to a homogeneous magnetic system with a low defect concentration. The saturation of the NMR shift and the sublinear power law temperature (T) evolution of the 1/T_{1} NMR relaxation rate at low T point to a nonsinglet ground state favoring a gapless fermionic description of the magnetic excitations. Below 1 K a pronounced slowing down of the spin dynamics is witnessed, which may signal a reconstruction of spinon Fermi surface. Nonetheless, the compound remains in a fluctuating spin liquid state down to the lowest temperature of the present investigation. PMID:27015508

  17. The ground state of a spin-1 anti-ferromagnetic atomic condensate for Heisenberg limited metrology

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    Wu, Ling-Na; You, Li

    2016-05-01

    The ground state of a spin-1 atomic condensate with anti-ferromagnetic interaction can be applied to quantum metrology approaching the Heisenberg limit. Unlike a ferromagnetic condensate state where individual atomic spins are aligned in the same direction, atoms in an anti-ferromagnetic ground state condensate exist as spin singlet pairs, whose inherent correlation promises metrological precisions beyond the standard quantum limit (SQL) for uncorrelated atoms. The degree of improvement over the SQL is measured by quantum Fisher information (QFI), whose dependence on the ratio of linear Zeeman shift p to spin-dependent atomic interaction c is studied. At a typical value of p = 0 . 4 c corresponding to a magnetic field of 28 . 6 μ G with c = h × 50 Hz (for 23 Na atom condensate in the F = 1 state at a typical density of ~1014cm-3), the scaled QFI can reach ~ 0 . 48 N , which is close to the limits of N for NooN state, or 0 . 5 N for twin-Fock state. We hope our work will stimulate experimental efforts towards reaching the anti-ferromagnetic condensate ground state at extremely low magnetic fields.

  18. Thermal fluctuations in novel artificial spin ice

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    Stopfel, Henry; Ostman, Erik; Stein, Aaron; Arnalds, Unnar; Kapaklis, Vassilios; Hjorvarsson, Bjorgvin

    2015-03-01

    Artificial spin ice(ASI) is used as a model material to investigate frustrated systems. The square and kagome ASI has been extensively investigated since there discovery. Novel ASI structures like the Shakti lattice, have been proposed and already realized. In this structure what is not an adaption of natural magnetic materials the lattice topology leads to a high degree of degeneracy. We present here the results of Photoemission electron microscopy (using XMCD) to image the magnetization of nano-islands in a Shakti ASI. By using a three layer of Pd-Fe-Pd we can tune the Curie temperature of our magnetic material by varying the thickness of the Fe-layer. Beside a statistical analysis of the frozen-in ground state, we present also a temperature series, in which we could visualize the two energy levels of the small and large islands and due to this the different blocking temperatures for these islands. The comparison of these measurements with previous measurements on squared ASI give us a better understanding of the magnetic ordering and the thermal fluctuations in the novel Shakti ASI. Materials Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden.

  19. Spin-polarized valley Hall effect in ultrathin silicon nanomembrane via interlayer antiferromagnetic coupling

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    Sun, Jia-Tao; Wang, Zhengfei; Meng, S.; Du, Shixuan; Liu, F.; Gao, H.-J.

    2016-09-01

    Fundamental understanding of two-dimensional materials has spurred a surge in the search for topological quantum phase associated with the valley degree of freedom (VDOF). We discuss a spin-polarized version to the VDOF in which spin degeneracy is broken by the antiferromagnetic exchange coupling (LAFM) between opposite layers of the quasi-two-dimensional silicon nanomembrane (SiNM). Based on first principles calculations, we found that the LAFM state in SiNM can lead to metal-insulator transition (MIT). The broken degeneracy of spin degree of freedom in this insulating state of ultrathin SiNM may differ for different valleys, so that the SiNM can be exploited to produce the spatially separated spin and valley currents. We propose that the tunable spin-polarized valley photocurrents can be generated in an experimentally feasible ellipsometry setup. Our work shows promise for the development of spintronic and valleytronic devices compatible with current silicon industry.

  20. The antiferromagnetic cross-coupled spin ladder: Quantum fidelity and tensor networks approach

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    Chen, Xi-Hao; Cho, Sam Young; Zhou, Huan-Qiang; Batchelor, Murray T.

    2016-05-01

    We investigate the phase diagram of the cross-coupled Heisenberg spin ladder with antiferromagnetic couplings. For this model, the results for the existence of the columnar dimer phase, which was predicted on the basis of weak coupling field theory renormalization group arguments, have been conflicting. The numerical work on this model has been based on various approaches, including exact diagonalization, series expansions and density-matrix renormalization group calculations. Using the recently-developed tensor network states and groundstate fidelity approach for quantum spin ladders, we find no evidence for the existence of the columnar dimer phase. We also provide an argument based on the symmetry of the Hamiltonian, which suggests that the phase diagram for antiferromagnetic couplings consists of a single line separating the rung-singlet and the Haldane phases.

  1. Spin-Lattice-Coupled Order in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on the Pyrochlore Lattice

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    Aoyama, Kazushi; Kawamura, Hikaru

    2016-06-01

    Effects of local lattice distortions on the spin ordering are investigated for the antiferromagnetic classical Heisenberg model on the pyrochlore lattice. It is found by Monte Carlo simulations that the spin-lattice coupling (SLC) originating from site phonons induces a first-order transition into two different types of collinear magnetic ordered states. The state realized at the stronger SLC is cubic symmetric characterized by the magnetic (1/2 ,1/2 ,1/2 ) Bragg peaks, while that at the weaker SLC is tetragonal symmetric characterized by the (1,1,0) ones, each accompanied by the commensurate local lattice distortions. Experimental implications to chromium spinels are discussed.

  2. Effects of thermal magnetic fluctuations on spin transport in Pt

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    Freeman, Ryan; Zholud, Andrei; Cao, Rongxing; Urazhdin, Sergei

    Despite extensive studies and applications of Pt as a spin Hall material in spintronic devices, its spin-dependent transport properties are still debated. We present a comprehensive experimental study of spin transport in Pt, utilizing measurements of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in nanoscale Permalloy (Py)-based spin valves with Pt inserted in the nonmagnetic spacer. The spin diffusion length and the interfacial spin flipping coefficients are extracted from the dependence of MR on the Pt thickness. For samples with Pt separated from Py by Cu spacers, the spin diffusion length is 6 nm at 7K, and decreases to 3 nm at room temperature. The interfacial spin flipping decreases with increasing temperature, resulting in nonmonotonic temperature dependence of MR in samples with thin Pt. In contrast, in samples with Pt in direct contact with Py, we do not observe such a nonmonotonic dependence, and the spin diffusion length is significantly larger than in samples with Pt surrounded by Cu spacers. Our results indicate a large effect of the giant paramagnetic fluctuations in the nearly ferromagnetic Pt. These fluctuations are suppressed due to the proximity magnetism when Pt is in contact with Py, resulting in enhanced spin diffusion length and reduced spin flipping at the Pt interfaces. These observations indicate the need for a critical revision of spin transport and spin Hall-related properties of Pt-based structures. Supported by NSF ECCS-1305586.

  3. Antiferromagnetic nuclear spin helix and topological superconductivity in 13C nanotubes

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    Hsu, Chen-Hsuan; Stano, Peter; Klinovaja, Jelena; Loss, Daniel

    2015-12-01

    We investigate the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RKKY) interaction arising from the hyperfine coupling between localized nuclear spins and conduction electrons in interacting 13C carbon nanotubes. Using the Luttinger liquid formalism, we show that the RKKY interaction is sublattice dependent, consistent with the spin susceptibility calculation in noninteracting carbon nanotubes, and it leads to an antiferromagnetic nuclear spin helix in finite-size systems. The transition temperature reaches up to tens of mK, due to a strong boost by a positive feedback through the Overhauser field from ordered nuclear spins. Similar to GaAs nanowires, the formation of the helical nuclear spin order gaps out half of the conduction electrons, and is therefore observable as a reduction of conductance by a factor of 2 in a transport experiment. The nuclear spin helix leads to a density wave combining spin and charge degrees of freedom in the electron subsystem, resulting in synthetic spin-orbit interaction, which induces nontrivial topological phases. As a result, topological superconductivity with Majorana fermion bound states can be realized in the system in the presence of proximity-induced superconductivity without the need of fine tuning the chemical potential. We present the phase diagram as a function of system parameters, including the pairing gaps, the gap due to the nuclear spin helix, and the Zeeman field perpendicular to the helical plane.

  4. Spin frustration effects in an odd-member antiferromagnetic ring and the magnetic Mobius strip

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    Cador, Olivier [Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism, Department of Chemistry and UdR INSTM, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Lastruccia n. 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Gatteschi, Dante [Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism, Department of Chemistry and UdR INSTM, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Lastruccia n. 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Sessoli, Roberta [Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism, Department of Chemistry and UdR INSTM, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via Lastruccia n. 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy)]. E-mail: roberta.sessoli@unifi.it; Barra, Anne-Laure [Laboratoire des Champs Magnetiques Intenses-CNRS, F-38042 Grenoble Cede 9 (France); Timco, Grigore A. [Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Winpenny, Richard E.P. [Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

    2005-04-15

    The magnetic properties of the first odd-member antiferromagnetic ring comprising eight chromium(III) ions, S=32 spins, and one nickel(II) ion, S=1 spin, are investigated. The ring possesses an even number of unpaired electrons and a S=0 ground state but, due to competing AF interactions, the first excited spin states are close in energy. The spin frustrated ring is visualized by a Mobius strip. The 'knot' of the strip represents the region of the ring where the AF interactions are more frustrated. In the particular case of this bimetallic ring electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) has unambiguously shown that the frustration is delocalized on the chromium chain, while the antiparallel alignment is more rigid at the nickel site.

  5. Magnetic ordering in tetragonal FeS: Evidence for strong itinerant spin fluctuations

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    Kwon, K.D.; Refson, K.; Bone, S.; Qiao, R.; Yang, W.; Liu, Z.; Sposito, G.

    2010-11-01

    Mackinawite is a naturally occurring layer-type FeS mineral important in biogeochemical cycles and, more recently, in the development of microbial fuel cells. Conflicting results have been published as to the magnetic properties of this mineral, with Moessbauer spectroscopy indicating no magnetic ordering down to 4.2 K but density functional theory (DFT) predicting an antiferromagnetic ground state, similar to the Fe-based high-temperature superconductors with which it is isostructural and for which it is known that magnetism is suppressed by strong itinerant spin fluctuations. We investigated this latter possibility for mackinawite using photoemission spectroscopy, near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, and DFT computations. Our Fe 3{sub s} core-level photoemission spectrum of mackinawite showed a clear exchange-energy splitting (2.9 eV) consistent with a 1 {micro}{sub B} magnetic moment on the Fe ions, while the Fe L-edge x-ray absorption spectrum indicated rather delocalized Fe 3{sub d} electrons in mackinawite similar to those in Fe metal. Our DFT computations demonstrated that the ground state of mackinawite is single-stripe antiferromagnetic, with an Fe magnetic moment (2.7 {micro}{sub B}) that is significantly larger than the experimental estimate and has a strong dependence on the S height and lattice parameters. All of these trends signal the existence of strong itinerant spin fluctuations. If spin fluctuations prove to be mediators of electron pairing, we conjecture that mackinawite may be one of the simplest Fe-based superconductors.

  6. d-wave superconductivity, antiferromagnetism and spin liquid in quasi-two-dimensional organic superconductors

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    P. Sahebsara

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available   The self-energy-functional approach is a powerful many-body tool to investigate different broken symmetry phases of strongly correlated electron systems. We use the variational cluster perturbation theory (also called the variational cluster approximation to investigate the interplay between the antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity of κ-(ET2 X conductors. These compounds are described by the so-called dimer Hubbard model, with various values of the on-site repulsion U and diagonal hopping amplitude t. At strong coupling, our zero-temperature calculations show a transition from Néel antiferromagnetism to a spin-liquid phase with no long range order, at around t ~ 0.9. At lower values of U, we find d-wave superconductivity. Taking into account the point group symmetries of the lattice, we find a transition between dx2-y2 and dxy pairing symmetries, the latter happening for smaller values of U.

  7. Spin wave dynamics in Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes

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    Mi, Bin-Zhou

    2016-09-01

    The spin wave dynamics, including the magnetization, spin wave dispersion relation, and energy level splitting, of Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes are systematically calculated by use of the double-time Green's function method within the random phase approximation. The role of temperature, diameter of the tube, and wave vector on spin wave energy spectrum and energy level splitting are carefully analyzed. There are two categories of spin wave modes, which are quantized and degenerate, and the total number of independent magnon branches is dependent on diameter of the tube, caused by the physical symmetry of nanotubes. Moreover, the number of flat spin wave modes increases with diameter of the tube rising. The spin wave energy and the energy level splitting decrease with temperature rising, and become zero as temperature reaches the critical point. At any temperature, the energy level splitting varies with wave vector, and for a larger wave vector it is smaller. When pb=π, the boundary of first Brillouin zone, spin wave energies are degenerate, and the energy level splittings are zero.

  8. Competition between Neel order and spin-singlet formation in low-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets

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    Full text: In some low-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets a transition can occur between a Neel ordered ground state, characterised by gapless excitations and long range correlations, and a disordered ground state with a gap and short range correlations. The disordered phase is characterised by strong singlet formation on pairs of neighbouring spins. We have used a new analytic many body approach together with numerical series and exact diagonalisation methods to study such transitions in 1. a bilayer Heisenberg system 2. a spin analogue of the Kondo lattice model at half filling. A Letter on this work has been published. The analytic method is based on a 'bond operator' representation for spins which is used to transform the problem to an interacting Bose gas with a hardcore repulsion which is treated exactly. The results are in excellent agreement with numerical estimates, and represent a significant improvement on previous calculations

  9. Spin liquid nature in the Heisenberg J1-J2 triangular antiferromagnet

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    Iqbal, Yasir; Hu, Wen-Jun; Thomale, Ronny; Poilblanc, Didier; Becca, Federico

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the triangular lattice in the presence of nearest-neighbor J1 and next-nearest-neighbor J2 antiferromagnetic couplings. Motivated by recent findings from density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) claiming the existence of a gapped spin liquid with signatures of spontaneously broken lattice point group symmetry [Zhu and White, Phys. Rev. B 92, 041105 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.041105 and Hu, Gong, Zhu, and Sheng, Phys. Rev. B 92, 140403 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.140403], we employ the variational Monte Carlo (VMC) approach to analyze the model from an alternative perspective that considers both magnetically ordered and paramagnetic trial states. We find a quantum paramagnet in the regime 0.08 ≲J2/J1≲0.16 , framed by 120∘ coplanar (stripe collinear) antiferromagnetic order for smaller (larger) J2/J1 . By considering the optimization of spin-liquid wave functions of a different gauge group and lattice point group content as derived from Abrikosov mean-field theory, we obtain the gapless U(1 ) Dirac spin liquid as the energetically most preferable state in comparison to all symmetric or nematic gapped Z2 spin liquids so far advocated by DMRG. Moreover, by the application of few Lanczos iterations, we find the energy to be the same as the DMRG result within error bars. To further resolve the intriguing disagreement between VMC and DMRG, we complement our methodological approach by the pseudofermion functional renormalization group (PFFRG) to compare the spin structure factors for the paramagnetic regime calculated by VMC, DMRG, and PFFRG. This model promises to be an ideal test bed for future numerical refinements in tracking the long-range correlations in frustrated magnets.

  10. Coherent spin control by electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations

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    Jing WANG; Liu, Ren-Bao; Zhu, B. -F.; Sham, L. J.; Steel, D. G.

    2009-01-01

    In coherent control, electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations usually cause coherence loss through irreversible spontaneous emission. However, since the dissipation via emission is essentially due to correlation of the fluctuations, when emission ends in a superposition of multiple final states, correlation between different pathways may build up if the "which-way" information is not fully resolved (i.e., the emission spectrum is broader than the transition energy range). Such correlation can be e...

  11. Phase Diagram in a Random Mixture of Two Antiferromagnets with Competing Spin Anisotropies. I

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    Someya, Yoshiko

    1981-12-01

    The phase diagram of a random mixture of two antiferromagnets with competing spin anisotropies (A1-xBx) has been analyzed by extending the theory of Matsubara and Inawashiro, and Oguchi and Ishikawa. In the model assumed, the anisotropy energies are expressed by the anisotropic exchange interactions. According to this formulation, it has been shown that the concentration dependence of TN becomes a function of \\includegraphics{dummy.eps}, where P, Q=A, B; SP is a magnitude of P-spin, and JPQη is a η component of exchange integral between P- and Q-spin). Further, the phase boundary between an AF phase and an OAF (oblique antiferromagnetic) phase at T{=}0 K has been shown to be determined by α({\\equiv}SB/SA), if \\includegraphics{dummy.eps} are given. The obtained phase diagrams for Fe1-xCoxCl2, K2Mn1-xFexF4 and Fe1-xCoxCl2\\cdot2H2O are compared with the experimental ones.

  12. Quantum entanglement in trimer spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains with antiferromagnetic coupling

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    Del Cima, O M; da Silva, S L L

    2015-01-01

    The quantum entanglement measure is determined, for the first time, for antiferromagnetic trimer spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains. The physical quantity proposed to measure the entanglement is the distance between states by adopting the Hilbert-Schmidt norm. The method is applied to the new magnetic Cu(II) trimer system, 2b.3CuCl_2.2H_2O, and to the trinuclear Cu(II) halide salt, (3MAP)_2Cu_2Cl_8. The decoherence temperature, above which the entanglement is suppressed, is determined for the both systems. A correlation among their decoherence temperatures and their respective exchange coupling constants is established.

  13. Specific Heat of the Spin-1/2 Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chain

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    云国宏; 梁希侠

    2001-01-01

    A simple analytic theory of thermodynamics at finite temperature for the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain is proposed based on the picture of the particle-hole pair excitations. The dispersion relation of the particle-hole pairs is derived in the formulation of thermodynamic Bethe ansatz provided that the particles and holes have the same energy and they are excited as normalmodes. It is shown that the behaviour of the specific heat is in excellent agreement with the numerical and experimental results.

  14. Magnetic-field-induced dynamical instabilities in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Pu, Zhengguo; Zhang, Jun; Yi, Su; Wang, Dajun; Zhang, Wenxian

    2016-05-01

    We theoretically investigate four types of dynamical instability, in particular the periodic and oscillatory type IO, in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate in a nonzero magnetic field, by employing the coupled-mode theory and numerical method. This is in sharp contrast to the dynamical stability of the same system in zero field. Remarkably, a pattern transition from a periodic dynamical instability IO to a uniform one IIIO occurs at a critical magnetic field. All four types of dynamical instability and the pattern transition are ready to be detected in 23Na condensates within the availability of the current experimental techniques.

  15. Spin-1/2 Heisenberg J1-J2 antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice

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    Iqbal, Yasir; Poilblanc, Didier; Becca, Federico

    2015-01-01

    We report variational Monte Carlo calculations for the spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice in the presence of both nearest-neighbor J1 and next-nearest-neighbor J2 antiferromagnetic superexchange couplings. Our approach is based upon Gutzwiller projected fermionic states that represent a flexible tool to describe quantum spin liquids with different properties (e.g., gapless and gapped). We show that, on finite clusters, a gapped Z2 spin liquid can be stabilized in the presence of a finite J2 superexchange, with a substantial energy gain with respect to the gapless U (1 ) Dirac spin liquid. However, this energy gain vanishes in the thermodynamic limit, implying that, at least within this approach, the U (1 ) Dirac spin liquid remains stable in a relatively large region of the phase diagram. For J2/J1≳0.3 , we find that a magnetically ordered state with q =0 overcomes the magnetically disordered wave functions, suggesting the end of the putative gapless spin-liquid phase.

  16. The disordered-free-moment phase: a low-field disordered state in spin-gap antiferromagnets with site dilution

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    Yu, Rong; Roscilde, Tommaso; Haas, Stephan

    2006-01-01

    Site dilution of spin-gapped antiferromagnets leads to localized free moments, which can order antiferromagnetically in two and higher dimensions. Here we show how a weak magnetic field drives this order-by-disorder state into a novel disordered-free-moment phase, characterized by the formation of local singlets between neighboring moments and by localized moments aligned antiparallel to the field. This disordered phase is characterized by the absence of a gap, as it is the case in a Bose gla...

  17. Structural and magnetic field effects on spin fluctuations in Sr3Ru2O7

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    Mukherjee, Shantanu; Lee, Wei-Cheng

    2016-08-01

    We investigate the evolution of magnetic excitations in Sr3Ru2O7 in the paramagnetic metallic phase using a three-band tight-binding model. The effect of Mn or Ti dopant ions on the Sr3Ru2O7 band structure has been included by taking into account the dopant-induced suppression of the oxygen octahedral rotation in the tight-binding band structure. We find that the low-energy spin fluctuations are dominated by three wave vectors around q ⃗=( (0 ,0 ) ,(π /2 ,π /2 ) ) and (π ,0 ) , which compete with each other. As the octahedral rotation is suppressed with increasing doping, the three wave vectors evolve differently. In particular, the undoped compound has dominant wave vectors at q ⃗=( (0 ,0 ) ,(π /2 ,π /2 ) ) , but doping Sr3Ru2O7 leads to a significant enhancement in the spin susceptibility at the q ⃗=(π ,0 ) wave vector, bringing the system closer to a magnetic instability. All the features calculated from our model are in agreement with neutron scattering experiments. We have also studied the effect of a c -axis Zeeman field on the low-energy spin fluctuations. We find that an increasing magnetic field suppresses the antiferromagnetic (AFM) fluctuations and leads to stronger competition between the AFM and ferromagnetic spin fluctuations. The magnetic field dependence observed in our calculations therefore supports the scenario that the observed nematic phase in the metamagnetic region in Sr3Ru2O7 is intimately related to the presence of a competing ferromagnetic instability.

  18. Effect of Noise on the Decoherence of a Central Electron Spin Coupled to an Antiferromagnetic Spin Bath

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    G. C. Fouokeng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We analyze the influence of a two-state autocorrelated noise on the decoherence and on the tunneling Landau-Zener (LZ transitions during a two-level crossing of a central electron spin (CES coupled to a one dimensional anisotropic-antiferomagnetic spin, driven by a time-dependent global external magnetic field. The energy splitting of the coupled spin system is found through an approach that computes the noise-averaged frequency. At low magnetic field intensity, the decoherence (or entangled state of a coupled spin system is dominated by the noise intensity. The effects of the magnetic field pulse and the spin gap antiferromagnetic material used suggest to us that they may be used as tools for the direct observation of the tunneling splitting through the LZ transitions in the sudden limit. We found that the dynamical frequencies display basin-like behavior decay with time, with the birth of entanglement, while the LZ transition probability shows Gaussian shape.

  19. Magnetization switching by spin-orbit torque in an antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayer system

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    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.

  20. Antiferromagnetic spin structure and negative thermal expansion of Li2Ni (WO4)2

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    Karna, Sunil K.; Wang, C. W.; Sankar, R.; Avdeev, M.; Singh, A.; Panneer Muthuselvam, I.; Singh, V. N.; Guo, G. Y.; Chou, F. C.

    2015-07-01

    We report the results of a study on the crystal and magnetic structure of Li2Ni (WO4)2 with a neutron diffraction technique. The Ni2 + spins of S = 1 for NiO6 octahedra are coupled via corner-sharing, nonmagnetic double tungstate groups in a super-superexchange route. Two magnetic anomalies at TN 1˜ 18 K and TN 2˜ 13 K are revealed from the measured magnetic susceptibility χ (T), and TN 2 is confirmed to be the onset of a commensurate long-range antiferromagnetic (AF) ordering through neutron diffraction. A negative thermal expansion phenomenon is observed below TN 2, which has been interpreted as a result of competing normal thermal contraction and long-range AF spin ordering through counterbalanced WO4 and NiO6 polyhedral local distortion. The AF spin structure has been modeled and used to show that Ni spins with a saturated magnetic moment of ˜1.90 (27 )μB that lies in the a -c plane approximately 46∘(±10∘) off the a axis. The experimental results are compared and found to be consistent with theoretical calculations using density-functional theory with a generalized gradient approximation plus on-site Coulomb interaction.

  1. Theory of spin-fluctuation induced superconductivity in iron-based superconductors

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    Zhang, Junhua [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2011-01-01

    In this dissertation we focus on the investigation of the pairing mechanism in the recently discovered high-temperature superconductor, iron pnictides. Due to the proximity to magnetic instability of the system, we considered short-range spin fluctuations as the major mediating source to induce superconductivity. Our calculation supports the magnetic fluctuations as a strong candidate that drives Cooper-pair formation in this material. We find the corresponding order parameter to be of the so-called ss-wave type and show its evolution with temperature as well as the capability of supporting high transition temperature up to several tens of Kelvin. On the other hand, our itinerant model calculation shows pronounced spin correlation at the observed antiferromagnetic ordering wave vector, indicating the underlying electronic structure in favor of antiferromagnetic state. Therefore, the electronic degrees of freedom could participate both in the magnetic and in the superconducting properties. Our work shows that the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity plays an important role to the understanding of the rich physics in this material. The magnetic-excitation spectrum carries important information on the nature of magnetism and the characteristics of superconductivity. We analyze the spin excitation spectrum in the normal and superconducting states of iron pnictides in the magnetic scenario. As a consequence of the sign-reversed gap structure obtained in the above, a spin resonance mode appears below the superconducting transition temperature. The calculated resonance energy, scaled with the gap magnitude and the magnetic correlation length, agrees well with the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) measurements. More interestingly, we find a common feature of those short-range spin fluctuations that are capable of inducing a fully gapped ss state is the momentum anisotropy with elongated span along the direction transverse to the antiferromagnetic momentum

  2. Theory of spin-fluctuation induced superconductivity in iron-based superconductors

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    In this dissertation we focus on the investigation of the pairing mechanism in the recently discovered high-temperature superconductor, iron pnictides. Due to the proximity to magnetic instability of the system, we considered short-range spin fluctuations as the major mediating source to induce superconductivity. Our calculation supports the magnetic fluctuations as a strong candidate that drives Cooper-pair formation in this material. We find the corresponding order parameter to be of the so-called ss-wave type and show its evolution with temperature as well as the capability of supporting high transition temperature up to several tens of Kelvin. On the other hand, our itinerant model calculation shows pronounced spin correlation at the observed antiferromagnetic ordering wave vector, indicating the underlying electronic structure in favor of antiferromagnetic state. Therefore, the electronic degrees of freedom could participate both in the magnetic and in the superconducting properties. Our work shows that the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity plays an important role to the understanding of the rich physics in this material. The magnetic-excitation spectrum carries important information on the nature of magnetism and the characteristics of superconductivity. We analyze the spin excitation spectrum in the normal and superconducting states of iron pnictides in the magnetic scenario. As a consequence of the sign-reversed gap structure obtained in the above, a spin resonance mode appears below the superconducting transition temperature. The calculated resonance energy, scaled with the gap magnitude and the magnetic correlation length, agrees well with the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) measurements. More interestingly, we find a common feature of those short-range spin fluctuations that are capable of inducing a fully gapped ss state is the momentum anisotropy with elongated span along the direction transverse to the antiferromagnetic momentum

  3. Spin liquid in a single crystal of the frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnet CoAl2O4

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    Zaharko, O.; Christensen, Niels Bech; Cervellino, A.;

    2011-01-01

    We study the evidence for spin liquid in the frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnet CoAl2O4 by means of single-crystal neutron scattering in zero and applied magnetic fields. The magnetically ordered phase appearing below T-N = 8 K remains nonconventional down to 1.5 K. The magnetic Bragg pea...

  4. Antiferromagnetic S=1/2 Spin Chain Driven by p-Orbital Ordering in CsO2

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    Riyadi, Syarif; Zhang, Baomin; de Groot, Robert A.; Caretta, Antonio; van Loosdrecht, Paul H. M.; Palstra, Thomas T. M.; Blake, Graeme R.

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate, using a combination of experiment and density functional theory, that orbital ordering drives the formation of a one-dimensional (1D) S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic spin chain in the 3D rocksalt structure of cesium superoxide (CsO2). The magnetic superoxide anion (O-2(-)) exhibits degener

  5. Soliton Lattice State of Spin-1/2 Antiferromagnetic Chain in an External Magnetic Field

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    WANG Zhi-Guo; ZHANG Yu-Mei; GAO Yang

    2002-01-01

    One-dimensional spin-1-2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet in a longitudinal external magnetic field is studied using bosonization method and Gaussian wave functional techniques which take account of the spatial structure.The magnetization and the energy of the ground state which depend on the external magnetic field are calculated.For the case of anisotropic parameter △>△0,increasing of the external magnetic field above the threshold value leads to the appearance of the soliton lattice state in the ground state,until to an another critical field where the ground state changes to the canted state phase.Therefore,with increasing external magnetic field,the ground state experiences four different phases successively,namely,antiferromagnetic Ising,soliton lattice state canted state,and magnetization saturated phases.When △<△0,the soliton lattice state phase does not appear,with increasing external field,the paramagnetic phase smoothly evolves into the canted state phase,finally reaches magnetization saturated phase.

  6. Features in Quasi-particle Excitations and Tunnelling Spectra due to Coupling to Spin Fluctuations in High-Tc Cuprates

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    赵力; 李建新; 龚昌德; 赵柏儒

    2002-01-01

    In a self-consistent mean-field treatment of the two-dimensional t - t' - J model, we theoretically examine thecoupling of in-plane quasi-particles to the antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in high-Tc superconductors, whichrenormalizes the fermionic self-energy. We reproduce the characteristic peak,lip-hump structure observed notonly in angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, but also in superconductor-insulator-normal metal junctionsand scanning tunnelling microscopy experiments. We consider the evolution of this structure with doping. Itis shown that this kind of coupling can account for many anomalous properties of high-Tc superconductors insuperconducting states.

  7. Antiferromagnetic fluctuations in a quasi-two-dimensional organic superconductor detected by Raman spectroscopy.

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    Drichko, Natalia; Hackl, Rudi; Schlueter, John A.

    2015-10-15

    Using Raman scattering, the quasi-two-dimensional organic superconductor kappa-(BEDT-TTF)(2)Cu[N(CN)(2)]Br (T-c = 11.8 K) and the related antiferromagnet kappa-(BEDT-TTF)(2)Cu[N(CN)(2)]Cl are studied. Raman scattering provides unique spectroscopic information about magnetic degrees of freedom that has been otherwise unavailable on such organic conductors. Below T = 200 K a broad band at about 500 cm(-1) develops in both compounds. We identify this band with two-magnon excitation. The position and the temperature dependence of the spectral weight are similar in the antiferromagnet and in the metallic Fermi liquid. We conclude that antiferromagnetic correlations are similarly present in the magnetic insulator and the Fermi-liquid state of the superconductor.

  8. Role of the antiferromagnetic pinning layer on spin wave properties in IrMn/NiFe based spin-valves

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    Gubbiotti, G., E-mail: gubbiotti@fisica.unipg.it; Tacchi, S. [Istituto Officina dei Materiali del CNR (IOM-CNR), Unità di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia (Italy); Del Bianco, L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Department of Physics and Earth Sciences and CNISM, University of Ferrara, I-44122 Ferrara (Italy); Bonfiglioli, E.; Giovannini, L.; Spizzo, F.; Zivieri, R. [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences and CNISM, University of Ferrara, I-44122 Ferrara (Italy); Tamisari, M. [Department of Physics and Earth Sciences and CNISM, University of Ferrara, I-44122 Ferrara (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università di Perugia, I-06123 Perugia (Italy)

    2015-05-07

    Brillouin light scattering (BLS) was exploited to study the spin wave properties of spin-valve (SV) type samples basically consisting of two 5 nm-thick NiFe layers (separated by a Cu spacer of 5 nm), differently biased through the interface exchange coupling with an antiferromagnetic IrMn layer. Three samples were investigated: a reference SV sample, without IrMn (reference); one sample with an IrMn underlayer (10 nm thick) coupled to the bottom NiFe film; one sample with IrMn underlayer and overlayer of different thickness (10 nm and 6 nm), coupled to the bottom and top NiFe film, respectively. The exchange coupling with the IrMn, causing the insurgence of the exchange bias effect, allowed the relative orientation of the NiFe magnetization vectors to be controlled by an external magnetic field, as assessed through hysteresis loop measurements by magneto-optic magnetometry. Thus, BLS spectra were acquired by sweeping the magnetic field so as to encompass both the parallel and antiparallel alignment of the NiFe layers. The BLS results, well reproduced by the presented theoretical model, clearly revealed the combined effects on the spin dynamic properties of the dipolar interaction between the two NiFe films and of the interface IrMn/NiFe exchange coupling.

  9. Temperature dependence of fluctuation time scales in spin glasses

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    Kenning, Gregory G.; Bowen, J.; Sibani, Paolo;

    2010-01-01

    Using a series of fast cooling protocols we have probed aging effects in the spin glass state as a function of temperature. Analyzing the logarithmic decay found at very long time scales within a simple phenomenological barrier model, leads to the extraction of the fluctuation time scale of the s......-aging behavior in scaling aged TRM decay curves, as recently discussed theoretically~\\cite{Sibani09}.......Using a series of fast cooling protocols we have probed aging effects in the spin glass state as a function of temperature. Analyzing the logarithmic decay found at very long time scales within a simple phenomenological barrier model, leads to the extraction of the fluctuation time scale of the...... system at a particular temperature. This is the smallest dynamical time-scale, defining a lower-cut off in a hierarchical description of the dynamics.  We find that this fluctuation time scale, which is approximately equal to atomic spin fluctuation time scales near the transition temperature, follows a...

  10. Search for the Heisenberg spin glass on rewired square lattices with antiferromagnetic interaction

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    Surungan, Tasrief; Bansawang B., J.; Tahir, Dahlang

    2016-03-01

    Spin glass (SG) is a typical magnetic system with frozen random spin orientation at low temperatures. The system exhibits rich physical properties, such as infinite number of ground states, memory effect, and aging phenomena. There are two main ingredients considered to be pivotal for the existence of SG behavior, namely, frustration and randomness. For the canonical SG system, frustration is led by the presence of competing interaction between ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AF) couplings. Previously, Bartolozzi et al. [Phys. Rev. B73, 224419 (2006)], reported the SG properties of the AF Ising spins on scale free network (SFN). It is a new type of SG, different from the canonical one which requires the presence of both FM and AF couplings. In this new system, frustration is purely caused by the topological factor and its randomness is related to the irregular connectvity. Recently, Surungan et. al. [Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 640, 012001 (2015)] reported SG bahavior of AF Heisenberg model on SFN. We further investigate this type of system by studying an AF Heisenberg model on rewired square lattices. We used Replica Exchange algorithm of Monte Carlo Method and calculated the SG order parameter to search for the existence of SG phase.

  11. Spin dynamics of S = 1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnets observed by high-field ESR

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    Ohta, Hitoshi [Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Zhang, Wei-min [Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Okubo, Susumu; Fujisawa, Masashi [Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Sakurai, Takahiro [Center for Supports to Research and Education Activities, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Okamoto, Yoshihiko; Yoshida, Hiroyuki; Hiroi, Zenji [Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581 (Japan)

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    Due to the existence of strong spin frustration in a system, the spin dynamics of S = 1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnet at low temperature has attracted much interest. High-field ESR has been measured on its model substances, Cu{sub 3}V{sub 2}O{sub 7}(OH){sub 2} . 2H{sub 2}O (volborthite) and BaCu{sub 3}V{sub 2}O{sub 3}(OH){sub 2} (vesignieite), down to 1.8 K using pulsed magnetic fields up to 16 T. The measurements are performed for 160 and 315 GHz using polycrys-talline samples. Although both samples showed the g-shift and the change of linewidth at low temperature, volborthite showed a small gap excitation of the order of 40 GHz (1.9 K) while vesignieite showed a paramagnetic behavior down to 1.9 K. Observed difference will be discussed in connection with the crystal structure, and the possible spin liquid state in vesignieite will be discussed. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  12. Frustration in a transverse Ising nanoisland with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration

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    Kaneyoshi, T., E-mail: kaneyosi@is.nagoya-u.ac.Jp

    2015-09-01

    The phase diagrams, saturation magnetizations and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanoisland with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the uses of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT) and the mean-field approximation (MFA), in order to clarify whether the MFA can be successfully applied to the theoretical discussions of naonoislands. From these investigations, we have found a lot of unexpected characteristic phenomena in these properties, when the value of an interlayer coupling takes a large value. We have also found that the applications of the MFA to the magnetic properties are extremely restricted for nanoislands, when the value of an interlayer coupling takes a large value, in contrast to a number of bulk studies.

  13. A separation of antiferromagnetic spin motion modes in the training effect of exchange biased Co/CoO film with in-plane anisotropy

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    Wu, R.; Yun, C.; Ding, S. L.; Wen, X.; Liu, S. Q.; Wang, C. S.; Han, J. Z.; Du, H. L.; Yang, J. B.

    2016-08-01

    The motion of antiferromagnetic interfacial spins is investigated through the temperature evolution of training effect in a Co/CoO film with in-plane biaxial anisotropy. Significant differences in the training effect and its temperature dependence are observed in the magnetic easy axis and hard axis (HA) and ascribed to the different motion modes of antiferromagnetic interfacial spins, the collective spin cluster rotation (CSR) and the single spin reversal (SSR), caused by different magnetization reversal modes of ferromagnetic layer. These motion modes of antiferromagnetic spins are successfully separated using a combination of an exponential function and a classic n-1/2 function. A larger CSR to SSR ratio and a shorter lifetime of CSR found in the HA indicates that the domain rotation in the ferromagnetic layer tends to activate and accelerate a CSR mode in the antiferromagnetic spins.

  14. Probing ultrafast spin dynamics through a magnon resonance in the antiferromagnetic multiferroic HoMnO3

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    Bowlan, P.; Trugman, S. A.; Bowlan, J.; Zhu, J.-X.; Hur, N. J.; Taylor, A. J.; Yarotski, D. A.; Prasankumar, R. P.

    2016-09-01

    We demonstrate an approach for directly tracking antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin dynamics by measuring ultrafast changes in a magnon resonance. We test this idea on the multiferroic HoMnO3 by optically photoexciting electrons, after which changes in the spin order are probed with a THz pulse tuned to a magnon resonance. This reveals a photoinduced change in the magnon line shape that builds up over 5-12 picoseconds, which we show to be the spin-lattice thermalization time, indicating that electrons heat the spins via phonons. We compare our results to previous studies of spin-lattice thermalization in ferromagnetic manganites, giving insight into fundamental differences between the two systems. Our work sheds light on the microscopic mechanism governing spin-phonon interactions in AFMs and demonstrates a powerful approach for directly monitoring ultrafast spin dynamics.

  15. Correlations between Kondo clouds in nearly antiferromagnetic Kondo lattices

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    Kiselev, M.N. E-mail: kiselev@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de; Kikoin, K.A

    2004-05-01

    We discuss a novel fluctuational mechanism explaining the physics of nearly antiferromagnetic Kondo lattices (KL). The effective action for KL model is expressed in terms of Bose operators responsible for paramagnetic excitations and semi-bosonic fields describing the dynamic Kondo clouds created by conduction electrons around local spin. The gauge invariant resonance valence bond theory of interacting Kondo clouds describes the spin liquid with strong critical fluctuations imitating itinerant fluctuation magnetism of Moriya type.

  16. Heavy-fermion, kondo, spin glass-like, and antiferromagnetic behavior in (Ce,Gd)Al/sub 3/

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    We have found that Ce/sub 1-x/Gd/sub x/Al3 with x = 0.23 is a heavy-fermion system which undergoes a spin glass transition. The amplitude of the peak in the susceptibility that characterizes the spin glass transition passes through a sharp maximum at x = 0.5. For x = 0.635 and 0.77 the system undergoes a spin glass-like transition at 1000K and an antiferromagnetic transition at 200K

  17. Spin-charge interplay in electronic liquid crystals: fluctuating spin stripe driven by charge nematic

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    Sun, Kai; Lawler, Michael J.; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2009-01-01

    We study the interplay between charge and spin ordering in electronic liquid crystalline states with a particular emphasis on fluctuating spin stripe phenomena observed in recent neutron scattering experiments\\cite{Hinkov2008, Haug2009}. Based on a phenomenological model, we propose that charge nematic ordering is indeed behind the formation of temperature dependent incommensurate inelastic peaks near wavevector $(\\pi,\\pi)$ in the dynamic structure factor of YBa$_2$Cu$_3$O$_{6+y}$. We strengt...

  18. Protection against a spin gap in two-dimensional insulating antiferromagnets with a Chern-Simons term

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    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).

  19. Spin-Hall-Effect-Assisted Electroresistance in Antiferromagnets via 105 A/cm2 dc Current

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    Han, Jiahao; Wang, Yuyan; Pan, Feng; Song, Cheng

    2016-08-01

    Antiferromagnet (AFM) spintronics with reduced electrical current is greatly expected to process information with high integration and low power consumption. In Pt/FeMn and Ta/FeMn hybrids, we observe significant resistance variation (up to 7% of the total resistance) manipulated by 105 A/cm2 dc current. We have excluded the contribution of isotropic structural effects, and confirmed the critical role of the spin Hall injection from Pt (or Ta) to FeMn. This electrical current-manipulated resistance (i.e. electroresistance) is proposed to be attributed to the spin-Hall-effect-induced spin-orbit torque in FeMn. Similar results have also been detected in plain IrMn films, where the charge current generates spin current via the spin Hall effect with the existence of Ir atoms. All the measurements are free from external magnetic fields and ferromagnets. Our findings present an interesting step towards high-efficiency spintronic devices.

  20. Variational Monte Carlo study of a gapless spin liquid in the spin-1/2 XXZ antiferromagnetic model on the kagome lattice

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    Hu, Wen-Jun; Gong, Shou-Shu; Becca, Federico; Sheng, D. N.

    2015-11-01

    By using the variational Monte Carlo technique, we study the spin-1/2 XXZ antiferromagnetic model (with easy-plane anisotropy) on the kagome lattice. A class of Gutzwiller projected fermionic states with a spin Jastrow factor is considered to describe either spin liquids [with U (1 ) or Z2 symmetry] or magnetically ordered phases [with q =(0 ,0 ) or q =(4 π /3 ,0 ) ]. We find that the magnetic states are not stable in the thermodynamic limit. Moreover, there is no energy gain to break the gauge symmetry from U (1 ) to Z2 within the spin-liquid states, as previously found in the Heisenberg model. The best variational wave function is therefore the U (1 ) Dirac state, supplemented by the spin Jastrow factor. Furthermore, a vanishing S =2 spin gap is obtained at the variational level, in the whole regime from the X Y to the Heisenberg model.

  1. Antiferromagnetic versus spin-glass like behavior in MnIn{sub 2}S{sub 4}

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    Sagredo, V. [Laboratorio de Magnetismo, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Merida (Venezuela)]. E-mail: sagredo@ula.ve; Moron, M.C. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon, C.S.I.C.-Universidad de Zaragoza, E-50009, Zaragoza (Spain); Betancourt, L. [Laboratorio de Magnetismo, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Merida (Venezuela); Delgado, G.E. [Laboratorio de Cristalografia, Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Merida (Venezuela)

    2007-05-15

    The low-temperature magnetic properties of MnIn{sub 2}S{sub 4} have been studied using AC magnetic susceptibility and magnetization experiments. High-temperature susceptibility fits indicate the presence of antiferromagnetic interactions. Low-field magnetization data show a peak at 5.6{+-}0.1 K, below which strong irreversibility is observed between zero-field-cooled (ZFC) and field-cooled (FC) cycles suggesting that the observed peak corresponds to a spin-glass-like transition instead of the antiferromagnetic one previously reported. Further evidence of this magnetic state comes from AC susceptibility data at different frequencies. The in-phase component {chi}'(T) exhibits the behavior expected of spin glasses, i.e. a shift of the cusp to higher temperatures for higher frequencies.

  2. Spin dynamics induced by ultrafast heating with ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange in perpendicularly magnetized hard/soft bilayers

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    Ma, Q. L., E-mail: maqinli@gmail.com, E-mail: mizukami@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp; Miyazaki, T.; Mizukami, S., E-mail: maqinli@gmail.com, E-mail: mizukami@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Katahira, 980-8577 Sendai (Japan); Iihama, S. [Department of Applied Physics, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Zhang, X. M. [Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials, Ministry of Education, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819 (China)

    2015-11-30

    The laser-induced spin dynamics of FeCo in perpendicularly magnetized L1{sub 0}-MnGa/FeCo bilayers with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange coupling (IEC) are examined using the time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect. We found a precessional phase reversal of the FeCo layer as the IEC changes from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic. Moreover, a precession-suspension window was observed when the magnetic field was applied in a certain direction for the bilayer with ferromagnetic IEC. Our observations reveal that the spin dynamics modulation is strongly dependent on the IEC type within the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert depiction. The IEC dependence of the precessional phase and amplitude suggests the interesting method for magnetization dynamics modulation.

  3. Spin flop relaxation in the quasi-1d Heisenberg antiferromagnet CsMnBr 3 · 2H 2O

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    Chirwa, M.; Top, J.; Flokstra, J.

    1983-12-01

    The relaxation phenomena associated with the antiferromagnetic to spin-flop phase transition in the quasi one dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet CsMnBr 3 · 2H 2O have been determined in the temperature range 1.6-4.2 K using an automatic frequency-sweeping SQUID susceptometer. Below Tλ = 2.17 K the relaxation rate τ -1 displays an exponential temperature dependence given by τ-1 = ω0 exp(- E/ kT) where ω0 = 2.48 × 10 4 s -1 and E/ k = 3.62 K, the activation energy of the relaxation process. Above Tλ broadened absorption curves and flattened Argand diagrams are observed. The ratio K1/ K2 (=0.22 ± 0.02) of the orthorhombic anisotropy constants and a weak power-law temperature dependence of the critical spin-flop field Hcr were determined.

  4. Approximation algorithms for two-state anti-ferromagnetic spin systems on bounded degree graphs

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    Sinclair, Alistair; Thurley, Marc

    2011-01-01

    In a seminal paper (Weitz, 2006), Weitz gave a deterministic fully polynomial approximation scheme for counting exponentially weighted independent sets (which is the same as approximating the partition function of the hard-core model from statistical physics) in graphs of degree at most d, up to the critical activity for the uniqueness of the Gibbs measure on the infinite d-regular tree. More recently Sly (see also Galanis et al, 2011) showed that this is optimal in the sense that if there is an FPRAS for the hard-core partition function on graphs of maximum degree d for activities larger than the critical activity on the infinite d-regular tree then NP = RP. In this paper we extend Weitz's approach to derive a deterministic fully polynomial approximation scheme for the partition function of general two-state anti-ferromagnetic spin systems on graphs of maximum degree d, up to the corresponding critical point on the d-regular tree. The main ingredient of our result is a proof that for two-state anti-ferromagn...

  5. Low temperature ballistic spin transport in the S=1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain compound SrCuO2

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    For one-dimensional quantum spin chain systems recent experimental and theoretical studies indicate unexpectedly large, in some cases diverging spin and heat transport coefficients. Local probes, like e.g. muon spin relaxation (μSR) can indirectly characterize the spin transport properties of low dimensional systems via the magnetic field dependence of the spin lattice relaxation rate λ(B). For diffusive spin transport λ∝B-0.5 is expected. For the ground state of the isotropic spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain the eigenstates of the Heisenberg Hamiltonian dominate the spin transport, which is then ballistic. Using the Mueller ansatz λ∝B-1 is expected in this case. For SrCuO2 we find λ∝B-0.9(3). This result is temperature independent for 5 K≤T ≤300 K. Within conformal field theory and using the Mueller ansatz we conclude ballistic spin transport in SrCuO2.

  6. Monte Carlo simulations on magnetic behavior of a spin-chain system in triangular lattice doped with antiferromagnetic bonds

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    YAO Xiao-yan; LI Peng-lei; DONG Shuai; LIU Jun-ming

    2007-01-01

    A three-dimensional Ising-like model doped with anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) bonds is proposed to investigate the magnetic properties of a doped triangular spin-chain system by using a Monte-Carlo simulation. The simulated results indicate that a steplike magnetization behavior is very sensitive to the concentration of AFM bonds. A low concentration of AFM bonds can suppress the stepwise behavior considerably, in accordance with doping experiments on Ca3Co206. The analysis of spin snapshots demonstrates that the AFM bond doping not only breaks the ferromagnetic ordered linear spin chains along the hexagonal c-axis but also has a great influence upon the spin configuration in the ab-plane.

  7. Antiferromagnetic half-metals, gapless half-metals, and spin gapless semiconductors: The D03-type Heusler alloys

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    Gao, G. Y.; Yao, Kai-Lun

    2013-12-01

    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.

  8. Magnetic structure and spin dynamics of the quasi-one-dimensional spin-chain antiferromagnet BaCo2V2O8

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    Kawasaki, Yu; Gavilano, Jorge L.; Keller, Lukas;

    2011-01-01

    ,0,1), independent of external magnetic fields for fields below a critical value H-c(T). The ordered moments of 2.18 mu(B) per Co ion are aligned along the crystallographic c axis. Within the screw chains, along the c axis, the moments are arranged antiferromagnetically. In the basal planes the spins are arranged...... at different muon stopping sites. Muon time spectra measured at weak longitudinal fields and temperatures much higher than T-N can be well described using a single muon site with an exponential muon spin relaxation that gradually changes into an stretched exponential on approaching T-N. The temperature...

  9. A theoretical study of the long-range-disorder mixed-spin antiferromagnet L2BaNiO5

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    ZHANG; Lin; KONG; Hongyan

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a quasi-one-dimensional S = 1 antiferromagnet Heisenberg model, and some physical properties of antiferromagnet L2BaNiO5 without frame of two-time Green's function theory. In a high temperature region, we calculate the correlation functions, and obtain excitation spectrum along Ni chains and the Haldane gap in this spectrum versus temperature. We find that the short-range correlation still exists at high temperature, which leads to the existence of Haldane gap in excitation spectrum. The increment of excitation energy in the spectrum along the Ni chain is found to be induced by the AF interaction between spins of rare-earth and Ni ions. Additionally, we also find that Haldane gap goes up with temperature increasing.

  10. Exchange coupling and helical spin order in the triangular lattice antiferromagnet CuCrO2 using first principles

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    Jiang Xue-Fan; Liu Xian-Feng; Wu Yin-Zhong; Han Jiu-Rong

    2012-01-01

    The magnetic and electronic properties of the geometrically frustrated triangular antiferromagnet CuCrO2 are investigated by first principles through density functional theory calculations within the generalized gradient approximations (GGA)+U scheme.The spin exchange interactions up to the third nearest neighbours in the ab plane as well as the coupling between adjacent layers are calculated to examine the magnetism and spin frustration.It is found that CuCrO2 has a natural two-dimensional characteristic of the magnetic interaction.Using Monte-Carlo simulation,we obtain the Néel temperature to be 29.9 K,which accords well with the experimental value of 24 K.Based on noncollinear magnetic structure calculations,we verify that the incommensurate spiral-spin structure with (110) spiral plane is believable for the magnetic ground state,which is consistent with the experimental observations.Due to intra-layer geometric spin frustration,parallel helical-spin chains arise along the a,b,or a + b directions,each with a screw-rotation angle of about 120°.Our calculations of the density of states show that the spin frustration plays an important role in the change of d-p hybridization,while the spin-orbit coupling has a very limited influence on the electronic structure.

  11. Fullerene antiferromagnetic reconstructed spinterface subsurface layer dominates multi-orbitals spin-splitting and large magnetic moment in C60

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    Shao, Yangfan; Pan, Hui; Shi, Xingqiang

    2016-01-01

    The interfaces between organic molecules and metal surfaces with layered antiferromagnetic order have gained increasing interests in the field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. The C60 layered AFM spinterfaces have been studied for C60 bonded only to the outermost ferromagnetic layer. Using density functional theory calculations, here we demonstrate that C60 adsorption can reconstruct the layered AFM Cr(001) surface so that C60 bonds to the top two Cr layers with opposite spin direction. Surface reconstruction drastically changes C60 s spintronic properties 1 the spin-split p-d hybridization involve multi-orbitals of C60 and metal double layers, 2 the subsurface layer dominates the C60 spin properties, and 3) reconstruction induces a large magnetic moment in C60 of 0.58 B, which is a synergetic effect of the top two layers as a result of a magnetic direct-exchange interaction. Understanding these complex spinterfaces phenomena is a crucial step for their device applications. The surface reconstruction can be ...

  12. Magnetic properties of the S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic spin-chain α - Cu2V2O7

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    Gitgeatpong, Ganatee; Zhao, Yang; Avdeev, Maxim; Piltz, Ross; Sato, Taku; Matan, Kittiwit

    2015-03-01

    Magnetic properties of the S = 1 / 2 antiferromagnetic spin-chain, α - Cu2V2O7, have been studied using magnetization and neutron scattering measurements on powder and single-crystal samples. Magnetic susceptibility reveals a Curie-Weiss temperature of Θ = -73.2(9) K with a magnetic phase transition at TN = 33 K while the Bonner-Fisher fit to the magnetic susceptibility for T >TN with magnetic field perpendicular to the crystallographic a - axis yields the intra-chain coupling of |J|/k = 46.0(2) K. Small ferromagnetism below TN is due to spin-canting caused by Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions. Analysis of the neutron diffraction data reveals that the Cu2+ spins are coupled antiferromagnetically along zigzag chains, which run alternately along [011] and [01-1] directions. The ordered moment of 0.925(3) μB is predominantly along the a - axis. Our recent inelastic neutron scattering, which reveals atypical magnetic excitations centered at commensurate wave vectors (0, +/-0.25, 0) around the magnetic zone center, will also be discussed.

  13. Photoinduced Coherent Spin Fluctuation in Primary Dynamics of Insulator to Metal Transition in Perovskite Cobalt Oxide

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    Arima T.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Coherent spin fluctuation was detected in the photoinduced Mott insulator-metal transition in perovskite cobalt oxide by using 3 optical-cycle infrared pulse. Such coherent spin fluctuation is driven by the perovskite distortion changing orbital gap.

  14. Electron spin resonance study of the single-ion anisotropy in the pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Sn2O7

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    Glazkov, V. N.; Smirnov, A. I.; Sanchez, J. P.; Forget, A.; Colson, D.; Bonville, P.

    2006-02-01

    Single-ion anisotropy is of importance for the magnetic ordering of the frustrated pyrochlore antiferromagnets Gd2Ti2O7 and Gd2Sn2O7. The anisotropy parameters for Gd2Sn2O7 were measured using the electron spin resonance technique. The anisotropy was found to be of the easy plane type, with the main constant D = 140 mK. This value is 35% smaller than the value of the corresponding anisotropy constant of the related compound Gd2Ti2O7.

  15. Thermodynamic properties of frustrated arbitrary spin-S J1-J2 quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the body-centered-cubic lattice in random phase approximation

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    Mi, Bin-Zhou

    2016-07-01

    The thermodynamic properties of the frustrated arbitrary spin-S J1-J2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the body-centered-cubic lattice for Néel phase are systematically calculated by use of the double-time Green's function method within the random phase approximation (RPA). The role of spin quantum number and frustration strength on sublattice magnetization, Néel temperature, internal energy, and free energy are carefully analyzed. The curve of zero-temperature sublattice magnetization / S versus frustration strength J2/J1 values are almost flat at the larger spin quantum number S=10. With the increase of normalized temperature T/TN, the larger the spin quantum number S, the faster the / S drops, and the smaller influence of J2/J1 on the / S versus T/TN curve. Under the RPA approach, the Néel temperature TN /Sp and the internal energy E/Sp at the Néel point are independent of spin quantum number S. The numerical results show that the internal energy E/Sp at the Néel point seems independent of the frustration strength J2/J1. This indicates that thermodynamic quantities have universal characteristics for large spin quantum number.

  16. Plaquette-triplon analysis of magnetic disorder and order in a trimerized spin-1 kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Ghosh, Pratyay; Verma, Akhilesh Kumar; Kumar, Brijesh

    2016-01-01

    A spin-1 Heisenberg model on trimerized kagome lattice is studied by doing a low-energy bosonic theory in terms of plaquette triplons defined on its triangular unit cells. The model considered has an intratriangle antiferromagnetic exchange interaction J (set to 1) and two intertriangle couplings J'>0 (nearest neighbor) and J″ (next nearest neighbor; of both signs). The triplon analysis performed on this model investigates the stability of the trimerized singlet ground state (which is exact in the absence of intertriangle couplings) in the J'-J″ plane. It gives a quantum phase diagram that has two gapless antiferromagnetically ordered phases separated by the spin-gapped trimerized singlet phase. The trimerized singlet ground state is found to be stable on J″=0 line (the nearest-neighbor case), and on both sides of it for J″≠0 , in an extended region bounded by the critical lines of transition to the gapless antiferromagnetic phases. The gapless phase in the negative J″ region has a coplanar 120∘ antiferromagnetic order with √{3 }×√{3 } structure. In this phase, all the magnetic moments are of equal length, and the angle between any two of them on a triangle is exactly 120∘. The magnetic lattice in this case has a unit cell consisting of three triangles. The other gapless phase, in the positive J″ region, is found to exhibit a different coplanar antiferromagnetic order with ordering wave vector q =(0 ,0 ) . Here, two magnetic moments in a triangle are of the same magnitude, but shorter than the third. While the angle between two short moments is 120∘-2 δ , it is 120∘+δ between a short and the long one. Only when J″=J' , their magnitudes become equal and the relative angles 120∘. The magnetic lattice in this q =(0 ,0 ) phase has the translational symmetry of the kagome lattice with triangular unit cells of reduced (isosceles) symmetry. This reduction in the point-group symmetry is found to show up as a difference in the intensities of

  17. Life times and chirality of spin-waves in antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic FeRh: time depedent density functional theory perspective

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    Sandratskii, Leonid M.; Buczek, Paweł

    2011-01-01

    The study of the spin excitations in antiferromagnetic (AFM) and ferromagnetic (FM) phases of FeRh is reported. We demonstrate that although the Fe atomic moments are well defined there is a number of important phenomena absent in the Heisenberg description: Landau damping of spin waves, large Rh moments induced by the AFM magnons, the formation of the optical magnons terminated by Stoner excitations. We relate the properties of the spin-wave damping to the features of the Stoner continuum an...

  18. Low temperature magnetic properties and spin dynamics in single crystals of Cr{sub 8}Zn antiferromagnetic molecular rings

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    Adelnia, Fatemeh [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano and INSTM, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Pavia and INSTM, I-27100 Pavia (Italy); Chiesa, Alessandro; Bordignon, Sara; Carretta, Stefano [Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Parma, I-43124 Parma (Italy); Ghirri, Alberto; Candini, Andrea [CNR Institute Nanosciences S3, I- 41125 Modena (Italy); Cervetti, Christian [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche, Matematiche, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, I-41125 Modena (Italy); Evangelisti, Marco [CNR Institute Nanosciences S3, I- 41125 Modena (Italy); Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche, Matematiche, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, I-41125 Modena (Italy); Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón and Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Affronte, Marco [CNR Institute Nanosciences S3, I- 41125 Modena (Italy); Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche, Matematiche, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, I-41125 Modena (Italy); Sheikin, Ilya [Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CNRS-LNCMI, 25, B.P. 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Winpenny, Richard; Timco, Grigore [The Lewis Magnetism Laboratory, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL Manchester (United Kingdom); Borsa, Ferdinando [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Pavia and INSTM, I-27100 Pavia (Italy); and others

    2015-12-28

    A detailed experimental investigation of the effects giving rise to the magnetic energy level structure in the vicinity of the level crossing (LC) at low temperature is reported for the open antiferromagnetic molecular ring Cr{sub 8}Zn. The study is conducted by means of thermodynamic techniques (torque magnetometry, magnetization and specific heat measurements) and microscopic techniques (nuclear magnetic resonance line width, nuclear spin lattice, and spin-spin relaxation measurements). The experimental results are shown to be in excellent agreement with theoretical calculations based on a minimal spin model Hamiltonian, which includes a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. The first ground state level crossing at μ{sub 0}H{sub c1} = 2.15 T is found to be an almost true LC while the second LC at μ{sub 0}H{sub c2} = 6.95 T has an anti-crossing gap of Δ{sub 12} = 0.19 K. In addition, both NMR and specific heat measurements show the presence of a level anti-crossing between excited states at μ{sub 0}H = 4.5 T as predicted by the theory. In all cases, the fit of the experimental data is improved by introducing a distribution of the isotropic exchange couplings (J), i.e., using a J strain model. The peaks at the first and second LCs in the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate are dominated by inelastic scattering and a value of Γ ∼ 10{sup 10} rad/s is inferred for the life time broadening of the excited state of the open ring, due to spin phonon interaction. A loss of NMR signal (wipe-out effect) is observed for the first time at LC and is explained by the enhancement of the spin-spin relaxation rate due to the inelastic scattering.

  19. Spin-Hall-Effect-Assisted Electroresistance in Antiferromagnets via 10(5) A/cm(2) dc Current.

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    Han, Jiahao; Wang, Yuyan; Pan, Feng; Song, Cheng

    2016-01-01

    Antiferromagnet (AFM) spintronics with reduced electrical current is greatly expected to process information with high integration and low power consumption. In Pt/FeMn and Ta/FeMn hybrids, we observe significant resistance variation (up to 7% of the total resistance) manipulated by 10(5) A/cm(2) dc current. We have excluded the contribution of isotropic structural effects, and confirmed the critical role of the spin Hall injection from Pt (or Ta) to FeMn. This electrical current-manipulated resistance (i.e. electroresistance) is proposed to be attributed to the spin-Hall-effect-induced spin-orbit torque in FeMn. Similar results have also been detected in plain IrMn films, where the charge current generates spin current via the spin Hall effect with the existence of Ir atoms. All the measurements are free from external magnetic fields and ferromagnets. Our findings present an interesting step towards high-efficiency spintronic devices. PMID:27546199

  20. Spin fluctuations and unconventional superconducting pairing in iron-based superconductors

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    Yu Shun-Li; Li Jian-Xin

    2013-01-01

    In this article,we review the recent theoretical works on the spin fluctuations and superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.Using the fluctuation exchange approximation and multi-orbital tight-binding models,we study the characteristics of the spin fluctuations and the symmetries of the superconducting gaps for different iron-based superconductors.We explore the systems with both electron-like and hole-like Fermi surfaces (FS) and the systems with only the electronlike FS.We argue that the spin-fluctuation theories are successful in explaining at least the essential part of the problems,indicating that the spin fluctuation is the common origin of superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.

  1. Hanle effect in (In,Ga)As quantum dots: Role of nuclear spin fluctuations

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    Kuznetsova, M. S.; Flisinski, K.; Gerlovin, I. Ya.; Ignatiev, I. V.; Kavokin, K. V.; Verbin, S. Yu.; Yakovlev, D. R.; Reuter, D; Wieck, A. D.; Bayer, M.

    2013-01-01

    The role of nuclear spin fluctuations in the dynamic polarization of nuclear spins by electrons is investigated in (In,Ga)As quantum dots. The photoluminescence polarization under circularly polarized optical pumping in transverse magnetic fields (Hanle effect) is studied. A weak additional magnetic field parallel to the optical axis is used to control the efficiency of nuclear spin cooling and the sign of nuclear spin temperature. The shape of the Hanle curve is drastically modified with cha...

  2. Fractional Spin Fluctuations as a Precursor of Quantum Spin Liquids: Majorana Dynamical Mean-Field Study for the Kitaev Model

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    Yoshitake, Junki; Nasu, Joji; Motome, Yukitoshi

    2016-10-01

    Experimental identification of quantum spin liquids remains a challenge, as the pristine nature is to be seen in asymptotically low temperatures. We here theoretically show that the precursor of quantum spin liquids appears in the spin dynamics in the paramagnetic state over a wide temperature range. Using the cluster dynamical mean-field theory and the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method, which are newly developed in the Majorana fermion representation, we calculate the dynamical spin structure factor, relaxation rate in nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetic susceptibility for the honeycomb Kitaev model whose ground state is a canonical example of the quantum spin liquid. We find that dynamical spin correlations show peculiar temperature and frequency dependence even below the temperature where static correlations saturate. The results provide the experimentally accessible symptoms of the fluctuating fractionalized spins evincing the quantum spin liquids.

  3. Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of antiferromagnetic spin ladder (C5H12N)2CuBr4

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    Freitas, Augusto S.

    2016-07-01

    In this paper I present a Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) study of the magnetic properties of an antiferromagnetic spin ladder (C5H12N)2CuBr4. This compound is the prototype of the Heisenberg model for a two leg spin ladder in the presence of an external magnetic field. The susceptibility phase diagram has a rounded peak in the vicinity of T=7.4 K, obeys Troyer's law for low temperatures, and Curie's law for high temperatures. I also study the susceptibility diagram in low temperatures and I found the spin gap Δ=9.26 K, in good concordance with the experimental value, 9.5 K. In high field, I present a diagram of magnetization as a function of temperature. In the vicinity of a critical field, Hci, the magnetization scales with T1/2 and this result was found also in the QMC simulation. In all the results, there is a very good concordance with the experimental data. I also show in this paper that the spin gap is null and the susceptibility is proportional to T for low temperatures when relatively high values of the ladders' coupling is taken in account.

  4. Superconductivity, Antiferromagnetism, and Kinetic Correlation in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

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    Takashi Yanagisawa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the ground state of two-dimensional Hubbard model on the basis of the variational Monte Carlo method. We use wave functions that include kinetic correlation and doublon-holon correlation beyond the Gutzwiller ansatz. It is still not clear whether the Hubbard model accounts for high-temperature superconductivity. The antiferromagnetic correlation plays a key role in the study of pairing mechanism because the superconductive phase exists usually close to the antiferromagnetic phase. We investigate the stability of the antiferromagnetic state when holes are doped as a function of the Coulomb repulsion U. We show that the antiferromagnetic correlation is suppressed as U is increased exceeding the bandwidth. High-temperature superconductivity is possible in this region with enhanced antiferromagnetic spin fluctuation and pairing interaction.

  5. The anisotropic quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet in the presence of a longitudinal field on a bcc lattice

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    Neto, Minos A., E-mail: minos@pq.cnpq.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); Roberto Viana, J., E-mail: vianafisica@bol.com.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); Ricardo de Sousa, J., E-mail: jsousa@edu.ufam.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil)

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    In this work we study the critical behavior of the quantum spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet in the presence of a longitudinal field on a body centered cubic (bcc) lattice as a function of temperature, anisotropy parameter ({Delta}) and magnetic field (H), where {Delta}=0 and 1 correspond the isotropic Heisenberg and Ising models, respectively. We use the framework of the differential operator technique in the effective-field theory with finite cluster of N=4 spins (EFT-4). The staggered m{sub s}=(m{sub A}-m{sub B})/2 and total m=(m{sub A}+m{sub B})/2 magnetizations are numerically calculated, where in the limit of m{sub s}{yields}0 the critical line T{sub N}(H,{Delta}) is obtained. The phase diagram in the T-H plane is discussed as a function of the parameter {Delta} for all values of H Element-Of [0,H{sub c}({Delta})], where H{sub c}({Delta}) correspond the critical field (T{sub N}=0). Special focus is given in the low temperature region, where a reentrant behavior is observed around of H=H{sub c}({Delta}){>=}H{sub c}({Delta}=1)=8J in the Ising limit, results in accordance with Monte Carlo simulation, and also was observed for all values of {Delta} Element-Of [0,1]. This reentrant behavior increases with increase of the anisotropy parameter {Delta}. In the limit of low field, our results for the Heisenberg limit are compared with series expansion values. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In the lat decade there has been a great interest in the physics of the quantum phase transition in spins system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Effective-field theory in cluster with N=4 spins is generalized to treat the quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg model. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have obtained phase diagram at finite temperature for the quantum spin-1/2 antiferromagnet Heisenberg model as a bcc lattice.

  6. Lifetimes and chirality of spin waves in antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic FeRh from the perspective of time-dependent density functional theory

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    Sandratskii, Leonid M.; Buczek, Paweł

    2012-01-01

    The study of the spin excitations in antiferromagnetic (AFM) and ferromagnetic (FM) phases of FeRh is reported. We demonstrate that, although the Fe atomic moments are well defined, there is a number of important phenomena absent in the Heisenberg description: Landau damping of spin waves, large Rh moments induced by the AFM magnons, and the formation of the optical magnons terminated by Stoner excitations. We relate the properties of the spin-wave damping to the features of the Stoner continuum and compare the chirality of the spin excitations in AFM, FM, and paramagnetic systems.

  7. Crossover between itinerant ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetic fluctuations in filled skutterudites MFe4Sb12 (M=Na, Ba, La) as determined by NMR

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    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

  8. Antiferromagnetic spin glass-like behavior in sintered multiferroic Aurivillius Bim+1Ti3Fem−3O3m+3 compounds

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    The structure, hyperfine interactions and magnetic properties of the series of multiferroic Bim+1Ti3Fem−3O3m+3 Aurivillius compounds with m=4–8 were studied using X-ray diffraction, 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy and vibrating sample magnetometry. Samples were prepared by the conventional solid-state sintering method. Bulk magnetic measurements showed that for m=4 the compound is paramagnetic down to 2 K while in the compound with m=5 the antiferromagnetic type transition was observed at 11 K. In the case of compounds with m=6–8 much more complex magnetic behavior was found. For these compounds a gradual spin freezing and antiferromagnetic spin glass-like ordering were observed on decreasing temperature. The temperature of spin glass freezing was determined as 260, 280 and 350 K for m=6, 7 and 8, respectively. Room-temperature Mössbauer spectra of all the compounds studied confirm their paramagnetic state. However, liquid nitrogen and liquid helium temperature measurements reveal magnetic ordering with a residual paramagnetic phase contribution for the compounds with m=5–8. - Highlights: • Aurivillius compounds prepared by solid-state sintering. • Coexistence of antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases seen by Mössbauer spectra. • Hyperfine interactions parameters of compounds determined. • Antiferromagnetic spin glass-like ordering observed down to 10 K

  9. Spin frustration and magnetic ordering in triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ca3CoNb2O9

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    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.

  10. Spin-density correlations in the dynamic spin-fluctuation theory: Comparison with polarized neutron scattering experiments

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    Melnikov, N. B.; Reser, B. I.; Paradezhenko, G. V.

    2016-08-01

    To study the spin-density correlations in the ferromagnetic metals above the Curie temperature, we relate the spin correlator and neutron scattering cross-section. In the dynamic spin-fluctuation theory, we obtain explicit expressions for the effective and local magnetic moments and spatial spin-density correlator. Our theoretical results are demonstrated by the example of bcc Fe. The effective and local moments are found in good agreement with results of polarized neutron scattering experiment over a wide temperature range. The calculated short-range order is small (up to 4 Å) and slowly decreases with temperature.

  11. Spin-glass, antiferromagnetism and Kondo behavior in Ce2Au1-CoSi3 alloys

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    Subham Majumdar; E V Sampathkumaran; St Berger; M Della Mea; H Michor; E Bauer; M Brando; J Hemberger; A Loidl

    2002-05-01

    Recently, the solid solution Ce2Au1-CoSi3 has been shown to exhibit many magnetic anomalies associated with the competition between magnetic ordering and the Kondo effect. Here we report high pressure electrical resistivity of Ce2AuSi3, ac susceptibility () and magnetoresistance of various alloys of this solid solution in order to gain better knowledge of the magnetism of these alloys. High pressure resistivity behavior is consistent with the proposal that Ce2AuSi3 lies at the left-hand side of the maximum in Doniach’s magnetic phase diagram. The ac data reveal that there are in fact two magnetic transitions, one at 2 K and the other at 3 K for this compound, both of which are spin-glass-like. However, as the Co concentration is increased, antiferromagnetism is stabilized for intermediate compositions before attaining non-magnetism for the Co end member.

  12. Geometric frustration effects in the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Ising model on the kagome-like recursive lattice: exact results

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    Jurčišinová, E.; Jurčišin, M.

    2016-09-01

    The antiferromagnetic spin-1 Ising model is studied on the Husimi lattice constructed from elementary triangles with coordination number z  =  4. It is found that the model has a unique solution for arbitrary values of the magnetic field as well as for all temperatures. A detailed analysis of the magnetization is performed and it is shown that in addition to the standard plateau-like ground states, the model also contains well-defined single-point ground states related to definite values of the magnetic field. Exact values of the residual entropies for all ground states are found. The properties of the susceptibility and the specific heat of the model are also discussed. The existence of the Schottky-type behavior of the specific heat and the strong magnetocaloric effect for low enough temperatures and for the external magnetic field close to the values at which the single-point ground states exist are identified.

  13. Disorder effects in the S=1 antiferromagnetic spin ladder CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4}

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    Guitarra, S.R. [Colegio de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito (Ecuador); Caneiro, A. [Instituto Balseiro - Centro Atómico Bariloche, 8400 Bariloche (Argentina); Niebieskikwiat, D., E-mail: dniebieskikwiat@usfq.edu.ec [Colegio de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito (Ecuador)

    2015-10-15

    We study the physical properties of the antiferromagnetic spin ladder CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4} (CVO) and the Y-doped related compound Ca{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}V{sub 2}O{sub 4}. In the latter, X-ray diffraction demonstrates the segregation of a small amount of a vanadium–perovskite impurity phase, leading to the formation of V vacancies within the main CVO-type structure. The 1D character of this calcium–vanadite enhances the influence of the vacancies on the electric and magnetic properties of Ca{sub 0.9}Y{sub 0.1}V{sub 2}O{sub 4}. Electrical transport is characterized by a variable-range hopping mechanism determined by the charging energy of nm-sized segments of V chains delimited by V vacancies, i.e. a Coulomb gap is formed at the Fermi level. These vacancies also locally affect the magnetic correlations, breaking the long-range AFM order observed in CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4} and producing exchange bias when the Y-doped sample is cooled with an applied magnetic field. - Highlights: • We study disorder effects in the quasi-1D antiferromagnetic spin ladder CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4}. • V vacancies in CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4} lead to variable-range hopping electrical transport. • The charging energy of nm-sized V chains determine the transport mechanism exponents. • V vacancies break the long-range AFM order of CaV{sub 2}O{sub 4}. • Local magnetic correlations in the vicinity of the defects produce exchange bias.

  14. Néel Temperature of Antiferromagnets for Phase Transitions Driven by Spin-wave Interactions

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    Ayuela, Andrés; Klein, Douglas J.; March, Norman H.

    2013-01-01

    In a recent article,1 a wide variety of phase transitions, with transition (t) temperature Tt , were shown to be usefully characterized by the form kBTt  Echar exp1/ λ  where λ measured the strength of the quasiparticle interactions driving the phase transition. The present article is concerned primarily with antiferromagnets (AFs) having Néel temperature TN. It is first argued that the characteristic energy Echar can be usefully represented by kBθ, where θ is the Curie-Weiss ...

  15. Single-pulse terahertz coherent control of spin resonance in the canted antiferromagnet YFeO3, mediated by dielectric anisotropy

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    Jin, Zuanming; Mics, Zoltán; Ma, Guohong;

    2013-01-01

    We report on the coherent control of terahertz (THz) spin waves in a canted antiferromagnet yttrium orthoferrite, YFeO3, associated with a quasiferromagnetic (quasi-FM) spin resonance at a frequency of 0.3 THz, using a single-incident THz pulse. The spin resonance is excited impulsively...... by the magnetic field component of the THz pulse. The intrinsic dielectric anisotropy of YFeO3 in the THz range allows for coherent control of both the amplitude and the phase of the excited spin wave. The coherent control is based on simultaneous generation of two interfering phase-shifted spin waves whose...... amplitudes and relative phase, dictated by the dielectric anisotropy of the YFeO3 crystal, can be controlled by varying the polarization of the incident THz pulse with respect to the crystal axes. The spatially anisotropic decay of the THz-excited FM spin resonance in YFeO3, leading to an increasingly linear...

  16. Magnetization Jump in the Magnetization Process of the Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a Distorted Square-Kagome Lattice

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    Nakano, Hiroki; Hasegawa, Yasumasa; Sakai, Tôru

    2015-11-01

    We study the magnetization process of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a distorted square-kagome lattice by the numerical-diagonalization method. The magnetization jump at one-third of the height of the saturation is examined in detail; we find that the jump becomes larger when a small distortion is switched on and that it is accompanied by an abrupt change in lines along microscopic spin directions. Our finite-size results successfully confirm that the magnetization jump in a spin-isotropic system is a macroscopic jump that survives in the thermodynamic limit and that the changes in spin directions are common to a spin-flop phenomenon observed in spin-anisotropic systems.

  17. Fermi surface evolution and checker-board block-spin antiferromagnetism in AxFe2-ySe2

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    Tai, Yuan-Yen; Zhu, Jian-Xin; Graf, Matthias J.; Ting, C. S.

    2012-10-01

    We develop an effective multiorbital mean-field t-J Hamiltonian with realistic tight-binding and exchange parameters to describe the electronic and magnetic structures of iron-selenide based superconductors AxFe2-ySe2 for iron vacancy doping in the range 0≤y≤0.4. The Fermi surface topology extracted from the spectral function of angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments is adequately accounted for by a tight-binding lattice model with random vacancy disorder. Since introducing iron vacancies breaks the lattice periodicity of the stochiometric compound, it greatly affects the electronic band structure. With changing vacancy concentration, the electronic band structure evolves, leading to a reconstruction of the Fermi surface topology. For intermediate doping levels, the realized stable electronic structure is a compromise between the solutions for the perfect lattice with y=0 and the vacancy stripe-ordered lattice with y=0.4, which results in a competition between vacancy random disorder and vacancy stripe order. A multiorbital hopping model is parameterized by comparing Fermi surface topologies to ARPES experiments, from which we construct a mean-field t-J lattice model to study the paramagnetic and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases of K0.8Fe1.6Se2. In the AFM phase the calculated spin magnetization of the t-J model leads to a checker-board block-spin structure in good agreement with neutron scattering experiments and abinitio calculations.

  18. Variational Monte Carlo study of chiral spin liquid in quantum antiferromagnet on the triangular lattice

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    Hu, Wen-Jun; Gong, Shou-Shu; Sheng, D. N.

    2016-08-01

    By using Gutzwiller projected fermionic wave functions and variational Monte Carlo technique, we study the spin-1 /2 Heisenberg model with the first-neighbor (J1), second-neighbor (J2), and additional scalar chiral interaction JχSi.(Sj×Sk) on the triangular lattice. In the nonmagnetic phase of the J1-J2 triangular model with 0.08 ≲J2/J1≲0.16 , recent density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) studies [Zhu and White, Phys. Rev. B 92, 041105(R) (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.041105 and Hu, Gong, Zhu, and Sheng, Phys. Rev. B 92, 140403(R) (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.140403] find a possible gapped spin liquid with the signal of a competition between a chiral and a Z2 spin liquid. Motivated by the DMRG results, we consider the chiral interaction JχSi.(Sj×Sk) as a perturbation for this nonmagnetic phase. We find that with growing Jχ, the gapless U(1) Dirac spin liquid, which has the best variational energy for Jχ=0 , exhibits the energy instability towards a gapped spin liquid with nontrivial magnetic fluxes and nonzero chiral order. We calculate topological Chern number and ground-state degeneracy, both of which identify this flux state as the chiral spin liquid with fractionalized Chern number C =1 /2 and twofold topological degeneracy. Our results indicate a positive direction to stabilize a chiral spin liquid near the nonmagnetic phase of the J1-J2 triangular model.

  19. Spin exchange and superconductivity in a $t-J'-V$ model for two-dimensional quarter-filled systems

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    Greco, Andres; Merino, Jaime; Foussats, Adriana; McKenzie, Ross H.

    2004-01-01

    The effect of antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations on two-dimensional quarter-filled systems is studied theoretically. An effective $t-J'-V$ model on a square lattice which accounts for checkerboard charge fluctuations and next-nearest-neighbors antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations is considered. From calculations based on large-N theory on this model it is found that the exchange interaction, $J'$, increases the attraction between electrons in the d$_{xy}$ channel only, so that both charge and...

  20. Inelastic Neutron Scattering Study of a Nonmagnetic Collapsed Tetragonal Phase in Nonsuperconducting CaFe2As2: Evidence of the Impact of Spin Fluctuations on Superconductivity in the Iron-Arsenide Compounds

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    Soh, J. H.; Tucker, G. S.; Pratt, D. K.; Abernathy, D. L.; Stone, M. B.; Ran, S.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.; Kreyssig, A.; McQueeney, R. J.; Goldman, A. I.

    2013-11-01

    The relationship between antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations and superconductivity has become a central topic of research in studies of superconductivity in the iron pnictides. We present unambiguous evidence of the absence of magnetic fluctuations in the nonsuperconducting collapsed tetragonal phase of CaFe2As2 via inelastic neutron scattering time-of-flight data, which is consistent with the view that spin fluctuations are a necessary ingredient for unconventional superconductivity in the iron pnictides. We demonstrate that the collapsed tetragonal phase of CaFe2As2 is nonmagnetic, and discuss this result in light of recent reports of high-temperature superconductivity in the collapsed tetragonal phase of closely related compounds.

  1. Low Energy Dynamics in Spin-Liquid and Ordered Phases of S=1/2 Antiferromagnet Cs2CuCl4

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    Smirnov, A. I.; Povarov, K. Yu; Starykh, O. A.; Shapiro, A. Ya; Petrov, S. V.

    2012-12-01

    Cs2CuCl4 realizes spin-1/2 quantum antiferromagnet on a distorted triangular lattice. It remains in a quantum spin-liquid state far below Curie-Weiss temperature 4 K and exhibits an incommensurate spin ordering at TN=0.6 K. We studied Cs2CuCl4 by means of electron spin resonance (ESR) at temperatures down to 0.05 K in the frequency range 9crossover of the signal from the above spinon-type ESR toward a resonance of a spiral-AFM type. However, for higher frequency f>60 GHz, we observe that the above spinon-type ESR survives deep in the ordered phase. These novel phenomena are consequences of fractionalized spinon excitations of spin chains, which are effectively decoupled in Cs2CuCl4 due to strong geometric frustration.

  2. Zero-Temperature Fluctuations in Short-Range Spin Glasses

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    Arguin, L.-P.; Newman, C. M.; Stein, D. L.; Wehr, J.

    2016-06-01

    We consider the energy difference restricted to a finite volume for certain pairs of incongruent ground states (if they exist) in the d-dimensional Edwards-Anderson Ising spin glass at zero temperature. We prove that the variance of this quantity with respect to the couplings grows proportionally to the volume in any d ≥ 2. An essential aspect of our result is the use of the excitation metastate. As an illustration of potential applications, we use this result to restrict the possible structure of spin glass ground states in two dimensions.

  3. Ultracold few fermionic atoms in needle-shaped double wells: spin chains and resonating spin clusters from microscopic Hamiltonians emulated via antiferromagnetic Heisenberg and t-J models

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    Yannouleas, Constantine; Brandt, Benedikt B.; Landman, Uzi

    2016-07-01

    Advances with trapped ultracold atoms intensified interest in simulating complex physical phenomena, including quantum magnetism and transitions from itinerant to non-itinerant behavior. Here we show formation of antiferromagnetic ground states of few ultracold fermionic atoms in single and double well (DW) traps, through microscopic Hamiltonian exact diagonalization for two DW arrangements: (i) two linearly oriented one-dimensional, 1D, wells, and (ii) two coupled parallel wells, forming a trap of two-dimensional, 2D, nature. The spectra and spin-resolved conditional probabilities reveal for both cases, under strong repulsion, atomic spatial localization at extemporaneously created sites, forming quantum molecular magnetic structures with non-itinerant character. These findings usher future theoretical and experimental explorations into the highly correlated behavior of ultracold strongly repelling fermionic atoms in higher dimensions, beyond the fermionization physics that is strictly applicable only in the 1D case. The results for four atoms are well described with finite Heisenberg spin-chain and cluster models. The numerical simulations of three fermionic atoms in symmetric DWs reveal the emergent appearance of coupled resonating 2D Heisenberg clusters, whose emulation requires the use of a t-J-like model, akin to that used in investigations of high T c superconductivity. The highly entangled states discovered in the microscopic and model calculations of controllably detuned, asymmetric, DWs suggest three-cold-atom DW quantum computing qubits.

  4. Magnetic excitations in one-dimensional spin-orbital models

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    Herzog, A; Oles, A.M.; Horsch, P.; Sirker, J.

    2011-01-01

    We study the dynamics and thermodynamics of one-dimensional spin-orbital models relevant for transition metal oxides. We show that collective spin, orbital, and combined spin-orbital excitations with infinite lifetime can exist, if the ground state of both sectors is ferromagnetic. Our main focus is the case of effectively ferromagnetic (antiferromagnetic) exchange for the spin (orbital) sector, respectively, and we investigate the renormalization of spin excitations via spin-orbital fluctuat...

  5. Quantum narrowing effect in a spin-Peierls system with quantum lattice fluctuation

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    We investigate a one-dimensional S=1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model coupled to quantum lattice vibration using a quantum Monte Carlo method. We study the ground-state lattice fluctuation where the system shows a characteristic structure factor. We also study the mass dependence of magnetic properties such as the magnetic susceptibility and the magnetic excitation spectrum. For heavy mass, the system shows the same behavior as the case of classical lattice vibration. On the other hand, for light mass, magnetic properties coincide with those of the static uniform chain. We investigate the physical mechanism of this behavior and propose the picture of quantum narrowing. (author)

  6. Critical and reentrant behavior of the spin quantum 1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model with Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in a longitudinal magnetic field

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    Parente, Walter E.F.; Pacobahyba, J.T.M.; Araújo, Ijanílio G. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Roraima, BR 174, Km 12. Bairro Monte Cristo. CEP: 69300-000 Boa Vista, Roraima (Brazil); Neto, Minos A., E-mail: minos@pq.cnpq.br [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Física, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); Ricardo de Sousa, J. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Física, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); Akinci, Ümit [Department of Physics, Dokuz Eylül University, Tr-35160 Izmir (Turkey)

    2014-04-15

    In this paper we study the quantum spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model in the presence of a Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (D) and a uniform longitudinal (H) magnetic field. Using the effective-field theory with a finite cluster N=2 spin (EFT-2) we calculate the phase diagrams in the H−T and D−T planes on a simple cubic lattice (z=6). We have only observed second order phase transitions for values between Δ∈[0,1], where the cases were analysed: Ising (Δ=1), anisotropic Heisenberg (Δ=0.6) and isotropic Heisenberg (Δ=0). - Highlights: • Anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple cubic lattice. • Effective-field theory. • Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction.

  7. Random antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains: Exact results from scaling of rare regions

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    Igloi, F.; Juhasz, R.; Rieger, H.

    1999-01-01

    We study XY and dimerized XX spin-1/2 chains with random exchange couplings by analytical and numerical methods and scaling considerations. We extend previous investigations to dynamical properties, to surface quantities and operator profiles, and give a detailed analysis of the Griffiths phase. We present a phenomenological scaling theory of average quantities based on the scaling properties of rare regions, in which the distribution of the couplings follows a surviving random walk character...

  8. Bogoliubov quasiparticles coupled to the antiferromagnetic spin mode in a vortex core

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    Berthod, C.

    2015-12-01

    In copper- and iron-based unconventional superconductors, the Bogoliubov quasiparticles interact with a spin resonance at momentum (π ,π ) . This interaction is revealed by specific signatures in the quasiparticle spectroscopies, like kinks in photoemission and dips in tunneling. We study these signatures, as they appear inside and around a vortex core in the local density of states (LDOS), a property accessible experimentally by scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Our model retains the whole nonlocal structure of the self-energy in space and time and is therefore not amenable to a Hamiltonian treatment using Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations. The interaction with the spin resonance does not suppress the zero-bias peak at the vortex center, although it reduces its spectral weight; neither does it smear out the vortex LDOS, but rather it adds structure to it. Some of the signatures we find may have been already measured in FeSe, but remained unnoticed. We compare the LDOS as a function of both energy and position with and without coupling to the spin resonance and observe, in particular, that the quasiparticle interference patterns around the vortex are strongly damped by the coupling. We study in detail the transfer of spectral weight induced both locally and globally by the interaction and also by the formation of the vortex. Finally, we introduce a new way of imaging the quasiparticles in real space, which combines locality and momentum-space sensitivity. This approach allows one to access quasiparticle properties that are not contained in the LDOS.

  9. Effects of magnetohydrodynamics matter density fluctuations on the solar neutrino resonant spin-flavor precession

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    Reggiani, N.; Guzzo, M. M.; Colonia, J. H.; de Holanda, P. C.

    1998-01-01

    Taking into account the stringent limits from helioseismology observations on possible matter density fluctuations described by magnetohydrodynamics theory, we find the corresponding time variations of solar neutrino survival probability due to the resonant spin-flavor precession phenomenon with amplitude of order O(10%). We discuss the physics potential of high statistics real time experiments, like as Superkamiokande, to observe the effects of such magnetohydrodynamics fluctuations on their...

  10. Anomaly in the phase diagram of the spin quantum 1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction: A low temperature analysis

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    Parente, Walter E. F.; Pacobahyba, J. T. M.; Araújo, Ijanílio G.; Neto, Minos A.; Ricardo de Sousa, J.

    2015-11-01

    We will study phase diagram the quantum spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model in the presence of a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (D) and a uniform longitudinal (H) magnetic field, where we have observed an anomaly at low temperatures. Using the effective-field theory with a finite cluster N=2 spin (EFT-2) we calculate the phase diagram in the H - D plane on a simple cubic lattice (z=6). We analyzed the cases: anisotropic Heisenberg - case I: (Δ = 1), anisotropic Heisenberg - case II: (Δ = 0.5) and anisotropic Heisenberg - case III: (Δ = 0), where only second order phase transitions are observed.

  11. Magnetic fluctuations in heavy-fermion metals

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    Mason, T.E.; Petersen, T.; Aeppli, G.;

    1995-01-01

    Elastic and inelastic neutron scattering have been used to study the antiferromagnetic ordering and magnetic excitations of the U heavy-fermion superconductors UPd2Al3 and URu2Si2 above and below T-N. While both materials exhibit the coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetic order......, the nature of the antiferromagnetic order and magnetic fluctuations is qualitatively quite different. UPd2Al3 resembles a rare earth magnetic system with coupling of the 4f electrons to the conduction electrons manifested in a broadening of otherwise conventional spin wave excitations. This is in marked...

  12. Topological Effects on Quantum Phase Slips in Superfluid Spin Transport

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    Kim, Se Kwon; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav

    2016-03-01

    We theoretically investigate effects of quantum fluctuations on superfluid spin transport through easy-plane quantum antiferromagnetic spin chains in the large-spin limit. Quantum fluctuations result in the decaying spin supercurrent by unwinding the magnetic order parameter within the easy plane, which is referred to as phase slips. We show that the topological term in the nonlinear sigma model for the spin chains qualitatively differentiates the decaying rate of the spin supercurrent between the integer versus half-odd-integer spin chains. An experimental setup for a magnetoelectric circuit is proposed, in which the dependence of the decaying rate on constituent spins can be verified by measuring the nonlocal magnetoresistance.

  13. Unusual Charge Transport and Spin Response of Doped Bilayer Triangular Antiferromagnets

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    LIANG Ying; MA Tian-Xing; FENG Shi-Ping

    2003-01-01

    Within the t-J model, the charge transport and spin response of the doped bilayer triangular antiferromagnetare studied by considering the bilayer interaction. Although the bilayer interaction leads to the band splitting in theelectronic structure, the qualitative behaviors of the physical properties are the same as in the single layer case. Theconductivity spectrum shows the low-energy peak and unusual midinfrared band, the temperature-dependent resistivityis characterized by the nonlinearity metallic-like behavior in the higher temperature range and the deviation from themetallic-like behavior in the lower temperature range and the commensurate neutron scattering peak near the half-fillingis split into six incommensurate peaks in the underdoped regime, with the incommensurability increasing with the holeconcentration at lower dopings, and saturating at higher dopings.

  14. Magnetic fluctuations in UNi4B

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    Mentink, S.A.M.; Mason, T.E.; Buyers, W.J.L.;

    1997-01-01

    We investigate the magnetic fluctuation spectrum of the geometrically frustrated antiferromagnetic compound UNi4B, which partially orders below T-N = 20 K. An overdamped spin excitation is observed at the AF wave vector around 2.4 meV. Low-frequency, weakly Q-dependent inelastic scattering...

  15. Spin-fluctuation-mediated pairing symmetry on the metallic kagome lattice

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    Kang Jing; Yu Shunli; Li Jianxin [Department of Physics and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Yao Zijian [Department of Physics and Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong)

    2011-05-04

    We study the magnetic properties and the superconducting pairing mediated by spin fluctuations on the metallic kagome lattice by using the Hubbard model and the fluctuation exchange approximation. It is found that the spin susceptibility is caused by the nesting of the renormalized Fermi surface. We point out that superconductivity will be favored in the spin-singlet channel and may be more easily realized around 25% hole doping. We find an evolution of the pairing state from a d-wave-like symmetry, described by the E{sub 2g} representation of the group D{sub 6h} at low dopings, to that described by the A{sub 2g} representation at heavy hole dopings.

  16. Equilibrium, metastability, and hysteresis in a model spin-crossover material with nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic-like and long-range ferromagnetic-like interactions

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    Rikvold, Per Arne; Brown, Gregory; Miyashita, Seiji; Omand, Conor; Nishino, Masamichi

    2016-02-01

    Phase diagrams and hysteresis loops were obtained by Monte Carlo simulations and a mean-field method for a simplified model of a spin-crossover material with a two-step transition between the high-spin and low-spin states. This model is a mapping onto a square-lattice S =1 /2 Ising model with antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor and ferromagnetic Husimi-Temperley (equivalent-neighbor) long-range interactions. Phase diagrams obtained by the two methods for weak and strong long-range interactions are found to be similar. However, for intermediate-strength long-range interactions, the Monte Carlo simulations show that tricritical points decompose into pairs of critical end points and mean-field critical points surrounded by horn-shaped regions of metastability. Hysteresis loops along paths traversing the horn regions are strongly reminiscent of thermal two-step transition loops with hysteresis, recently observed experimentally in several spin-crossover materials. We believe analogous phenomena should be observable in experiments and simulations for many systems that exhibit competition between local antiferromagnetic-like interactions and long-range ferromagnetic-like interactions caused by elastic distortions.

  17. Spin fluctuation in YBaFe4O7+δ with geometrically frustrated pyrochlore lattice of Fe spins

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    Magnetic excitation spectra were measured by inelastic neutron scattering on a powder sample of YBaFe4O7+δ having a geometrically frustrated pyrochlore lattice of Fe spins. The observed scattering intensity map constructed in the energy ω–wave vector Q space has a streaklike magnetic contribution extending to a rather high-ω region at the Q position of Qp ∼ 1.25 Å-1, where the width κ and position Qp of the streak are found to be insensitive to both the temperature T and ω. These results indicate the existence of the short-time spin correlation of Fe hexagons in the pyrochlore lattice, and can be understood by considering the spin fluctuation arising from the purely frustrating nature of three-dimensional classical insulating systems. (author)

  18. Mn2C monolayer: a 2D antiferromagnetic metal with high Néel temperature and large spin-orbit coupling

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    Hu, Lin; Wu, Xiaojun; Yang, Jinlong

    2016-06-01

    To realize antiferromagnetic spintronics in the nanoscale, it is highly desirable to identify new nanometer-scale antiferromagnetic metals with both high Néel temperature and large spin-orbit coupling. In this work, on the basis of first-principles calculation and particle swarm optimization (PSO) global structure search, we demonstrate that a two-dimensional Mn2C monolayer is an antiferromagnetic metal with a Mn magnetic moment of ~3μB. Mn2C monolayer has an anti-site structure of MoS2 sheet with carbon atoms hexagonally coordinated by neighboring Mn atoms. Remarkably, the in-plane carrier mobility of 2D Mn2C is highly anisotropic, amounting to about 47 000 cm2 V-1 s-1 in the a' direction, which is much higher than that of MoS2 monolayer. The Néel temperature of Mn2C monolayer is high up to 720 K. Due to strong spin-orbit coupling in plane, the magnetic anisotropy energy of Mn2C monolayer is larger than those of pure metals, such as Fe, Co, and Ni. These advantages render 2D Mn2C sheet with great potential applications in nanometer-scale antiferromagnetic spintronics.To realize antiferromagnetic spintronics in the nanoscale, it is highly desirable to identify new nanometer-scale antiferromagnetic metals with both high Néel temperature and large spin-orbit coupling. In this work, on the basis of first-principles calculation and particle swarm optimization (PSO) global structure search, we demonstrate that a two-dimensional Mn2C monolayer is an antiferromagnetic metal with a Mn magnetic moment of ~3μB. Mn2C monolayer has an anti-site structure of MoS2 sheet with carbon atoms hexagonally coordinated by neighboring Mn atoms. Remarkably, the in-plane carrier mobility of 2D Mn2C is highly anisotropic, amounting to about 47 000 cm2 V-1 s-1 in the a' direction, which is much higher than that of MoS2 monolayer. The Néel temperature of Mn2C monolayer is high up to 720 K. Due to strong spin-orbit coupling in plane, the magnetic anisotropy energy of Mn2C monolayer is

  19. Glass-like recovery of antiferromagnetic spin ordering in a photo-excited manganite Pr0.7Ca0.3MnO3

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    Zhou, S.Y.; Langner, M.C.; Zhu, Y.; Chuang, Y.-D.; Rini, M.; Glover, T.E.; Hertlein, M.P.; Gonzalez, A.G. Cruz; Tahir, N.; Tomioka, Y.; Tokura, Y.; Hussain, Z.; Schoenlein, R.W.

    2014-01-16

    Electronic orderings of charges, orbitals and spins are observed in many strongly correlated electron materials, and revealing their dynamics is a critical step toward understanding the underlying physics of important emergent phenomena. Here we use time-resolved resonant soft x-ray scattering spectroscopy to probe the dynamics of antiferromagnetic spin ordering in the manganite Pr0:7Ca0:3MnO3 following ultrafast photo-exitation. Our studies reveal a glass-like recovery of the spin ordering and a crossover in the dimensionality of the restoring interaction from quasi-1D at low pump fluence to 3D at high pump fluence. This behavior arises from the metastable state created by photo-excitation, a state characterized by spin disordered metallic droplets within the larger charge- and spin-ordered insulating domains. Comparison with time-resolved resistivity measurements suggests that the collapse of spin ordering is correlated with the insulator-to-metal transition, but the recovery of the insulating phase does not depend on the re-establishment of the spin ordering.

  20. Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets

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    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$...

  1. Macroscopic Quantum Coherence in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Magnets

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    HU Hui; LO Rong; ZHU Jia-Lin; XIONG Jia-Jiong

    2001-01-01

    The macroscopic quantum coherence in a biaxial antiferromagnetic molecular magnet in the presence of magnetic field acting parallel to its hard anisotropy axis is studied within the two-sublattice model. On the basis of instanton technique in the spin-coherent-state path-integral representation, both the rigorous Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin exponent and pre-exponential factor for the ground-state tunnel splitting are obtained. We find that the quantum fluctuations around the classical paths can not only induce a new quantum phase previously reported by Chiolero and Loss (Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 169), but also have great influence on the intensity of the ground-state tunnel splitting. Those features clearly have no analogue in the ferromagnetic molecular magnets. We suggest that they may be the universal behaviors in all antiferromagnetic molecular magnets. The analytical results are complemented by exact diagonalization calculation.

  2. Macroscopic Quantum Coherence in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Magnets

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    HUHui; LURong; 等

    2001-01-01

    The macroscopic quantum coherence in a biaxial antiferromagnetic molecular magnet in the presence of magnetic field acting parallel to its hard anisotropy axis is studied within the two-sublattice model.On the basis of instanton technique in the spin-coherent-state path-integral representation,both the rigorous Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin exponent and pre-exponential factor for the ground-state tunnel splitting are obtained.We find that the quantum fluctuations around the classical paths can not only induce a new quantum phase previously reported by Chiolero and Loss (Phys.Rev.Lett.80(1998)169),but also have great influence on the intensity of the ground-state tunnel splitting.Those features clearly have no analogue in the ferromagnetic molecular magnets.We suggest that they may be the universal behaviors in all antiferromagnetic molecular magnets.The analytical results are complemented by exact diagonalization calculation.

  3. Quantum Phase Transition in Quasi-two-dimensional Heisenberg Antiferromagnet with Single-Ion Anisotropy

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    JI An-Chun; TIAN Guang-Shan

    2007-01-01

    In the present paper, we investigate the quantum phase transition in a spatially anisotropic antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model of S = 1 with single-ion energy anisotropy. By using the Schwinger boson representation, we calculate the Gaussian correction to the critical value Jc⊥ caused by quantum spin fluctuations. We find that, for the positive single-ion energy, a nonzero value of Jc⊥ is always needed to stabilize the antiferromagnetic long-range order in this model. It resolves a difference among literature and shows clearly that the effect of quantum fluctuations may qualitatively change a result obtained by the mean-field theories on lower-dimensional systems.

  4. Investigation of potential fluctuating intra-unit cell magnetic order in cuprates by muon spin relaxation

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    Pal, A.; Akintola, K.; Potma, M.; Ishikado, M.; Eisaki, H.; Hardy, W.N.; Bonn, D. A.; Liang, R; Sonier, J. E.

    2016-01-01

    We report low temperature muon spin relaxation (muSR) measurements of the high-transition-temperature (Tc) cuprate superconductors Bi{2+x}Sr{2-x}CaCu2O{8+\\delta} and YBa2Cu3O6.57, aimed at detecting the mysterious intra-unit cell (IUC) magnetic order that has been observed by spin polarized neutron scattering in the pseudogap phase of four different cuprate families. A lack of confirmation by local magnetic probe methods has raised the possibility that the magnetic order fluctuates slowly eno...

  5. Finite-dimensional colored fluctuation-dissipation theorem for spin systems

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    Nicolis, Stam; Tranchida, Julien

    2016-01-01

    When nano-magnets are coupled to random external sources, their magnetization becomes a random variable, whose properties are defined by an induced probability density, that can be reconstructed from its moments, using the Langevin equation, for mapping the noise to the dynamical degrees of freedom. When the spin dynamics is discretized in time, a general fluctuation-dissipation theorem, valid for non-Markovian noise, can be established, even when zero modes are present. We discuss the subtleties that arise, when Gilbert damping is present and the mapping between noise and spin degrees of freedom is non--linear.

  6. Spin-wave analysis of the sublattice magnetization of the quadratic double-layer antiferromagnet K3Mn2F7, ch. 3

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    The temperature variation of the sublattice magnetization of the quadratic double-layer antiferromagnet K3Mn2F7 has been determined by measuring the NMR frequency of the 19F nuclei adjacent to the Mn sites in the double-layer. The data have been analyzed in terms of a two-dimensional four-sublattice spin-wave theory with inclusion of temperature-dependent and temperature-independent renormalization as formulated by Oguchi, as well as temperature variation of the k = 0 energy gap, and with exact integration over the Brillouin zone

  7. Pressure dependence of spin-fluctuation effects in the specific heat of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3

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    UPt3 is a heavy-fermion superconductor with indications of coexisting long-range ferromagnetic spin fluctuations. Measurements of its specific heat at pressures of 0, 3.8, and 8.9 kbar between 0.35 and 20 K show that the spin-fluctuation terms are extremely sensitive to pressure: the linear term decreases by --25% at 8.9 kbar; the T3 and T3 lnT terms decrease by factors of the order of 4. Comparison with the pressure dependence of the critical temperature suggests that the superconductivity is of a form that is enhanced by spin fluctuations

  8. Spin Transport by Collective Spin Excitations

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    Hammel, P. Chris

    We report studies of angular momentum transport in insulating materials. Our measurements reveal efficient spin pumping from high wavevector k spin waves in thin film Y3Fe5O12 (YIG): spin pumping is independent of wavevector up to k ~ 20 μm-1. Optical detection of YIG FMR by NV centers in diamond reveals a role for spin waves in this insulator-to-insulator spin transfer process. Spin transport is typically suppressed by insulating barriers, but we find that fluctuating antiferromagnetic correlations enable efficient spin transport at nm-scale thicknesses in insulating antiferromagnets, even in the absence of long-range order, and that the spin decay length increases with the strength of the antiferromagnetic correlations. This research is supported by the U.S. DOE through Grants DE-FG02-03ER46054 and DE-SC0001304, by the NSF MRSEC program through Grant No. 1420451 and by the Army Research Office through Grant W911NF0910147.

  9. Correlation-Driven Charge and Spin Fluctuations in LaCoO3

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    Karolak, M.; Izquierdo, M.; Molodtsov, S. L.; Lichtenstein, A. I.

    2015-07-01

    The spin transition in LaCoO3 has been investigated using density-functional theory in combination with dynamical mean-field theory employing continuous time quantum Monte Carlo and exact diagonalization impurity solvers. Calculations on the experimental rhombohedral atomic structure with two Co sites per unit cell show that an independent treatment of the Co atoms results in a ground state with strong charge fluctuations induced by electronic correlations. Each atom shows a contribution from either a d5 or a d7 state in addition to the main d6 state. These states play a relevant role in the spin transition which can be understood as a low spin-high spin (LS-HS) transition with significant contributions (˜10 % ) to the LS and HS states of d5 and d7 states, respectively. We report spectra as well as optical conductivity data for all cases. A thermodynamic analysis reveals a significant kinetic energy gain through introduction of charge fluctuations, which in addition to the potential energy reduction lowers the total energy of the system.

  10. Magnetic fluctuations and superconductivity in Fe pnictides probed by electron spin resonance

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    Pascher, Nikola; Deisenhofer, Joachim; Krug von Nidda, Hans-Albrecht; Loidl, Alois [Experimentalphysik V, Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute for Physics, Augsburg University, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany); Jeevan, H.S.; Gegenwart, P. [I. Physik. Institut, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany)

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    The electron spin resonance absorption spectrum of Eu{sup 2+} ions serves as a probe of the normal and superconducting state in Eu{sub 0.5}K{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 2}As{sub 2}. The spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T{sub 1}{sup ESR} obtained from the ESR linewidth exhibits a Korringa-like linear increase with temperature above T{sub C} evidencing a normal Fermi-liquid behavior. Below 45 K deviations from the Korringa-law occur which are ascribed to enhanced magnetic fluctuations upon approaching the superconducting transition. Below T{sub C} the spin lattice relaxation rate 1/T{sub 1}{sup ESR} follows a T{sup 1.5}-behavior without the appearance of a coherence peak.

  11. Magnetic phase diagrams of classical triangular and kagome antiferromagnets

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    Gvozdikova, M V [Department of Physics, Kharkov National University, 61077 Kharkov (Ukraine); Melchy, P-E; Zhitomirsky, M E, E-mail: mike.zhitomirsky@cea.fr [Service de Physique Statistique, Magnetisme et Supraconductivite, UMR-E9001 CEA-INAC/UJF, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble (France)

    2011-04-27

    We investigate the effect of geometrical frustration on the H-T phase diagrams of the classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets on triangular and kagome lattices. The phase diagrams for the two models are obtained from large-scale Monte Carlo simulations. For the kagome antiferromagnet, thermal fluctuations are unable to lift degeneracy completely and stabilize translationally disordered multipolar phases. We find a substantial difference in the temperature scales of the order by disorder effect related to different degeneracy of the low- and the high-field classical ground states in the kagome antiferromagnet. In the low-field regime, the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition into a spin-nematic phase is produced by unbinding of half-quantum vortices.

  12. Antiferromagnetic crystalline topological insulators

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    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...

  13. Co2Fe6B2/MgO-based perpendicular spin-transfer-torque magnetic-tunnel-junction spin-valve without [Co/Pt] n lower synthetic-antiferromagnetic layer

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    Lee, Seung-Eun; Shim, Tae-Hun; Park, Jea-Gun

    2015-11-01

    We design a Co2Fe6B2/MgO-based p-MTJ spin-valve without a [Co/Pt] n lower synthetic-antiferromagnetic (SyAF) layer to greatly reduce the 12-inch wafer fabrication cost of the p-MTJ spin-valve. This spin-valve achieve a tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) of 158% and an exchange field (H ex) of 1.4 kOe at an ex situ annealing temperature of >350 °C, which ensures writing error immunity. In particular, the TMR ratio strongly depends on the body-center-cubic capping-layer nanoscale thickness (t bcc), i.e., the TMR ratio peaks at t bcc = 0.6 nm.

  14. Anisotropic spin fluctuations in heavy-fermion superconductor CeCoIn sub 5. In-NQR and Co-NMR studies

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    Kawasaki, Y; Yashima, M

    2003-01-01

    We report In-NQR and Co-NMR experiments of CeCoIn sub 5 that undergoes a superconducting transition with a record high T sub c =2.3 K to date among heavy-fermion superconductors. At zero magnetic field, an anomalous temperature (T) dependence of nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T sub 1 of sup 1 sup 1 sup 5 In is explained by the relation 1/T sub 1 propor to T centre dot chi sub Q (T) sup 3 sup / sup 4 based on the anisotropic spin-fluctuations model in case of the proximity to an antiferromagnetic (AFM) quantum critical point (QCP). The novel behavior of 1/T sub 1 - T sup 1 sup / sup 4 over a wide T range of T sub c < T < 40 K arises because the staggered susceptibility almost follows the Curie law chi sub Q (T) propor to 1/(T + theta) with theta=0.6 K and hence 1/T sub 1 propor to T/(T + 0.6) sup 3 sup / sup 4 - T sup 1 sup / sup 4 for theta < T. We highlight that the behavior 1/T sub 1 - T sup 1 sup / sup 4 is due to the proximity to the anisotropic AFM QCP relevant with its layered structure...

  15. Tensor-product state approach to spin-1/2 square J1-J2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model: Evidence for deconfined quantum criticality

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    Wang, Ling; Gu, Zheng-Cheng; Verstraete, Frank; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    2016-08-01

    The ground state phase of a spin-1/2 J1-J2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a square lattice around the maximally frustrated regime (J2˜0.5 J1 ) has been debated for decades. Here we study this model using the cluster update algorithm for tensor-product states (TPSs). The ground state energies at finite sizes and in the thermodynamic limit (with finite size scaling) are in good agreement with exact diagonalization study. Through finite size scaling of the spin correlation function, we find the critical point J2c1=0.572 (5 ) J1 and critical exponents ν =0.50 (8 ) ,ηs=0.28 (6 ) . In the range of 0.572 law decaying dimer-dimer and plaquette-plaquette correlations with an anomalous plaquette scaling exponent ηp=0.24 (1 ) and an anomalous columnar scaling exponent ηc=0.28 (1 ) at J2/J1=0.6 . These results are consistent with a potential gapless U (1 ) spin-liquid phase. However, since the U (1 ) spin liquid is unstable due to the instanton effect, a valence bond solid order with very small amplitude might develop in the thermodynamic limit. Thus, our numerical results strongly indicate a deconfined quantum critical point at J2c1. Remarkably, all the observed critical exponents are consistent with the J -Q model.

  16. Electric voltage generation by antiferromagnetic dynamics

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    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.

  17. Zitterbewegung with spin-orbit coupled ultracold atoms in a fluctuating optical lattice

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    Argonov, V. Yu; Makarov, D. V.

    2016-09-01

    The dynamics of non-interacting ultracold atoms with artificial spin-orbit coupling is considered. Spin-orbit coupling is created using two moving optical lattices with orthogonal polarizations. Our main goal is to study influence of lattice noise on Rabi oscillations. Special attention is paid to the phenomenon of the Zitterbewegung being trembling motion caused by Rabi transitions between states with different velocities. Phase and amplitude fluctuations of lattices are modelled by means of the two-dimensional stochastic Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, also known as harmonic noise. In the the noiseless case the problem is solved analytically in terms of the momentum representation. It is shown that lattice noise significantly extends duration of the Zitterbewegung as compared to the noiseless case. This effect originates from noise-induced decoherence of Rabi oscillations.

  18. Electronic Structure, Magnetism and Spin-Fluctuations in Fe-As Based Superconductors

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    Singh, David J [ORNL; Du, Mao-Hua [ORNL; Zhang, Lijun [ORNL; Subedi, Alaska P [ORNL; An, Jiming [ORNL

    2009-01-01

    The physical properties of the layered iron superconductors and related phases are discussed starting from first principles calculations. The electronic structure is described as that of metallic Fe{sup 2+} square lattice sheets with substantial direct Fe-Fe hopping and interactions with the neighboring anionic pnictogens or chalcogens. The materials have a semi-metallic band structure, and in particular the Fermi surface consists of small cylindrical electron sections centered at the zone corner, and compensating hole sections at the zone boundary. The density of states N(E{sub F}) is high placing the materials near itinerant magnetism in general, and furthermore the small Fermi surface sections are well nested leading to a tendency towards a spin density wave. Comparison of experimental and density functional results imply the presence of exceptionally strong spin fluctuations in these materials. Superconductivity is discussed within this context.

  19. Spin wave collapse and incommensurate fluctuations in URu[sub 2]Si[sub 2

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    Buyers, W.J.L. (AECL Research, Chalk River, Ont. K0J1J0 (Canada)); Tun, Z. (AECL Research, Chalk River, Ont. K0J1J0 (Canada)); Petersen, T. (Risoe National Laboratory, DK 4000 (Denmark)); Mason, T.E. (Risoe National Laboratory, DK 4000 (Denmark)); Lussier, J.G. (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. L8S4M1 (Canada)); Gaulin, B.D. (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. L8S4M1 (Canada)); Menovsky, A.A. (University of Amsterdam, 1018XE Amsterdam (Netherlands))

    1994-04-01

    To test if the T[sub N]=17.7 K transition in URu[sub 2]Si[sub 2] is driven by a divergence of a magnetic order parameter we performed high-resolution neutron scattering . At the ordering wave vector the spin-wave energy collapsed and the susceptibility diverged as T[sub N] was approached. This confirms that the order parameter is the magnetic dipole, as shown by recent symmetry arguments and polarized neutron experiments [1]. We also observe incommensurate fluctuations, suggesting that competing temperature-dependent interactions may influence this weak-moment transition. ((orig.))

  20. IrMn基反铁磁自旋阀的巨磁电阻效应%Giant magnetoresistance in IrMn based antiferromagnetic spin valve

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    贾兴涛; 夏钶

    2011-01-01

    According to the parameter-free first principles calculations,we investigate the spin polarized transport in antiferromagnetic spin valve (AFSV) based on noncollinear IrMn.The giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in Co/IrMn/Cu(111) with L12-type IrMn shows three-fold rotational symmetry,which is easy to be distinguished from the GMR of normal ferromagnetic spin valves.Moreover,GMR based on γ-phase IrMn with current-in-plane (CIP) structure shows that GMR is 7.7%,around two time larger than that in current-pendicular-to-plane (CPP) structure (3.4%).Our study demonstrates that the AFSV CIP structure possesses a larger GMR effect than the CPP structure,and the GMR effect in AFSV based on noncollinear antiferromagnetic structure is larger than that based on collinear antiferromagnetic structure such as FeMn.%用第一性原理方法研究了在微观尺度具有三重对称磁结构的IrMn合金的反铁磁自旋阀(AFSV)的电子输运.研究表明:基于有序L12相IrMn合金的Co/Cu/IrMn自旋阀的巨磁电阻(GMR)效应具有三重对称性,可以利用这一特性区分反铁磁材料的GMR与传统铁磁材料的GMR.基于无序γ相IrMn合金的IrMn(0.84nm)/Cu(0.42nm)/IrMn(0.42nm)/Cu(0.42nm)(111)AFSV的电流平行平面构型的GMR约为7.7%,大约是电流垂直平面构型的GMR(3.4%)的两倍,明显大于实验中观测到的基于共线磁结构的FeMn基AFSV的GMR.

  1. Spinon dynamics in quantum integrable antiferromagnets

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    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.

  2. Structure and thermodynamic properties of (C5H12N)CuBr3: a new weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain complex lying in the 1D-3D dimensional cross-over regime.

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    Pan, Bingying; Wang, Yang; Zhang, Lijuan; Li, Shiyan

    2014-04-01

    Single crystals of a metal organic complex (C5H12N)CuBr3 (C5H12N = piperidinium, pipH for short) have been synthesized, and the structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. (pipH)CuBr3 crystallizes in the monoclinic group C2/c. Edging-sharing CuBr5 units link to form zigzag chains along the c axis, and the neighboring Cu(II) ions with spin-1/2 are bridged by bibromide ions. Magnetic susceptibility data down to 1.8 K can be well fitted by the Bonner-Fisher formula for the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain, giving the intrachain magnetic coupling constant J ≈ -17 K. At zero field, (pipH)CuBr3 shows three-dimensional (3D) order below TN = 1.68 K. Calculated by the mean-field theory, the interchain coupling constant J' = -0.91 K is obtained and the ordered magnetic moment m0 is about 0.23 μB. This value of m0 makes (pipH)CuBr3 a rare compound suitable to study the 1D-3D dimensional cross-over problem in magnetism, since both 3D order and one-dimensional (1D) quantum fluctuations are prominent. In addition, specific heat measurements reveal two successive magnetic transitions with lowering temperature when external field μ0H ≥ 3 T is applied along the a' axis. The μ0H-T phase diagram of (pipH)CuBr3 is roughly constructed. PMID:24617285

  3. Magnetization processes and transitions between two antiferromagnetic spin configurations in single-crystalline MnSn2

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    Duan, T. F.; Ren, W. J.; Liu, W.; Zhang, Z. D.

    2016-08-01

    The magnetic structure of MnSn2 and magnetic phase transitions in this compound have been investigated by magnetic measurements on single crystals. The results show that two antiferromagnetic (AFM) states exist below 325 K and that a transition between these two phases occurs at 74 K. Applying a magnetic field (H) has great influence on the transition temperature. An anomalous magnetization process at low fields occurs when the magnetic field applied along the [110] direction, which is ascribed to the contribution of the basal anisotropy. Based on the data for the magnetization processes and the phase transition of the present single crystal, the H-T phase diagram has been established.

  4. The Magnetism of Li doped La$_{2}$CuO$_4$: the antiferromagnetic spin-shard state

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    Sushkov, O. P.; Neto, A. H. Castro

    2005-01-01

    We study the dynamics of a single hole in Li and Sr doped La$_{2}$CuO$_4$ and its extension to a finite hole concentration. We compare the physics of La$_{2-x}$Sr$_x$CuO$_4$ and La$_{2}$Cu$_{1-x}$Li$_x$O$_4$ and explain why these systems are remarkably different. We demonstrate that holes in La$_{2}$Cu$_{1-x}$Li$_x$O$_4$ are always localized and that there is a critical concentration, $x_c\\approx 0.03$, above which the holes break the global antiferromagnetic state into an array of weakly cou...

  5. Zn and Ni substitutional effects on spin fluctuations in YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 by sup 6 sup 3 sup , sup 6 sup 5 Cu NQR

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    Han, K S; Mean, B J; Lee, K H; Seo, S W; Lee, M H; Lee, W C

    2000-01-01

    We have prepared Zn- and Ni-substituted YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7 (YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 sub - sub x M sub x O sub 7 , M=Zn or Ni, x=0.00 approx 0.09) and performed sup 6 sup 3 sup , sup 6 sup 5 Cu nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements for the plane site at 300 and 100 K. Substitutional effects on the relaxation rates are markedly different. Both the spin-lattice and the spin-spin relaxation rates decrease for Zn-doped YBCO. However, those increase for Ni-doped YBCO. This contrast in local electronic dynamics provides clear microscopic evidence that Zn forms no local moment while Ni develops a local moment. Consequently, the antiferromagnetic spin fluctuation is suppressed by Zn doping whereas it is preserved by Ni doping. This is also confirmed by the ratio of the sup 6 sup 3 sup , sup 6 sup 5 Cu spin-lattice relaxation rates for the plane coppers.

  6. Low-energy spin fluctuations in the non-Fermi-liquid compound YbRh2Si2

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    O. Stockert et al

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available We report on inelastic neutron scattering experiments on YbRh2Si2 powder to study the low-energy spin dynamics at temperatures between T=0.8 and 22 K. The low-energy magnetic response is quasielastic. However, it exhibits an unusual form not modelled by a simple relaxation rate yielding a Lorentzian lineshape, but can satisfactorily be described by a phenomenological model involving a distribution of relaxation rates. The lower bound of the relaxation rates varies roughly linear with temperature indicating a pronounced slowing down of the critical modes above the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature TNapprox70 mK.

  7. Spin wave excitations in AFe1.5Se2 (A = K, Tl): analytical study

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    By generalizing the equation of motion method, we can analytically solve the spin wave excitations for the intercalated ternary iron-selenide AFe1.5Se2 (A = K, Tl) in a complex 4 × 2 collinear antiferromagnetic order. It is found that there are one acoustic branch (gapless Goldstone mode) and two gapful optical branches of spin wave excitations with each in double degeneracy. By examining the non-imaginary excitation frequency condition, we can determine the corresponding phase boundary. The exchange couplings between Fe moments in AFe1.5Se2 are derived based on the first-principles total energy calculations. The Fe spin is found to be S= 3/2 through computing the antiferromagnetic quantum fluctuation. It is also found that a very small spin-orientation anisotropy can remarkably suppress the antiferromagnetic quantum fluctuation. The spin dynamical structure factors are calculated and discussed in association with neutron inelastic scattering experiment.

  8. Spin fluctuations and alloying effects on low-temperature properties in BCC Asub(x)Bsub(1-x) compounds

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    Pictet, O.; Jarlborg, T.; Peter, M.

    1987-01-01

    A number of BCC alloys have been studied theoretically by self-consistent LMTO calculations using supercells of different sizes. To account for disorder effects a density-of-states broadening is used. Electron-phonon coupling, Stoner factors and superconducting transition temperatures have been calculated, including the effect of spin fluctuations. It is found that spin fluctuations are important for a good description of superconductivity. Moreover they can explain many experimental trends; in particular they show the increase of the transition temperature with pressure in NbZr compounds.

  9. Low-energy paramagnetic spin fluctuations in the weak itinerant ferromagnet MnSi

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    Ishikawa, Y.; Noda, Y.; Fincher, C.; Shirane, G.

    1982-01-01

    Low-energy paramagnetic excitations in the weak itinerant ferromagnet (WIF) MnSi have been studied by neutron scattering. The observed spectrum has a Lorentzian form (ΓΓ2+ω2) and is clearly separated from excitations in the Stoner continuum. The generalized susceptibility, χ(q), has been obtained by integrating the scattering intensity over energy. It is found that χ(q) depends upon the wave vector q as χ(q)-1=κ2(T)+q2 for qWIF. The linewidth Γ is found to be proportional to qχ(q) as predicted by the MK theory, in contrast with the q2χ(q) relation expected in a Heisenberg system. These results provide the first direct experimental evidence for the existence of MK spin fluctuations in a WIF above Tc.

  10. Pressure dependence of critical temperature of bulk FeSe from spin fluctuation theory

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    Hirschfeld, Peter; Kreisel, Andreas; Wang, Yan; Tomic, Milan; Jeschke, Harald; Jacko, Anthony; Valenti, Roser; Maier, Thomas; Scalapino, Douglas

    2013-03-01

    The critical temperature of the 8K superconductor FeSe is extremely sensitive to pressure, rising to a maximum of 40K at about 10GPa. We test the ability of the current generation of fluctuation exchange pairing theories to account for this effect, by downfolding the density functional theory electronic structure for each pressure to a tight binding model. The Fermi surface found in such a procedure is then used with fixed Hubbard parameters to determine the pairing strength using the random phase approximation for the spin singlet pairing vertex. We find that the evolution of the Fermi surface captured by such an approach is alone not sufficient to explain the observed pressure dependence, and discuss alternative approaches. PJH, YW, AK were supported by DOE DE-FG02-05ER46236, the financial support of MT, HJ, and RV from the DFG Schwerpunktprogramm 1458 is kindly acknowledged.

  11. Strong coupling critique of spin fluctuation driven charge order in underdoped cuprates

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    Mishra, Vivek; Norman, M. R.

    2015-08-01

    Charge order has emerged as a generic feature of doped cuprates, leading to important questions about its origin and its relation to superconductivity. Recent experiments on two classes of hole doped cuprates indicate a novel d -wave symmetry for the order. These were motivated by earlier spin fluctuation theoretical studies based on an expansion about hot spots in the Brillouin zone that indicated such an order would be competitive with d -wave superconductivity. Here, we reexamine this problem by solving strong coupling equations in the full Brillouin zone for experimentally relevant parameters. We find that bond-oriented order, as seen experimentally, is strongly suppressed. We also include coupling to B1 g phonons and do not see any qualitative change. Our results argue against an itinerant model for the charge order, implying instead that such order is likely due to Coulombic phase separation of the doped holes.

  12. Strong charge and spin fluctuations in La2O3Fe2Se2

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    Jin, Guangxi; Wang, Yilin; Dai, Xi; Ren, Xinguo; He, Lixin

    2016-08-01

    The electronic structure and magnetic properties of the strongly correlated material La2O3Fe2Se2 are studied by using both the density-functional theory plus U (DFT +U ) method and the DFT plus Gutzwiller (DFT + G) variational method. The ground-state magnetic structure of this material obtained with DFT +U is consistent with recent experiments with an appropriate U parameter, but its band gap is significantly overestimated by DFT +U , even with a small Hubbard U value. In contrast, the DFT + G method yields a band gap of 0.1-0.2 eV, in excellent agreement with experiment. Detailed analysis shows that the electronic and magnetic properties of La2O3Fe2Se2 are strongly affected by charge and spin fluctuations which are missing in the DFT +U method.

  13. Spin-current probe for phase transition in an insulator

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    Qiu, Zhiyong; Li, Jia; Hou, Dazhi; Arenholz, Elke; N'diaye, Alpha T.; Tan, Ali; Uchida, Ken-Ichi; Sato, Koji; Okamoto, Satoshi; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav; Qiu, Z. Q.; Saitoh, Eiji

    2016-08-01

    Spin fluctuation and transition have always been one of the central topics of magnetism and condensed matter science. Experimentally, the spin fluctuation is found transcribed onto scattering intensity in the neutron-scattering process, which is represented by dynamical magnetic susceptibility and maximized at phase transitions. Importantly, a neutron carries spin without electric charge, and therefore it can bring spin into a sample without being disturbed by electric energy. However, large facilities such as a nuclear reactor are necessary. Here we show that spin pumping, frequently used in nanoscale spintronic devices, provides a desktop microprobe for spin transition; spin current is a flux of spin without an electric charge and its transport reflects spin excitation. We demonstrate detection of antiferromagnetic transition in ultra-thin CoO films via frequency-dependent spin-current transmission measurements, which provides a versatile probe for phase transition in an electric manner in minute devices.

  14. Spin-current probe for phase transition in an insulator.

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    Qiu, Zhiyong; Li, Jia; Hou, Dazhi; Arenholz, Elke; N'Diaye, Alpha T; Tan, Ali; Uchida, Ken-Ichi; Sato, Koji; Okamoto, Satoshi; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav; Qiu, Z Q; Saitoh, Eiji

    2016-01-01

    Spin fluctuation and transition have always been one of the central topics of magnetism and condensed matter science. Experimentally, the spin fluctuation is found transcribed onto scattering intensity in the neutron-scattering process, which is represented by dynamical magnetic susceptibility and maximized at phase transitions. Importantly, a neutron carries spin without electric charge, and therefore it can bring spin into a sample without being disturbed by electric energy. However, large facilities such as a nuclear reactor are necessary. Here we show that spin pumping, frequently used in nanoscale spintronic devices, provides a desktop microprobe for spin transition; spin current is a flux of spin without an electric charge and its transport reflects spin excitation. We demonstrate detection of antiferromagnetic transition in ultra-thin CoO films via frequency-dependent spin-current transmission measurements, which provides a versatile probe for phase transition in an electric manner in minute devices. PMID:27573443

  15. Effects of spin fluctuations, charge fluctuations and lattice distortions on charge orders in theta- and alpha-type BEDT-TTF salts

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    Miyashita, Satoshi [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Yonemitsu, Kenji, E-mail: satoshi@ims.ac.j [Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan)

    2009-02-01

    Effects of spin fluctuations, charge fluctuations and lattice distortions on charge orders in theta-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}RbZn(SCN){sub 4} and alpha-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}I{sub 3} are investigated theoretically in a two-dimensional extended Peierls-Hubbard model. By using exact diagonalization, we have calculated hole-density distributions and transfer modulations with transfer integrals based on the corresponding high-temperature structures as a function of electron-phonon couplings. The results clearly show the origin of their lattice-effect differences, namely, the lattice effect on theta-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}RbZn(SCN){sub 4} is much larger than that on alpha-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}I{sub 3}. This finding is systematically explained by the strong-coupling perturbation theory. It is found that spin fluctuations induce lattice distortions in theta-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}RbZn(SCN){sub 4}, but their effects are partially cancelled by charge fluctuations in alpha-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}I{sub 3}.

  16. Static and dynamical spin correlations of the S =1/2 random-bond antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the triangular and kagome lattices

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    Shimokawa, Tokuro; Watanabe, Ken; Kawamura, Hikaru

    2015-10-01

    Inspired by the recent theoretical suggestion that the random-bond S =1 /2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the triangular and the kagome lattices might exhibit a randomness-induced quantum spin liquid (QSL) behavior when the strength of the randomness exceeds a critical value, and that this "random-singlet state" might be relevant to the QSL behaviors experimentally observed in triangular organic salts κ -(ET) 2Cu2(CN) 3 and EtMe3Sb [Pd(dmit)2] 2 and in kagome herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH) 6Cl2 , we further investigate the nature of the static and the dynamical spin correlations of these models. We compute the static and the dynamical spin structure factors, S (q ) and S (q ,ω ) , by means of an exact diagonalization method. In both triangular and kagome models, the computed S (q ,ω ) in the random-singlet state depends on the wave vector q only weakly, robustly exhibiting gapless behaviors accompanied by the broad distribution extending to higher energy ω . Especially in the strongly random kagome model, S (q ,ω ) hardly depends on q , and exhibits an almost flat distribution for a wide range of ω , together with a ω =0 peak. These features agree semiquantitatively with the recent neutron-scattering data on a single-crystal herbertsmithite. Furthermore, the computed magnetization curve agrees almost quantitatively with the experimental one recently measured on a single-crystal herbertsmithite. These results suggest that the QSL state observed in herbertsmithite might indeed be the randomness-induced QSL state, i.e., the random-singlet state.

  17. Histogram Monte Carlo study of multicritical behavior in the hexagonal easy-axis Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Mailhot, A.; Plumer, M. L.; Caillé, A.

    1993-01-01

    The results of a detailed histogram Monte-Carlo study of critical-fluctuation effects on the magnetic-field temperature phase diagram associated with the hexagonal Heisenberg antiferromagnet with weak axial anisotropy are reported. The multiphase point where three lines of continuous transitions merge at the spin-flop boundary exhibits a structure consistent with scaling theory but without the usual umbilicus as found in the case of a bicritical point.

  18. Thermoinduced magnetization in nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials

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    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....

  19. Towards spin-polarized two-dimensional electron gas at a surface of an antiferromagnetic insulating oxide

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    Mishra, Rohan; Kim, Young-Min; He, Qian; Huang, Xing; Kim, Seong Keun; Susner, Michael A.; Bhattacharya, Anand; Fong, Dillon D.; Pantelides, Sokrates T.; Borisevich, Albina Y.

    2016-07-01

    The surfaces of transition-metal oxides with the perovskite structure are fertile grounds for the discovery of novel electronic and magnetic phenomena. In this article, we combine scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) with density functional theory (DFT) calculations to obtain the electronic and magnetic properties of the (001) surface of a (LaFeO3) 8/(SrFeO3) 1 superlattice film capped with four layers of LaFe O3 . Simultaneously acquired STEM images and electron-energy-loss spectra reveal the surface structure and a reduction in the oxidation state of iron from F e3 + in the bulk to F e2 + at the surface, extending over several atomic layers, which signals the presence of oxygen vacancies. The DFT calculations confirm the reduction in terms of oxygen vacancies and further demonstrate the stabilization of an exotic phase in which the surface layer is half metallic and ferromagnetic, while the bulk remains antiferromagnetic and insulating. Based on the calculations, we predict that the surface magnetism and conductivity can be controlled by tuning the partial pressure of oxygen.

  20. Identical spin fluctuations in Cu- and Co-doped BaFe2As2 independent of electron doping

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    Grafe, H.-J.; Gräfe, U.; Dioguardi, A. P.; Curro, N. J.; Aswartham, S.; Wurmehl, S.; Büchner, B.

    2014-09-01

    We present As75 nuclear magnetic resonance measurements on single crystals of BaFe2As2, BaFe1.8Co0.2As2, and BaFe1.82Cu0.18As2. While only Co doping induces bulk superconductivity on a broad doping range, the spin fluctuations probed by the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate (T1T )-1 are identical for both dopings down to Tc. Below this temperature, (T1T)-1 of the Cu-doped sample continues to rise, proving that (a) there is a quantum critical point below the superconducting dome, and (b) adding electrons does not affect the spin fluctuations. Consequently, we analyze the Knight shift data in terms of a two-component scenario, with one hyperfine coupling to an itinerant degree of freedom and the other to Fe moments.

  1. An effective mean field theory for the coexistence of anti-ferromagnetism and superconductivity: Applications to iron-based superconductors and cold Bose-Fermi atomic mixtures

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    Brackett, Jeremy; Newman, Joseph; De Silva, Theja N.

    2016-10-01

    We study an effective fermion model on a square lattice to investigate the cooperation and competition of superconductivity and anti-ferromagnetism. In addition to particle tunneling and on-site interaction, a bosonic excitation mediated attractive interaction is also included in the model. We assume that the attractive interaction is mediated by spin fluctuations and excitations of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in electronic systems and Bose-Fermi mixtures on optical lattices, respectively. Using an effective mean-field theory to treat both superconductivity and anti-ferromagnetism at equal footing, we study a single effective model relevant for both systems within the Landau energy functional approach and a linearized theory. Within our approaches, we find possible co-existence of superconductivity and anti-ferromagnetism for both electronic and cold-atomic models. Our linearized theory shows while spin fluctuations favor d-wave superconductivity and BEC excitations favor s-wave superconductivity.

  2. Projected wave function study of Z2 spin liquids on the kagome lattice for the spin-1/2 quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Becca, Federico; Iqbal, Yasir; Poilblanc, Didier

    2012-02-01

    Within the class of Gutzwiller projected fermionic wave functions, by using quantum variational Monte Carlo simulations, we investigated the energetics of all possible Z2 spin liquids that can potentially occur as ground states of the nearest-neighbor S=1/2 quantum Heisenberg model on the Kagome lattice [1]. We conclusively show that all gapped and gapless Z2 spin liquids are higher in energy compared to the U(1) gapless states in whose neighborhoods they lie. In particular, the most promising gapped Z2 spin liquid (the so-called Z2[0,π]β state), conjectured to describe the ground state [2], is always higher in energy compared to the U(1) Dirac spin liquid. We also extended the U(1) Dirac state and the uniform RVB spin liquid to include next-nearest-neighbor hopping terms, and studied its local and global stability towards various valence bond crystal patterns. We found that a non-trivial 36-site VBC is stabilized upon addition of a small ferromagnetic exchange coupling [3]. [4pt] [1] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc, Phys. Rev. B 84, 020407(R) (2011)[0pt] [2] Y.-M. Lu, Y. Ran, and P.A. Lee. Phys. Rev. B 83, 224413 (2011)[0pt] [3] Y. Iqbal, F. Becca, and D. Poilblanc, Phys. Rev. B 83, 100404(R) (2011)

  3. Bridging amount of spin-glasses over ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic thin films and bit-cell dispersion of exchange bias in corresponding TA-MRAM devices

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    Akmaldinov, Kamil; Ducruet, Clarisse; Alvarez-Herault, Jeremy; Baltz, Vincent

    2015-03-01

    For thermally-assisted magnetic random access memories (TA-MRAM), lowering bit-cells dispersions of exchange bias is necessary. In this study, we prove that spin-glass-like phases (SG) spread over the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic (F/AF) storage layer are the main cause of such distributions once the film is nanofabricated into a device. In particular, we show that the less the SG, the lower the bit-cell dispersion. More precisely, the amount of SG was varied from sample to sample by sputtering various AFs: IrMn, FeMn and their alloys. Blocking temperature distributions were measured to quantify the amount of SG at the wafer level. The wafers were then patterned to obtain 1kb devices and all the cells were tested electrically. Finally, the resulting loop shift cumulative distribution functions accounting for the bit-cell dispersions were correlated to the initial amount of SG. In addition to bridging the gap between fundamental SG and a technological application, we also demonstrated that blocking temperature distributions are a versatile method to qualify TA-MRAM production batches before processing. Univ. Grenoble-Alpes/CNRS/INAC-CEA, 38000 Grenoble, France.

  4. The robustness of the quantum spin Hall effect to the thickness fluctuation in HgTe quantum wells

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    Guo Huai-Ming; Zhang Xiang-Lin; Feng Shi-Ping

    2012-01-01

    The quantum spin Hall effect (QSHE) was first realized in HgTe quantum wells (QWs),which remain the only known two-dimensional topological insulator so far.In this paper,we have systematically studied the effect of the thickness fluctuation of HgTe QWs on the QSHE.We start with the case of constant mass with random distributions,and reveal that the disordered system can be well described by a virtual uniform QW with an effective mass when the number of components is small.When the number is infinite and corresponds to the real fluctuation,we find that the QSHE is not only robust,but also can be generated by relatively strong fluctuation.Our results imply that the thickness fluctuation does not cause backscattering,and the QSHE is robust to it.

  5. Hydration-induced anisotropic spin fluctuations in NaxCoO2 · 1.3H2O superconductor

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    Matano, K.; Lin, C. T.; Zheng, Guo-qing

    2008-12-01

    We report 59Co NMR studies in single crystals of the cobalt oxide superconductor Na0.42CoO2·1.3H2O (Tc=4.25 K) and its parent compound Na0.42CoO2. We find that both the magnitude and the temperature (T) dependence of the Knight shifts are identical in the two compounds above Tc. The spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T1) is also identical above T0~60 K for both compounds. Below T0, the unhydrated sample is found to be a non-correlated metal that well conforms to the Fermi liquid theory, while spin fluctuations develop in the superconductor. These results indicate that water intercalation does not change the density of states at the Fermi level or the carrier density but its primary role is to bring about spin fluctuations. Our result shows that, in the hydrated superconducting compound, the electron correlation is anisotropic. Namely, the spin fluctuation around the finite wave vector is much stronger along the a-axis direction than that along the c-axis direction.

  6. Gapless spin liquid ground state in the S = 1/2 vanadium oxyfluoride kagome antiferromagnet [NH4]2[C7H14N][V7O6F18].

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    Clark, L; Orain, J C; Bert, F; De Vries, M A; Aidoudi, F H; Morris, R E; Lightfoot, P; Lord, J S; Telling, M T F; Bonville, P; Attfield, J P; Mendels, P; Harrison, A

    2013-05-17

    The vanadium oxyfluoride [NH(4)](2)[C(7)H(14)N][V(7)O(6)F(18)] (DQVOF) is a geometrically frustrated magnetic bilayer material. The structure consists of S = 1/2 kagome planes of V(4+) d(1) ions with S = 1 V(3+) d(2) ions located between the kagome layers. Muon spin relaxation measurements demonstrate the absence of spin freezing down to 40 mK despite an energy scale of 60 K for antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. From magnetization and heat capacity measurements we conclude that the S = 1 spins of the interplane V(3+) ions are weakly coupled to the kagome layers, such that DQVOF can be viewed as an experimental model for S = 1/2 kagome physics, and that it displays a gapless spin liquid ground state.

  7. Spin 1/2 systems perturbed by fluctuating, arbitrary fields; relaxation and frequency shifts, a new approach to Redfield theory

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    Golub, Robert

    2014-01-01

    The usual approach to considerations of apin relaxation and frequency shifts due to fluctuating fields is through the density matrix Slichter. Here we treat the problem of the influence of fluctuating fields on a spin 1/2 system based on direct solution of the Schroedinger equation in contrast to the usual treatment. Our results are seen to be in agreement with the known results in the literature McGregor, Slichter, Red2, CSH, as they must, but our derivation directly from the Schroedinger equation allows us to see the role of the necessary assumptions in a somewhat clearer way.

  8. Spin valves based on Mn{sub 75}Ir{sub 25} antiferromagnet with controllable functional parameters

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    Milyaev, M. A., E-mail: milyaev@imp.uran.ru; Naumova, L. I.; Kamenskii, I. Yu.; Ustinov, V. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch (Russian Federation)

    2015-12-15

    Using the example of spin valves of the Ta(50 Å)/Ni{sub 80}Fe{sub 20}(30 Å)/Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10}(15 Å)/Cu(28 Å)/Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10}(20 Å)/Mn{sub 75}Ir{sub 25}(50 Å)/Ta(20 Å) composition, factors controlling the hysteresis properties are studied for the case of macro- and microscopic sizes of an experimental sample. It is shown that a linear change in the magnetoresistance with small hysteresis while retaining the giant magnetoresistance effect at a level of 8% can be obtained in a micro-object (meander) using thermomagnetic treatment.

  9. Metallic magnets without inversion symmetry and antiferromagnetic quantum critical points

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    Fischer, I.A.

    2006-07-01

    studied how the interplay of precession and damping affects various thermodynamic and transport quantities. We found that the susceptibility {chi}={delta}M/{delta}B is the thermodynamic quantity which shows the most significant change upon approaching the quantum critical point and which gives experimental access to the (dangerously irrelevant) spin-spin interactions. Finally, we studied the quantum critical behaviour of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic metals. Going beyond an order parameter theory, we included the electronic quasiparticles as well as the fluctuating magnetization in a functional Renormalization Group calculation. Preliminary results indicate a divergence in the fRG-equations already at a finite distance from the quantum critical point. this is incompatible with the Hertz-Millis picture. (orig.)

  10. Antiferromagnetic order of the Co2+ high-spin state with a large orbital angular momentum in La1.5Ca0.5CoO4

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    The antiferromagnetic insulator La1.5Ca0.5CoO4 has been investigated by Co L2,3-edge and O K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements and Co L2,3-edge resonant soft X-ray magnetic scattering (RXMS) measurement to determine the Co electronic structures associated with magnetic ordering. Co L2,3-edge linear-dichroic XAS shows that Co2+ takes a high-spin (HS) state and Co3+ takes a low-spin (LS) state. Using Co L2,3-edge RXMS, we directly determined that an antiferromagnetic order is formed with a HS state of Co2+ ions. Moreover, the spin and orbital angular momenta of the Co2+ HS state are quantitatively estimated to be 1.1 ± 0.1 and 1.0 ± 0.1, respectively, and to align parallel in the ab plane by utilizing the cluster model calculation. The large orbital angular momentum of the Co2+ HS state originates from the small D4h-symmetry crystal field splitting of t2g levels, which is comparable with the spin-orbit coupling constant of the Co 3d orbital. (author)

  11. Spin-fluctuation mediated superconductivity and magnetic order in the cuprate La1.88Sr0.12CuO4

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    Rømer, Astrid Tranum

    and shows incommensurate magnetic order as well as spin uctuations which are "stripe-like" and distinct from the antiferromagnetic order of the parent compound La2CuO4. Yet some remnant features of the original La2CuO4 spin order remain. For instance, we _nd that despite the glassy nature of the low......, show a very rich electronic phase diagram. A common feature that characterizes both cuprates, heavy fermions, and iron pnictides is the proximity to magnetic order. Therefore, the idea of spin-uctuation mediated pairing is a popular paradigm proposed for unconventional superconductivity. A _ngerprint......_ects the spin susceptibility and its implications on the local superconducting gap. In the experimental part, we use neutron scattering experiments to investigate magnetic order and low-energy spin uctuations in the cuprate superconductor La1:88Sr0:12CuO4. This crystal is superconducting with Tc = 27 K...

  12. Quantum Phase Transitions of Antiferromagnets and the Cuprate Superconductors

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    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.

  13. On the spin origin of heavy fermions in rare earth intermetallides

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    Kikoin, K.A. [RRC Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation); Kiselev, M.N. [RRC Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation); Mishchenko, A.S. [RRC Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1995-02-01

    Microscopic arguments are presented in favor of a spin nature of the heavy fermions in Kondo lattices with nearly integer valence of the f-elections. It is shown that the competition between the Kondo scattering and the indirect exchange interaction can result in stabilization of a spin-liquid state with a Fermi-type spectrum both for neutral spin and charged electron excitations. The origin of strong antiferromagnetic fluctuations is briefly discussed. ((orig.)).

  14. Suppression of nuclear spin bath fluctuations in self-assembled quantum dots induced by inhomogeneous strain

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    Chekhovich, E. A.; Hopkinson, M.; Skolnick, M. S.; Tartakovskii, A. I.

    2015-01-01

    Interaction with nuclear spins leads to decoherence and information loss in solid-state electron-spin qubits. One particular, ineradicable source of electron decoherence arises from decoherence of the nuclear spin bath, driven by nuclear–nuclear dipolar interactions. Owing to its many-body nature nuclear decoherence is difficult to predict, especially for an important class of strained nanostructures where nuclear quadrupolar effects have a significant but largely unknown impact. Here, we rep...

  15. Suppression of nuclear spin bath fluctuations in self-assembled quantum dots induced by inhomogeneous strain.

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    Chekhovich, E. A.; Hopkinson, M.; Skolnick, M. S.; Tartakovskii, A. I.

    2015-01-01

    Interaction with nuclear spins leads to decoherence and information loss in solid-state electron-spin qubits. One particular, ineradicable source of electron decoherence arises from decoherence of the nuclear spin bath, driven by nuclear-nuclear dipolar interactions. Owing to its many-body nature nuclear decoherence is difficult to predict, especially for an important class of strained nanostructures where nuclear quadrupolar effects have a significant but largely unknown impact. Here, we rep...

  16. Constructing a magnetic handle for antiferromagnetic manganites

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    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.

  17. Quantum lattice fluctuations in a frustrated Heisenberg spin-Peierls chain

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    Weisse, A.; Wellein, G.; Fehske, H.

    1999-01-01

    As a simple model for spin-Peierls systems we study a frustrated Heisenberg chain coupled to optical phonons. In view of the anorganic spin-Peierls compound CuGeO3 we consider two different mechanisms of spin-phonon coupling. Combining variational concepts in the adiabatic regime and perturbation theory in the anti-adiabatic regime we derive effective spin Hamiltonians which cover the dynamical effect of phonons in an approximate way. Ground-state phase diagrams of these models are determined...

  18. Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Dalla Piazza, B.; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, N. B.; Nilsen, G. J.; Tregenna-Piggott, P.; Perring, T. G.; Enderle, M.; McMorrow, D. F.; Ivanov, D. A.; Rønnow, H. M.

    2015-01-01

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spin-1/2 particles is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wavevector (π, 0). We use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound Cu(DCOO)2.4D2O, a known realization of the quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-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.

  19. Application of the SCR spin fluctuation theory for the magnetic instability in heavy fermion system Ce1-xLaxRu2Si2

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    We have applied the self-consistent renormalized (SCR) spin fluctuation theory to calculate several physical quantities measured for Ce1-xLaxRu2Si2 (x = 0, 0.05 and 0.075), namely the specific heat, resistivity, thermal expansion, spin-lattice relaxation and inelastic neutron scattering. A quantitative agreement between experiments and the theory has been obtained in all cases, indicating that the spin fluctuations dominate the thermal and dynamical properties near the magnetic instability in this system. Comparisons are also made with the recent renormalization group approach to the quantum critical point in itinerant systems. (author)

  20. Quantum lattice fluctuations in a frustrated Heisenberg spin-Peierls chain

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    Weiße, A.; Wellein, G.; Fehske, H.

    1999-09-01

    As a simple model for spin-Peierls systems we study a frustrated Heisenberg chain coupled to optical phonons. In view of the anorganic spin-Peierls compound CuGeO3 we consider two different mechanisms of spin-phonon coupling. Combining variational concepts in the adiabatic regime and perturbation theory in the antiadiabatic regime we derive effective spin Hamiltonians which cover the dynamical effect of phonons in an approximate way. Ground-state phase diagrams of these models are determined, and the effect of frustration is discussed. Comparing the properties of the ground state and low-lying excitations with exact diagonalization data for the full quantum spin-phonon models, good agreement is found especially in the antiadiabatic regime.

  1. Order and disorder in two geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets

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    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

  2. Entanglement and Extreme Spin Squeezing for a Fluctuating Number of Indistinguishable Particles

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    Hyllus, Philipp; Smerzi, Augusto; Toth, Geza

    2012-01-01

    We extend the criteria for $k$-particle entanglement from the spin squeezing parameter presented in [A.S. S{\\o}rensen and K. M{\\o}lmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\bf 86}, 4431 (2001)] to systems with a fluctating number of particles. We also discuss how other spin squeezing inequalities can be generalized to this situation. Further, we give an operational meaning to the bounds for cases where the individual particles cannot be addressed. As a by-product, this allows us to show that in spin squeezing experiments with cold gases the particles are typically distinguishable in practise. Our results justify the application of the S{\\o}rensen-M{\\o}lmer bounds in recent experiments on spin squeezing in Bose-Einstein condensates.

  3. Ferromagnetic response of a ``high-temperature'' quantum antiferromagnet

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    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.

  4. Calculation of generalized spin stiffness constant of strongly correlated doped quantum antiferromagnet on two-dimensional lattice and it's application to effective exchange constant for semi-itinerant systems

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    Bhattacharjee, Suraka; Chaudhury, Ranjan

    2016-11-01

    The generalized spin stiffness constant for a doped quantum antiferromagnet has been investigated both analytically and numerically as a function of doping concentration at zero temperature, based on the strongly correlated t-J model on two-dimensional square lattice. The nature of the theoretical dependence of the stiffness constant on doping shows a striking similarity with that of the effective exchange constant, obtained from the combination of other theoretical and experimental techniques in the low doping region. This correspondence once again establishes that spin stiffness can very well play the role of an effective exchange constant even in the strongly correlated semi-itinerant systems. Our theoretical plot of the stiffness constant against doping concentration in the whole doping region exhibits the various characteristic features like a possible crossover in the higher doping regions and persistence of short range ordering even for very high doping with the complete vanishing of spin stiffness occurring only close to 100% doping. Our results receive very good support from various other theoretical approaches and also brings out a few limitations of some of them. Our detailed analysis highlights the crucial importance of the study of spin stiffness for the proper understanding of magnetic correlations in a semi-itinerant magnetic system described by the strongly correlated t-J model. Moreover, our basic formalism can also be utilized for determination of the effective exchange constant and magnetic correlations for itinerant magnetic systems, in general in a novel way.

  5. Dynamics of random spin systems

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    We present inelastic neutron scattering experiments on three prototypical random magnets. For the dilute, insulating antiferromagnet Rb2Co/sub c/Mg/sub 1-c/F4, the randomness has purely geometrical consequences, and the anomalous dynamical behavior which we observe for c close to the magnetic percolation threshold is due to the fractal nature of percolating networks. Comparison of inelastic and quasielastic scattering data demonstrate the dynamical nature of the spin glass transition in amorphous, metallic MnSi. Finally, we show the coexistence of spin waves and static spin fluctuations near the crossover from ferromagnetic to spin glass behaviors in amorphous (Fe/sub x/Mn/sub 1-x/)75P16B6Al3

  6. Half-Quantum Vortices in an Antiferromagnetic Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate.

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    Seo, Sang Won; Kang, Seji; Kwon, Woo Jin; Shin, Yong-il

    2015-07-01

    We report on the observation of half-quantum vortices (HQVs) in the easy-plane polar phase of an antiferromagnetic spinor Bose-Einstein condensate. Using in situ magnetization-sensitive imaging, we observe that pairs of HQVs with opposite core magnetization are generated when singly charged quantum vortices are injected into the condensate. The dynamics of HQV pair formation is characterized by measuring the temporal evolutions of the pair separation distance and the core magnetization, which reveals the short-range nature of the repulsive interactions between the HQVs. We find that spin fluctuations arising from thermal population of transverse magnon excitations do not significantly affect the HQV pair formation dynamics. Our results demonstrate the instability of a singly charged vortex in the antiferromagnetic spinor condensate. PMID:26182102

  7. Exchange bias in diluted-antiferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers

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    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)

  8. NMR study of spin fluctuations and superconductivity in LaFeAsO1-xHx

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    Fujiwara, Naoki; Sakurai, Ryosuke; Iimura, Soushi; Matsuishi, Satoru; Hosono, Hideo; Yamakawa, Yoichi; Kontani, Hiroshi

    2013-03-01

    We have performed NMR measurements in LaFeAsO1-xHx, an isomorphic compound of LaFeAsO1-xFx. LaFeAsO1-xHx is most recently known for having double superconducting (SC) domes on H doping. LaFeAsO1-xHx is an electron- doped system, and protons act as H-1 as well as F-1. The first SC dome is very similar between F and H doping, suggesting that H doping supplies the same amount of electrons as F doping. Interestingly, an excess amount of H up to x=0.5 can be replaced with O2-. In the H-overdoped regime (x > 0 . 2), LaFeAsO1-xHx undergoes the second superconducting state. We measured the relaxation rate of LaFeAsO1-xHx for x=0.2 and 0.4, and fond an anomalous electronic state; spin fluctuations measured from 1 /T1 T is enhanced with increasing the doping level from x = 0 . 2 to 0.4. The enhancement of spin fluctuations with increasing carrier doping is a new phenomenon that has not observed in LaFeAsO1-xFx in which the upper limit of the doping level is at most x = 0 . 2 . We will discuss the phenomenon in relation to superconductivity. Grant (KAKENHI 23340101) from the Ministry of Education, Sports and Science, Japan

  9. Three-dimensional multimodal sub-diffraction imaging with spinning-disk confocal microscopy using blinking/ fluctuating probes

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    Xuanze Chen[2; Zhiping zeng[2; Hening Wang[1; Peng Xi[1

    2015-01-01

    Three-dimensional imaging cannot be achieved easily using previously developed localization super-resolution techniques. Here, we present a three-dimensional multimodal sub-diffraction imaging technique with spinning-disk (SD) confocal microscopy called 3D-MUSIC, which not only has all the advantages of SD confocal microscopy such as fast imaging speed, high signal-to-noise ratio, and optical-sectioning capability, but also extends its spatial resolution limit along all three dimensions. Both axial and lateral resolution can be improved simul- taneously by virtue of the blinking/fluctuating nature of modified fluorescent probes, exemplified with the quantum dots. Further, super-resolution images with dual modality can be obtained through super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI) and bleaching/blinking-assisted localization microscopy (BALM). Therefore, fast super-resolution imaging can be achieved with SD-SOFI by capturing only 100 frames while SD-BaLM yields high-resolution imaging.

  10. Polarized neutron scattering studies of the kagome lattice antiferromagnet KFe{sub 3}(OH){sub 6}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}

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    Matan, K., E-mail: kmatan@issp.u-tokyo.ac.j [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Helton, J.S. [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Grohol, D. [The Dow Chemical Company, Core R and D, Midland, MI 48674 (United States); Nocera, D.G. [Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Wakimoto, S.; Kakurai, K. [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata Shirane, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Lee, Y.S. [Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2009-09-01

    We report polarized neutron scattering studies of spin-wave excitations and spin fluctuations in the S=5/2 kagome{sup '} lattice antiferromagnet KFe{sub 3}(OH){sub 6}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2} (jarosite). Inelastic polarized neutron scattering measurements at 10 K on a single crystal sample reveal two spin gaps, associated with in-plane and out-of-plane excitations. The polarization analysis of quasi-elastic scattering at 67 K shows in-plane spin fluctuations with XY symmetry, consistent with the disappearance of the in-plane gap above the Neel temperature T{sub N}=65K. Our results suggest that jarosite is a promising candidate for studying the 2D XY universality class in magnetic systems.

  11. Observation of magnetic fragmentation in spin ice

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    Petit, S.; Lhotel, E.; Canals, B.; Ciomaga Hatnean, M.; Ollivier, J.; Mutka, H.; Ressouche, E.; Wildes, A. R.; Lees, M. R.; Balakrishnan, G.

    2016-08-01

    Fractionalized excitations that emerge from a many-body system have revealed rich physics and concepts, from composite fermions in two-dimensional electron systems, revealed through the fractional quantum Hall effect, to spinons in antiferromagnetic chains and, more recently, fractionalization of Dirac electrons in graphene and magnetic monopoles in spin ice. Even more surprising is the fragmentation of the degrees of freedom themselves, leading to coexisting and a priori independent ground states. This puzzling phenomenon was recently put forward in the context of spin ice, in which the magnetic moment field can fragment, resulting in a dual ground state consisting of a fluctuating spin liquid, a so-called Coulomb phase, on top of a magnetic monopole crystal. Here we show, by means of neutron scattering measurements, that such fragmentation occurs in the spin ice candidate Nd2Zr2O7. We observe the spectacular coexistence of an antiferromagnetic order induced by the monopole crystallization and a fluctuating state with ferromagnetic correlations. Experimentally, this fragmentation manifests itself through the superposition of magnetic Bragg peaks, characteristic of the ordered phase, and a pinch point pattern, characteristic of the Coulomb phase. These results highlight the relevance of the fragmentation concept to describe the physics of systems that are simultaneously ordered and fluctuating.

  12. Lattice distortion in disordered antiferromagnetic XY models

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    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.

  13. Internal energy and specific heat in a ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic double layers

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    Jiang Wei; Guo An-Bang

    2007-01-01

    The internal energy and specific heat of a Heisenberg ferro- antiferromagnetic double-layer system are studied by using spin-wave theory and the retarded Green function method at low temperatures. Numerical results show that the antiferromagnetic intralayer coupling J2 has an important influence on internal energy and specific heat for a four-sublattice system with antiferromagnetic (or ferrimagnetic) interlayer couplings.

  14. The electronic structure of antiferromagnetic chromium

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    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...

  15. Tricritical behavior of the frustrated XY antiferromagnet

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    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...

  16. Anisotropic inplane spin correlation in the parent and Co-doped BaFe2As2: A neutron scattering study

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    Highlights: • Doping dependence study of inplane spin correlation in the normal states. • Anisotropy is larger for the higher doping level. • Temperature dependence of spin correlation in the parent compound is unusual. - Abstract: Antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations were investigated in the normal states of the parent (x = 0), under-doped (x = 0.04) and optimally-doped (x = 0.06) Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals using inelastic neutron scattering technique. For all the doping levels, quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnetic fluctuations were observed as a broad peak localized at Q=(1/2,1/2,l). At lower energies, the peak shows an apparent anisotropy in the hk0 plane; longitudinal peak widths are considerably smaller than transverse widths. The anisotropy is larger for the higher doping level. These results are consistent with the random phase approximation (RPA) calculations taking account of the orbital character of the electronic bands, confirming that the anisotropic nature of the spin fluctuations in the normal states is mostly dominated by the nesting of Fermi surfaces. On the other hand, the quasi-two-dimensional spin correlations grow much rapidly for decreasing temperature in the x = 0 parent compound, compared to that expected for nearly antiferromagnetic metals. This may be another sign of the unconventional nature of the antiferromagnetic transition in BaFe2As2

  17. Spin fluctuation effects on the conductance through a single Pd atom contact

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    Romero, M A; Goldberg, E C [Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnologico para la Industria Quimica (INTEC), Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones CientIficas y Tecnicas (CONICET), Gueemes 3450 CC 91, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina); Gomez-Carrillo, S C; Bolcatto, P G [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de IngenierIa Quimica, Universidad Nacional de Litoral, Santiago del Estero 2829, 3000 Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2009-05-27

    A controversy about the conductance through single atoms still exists. There are many experiments where values lower than the quantum unity G{sub 0} = 2e{sup 2}/h have been found associated to Kondo regimes with high Kondo temperatures. Specifically in the Pd single atom contact, conductance values close to G{sub 0}/2 at room temperature have been reported. In this work we propose a theoretical analysis of a break junction of Pd where the charge fluctuation in the single atom contact is limited to the most probable one: d{sup 10}{r_reversible}d{sup 9}. The projected density of states and the characteristics of the electron transport are calculated by using a realistic description of the interacting system. A Kondo regime is found where the conductance values and their dependence on temperature are in good agreement with the experimental trends observed in the conduction of single molecule transistors based on transition metal coordination complexes.

  18. A Kagome Map of Spin Liquidsx

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    Essafi, Karim; Benton, Owen; Jaubert, Ludovic D. C.

    Competing interactions in frustrated magnets prevent ordering down to very low temperatures and stabilize exotic highly degenerate phases where strong correlations coexist with fluctuations. We study a very general nearest-neighbour Heisenberg spin model Hamiltonian on the kagome lattice which consist of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya, ferro- and antiferromagnetic interactions. We present a three-fold mapping which transforms the well-known Heisenberg antiferromagnet (HAF) and XXZ model onto two lines of time-reversal Hamiltonians. The mapping is exact for both classical and quantum spins, i.e. preserves the energy spectrums of the HAF and XXZ model. As a consequence, our three-fold mapping gives rise to a connected network of quantum spin liquids centered around the Ising antiferromagnet. We show that this quantum disorder spreads over an extended region of the phase diagram at linear order in spin wave theory, which overlaps with the parameter region of Herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2. At the classical level, all the phases have an extensively degenerate ground-state which present a variety of properties such as ferromagnetically induced pinch points in the structure factor and spontaneous scalar chirality which was absent in the original HAF and XXZ models. This work was supported by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

  19. Quantum phase diagram of distorted J 1 - J 2 Heisenberg S  =  1/2 antiferromagnet in honeycomb lattice: a modified spin wave study.

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    Ghorbani, Elaheh; Shahbazi, Farhad; Mosadeq, Hamid

    2016-10-12

    Using the modified spin wave method, we study the [Formula: see text] Heisenberg model with first and second neighbor antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. For a symmetric S  =  1/2 model, with the same couplings for all the equivalent neighbors, we find three phases in terms of the frustration parameter [Formula: see text]: (1) a commensurate collinear ordering with staggered magnetization (Néel.I state) for [Formula: see text], (2) a magnetically gapped disordered state for [Formula: see text], preserving all the symmetries of the Hamiltonian and lattice, which by definition is a quantum spin liquid (QSL) state and (3) a commensurate collinear ordering in which two out of the three nearest neighbor magnetizations are antiparallel and the remaining pair are parallel (Néel.II state), for [Formula: see text]. We also explore the phase diagram of a distorted [Formula: see text] model with S  =  1/2. Distortion is introduced as an inequality of one nearest neighbor coupling with the other two. This yields a richer phase diagram by the appearance of a new gapped QSL, a gapless QSL and also a valence bond crystal phase in addition to the previous three phases found for the undistorted model. PMID:27518832

  20. Quantum phase diagram of distorted J 1 - J 2 Heisenberg S  =  1/2 antiferromagnet in honeycomb lattice: a modified spin wave study

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    Ghorbani, Elaheh; Shahbazi, Farhad; Mosadeq, Hamid

    2016-10-01

    Using the modified spin wave method, we study the {{J}1}-{{J}2} Heisenberg model with first and second neighbor antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. For a symmetric S  =  1/2 model, with the same couplings for all the equivalent neighbors, we find three phases in terms of the frustration parameter \\barα={{J}2}/{{J}1} : (1) a commensurate collinear ordering with staggered magnetization (Néel.I state) for 0≤slant \\barα≲ 0.207 , (2) a magnetically gapped disordered state for 0.207≲ \\barα≲ 0.369 , preserving all the symmetries of the Hamiltonian and lattice, which by definition is a quantum spin liquid (QSL) state and (3) a commensurate collinear ordering in which two out of the three nearest neighbor magnetizations are antiparallel and the remaining pair are parallel (Néel.II state), for 0.396≲ \\barα≤slant 1 . We also explore the phase diagram of a distorted {{J}1}-{{J}2} model with S  =  1/2. Distortion is introduced as an inequality of one nearest neighbor coupling with the other two. This yields a richer phase diagram by the appearance of a new gapped QSL, a gapless QSL and also a valence bond crystal phase in addition to the previous three phases found for the undistorted model.

  1. Magnetic excitations in the triangular antiferromagnets Mn3Sn and Mn3Ge

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    Cable, J. W.; Wakabayashi, N.; Radhakrishna, P.

    1993-09-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering was used to study the magnetic excitations of the triangular antiferromagnets Mn3Sn and Mn3Ge. These compounds have itinerant d electrons and large magnetic moments localized at the Mn sites and may be regarded as materials that lie in the intermediate regime between local-moment and itinerant-electron systems. The spin-wave spectra exhibit steep dispersion and strong damping, which is characteristic behavior of itinerant-electron systems. Nevertheless, it is useful to analyze the data in terms of a local-moment model with anisotropy. We find the data are remarkably well described by this model with exchange parameters extending to fifth-nearest neighbors and with both axial- and basal-plane anisotropy. The axial-anisotropy parameters were determined from the uniform out-of-plane spin fluctuation, and the signs show that the spins are confined to the basal plane. The second-order basal-plane anisotropy constants were determined by satisfying both the magnitude of the weak basal-plane ferromagnetic moments and the observed splitting of a doubly degenerate acoustic-spin-wave branch. The sixth-order basal-plane anisotropy was determined by adjusting to the observed energy gap associated with spin fluctuations within the basal plane. The exchange parameters have the correct signs to stabilize the triangular antiferromagnetic structure but yield Néel temperatures that are higher than those observed by a factor of 3 or 4. This overestimation of the Néel temperature is not an uncommon result when a local moment model is applied to an itinerant-electron system.

  2. The f-spin physics of rare-earth iron pnictides: influence of d-electron antiferromagnetic order on heavy fermion phase diagram

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    Zhu, Jian-xin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dai, Jianhui [ZHEJIANG UNIV; Si, Qimiao [RICE UNIV

    2009-01-01

    Some of the high {Tc} iron pnictides contain rare-earth elements, raising the question of how the existence and tunability of a d-electron antiferromagnetic order influences the heavy fermion behavior of the f-moments. With CeOFeP and CeOFeAs in mind as prototypes, we derive an extended Anderson lattice model appropriate for these quaternary systems. We show that the Kondo screening of the f-moments are efficiently suppressed by the d-electron ordering. We also argue that, inside the d-electron ordered state (as in CeOFeAs), the f-moments provide a rare realization of a quantum frustrated magnet with competing J{sub 1}-J{sub 2}-J{sub 3} interactions in an effective square lattice. Implications ofr the heavy fermion physics in broader contexts are also discussed.

  3. Order and excitations in large-S kagome-lattice antiferromagnets

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    Chernyshev, A. L.; Zhitomirsky, M. E.

    2015-10-01

    We systematically investigate the ground-state and the spectral properties of antiferromagnets on a kagomé lattice with several common types of the planar anisotropy: X X Z , single-ion, and out-of-plane Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya. Our main focus is on the role of nonlinear, anharmonic terms, which are responsible for the quantum order-by-disorder effect and for the corresponding selection of the ground-state spin structure in many of these models. The X X Z and the single-ion anisotropy models exhibit a quantum phase transition between the q =0 and the √{3 }×√{3 } states as a function of the anisotropy parameter, offering a rare example of the quantum order-by-disorder fluctuations favoring a ground state which is different from the one selected by thermal fluctuations. The nonlinear terms are also shown to be crucial for a very strong near-resonant decay phenomenon leading to the quasiparticle breakdown in the kagomé-lattice antiferromagnets whose spectra are featuring flat or weakly dispersive modes. The effect is shown to persist even in the limit of large spin values and should be common to other frustrated magnets with flat branches of excitations. Model calculations of the spectrum of the S =5 /2 Fe-jarosite with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya anisotropy provide a convincing and detailed characterization of the proposed scenario.

  4. Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases

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    domain wall formation, antiferromagnetically induced density shifts, and we show the relevant role of spin-imbalance for antiferromagnetic states. Since the first step for understanding the physics of the examined models was the application of a mean field approximation, we analyze the effect of including the second order terms of the weak coupling perturbation expansion for the repulsive model. We show that our results survive the influence of quantum fluctuations and show that the renormalization factors for order parameters and critical temperatures lead to a weaker influence of the fluctuations on the results in finite sized systems than on the results in the thermodynamical limit. Furthermore, in the context of second order theory we address the question whether results obtained in the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), which is meanwhile a frequently used method for describing trapped systems, survive the effect of the non-local Feynman diagrams neglected in DMFT. (

  5. Magnetic Properties of Quantum Ferrimagnetic Spin Chains

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    Yamamoto, Shoji

    1998-01-01

    Magnetic susceptibilities of spin-$(S,s)$ ferrimagnetic Heisenberg chains are numerically investigated. It is argued how the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic features of quantum ferrimagnets are exhibited as functions of $(S,s)$. Spin-$(S,s)$ ferrimagnetic chains behave like combinations of spin-$(S-s)$ ferromagnetic and spin-$(2s)$ antiferromagnetic chains provided $S=2s$.

  6. Does spin density wave-like antiferromagnetic ordering coexist with extended s-wave pairing in the nearly half-filled quasi two-dimensional Hubbard model

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    It has been shown that the spin-density wave instability does not coexist with s-like anisotropic superconductivity in the molecular field approach to the nearly half-filled two-dimensional Hubbard model. The phase diagram of the interplay of normal state, spin density wave, d-wave and extended s-wave superconducting orderings has been constructed. The possibility of the first order transition from the normal state and the superconducting state to the SDW-phase has been discussed. (author). 14 refs, 2 figs

  7. Antiferromagnetic noise correlations in optical lattices

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    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...

  8. Temperature-dependent striped antiferromagnetism of LaFeAsO in a Green's function approach.

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    Liu, Gui-Bin; Liu, Bang-Gui

    2009-05-13

    We use a Green's function method to study the temperature-dependent average moment and magnetic phase-transition temperature of the striped antiferromagnetism of LaFeAsO, and other similar compounds, as the parents of FeAs-based superconductors. We consider the nearest and the next-nearest couplings in the FeAs layer, and the nearest coupling for inter-layer spin interaction. The dependence of the transition temperature T(N) and the zero-temperature average spin on the interaction constants is investigated. We obtain an analytical expression for T(N) and determine our temperature-dependent average spin from zero temperature to T(N) in terms of unified self-consistent equations. For LaFeAsO, we obtain a reasonable estimation of the coupling interactions with the experimental transition temperature T(N) = 138 K. Our results also show that a non-zero antiferromagnetic (AFM) inter-layer coupling is essential for the existence of a non-zero T(N), and the many-body AFM fluctuations reduce substantially the low-temperature magnetic moment per Fe towards the experimental value. Our Green's function approach can be used for other FeAs-based parent compounds and these results should be useful to understand the physical properties of FeAs-based superconductors.

  9. Mixing antiferromagnets to tune NiFe-[IrMn/FeMn] interfacial spin-glasses, grains thermal stability, and related exchange bias properties

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    Akmaldinov, K. [SPINTEC, UMR 8191 CNRS/INAC-CEA/UJF-Grenoble 1/Grenoble-INP, F-38054 Cedex (France); CROCUS Technology, F-38025 Grenoble (France); Ducruet, C.; Portemont, C. [CROCUS Technology, F-38025 Grenoble (France); Joumard, I.; Prejbeanu, I. L.; Dieny, B.; Baltz, V., E-mail: vincent.baltz@cea.fr [SPINTEC, UMR 8191 CNRS/INAC-CEA/UJF-Grenoble 1/Grenoble-INP, F-38054 Cedex (France)

    2014-05-07

    Spintronics devices and in particular thermally assisted magnetic random access memories require a wide range of ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic (F/AF) exchange bias (EB) properties and subsequently of AF materials to fulfil diverse functionality requirements for the reference and storage. For the reference layer, large EB energies and high blocking temperature (T{sub B}) are required. In contrast, for the storage layer, mostly moderate T{sub B} are needed. One of the present issues is to find a storage layer with properties intermediate between those of IrMn and FeMn and in particular: (i) with a T{sub B} larger than FeMn for better stability at rest-T but lower than IrMn to reduce power consumption at write-T and (ii) with improved magnetic interfacial quality, i.e., with reduced interfacial glassy character for lower properties dispersions. To address this issue, the EB properties of F/AF based stacks were studied for various mixed [IrMn/FeMn] AFs. In addition to EB loop shifts, the F/AF magnetic interfacial qualities and the AF grains thermal stability are probed via measurements of the low- and high-temperature contributions to the T{sub B} distributions, respectively. A tuning of the above three parameters is observed when evolving from IrMn to FeMn via [IrMn/FeMn] repetitions.

  10. The c—Axis Infrared Conductivity of a dx2—y2— Wave Superconductor with the Hopping Assisted by the Spin Fluctuations

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    LOUPing; CAOLie-Zhao; 等

    2002-01-01

    A theory of the c-axis infrared conductivity of a dx2-y2- wave superconductor due to the competition between the interlayer direct hopping and the hopping assisted by the spin fluctuations has been developed.The prediction of our theory captures the main feature of the experiment.Thus we argue that the anomalous behavior of the c-axis infrared conductivity of the underdoped cuprates in superconducting state may be properly understood within the theory.

  11. Frozen concentration fluctuations in a poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) gel studied by neutron spin echo and small-angle neutron scattering

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    Koizumi, S; Richter, D; Schwahn, D; Faragó, B; Annaka, M

    2002-01-01

    By employing neutron spin echo and small-angle neutron scattering, we determined the structure factor of the frozen concentration fluctuations on nano-length scales in a swollen poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) gel. The frozen contribution, showing a plateau at the low scattering wavenumber q (0.02 A sup - sup 1), is intimately related to the abnormal butterfly scattering pattern appearing at low q under deformation. (orig.)

  12. 2012 IUPAP C10 Young Scientist Prize on the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter Lecture: Spin Fluctuations and Pairing in Fe-based Superconductors

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    Christianson, A. D.

    2012-02-01

    The origin of superconductivity in the Fe-based superconductors, like that in other unconventional superconductors, remains shrouded in mystery. How the pairing bosons emerge either due to or in spite of the strong magnetic interactions found in the Fe-based superconductors is one of the most thoroughly investigated questions in the field. A prominent example of the interplay of superconductivity and magnetism is the dramatic shift of spectral weight from the low energy spin excitations to an energy which is related to the superconducting gap resulting in a peak in the spin excitation spectrum localized in both momentum and energy which occurs at the onset of superconductivity. The appearance of the new peak in the spin excitation spectrum below the superconducting transition temperature is referred to as s spin resonance and is most commonly interpreted as indicating a sign change of the superconducting order parameter on different portions of the Fermi surface and thus is consistent with an extended s-wave or s± pairing symmetry in many Fe-based superconductors. We will review the observations and implications of the spin resonance across the Fe-based superconductors. In particular we will examine the relationship between the resonance energy and the superconducting transition temperature as a function of chemical doping and pressure. While the spin resonance provides important information about pairing symmetry, there does not appear to be sufficient spectral to explain the pairing strength. Thus the remainder of the spin excitation spectrum must be examined to determine if spin fluctuations are ultimately responsible for pairing in the Fe-based materials. Consequently, we will discuss in detail the way in which the spin excitations evolve from the nonsuperconducting compounds to their superconducting relatives as a function of chemical doping.

  13. Dynamic density and spin responses of a superfluid Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover: Path integral formulation and pair fluctuation theory

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    He, Lianyi

    2016-10-01

    We present a standard field theoretical derivation of the dynamic density and spin linear response functions of a dilute superfluid Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover in both three and two dimensions. The derivation of the response functions is based on the elegant functional path integral approach which allows us to calculate the density-density and spin-spin correlation functions by introducing the external sources for the density and the spin density. Since the generating functional cannot be evaluated exactly, we consider two gapless approximations which ensure a gapless collective mode (Goldstone mode) in the superfluid state: the BCS-Leggett mean-field theory and the Gaussian-pair-fluctuation (GPF) theory. In the mean-field theory, our results of the response functions agree with the known results from the random phase approximation. We further consider the pair fluctuation effects and establish a theoretical framework for the dynamic responses within the GPF theory. We show that the GPF response theory naturally recovers three kinds of famous diagrammatic contributions: the Self-Energy contribution, the Aslamazov-Lakin contribution, and the Maki-Thompson contribution. We also show that unlike the equilibrium state, in evaluating the response functions, the linear (first-order) terms in the external sources as well as the induced order parameter perturbations should be treated carefully. In the superfluid state, there is an additional order parameter contribution which ensures that in the static and long wavelength limit, the density response function recovers the result of the compressibility (compressibility sum rule). We expect that the f-sum rule is manifested by the full number equation which includes the contribution from the Gaussian pair fluctuations. The dynamic density and spin response functions in the normal phase (above the superfluid critical temperature) are also derived within the Nozières-Schmitt-Rink (NSR) theory.

  14. Spin fluctuation and small polaron conduction dominated electrical resistivity in La0.875Sr0.125MnO3 manganite nanostructures

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    K K Choudhary; N Gupta; N Kaurav; S Katiyal; S K Ghosh

    2014-08-01

    The anomalous temperature-dependent electrical resistivity ρ() of La0.875Sr0.125MnO3 manganite nanoparticles (particle size 18 nm) is theoretically analysed. ρ() exhibits semiconducting phase in lowtemperature regime (20 < < 53 K), shows a minima near 53 K and increases with at high temperatures (53 < < 170 K). The resistivity in metallic phase ( > 53 K) is theoretically analysed by considering the strong spin-fluctuation effect, which is modelled using Drude–Lorentz type function. In addition to the spin fluctuation-induced contribution, the electron–phonon and electron–electron $ ρe–e() = 2 contributions are also incorporated for complete understanding of experimental data. The contributions to the resistivity by inherent acoustic phonons ( ρac) as well as high-frequency optical phonons ( ρop) were estimated using Bloch–Gruneisen (BG) model of resistivity. It is observed that the resistivity contribution due to electron–electron interaction shows typical quadratic temperature dependence. Spin fluctuation-induced resistivity is dominant over electron–electron and electron–phonon contributions in overall temperature range in the manganite nanoparticles. Resistivity in the semiconducting phase is discussed with small polaron conduction (SPC) model. SPC model consistently retraces the low-temperature resistivity behaviour ( < 53 K). Finally, the theoretically calculated resistivity compared with experimental data is found to be consistent in wide range of temperature.

  15. Giant anisotropy of the magnetoresistance and the 'spin valve' effect in antiferromagnetic Nd(2-x)Ce(x)CuO(4).

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    Wu, T; Wang, C H; Wu, G; Fang, D F; Luo, J L; Liu, G T; Chen, X H

    2008-07-01

    We have studied anisotropic magnetoresistance (MR) and magnetization with a rotating magnetic field (B) within the CuO(2) plane in lightly doped AF Nd(2-x)Ce(x)CuO(4). A giant anisotropy in the MR is observed at low temperature, below 5 K. The c-axis resistivity can be tuned over about one order of magnitude just by changing the B direction within the CuO(2) plane, and a scaling behavior for the out-of-plane and in-plane MR is found. A 'spin valve' effect is proposed for explaining the giant anisotropy of the out-of-plane MR and the evolution of the scaling parameters with the external field. It is found that the field-induced spin-flop transition of the Nd(3+) layer under high magnetic field is the key to understanding the giant anisotropy. These results suggest that a novel entanglement of charge and spin dominates the underlying physics. PMID:21694387

  16. Field-induced spin-flop in antiferromagnetic semiconductors with commensurate and incommensurate magnetic structures: Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS).

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    Brant, Jacilynn A; dela Cruz, Clarina; Yao, Jinlei; Douvalis, Alexios P; Bakas, Thomas; Sorescu, Monica; Aitken, Jennifer A

    2014-12-01

    Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS), which are among the first magnetic semiconductors with the wurtz-kesterite structure, exhibit antiferromagnetism with TN ≈ 6 and 4 K, respectively. Both compounds undergo a conventional metamagnetic transition that is accompanied by a hysteresis; a reversible spin-flop transition is dominant. On the basis of constant-wavelength neutron powder diffraction data, we propose that LIGS and LITS exhibit collinear magnetic structures that are commensurate and incommensurate with propagation vectors km = [1/2, 1/2, 1/2] and [0, 0, 0.546(1)], respectively. The two compounds exhibit similar magnetic phase diagrams, as the critical fields are temperature-dependent. The nuclear structures of the bulk powder samples were verified using time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction along with synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. (57)Fe and (119)Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy confirmed the presence of Fe(2+) and Sn(4+) as well as the number of crystallographically unique positions. LIGS and LITS are semiconductors with indirect and direct bandgaps of 1.42 and 1.86 eV, respectively, according to optical diffuse-reflectance UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy. PMID:25397682

  17. Quantum phase transition between disordered and ordered states in the spin-1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnet (Rb1-xCsx) 2Cu3SnF12

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    Katayama, Kazuya; Kurita, Nobuyuki; Tanaka, Hidekazu

    2015-06-01

    We have systematically investigated the variation of the exchange parameters and the ground state in the S =1/2 kagome-lattice antiferromagnet (Rb1 -xCsx )2Cu3SnF12 via magnetic measurements using single crystals. One of the parent compounds, Rb2Cu3SnF12 , which has a distorted kagome lattice accompanied by four sorts of nearest-neighbor exchange interaction, has a disordered ground state described by a pinwheel valence-bond-solid state. The other parent compound, Cs2Cu3SnF12 , which has a uniform kagome lattice at room temperature, has an ordered ground state with the q =0 spin structure. The analysis of magnetic susceptibilities shows that with increasing cesium concentration x , the exchange parameters increase with the tendency to be uniform. It was found that the ground state is disordered for x 0.53 . The pseudogap observed for x 0.53 approach zero at xc≃0.53 . This is indicative of the occurrence of a quantum phase transition at xc.

  18. Spins in the vortices of a high-temperature superconductor

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    Lake, B.; Aeppli, G.; Clausen, K.N.;

    2001-01-01

    Neutron scattering is used to characterize the magnetism of the vortices for the optimally doped high-temperature superconductor La2-xSrxCuO4 (x = 0.163) in an applied magnetic field. As temperature is reduced, Low-frequency spin fluctuations first disappear with the loss of vortex mobility......, but then reappear. We find that the vortex state can be regarded as an inhomogeneous mixture of a superconducting spin fluid and a material containing a nearly ordered antiferromagnet. These experiments show that as for many other properties of cuprate superconductors, the important underlying microscopic forces...

  19. Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets.

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    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

  20. Density matrix renormalization group numerical study of the kagome antiferromagnet.

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    Jiang, H C; Weng, Z Y; Sheng, D N

    2008-09-12

    We numerically study the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice using the density-matrix renormalization group method. We find that the ground state is a magnetically disordered spin liquid, characterized by an exponential decay of spin-spin correlation function in real space and a magnetic structure factor showing system-size independent peaks at commensurate magnetic wave vectors. We obtain a spin triplet excitation gap DeltaE(S=1)=0.055+/-0.005 by extrapolation based on the large size results, and confirm the presence of gapless singlet excitations. The physical nature of such an exotic spin liquid is also discussed.

  1. Revisiting orbital-fluctuation-mediated superconductivity in LiFeAs: Nontrivial spin-orbit interaction effects on the band structure and superconducting gap function

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    Saito, Tetsuro; Yamakawa, Youichi; Onari, Seiichiro; Kontani, Hiroshi

    2015-10-01

    The precise gap structure in LiFeAs (Tc=18 K) given by ARPES studies offers significant information that helps us understand the pairing mechanism in iron-based superconductors. The most remarkable characteristic in the LiFeAs gap structure would be that "the largest gap emerges on the tiny hole-pockets around the Z point." This result has been naturally explained in terms of the orbital-fluctuation scenario [T. Saito et al., Phys. Rev. B 90, 035104 (2014)], 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.035104, whereas the opposite result is obtained by the spin-fluctuation scenario. In this paper, we study the gap structure in LiFeAs by taking the spin-orbit interaction (SOI) into account, motivated by the recent ARPES studies that revealed a significant SOI-induced modification of the Fermi surface topology. For this purpose, we construct two possible tight-binding models with finite SOI by referring the band structures given by different ARPES groups. In addition, we extend the gap equation for multiorbital systems with finite SOI, and calculate the gap functions by applying the orbital-spin fluctuation theory. On the basis of both SOI-induced band structures, the main characteristics of the gap structure in LiFeAs are naturally reproduced only in the presence of strong interorbital interactions between (dx z /y z-dx y) orbitals. Thus the experimental gap structure in LiFeAs is a strong evidence for the orbital-fluctuation pairing mechanism.

  2. Nematic antiferromagnetic states in bulk FeSe

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    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.

  3. Magnetic Behaviour of Antiferromagnetic Monolayer under an External Field

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    黄晨; 王怀玉; 王恩哥

    2003-01-01

    Magnetic behaviour of antiferromagnetic monolayer under external field is studied. This is the first time to calculate all components of spin statistical average of an antiferromagnetic system with the random-phase approximation. To do so, a method is developed by many-body Green's function theory. Magnetization and susceptibility are investigated when external field is applied in either the x- or z-direction. The results are compared with the ferromagnetic monolayer.

  4. Coexistence of antiferromagnetic and spin-glass behaviour in U{sub 3}Rh{sub 3}Sb{sub 4}

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    Tran, V H; Bukowski, Z; Stepien-Damm, J; Zaleski, A J; Badurski, D; Gorzelniak, R; Sulkowski, Cz; Troc, R [W Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, PO Box 1410, P-50-950 Wroclaw (Poland)

    2005-06-15

    We report on single-crystal growth, crystal structural determination and magnetic, electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power measurements performed on a set of single crystals of U{sub 3}Rh{sub 3}Sb{sub 4}. The compound crystallizes in the cubic Y{sub 3}Au{sub 3}Sb{sub 4}-type structure. The ac susceptibility and dc magnetization both indicate that the compound undergoes a transition into a spin-glass state below 14.7 K. The resistivity shows a broad minimum at 30 K. The thermoelectric power is negative in the whole temperature range studied and exhibits an enhanced value of -32 {mu}V K{sup -1} at room temperature.

  5. Structure and thermodynamic properties of a weakly-coupled antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain compound (C5H12N)CuBr3

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    Pan, B. Y.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, L J; Li, S. Y.

    2013-01-01

    Single crystals of a metal organic complex \\ce{(C5H12N)CuBr3} (\\ce{C5H12N} = piperidinium, pipH for short) have been synthesized and the structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. \\ce{(pipH)CuBr3} crystallizes in the monoclinic group $C$2/$c$. Edging-sharing \\ce{CuBr5} units link to form zigzag chains along the $c$ axis and the neighboring Cu(II) ions with spin-1/2 are bridged by bi-bromide ions. Magnetic susceptibility data down to 1.8 K can be well fitted by the Bonner-Fi...

  6. Spin-reorientation and weak ferromagnetism in antiferromagnetic TbMn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}O{sub 3}

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    Nhalil, Hariharan, E-mail: hariharan@physics.iisc.ernet.in, E-mail: hariharan.nhalil@gmail.com; Sanathkumar, R.; Elizabeth, Suja [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Nair, Harikrishnan S. [Highly Correlated Matter Research Group, Physics Department, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006 (South Africa); Strydom, André M. [Highly Correlated Matter Research Group, Physics Department, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006 (South Africa); Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPICPfS), Nöthnitzerstraße 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)

    2015-05-07

    Orthorhombic single crystals of TbMn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}O{sub 3} are found to exhibit spin-reorientation, magnetization reversal, and weak ferromagnetism. Strong anisotropy effects are evident in the temperature dependent magnetization measurements along the three crystallographic axes a, b, and c. A broad magnetic transition is visible at T{sub N}{sup Fe/Mn}=286 K due to paramagnetic to A{sub x}G{sub y}C{sub z} ordering. A sharp transition is observed at T{sub SR}{sup Fe/Mn}=28 K, which is pronounced along c axis in the form of a sharp jump in magnetization where the spins reorient to G{sub x}A{sub y}F{sub z} configuration. The negative magnetization observed below T{sub SR}{sup Fe/Mn} along c axis is explained in terms of domain wall pinning. A component of weak ferromagnetism is observed in field-scans along c-axis but below 28 K. Field-induced steps-like transitions are observed in hysteresis measurement along b axis below 28 K. It is noted that no sign of Tb-order is discernible down to 2 K. TbMn{sub 0.5}Fe{sub 0.5}O{sub 3} could be highlighted as a potential candidate to evaluate its magneto-dielectric effects across the magnetic transitions.

  7. Double spin-glass-like behavior and antiferromagnetic superexchange interaction between Fe3+ ions in α-Ga2-xFexO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4)

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    Lv, Yi-Fei; Xiang, Jian-Yong; Wen, Fu-Sheng; Lv, Wei-Ming; Hu, Wen-Tao; Liu, Zhong-Yuan

    2015-03-01

    Single phase of Fe3+-doped α-Ga2-xFexO3 (α-GFxO, x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) is synthesized by treating the β-Ga2-xFexO3 (β-GFxO) precursors at high temperatures and high pressures. Rietveld refinements of the X-ray diffraction data show that the lattice constants increase monotonically with the increase of Fe3+ content. Calorimetric measurements show that the temperature of the phase transition from α-GFxO to β-GFxO increases, while the associated enthalpy change decreases upon increasing Fe3+ content. The optical energy gap deduced from the reflectance measurement is found to decrease monotonically with the increase in Fe3+ content. From the measurements of magnetic field-dependent magnetization and temperature-dependent inverse molar susceptibility, we find that the superexchange interaction between Fe3+ ions is antiferromagnetic. Remnant magnetization is observed in the Fe3+-doped α-GFxO and is attributed to the spin glass in the magnetic sublattice. At high Fe3+ doping level (x = 0.4), two evident peaks are observed in the image part of the AC susceptibility . The frequency dependence in intensity of these two peaks as well as two spin freezing temperatures observed in the DC magnetization measurements of α-GF0.4O is suggested to be the behavior of two spin glasses. Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2010CB731605), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (Grant No. 51025103), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51172198 and 51102206), the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province, China (Grant No. E2014203144), the Science Foundation for the Excellent Youth Scholars from Universities and Colleges of Hebei Province, China (Grant No. YQ2014009), and the Research Program of the College Science & Technology of Hebei Province, China (Grant No. QN2014047).

  8. Lattice Gauge Theories and the Heisenberg Antiferromagnetic Chain

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    Berruto, F; Grignani, G; Sodano, P

    2000-01-01

    We study the strongly coupled 2-flavor lattice Schwinger model and the SU(2)-color QCD_2. The strong coupling limit, even with its inherent nonuniversality, makes accurate predictions of the spectrum of the continuum models and provides an intuitive picture of the gauge theory vacuum. The massive excitations of the gauge model are computable in terms of spin-spin correlators of the quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain.

  9. Classical and quantum anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    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.

  10. Order-by-disorder effects in antiferromagnets on face-centered cubic lattice

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    Batalov, L. A.; Syromyatnikov, A. V.

    2016-09-01

    We discuss the role of quantum fluctuations in Heisenberg antiferromagnets on face-centered cubic lattice with small dipolar interaction in which the next-nearest-neighbor exchange coupling dominates over the nearest-neighbor one. It is well known that a collinear magnetic structure which contains (111) ferromagnetic planes arranged antiferromagnetically along one of the space diagonals of the cube is stabilized in this model via order-by-disorder mechanism. On the mean-field level, the dipolar interaction forces spin to lie within (111) planes. By considering 1 / S corrections to the ground state energy, we demonstrate that quantum fluctuations lead to an anisotropy within (111) planes favoring three equivalent directions for the staggered magnetization (e.g., [ 11 2 bar ], [ 1 2 bar 1 ], and [ 2 bar 11 ] directions for (111) plane). Such in-plane anisotropy was obtained experimentally in related materials MnO, α-MnS, α-MnSe, EuTe, and EuSe. We find that the order-by-disorder mechanism can contribute significantly to the value of the in-plane anisotropy in EuTe. Magnon spectrum is also derived in the first order in 1 / S.

  11. Model of the electronic structure of electron-doped iron-based superconductors: evidence for enhanced spin fluctuations by diagonal electron hopping.

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    Suzuki, Katsuhiro; Usui, Hidetomo; Iimura, Soshi; Sato, Yoshiyasu; Matsuishi, Satoru; Hosono, Hideo; Kuroki, Kazuhiko

    2014-07-11

    We present a theoretical understanding of the superconducting phase diagram of the electron-doped iron pnictides. We show that, besides the Fermi surface nesting, a peculiar motion of electrons, where the next nearest neighbor (diagonal) hoppings between iron sites dominate over the nearest neighbor ones, plays an important role in the enhancement of the spin fluctuation and thus superconductivity. In the highest T(c) materials, the crossover between the Fermi surface nesting and this "prioritized diagonal motion" regime occurs smoothly with doping, while in relatively low T(c) materials, the two regimes are separated and therefore results in a double dome T(c) phase diagram. PMID:25062222

  12. Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing.

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    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

  13. Nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials

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    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...

  14. Skyrmions in square-lattice antiferromagnets

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    Keesman, Rick; Raaijmakers, Mark; Baerends, A. E.; Barkema, G. T.; Duine, R. A.

    2016-08-01

    The ground states of square-lattice two-dimensional antiferromagnets with anisotropy in an external magnetic field are determined using Monte Carlo simulations and compared to theoretical analysis. We find a phase in between the spin-flop and spiral phase that shows strong similarity to skyrmions in ferromagnetic thin films. We show that this phase arises as a result of the competition between Zeeman and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction energies of the magnetic system. Moreover, we find that isolated (anti-)skyrmions are stabilized in finite-sized systems, even at higher temperatures. The existence of thermodynamically stable skyrmions in square-lattice antiferromagnets provides an appealing alternative over skyrmions in ferromagnets as data carriers.

  15. Functional renormalization for antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the Hubbard model

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    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.

  16. Spin wave collapse and incommensurate fluctuations in URu2Si2

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    Buyers, W.J.L.; Tun, Z.; Petersen, T.;

    1994-01-01

    To test if the T(N) = 17.7 K transition in URu2Si2 is driven by a divergence of a magnetic order parameter we performed high-resolution neutron scattering. At the ordering wave vector the spin-wave energy collapsed. and the susceptibility diverged as T(N) was approached. This confirms that the or...

  17. Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Piazza, B. Dalla; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, Niels Bech;

    2015-01-01

    characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound Cu(DCOO)(2)center dot 4D(2)O, a known realization of the quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller...

  18. Observation of Antiferromagnetic Resonance in an Organic Superconductor

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    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...

  19. An antiferromagnetic transverse Ising nanoisland; unconventional surface effects

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    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.

  20. Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order

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    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 ...

  1. Drone-fermions in the two-dimensional antiferromagnet

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    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.

  2. Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases

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    Gottwald, Tobias

    2010-08-27

    domain wall formation, antiferromagnetically induced density shifts, and we show the relevant role of spin-imbalance for antiferromagnetic states. Since the first step for understanding the physics of the examined models was the application of a mean field approximation, we analyze the effect of including the second order terms of the weak coupling perturbation expansion for the repulsive model. We show that our results survive the influence of quantum fluctuations and show that the renormalization factors for order parameters and critical temperatures lead to a weaker influence of the fluctuations on the results in finite sized systems than on the results in the thermodynamical limit. Furthermore, in the context of second order theory we address the question whether results obtained in the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), which is meanwhile a frequently used method for describing trapped systems, survive the effect of the non-local Feynman diagrams neglected in DMFT. (orig.)

  3. Characterization of the Dilute Ising Antiferromagnet

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    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

  4. Spin and isospin fluctuations in heavy ion collisions and their dependence upon the shape of the dinuclear complex

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    Moretto, L.G.

    1980-08-01

    The relevance of higher multipoles of giant isovector modes in the charge distribution of deep inelastic fragments is discussed and found to depend strongly on mass asymmetry. The sources of angular momentum fluctuations are investigated. Quantal effects are considered as well as effects arising from non-equilibrium and equilibrium statistical fluctuations. A model based upon equilibrium statistical mechanics is considered in detail, and used to predict both 2nd moments of the angular momentum distributions and the angular momentum misalignment. Analytical expressions are derived to calculate the angular distributions of sequentially emitted particles, fission fragments, as well as gamma rays in terms of the angular momentum misalignment. Recent data on the angular distributions of sequential alphas, fission and gamma rays are analyzed in terms of the model. 29 figures, 1 table.

  5. Spin and isospin fluctuations in heavy ion collisions and their dependence upon the shape of the dinuclear complex

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    The relevance of higher multipoles of giant isovector modes in the charge distribution of deep inelastic fragments is discussed and found to depend strongly on mass asymmetry. The sources of angular momentum fluctuations are investigated. Quantal effects are considered as well as effects arising from non-equilibrium and equilibrium statistical fluctuations. A model based upon equilibrium statistical mechanics is considered in detail, and used to predict both 2nd moments of the angular momentum distributions and the angular momentum misalignment. Analytical expressions are derived to calculate the angular distributions of sequentially emitted particles, fission fragments, as well as gamma rays in terms of the angular momentum misalignment. Recent data on the angular distributions of sequential alphas, fission and gamma rays are analyzed in terms of the model. 29 figures, 1 table

  6. Giant fluctuations of local magnetoresistance of organic spin valves and the non-Hermitian 1D Anderson model.

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    Roundy, R C; Nemirovsky, D; Kagalovsky, V; Raikh, M E

    2014-06-01

    Motivated by recent experiments, where the tunnel magnetoresitance (TMR) of a spin valve was measured locally, we theoretically study the distribution of TMR along the surface of magnetized electrodes. We show that, even in the absence of interfacial effects (like hybridization due to donor and acceptor molecules), this distribution is very broad, and the portion of area with negative TMR is appreciable even if on average the TMR is positive. The origin of the local sign reversal is quantum interference of subsequent spin-rotation amplitudes in the course of incoherent transport of carriers between the source and the drain. We find the distribution of local TMR exactly by drawing upon formal similarity between evolution of spinors in time and of the reflection coefficient along a 1D chain in the Anderson model. The results obtained are confirmed by the numerical simulations. PMID:24949781

  7. Switching of antiferromagnetic chains with magnetic pulses

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    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.

  8. Quantum phase transitions in antiferromagnets and superfluids

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    Sachdev, Subir; Vojta, Matthias

    2000-05-01

    We present a general introduction to the non-zero temperature dynamic and transport properties of low-dimensional systems near a quantum phase transition. Basic results are reviewed in the context of experiments on the spin-ladder compounds, insulating two-dimensional antiferromagnets, and double-layer quantum Hall systems. Recent large N computations on an extended t- J model (Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 (1999) 3916) motivate a global scenario of the quantum phases and transitions in the high-temperature superconductors, and connections are made to numerous experiments.

  9. Antiferromagnetic topological insulators in cold atomic gases

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    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.

  10. Two-magnon Raman scattering in cuprate superconductors: Evolution of magnetic fluctuations with doping

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    We report observation and resonance Raman studies of spin-pair excitations in YBa2Cu3O6+x (0.372Cu4O8 superconductors. These excitations at energy ∼3J (2700±150 cm-1), similar to two-magnon excitations in insulators, are evidence that antiferromagnetic fluctuations with spatial extent of at least three lattice constants are not overdamped in the underdoped superconductors. With optimal hole dopings, where Tc>80 K, the two-magnon peak can no longer be seen above the flat Raman continuum. Photoluminescence and the origin of the broad-spectrum Raman continuum are also discussed

  11. Relativistic Néel-Order Fields Induced by Electrical Current in Antiferromagnets

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    Železný, J.

    2014-10-06

    We predict that a lateral electrical current in antiferromagnets can induce nonequilibrium Néel-order fields, i.e., fields whose sign alternates between the spin sublattices, which can trigger ultrafast spin-axis reorientation. Based on microscopic transport theory calculations we identify staggered current-induced fields analogous to the intraband and to the intrinsic interband spin-orbit fields previously reported in ferromagnets with a broken inversion-symmetry crystal. To illustrate their rich physics and utility, we consider bulk Mn2Au with the two spin sublattices forming inversion partners, and a 2D square-lattice antiferromagnet with broken structural inversion symmetry modeled by a Rashba spin-orbit coupling. We propose an antiferromagnetic memory device with electrical writing and reading.

  12. Holes in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet

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    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

  13. Spin liquid state in the disordered triangular lattice Sc2Ga2CuO7 revealed by NMR

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    Khuntia, P.; Kumar, R.; Mahajan, A. V.; Baenitz, M.; Furukawa, Y.

    2016-04-01

    We present microscopic magnetic properties of a two-dimensional triangular lattice Sc2Ga2CuO7 , consisting of single and double triangular Cu planes. An antiferromagnetic (AFM) exchange interaction J /kB≈35 K between Cu2 + (S =1 /2 ) spins in the triangular biplane is obtained from the analysis of intrinsic magnetic susceptibility data. The intrinsic magnetic susceptibility, extracted from 71Ga NMR shift data, displays the presence of AFM short range spin correlations and remains finite down to 50 mK, suggesting a nonsinglet ground state. The nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate (1 /T1 ) reveals a slowing down of Cu2 + spin fluctuations with decreasing T down to 100 mK. Magnetic specific heat (Cm) and 1 /T1 exhibit power law behavior at low temperatures, implying the gapless nature of the spin excitation spectrum. The absence of long range magnetic ordering down to ˜J /700 , nonzero spin susceptibility at low T , and the power law behavior of Cm and 1 /T1 suggest a gapless quantum spin liquid (QSL) state. Our results demonstrate that persistent spin dynamics induced by frustration maintain a quantum-disordered state at T →0 in this triangular lattice antiferromagnet. This suggests that the low energy modes are dominated by spinon excitations in the QSL state due to randomness engendered by disorder and frustration.

  14. Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    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...

  15. Ising antiferromagnet on the Archimedean lattices

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    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.

  16. Antiferromagnetic order of strongly interacting fermions in a trap: real-space dynamical mean-field analysis

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    Snoek, M; Titvinidze, I; Toeke, C; Hofstetter, W [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet, 60438 Frankfurt/Main (Germany); Byczuk, K [Theoretical Physics III, Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute for Physics, University of Augsburg, 86135 Augsburg (Germany)], E-mail: snoek@itp.uni-frankfurt.de

    2008-09-15

    We apply dynamical mean-field theory to strongly interacting fermions in an inhomogeneous environment. With the help of this real-space dynamical mean-field theory (R-DMFT) we investigate antiferromagnetic states of repulsively interacting fermions with spin1/2 in a harmonic potential. Within R-DMFT, antiferromagnetic order is found to be stable in spatial regions with total particle density close to one, but persists also in parts of the system where the local density significantly deviates from half filling. In systems with spin imbalance, we find that antiferromagnetism is gradually suppressed and phase separation emerges beyond a critical value of the spin imbalance.

  17. Two-sublattice fermionic Ising spin glass model in a transverse field: Asymmetric replica symmetry breaking solution

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    Zimmer, F.M. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada, UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Department of Fisica, UDESC, 89223-100 Joinville, SC (Brazil)], E-mail: zimmer@mail.ufsm.br; Magalhaes, S.G. [Laboratorio de Mecanica Estatistica e Teoria da Materia Condensada, UFSM, 97105-900 Santa Maria, RS (Brazil)

    2008-07-15

    We investigate a two-sublattice fermionic infinite-range Ising spin glass (SG) model in a transverse field {gamma} by one-step replica symmetry breaking (1S-RSB) theory. In this model, a parallel magnetic field H breaks the symmetry of the sublattices. It destroys the antiferromagnetic (AF) order, but it can favor a non-ergodic mixed phase (SG+AF) characterizing an asymmetric RSB region. The {gamma} field introduces a quantum spin flip mechanism that suppresses the magnetic orders leading them to quantum critical points. The competition between disorder and quantum fluctuations is analyzed by 1S-RSB solution in the asymmetric RSB region.

  18. Quantum fluctuations stabilize skyrmion textures

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    Roldán-Molina, A.; Santander, M. J.; Núñez, A.S.; Fernández Rossier, Joaquín

    2015-01-01

    We study the quantum spin waves associated to skyrmion textures. We show that the zero-point energy associated to the quantum spin fluctuations of a noncollinear spin texture produce Casimir-like magnetic fields. We study the effect of these Casimir fields on the topologically protected noncollinear spin textures known as skyrmions. In a Heisenberg model with Dzyalonshinkii-Moriya interactions, chosen so the classical ground state displays skyrmion textures, we calculate the spin-wave spectru...

  19. Hybrid Spin Noise Spectroscopy and the Spin Hall Effect

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    Slipko, V. A.; Sinitsyn, N. A.; Pershin, Y. V.

    2013-01-01

    Here we suggest a novel hybrid spin noise spectroscopy technique, which is sensitive to the spin Hall effect. It is shown that, while the standard spin-spin correlation function is not sensitive to the spin Hall effect, spin-transverse voltage and transverse voltage-voltage correlation functions provide the missing sensitivity being linear and quadratic in the spin Hall coefficient, respectively. The correlation between transverse voltage and spin fluctuations appears as a result of spin-char...

  20. Reversible optical switching of antiferromagnetism in TbMnO3

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    Manz, Sebastian; Matsubara, Masakazu; Lottermoser, Thomas; Büchi, Jonathan; Iyama, Ayato; Kimura, Tsuyoshi; Meier, Dennis; Fiebig, Manfred

    2016-10-01

    Lasers can be used to control the magnetization of a ferromagnet via optically driven thermal and electronic excitation. Transfer of this concept to antiferromagnets is appealing because of the increasing technological interest in antiferromagnetism. Controlling spin structures in antiferromagnets is challenging, however, because of their zero magnetization. In a proof-of-principle experiment we demonstrate that optical control of antiferromagnetic domains is nevertheless possible. We reverse the antiferromagnetic order parameter in multiferroic TbMnO3 repeatedly, using light pulses of two different colours. Switching depends on a unique relation between the wavelength of the light, its optical absorption and the electric polarization field induced by the antiferromagnetic order of TbMnO3. We then demonstrate sequential laser-controlled writing and erasure of antiferromagnetic domains. The universality of reversible optical antiferromagnetic switching is derived by Monte Carlo simulations. Opto-magnetism is thus complemented by an important degree of freedom, namely local control of antiferromagnetism by means of light.

  1. Topological Excitations in Quantum Spin Systems

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    Ranjan Chaudhury

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The origin and significance of topological excitations in quantum spin models in low dimensions are presented in detail. Besides a general review, our own work in this area is described in great depth. Apart from theoretical analysis of the existence and properties of spin vortices and antivortices, the possible experimental consequences and signatures are also highlighted. In particular, the distinguishing features between the even and odd charged topological excitations are brought out through a detailed analysis of the topological term in the quantum action. Moreover, an interesting symmetry property is predicted between the excitations from a ferromagnetic model and an antiferromagnetic model. Through a novel approach of ours, a bridge is established between field theoretical formalism and the well-known statistical mechanical treatment of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless (BKT transition involving these topological excitations. Furthermore, a detailed phenomenological analysis of the experimentally observed static and dynamic magnetic properties of the layered magnetic materials, possessing XY anisotropy in the in-plane spin-spin couplings, is undertaken to test the theoretical predictions regarding the behaviour of these excitations. The importance and the crucial role of quantum spin fluctuations in these studies are also brought out very clearly by our analysis.

  2. The peak effect (PE) region of the antiferromagnetic two layer Ising nanographene

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    Şarlı, Numan, E-mail: numansarli82@gmail.com [Institute of Science, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri (Turkey); Akbudak, Salih [Department of Physics, Adiyaman University, 02100 Adiyaman (Turkey); Department of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, Hacettepe University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey); Ellialtıoğlu, Mehmet Recai [Department of Physics Engineering, Hacettepe University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)

    2014-11-01

    In this work, the magnetic properties of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic two layer spin-1/2 Ising nanographene systems are investigated within the effective field theory. We find that the magnetizations and the hysteresis behaviors of the central graphene atoms are similar to those of the edge graphene atoms in the ferromagnetic case. But, they are quite different in the antiferromagnetic case. The antiferromagnetic central graphene atoms exhibit type II superconductivity and they have triple hysteresis loop. The peak effect (PE) region is observed on the hysteresis curves of the antiferromagnetic Ising nanographene system. Therefore, we suggest that there is a strong relationship between the antiferromagnetism and the peak effect. Our results are in agreement with some experimental works in recent literature.

  3. The magnetoelectric properties study for system with the coexistence of the ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic orders

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    Jiang Qing; Zhong Chonggui

    2002-12-30

    Soft-mode theory based on DIFFOUR model for ferroelectric interaction and the mean-field theory of high spin Ising model for antiferromagnetic interaction are used to investigate the ferroelectric, antiferromagnetic, magnetoelectric properties in ferroelectromagnetic lattice in which the ferroelectric order and antiferromagnetic order coexist simultaneously below a certain temperature. Ferroelectric polarization, spin moment, and magnetoelectric susceptibility as well, as a function of temperature for system, are calculated and compared with the different coupling coefficient. It is found that an anomaly appears in curve of the polarization susceptibility as a function of temperature due to the coupling between the ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic orders in the ferroelectromagnetic lattice. At the same time, we also considered the influence of magnetoelectric effect on polarization susceptibility by applying the external field including electric and magnetic.

  4. Resonating Valence Bond states for low dimensional S=1 antiferromagnets

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    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.

  5. Polarized Neutron Reflectivity Simulation of Ferromagnet/ Antiferromagnet Thin Films

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    Kim, Ki Yeon; Lee, Jeong Soo

    2008-02-15

    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.

  6. Thermal Conductivity and Spin State of the Spin Diamond-Chain System Azurite Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

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    Hagiya, Yuta; Kawamata, Takayuki; Naruse, Koki; Ohno, Masumi; Matsuoka, Yoshiharu; Sudo, Hiroki; Nagasawa, Hideki; Kikuchi, Hikomitu; Sasaki, Takahiko; Koike, Yoji

    2016-03-01

    To investigate the spin state of azurite, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, we have measured the thermal conductivity along the c-axis, κc, perpendicular to the spin diamond chains. It has been found that the temperature dependence of κc shows a broad peak at ˜100 K, which is explained as being due to the strong phonon scattering by the strong spin fluctuation owing to the spin frustration at low temperatures below ˜100 K. Furthermore, it has been found that the temperature dependence of κc shows another peak at low temperatures below 20 K and that κc is suppressed by the application of magnetic field along the c-axis at low temperatures below ˜35 K. In high magnetic fields above ˜8 T at low temperatures below ˜6 K, it has been found that κc increases with increasing field. The present results have indicated that both spin-singlet dimers with a spin gap of ˜35 K and antiferromagnetically correlated spin chains with the antiferromagnetic exchange interaction of ˜5.4 K are formed at low temperatures, which is consistent with the recent conclusion by Jeschke et al. [ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.217201" xlink:type="simple">Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 217201 (2011)ext-link>] that the ground state of spins in azurite in zero field is a spin-fluid one. In addition, a new quantum critical line in magnetic fields at temperatures above 3 K has been proposed to exist.

  7. Elastic instabilities in an antiferromagnetically ordered phase of the orbitally frustrated spinel GeCo2O4

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    Watanabe, Tadataka; Hara, Shigeo; Ikeda, Shin-Ichi; Tomiyasu, Keisuke

    2011-07-01

    Ultrasound velocity measurements of the orbitally frustrated spinel GeCo2O4 reveal unique elastic anomalies within the antiferromagnetic phase. Temperature dependence of shear moduli exhibits a minimum within the antiferromagnetic phase, suggesting the coupling of shear acoustic phonons to molecular spin-orbit excitations. Magnetic-field dependence of elastic moduli exhibits diplike anomalies, being interpreted as magnetic-field-induced metamagnetic and structural transitions. These elastic anomalies suggest that the survival of geometrical frustration, and the interplay of spin, orbital, and lattice degrees of freedom evoke a set of phenomena in the antiferromagnetic phase.

  8. Landau model for the multiferroic delafossite antiferromagnets

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    Ribeiro, J. L.; Perez-Mato, J. M.; Vieira, L. G.

    2016-10-01

    A symmetry based framework is used to describe the complex phase diagrams observed in the multiferroic delafossite compounds. A free energy Landau functional is derived from the analysis of the transformation properties of the most general incommensurate magnetic spin order parameter. A principle of maximal symmetry is invoked and the stability of each of the different higher symmetry phases considered. The competition between different potential ground states is analysed within the scope of a simplified model, which emphasizes the role of the symmetry allowed phase dependent biquadratic couplings. The cross-over between the different competing states is also discussed. The results show that the diverse set of phase diagrams that are experimentally observed in this class of triangular lattice antiferromagnets and, in particular, the stabilization of magnetically induced ferroelectric states, can be well interpreted and described within this integrated phenomenological approximation.

  9. Dynamical Structure Factors of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets

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    Hagemans, Rob; Caux, Jean-Sébastien; Maillet, Jean Michel

    2007-03-01

    For a long time it has been impossible to accurately calculate the dynamical structure factors (spin-spin correlators as a function of momentum and energy) of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets. For integrable Heisenberg chains, the recently developed ABACUS method (a first-principles computational approach based on the Bethe Ansatz) now yields highly accurate (over 99% of the sum rule) results for the DSF for finite chains, allowing for a very precise description of neutron-scattering data over the full momentum and energy range. We show remarkable agreement between results obtained with ABACUS and experiment.

  10. Propagation and ghosts in the classical kagome antiferromagnet.

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    Robert, J; Canals, B; Simonet, V; Ballou, R

    2008-09-12

    We investigate the classical spin dynamics of the kagome antiferromagnet by combining Monte Carlo and spin dynamics simulations. We show that this model has two distinct low temperature dynamical regimes, both sustaining propagative modes. The expected gauge invariance type of the low energy, low temperature, out-of-plane excitations is also evidenced in the nonlinear regime. A detailed analysis of the excitations allows us to identify ghosts in the dynamical structure factor, i.e., propagating excitations with a strongly reduced spectral weight. We argue that these dynamical extinction rules are of geometrical origin.

  11. Angle-dependent loop shifts in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    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.

  12. Spin excitations of ferronematic order in underdoped cuprate superconductors.

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    Seibold, G; Di Castro, C; Grilli, M; Lorenzana, J

    2014-01-01

    High-temperature superconductors exhibit a characteristic hourglass-shaped spectrum of magnetic fluctuations which most likely contribute to the pairing glue in the cuprates. Recent neutron scattering experiments in strongly underdoped compounds have revealed a significant low energy anisotropy of these fluctuations which we explain by a model in which topological defects of the antiferromagnet clump to producing domain wall segments with ferronematic order. This state does not invoke global charge order but breaks C4 rotational and inversion symmetry. The incommensurability of the low doping charge-disordered state is in good agreement with experiment and interpolates smoothly with the incommensurability of the stripe phase at higher doping. Within linear spin-wave theory the dynamic structure factor is in very good agreement with inelastic neutron scattering data and can account for the observed energy dependent anisotropy. PMID:24936723

  13. Low-temperature specific heat and possible gap to magnetic excitations in the Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Sn2O7

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    Del Maestro, Adrian; Gingras, Michel J. P.

    2007-08-01

    The Gd2Sn2O7 pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnet displays a phase transition to a four sublattice Néel ordered state at a critical temperature Tc˜1K . The low-temperature state found via neutron scattering corresponds to that predicted by a classical model that considers nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic exchange and long-range dipolar interactions. Despite the seemingly conventional nature of the ordered state, the specific heat Cv has been found to be described in the temperature range 350mK⩽T⩽800mK by an anomalous power law Cv˜T2 . A similar temperature dependence of Cv has also been reported for Gd2Ti2O7 , another pyrochlore Heisenberg material. Such behavior is to be contrasted with the typical T3 behavior expected for a three-dimensional antiferromagnet with conventional long-range order which is then generally accompanied by an exp(-Δ/T) behavior at lower temperature where anisotropy effects induce a gap Δ to collective spin excitations. Such anomalous T2 behavior in Cv has been argued to be correlated to an unusual energy dependence of the density of states which also seemingly manifests itself in low-temperature spin fluctuations found in muon spin relaxation experiments. In this paper, we report calculations of Cv that consider spin-wave-like excitations out of the Néel order observed in Gd2Sn2O7 via neutron scattering. We argue that the parametric Cv∝T2 does not reflect the true low-energy excitations of Gd2Sn2O7 . Rather, we find that the low-energy excitations of this material are antiferromagnetic magnons gapped by single-ion and dipolar anisotropy effects, and that the lowest temperature of 350mK considered in previous specific heat measurements accidentally happens to coincide with a crossover temperature below which magnons become thermally activated and Cv takes an exponential form. We argue that further specific heat measurements that extend down to at least 100mK are required in order to ascribe an unconventional description of

  14. Dynamical current-induced ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic resonances

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    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.

  15. Space Group Symmetry Fractionalization in a Chiral Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet.

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    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

  16. Inertia-Free Thermally Driven Domain-Wall Motion in Antiferromagnets

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    Selzer, Severin; Atxitia, Unai; Ritzmann, Ulrike; Hinzke, Denise; Nowak, Ulrich

    2016-09-01

    Domain-wall motion in antiferromagnets triggered by thermally induced magnonic spin currents is studied theoretically. It is shown by numerical calculations based on a classical spin model that the wall moves towards the hotter regions, as in ferromagnets. However, for larger driving forces the so-called Walker breakdown—which usually speeds down the wall—is missing. This is due to the fact that the wall is not tilted during its motion. For the same reason antiferromagnetic walls have no inertia and, hence, no acceleration phase leading to higher effective mobility.

  17. Coherent spin mixing dynamics in thermal $^{87}$Rb spin-1 and spin-2 gases

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    He, Xiaodong; Li, Xiaoke; Wang, Fudong; Xu, Zhifang; Wang, Dajun

    2015-01-01

    We study the non-equilibrium coherent spin mixing dynamics in ferromagnetic spin-1 and antiferromagnetic spin-2 thermal gases of ultracold $^{87}$Rb atoms. Long lasting spin population oscillations with magnetic field dependent resonances are observed in both cases. Our observations are well reproduced by Boltzmann equations of the Wigner distribution function. Compared to the equation of motion of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates, the only difference here is a factor of two increase in the spin-dependent interaction, which is confirmed directly in the spin-2 case by measuring the relation between the oscillation amplitude and the sample's density.

  18. Field-controlled spin current in frustrated spin chains

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    A.K. Kolezhuk

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We study states with spontaneous spin current, emerging in frustrated antiferromagnetic spin-S chains subject to a strong external magnetic field. As a numerical tool, we use a non-Abelian symmetry realization of the density matrix renormalization group. The field dependence of the order parameter and the critical exponents are presented for zigzag chains with S=1/2, 1, 3/2, and 2.

  19. Magnetic fluctuations in heavy fermion systems

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    Magnetic order and fluctuations in the heavy Fermion systems UPt3, U2Zn17 and URu2Si2 have been studied by neutron scattering. Single crystalline samples and triple-axis neutron-scattering techniques with energy transfers between 0 and 40 meV and energy resolutions between 0.1 meV and 4 meV have been employed. UPt3 develops an antiferromagnetically ordered moment of (0.02±0.005) μB below TN = 5 K which doubles the unit cell in the basal plane and coexists with superconductivity below Tc = 0.5 K. The magnetic fluctuations are relaxational, and enhanced at the antiferromagnetic zone center in a low-energy regime. The characteristic zone-center relaxation energy is 0.3 meV. The temperature- and field-dependence of the antiferromagnetic order in the superconducting phase suggest a close relation between these two properties in UPt3. U2Zn17 has a broad spectrum of magnetic fluctuations, even below TN = 9.7 K, of which the transverse part below 10 meV is strongly enhanced at the antiferromagnetic zone center. The system has an anomalously extended critical region and the antiferromagnetic phase transition seems to be driven by the temperature-dependence of an effective RKKY interaction, as anticipated theoretically. URu2Si2, a strongly anisotropic heavy Fermion system, has a high-energy regime of antiferromagnetically-correlated overdamped magnetic fluctuations. Below TN = 17.5 K weak antiferromagnetic order, μ = (0.04±0.01)μB, with finite correlations along the tetragonal c axis, develops along with a low-energy regime of strongly dispersive singlet-singlet excitations. Below Tc = 1 K antiferromagnetism coexists with superconductivity. A phenomenological model describing the exchange-enhanced overdamped magnetic fluctuations of heavy Fermion systems is proposed. Our experimental results are compared to the anomalous bulk properties of heavy Fermion systems, and to magnetic fluctuations in other metallic magnets. (orig.)

  20. Variational studies of exotic bose liquid, spin liquid, and magnetic phases

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    Tay, Tiamhock

    The strong interest in strongly correlated systems in condensed matter physics has continued unabated for the past few decades. In recent years, the number of novel, exotic quantum phases found in theoretical studies has seen a phenomenal rise. Among those interesting quantum states are bose liquids and spin liquids, where strong quantum fluctuations have prevented the systems from developing a long range order. Our work in this thesis seeks to further the understanding of frustrated systems. In the study of a hard-core boson model with ring-only exchange interactions on a square lattice, we obtain concrete numerical realization of the unconventional Exciton Bose Liquid (EBL) phase, which possesses interesting properties such as a "Bose surface'' which resembles the Fermi surface in a metal, as well as unusual thermodynamic properties such as a T log T dependence for specific heat. An equally important result from this work is the demonstration that the widely used Gutzwiller projection on slave-particle wave functions may generally fail to capture the correct long wavelength physics in the respective systems. For the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice, which is a promising candidate for realizing a spin-disordered ground state, our variational study shows that the projected Schwinger boson wave function is energetically better than the Dirac spin liquid wave function when a small antiferromagnetic second-neighbor spin coupling is added to the nearest-neighbor model. We also study the anisotropic triangular Heisenberg antiferromagnetic in magnetic field, and find simple, yet accurate wave functions for various regions of the surprisingly rich phase diagram, thus providing insights into the energetics of the competing phases in this interesting model. Finally, our work also highlights permanent-type wave functions as potentially useful constructions in variational studies of systems with short-ranged correlations, e.g., a Mott insulator and a gapped

  1. Quantum Nucleation of Antiferromagnetic Bubbles with Tetragonal and Hexagonal Symmetries

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    PAN Hui; ZHU Jia-Lin; L(U) Rong

    2004-01-01

    We study the quantum nucleation in a nanometer-scale antiferromagnet placed in a magnetic field at an arbitrary angle. We consider the magnetocrystalline anisotropy with tetragonal symmetry and that with hexagonal symmetry, respectively. Different structures of the tunneling barriers can be generated by the magnitude and the orientation of the magnetic field. We use the instanton method in the spin-coherent-state path-integral representation to calculate the dependence of the rate of quantum nucleation and the crossover temperature on the orientation and strength of the field for bulk solids and two-dimensional films of antiferromagnets, respectively. We find that the rate of quantum nucleation and the crossover temperature from thermal-to-quantum transitions depend on the orientation and strength of the external magnetic field distinctly, which can be tested by use of existing experimental techniques.

  2. Fermi surface and antiferromagnetism of FeRh

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    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.

  3. Spin Hall noise

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    Kamra, A.; Witek, F.P.; Meyer, S.; Huebl, H.; Geprägs, S.; Gross, R.; Bauer, G. E. W.; Goennenwein, S. T. B.

    2014-01-01

    We measure the low-frequency thermal fluctuations of pure spin current in a Platinum film deposited on yttrium iron garnet via the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE)-mediated voltage noise as a function of the angle $\\alpha$ between the magnetization and the transport direction. The results are consistent with the fluctuation dissipation theorem in terms of the recently discovered spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR). We present a microscopic description of the $\\alpha$ dependence of the voltage no...

  4. Pressure-Tuned Exchange Coupling of a Quantum Spin Liquid in the Molecular Triangular Lattice κ -(ET )2Ag2 (CN )3

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    Shimizu, Yasuhiro; Hiramatsu, Takaaki; Maesato, Mitsuhiko; Otsuka, Akihiro; Yamochi, Hideki; Ono, Akihiro; Itoh, Masayuki; Yoshida, Makoto; Takigawa, Masashi; Yoshida, Yukihiro; Saito, Gunzi

    2016-09-01

    The effects of pressure on a quantum spin liquid are investigated in an organic Mott insulator κ -(ET )2Ag2 (CN )3 with a spin-1 /2 triangular lattice. The application of negative chemical pressure to κ -(ET )2Cu2 (CN )3 , which is a well-known sister Mott insulator, allows for extensive tuning of antiferromagnetic exchange coupling, with J /kB=175 - 310 K , under hydrostatic pressure. Based on 13C nuclear magnetic resonance measurements under pressure, we uncover universal scaling in the static and dynamic spin susceptibilities down to low temperatures ˜0.1 kBT /J . The persistent fluctuations and residual specific heat coefficient are consistent with the presence of gapless low-lying excitations. Our results thus demonstrate the fundamental finite-temperature properties of a quantum spin liquid in a wide parameter range.

  5. Pressure-Tuned Exchange Coupling of a Quantum Spin Liquid in the Molecular Triangular Lattice κ-(ET)_{2}Ag_{2}(CN)_{3}.

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    Shimizu, Yasuhiro; Hiramatsu, Takaaki; Maesato, Mitsuhiko; Otsuka, Akihiro; Yamochi, Hideki; Ono, Akihiro; Itoh, Masayuki; Yoshida, Makoto; Takigawa, Masashi; Yoshida, Yukihiro; Saito, Gunzi

    2016-09-01

    The effects of pressure on a quantum spin liquid are investigated in an organic Mott insulator κ-(ET)_{2}Ag_{2}(CN)_{3} with a spin-1/2 triangular lattice. The application of negative chemical pressure to κ-(ET)_{2}Cu_{2}(CN)_{3}, which is a well-known sister Mott insulator, allows for extensive tuning of antiferromagnetic exchange coupling, with J/k_{B}=175-310  K, under hydrostatic pressure. Based on ^{13}C nuclear magnetic resonance measurements under pressure, we uncover universal scaling in the static and dynamic spin susceptibilities down to low temperatures ∼0.1k_{B}T/J. The persistent fluctuations and residual specific heat coefficient are consistent with the presence of gapless low-lying excitations. Our results thus demonstrate the fundamental finite-temperature properties of a quantum spin liquid in a wide parameter range. PMID:27636491

  6. Evolution of magnetic states in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnetic Co(Al1-xCox)(2)O-4 spinels

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    Zaharko, O.; Cervellino, A.; Tsurkan, V.;

    2010-01-01

    Using neutron powder diffraction and Monte Carlo simulations we show that a spin-liquid regime emerges at all compositions in the diamond-lattice antiferromagnets Co(Al1−xCox)2O4. This spin-liquid regime induced by frustration due to the second-neighbor exchange coupling J2 is gradually supersede...

  7. {mu}SR study of impurity effects on the Cu-spin fluctuations in the overdoped regime of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}Cu{sub 1-y}Zn{sub y}O{sub 4}

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    Risdiana; Adachi, T.; Oki, N.; Yairi, S.; Tanabe, Y.; Omori, K. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Suzuki, T.; Watanabe, I. [Advanced Meson Science Laboratory, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Koda, A. [Muon Science Laboratory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK-IMSS), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan); Higemoto, W. [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Koike, Y. [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-05 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)], E-mail: koike@teion.apph.tohoku.ac.jp

    2007-09-01

    Zero-field muon-spin-relaxation measurements have been carried out for La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}Cu{sub 1-y}Zn{sub y}O{sub 4} (LSCO) with y = 0-0.10 in the overdoped regime up to x = 0.30, in order to investigate whether the dynamical stripe correlations are pinned and stabilized even for the overdoped LSCO or not. It has been found that the Zn-induced slowing down of the Cu-spin fluctuations is weakened with increasing x but takes place in the overdoped regime and disappears at x = 0.30. This suggests that the stripe-pinning model holds good in the whole superconducting regime of LSCO and that there is no quantum critical point at x {approx} 0.19.

  8. Ferromagnetic–ferromagnetic–antiferromagnetic–antiferromagnetic correlation and magnetization plateau in spin-1/2 J{sub 1}–J{sub 1}–J{sub 2}–J{sub 2} tetrameric chains

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    Deng, Xiao-Yan [Graduate School, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387 (China); Dou, Jun-Ya [Department of Physics, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387 (China); Liu, Guang-Hua, E-mail: liuguanghua@tjpu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387 (China)

    2015-10-15

    The magnetization process of a spin-1/2 J{sub 1}–J{sub 1}–J{sub 2}–J{sub 2} tetrameric Heisenberg chain is investigated by the infinite time-evolving block decimation (iTEBD) method. A magnetization phase diagram including three different phases, i.e., a fully polarized (FP) phase, a 1/2 plateau phase, and a spin-fluid (SF) phase, is obtained. All the quantum phase transitions (QPTs) are determined to belong to the second-order category, and the central charge in the critical SF phase equals 1. In addition, a 1/2 plateau phase also exists in the classical J{sub 1}–J{sub 1}–J{sub 2}–J{sub 2} tetrameric Ising chain. The F–F–AF–AF (or AF–AF–F–F) type longitudinal correlation is found to be important and necessary for the appearance of the 1/2 plateau state in both quantum and classical cases. - Highlights: • 1/2 magnetization plateau can be realized in both quantum and classical cases. • 1/2 plateau is characterized by constant magnetization, entanglement and correlation. • Central charge of the spin-fluid phase is determined to be 1. • F–F–AF–AF correlation is important for the appearance of the 1/2 plateau.

  9. Volume-wise destruction of the antiferromagnetic Mott insulating state through quantum tuning

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    Frandsen, Benjamin A.; Liu, Lian; Cheung, Sky C.; Guguchia, Zurab; Khasanov, Rustem; Morenzoni, Elvezio; Munsie, Timothy J. S.; Hallas, Alannah M.; Wilson, Murray N.; Cai, Yipeng; Luke, Graeme M.; Chen, Bijuan; Li, Wenmin; Jin, Changqing; Ding, Cui; Guo, Shengli; Ning, Fanlong; Ito, Takashi U.; Higemoto, Wataru; Billinge, Simon J. L.; Sakamoto, Shoya; Fujimori, Atsushi; Murakami, Taito; Kageyama, Hiroshi; Alonso, Jose Antonio; Kotliar, Gabriel; Imada, Masatoshi; Uemura, Yasutomo J.

    2016-08-01

    RENiO3 (RE=rare-earth element) and V2O3 are archetypal Mott insulator systems. When tuned by chemical substitution (RENiO3) or pressure (V2O3), they exhibit a quantum phase transition (QPT) between an antiferromagnetic Mott insulating state and a paramagnetic metallic state. Because novel physics often appears near a Mott QPT, the details of this transition, such as whether it is first or second order, are important. Here, we demonstrate through muon spin relaxation/rotation (μSR) experiments that the QPT in RENiO3 and V2O3 is first order: the magnetically ordered volume fraction decreases to zero at the QPT, resulting in a broad region of intrinsic phase separation, while the ordered magnetic moment retains its full value until it is suddenly destroyed at the QPT. These findings bring to light a surprising universality of the pressure-driven Mott transition, revealing the importance of phase separation and calling for further investigation into the nature of quantum fluctuations underlying the transition.

  10. Electric Field Control of the Resistance of Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions with Magnetoelectric Antiferromagnetic Barriers

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    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.

  11. Generalized hard-core dimer model approach to low-energy Heisenberg frustrated antiferromagnets: General properties and application to the kagome antiferromagnet

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    Schwandt, David; Mambrini, Matthieu; Poilblanc, Didier

    2010-06-01

    We propose a general nonperturbative scheme that quantitatively maps the low-energy sector of spin-1/2 frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnets to effective generalized quantum dimer models. We develop the formal lattice-independent frame and establish some important results on (i) the locality of the generated Hamiltonians, (ii) how full resummations can be performed in this renormalization scheme. The method is then applied to the much debated kagome antiferromagnet for which a fully resummed effective Hamiltonian—shown to capture the essential properties and provide deep insights on the microscopic model [D. Poilblanc, M. Mambrini, and D. Schwandt, Phys. Rev. B 81, 180402(R) (2010)]—is derived.

  12. Antiferromagnetic resonance modes for the S = 1/2 kagome antiferromagnet Cs{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}SnF{sub 12}

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    Sharmin, S; Umegaki, I; Tanaka, H; Ono, T [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama 2-12-1, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Tanaka, G; Nojiri, H [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Fujisawa, M [Development of Frontier Research and Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Matsumi, N; Tomoo, M [Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Okubo, S; Ohta, H [Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan); Sakurai, T, E-mail: sharmin@lee.phys.titech.ac.jp [Center for Supports to Research and Education Activities, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)

    2011-07-20

    We have investigated the antiferromagnetic resonance modes of the kagome antiferromagnet Cs{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}SnF{sub 12} both theoretically and experimentally. High-field electron spin resonance experiments on single crystals were conducted in the ordered phase at different frequencies and temperatures with the external magnetic field parallel to the c axis. Considering three sublattices, we calculated the resonance modes for the motions of the sublattice magnetizations within the framework of the mean field approximation. It was found that the frequency-field diagram is in good agreement with the experimental results.

  13. The Antiferromagnetic Correlations in the Half—Filled Double—Exchange Model at Finite Temperature

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    JIAn-Chun; WANGJing; 等

    2002-01-01

    We extend a previous result of ours [G.S.Tian,Phys.Rev.B63 (2001) 224413] on the antiferromagnetic spin correlations in the half-filled Hubbard model at finite temperature to the double-exchange model.To overcome the mathematical difficulty cused by the S=3/2 localized spin freedom in this model,we apply both Zener's argument and the finite-temperature spin-reflection-positivity method to show rigorously that,at any temperature T,the spin correlations in the half-filled double-exchange model are predominantly antiferromagnetic.This conclusion is completely consistent with the experimental observations and the previous theoretical results by approximate methods.

  14. Molecular orbital study on antiferromagnetic coupling mechanism in a silver (I) complex

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    ZHANG Guiqin; HUANG Jiangen; HUANG Yuanhe; FANG Decai; ZHANG Deqing

    2005-01-01

    The mechanism of antiferromagnetic coupling in an Ag (I) complex of nitronyl nitroxide is investigated by means of the broken-symmetry approach within the density functional method (DFT-BS). The magneto-structural correlation and the single-occupied molecular orbital (SOMO) analysis reveal the existence of the antiferromagnetic coupling pathway along nitronyl nitroxide units via Ag (I) ion, and that the Ag (I) ion plays an important bridge role. The spin population analysis also shows the existence of spin delocalization along the ONCNO-Ag-ONCNO chain. It is found that the non-typical covalent bonds with major ionic character between Ag (I) ions and oxygen atoms of nitronyl nitroxide units can be used to mediate the spin-spin interaction of nitronyl nitroxides.

  15. Magnetic correlations in the 2D S=5/2 honeycomb antiferromagnet MnPS3

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    Rønnow, H.M.; Wildes, A.R.; Bramwell, S.T.

    2000-01-01

    MnPS3 is a quasi-2D S = 5/2 antiferromagnet on a honeycomb lattice. Using an energy integrating neutron scattering technique, we have measured the structure factor S(k) of the instantaneous magnetic fluctuations. The temperature dependence of the correlation length xi follows the Kosterlitz...

  16. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature.

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    Nakatsuji, Satoru; Kiyohara, Naoki; Higo, Tomoya

    2015-11-12

    In ferromagnetic conductors, an electric current may induce a transverse voltage drop in zero applied magnetic field: this anomalous Hall effect is observed to be proportional to magnetization, and thus is not usually seen in antiferromagnets in zero field. Recent developments in theory and experiment have provided a framework for understanding the anomalous Hall effect using Berry-phase concepts, and this perspective has led to predictions that, under certain conditions, a large anomalous Hall effect may appear in spin liquids and antiferromagnets without net spin magnetization. Although such a spontaneous Hall effect has now been observed in a spin liquid state, a zero-field anomalous Hall effect has hitherto not been reported for antiferromagnets. Here we report empirical evidence for a large anomalous Hall effect in an antiferromagnet that has vanishingly small magnetization. In particular, we find that Mn3Sn, an antiferromagnet that has a non-collinear 120-degree spin order, exhibits a large anomalous Hall conductivity of around 20 per ohm per centimetre at room temperature and more than 100 per ohm per centimetre at low temperatures, reaching the same order of magnitude as in ferromagnetic metals. Notably, the chiral antiferromagnetic state has a very weak and soft ferromagnetic moment of about 0.002 Bohr magnetons per Mn atom (refs 10, 12), allowing us to switch the sign of the Hall effect with a small magnetic field of around a few hundred oersted. This soft response of the large anomalous Hall effect could be useful for various applications including spintronics--for example, to develop a memory device that produces almost no perturbing stray fields. PMID:26524519

  17. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature.

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    Nakatsuji, Satoru; Kiyohara, Naoki; Higo, Tomoya

    2015-11-12

    In ferromagnetic conductors, an electric current may induce a transverse voltage drop in zero applied magnetic field: this anomalous Hall effect is observed to be proportional to magnetization, and thus is not usually seen in antiferromagnets in zero field. Recent developments in theory and experiment have provided a framework for understanding the anomalous Hall effect using Berry-phase concepts, and this perspective has led to predictions that, under certain conditions, a large anomalous Hall effect may appear in spin liquids and antiferromagnets without net spin magnetization. Although such a spontaneous Hall effect has now been observed in a spin liquid state, a zero-field anomalous Hall effect has hitherto not been reported for antiferromagnets. Here we report empirical evidence for a large anomalous Hall effect in an antiferromagnet that has vanishingly small magnetization. In particular, we find that Mn3Sn, an antiferromagnet that has a non-collinear 120-degree spin order, exhibits a large anomalous Hall conductivity of around 20 per ohm per centimetre at room temperature and more than 100 per ohm per centimetre at low temperatures, reaching the same order of magnitude as in ferromagnetic metals. Notably, the chiral antiferromagnetic state has a very weak and soft ferromagnetic moment of about 0.002 Bohr magnetons per Mn atom (refs 10, 12), allowing us to switch the sign of the Hall effect with a small magnetic field of around a few hundred oersted. This soft response of the large anomalous Hall effect could be useful for various applications including spintronics--for example, to develop a memory device that produces almost no perturbing stray fields.

  18. Spin-liquid behavior and weak static magnetism in pyrochlore Pr2Ir2O7

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    Heffner, R H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Maclaughlin, D E [NON LANL; Nakatsuji, S [NON LANL; Machida, Y [NON LANL

    2008-01-01

    Muon spin relaxation experiments have been performed in powder samples of the pyrochlore iridate Pr{sub 2}Ir{sub 2}O{sub 7} for temperatures in the range 0.02-250 K. Two-component muon spin relaxation functions are observed up to {approx}> 150 K, indicating static magnetism with a freezing temperature T{sub f} of this value or higher. The static muon spin relaxation rate {Delta}. suggests weak-moment freezing ({approx} 10{sup -1} {micro}{sub B} at T = 0), probably due to Ir{sup 4+} spin ordering as in isostructural Y{sub 2}Ir{sub 2}O{sub 7}. The temperature dependence of {Delta} is highly unusual, decreasing smoothly by orders of magnitude but remaining nonzero for T < T{sub f}. The smoothness of {Delta}(T) suggests that Pr{sup 3+} moments do not order down to 0.025 K. The dynamic relaxation rate {Lambda} increases markedly below {approx}20 K, indicating a shift of spin fluctuation noise power to low frequencies in the spin-liquid state. At low temperatures {Lambda} is strong and temperature-independent, indicative of numerous low-lying spin excitations as is common in frustrated antiferromagnets.

  19. The Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition and correlations in the XY kagome antiferromagnet

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    Cherepanov, V B; Podivilov, E V

    2001-01-01

    The problem of the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in the highly frustrated XY antiferromagnetic is solved. The transition temperature is found. It is shown that the spin correlation function exponentially decays with distance even in the low-temperature phase, in contrast to the order parameter correlation function, which decays algebraically with distance

  20. 't Hooft-Polyakov monopoles in an antiferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Stoof, H.T.C.; Vliegen, E.; Al Khawaja, U.

    2001-01-01

    We show that an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate, which can for instance be created with 23-Na atoms in an optical trap, has not only singular line-like vortex excitations, but also allows for singular point-like topological excitations, i.e., 't Hooft-Polyakov monopoles. We discuss the static and dynamic properties of these monopoles.

  1. The Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the square-kagomé lattice

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    J. Richter

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We discuss the ground state, the low-lying excitations as well as high-field thermodynamics of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the two-dimensional square-kagomé lattice. This magnetic system belongs to the class of highly frustrated spin systems with an infinite non-trivial degeneracy of the classical ground state as it is also known for the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagomé and on the star lattice. The quantum ground state of the spin-half system is a quantum paramagnet with a finite spin gap and with a large number of non-magnetic excitations within this gap. We also discuss the magnetization versus field curve that shows a plateaux as well as a macroscopic magnetization jump to saturation due to independent localized magnon states. These localized states are highly degenerate and lead to interesting features in the low-temperature thermodynamics at high magnetic fields such as an additional low-temperature peak in the specific heat and an enhanced magnetocaloric effect.

  2. Properties of the low dimensional Sr2Cu(W1-xMox)O6 spin system

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    Chmaissem, Omar; Avdeev, Maxim; Danilkin, Sergey; Vasala, Sami; Yamauchi, Hisao; Karppinen, Maarit

    2015-03-01

    Low-dimensional spin systems have gained much attention in solid state physics. Such systems could have a ground state with no long-range magnetic order and an energy gap in the spin excitation spectrum, offering the possibility of a quantum spin-liquid phase. Quantum fluctuations causing the spin-liquid state are particularly strong in systems with reduced dimensionality and a low spin value; and magnetic frustration can further enhance the fluctuations. Among various low-dimensional spin systems, the S = 1/2 Heisenberg frustrated square lattice model is especially interesting due to its relevance to high-TC superconducting cuprates, whose undoped parent materials are S = 1/2 square-lattice antiferromagnets. Sr2CuWO6andSr2CuMoO6 have been found to be quasi-two-dimensional S = 1/2 magnetic systems with a square lattice of Cu-ions. These compounds show low-dimensional magnetic properties, with no clear indication of long-range order in magnetic susceptibility. I will discuss the materials properties and the observation of long range magnetism by neutron diffraction and other techniques. SV and MK acknowledge financial support by Academy of Finland (No. 255562) and OC by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.

  3. Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor

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    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.

  4. Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor.

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    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.

  5. Magnetic Nanostructures Spin Dynamics and Spin Transport

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    Farle, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Nanomagnetism and spintronics is a rapidly expanding and increasingly important field of research with many applications already on the market and many more to be expected in the near future. This field started in the mid-1980s with the discovery of the GMR effect, recently awarded with the Nobel prize to Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg. The present volume covers the most important and most timely aspects of magnetic heterostructures, including spin torque effects, spin injection, spin transport, spin fluctuations, proximity effects, and electrical control of spin valves. The chapters are written by internationally recognized experts in their respective fields and provide an overview of the latest status.

  6. Colossal magnetodielectric effect and spin flop in magnetoelectric Co4Nb2O9 crystal

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    Yin, L. H.; Zou, Y. M.; Yang, J.; Dai, J. M.; Song, W. H.; Zhu, X. B.; Sun, Y. P.

    2016-07-01

    We have investigated the detailed magnetic, magnetoelectric (ME), magnetodielectric (MD) and thermal expansion properties in Co4Nb2O9 crystal. A magnetic-field-induced spin flop was observed below antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition temperature TN. Dielectric constant at applied magnetic field nearly diverges around the AFM transition, giving rise to a colossal MD effect as high as ˜138% around TN. Theoretical analysis of the ME and MD data revealed a major contribution of critical spin fluctuation to the colossal MD effect in Co4Nb2O9. These results suggest that linear ME materials with large ME coupling might be potentially used to realize large MD effect for future application.

  7. Spin Dynamics and Quantum Tunneling in Fe8 Nanomagnet and in AFM Rings by NMR

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    In this thesis, our main interest has been to investigate the spin dynamics and quantum tunneling in single molecule magnets (SMMs), For this we have selected two different classes of SMMs: a ferrimagnetic total high spin S = 10 cluster Fe8 and antiferromagnetic (AFM) ring-type clusters. For Fe8, our efforts have been devoted to the investigation of the quantum tunneling of magnetization in the very low temperature region. The most remarkable experimental finding in Fe8 is that the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/Tl) at low temperatures takes place via strong collision mechanism, and thus it allows to measure directly the tunneling rate vs T and H for the first time. For AFM rings, we have shown that 1/Tl probes the thermal fluctuations of the magnetization in the intermediate temperature range. We find that the fluctuations are dominated by a single characteristic frequency which has a power law T-dependence indicative of fluctuations due to electron-acoustic phonon interactions

  8. Electron Spin Pairing in High-Tc Superconductors

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    郭卫; 韩汝珊

    2001-01-01

    An electron pairing theory based on effective electron spin coupling mediated by antiferromagnetically correlated local moments is presented to account for high-Tc phenomena. We show that Kondo scattering and the suppression of the antiferromagnetic superexchange between Cu2+ moments lead to local triplet pairing, the mechanism underlying high-Tc superconductivity.

  9. Effective Hamiltonian and low-lying eigenenergy clustering patterns of four-sublattice antiferromagnets

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    Zhang, N.G.; Henley, C.L.; Rischel, C.;

    2002-01-01

    We study the low-lying eigenenergy clustering patterns of quantum antiferromagnets with p sublattices (in particular p = 4). We treat each sublattice as a large spin, and using second-order degenerate perturbation theory, we derive the effective (biquadratic) Hamiltonian coupling the p large spins....... In order to compare with exact diagonalizations, the Hamiltonian is explicitly written for a finite-size lattice, and it contains information on energies of excited states as well as the ground state. The result is applied to the face-centered-cubic Type-I antiferromagnet of spin 1/2, including second......-neighbor interactions. A 32-site system is exactly diagonalized, and the energy spectrum of the low-lying singlets follows the analytically predicted clustering pattern....

  10. Magnetocaloric properties of a frustrated Blume-Capel antiferromagnet

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    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.

  11. Magnetoelastic properties of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic composite media

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    Valencia-Cardona, Juan J.; Leo, Perry H.

    2016-08-01

    We study the magnetic response of a ferromagnetic bilayer with antiferromagnetic coupling, where the layers experience magnetostrictive strains and epitaxial misfit strains. These strains cause the layers to stretch and bend as the magnetic spins of the layers rotate, resulting in elastic energy that adds to the magnetic energy of the system. The magnetic and elastic energies are computed as a function of spin direction in each layer for a given set of material and geometric parameters. By finding the rotations that minimize the total energy, we compute magnetic hysteresis loops for different combinations of magnetic and elastic parameters. The elastic contribution is reflected in the transitions at the corners of the hysteresis curves as well as in the coercive field of the main loop. The details of the elastic contribution depend in a complicated way on the magnetostriction of the layers, the epitaxial strain, the magnetic anisotropies, and the system geometry.

  12. Itinerant and Localized Magnetization Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Ho.

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    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

  13. Electrical control of antiferromagnetic metal up to 15 nm

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    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.

  14. Percolation and spin glass transition

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    The behaviour of clusters of curved and normal plaquette particles in a bond random, +-J, Ising model is studied in finite square and triangular lattices. Computer results for the concentration of antiferromagnetic bonds when percolating clusters first appears are found to be close to those reported for the occurrence and disappearance of spin glass phases in these systems. (author)

  15. Frustrated diamond-chain quantum XXZ Heisenberg antiferromagnet in a magnetic field

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    We consider the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 XXZ Heisenberg model on a frustrated diamond-chain lattice in a z- or x-aligned external magnetic field. We use the strong-coupling approach to elaborate an effective description in the low-temperature strong-field regime. The obtained effective models are spin-1/2 XY chains which are exactly solvable through the Jordan–Wigner fermionization. We perform exact-diagonalization studies of the magnetization curves to test the quality of the effective description. The results may have relevance for the description of the azurite spin-chain compound

  16. Fluctuating paradigm

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    Simmons, L. W.; Tomkins, J. L.; Kotiaho, J. S.; Hunt, J.

    1999-01-01

    A prominent paradigm in evolutionary biology over the last ten years has been the role of fluctuating asymmetry in sexual selection. Fluctuating asymmetry in bilaterally paired traits, and in particular sexual traits, has been proposed to be a reliable indicator of individual quality and the focus of selection through sexual competition and attractiveness. We surveyed the literature on fluctuating asymmetry and sexual selection and found a marked chronological decline in the proportion of stu...

  17. Indications of c-axis Charge Transport in Hole Doped Triangular Antiferromagnets

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    LIANG Ying; LIU Bin; FENG Shi-Ping

    2004-01-01

    The c-axis charge transport of the hole doped triangular antiferromagnet is investigated within the tJ model by considering the incoherent interlayer hopping.It is shown that the c-axis charge transport of the hole doped triangular antiferromagnet is essentially determined by the scattering from the in-plane fluctuation.The c-axis conductivity spectrum shows a lov-energy peak and the unusual high-energy broad band,while the c-axis resistivity is characterized by a crossover from the high temperature metallic-like behavior to the Iow temperature insulating-like behavior,which is qualitatively consistent with those of the hole doped square lattice antiferromagnet.

  18. Temperature Dependence of Exchange Bias and Coercivity in Ferromagnetic Layer Coupled with Polycrystalline Antiferromagnetic Layer

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    ZHAO Jin-Wei; HU Jing-Guo; CHEN Guang

    2004-01-01

    The temperature dependence of exchange bias and coercivity in a ferromagnetic layer coupled with an antiferromagnetic layer is discussed.In this model,the temperature dependence comes from the thermal instability of the system states and the temperature modulated relative magnetic parameters.Morever,the thermal fluctuation of orientations of easy axes of antiferromagnetic grains at preparing has been considered.From the present model,the experimental results can be illustrated qualitatively for available magnetic parameters.Based on our discussion,we can conclude that soft ferromagnetic layer coupled by hard antiferromagnetic layer may be very applicable to design magnetic devices.In special exchange coupling,we can get high exchange bias and low coercivity almost independent of temperature for proper temperature ranges.

  19. Spin Hall noise

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    Kamra, A.; Witek, F.P.; Meyer, S.; Huebl, H.; Geprägs, S.; Gross, R.; Bauer, G.E.W.; Goennenwein, S.T.B.

    2014-01-01

    We measure the low-frequency thermal fluctuations of pure spin current in a platinum film deposited on yttrium iron garnet via the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE)-mediated voltage noise as a function of the angle α between the magnetization and the transport direction. The results are consistent wit

  20. Magnetic interactions and spin configuration in FeRh and Fe/FeRh systems

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    Kuncser, V. E-mail: kuncser@alpha2.infim.ro; Keune, W.; Sahoo, B.; Duman, E.; Acet, M.; Radu, F.; Valeanu, M.; Crisan, O.; Filoti, G

    2004-05-01

    The magnetic interactions and the Fe spin structure have been studied in Fe(6 nm)/FeRh systems by magnetometry, magneto-optic Kerr effect and conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy. A spin-flop coupling mechanism, with the interfacial spins of the ferromagnetic phase perpendicular to the spins of the antiferromagnetic phase was experimentally proved.

  1. Multiple-stable anisotropic magnetoresistance memory in antiferromagnetic MnTe

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    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.

  2. The fluctuating gap model

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    Cao, Xiaobin

    2011-01-15

    The quasi-one-dimensional systems exhibit some unusual phenomenon, such as the Peierls instability, the pseudogap phenomena and the absence of a Fermi-Dirac distribution function line shape in the photoemission spectroscopy. Ever since the discovery of materials with highly anisotropic properties, it has been recognized that fluctuations play an important role above the three-dimensional phase transition. This regime where the precursor fluctuations are presented can be described by the so called fluctuating gap model (FGM) which was derived from the Froehlich Hamiltonian to study the low energy physics of the one-dimensional electron-phonon system. Not only is the FGM of great interest in the context of quasi-one-dimensional materials, liquid metal and spin waves above T{sub c} in ferromagnets, but also in the semiclassical approximation of superconductivity, it is possible to replace the original three-dimensional problem by a directional average over effectively one-dimensional problem which in the weak coupling limit is described by the FGM. In this work, we investigate the FGM in a wide temperature range with different statistics of the order parameter fluctuations. We derive a formally exact solution to this problem and calculate the density of states, the spectral function and the optical conductivity. In our calculation, we show that a Dyson singularity appears in the low energy density of states for Gaussian fluctuations in the commensurate case. In the incommensurate case, there is no such kind of singularity, and the zero frequency density of states varies differently as a function of the correlation lengths for different statistics of the order parameter fluctuations. Using the density of states we calculated with non-Gaussian order parameter fluctuations, we are able to calculate the static spin susceptibility which agrees with the experimental data very well. In the calculation of the spectral functions, we show that as the correlation increases, the

  3. The fluctuating gap model

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    The quasi-one-dimensional systems exhibit some unusual phenomenon, such as the Peierls instability, the pseudogap phenomena and the absence of a Fermi-Dirac distribution function line shape in the photoemission spectroscopy. Ever since the discovery of materials with highly anisotropic properties, it has been recognized that fluctuations play an important role above the three-dimensional phase transition. This regime where the precursor fluctuations are presented can be described by the so called fluctuating gap model (FGM) which was derived from the Froehlich Hamiltonian to study the low energy physics of the one-dimensional electron-phonon system. Not only is the FGM of great interest in the context of quasi-one-dimensional materials, liquid metal and spin waves above Tc in ferromagnets, but also in the semiclassical approximation of superconductivity, it is possible to replace the original three-dimensional problem by a directional average over effectively one-dimensional problem which in the weak coupling limit is described by the FGM. In this work, we investigate the FGM in a wide temperature range with different statistics of the order parameter fluctuations. We derive a formally exact solution to this problem and calculate the density of states, the spectral function and the optical conductivity. In our calculation, we show that a Dyson singularity appears in the low energy density of states for Gaussian fluctuations in the commensurate case. In the incommensurate case, there is no such kind of singularity, and the zero frequency density of states varies differently as a function of the correlation lengths for different statistics of the order parameter fluctuations. Using the density of states we calculated with non-Gaussian order parameter fluctuations, we are able to calculate the static spin susceptibility which agrees with the experimental data very well. In the calculation of the spectral functions, we show that as the correlation increases, the quasi

  4. Magnetic fluctuations induced insulator-to-metal transition in Ca(IrxRu1-x) O3

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    Singh, Deepak; Gunasekera, Jagath; Dahal, Ashutosh; Harriger, Leland; Heitmann, Thomas

    2015-03-01

    The Fermi liquid theory dictates the metal-insulator transition in a continuous fashion via the divergence of the quasiparticle mass m*. However, the metallic phase near the Mott insulator in the metal-insulator phase diagram based on the Hubbard model is dominated by the fluctuations of spin, charge and orbital correlations; often termed as the anomalous metallic phase. In this presentation, experimental results manifesting the magnetic fluctuations induced insulator-to-metal transition in Ca(IrxRu1-x) O3 will be discussed in the framework of the Hubbard model. For x = 1, the compound CaIrO3 is a Mott insulator with antiferromagnetic order below T ~ 110 K. A gradual substitution of Ir by Ru results in the onset of anomalous metallic behavior as a function of the tuning parameter x. At x = 0, the compound CaRuO3 is a non-Fermi liquid metal with no apparent magnetic order. While the orthorhombic structural integrity is maintained throughout the group, strong magnetic fluctuations is detected below x = 0.8. The role of magnetic fluctuations in the metallic transition is further confirmed by first principle theoretical calculation.

  5. Nonequilibrium spin noise spectroscopy

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    Li, Fuxiang; Pershin, Yuriy V.; Slipko, Valeriy A.; Sinitsyn, Nikolai A.

    2013-01-01

    Spin Noise Spectroscopy (SNS) is an experimental approach to obtain correlators of mesoscopic spin fluctuations in time by purely optical means. We explore the information that this technique can provide when it is applied to a weakly non-equilibrium regime when an electric current is driven through a sample by an electric field. We find that the noise power spectrum of conducting electrons experiences a shift, which is proportional to the strength of the spin-orbit coupling for electrons mov...

  6. GPU-Accelerated Population Annealing Algorithm: Frustrated Ising Antiferromagnet on the Stacked Triangular Lattice

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The population annealing algorithm is a novel approach to study systems with rough free-energy landscapes, such as spin glasses. It combines the power of simulated annealing, Boltzmann weighted differential reproduction and sequential Monte Carlo process to bring the population of replicas to the equilibrium even in the low-temperature region. Moreover, it provides a very good estimate of the free energy. The fact that population annealing algorithm is performed over a large number of replicas with many spin updates, makes it a good candidate for massive parallelism. We chose the GPU programming using a CUDA implementation to create a highly optimized simulation. It has been previously shown for the frustrated Ising antiferromagnet on the stacked triangular lattice with a ferromagnetic interlayer coupling, that standard Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations fail to equilibrate at low temperatures due to the effect of kinetic freezing of the ferromagnetically ordered chains. We applied the population annealing to study the case with the isotropic intra- and interlayer antiferromagnetic coupling (J2/|J1| = −1. The reached ground states correspond to non-magnetic degenerate states, where chains are antiferromagnetically ordered, but there is no long-range ordering between them, which is analogical with Wannier phase of the 2D triangular Ising antiferromagnet.

  7. On the peculiar properties of triangular-chain EuCr{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} antiferromagnet

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    Gondek, Ł., E-mail: lgondek@agh.edu.pl [AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Szytuła, A. [M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Przewoźnik, J.; Żukrowski, J. [AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Prokhorov, A.; Chernush, L.; Zubov, E. [A.A. Galkin Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute, NANU, 83114 Donetsk, R. Luxembourg str. 72 (Ukraine); Dyakonov, V. [A.A. Galkin Donetsk Physico-Technical Institute, NANU, 83114 Donetsk, R. Luxembourg str. 72 (Ukraine); Institute of Physics, PAS, 02-668 Warsaw, Al. Lotników 32/46 (Poland); Duraj, R. [Institute of Physics Technical University of Cracow, Podchorazych 1, 30-084 Krakow (Poland); Tyvanchuk, Yu. [Analytical Chemistry Department, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Kyryla and Mephodiya 6, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine)

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    In this paper we report studies on EuCr{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} compound, that is a member of newly discovered family of huntite-related specimens for non-linear optics. For the first time, the uncommon temperature dependence of the EuCr{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} lattice parameters is reported. Additionally, the magnetism of this compound is extremely interesting. Namely, a possible interplay in between potentially magnetic rare-earth ions and 3d metal stacked within quasi-1D chain that can lead to a great variety of magnetic behaviour. Indeed, in our studies we have found 3D-long range ordering with metamagnetic behaviour, while at higher temperature the magnetic chains become uncoupled. - Graphical abstract: Torsion-like vibrations are the key to understand negative thermal expansion along the a-axis. Display Omitted - Highlights: • EuCr{sub 3}(BO{sub 3}){sub 4} is a peculiar triangular-chain antiferromagnet. • Rare earth sublattice is non-magnetic with Eu{sup 3+} configuration. • Cr{sup 3+} magnetic moments show 1-D behaviour along with spin fluctuations. • Torsion vibrations of Cr triangular tubes lead to anomalous expansion of unit cell.

  8. The rotational anisotropies in the ferromagnetism/antiferromagnetism 1/antiferromagnetism 2 exchange bias structures

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    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.

  9. Controlling frustrated liquids and solids with an applied field in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

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    Nishimoto, Satoshi; Shibata, Naokazu; Hotta, Chisa

    2013-01-01

    Quantum spin-1/2 kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is the representative frustrated system possibly hosting a spin liquid. Clarifying the nature of this elusive topological phase is a key challenge in condensed matter; however, even identifying it still remains unsettled. Here we apply a magnetic field and discover a series of spin-gapped phases appearing at five different fractions of magnetization by means of a grand canonical density matrix renormalization group, an unbiased state-of-the-art numerical technique. The magnetic field dopes magnons and first gives rise to a possible Z₃ spin liquid plateau at 1/9 magnetization. Higher field induces a self-organized super-lattice unit, a six-membered ring of quantum spins, resembling an atomic orbital structure. Putting magnons into this unit one by one yields three quantum solid plateaus. We thus find that the magnetic field could control the transition between various emergent phases by continuously releasing the frustration.

  10. Current driven spin–orbit torque oscillator: ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic coupling

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    Johansen, Øyvind; Linder, Jacob

    2016-01-01

    We consider theoretically the impact of Rashba spin–orbit coupling on spin torque oscillators (STOs) in synthetic ferromagnets and antiferromagnets that have either a bulk multilayer or a thin film structure. The synthetic magnets consist of a fixed polarizing layer and two free magnetic layers that interact through the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction. We determine analytically which collinear states along the easy axis that are stable, and establish numerically the phase diagram for when the system is in the STO mode and when collinear configurations are stable, respectively. It is found that the Rashba spin–orbit coupling can induce anti-damping in the vicinity of the collinear states, which assists the spin transfer torque in generating self-sustained oscillations, and that it can substantially increase the STO part of the phase diagram. Moreover, we find that the STO phase can extend deep into the antiferromagnetic regime in the presence of spin–orbit torques. PMID:27653357

  11. Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    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...

  12. The magnetic properties of CsCrCl3, an antiferromagnetic chain compound with single-ion anisotropy

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    The magnetic structure and excitations of the linear chain hexagonal perovskite salt CsCrCl3 have been studied by susceptibility, powder and single crystal neutron diffraction and coherent inelastic neutron scattering. Below the Neel temperature, Tsub(N) = 16 K, the spins lie in the basal plane with antiferromagnetic ordering along the c-axis chains. At 4.5 K there is strong dispersion of the spin-wave energy along c but no measurable dispersion perpendicular to c. (orig.)

  13. One- and two-magnon Raman scattering in the canted antiferromagnet NiF{sub 2}

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    Meloche, E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ont., London, Ont., N6A 3K7 (Canada); Cottam, M.G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ont., London, Ont., N6A 3K7 (Canada)]. E-mail: cottam@uwo.ca; Gnezdilov, V.P. [Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0R6 (Canada); Lockwood, D.J. [Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0R6 (Canada)

    2007-03-15

    The magnons in the canted rutile-structure antiferromagnet NiF{sub 2} have been studied by Raman scattering. Results are presented for the polarization dependences of the one-magnon spectum over a wide range of temperatures below T {sub N} and the two-magnon spectrums at low temperatures. A theoretical analysis of the data, including the important role of the spin canting for the one-magnon properties, is shown to provide good agreement with the measurements.

  14. The magnetic susceptibility on the transverse antiferromagnetic Ising model: Analysis of the reentrant behavior

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    Neto, Minos A.; de Sousa, J. Ricardo; Padilha, Igor T.; Rodriguez Salmon, Octavio D.; Roberto Viana, J.; Dinóla Neto, F.

    2016-06-01

    We study the three-dimensional antiferromagnetic Ising model in both uniform longitudinal (H) and transverse (Ω) magnetic fields by using the effective-field theory (EFT) with finite cluster N = 1 spin (EFT-1). We analyzed the behavior of the magnetic susceptibility to investigate the reentrant phenomena that we have seen in the same phase diagram previously obtained in other papers. Our results shows the presence of two divergences in the susceptibility that indicates the existence of a reentrant behavior.

  15. Magnetic field dependence of muon spin relaxation in geometrically frustrated Gd2Ti2O7

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    Dunsiger, S. R.; Kiefl, R. F.; Chakhalian, J. A.; Greedan, J. E.; Macfarlane, W. A.; Miller, R. I.; Morris, G. D.; Price, A. N.; Raju, N. P.; Sonier, J. E.

    2006-05-01

    Muon spin relaxation has been investigated in the geometrically frustrated antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7 as a function of magnetic field and temperature. Well above the magnetic ordering temperature of Tc=1K , the field dependence of the muon spin relaxation rate (T1-1) originates from field-induced changes in the spectral density of Gd fluctuations. This allows one to determine both the autocorrelation time and magnitude of the fluctuating local magnetic field at the muon. Well below Tc a coherent precession signal is observed, corresponding to a much smaller quasistatic local magnetic field. At low temperatures T1-1 levels off, at a constant value which is much larger than reported recently for a single crystal of Gd2Ti2O7 [Yaouanc , Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 047203 (2005)]. A magnetic field of 2T completely quenches the low-temperature spin relaxation in the present sample. These results indicate that the ordered state is characterized by low-frequency dynamics which are most likely due to residual crystalline disorder.

  16. Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet

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    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.

  17. Scaling of magnetic fluctuations near a quantum phase transition

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    Schröder, A.; Aeppli, G.; Bucher, E.;

    1998-01-01

    We use inelastic neutron scattering to measure the magnetic fluctuations in a single crystal of the heavy fermion alloy CeCu5.9Au0.1 close to the antiferromagnetic quantum critical point. The energy (E), wave vector (Q), and temperature (T) dependent spectra obey E/T scaling at Q near (1,0,0). Th...

  18. Spin and valley transports in junctions of Dirac fermions

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    Yokoyama, Takehito

    2014-01-01

    We study spin and valley transports in junctions composed of silicene and topological crystalline insulators. We consider normal/magnetic/normal Dirac metal junctions where a gate electrode is attached to the magnetic region. In normal/antiferromagnetic/normal silicene junction, we show that the current through this junction is valley and spin polarized due to the coupling between valley and spin degrees of freedom, and the valley and spin polarizations can be tuned by local application of a ...

  19. Static and dynamic properties of interacting spin-1 bosons in an optical lattice

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    Natu, Stefan S.; Pixley, J. H.; Das Sarma, S.

    2015-04-01

    We study the physics of interacting spin-1 bosons in an optical lattice using a variational Gutzwiller technique. We compute the mean-field ground state wave function and discuss the evolution of the condensate, spin, nematic, and singlet order parameters across the superfluid-Mott transition. We then extend the Gutzwiller method to derive the equations governing the dynamics of low energy excitations in the lattice. Linearizing these equations, we compute the excitation spectra in the superfluid and Mott phases for both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spin-spin interactions. In the superfluid phase, we recover the known excitation spectrum obtained from Bogoliubov theory. In the nematic Mott phase, we obtain gapped, quadratically dispersing particle and hole-like collective modes, whereas in the singlet Mott phase, we obtain a nondispersive gapped mode, corresponding to the breaking of a singlet pair. For the ferromagnetic Mott insulator, the Gutzwiller mean-field theory only yields particle-hole-like modes but no Goldstone mode associated with long-range spin order. To overcome this limitation, we supplement the Gutzwiller theory with a Schwinger boson mean-field theory which captures superexchange-driven fluctuations. In addition to the gapped particle-hole-like modes, we obtain a gapless quadratically dispersing ferromagnetic spin-wave Goldstone mode. We discuss the evolution of the singlet gap, particle-hole gap, and the effective mass of the ferromagnetic Goldstone mode as the superfluid-Mott phase boundary is approached from the insulating side. We discuss the relevance and validity of Gutzwiller mean-field theories to spinful systems, and potential extensions of this framework to include more exotic physics which appears in the presence of spin-orbit coupling or artificial gauge fields.

  20. Barlowite as a canted antiferromagnet: Theory and experiment

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    Jeschke, Harald O.; Salvat-Pujol, Francesc; Gati, Elena; Hoang, Nguyen Hieu; Wolf, Bernd; Lang, Michael; Schlueter, John A.; Valentí, Roser

    2015-09-01

    We investigate the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of the newly synthesized mineral barlowite Cu4(OH) 6FBr which contains Cu2 + ions in a perfect kagome arrangement. In contrast to the spin-liquid candidate herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl 2, kagome layers in barlowite are perfectly aligned due to the different bonding environments adopted by F- and Br- compared to Cl-. With the synthesis of this material we unveil a design strategy for layered kagome systems with possible exotic magnetic states. Density functional theory calculations and effective model considerations for Cu4(OH) 6FBr , which has a Cu2 + site coupling the kagome layers, predict a three-dimensional network of exchange couplings, which together with a substantial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya coupling lead to canted antiferromagnetic ordering of this compound in excellent agreement with magnetic susceptibility measurements on single crystals yielding TN=15 K .

  1. Spontaneous Pattern Formation in an Antiferromagnetic Quantum Gas

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    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.

  2. The Antiferromagnetic Correlations in the Half-Filled Double-Exchange Model at Finite Temperature

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    JI An-Chun; WANG Jing; TIAN Guang-Shan

    2002-01-01

    We extend a previous result of ours [G.S. Tian, Phys. Rev. B63 (2001) 224413] on the antiferromagneticspin correlations in the half-filled Hubbard model at finite temperature to the double-exchange model. To overcome themathematical difficulty caused by the S = 3/2 localized spin freedom in this model, we apply both Zener's argumentand the finite-temperature spin-reflection-positivity method to show rigorously that, at any temperature T, the spincorrelations in the half-filled double-exchange model are predominantly antiferromagnetic. This conclusion is completelyconsistent with the experimental observations and the previous theoretical results by approximate methods.

  3. An exact calculation of the transverse susceptibility for an antiferromagnetic Ising $\\Delta$ chain

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    Kunisada, Nobutaka; Fukumoto, Yoshiyuki

    2007-01-01

    We study the transverse susceptibility of the fully frustrated antiferromagnetic Ising $\\Delta$-chain, extending Minami's transfer-matrix method for the transverse susceptibility of general-type Ising linear-chains [JPSJ 67,1998,2255]. For transverse fields $\\Gamma_1$ on tip spin sites and $\\Gamma_2$ on bottom spin sites, we calculate zero-field transverse-susceptibilities $\\chi_{tip}^x=\\lim_{\\Gamma_1,\\Gamma_2 -> 0}M_{tip}^x/\\Gamma_1$ and $\\chi_{bottom}^x=\\lim_{\\Gamma_1,\\Gamma_2 -> 0}M^x_{bot...

  4. Monte Carlo study of four-spinon dynamic structure function in antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model

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    Using Monte Carlo integration methods, we describe the behavior of the exact four-s pinon dynamic structure function S4 in the antiferromagnetic spin 1/2 Heisenberg quantum spin chain as a function of the neutron energy ω and momentum transfer k. We also determine the fourspinon continuum, the extent of the region in the (k, ω) plane outside which S4 is identically zero. In each case, the behavior of S4 is shown to be consistent with the four-spinon continuum and compared to the one of the exact two-spinon dynamic structure function S2. Overall shape similarity is noted. (author)

  5. Antiferromagnetic resonance in the Mott insulator fcc-Cs3C60.

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    Suzuki, Yuta; Shibasaki, Seiji; Kubozono, Yoshihiro; Kambe, Takashi

    2013-09-11

    The magnetic ground state of the fcc phase of the Mott insulator Cs3C60 was studied using a low-temperature electron spin resonance technique, and antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) below 1.57 K was directly observed at ambient pressure. The AFMR modes for the fcc phase of Cs3C60 were investigated using a conventional two-sublattice model with uniaxial anisotropy, and the spin-flop field was determined to be 4.7 kOe at 1.57 K. The static magnetic exchange interactions and anisotropy field for fcc-Cs3C60 were also estimated.

  6. Magnons, Spin Current and Spin Seebeck Effect

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    Maekawa, Sadamichi

    2012-02-01

    When metals and semiconductors are placed in a temperature gradient, the electric voltage is generated. This mechanism to convert heat into electricity, the so-called Seebeck effect, has attracted much attention recently as the mechanism for utilizing wasted heat energy. [1]. Ferromagnetic insulators are good conductors of spin current, i.e., the flow of electron spins [2]. When they are placed in a temperature gradient, generated are magnons, spin current and the spin voltage [3], i.e., spin accumulation. Once the spin voltage is converted into the electric voltage by inverse spin Hall effect in attached metal films such as Pt, the electric voltage is obtained from heat energy [4-5]. This is called the spin Seebeck effect. Here, we present the linear-response theory of spin Seebeck effect based on the fluctuation-dissipation theorem [6-8] and discuss a variety of the devices. [4pt] [1] S. Maekawa et al, Physics of Transition Metal Oxides (Springer, 2004). [0pt] [2] S. Maekawa: Nature Materials 8, 777 (2009). [0pt] [3] Concept in Spin Electronics, eds. S. Maekawa (Oxford University Press, 2006). [0pt] [4] K. Uchida et al., Nature 455, 778 (2008). [0pt] [5] K. Uchida et al., Nature Materials 9, 894 (2010) [0pt] [6] H. Adachi et al., APL 97, 252506 (2010) and Phys. Rev. B 83, 094410 (2011). [0pt] [7] J. Ohe et al., Phys. Rev. B (2011) [0pt] [8] K. Uchida et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 104419 (2010).

  7. Hole pairing from attraction of opposite-chirality spin vortices: Non-BCS superconductivity in underdoped cuprates

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    Marchetti, P. A.; Ye, F.; Su, Z. B.; Yu, L.

    2011-12-01

    Within a gauge approach to the t-J model, we propose a non-BCS mechanism of superconductivity (SC) for underdoped cuprates. We implement the no-double-occupancy constraint with a (semionic) slave-particle formalism. The dopant in the t-J model description generates a vortexlike quantum distortion of the antiferromagnetic (AF) background centered on the empty sites, with opposite chirality for cores on the two Néel sublattices. Empty sites are described in terms of spinless fermionic holons and the long-range attraction between spin vortices on two opposite Néel sublattices serves as the holon pairing force, leading eventually to SC. The spin fluctuations are described by bosonic spinons with a gap generated by scattering on spin vortices. Due to the no-double occupation constraint, there is a gauge attraction between holon and spinon, binding them into a physical hole. Through gauge interaction the spin-vortex attraction induces the formation of spin-singlet [resonance valence bond (RVB)] spin pairs by lowering the spinon gap, due to the appearance of spin-vortex dipoles. Lowering the temperature, the proposed approach anticipates two crossover temperatures as precursors of the SC transition: at the higher crossover a finite density of incoherent holon pairs are formed, leading to reduction of the hole spectral weight, while at the lower crossover a finite density of incoherent spinon RVB pairs is also formed, giving rise to a gas of incoherent preformed hole pairs with magnetic vortices appearing in the plasma phase, supporting a Nernst signal. Finally, at an even lower temperature the hole pairs become coherent, the magnetic vortices become dilute, and SC appears beyond a critical doping. The proposed SC mechanism is not of the BCS type, because it involves a gain in kinetic energy, due to the lowering of the spinon gap, and it is “almost” of the classical three-dimensional XY type. Since both the spinon gap describing short-range antiferromagnetism order

  8. Faraday rotation echo spectroscopy and detection of quantum fluctuations.

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    Chen, Shao-Wen; Liu, Ren-Bao

    2014-01-01

    Central spin decoherence is useful for detecting many-body physics in environments and moreover, the spin echo control can remove the effects of static thermal fluctuations so that the quantum fluctuations are revealed. The central spin decoherence approach, however, is feasible only in some special configurations and often requires uniform coupling between the central spin and individual spins in the baths, which are very challenging in experiments. Here, by making analogue between central spin decoherence and depolarization of photons, we propose a scheme of Faraday rotation echo spectroscopy (FRES) for studying quantum fluctuations in interacting spin systems. The echo control of the photon polarization is realized by flipping the polarization with a birefringence crystal. The FRES, similar to spin echo in magnetic resonance spectroscopy, can suppress the effects of the static magnetic fluctuations and therefore reveal dynamical magnetic fluctuations. We apply the scheme to a rare-earth compound LiHoF4 and calculate the echo signal, which is related to the quantum fluctuations of the system. We observe enhanced signals at the phase boundary. The FRES should be useful for studying quantum fluctuations in a broad range of spin systems, including cold atoms, quantum dots, solid-state impurities, and transparent magnetic materials. PMID:24733086

  9. Muon spin rotation study of magnetism and superconductivity in Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 single crystals

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    Bernhard, C.; Wang, C. N.; Nuccio, L.;

    2012-01-01

    Using muon spin rotation (μSR) we investigated the magnetic and superconducting properties of a series of Ba(Fe1−xCox)2As2 single crystals with 0 ≤x ≤0.15. Our study details how the antiferromagnetic order is suppressed upon Co substitution and how it coexists with superconductivity. In the nonsu......Using muon spin rotation (μSR) we investigated the magnetic and superconducting properties of a series of Ba(Fe1−xCox)2As2 single crystals with 0 ≤x ≤0.15. Our study details how the antiferromagnetic order is suppressed upon Co substitution and how it coexists with superconductivity...... caused by the randomly distributed Co atoms. A different kind of magnetic order that was also previously identified [C. Bernhard et al., New J. Phys. 11, 055050 (2009)] occurs at 0.055 magnetic order develops here only in parts of the sample volume...... and it seems to cooperate with superconductivity since its onset temperature coincides with Tc. Even in the strongly overdoped regime at x = 0.11, where the static magnetic order has disappeared, we find that the low-energy spin fluctuations are anomalously enhanced below Tc. These findings point toward...

  10. Relaxation dynamics in the frustrated Cr9 antiferromagnetic ring probed by NMR

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    Garlatti, E.; Bordignon, S.; Carretta, S.; Allodi, G.; Amoretti, G.; De Renzi, R.; Lascialfari, A.; Furukawa, Y.; Timco, G. A.; Woolfson, R.; Winpenny, R. E. P.; Santini, P.

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the magnetic properties and the phonon-induced relaxation dynamics of the first regular Cr9 antiferromagnetic (AF) ring, which represents a prototype frustrated AF ring. Geometrical frustration in Cr9 yields an energy spectrum with twofold degenerate low-lying levels and a low-spin ground state. The electronic relaxation dynamics is probed by 1H -NMR through the temperature dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation rate 1 /T1 . We develop a microscopic model that reproduces 1 /T1(T ) curves, taking also into account the wipeout effect. By interpreting these measurements we determine the spin-phonon coupling strength and we investigate the decay of the cluster magnetization due to the spin-phonon interaction. We find that at very low temperatures, the relaxation is characterized by a single dominating Arrhenius-type relaxation process, whereas several relevant processes emerge at higher temperatures. In addition, we calculate the temperature and magnetic field dependence of level lifetimes.

  11. Random SU(2)-symmetric spin-S chains

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    Quito, V. L.; Hoyos, José A.; Miranda, E.

    2016-08-01

    We study the low-energy physics of a broad class of time-reversal invariant and SU(2)-symmetric one-dimensional spin-S systems in the presence of quenched disorder via a strong-disorder renormalization-group technique. We show that, in general, there is an antiferromagnetic phase with an emergent SU (2 S +1 ) symmetry. The ground state of this phase is a random singlet state in which the singlets are formed by pairs of spins. For integer spins, there is an additional antiferromagnetic phase which does not exhibit any emergent symmetry (except for S =1 ). The corresponding ground state is a random singlet one but the singlets are formed mostly by trios of spins. In each case the corresponding low-energy dynamics is activated, i.e., with a formally infinite dynamical exponent, and related to distinct infinite-randomness fixed points. The phase diagram has two other phases with ferromagnetic tendencies: a disordered ferromagnetic phase and a large spin phase in which the effective disorder is asymptotically finite. In the latter case, the dynamical scaling is governed by a conventional power law with a finite dynamical exponent.

  12. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Magnetic ordering in Gd2Sn2O7: the archetypal Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet

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    Wills, A. S.; Zhitomirsky, M. E.; Canals, B.; Sanchez, J. P.; Bonville, P.; Dalmas de Réotier, P.; Yaouanc, A.

    2006-01-01

    Low-temperature powder neutron diffraction measurements are performed in the ordered magnetic state of the pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Sn2O7. Symmetry analysis of the diffraction data indicates that this compound has the ground state predicted theoretically for a Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet with dipolar interactions. The difference in the magnetic structure of Gd2Sn2O7 andof nominally analogous Gd2Ti2O7 is found to be determined by a specific type of third-neighbour superexchange interaction on the pyrochlore lattice between spins across empty hexagons.

  13. Spin-Wave Dispersion and Sublattice Magnetization in NiCl_2

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    Lindgård, Per-Anker; Birgeneau, R. J.; Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage;

    1975-01-01

    NiCl2 is a Heisenberg planar antiferromagnet composed of hexagonal ferromagnetic Ni2+ sheets with effective XY symmetry weakly coupled antiferromagnetically to adjacent Ni2+ sheets. The near two-dimensionality dimples a directionally-dependent spin-wave renormalization together with an unusual te...

  14. Color confinement from fluctuating topology

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    Kharzeev, Dmitri E

    2015-01-01

    QCD possesses a compact gauge group, and this implies a non-trivial topological structure of the vacuum. In this contribution to the Gribov-85 Memorial volume, we first discuss the origin of Gribov copies and their interpretation in terms of fluctuating topology in the QCD vacuum. We then describe the recent work with E. Levin that links the confinement of gluons and color screening to the fluctuating topology, and discuss implications for spin physics, high energy scattering, and the physics of quark-gluon plasma.

  15. Jamming Behavior of Domain Walls in an Antiferromagnetic Film

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    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.

  16. Probing Spatial Spin Correlations of Ultracold Gases by Quantum Noise Spectroscopy

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    Bruun, G.; Andersen, Brian; Sørensen, Anders; Demler, Eugene A.

    2009-01-01

    Spin noise spectroscopy with a single laser beam is demonstrated theoretically to provide a direct probe of the spatial correlations of cold fermionic gases. We show how the generic many-body phenomena of anti-bunching, pairing, antiferromagnetic, and algebraic spin liquid correlations can be revealed by measuring the spin noise as a function of laser width, temperature, and frequency.

  17. Resonant magnetic exciton mode in the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CeB{sub 6}

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    Friemel, G.; Li, Y.; Keimer, B.; Inosov, D.S. [MPI fuer Festkoerperforschung, Stuttgart (Germany); Dukhnenko, A.V.; Shitsevalova, N.Y.; Filipov, V.B. [Institute for Problems of Material Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine); Sluchanko, N.E. [General Physics Institute, Moscow (Russian Federation); Ivanov, A. [Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (France)

    2012-07-01

    Resonant magnetic excitations are widely recognized as hallmarks of unconventional superconductivity in copper oxides, iron pnictides, and heavy-fermion compounds. Model calculations have related these modes to the microscopic properties of the pair wave function, but the mechanisms of their formation are still debated. Here we report the discovery of a similar resonant mode in the non-superconducting antiferromagnetic heavy-fermion metal CeB{sub 6}. Unlike conventional magnons, the mode is non-dispersive and is sharply peaked around a wave vector separate from those characterizing the antiferromagnetic order. The magnetic intensity distribution rather suggests that the mode is associated with a coexisting antiferro-quadrupolar order parameter, which has long remained ''hidden'' to the neutron-scattering probes. The mode energy increases continuously below the onset temperature for antiferromagnetism, in parallel to the opening of a nearly isotropic spin gap throughout the Brillouin zone. These attributes bear strong similarity to those of the resonant modes in unconventional superconductors, indicating the dominance of itinerant spin dynamics in the ordered low-temperature phases of CeB{sub 6}.

  18. Expressions of excited states by triplet dimers in heisenberg antiferromagnetic ladders. Analysis of magnetic Raman spectra

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    Natsume, Yuhei; Tada, Shinichiro; Suzuki, Toshihiko [Chiba Univ., Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba (Japan)

    2002-06-01

    Characteristic properties of excited states in antiferromagnetic ladder systems with spin-1/2 are investigated in relation with the theoretical analysis of the quite asymmetric shape of the peak for twice the spin gap {delta}{sub g} in magnetic Raman spectra. Here, the structure of exchange-scattering spectra are reproduced by the numerical calculation for the finite Heisenberg ladder, in which legs with antiferromagnetic bond J{sub c} is connected by rungs with antiferromagnetic bond J{sub r}. The singlet ground state in this system can be expressed as the ordering of singlet dimers on rungs in the ladder for J{sub c}/J{sub r} {yields} +0. In fact, the value of 0.1 is adopted to be the ratio of J{sub c}/J{sub r} in order to discuss the experimental work of the magnetic Raman spectra for the ladder of V{sup 4+} ions in the oxide compound CaV{sub 2}O{sub 5} reported in Konstantinovic et al., Phys. Rev. B61 (2000), 15185. As for this peak of 2{delta}{sub g}, quite an asymmetric observed shape is explained by the present calculation. According to the analysis of spectra, we discuss the expression of excited states by triplet dimers on rungs: The dominant contribution of the pair of triplet dimers on adjacent rungs to the corresponding state for 2{delta}{sub g} peak is pointed out. (author)

  19. Interconnections between magnetic state and transport currents in antiferromagnetic Sr2IrO4

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    Tsoi, Maxim

    Interconnections between magnetic state and transport currents in ferromagnetic (F) heterostructures are the basis for spintronic applications, e.g. tunneling magnetoresistance and spin-transfer torque phenomena provide a means to read and write information in magnetic memory devices like STTRAM. Similar interconnections were proposed to occur in systems where F-components are replaced with antiferromagnets (AFM). We demonstrated experimentally the existence of such interconnections in antiferromagnetic Mott insulator Sr2IrO4: first, we found a very large anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) which can be used to monitor (read) the magnetic state of AFM; second, we demonstrated the feasibility of reversible resistive switching driven by high-density currents/high electric fields which can be used for writing in AFM memory applications. These results support the feasibility of AFM spintronics where antiferromagnets are used in place of ferromagnets. 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.

  20. Quantum spin pumping at fractionally quantized magnetization state for a system with competing exchange interactions

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    Sarkar, Sujit; Hu, C. D.

    2008-01-01

    We study the quantum spin pumping of an antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain with competing exchange interactions. We show that spatially periodic potential modulated in space and time acts as a quantum spin pump. In our model system, an applied electric field causes a spin gap to its critical ground state by introducing bond-alternation exchange interactions. We study quantum spin pumping at different quantized magnetization states and also explain physically the presence and absence of quantum ...

  1. Insight into the antiferromagnetic structure manipulated by electronic reconstruction

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    Cui, B.; Li, F.; Song, C.; Peng, J. J.; Saleem, M. S.; Gu, Y. D.; Li, S. N.; Wang, K. L.; Pan, F.

    2016-10-01

    Antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, with robust rigidity to magnetic field perturbations and ultrafast spin dynamics, show great advantages in information storage and have developed into a fast-emerging field of AFM spintronics. However, a direct characterization of spin alignments in AFM films has been challenging, and their manipulation by lattice distortion and magnetic proximity is inevitably accompanied by "ferromagnetic" features within the AFM matrix. Here we resolve the G -type AFM structure of SrCo O2.5 and find that the interfacial AFM structure could be modulated intrinsically from in plane to out of plane with a canted angle of 60∘ by the charge transfer and orbital reconstruction in SrCo O2.5/L a2 /3S r1 /3Mn O3 heterostructures both experimentally and theoretically. Such an interfacial AFM reconfiguration caused by electronic reconstruction does not cause the ferromagnetic feature and changes the magnetization switching process of L a2 /3S r1 /3Mn O3 from in plane to perpendicular to the plane, in turn. Our study not only reveals the coupling between charge, orbital, and AFM structure, but also provides a unique approach to manipulating AFM structure.

  2. Relaxation rates of electronic and nuclear magnons in antiferromagnetic materials

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    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)

  3. Spin-Orbit Coupling and Spin Textures in Optical Superlattices

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    Li, Junru; Shteynas, Boris; Burchesky, Sean; Top, Furkan Cagri; Su, Edward; Lee, Jeongwon; Jamison, Alan O; Ketterle, Wolfgang

    2016-01-01

    We proposed and demonstrated a new approach for realizing spin orbit coupling with ultracold atoms. We use orbital levels in a double well potential as pseudospin states. Two-photon Raman transitions between left and right wells induce spin-orbit coupling. This scheme does not require near resonant light, features adjustable interactions by shaping the double well potential, and does not depend on special properties of the atoms. A pseudospinor Bose-Einstein condensate spontaneously acquires an antiferromagnetic pseudospin texture which breaks the lattice symmetry similar to a supersolid.

  4. Half-metallic antiferromagnetic behavior of double perovskite Sr2OsMoO6: First principle calculations

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    Lamrani, A. Fakhim; Ouchri, M.; Benyoussef, A.; Belaiche, M.; Loulidi, M.

    2013-11-01

    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.

  5. Dissipative Dynamics of Quantum Fluctuations

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    Benatti, F; Floreanini, R

    2015-01-01

    One way to look for complex behaviours in many-body quantum systems is to let the number $N$ of degrees of freedom become large and focus upon collective observables. Mean-field quantities scaling as $1/N$ tend to commute, whence complexity at the quantum level can only be inherited from complexity at the classical level. Instead, fluctuations of microscopic observables scale as $1/\\sqrt{N}$ and exhibit collective Bosonic features, typical of a mesoscopic regime half-way between the quantum one at the microscopic level and the classical one at the level of macroscopic averages. Here, we consider the mesoscopic behaviour emerging from an infinite quantum spin chain undergoing a microscopic dissipative, irreversible dynamics and from global states without long-range correlations and invariant under lattice translations and dynamics. We show that, from the fluctuations of one site spin observables whose linear span is mapped into itself by the dynamics, there emerge bosonic operators obeying a mesoscopic dissipa...

  6. Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles of Antiferromagnetic Materials

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    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...

  7. Fragile antiferromagnetism in the heavy-fermion compound YbBiPt

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    Ueland, Benjamin G. [Ames Laboratory; Kreyssig, Andreas [Ames Laboratory; Prokes, K. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie; Lynn, J. W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Harriger, L. W. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Pratt, D. K. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Singh, D. K. [NIST Center for Neutron Research; Heitmann, T. W. [University of Missouri; Sauerbrei, Samantha [Ames Laboratory; Saunders, Scott M. [Ames Laboratory; Mun, E. D. [Ames Laboratory; Budko, Serguei L. [Ames Laboratory; McQueeney, Robert J. [Ames Laboratory; Canfield, Paul C. [Ames Laboratory; Goldman, Alan I. [Ames Laboratory

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    We report results from neutron scattering experiments on single crystals of YbBiPt that demonstrate antiferromagnetic order characterized by a propagation vector, τAFM = (121212), and ordered moments that align along the [1 1 1] direction of the cubic unit cell. We describe the scattering in terms of a two-Gaussian peak fit, which consists of a narrower component that appears below TN≈0.4 K and corresponds to a magnetic correlation length of ξn≈ 80 Å, and a broad component that persists up to T*≈ 0.7 K and corresponds to antiferromagnetic correlations extending over ξb≈ 20 Å. Our results illustrate the fragile magnetic order present in YbBiPt and provide a path forward for microscopic investigations of the ground states and fluctuations associated with the purported quantum critical point in this heavy-fermion compound.

  8. Magnetic field-induced spatial spin reorientation in dysprosium orthoferrite

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    It has been revealed that a magnetic field H parallel b applied dysprosium orthoferrite induces at low temperature T ≤ 5.5 K spatial spin reorientation Γ1 → Γ1234 → Γ4. The transition from the antiferromagnetic state Γ1 to the state Γ1234 with spatial orientation of ferro- and antiferromagnetic vectors is a second-order phase transition and that from the state Γ1234 to the weak ferromagnetic one Γ4 is a first-order transition

  9. Nuclear Spin Noise and STM Noise Spectroscopy

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    Balatsky, A. V.; Fransson, J.; Mozyrsky, D.; Manassen, Yishay

    2006-01-01

    We consider fluctuations of the electronic spin due to coupling to nuclear spin. Noise spectroscopy of an electronic spin can be revealed in the Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM). We argue that the noise spectroscopy of electronic spin can reveal the nuclear spin dynamics due to hyperfine coupling. Tunnelling current develops satellites of the main lines at Larmor frequency and at zero frequency due to hyperfine coupling. We also address the role of the rf field that is at or near the reso...

  10. Experimental Realization of a Quantum Spin Pump

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    Watson, Susan; Potok, R.; M. Marcus, C.;

    2003-01-01

    We demonstrate the operation of a quantum spin pump based on cyclic radio-frequency excitation of a GaAs quantum dot, including the ability to pump pure spin without pumping charge. The device takes advantage of bidirectional mesoscopic fluctuations of pumped current, made spin-dependent by the...... application of an in-plane Zeeman field. Spin currents are measured by placing the pump in a focusing geometry with a spin-selective collector....

  11. Electronic structure of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor Mn Sb2 S4

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    Matar, S. F.; Weihrich, R.; Kurowski, D.; Pfitzner, A.; Eyert, V.

    2005-06-01

    The electronic band structures of orthorhombic (oP28) and monoclinic (mC28) MnSb2S4 were investigated with ab initio calculations in the local spin density approximation to the density functional theory. An analysis of the electronic properties and of the chemical bonding is provided using the augmented spherical wave method considering nonmagnetic, ferromagnetic, ferrimagnetic, and antiferromagnetic model orderings. In agreement with experimental results both modifications of MnSb2S4 are predicted to be antiferromagnetic. While the experimental band gap is missed for the monoclinic polymorph, the calculated band gap for orthorhombic MnSb2S4 is close to the experimental one.

  12. Solution of the antiferromagnetic Ising model on a tetrahedron recursive lattice.

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    Jurčišinová, E; Jurčišin, M

    2014-03-01

    We consider the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Ising model on the recursive tetrahedron lattice on which two elementary tetrahedrons are connected at each site. The model represents the simplest approximation of the antiferromagnetic Ising model on the real three-dimensional tetrahedron lattice which takes into account effects of frustration. An exact analytical solution of the model is found and discussed. It is shown that the model exhibits neither the first-order nor the second-order phase transitions. A detailed analysis of the magnetization of the model in the presence of the external magnetic field is performed and the existence of the magnetization plateaus for low temperatures is shown. All possible ground states of the model are found and discussed. The existence of nontrivial singular ground states is proven and exact explicit expressions for them are found.

  13. Large anomalous Hall effect driven by a nonvanishing Berry curvature in the noncolinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge.

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    Nayak, Ajaya K; Fischer, Julia Erika; Sun, Yan; Yan, Binghai; Karel, Julie; Komarek, Alexander C; Shekhar, Chandra; Kumar, Nitesh; Schnelle, Walter; Kübler, Jürgen; Felser, Claudia; Parkin, Stuart S P

    2016-04-01

    It is well established that the anomalous Hall effect displayed by a ferromagnet scales with its magnetization. Therefore, an antiferromagnet that has no net magnetization should exhibit no anomalous Hall effect. We show that the noncolinear triangular antiferromagnet Mn3Ge exhibits a large anomalous Hall effect comparable to that of ferromagnetic metals; the magnitude of the anomalous conductivity is ~500 (ohm·cm)(-1) at 2 K and ~50 (ohm·cm)(-1) at room temperature. The angular dependence of the anomalous Hall effect measurements confirms that the small residual in-plane magnetic moment has no role in the observed effect except to control the chirality of the spin triangular structure. Our theoretical calculations demonstrate that the large anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Ge originates from a nonvanishing Berry curvature that arises from the chiral spin structure, and that also results in a large spin Hall effect of 1100 (ħ/e) (ohm·cm)(-1), comparable to that of platinum. The present results pave the way toward the realization of room temperature antiferromagnetic spintronics and spin Hall effect-based data storage devices. PMID:27152355

  14. Large anomalous Hall effect driven by a nonvanishing Berry curvature in the noncolinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge.

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    Nayak, Ajaya K; Fischer, Julia Erika; Sun, Yan; Yan, Binghai; Karel, Julie; Komarek, Alexander C; Shekhar, Chandra; Kumar, Nitesh; Schnelle, Walter; Kübler, Jürgen; Felser, Claudia; Parkin, Stuart S P

    2016-04-01

    It is well established that the anomalous Hall effect displayed by a ferromagnet scales with its magnetization. Therefore, an antiferromagnet that has no net magnetization should exhibit no anomalous Hall effect. We show that the noncolinear triangular antiferromagnet Mn3Ge exhibits a large anomalous Hall effect comparable to that of ferromagnetic metals; the magnitude of the anomalous conductivity is ~500 (ohm·cm)(-1) at 2 K and ~50 (ohm·cm)(-1) at room temperature. The angular dependence of the anomalous Hall effect measurements confirms that the small residual in-plane magnetic moment has no role in the observed effect except to control the chirality of the spin triangular structure. Our theoretical calculations demonstrate that the large anomalous Hall effect in Mn3Ge originates from a nonvanishing Berry curvature that arises from the chiral spin structure, and that also results in a large spin Hall effect of 1100 (ħ/e) (ohm·cm)(-1), comparable to that of platinum. The present results pave the way toward the realization of room temperature antiferromagnetic spintronics and spin Hall effect-based data storage devices.

  15. Nonadditive entropy for random quantum spin-S chains

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    Saguia, A

    2009-01-01

    We investigate the scaling of Tsallis entropy S_q in disordered antiferromagnetic quantum spin-S chains. For specific values of the entropic index q, we show that the entropy in the random singlet phase (RSP) displays a linear (extensive) scaling, i.e. S_q \\propto L, with L denoting the length of a spin block. Remarkably, the entropic index q_{ext} that yields an extensive entropy depends only on the magnitude S of the spins along the chain, being therefore directly related with the effective central charge associated with the model, which generalizes the behavior of pure non-disordered) systems. Moreover, we show that, close to the extensivity index q_{ext}, S_q(L) behaves as a power law as a function of L, namely, S_q(L) \\propto L^\\gamma, with \\gamma given by a quadratic function of q.

  16. Spin and quadrupolar orders in the spin-1 bilinear-biquadratic model for iron-based superconductors

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    Luo, Cheng; Datta, Trinanjan; Yao, Dao-Xin

    2016-06-01

    Motivated by the recent experimental and theoretical progress of the magnetic properties in iron-based superconductors, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the extended spin-1 bilinear-biquadratic (BBQ) model on the square lattice. Using a variational approach at the mean-field level, we identify the existence of various magnetic phases, including conventional spin dipolar orders (ferro- and antiferromagnet), novel quadrupolar orders (spin nematic), and mixed dipolar-quadrupolar orders. In contrast to the regular Heisenberg model, the elementary excitations of the spin-1 BBQ model are described by the SU(3) flavor-wave theory. By fitting the experimental spin-wave dispersion, we determine the refined exchange couplings corresponding to the collinear antiferromagnetic iron pnictides. We also present the dynamic structure factors of both spin dipolar and quadrupolar components with connections to the future experiments.

  17. Kagome spin ice

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    Mellado, Paula

    Spin ice in magnetic pyrochlore oxides is a peculiar magnetic state. Like ordinary water ice, these materials are in apparent violation with the third law of thermodynamics, which dictates that the entropy of a system in thermal equilibrium vanishes as its temperature approaches absolute zero. In ice, a "zero-point" entropy is retained down to low temperatures thanks to a high number of low-energy positions of hydrogen ions associated with the Bernal-Fowler ice-rules. Spins in pyrochlore oxides Ho2Ti 2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7 exhibit a similar degeneracy of ground states and thus also have a sizable zero-point entropy. A recent discovery of excitations carrying magnetic charges in pyrochlore spin ice adds another interesting dimension to these magnets. This thesis is devoted to a theoretical study of a two-dimensional version of spin ice whose spins reside on kagome, a lattice of corner-sharing triangles. It covers two aspects of this frustrated classical spin system: the dynamics of artificial spin ice in a network of magnetic nanowires and the thermodynamics of crystalline spin ice. Magnetization dynamics in artificial spin ice is mediated by the emission, propagation and absorption of domain walls in magnetic nanowires. The dynamics shows signs of self-organized behavior such as avalanches. The theoretical model compares favorably to recent experiments. The thermodynamics of the microscopic version of spin ice on kagome is examined through analytical calculations and numerical simulations. The results show that, in addition to the high-temperature paramagnetic phase and the low-temperature phase with magnetic order, spin ice on kagome may have an intermediate phase with fluctuating spins and ordered magnetic charges. This work is concluded with a calculation of the entropy of kagome spin ice at zero temperature when one of the sublattices is pinned by an applied magnetic field and the system breaks up into independent spin chains, a case of dimensional reduction.

  18. Macrospin dynamics in antiferromagnets triggered by sub-20 femtosecond injection of nanomagnons

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    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.

  19. Er2Ti2O7: Evidence of quantum order by disorder in a frustrated antiferromagnet

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    Champion, J.D.M.; Harris, M.J.; Holdsworth, P.C.W.;

    2003-01-01

    Er(2)Ti(2)O(7) has been suggested to be a realization of the frustrated <111> XY pyrochlore lattice antiferromagnet, for which theory predicts fluctuation-induced symmetry breaking in a highly degenerate ground state manifold. We present a theoretical analysis of the classical model compared to n...

  20. Emergence of nontrivial magnetic excitations in a spin-liquid state of kagomé volborthite.

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    Watanabe, Daiki; Sugii, Kaori; Shimozawa, Masaaki; Suzuki, Yoshitaka; Yajima, Takeshi; Ishikawa, Hajime; Hiroi, Zenji; Shibauchi, Takasada; Matsuda, Yuji; Yamashita, Minoru

    2016-08-01

    When quantum fluctuations destroy underlying long-range ordered states, novel quantum states emerge. Spin-liquid (SL) states of frustrated quantum antiferromagnets, in which highly correlated spins fluctuate down to very low temperatures, are prominent examples of such quantum states. SL states often exhibit exotic physical properties, but the precise nature of the elementary excitations behind such phenomena remains entirely elusive. Here, we use thermal Hall measurements that can capture the unexplored property of the elementary excitations in SL states, and report the observation of anomalous excitations that may unveil the unique features of the SL state. Our principal finding is a negative thermal Hall conductivity [Formula: see text] which the charge-neutral spin excitations in a gapless SL state of the 2D kagomé insulator volborthite Cu3V2O7(OH)2[Formula: see text]2H2O exhibit, in much the same way in which charged electrons show the conventional electric Hall effect. We find that [Formula: see text] is absent in the high-temperature paramagnetic state and develops upon entering the SL state in accordance with the growth of the short-range spin correlations, demonstrating that [Formula: see text] is a key signature of the elementary excitation formed in the SL state. These results suggest the emergence of nontrivial elementary excitations in the gapless SL state which feel the presence of fictitious magnetic flux, whose effective Lorentz force is found to be less than 1/100 of the force experienced by free electrons. PMID:27439874

  1. Effect of NiO inserted layer on spin-Hall magnetoresistance in Pt/NiO/YIG heterostructures

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    Shang, T.; Zhan, Q. F.; Yang, H. L.; Zuo, Z. H.; Xie, Y. L.; Liu, L. P.; Zhang, S. L.; Zhang, Y.; Li, H. H.; Wang, B. M.; Wu, Y. H.; Zhang, S.; Li, Run-Wei

    2016-07-01

    We investigate spin-current transport with an antiferromagnetic insulator NiO thin layer by means of the spin-Hall magnetoresistance (SMR) over a wide range of temperature in Pt/NiO/Y3Fe5O12 (Pt/NiO/YIG) heterostructures. The SMR signal is comparable to that without the NiO layer as long as the temperature is near or above the blocking temperature of the NiO, indicating that the magnetic fluctuation of the insulating NiO is essential for transmitting the spin current from the Pt to YIG layer. On the other hand, the SMR signal becomes negligibly small at low temperature, and both conventional anisotropic magnetoresistance and the anomalous Hall resistance are extremely small at any temperature, implying that the insertion of the NiO has completely suppressed the Pt magnetization induced by the YIG magnetic proximity effect (MPE). The dual roles of the thin NiO layer are, to suppress the magnetic interaction or MPE between Pt and YIG, and to maintain efficient spin current transmission at high temperature.

  2. Impact of magnetic fluctuations on lattice excitations in fcc nickel

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    The spin-space averaging formalism is applied to compute atomic forces and phonon spectra for magnetically excited states of fcc nickel. Transverse and longitudinal magnetic fluctuations are taken into account by a combination of magnetic special quasi random structures and constrained spin-density-functional theory. It turns out that for fcc Ni interatomic force constants and phonon spectra are almost unaffected by both kinds of spin fluctuations. Given the computational expense to simulate coupled magnetic and atomic fluctuations, this insight facilitates computational modeling of magnetic alloys such as Ni-based superalloys. (paper)

  3. Impact of magnetic fluctuations on lattice excitations in fcc nickel.

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    Körmann, Fritz; Ma, Pui-Wai; Dudarev, Sergei L; Neugebauer, Jörg

    2016-02-24

    The spin-space averaging formalism is applied to compute atomic forces and phonon spectra for magnetically excited states of fcc nickel. Transverse and longitudinal magnetic fluctuations are taken into account by a combination of magnetic special quasi random structures and constrained spin-density-functional theory. It turns out that for fcc Ni interatomic force constants and phonon spectra are almost unaffected by both kinds of spin fluctuations. Given the computational expense to simulate coupled magnetic and atomic fluctuations, this insight facilitates computational modeling of magnetic alloys such as Ni-based superalloys.

  4. Correlation-Mediated Processes for Electron-Induced Switching between Néel States of Fe Antiferromagnetic Chains

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    Gauyacq, Jean-Pierre; Yaro, Simeón Moisés; Cartoixà, Xavier; Lorente, Nicolás

    2013-02-01

    The controlled switching between two quasistable Néel states in adsorbed antiferromagnetic Fe chains has recently been achieved by Loth et al. [Science 335, 196 (2012)SCIEAS0036-8075] using tunneling electrons from an STM tip. In order to rationalize their data, we evaluate the rate of tunneling electron-induced switching between the Néel states. Good agreement is found with the experiment, permitting us to identify three switching mechanisms: (i) low STM voltage direct electron-induced transitions, (ii) intermediate STM voltage switching via spin-wave-like excitation, and (iii) high STM voltage transitions mediated by domain-wall formation. Spin correlations in the antiferromagnetic chains are the switching driving force, leading to a marked chain-size dependence.

  5. [mu]SR magnetic response in frustrated antiferromagnets of type RMn[sub 2] (R = rare earth)

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    Weber, M. (Physics Dept., TU Munich, Garching (Germany)); Asch, L. (Physics Dept., TU Munich, Garching (Germany)); Kratzer, A. (Physics Dept., TU Munich, Garching (Germany)); Kalvius, G.M. (Physics Dept., TU Munich, Garching (Germany)); Muench, K.H. (Physics Dept., TU Munich, Garching (Germany)); Ballou, R. (Lab. Louis Neel, CNRS, 38 Grenoble (France)); Deportes, J. (Lab. Louis Neel, CNRS, 38 Grenoble (France)); Waeppling, R. (Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Uppsala (Sweden)); Litterst, F.J. (Inst. for Metal Physics, TU Braunschweig (Germany)); Klauss, H.H. (Inst. for Metal Physics, TU Braunschweig (Germany)); Niedermayer, C. (Faculty for Physics, Univ. Konstanz (Germany)); Chappert, J. (CEA/DRFMC, CEN Grenoble, 38 (France))

    1994-07-01

    Zero, longitudinal and transverse field [mu]SR was carried out in the antiferromagnets YMn[sub 2], Y[sub 0.95] Tb[sub 0.15] Mn[sub 2], Y[sub 0.9]Tb[sub 0.1]Mn[sub 2], Y[sub 0.99] Sc[sub 0.01] Mn[sub 2], Y[sub 0.98]Sc[sub 0.02]Mn[sub 2] and TbMn[sub 2]. The dynamics of Mn magnetic moments above T[sub N] is typical for an itinerant antiferromagnet. Within a certain temperature range above T[sub N] part of the material enters a randomly ordered (spin glass like) magnetic state as an out-come of frustration. At temperatures above [approx] 150 K the muon spin relaxation rate indicates that the muon has become mobile. (orig.)

  6. Magnetic field dependence of the neutron spin resonance in CeB6

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    Portnichenko, P. Y.; Demishev, S. V.; Semeno, A. V.; Ohta, H.; Cameron, A. S.; Surmach, M. A.; Jang, H.; Friemel, G.; Dukhnenko, A. V.; Shitsevalova, N. Yu.; Filipov, V. B.; Schneidewind, A.; Ollivier, J.; Podlesnyak, A.; Inosov, D. S.

    2016-07-01

    In zero magnetic field, the famous neutron spin resonance in the f -electron superconductor CeCoIn5 is similar to the recently discovered exciton peak in the nonsuperconducting CeB6. A magnetic field splits the resonance in CeCoIn5 into two components, indicating that it is a doublet. Here we employ inelastic neutron scattering (INS) to scrutinize the field dependence of spin fluctuations in CeB6. The exciton shows a markedly different behavior without any field splitting. Instead, we observe a second field-induced magnon whose energy increases with field. At the ferromagnetic zone center, however, we find only a single mode with a nonmonotonic field dependence. At low fields, it is initially suppressed to zero together with the antiferromagnetic order parameter, but then reappears at higher fields inside the hidden-order phase, following the energy of an electron spin resonance (ESR). This is a unique example of a ferromagnetic resonance in a heavy-fermion metal seen by both ESR and INS consistently over a broad range of magnetic fields.

  7. Magnetic structure and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in the S =1/2 helical-honeycomb antiferromagnet α -Cu2V2O7

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    Gitgeatpong, G.; Zhao, Y.; Avdeev, M.; Piltz, R. O.; Sato, T. J.; Matan, K.

    2015-07-01

    Magnetic properties of the S =1/2 antiferromagnet α -Cu2V2O7 have been studied using magnetization, quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations, and neutron diffraction. Magnetic susceptibility shows a broad peak at ˜50 K followed by an abrupt increase indicative of a phase transition to a magnetically ordered state at TN=33.4 (1 ) K. Above TN, a fit to the Curie-Weiss law gives a Curie-Weiss temperature of Θ =-73 (1 ) K suggesting the dominant antiferromagnetic coupling. The result of the QMC calculations on the helical-honeycomb spin network with two antiferromagnetic exchange interactions J1 and J2 provides a better fit to the susceptibility than the previously proposed spin-chain model. Two sets of the coupling parameters J1:J2=1 :0.45 with J1=5.79 (1 ) meV and 0.65 :1 with J2=6.31 (1 ) meV yield equally good fits down to ˜TN . Below TN, weak ferromagnetism due to spin canting is observed. The canting is caused by the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction with an estimated b c -plane component |Dp|≃0.14 J1 . Neutron diffraction reveals that the S =1/2 Cu2 + spins antiferromagnetically align in the F d'd'2 magnetic space group. The ordered moment of 0.93(9) μB is predominantly along the crystallographic a axis.

  8. Antiferromagnetic exchange mechanism of superconductivity in cuprates

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    Plakida, N M

    2001-01-01

    One examines theory of superconducting coupling resulted from antiferromagnetic exchange in terms of which one explains strong dependence of T sub c superconducting transition temperature on alpha lattice constant. Calculations are based on the Hubbard p-d two-region model within strong correlation limit. DELTA pd excitation high energy at antiferromagnetic exchange of two particles from different Hubbard subregions results in suppression o delay effects and in coupling of all particles in conductivity subregion with Fermi energy E sub F >= DELTA pd : T sub c approx = E sub F exp(-1/lambda), where lambda propor to J. T sub c (alpha) and isotopic effect are explained by J exchange interaction dependence on alpha and on zero oscillations of oxygen ions

  9. Noncollinear antiferromagnetic structure of the molecule-based magnet Mn[N(CN)2]2

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    The crystallographic and magnetic properties of the Mn[N(CN)2]2 compound have been investigated by dc magnetization, ac susceptibility, specific heat, and zero-field neutron diffraction on polycrystalline samples. The magnetic structure consists of two sublattices which are antiferromagnetically coupled and spontaneously canted. The spin orientation is mainly along the a axis with a small uncompensated moment along the b axis. The ground state is a crystal-field sextet with large magnetic anisotropy. The crystal structure consists of discrete octahedra which are axially elongated and successively tilted in the ab plane. Comparisons of the magnetic structures for the isostructural M[N(CN)2]2 (M=Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) series suggest that the spin direction is stabilized by crystal fields and the spin canting is induced by the successive tilting of the octahedra. We propose that the superexchange interaction is the mechanism responsible for the magnetic ordering in these compounds and we find that a crossover from noncollinear antiferromagnetism to collinear ferromagnetism occurs for a superexchange angle of αc=142.0(5) degree sign . (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  10. Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    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...

  11. Feedback control of noise in spin valves by the spin-transfer torque

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    Bandopadyay, S.; Brataas, A.; Bauer, G.E.W.

    2011-01-01

    The miniaturization of magnetic read heads and random access memory elements makes them vulnerable to thermal fluctuations. We demonstrate how current-induced spin-transfer torques can be used to suppress the effects of thermal fluctuations. This enhances the fidelity of perpendicular magnetic spin

  12. Efficient density matrix renormalization group algorithm to study Y junctions with integer and half-integer spin

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    Kumar, Manoranjan

    2016-02-03

    An efficient density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) algorithm is presented and applied to Y junctions, systems with three arms of n sites that meet at a central site. The accuracy is comparable to DMRG of chains. As in chains, new sites are always bonded to the most recently added sites and the superblock Hamiltonian contains only new or once renormalized operators. Junctions of up to N=3n+1≈500 sites are studied with antiferromagnetic (AF) Heisenberg exchange J between nearest-neighbor spins S or electron transfer t between nearest neighbors in half-filled Hubbard models. Exchange or electron transfer is exclusively between sites in two sublattices with NA≠NB. The ground state (GS) and spin densities ρr=⟨Szr⟩ at site r are quite different for junctions with S=1/2, 1, 3/2, and 2. The GS has finite total spin SG=2S(S) for even (odd) N and for MG=SG in the SG spin manifold, ρr>0(<0) at sites of the larger (smaller) sublattice. S=1/2 junctions have delocalized states and decreasing spin densities with increasing N. S=1 junctions have four localized Sz=1/2 states at the end of each arm and centered on the junction, consistent with localized states in S=1 chains with finite Haldane gap. The GS of S=3/2 or 2 junctions of up to 500 spins is a spin density wave with increased amplitude at the ends of arms or near the junction. Quantum fluctuations completely suppress AF order in S=1/2 or 1 junctions, as well as in half-filled Hubbard junctions, but reduce rather than suppress AF order in S=3/2 or 2 junctions.

  13. Gapless chiral spin liquid in a kagome Heisenberg model

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    Bieri, Samuel; Messio, Laura; Bernu, Bernard; Lhuillier, Claire

    2015-08-01

    Motivated by recent experiments on the Heisenberg S =1 /2 quantum spin liquid candidate material kapellasite, we classify all possible chiral (time-reversal symmetry breaking) spin liquids with fermionic spinons on the kagome lattice. We obtain the phase diagram for the physically relevant extended Heisenberg model, comparing the energies of a wide range of microscopic variational wave functions. We propose that, at low temperature, kapellasite exhibits a gapless chiral spin liquid phase with spinon Fermi surfaces. This two-dimensional state inherits many properties of the nearby one-dimensional phase of decoupled antiferromagnetic spin chains, but also shows some remarkable differences. We discuss the spin structure factors and other physical properties.

  14. Field-driven transitions in the dipolar pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7

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    Cépas, Olivier; Shastry, B. Sriram

    2004-05-01

    We present a mean-field theory for magnetic-field-driven transitions in dipolar coupled gadolinium titanate Gd2Ti2O7 pyrochlore system. Low-temperature neutron scattering yields a phase that can be regarded as a eight sublattice antiferromagnet, in which long-ranged ordered moments and fluctuating moments coexist. Our theory gives parameter regions where such a phase is realized, and predicts several other phases, with transitions amongst them driven by magnetic field as well as temperature. We find several instances of local disorder parameters describing the transitions.

  15. Anisotropic Spin Cluster as a Qubit

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    YAN Xiao-Bo; WANG Ming-Ji

    2007-01-01

    We study an anisotropic spin cluster of 3 spin S=1/2 particles with antiferromagnetic exchange interaction with non-uniform coupling constants. A time-dependent magnetic field is applied to control the time evolution of the cluster. It is well known that for an odd number og sites a spin cluster qubit can be defined in terms of the ground state doublet. The universal one-qubit logic gate can be constructed from the time evolution operator of the non-autonomous many-body system, and the six basic one-qubit gates can be realized by adjusting the applied time-dependent magnetic field.

  16. Magnetizing and heating quantum spin ladders

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    Andrey Zheludev

    2008-11-01

    Quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin liquids, such as weakly coupled even-legged S=1/2 spin ladders or spin tubes, have a singlet non-magnetic ground state and gap in the excitation spectrum. Their low-temperature properties can be described in terms of triplet massive quasiparticles. These magnons possess some unique features due to the peculiar topology of one dimension. For example, two-particle interactions totally destroy single-particle states for certain energy and momentum transfers, resulting in the so-called termination of the magnon spectrum. At high field a Bose–Einstein condensation of these magnons produces a `quantum spin solid' phase, where `conventional` antiferromagnetic order coexists with excitations that are totally outside conventional spin wave theory. At finite temperatures strong repulsion between quasiparticles leads to a universal renormalization of their masses and lifetimes. These diverse phenomena are best probed by neutron scattering experiments that directly measure the spin correlation functions and excitation spectra.

  17. A layered antiferromagnetic semiconductor EuMTe{sub 3} (M = Bi, Sb)

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    Niu, Ying Y.; Wu, Dong; Shen, Liang; Wang, Biao [State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275 (China)

    2015-12-15

    We synthesized ternary tellurides EuMTe{sub 3} (M = Bi, Sb) using a low-temperature flux method. These compounds crystallize in the P{sub mmn} space group with layered structure. A superstructure modulation along the b-axis was observed. Physical property measurements revealed that these compounds are antiferromagnetic semiconductors. Finally, a strong spin-orbit coupling with possible novel quantum interference between localization and weak antilocalization effects was suggested in the present system. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  18. Quantum phase diagram of a frustrated antiferromagnet on the bilayer honeycomb lattice

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    Zhang, Hao; Lamas, Carlos A.; Arlego, Marcelo; Brenig, Wolfram

    2016-06-01

    We study the spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a bilayer honeycomb lattice including interlayer frustration. Using a set of complementary approaches, namely, Schwinger bosons, dimer series expansion, bond operators, and exact diagonalization, we map out the quantum phase diagram. Analyzing ground-state energies and elementary excitation spectra, we find four distinct phases, corresponding to three collinear magnetic long-range ordered states, and one quantum disordered interlayer dimer phase. We detail that the latter phase is adiabatically connected to an exact singlet product ground state of the bilayer, which exists along a line of maximum interlayer frustration. The order within the remaining three phases will be clarified.

  19. Macroscopic anisotropy and symmetry breaking in the pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7

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    Hassan, A. K.; Lévy, L. P.; Darie, C.; Strobel, P.

    2003-06-01

    In the Heisenberg antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7, the exchange interactions are geometrically frustrated by the pyrochlore lattice structure. This ESR study reveals a strong temperature dependent anisotropy with respect to a [111] body diagonal below a temperature TA=80 K, despite the spin only nature of the Gd3+ ion. Anisotropy and symmetry breaking can nevertheless appear through the superexchange interaction. In the presence of anisotropic exchanges, short range planar correlations restricted to specific Kagomé planes are sufficient to explain the two ESR modes studied in this work.

  20. Magnetic resonance in the pyrochlore antiferromagnet Gd2Ti2O7

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    Sosin, S. S.; Smirnov, A. I.; Prozorova, L. A.; Balakrishnan, G.; Zhitomirsky, M. E.

    2006-06-01

    An electron spin resonance study of frustrated pyrochlore Gd2Ti2O7 is performed in a wide frequency band for a temperature range 0.4 30K , which covers paramagnetic and magnetically ordered phases. The paramagnetic resonance reveals a spectroscopic g factor of about 2.0 and a temperature-dependent linewidth. In ordered phases magnetic resonance spectra are distinctive for a nonplanar cubic (or tetrahedral) antiferromagnet with an isotropic susceptibility. In the high-field-saturated phase, weakly dispersive soft modes are observed and their field evolution is traced.

  1. The antiferromagnetic insulator Ca3FeRhO6: characterization and electronic structure calculations

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    Eyert, V.; Schwingenschloegl, U.; Fresard, R.; Maignan, A.; Martin, C.; Nguyen, N.; Hackenberger, C.; Kopp, T.

    2006-01-01

    We investigate the antiferromagnetic insulating nature of Ca3FeRhO6 both experimentally and theoretically. Susceptibility measurements reveal a Neel temperature T_N = 20 K, and a magnetic moment of 5.3 muB/f. u., while Moessbauer spectroscopy strongly suggests that the Fe ions, located in trigonal prismatic sites, are in a 3+ high spin state. Transport measurements display a simple Arrhenius law, with an activation energy of 0.2 eV. The experimental results are interpreted with LSDA band stru...

  2. Oxygen-induced immediate onset of the antiferromagnetic stacking in thin Cr films on Fe(001)

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    Berti, Giulia, E-mail: giulia.berti@polimi.it; Brambilla, Alberto; Calloni, Alberto; Bussetti, Gianlorenzo; Finazzi, Marco; Duò, Lamberto; Ciccacci, Franco [Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano (Italy)

    2015-04-20

    We investigated the magnetic coupling of ultra-thin Cr films grown at 600 K on a Fe(001)-p(1 × 1)O substrate by means of spin-polarized photoemission spectroscopy. Our findings show that the expected antiferromagnetic stacking of the magnetization in Cr(001) layers occurs right from the first atomic layer at the Cr/Fe interface. This is at variance with all previous observations in similar systems, prepared in oxygen-free conditions, which always reported on a delayed onset of the magnetic oscillations due to the occurrence of significant chemical alloying at the interface, which is substantially absent in our preparation.

  3. DMRG Study of the S >= 1 quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a Kagome-like lattice without loops

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    Lamberty, R. Zach; Changlani, Hitesh J.; Henley, Christopher L.

    2013-03-01

    The Kagome quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet, for spin up to S = 1 and perhaps S = 3 / 2 , is a prime candidate to realize a quantum spin liquid or valence bond crystal state, but theoretical or computational studies for S > 1 / 2 are difficult and few. We consider instead the same interactions and S >= 1 on the Husimi Cactus, a graph of corner sharing triangles whose centers are vertices of a Bethe lattice, using a DMRG procedure tailored for tree graphs. Since both lattices are locally identical, properties of the Kagome antiferromagnet dominated by nearest-neighbor spin correlations should also be exhibited on the Cactus, whereas loop-dependent effects will be absent on the loopless Cactus. Our study focuses on the possible transition(s) that must occur with increasing S for the Cactus antiferromagnet. (It has a disordered valence bond state at S = 1 / 2 but a 3-sublattice coplanar ordered state in the large S limit). We also investigate the phase diagram of the S = 1 quantum XXZ model with on-site anisotropy, which we expect to have three-sublattice and valence-bond-crystal phases similar to the kagome case. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation through a Graduate Research Fellowship to R. Zach Lamberty, as well as grant DMR-

  4. Spin foams without spins

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    Hnybida, Jeff

    2016-10-01

    We formulate the spin foam representation of discrete SU(2) gauge theory as a product of vertex amplitudes each of which is the spin network generating function of the boundary graph dual to the vertex. In doing so the sums over spins have been carried out. The boundary data of each n-valent node is explicitly reduced with respect to the local gauge invariance and has a manifest geometrical interpretation as a framed polyhedron of fixed total area. Ultimately, sums over spins are traded for contour integrals over simple poles and recoupling theory is avoided using generating functions.

  5. Tuning frustrated antiferromagnetism in intermetallic AFe4X2 systems

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    Magnetic systems with reduced dimensionality or frustration are attracting strong interest because these features lead to an increase of quantum fluctuations which often results in unusual, very interesting properties. Here we present a detailed study of the intermetallic AFe4X2 compounds (A=Sc,Y,Lu,Zr; X=Si,Ge) crystallizing in the ZrFe4Si2 structure type in which the Fe-sublattice is formed by chains of edge-linked tetrahedra. We synthesized polycrystalline samples of all these compounds and investigated their magnetic, thermodynamic, structural and transport properties. Our results indeed evidence this family of compounds to cover the whole regime from frustrated antiferromagnetic (AFM) order up to the quantum critical point separating the AFM ground state from the paramagnetic ground state. All compounds with trivalent A elements show frustrated AFM order. Replacement of trivalent A by tetravalent Zr shifts the system towards an unstable magnetic state. Since YFe4Si2 and ZrFe4Si2 present peculiar features, we also studied the influence of different annealing conditions and slight off-stoichiometry on their unusual properties.

  6. State diagram of an orthogonal spin transfer spin valve device

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    Ye, Li; Wolf, Georg; Pinna, Daniele; Chaves-O' Flynn, Gabriel D.; Kent, Andrew D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States)

    2015-05-21

    We present the switching characteristics of a spin-transfer device that incorporates a perpendicularly magnetized spin-polarizing layer with an in-plane magnetized free and fixed magnetic layer, known as an orthogonal spin transfer spin valve device. This device shows clear switching between parallel (P) and antiparallel (AP) resistance states and the reverse transition (AP → P) for both current polarities. Further, hysteretic transitions are shown to occur into a state with a resistance intermediate between that of the P and AP states, again for both current polarities. These unusual spin-transfer switching characteristics can be explained within a simple macrospin model that incorporates thermal fluctuations and considers a spin-polarized current that is tilted with respect to the free layer's plane, due to the presence of the spin-transfer torque from the polarizing layer.

  7. Exchange bias and magnetization reversal in ferromagnet/antiferromagnet antidot arrays

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    Luo, An; Ma, Fenghua; Hu, Yong

    2016-09-01

    Exchange bias and coercivity in ferromagnet/antiferromagnet antidot arrays magnetized perpendicularly are simulated to demonstrate the mechanism of their variations in specific nanostructures, using a modified Monte Carlo Metropolis algorithm. Three kinds of antidot array models characterized by different morphologies in the vicinity of pore are established and their magnetization behaviors are compared with that in the continuous film. An increase in the exchange bias field with a suppressed coercivity is obtained if the antiferromagnet covers the wall of pore entirely. By means of the results of the spin configurations, it is found that only the heterostructure component, e.g., the antiferromagnet can cut off the domain in the ferromagnet layer into small sizes effectively, and thus increases the pinning effect to the ferromagnet and changes the nucleation field. Moreover, the thermal stability of exchange bias in the antidot arrays is not enhanced and the coercivity is nonmonotonic with increasing temperature probably due to the magnetic field applied perpendicular to the film plane. We suggest that our numerical findings are also suitable for other nanostructures.

  8. Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic order in bacterial vortex lattices

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    Wioland, Hugo; Woodhouse, Francis G.; Dunkel, Jörn; Goldstein, Raymond E.

    2016-04-01

    Despite their inherently non-equilibrium nature, living systems can self-organize in highly ordered collective states that share striking similarities with the thermodynamic equilibrium phases of conventional condensed-matter and fluid systems. Examples range from the liquid-crystal-like arrangements of bacterial colonies, microbial suspensions and tissues to the coherent macro-scale dynamics in schools of fish and flocks of birds. Yet, the generic mathematical principles that govern the emergence of structure in such artificial and biological systems are elusive. It is not clear when, or even whether, well-established theoretical concepts describing universal thermostatistics of equilibrium systems can capture and classify ordered states of living matter. Here, we connect these two previously disparate regimes: through microfluidic experiments and mathematical modelling, we demonstrate that lattices of hydrodynamically coupled bacterial vortices can spontaneously organize into distinct patterns characterized by ferro- and antiferromagnetic order. The coupling between adjacent vortices can be controlled by tuning the inter-cavity gap widths. The emergence of opposing order regimes is tightly linked to the existence of geometry-induced edge currents, reminiscent of those in quantum systems. Our experimental observations can be rationalized in terms of a generic lattice field theory, suggesting that bacterial spin networks belong to the same universality class as a wide range of equilibrium systems.

  9. Thermally stable magnetic skyrmions in multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic racetracks

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    Zhang, Xichao; Ezawa, Motohiko; Zhou, Yan

    2016-08-01

    A magnetic skyrmion is a topological magnetization structure with a nanometric size and a well-defined swirling spin distribution, which is anticipated to be an essential building block for novel skyrmion-based device applications. We study the motion of magnetic skyrmions in multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) racetracks as well as in conventional monolayer ferromagnetic (FM) racetracks at finite temperature. There is an odd-even effect of the constituent FM layer number on the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE). Namely, due to the suppression of the SkHE, the magnetic skyrmion has no transverse motion in multilayer SAF racetracks packed with even FM layers. It is shown that a moving magnetic skyrmion is stable even at room temperature (T =300 K) in a bilayer SAF racetrack but it is destructed at T =100 K in a monolayer FM racetrack. Our results indicate that the SAF structures are reliable and promising candidates for future applications in skyrmion electronics and skyrmion spintronics.

  10. Effect of nuclear spins on the electron spin dynamics in negatively charged InP quantum dots

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    Ignatiev, I. V.; Verbin, S. Yu.; Gerlovin, I. Ya.; Maruyama, W.; Pal, B.; Masumoto, Y.

    2005-01-01

    Kinetics of polarized photoluminescence of the negatively charged InP quantum dots in weak magnetic field is studied experimentally. Effect of both the nuclear spin fluctuations and the dynamical nuclear polarization on the electron spin orientation is observed.

  11. Spin-orbit mediated control of spin qubits

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    Flindt, Christian; Sørensen, A.S; Flensberg, Karsten

    2006-01-01

    We propose to use the spin-orbit interaction as a means to control electron spins in quantum dots, enabling both single-qubit and two-qubit operations. Very fast single-qubit operations may be achieved by temporarily displacing the electrons. For two-qubit operations the coupling mechanism is based...... on a combination of the spin-orbit coupling and the mutual long-ranged Coulomb interaction. Compared to existing schemes using the exchange coupling, the spin-orbit induced coupling is less sensitive to random electrical fluctuations in the electrodes defining the quantum dots....

  12. Magnetic and Structural Studies on Two-Dimensional Antiferromagnets (MCl)LaNb2O7 (M = Mn, Co, Cr)

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    Kitada, Atsushi; Tsujimoto, Yoshihiro; Nishi, Masakazu; Matsuo, Akira; Kindo, Koichi; Ueda, Yutaka; Ajiro, Yoshitami; Kageyama, Hiroshi

    2016-03-01

    We report magnetic and structural studies on the two-dimensional antiferromagnets (MCl)LaNb2O7 (M = Mn, Cr, Co), prepared by topochemical reactions of a layered perovskite RbLaNb2O7. Electron diffraction of these oxyhalides revealed a superstructure with a √{2}a × √{2}a cell for M = Mn and Co, and a 2a × 2a cell for M = Cr, indicating that the MCl networks are distorted from an ideal square lattice. Neutron diffraction experiments showed that M = Mn and Co exhibit a (π 0 π ) antiferromagnetic order as observed for the S = 1/2 counterparts. (CoCl)LaNb2O7 with a strong spin anisotropy shows an antiferro to weak-ferromagnetic transition at low field, followed by novel two-step metamagnetic transitions likely associated with a 1/2 plateau for 27-54 T. Possible spin structures under magnetic field are discussed in terms of an Ising-type model. By contrast, (CrCl)LaNb2O7 exhibits a (π π π ) order, which is the first observation among related oxyhalides, and a spin-flop transition at 12 T due to a weak spin anisotropy. These results suggest that a slight difference in the MCl structure and spin anisotropy provides a crucial influence on the magnetic properties.

  13. Room temperature write-read operations in antiferromagnetic memory

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    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...

  14. Spin-1/2 Collective Excitations in BEC of Interacting Spin-1 Atoms

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    Zhou, Fei

    2001-01-01

    We construct spin-1/2 collective excitations in BEC of interacting spin-1 atoms. These excitations exist in states with a maximal global degeneracy. The stability and energy of these objects are determined by interactions with spin fluctuations and are studied based on a duality relation between hyper-monopoles and magnetic monopoles in physical space.

  15. An Exact SU(2) Symmetry and Persistent Spin Helix in a Spin-Orbit Coupled System

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    Bernevig, Andrei

    2010-02-10

    Spin-orbit coupled systems generally break the spin rotation symmetry. However, for a model with equal Rashba and Dresselhauss coupling constant (the ReD model), and for the [110] Dresselhauss model, a new type of SU(2) spin rotation symmetry is discovered. This symmetry is robust against spin-independent disorder and interactions, and is generated by operators whose wavevector depends on the coupling strength. It renders the spin lifetime infinite at this wavevector, giving rise to a Persistent Spin Helix (PSH). We obtain the spin fluctuation dynamics at, and away, from the symmetry point, and suggest experiments to observe the PSH.

  16. Coexistence of charge order and antiferromagnetism in (TMTTF){sub 2}SbF{sub 6}: NMR study

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    Nomura, K., E-mail: knmr@phys.sci.hokudai.ac.jp; Yamamoto, M.; Matsunaga, N.; Hirose, S.; Shimohara, N.; Satoh, T.; Isome, T.; Liu, Y.; Kawamoto, A.

    2015-03-01

    The electronic state of (TMTTF){sub 2}SbF{sub 6} was investigated by the {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR measurements. The temperature dependence of T{sub 1}{sup −1} in {sup 1}H NMR shows a sharp peak associated with the antiferromagnetic transition at T{sub AF}=6 K. The temperature dependence of T{sub 1}{sup −1} is described by the power law T{sup 2.4} below T{sub AF}. This suggests the nodal gapless spin wave excitation in antiferromagnetic phase. In {sup 13}C NMR, two sharp peaks at high temperature region, associated with the inner and the outer carbon sites in TMTTF dimer, split into four peaks below 150 K. It indicates that the charge disproportionation occurs. The degree of charge disproportionation Δρ is estimated as (0.25±0.09)e from the chemical shift difference. This value of Δρ is consistent with that obtained from the infrared spectroscopy. In the antiferromagnetic state (AFI), the observed line shape is well fitted by eight Lorentzian peaks. This suggests that the charge order with the same degree still remains in the AF state. From the line assignment, the AF staggered spin amplitude is obtained as 0.70 μ{sub B} and 0.24 μ{sub B} at the charge rich and the poor sites, respectively. These values corresponding to almost 1 μ{sub B} per dimer are quite different from 0.11 μ{sub B} of another AF (AFII) state in (TMTTF){sub 2}Br with effective higher pressure. As a result, it is understood that the antiferromagnetic staggered spin order is stabilized on the CO state in the AFI phase of (TMTTF){sub 2}SbF{sub 6}.

  17. Electron spin resonance insight into broadband absorption of the Cu3Bi(SeO32O2Br metamagnet

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    A. Zorko

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Metamagnets, which exhibit a transition from a low-magnetization to a high-magnetization state induced by the applied magnetic field, have recently been highlighted as promising materials for controllable broadband absorption. Here we show results of a multifrequency electron spin resonance (ESR investigation of the Cu3Bi(SeO32O2Br planar metamagnet on the kagome lattice. Its mixed antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic phase is stabilized in a finite range of applied fields around 0.8 T at low temperatures and is characterized by enhanced microwave absorption. The absorption signal is non-resonant and its boundaries correspond to two critical fields that determine the mixed phase. With decreasing temperature these increase like the sublattice magnetization of the antiferromagnetic phase and show no frequency dependence between 100 and 480 GHz. On the contrary, we find that the critical fields depend on the magnetic-field sweeping direction. In particular, the higher critical field, which corresponds to the transition from the mixed to the ferromagnetic phase, shows a pronounced hysteresis effect, while such a hysteresis is absent for the lower critical field. The observed hysteresis is enhanced at lower temperatures, which suggests that thermal fluctuations play an important role in destabilizing the highly absorbing mixed phase.

  18. Phase diagram and magnetization structures of spin-3/2 bond-alternating Ising chains with single-ion anisotropy

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    Liu, Guang-Hua; Dou, Jun-Ya; Tian, Guang-Shan

    2016-02-01

    By the infinite time-evolving block decimation (iTEBD) algorithm, the magnetization process of the spin-3/2 bond-alternating Ising chain with single-ion anisotropy (D) is investigated. Magnetization plateaus including detailed magnetization structures of three different cases are uncovered, and three rich ground-state phase diagrams are explicitly determined. Especially, for the uniform antiferromagnetic case, a phase transition line at D=J, which divides the Mz=0 (Mz =1/2) plateau into two phases, are detected by the magnetization structure and the ground-state energy, and a updated phase diagram is proposed. Such a transition line was not recognized by the average magnetization previously. A same transition line (D=J) is also detected in the phase diagram of the antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic alternating case. Magnetization plateaus are found to be easily induced for the classical Ising systems without quantum fluctuations, and the single-ion anisotropy plays a key role in the formation of Mz = 1/2 and 1 plateaus in the present model.

  19. Solitary Magnons in the S =5/2 Antiferromagnet CaFe2O4

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    Stock, C.; Rodriguez, E. E.; Lee, N.; Green, M. A.; Demmel, F.; Ewings, R. A.; Fouquet, P.; Laver, M.; Niedermayer, Ch.; Su, Y.; Nemkovski, K.; Rodriguez-Rivera, J. A.; Cheong, S.-W.

    2016-07-01

    CaFe2O4 is a S =5/2 anisotropic antiferromagnet based upon zig-zag chains having two competing magnetic structures, denoted as the A (↑↑↓↓) and B (↑↓↑↓) phases, which differ by the c -axis stacking of ferromagnetic stripes. We apply neutron scattering to demonstrate that the competing A and B phase order parameters result in magnetic antiphase boundaries along c which freeze on the time scale of ˜1 ns at the onset of magnetic order at 200 K. Using high resolution neutron spectroscopy, we find quantized spin wave levels and measure 9 such excitations localized in regions ˜1 - 2 c -axis lattice constants in size. We discuss these in the context of solitary magnons predicted to exist in anisotropic systems. The magnetic anisotropy affords both competing A +B orders as well as localization of spin excitations in a classical magnet.

  20. Quantum critical response function in quasi-two-dimensional itinerant antiferromagnets

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    Varma, C. M.; Zhu, Lijun; Schröder, Almut

    2015-10-01

    We reexamine the experimental results for the magnetic response function χ''(q ,E ,T ) for q around the antiferromagnetic vectors Q , in the quantum-critical region, obtained by inelastic neutron scattering, on an Fe-based superconductor and on a heavy-fermion compound. The motivation is to compare the results with a recent theory, which shows that the fluctuations in a generic antiferromagnetic model for itinerant fermions map to those in the universality class of the dissipative quantum-XY model. The quantum-critical fluctuations in this model, in a range of parameters, are given by the correlations of spatial and temporal topological defects. The theory predicts a χ''(q ,E ,T ) (i) which is a separable function of (q -Q ) and of (E ,T ) , (ii) at criticality, the energy-dependent part is ∝tanh(E /2 T ) below a cutoff energy, (iii) the correlation time departs from its infinite value at criticality on the disordered side by an essential singularity, and (iv) the correlation length depends logarithmically on the correlation time, so that the dynamical critical exponent z is ∞ . The limited existing experimental results are found to be consistent with the first two unusual predictions from which the linear dependence of the resistivity on T and the T lnT dependence of the entropy also follow. More experiments are suggested, especially to test the theory of variations on the correlation time and length on the departure from criticality.

  1. Magnetic properties of doped kagomé antiferromagnet

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    Koretsune, Takashi; Ogata, Masao

    In order to clarify the carrier doping effect in the frustrated system, we study the t-J model on the kagomé lattice using high-temperature expansion method. As in the triangular lattice [T. Koretsune, M. Ogata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 (2002) 116401], the sign of hopping integral t is important in the kagomé lattice. When tOgata, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 72 (2003) 2437]. On the contrary, in the case of t>0, it is found that uniform spin susceptibility is strongly suppressed with hole doping. The peak of spin susceptibility, which is expected to be around T=J/20 in the Heisenberg model, goes to high temperature region. Furthermore, short-range magnetic correlation is enhanced with hole doping. This is interesting since nearest-neighbor spin correlation without hole doping itself is strongly enhanced by quantum fluctuation. These behavior are qualitatively similar to those of the triangular lattice. However, the difference from non-frustrated lattices as square lattice is more prominent in the kagomé lattice, which is related to the fact that frustration in the kagomé lattice is strong enough to destabilize the magnetic order in the Heisenberg model even at T=0.

  2. Inducing spin-dependent tunneling to probe magnetic correlations in optical lattices

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    Pedersen, Kim Georg Lind; Andersen, Brian Møller; Bruun, Georg Morten;

    2012-01-01

    We suggest a simple experimental method for probing antiferromagnetic spin correlations of two-component Fermi gases in optical lattices. The method relies on a spin selective Raman transition to excite atoms of one spin species to their first excited vibrational mode where the tunneling is large....... The resulting difference in the tunneling dynamics of the two spin species can then be exploited, to reveal the spin correlations by measuring the number of doubly occupied lattice sites at a later time. We perform quantum Monte Carlo simulations of the spin system and solve the optical lattice dynamics...... numerically to show how the timed probe can be used to identify antiferromagnetic spin correlations in optical lattices....

  3. Competing magnetic fluctuations in Sr3Ru2O7 probed by Ti doping

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    Hooper, J.; Fang, M.H.; Zhou, M.;

    2007-01-01

    anomalous features are quickly smeared out by small amounts of Ti. These results provide strong evidence for the existence of competing magnetic fluctuations in the ground state of Sr3Ru2O7. Ti doping suppresses the low-temperature antiferromagnetic interactions that arise from Fermi surface nesting...

  4. Physical properties of FeRh alloys: The antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic transition

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    Kudrnovský, J.; Drchal, V.; Turek, I.

    2015-01-01

    The electronic, magnetic, thermodynamical, and transport properties of FeRh alloys are studied from first principles. We present a unified approach to the phase stability, an estimate of exchange interactions in various magnetic phases, and transport properties including the effect of temperature which are all based on the same electronic-structure model. Emphasis is put on the transition between the ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases. Such a study is motivated by a recent suggestion of FeRh as a room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor. The theory predicts the order-disorder transformation from the hypothetical disordered bcc phase into ordered B2 phase. Comparison of exchange interactions in the magnetically ordered FM and AFM phases with corresponding spin-disordered counterparts allows us to identify relevant interactions which are precursors of magnetically ordered phases. The most important result is the explanation of a dramatic decrease of the resistivity accompanying the AFM to FM phase transition which is due to the spin disorder present in the system. The study of the anisotropic magnetoresistance in the AFM phase found recently experimentally is extended also to finite temperatures.

  5. Emergent behavioural phenotypes of swarming models revealed by mimicking a frustrated anti-ferromagnet.

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    Pearce, D J G; Turner, M S

    2015-10-01

    Self-propelled particle (SPP) models are often compared with animal swarms. However, the collective animal behaviour observed in experiments often leaves considerable unconstrained freedom in the structure of a proposed model. Essentially, multiple models can describe the observed behaviour of animal swarms in simple environments. To tackle this degeneracy, we study swarms of SPPs in non-trivial environments as a new approach to distinguish between candidate models. We restrict swarms of SPPs to circular (periodic) channels where they polarize in one of two directions (like spins) and permit information to pass through windows between neighbouring channels. Co-alignment between particles then couples the channels (anti-ferromagnetically) so that they tend to counter-rotate. We study channels arranged to mimic a geometrically frustrated anti-ferromagnet and show how the effects of this frustration allow us to better distinguish between SPP models. Similar experiments could therefore improve our understanding of collective motion in animals. Finally, we discuss how the spin analogy can be exploited to construct universal logic gates, and therefore swarming systems that can function as Turing machines. PMID:26423438

  6. High Field Magnetization Studies of Low Dimensional Heisenberg S = 1/2 Antiferromagnets

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    Landee, C. P.; Turnbull, M. M.

    1998-03-01

    The magnetization curves of a number of low dimensional S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnets have been determined in fields up to 30 tesla at low temperatures at the National High Magnetic Fields Laboratory. Materials studied include a family of 1D materials, based upon Cu(pyrazine)(NO_3)_2, 2D magnets consisting of pyrazine-bridged copper layers, and several spin ladders with singlet ground states. All of the magnetization data show upward curvature and are well described by T = 0 calculations based upon finite cluster models(Bonner and Fisher, Phys. Rev. A135, 640 (1964); Yang and Mutter, NANL cond-mat/9610092.). Chemical substitution on the pyrazine rings permits the variation of exchange constants by more than 25 percent for the family of well isolated chains. The spin ladder systems consist of ferromagnetic dimers weakly connected by antiferromagnetic intradimer interactions. Field induced transitions are seen at fields of less than one tesla for each of the three compounds.

  7. EuCo2P2 : A model molecular-field helical Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Cuervo-Reyes, Eduardo; Pandey, Abhishek; Johnston, D. C.

    2016-07-01

    The metallic compound EuCo2P2 with the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2 structure containing Eu spins-7/2 was previously shown from single-crystal neutron diffraction measurements to exhibit a helical antiferromagnetic (AFM) structure below TN=66.5 K with the helix axis along the c axis and with the ordered moments aligned within the a b plane. Here we report crystallography, electrical resistivity, heat capacity, magnetization, and magnetic susceptibility measurements on single crystals of this compound. We demonstrate that EuCo2P2 is a model molecular-field helical Heisenberg antiferromagnet from comparisons of the anisotropic magnetic susceptibility χ , high-field magnetization, and magnetic heat capacity of EuCo2P2 single crystals at temperature T ≤TN with the predictions of our recent formulation of molecular-field theory. Values of the Heisenberg exchange interactions between the Eu spins are derived from the data. The low-T magnetic heat capacity ˜T3 arising from spin-wave excitations with no anisotropy gap is calculated and found to be comparable to the lattice heat capacity. The density of states at the Fermi energy of EuCo2P2 and the related compound BaCo2P2 are found from the heat capacity data to be large, 10 and 16 states/eV per formula unit for EuCo2P2 and BaCo2P2 , respectively. These values are enhanced by a factor of ˜2.5 above those found from DFT electronic structure calculations for the two compounds. The calculations also find ferromagnetic Eu-Eu exchange interactions within the a b plane and AFM interactions between Eu spins in nearest- and next-nearest planes, in agreement with the MFT analysis of χa b(T ≤TN) .

  8. Experimental and theoretical studies of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials

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    Mørup, Steen; Madsen, Daniel Esmarch; Frandsen, Cathrine;

    2007-01-01

    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 co...

  9. Symmetry, Geometry, Topology and Spin Heisenberg spins in the continuum limit/magnetic vesicles

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    Benoit, J

    1999-01-01

    In this thesis I present my research on the exotic configurations of antiferromagnetic systems characterised by a topological invariant. The research presented outlines the construction of novel local antiferromagnetic degrees of freedom for low dimensional antiferromagnetic lattices. This new construction reproduces the real division algebra hierarchy satisfied by the nonlinear sigma-model and reveals the presence of a novel local gauge field. I have also studied elastic magnetic vesicles of spherical and toric genus in the presence of a magnetic soliton. My studies reveal a global shrinking, with local swellings in the regions where the soliton presents a spin-flip. The geometrical origin of this novel phenomena led me to interpret the geometric frustration of magnetic vesicles as the competition between the two topological orders present. The microscopic mechanism and topological competition suggested above go beyond the scope of this thesis, providing a microscopic explanation for the Fermi-Bose transmuta...

  10. Mixed spin Ising model with four-spin interaction and random crystal field

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    Benayad, N., E-mail: n.benayad@fsac.ac.ma [Groupe de Mecanique Statistique, Laboratoire de physique theorique et appliquee, Faculte des sciences-Aien Chock, Universite Hassan II-Casablanca, B.P 5366 Maarif, Casablanca 20100 (Morocco); Laboratoire de physique des hautes energies et de la matiere condensee, Faculte des sciences-Aien Chock, Universite Hassan II-Casablanca, B.P 5366 Maarif, Casablanca 20100 (Morocco); Ghliyem, M. [Groupe de Mecanique Statistique, Laboratoire de physique theorique et appliquee, Faculte des sciences-Aien Chock, Universite Hassan II-Casablanca, B.P 5366 Maarif, Casablanca 20100 (Morocco); Laboratoire de physique des hautes energies et de la matiere condensee, Faculte des sciences-Aien Chock, Universite Hassan II-Casablanca, B.P 5366 Maarif, Casablanca 20100 (Morocco)

    2012-01-01

    The effects of fluctuations of the crystal field on the phase diagram of the mixed spin-1/2 and spin-1 Ising model with four-spin interactions are investigated within the finite cluster approximation based on a single-site cluster theory. The state equations are derived for the two-dimensional square lattice. It has been found that the system exhibits a variety of interesting features resulting from the fluctuation of the crystal field interactions. In particular, for low mean value D of the crystal field, the critical temperature is not very sensitive to fluctuations and all transitions are of second order for any value of the four-spin interactions. But for relatively high D, the transition temperature depends on the fluctuation of the crystal field, and the system undergoes tricritical behaviour for any strength of the four-spin interactions. We have also found that the model may exhibit reentrance for appropriate values of the system parameters.

  11. Brownian motion of spins; generalized spin Langevin equation

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    We derive the Langevin equations for a spin interacting with a heat bath, starting from a fully dynamical treatment. The obtained equations are non-Markovian with multiplicative fluctuations and concomitant dissipative terms obeying the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. In the Markovian limit our equations reduce to the phenomenological equations proposed by Kubo and Hashitsume. The perturbative treatment on our equations lead to Landau-Lifshitz equations and to other known results in the literature. (author). 16 refs

  12. Nuclear magnetometry studies of spin dynamics in quantum Hall systems

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    Fauzi, M. H.; Watanabe, S.; Hirayama, Y.

    2014-12-01

    We performed a nuclear magnetometry study on quantum Hall ferromagnet with a bilayer total filling factor of νtot=2 . We found not only a rapid nuclear relaxation but also a sudden change in the nuclear-spin polarization distribution after a one-second interaction with a canted antiferromagnetic phase. We discuss the possibility of observing cooperative phenomena coming from nuclear-spin ensemble triggered by hyperfine interaction in quantum Hall system.

  13. Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor

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    Marti, X.; Fina, I.; Frontera, C.; Liu, Jian; Wadley, P.; Q. He; Paull, R. J.; Clarkson, J. D.; Kudrnovský, J.; Turek, I.; Kuneš, J.; Yi, D; Chu, J. -H.; Nelson, C. T.; You, L.

    2015-01-01

    The bistability of ordered spin states in ferromagnets (FMs) provides the magnetic memory functionality. Traditionally, the macroscopic moment of ordered spins in FMs is utilized to write information on magnetic media by a weak external magnetic field, and the FM stray field is used for reading. However, the latest generation of magnetic random access memories demonstrates a new efficient approach in which magnetic fields are replaced by electrical means for reading and writing. This concept ...

  14. Enhanced antiferromagnetic coupling in dual-synthetic antiferromagnet with Co2FeAl electrodes

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    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.

  15. Optimal Dense Coding and Swap Operation Between Two Coupled Electronic Spins: Effects of Nuclear Field and Spin-Orbit Interaction

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    Jiang, Li; Zhang, Guo-Feng

    2016-08-01

    The effects of nuclear field and spin-orbit interaction on dense coding and swap operation are studied in detail for both the antiferromagnetic (AFM) and ferromagnetic (FM) coupling cases. The conditions for a valid dense coding and under which swap operation is feasible are given.

  16. Probing the evolution of antiferromagnetism in multiferroics

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    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.

  17. High Resolution Far Infrared Study of Antiferromagnetic Resonance Transitions in α-Fe2O3 (hematite)

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    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.

  18. t2 g-orbital model on a honeycomb lattice: Application to the antiferromagnet SrRu 2O 6

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    Wang, Da; Wang, Wan-Sheng; Wang, Qiang-Hua

    2015-08-01

    Motivated by the recent discovery of high-temperature antiferromagnet SrRu2O6 [Hiley et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4423 (2014);, 10.1002/anie.201310110 Tian et al., arXiv:1504.03642] and its potential to be the parent of a new superconductor upon doping, we construct a minimal t2 g-orbital model on a honeycomb lattice to simulate its low-energy band structure. Local Coulomb interaction is taken into account through both random phase approximation and mean-field theory. Experimentally observed antiferromagnetic order is obtained in both approximations. In addition, our theory predicts that the magnetic moments on three t2 g-orbitals are noncollinear as a result of the strong spin-orbit coupling of Ru atoms.

  19. Ground-state and low-lying excitations of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Monte Carlo methods are used to determine the exact ground-state energy of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on two-dimensional square periodic lattices up to size 32 x 32. The extrapolated ground-state energy for infinite lattice size is -0.33459+-0.000 05. In addition, splittings between the ground state and the lowest spin-1 and -2 excitations are determined as a function of lattice size. The scaling of both the ground-state energy and the gap are in agreement with that predicted by spin-wave theory over a wide range of lattice sizes. In particular, numerical results demonstrate convincingly the lack of a gap for infinite systems, and that the gap for finite systems scales with the inverse volume of the lattice. Finally, we present results for the ground-state spin-correlation function. Our approximate results for larger lattices indicate that the staggered magnetization is 0.34+-0.01 units where the saturated value is

  20. Theoretical study of the role of charge ordering in antiferromagnetically ordered manganites

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    Panda, Saswati; Kar, J. K.; Rout, G. C.

    2016-09-01

    We address the interplay of charge and magnetic orderings in colossal magnetoresistive material manganese oxides. We propose here on-site double exchange spin-spin interaction in the presence of Heisenberg-type spin-spin interaction in localized t 2g core electrons. We consider charge-density wave (CDW) interaction in the crystal lattice as an extra mechanism in the itinerant e g band, to take into account of colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) in the system. We calculate electron Green’s functions by Zubarev’s Green’s function technique and hence calculate the charge-ordering gap and magnetic gap in the conduction band as well as core electron states. These orders are solved self-consistently for different model parameters of the system. We observe that the induced magnetic gap in the conduction band exists near the antiferromagnetic Néel temperature, which accounts for the CMR in the system. For all values of temperature, the CDW coupling lies in the range of g = 0.04 to 0.06, where the induced magnetic gap exists. The temperature-dependent specific heat exhibits anomalous jumps near charge-ordering and magnetic-ordering temperatures. The e g electron density of states exhibits a two-gap structure which explains tunneling conductance spectra measurements.