Jungwirth, T.; Marti, X.; Wadley, P.; Wunderlich, J.
2016-03-01
Antiferromagnetic materials are internally magnetic, but the direction of their ordered microscopic moments alternates between individual atomic sites. The resulting zero net magnetic moment makes magnetism in antiferromagnets externally invisible. This implies that information stored in antiferromagnetic moments would be invisible to common magnetic probes, insensitive to disturbing magnetic fields, and the antiferromagnetic element would not magnetically affect its neighbours, regardless of how densely the elements are arranged in the device. The intrinsic high frequencies of antiferromagnetic dynamics represent another property that makes antiferromagnets distinct from ferromagnets. Among the outstanding questions is how to manipulate and detect the magnetic state of an antiferromagnet efficiently. In this Review we focus on recent works that have addressed this question. The field of antiferromagnetic spintronics can also be viewed from the general perspectives of spin transport, magnetic textures and dynamics, and materials research. We briefly mention this broader context, together with an outlook of future research and applications of antiferromagnetic spintronics.
Spintronics of antiferromagnetic systems
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Spintronics of antiferromagnetics is a new field that has developed in a fascinating research topic in physics of magnetism. Antiferromagnetics, like ferromagnetic materials experience the influence of spin-polarized current, even though they show no macroscopic magnetization. The mechanism of this phenomenon is related to spin-dependent interaction between free and localized electrons-sd-exchange. Due to the peculiarities of antiferromagnetic materials (complicated magnetic structure, essential role of the exchange interactions, lack of macroscopic magnetization) spintronics of antiferromagnets appeals to new theoretical and experimental approaches. The purpose of this review is to systemize and summarize the recent progress in this field. We start with a short introduction into the structure and dynamics of antiferromagnets and proceed with discussion of different microscopic and phenomenological theories for description of current-induced phenomena in ferro-/antiferromagnetic heterostructures. We also consider the problems of the reverse influence of antiferromagnetic ordering on current, and effectiveness of the fully antiferromagnetic spin valve. In addition, we shortly review and interpret the available experimental results.
Antiferromagnets at Low Temperatures
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The low-temperature properties of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet in 2+1 space-time dimensions are analyzed within the framework of effective Lagrangians. It is shown that the magnon-magnon interaction is very weak and repulsive, manifesting itself through a term proportional to five powers of the temperature in the pressure. The structure of the low-temperature series for antiferromagnets in 2+1 dimensions is compared with the structure of the analogous series for antiferromagnets in 3+1 dimensions. The model-independent and systematic effective field theory approach clearly proves to be superior to conventional condensed matter methods such as spin-wave theory.
Antiferromagnetic spin-orbitronics
Manchon, Aurelien
2015-05-01
Antiferromagnets have long remained an intriguing and exotic state of matter, whose application has been restricted to enabling interfacial exchange bias in metallic and tunneling spin-valves [1]. Their role in the expanding field of applied spintronics has been mostly passive and the in-depth investigation of their basic properties mostly considered from a fundamental perspective.
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...
Prospect for antiferromagnetic spintronics
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Martí, Xavier; Fina, I.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2015-01-01
Roč. 51, č. 4 (2015), s. 2900104. ISSN 0018-9464 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.386, year: 2014
Antiferromagnetic crystalline topological insulators
LIU, CHAO-XING
2013-01-01
The gapless surface Dirac cone of time reversal invariant topological insulators is protected by time reversal symmetry due to the Kramers' theorem. Spin degree of freedom is usually required since Kramers' theorem only guarantees double degeneracy for spinful fermions, but not for spinless fermions. In this paper, we present an antiferromagnetic spinless model, which breaks time reversal symmetry. Similar to time reversal invariant topological insulators, this model possesses a topologically...
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.
Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet
Wadley, P.; Howells, B.; Železný, J.; Andrews, C.; Hills, V.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, V.; Olejník, K.; Maccherozzi, F.; Dhesi, S. S.; Martin, S. Y.; Wagner, T.; Wunderlich, J.; Freimuth, F.; Mokrousov, Y.; Kuneš, J.; Chauhan, J. S.; Grzybowski, M. J.; Rushforth, A. W.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Jungwirth, T.
2016-02-01
Antiferromagnets are hard to control by external magnetic fields because of the alternating directions of magnetic moments on individual atoms and the resulting zero net magnetization. However, relativistic quantum mechanics allows for generating current-induced internal fields whose sign alternates with the periodicity of the antiferromagnetic lattice. Using these fields, which couple strongly to the antiferromagnetic order, we demonstrate room-temperature electrical switching between stable configurations in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs thin-film devices by applied current with magnitudes of order 106 ampere per square centimeter. Electrical writing is combined in our solid-state memory with electrical readout and the stored magnetic state is insensitive to and produces no external magnetic field perturbations, which illustrates the unique merits of antiferromagnets for spintronics.
Spin structures in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
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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...
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)
Spin Structure Analyses of Antiferromagnets
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We have synthesized series of powder sample of incommensurate antiferromagnetic multiferroics, (Mn, Co)WO4 and Al doped Ba0.5Sr1.5Zn2Fe12O22, incommensurate antiferromagnetic multiferroics. Their spin structure was studied by using the HRPD. In addition, we have synthesized series of crystalline samples of incommensurate multiferroics, (Mn, Co)WO4 and olivines. Their spin structure was investigated using neutron diffraction under high magnetic field. As a result, we were able to draw the phase diagram of (Mn, Co)WO4 as a function of composition and temperature. We learned the how the spin structure changes with increased ionic substitution. Finally we have drawn the phase diagram of the multicritical olivine Mn2SiS4/Mn2GeS4 as a function of filed and temperature through the spin structure studies
Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet
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Wadley, P.; Howells, B.; Železný, J.; Andrews, C.; Hills, V.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, Vít; Olejník, Kamil; Maccherozzi, F.; Dhesi, S.S.; Martin, S.Y.; Wagner, T.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Freimuth, F.; Mokrousov, Y.; Kuneš, Jan; Chauhan, J.S.; Grzybowski, M.J.; Rushforth, A.W.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2016-01-01
Roč. 351, č. 6273 (2016), 587-590. ISSN 0036-8075 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 33.611, year: 2014
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....
Electric voltage generation by antiferromagnetic dynamics
Yamane, Yuta; Ieda, Jun'ichi; Sinova, Jairo
2016-05-01
We theoretically demonstrate dc and ac electric voltage generation due to spin motive forces originating from domain wall motion and magnetic resonance, respectively, in two-sublattice antiferromagnets. Our theory accounts for the canting between the sublattice magnetizations, the nonadiabatic electron spin dynamics, and the Rashba spin-orbit coupling, with the intersublattice electron dynamics treated as a perturbation. This work suggests a way to observe and explore the dynamics of antiferromagnetic textures by electrical means, an important aspect in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics, where both manipulation and detection of antiferromagnets are needed.
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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.
Synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles with tunable susceptibilities
Hu, Wei; Wilson, Robert J.; Earhart, Christopher M.; Koh, Ai Leen; Sinclair, Robert; Wang, Shan X.
2009-01-01
High-moment monodisperse disk-shaped Co–Fe magnetic nanoparticles, stable in aqueous solution, were physically fabricated by using nanoimprinted templates and vacuum deposition techniques. These multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles exhibit nearly zero magnetic remanence and coercivity, and susceptibilities which can be tuned by exploiting interlayer magnetic interactions. In addition, a low cost method of scaling up the production of sub-100 nm synthetic antiferromagnetic nano...
Local Spin Correlations in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Weihong, Zheng; Oitmaa, J.
2000-01-01
We use linked cluster series expansion methods to estimate the values of various short distance correlation functions in $S=1/2$ Heisenberg antiferromagnets at T=0, for dimension $d=1,2,3$. The method incorporates the possibility of spontaneous symmetry breaking, which is manifest in $d=2,3$. The results are important in providing a test for approximate theories of the antiferromagnetic ground state.
Electron-phonon interaction and antiferromagnetic correlations
Sangiovanni, G.; Gunnarsson, O.; Koch, E.; Castellani, C.; M. Capone
2006-01-01
We study effects of the Coulomb repulsion on the electron-phonon interaction (EPI) in a model of cuprates at zero and finite doping. We find that antiferromagnetic correlations strongly enhance EPI effects on the electron Green's function with respect to the paramagnetic correlated system, but the net effect of the Coulomb interaction is a moderate suppression of the EPI. Doping leads to additional suppression, due to reduced antiferromagnetic correlations. In contrast, the Coulomb interactio...
Constructing a magnetic handle for antiferromagnetic manganites
Glavic, Artur; Dixit, Hemant; Cooper, Valentino R.; Aczel, Adam A.
2016-04-01
An intrinsic property of antiferromagnetic materials is the compensation of the magnetic moments from the individual atoms that prohibits the direct interaction of the spin lattice with an external magnetic field. To overcome this limitation we have created artificial spin structures by heteroepitaxy between two bulk antiferromagnets SrMnO3 and NdMnO3. Here, we demonstrate that charge transfer at the interface results in the creation of thin ferromagnetic layers adjacent to A -type antiferromagnetism in thick NdMnO3 layers. A novel interference based neutron diffraction technique and polarized neutron reflectometry are used to confirm the presence of ferromagnetism in the SrMnO3 layers and to probe the relative alignment of antiferromagnetic spins induced by the coupling at the ferro- to antiferromagnet interface. A density functional theory analysis of the driving forces for the exchange reveals strong ferromagnetic interfacial coupling through quantifiable short range charge transfer. These results confirm a layer-by-layer control of magnetic arrangements that constitutes a promising step on a path towards isothermal magnetic control of antiferromagnetic arrangements as would be necessary in spin-based heterostructures like multiferroic devices.
Antiferromagnetic fractons in percolating magnets
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We report the observations of the dynamical structure factors S(q,ω) for antiffero-magnetic fractons in diluted three-dimensional (3d) and two-dimensional (2d) Heisenberg systems, RbMn0.4Mg0.6F3 and Rb2Mn0.598Mg0.402F4, with a magnetic concentration close to the percolation concentration, which were obtained by means of high-resolution (ΔE=17.5 μeV) inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The peak intensity A(q) and the dispersion relation E(q) show the clear scaling laws following to A(q) ∝ q-y with y=2.9±0.1 and E(q) ∝ qz with z=2.5±0.1 for the 3d system, and y=2.9±0.2 and z=1.8±0.2 for the 2d system. The validity of the single-length-scaling postulate (SLSP) for S(q,ω) are demonstrated, for the first time. In addition, we show that the spectral dimension of antiferromagnetic fractons is unity independent of the embedding Euclidean dimension of the systems. These values are consistent with the theoretical predictions. (author)
Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor
Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W.; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di
2016-04-01
In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field-effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. Our findings open up the exciting possibility of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale.
Spinon dynamics in quantum integrable antiferromagnets
Vlijm, R.; Caux, J.-S.
2016-05-01
The excitations of the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin chain in zero field are known as spinons. As pairwise-created fractionalized excitations, spinons are important in the understanding of inelastic neutron scattering experiments in (quasi-)one-dimensional materials. In the present paper, we consider the real space-time dynamics of spinons originating from a local spin flip on the antiferromagnetic ground state of the (an)isotropic Heisenberg spin-1/2 model and the Babujan-Takhtajan spin-1 model. By utilizing algebraic Bethe ansatz methods at finite system size to compute the expectation value of the local magnetization and spin-spin correlations, spinons are visualized as propagating domain walls in the antiferromagnetic spin ordering with anisotropy dependent behavior. The spin-spin correlation after the spin flip displays a light cone, satisfying the Lieb-Robinson bound for the propagation of correlations at the spinon velocity.
Antiferromagnets Structure in Adsorbed O2 Monolayers
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Nielsen, Mourits; McTague, J. P.
1977-01-01
Neutron diffraction from monolayers of O2 adsorbed on graphite shows structural arrangements similar to the dense planes of bulk O2. At monolayer completion and above, a magnetic superlattice reflection shows well-developed antiferromagnetic order for T ⩽ 10 K. The submonolayer phase also shows...
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 fo...
Antiferromagnetic resonance in GdVO4
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Microwave spectroscopy is used to study gadolinium orthovanadate in the antiferromagnetic phase, from 2.2 to 1.4 K. AFMR data at 9.4 and 34.8 GHz are analyzed and the temperature dependence for the anisotropy constant is obtained. (author)
Dimensional Reduction in Quantum Dipolar Antiferromagnets
Babkevich, P.; Jeong, M.; Matsumoto, Y.; Kovacevic, I.; Finco, A.; Toft-Petersen, R.; Ritter, C.; Mânsson, M.; Nakatsuji, S.; Rønnow, H. M.
2016-05-01
We report ac susceptibility, specific heat, and neutron scattering measurements on a dipolar-coupled antiferromagnet LiYbF4 . For the thermal transition, the order-parameter critical exponent is found to be 0.20(1) and the specific-heat critical exponent -0.25 (1 ) . The exponents agree with the 2D X Y /h4 universality class despite the lack of apparent two-dimensionality in the structure. The order-parameter exponent for the quantum phase transitions is found to be 0.35(1) corresponding to (2 +1 )D . These results are in line with those found for LiErF4 which has the same crystal structure, but largely different TN, crystal field environment and hyperfine interactions. Our results therefore experimentally establish that the dimensional reduction is universal to quantum dipolar antiferromagnets on a distorted diamond lattice.
Triangular Ising antiferromagnets with quenched nonmagnetic impurities.
Tang, Huai-Lei; Zhu, Yi; Yang, Guo-Hong; Jiang, Ying
2010-05-01
In a random spin system, the cooperation of randomness and frustration will lead to a spin-glass phase. However, in geometrically frustrated spin systems, quenched nonmagnetic impurities lift frustration locally. This makes randomness and frustration in these systems as competitors rather than cooperators. By mapping the dilute triangular Ising antiferromagnetic system to elastic array of noncrossing strings, we find that the nonmagnetic impurities in the spin system play roles of pinning centers in the string system. Calculation shows that in the ground state of this system, the spin-glass correlation is power-law decayed, quite different from the standard behavior of spin glass in which spin-glass correlation between two spins at infinite distance tends to a finite value. This indicates that triangular Ising antiferromagnets with quenched nonmagnetic impurities cannot be a spin glass. Instead, in the ground states, they present properties of vortex glass. PMID:20866185
Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the Husimi lattice
Liao, H. J.; Xie, Z. Y.; Chen, J.; Han, X. J.; Xie, H. D.; Normand, B.; Xiang, T.
2016-02-01
We perform a systematic study of the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the Husimi lattice using numerical tensor-network methods based on projected entangled simplex states. The nature of the ground state varies strongly with the spin quantum number S . For S =1/2 , it is an algebraic (gapless) quantum spin liquid. For S =1 , it is a gapped, nonmagnetic state with spontaneous breaking of triangle symmetry (a trimerized simplex-solid state). For S =2 , it is a simplex-solid state with a spin gap and no symmetry breaking; both integer-spin simplex-solid states are characterized by specific degeneracies in the entanglement spectrum. For S =3/2 , and indeed for all spin values S ≥5/2 , the ground states have 120∘ antiferromagnetic order. In a finite magnetic field, we find that, irrespective of the value of S , there is always a plateau in the magnetization at m =1/3 .
Diffusive magnonic spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulators
Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.
2016-02-01
It has been shown recently that a layer of the antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) NiO can be used to transport spin current between a ferromagnet (FM) and a nonmagnetic metal (NM). In the experiments one uses the microwave-driven ferromagnetic resonance in a FM layer to produce a spin pumped spin current that flows through an AFI layer and reaches a NM layer where it is converted into a charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. Here we present a theory for the spin transport in an AFI that relies on the spin current carried by the diffusion of thermal antiferromagnetic magnons. The theory explains quite well the measured dependence of the voltage in the NM layer on the thickness of the NiO layer.
Antiferromagnetic Stabilization in Ti8O12
Yu, Xiaohu; Qian, Guangrui; Popov, Ivan A; Boldyrev, Alexander I
2015-01-01
Using the evolutionary algorithm USPEX and DFT+U calculations, we predicted a high-symmetry geometric structure of bare Ti8O12 cluster composed of 8 Ti atoms forming a cube, which O atoms are at midpoints of all of its edges, in excellent agreement with experimental results. Using Natural Bond Orbital analysis, Adaptive Natural Density Partitioning algorithm, electron localization function and partial charge plots, we find the origin of the particular stability of bare Ti8O12 cluster: unique chemical bonding where eight electrons of Ti atoms interacting with each other in antiferromagnetic fashion to lower the total energy of the system. The bare Ti8O12 is thus an unusual molecule stabilized by d-orbital antiferromagnetic coupling.
Terahertz Antiferromagnetic Spin Hall Nano-Oscillator
Cheng, Ran; Xiao, Di; Brataas, Arne
2016-05-01
We consider the current-induced dynamics of insulating antiferromagnets in a spin Hall geometry. Sufficiently large in-plane currents perpendicular to the Néel order trigger spontaneous oscillations at frequencies between the acoustic and the optical eigenmodes. The direction of the driving current determines the chirality of the excitation. When the current exceeds a threshold, the combined effect of spin pumping and current-induced torques introduces a dynamic feedback that sustains steady-state oscillations with amplitudes controllable via the applied current. The ac voltage output is calculated numerically as a function of the dc current input for different feedback strengths. Our findings open a route towards terahertz antiferromagnetic spin-torque oscillators.
Emergence of antiferromagnetic ordering in Mn clusters
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First-principles density-functional-theory investigations of small Mnn (n=2-7,13) clusters reveal a competition between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic ordering of atomic magnetic moments. For smaller sizes (n≤6), this competition results in a near degeneracy between the two types of orderings, whereas AF arrangements are clearly favored for larger clusters. The calculations thus predict a size-dependent transition in the magnetic ordering of Mn clusters
Transformation of spin current by antiferromagnetic insulators
Khymyn, Roman; Lisenkov, Ivan; Tiberkevich, Vasil S.; Slavin, Andrei N.; Ivanov, Boris A.
2015-01-01
It is demonstrated theoretically that a thin layer of an anisotropic antiferromagnetic (AFM) insulator can effectively conduct spin current by excitation of a pair of evanescent AFM spin wave modes. The spin current flowing through the AFM is not conserved due to the interaction between the excited AFM modes and the AFM lattice, and, depending on the excitation conditions, can be either attenuated or enhanced. When the phase difference between the excited evanescent modes is close to $\\pi/2$,...
Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor
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Martí, Xavier; Fina, I.; Frontera, C.; Liu, J.; Wadley, P.; He, P.; Paull, R.J.; Clarkson, J.D.; Kudrnovský, Josef; Turek, Ilja; Kuneš, Jan; Yi, D.; Chu, J.-H.; Nelson, C.T.; You, L.; Arenholz, E.; Salahuddin, S.; Fontcuberta, J.; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Ramesh, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 13, č. 4 (2014), s. 367-374. ISSN 1476-1122 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/11/1228 Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066; AV ČR(CZ) Premium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:68081723 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * memories Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 36.503, year: 2014
Ordered Phase in the Fermionized Heisenberg Antiferromagnet
Azakov, S.; Dilaver, M.; Oztas, A. M.
1999-01-01
Thermal properties of the ordered phase of the spin 1/2 isotropic Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a d-dimensional hypercubical lattice are studied within the fermionic representation when the constraint of single occupancy condition is taken into account by the method suggested by Popov and Fedotov. Using saddle point approximation in path integral approach we discuss not only the leading order but also the fluctuations around the saddle point at one-loop level. The influence of taking into acc...
Phase separation of holes in antiferromagnets
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It is shown that dilute holes in an antiferromagnet are unstable against phase separation into a hole-rich phase and a no-hole phase. When the spin exchange interaction J exceeds a critical value Jc, one phase consists of all holes, the other all electrons. The argument is presented in detail for the t--J model but evidence of phase separation in other models is mentioned. 11 refs
Tricritical behavior of the frustrated XY antiferromagnet
Plumer, M. L.; Mailhot, A.; Caillé, A.
1994-01-01
Extensive histogram Monte-Carlo simulations of the XY antiferromagnet on a stacked triangular lattice reveal exponent estimates which strongly favor a scenario of mean-field tricritical behavior for the spin-order transition. The corresponding chiral-order transition occurs at the same temperature but appears to be decoupled from the spin-order. These results are relevant to a wide class of frustrated systems with planar-type order and serve to resolve a long-standing controversy regarding th...
Dynamic rotor mode in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Lefmann, K.; Jacobsen, H.; Garde, J; Hedegard, P.; Wischnewski, Andreas; Ancona, S.N.; Jacobsen, H. S.; Bahl, C R H; Theil Kuhn, L.
2015-01-01
We present experimental, numerical, and theoretical evidence for an unusual mode of antiferromagnetic dynamics in nanoparticles. Elastic neutron scattering experiments on 8-nm particles of hematite display a loss of diffraction intensity with temperature, the intensity vanishing around 150 K. However, the signal from inelastic neutron scattering remains above that temperature, indicating a magnetic system in constant motion. In addition, the precession frequency of the inelastic magnetic sign...
Ferromagnetic response of a ``high-temperature'' quantum antiferromagnet
Wang, Xin
2014-03-01
We study the antiferromagnetic phase of the ionic Hubbard model at finite temperature using dynamical mean-field theory. We find that the ionic potential plays a dual role in determining the antiferromagnetic order. A small ionic potential (compared to the Hubbard repulsion) increases the super-exchange coupling, thereby implying an increase of the Neel temperature of the system, which should facilitate observation of antiferromagnetic ordering experimentally. On the other hand, for large ionic potential, the antiferromagnetic ordering is killed and the system becomes a charge density wave with electron occupancies alternating between 0 and 2. This novel way of degrading antiferromagnetism leads to spin polarization of the low energy single particle density of states. The dynamic response of the system thus mimics ferromagnetic behavior, although the system is still an antiferromagnet in terms of the static spin order. Work done in collaboration with Rajdeep Sensarma and Sankar Das Sarma, and supported by NSF-JQI-PFC, AFOSR MURI, and ARO MURI.
Room temperature write-read operations in antiferromagnetic memory
Moriyama, Takahiro; Matsuzaki, Noriko; Kim, Kab-Jin; Suzuki, Ippei; Taniyama, Tomoyasu; Ono, Teruo
2015-01-01
B2-ordered FeRh has been known to exhibit antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic (AF-F) phase transitions in the vicinity of room temperature. Manipulation of the N\\'eel order via AF-F phase transition and recent experimental observation of the anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic FeRh has proven that FeRh is a promising candidate for antiferromagnetic memory material. In this work, we demonstrate sequential write and read operations in antiferromagnetic memory resistors made of B2-ord...
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V.V. Kulish
2015-06-01
Full Text Available The paper investigates the antiferromagnetic vector distribution in an antiferromagnetic film with a system of antidots. A static distribution of the antiferromagnetic vector is written and a method – based on the minimization of the antiferromagnet energy – that allows reducing the number of boundary conditions required for finding the constants of this distribution is proposed. Equations for the distribution constants are obtained for the both cases of minimizing the antiferromagnet energy by one and by two distribution constants that enter the expression for the antiferromagnet energy. The method is illustrated on a system of one isolated antidot. For such system, one additional condition – for the case when two boundary conditions on the surface of the antidot are given – and two additional conditions – for the case when one boundary condition on the surface of the antidot is given – on the distribution constants are written.
Gu, Bo; Su, Gang; Gao, Song
2006-04-01
The magnetization process, the susceptibility, and the specific heat of the spin- 1/2 antiferromagnet (AF)-AF-ferromagnet (F) and F-F-AF trimerized quantum Heisenberg chains have been investigated by means of the transfer matrix renormalization group (TMRG) technique as well as the modified spin-wave (MSW) theory. A magnetization plateau at m=1/6 for both trimerized chains is observed at low temperature. The susceptibility and the specific heat show various behaviors for different ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions and in different magnetic fields. The TMRG results of susceptibility and the specific heat can be nicely fitted by a linear superposition of double two-level systems, where two fitting equations are proposed. Three branch excitations, one gapless excitation and two gapful excitations, for both systems are found within the MSW theory. It is observed that the MSW theory captures the main characteristics of the thermodynamic behaviors at low temperatures. The TMRG results are also compared with the possible experimental data.
Classical and quantum anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnets
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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.
Switching of antiferromagnetic chains with magnetic pulses
Tao, Kun; Polyakov, Oleg P.; Stepanyuk, Valeri S.
2016-04-01
Recent experimental studies have demonstrated the possibility of information storage in short antiferromagnetic chains on an insulator substrate [S. Loth et al., Science 335, 196 (2012), 10.1126/science.1214131]. Here, using the density functional theory and atomistic spin dynamics simulations, we show that a local magnetic control of such chains with a magnetic tip and magnetic pulses can be used for fast switching of their magnetization. Furthermore, by changing the position of the tip one can engineer the magnetization dynamics of the chains.
Small antiferromagnetic spin systems-Sublattice Hamiltonians
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A few examples of four-spin Heisenberg systems with dominant antiferromagnetic couplings are considered. All systems can be described by the so-called sublattice Hamiltonian H=SA.SB or its modifications, where SX is the total spin of a sublattice X=A, B. In such a case (eigen)energies are simple functions of the total spin number S, total spins of sublattices SA, SB, and the Hamiltonian parameters (ratios of exchange integrals). Moreover, eigenstates are strictly determined by a coupling scheme assumed and the appropriate Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. In this sense the systems considered are classical ones.
Antiferromagnetic topological insulators in cold atomic gases
Essin, Andrew M.; Gurarie, Victor
2011-01-01
We propose a spin-dependent optical lattice potential that realizes a three-dimensional antiferromagnetic topological insulator in a gas of cold, two-state fermions such as alkaline earths, as well as a model that describes the tight-binding limit of this potential. We discuss the physically observable responses of the gas that can verify the presence of this phase. We also point out how this model can be used to obtain two-dimensional flat bands with nonzero Chern number.
Antiferromagnetic noise correlations in optical lattices
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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...
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...... the calculated ground state properties into agreement with experiment. The magnetisation is studied as function of volume in several models, and it is shown that a Stoner picture provides an extremely accurate description of the full calculation provided the sp-d hybridisation is taken into account. It is found...
Lattice distortion in disordered antiferromagnetic XY models
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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.
Anisotropic magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic semiconductor
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Fina, I.; Martí, Xavier; Yi, D.; Liu, J.; Chu, J.-H.; Rayan-Serrao, C.; Suresha, S.; Shick, Alexander; Železný, Jakub; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Fontcuberta, J.; Ramesh, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 5, SEP (2014), "4671-1"-"4671-7". ISSN 2041-1723 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G; GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330 Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066; AV ČR(CZ) Premium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : antiferromagnets * semiconductors * spintronic s Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 11.470, year: 2014
Edge states in Open Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chains
Qin, Shaojin; Ng, Tai-Kai; Su, Zhao-Bin
1995-01-01
In this letter we report our results in investigating edge effects of open antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with spin magnitudes $S=1/2, 1,3/2,2$ using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method initiated by White. For integer spin chains, we find that edge states with spin magnitude $S_{edge}=S/2$ exist, in agreement with Valence-Bond-Solid model picture. For half-integer spin chains, we find that no edge states exist for $S=1/2$ spin chain, but edge state exists in $S=3/...
Quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets: a survey of the activity in Firenze
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Over the years the research group in Firenze has produced a number of theoretical results concerning the statistical mechanics of quantum antiferromagnetic models, which range from the theory of two-magnon Raman scattering to the characterization of the phase transitions in quantum low-dimensional antiferromagnetic models. Our research activity was steadily aimed to the understanding of experimental observations
Enhanced antiferromagnetic coupling in dual-synthetic antiferromagnet with Co2FeAl electrodes
Zhang, D. L.; Xu, X. G.; Wu, Y.; Li, X. Q.; Miao, J.; Jiang, Y.
2012-05-01
We study dual-synthetic antiferromagnets (DSyAFs) using Co2FeAl (CFA) Heusler electrodes with a stack structure of Ta/CFA/Ru/CFA/Ru/CFA/Ta. When the thicknesses of the two Ru layers are 0.45 nm, 0.65 nm or 0.45 nm, 1.00 nm, the CFA-based DSyAF has a strong antiferromagnetic coupling between adjacent CFA layers at room temperature with a saturation magnetic field of ∼11,000 Oe, a saturation magnetization of ∼710 emu/cm3 and a coercivity of ∼2.0 Oe. Moreover, the DSyAF has a good thermal stability up to 400 °C, at which CFA films show B2-ordered structure. Therefore, the CFA-based DSyAFs are favorable for applications in future spintronic devices.
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.
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...
Ising antiferromagnet on the Archimedean lattices
Yu, Unjong
2015-06-01
Geometric frustration effects were studied systematically with the Ising antiferromagnet on the 11 Archimedean lattices using the Monte Carlo methods. The Wang-Landau algorithm for static properties (specific heat and residual entropy) and the Metropolis algorithm for a freezing order parameter were adopted. The exact residual entropy was also found. Based on the degree of frustration and dynamic properties, ground states of them were determined. The Shastry-Sutherland lattice and the trellis lattice are weakly frustrated and have two- and one-dimensional long-range-ordered ground states, respectively. The bounce, maple-leaf, and star lattices have the spin ice phase. The spin liquid phase appears in the triangular and kagome lattices.
Quantum Phase Transitions in Antiferromagnets and Superfluids
Sachdev, Subir
2000-03-01
A general introduction to the non-zero temperature dynamic and transport properties of low-dimensional systems near a quantum phase transition shall be presented. Basic results will be reviewed in the context of experiments on the spin-ladder compounds. Recent large N computations (M. Vojta and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83), 3916 (1999) on an extended t-J model motivate a global scenario of the quantum phases and transitions in the high temperature superconductors, and connections will be made to numerous experiments. A universal theory (S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain, and M. Vojta, Science, in press M. Vojta, C. Buragohain, and S. Sachdev, cond- mat/9912020) of quantum impurities in spin-gap antiferromagnets near a magnetic ordering transition will be compared quantitatively to experiments on Zn doped Y Ba2 Cu3 O7 (Fong et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1939 (1999)
Anomalous Magnetothermopower in a Metallic Frustrated Antiferromagnet
Arsenijević, Stevan; Ok, Jong Mok; Robinson, Peter; Ghannadzadeh, Saman; Katsnelson, Mikhail I.; Kim, Jun Sung; Hussey, Nigel E.
2016-02-01
We report the temperature T and magnetic field H dependence of the thermopower S of an itinerant triangular antiferromagnet PdCrO2 in high magnetic fields up to 32 T. In the paramagnetic phase, the zero-field thermopower is positive with a value typical of good metals with a high carrier density. In marked contrast to typical metals, however, S decreases rapidly with increasing magnetic field, approaching zero at the maximum field scale for T >70 K . We argue here that this profound change in the thermoelectric response derives from the strong interaction of the 4 d correlated electrons of the Pd ions with the short-range spin correlations of the Cr3 + spins that persist beyond the Néel ordering temperature due to the combined effects of geometrical frustration and low dimensionality.
Bose-Einstein condensation in antiferromagnets at low temperatures
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The Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) was predicted by Einstein in 1925 and this effect is characterized by the formation of a collective quantum state, when macroscopic number of particles is governed by a single wave function. The BEC of magnons was discovered experimentally in superfluid phase of 3He. In the present work we report our progress on the BEC of magnons investigations in solid antiferromagnets at low temperatures by magnetic resonance methods. The duration of the FID signal in two samples of easy-plane antiferromagnets CsMnF3 has been studied. Obtained data confirm the formation of magnon BEC in antiferromagnet CsMnF3
Electron spin resonance study of NiO antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
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The electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra of antiferromagnetic nanoparticle NiO specimens have been investigated as a function of temperature at x-band (microwave) frequencies. Below the nominal Neel temperature, the x-band resonances arising from the bulk antiferromagnets, including NiO particles with diameters greater than 100 A, all vanish due to the emergence of large molecular exchange fields. The ESR resonance signals of 60 A antiferromagnetic nanoparticles, however, persist to the lowest temperatures. These nanoparticle resonance lines shift to lower fields rapidly as the temperature is decreased, while the lineshapes broaden and distort
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
Space-Time Parity Violation and Magnetoelectric Interactions in Antiferromagnets
Kadomtseva, A.M.; Zvezdin, A. K.; Popov, Yu. F.; Pyatakov, A. P.; Vorob'ev, G. P.
2004-01-01
The properties of antiferromagnetic materials with violated space-time parity are considered. Particular attention is given to the bismuth ferrite BiFeO3 ferroelectric magnet. This material is distinguished from other antiferromagnets in that the inversion center is absent in its crystal and magnetic structures. This circumstance gives rise to the diversified and unusual properties, namely, to the appearance of a spatially modulated spin structure and to the unique possibility of the linear m...
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.
Nonlinear Absorption of Radio Waves in a Noncollinear Antiferromagnet
Tikhonov, Aleksey M.; Pavlov, Nikolay G.
2015-01-01
The nonlinear absorption of radio waves (200 - 800 MHz) in a noncollinear cubic antiferromagnet Mn3Al2Ge3O12 in an external magnetic field H || [001] has been studied in the temperature range of 1.2 - 4.2 K. We attribute the observed dissipation of the electromagnetic energy to the parametric excitation of inhomogeneous surface waves at the boundaries of antiferromagnetic domains.
Room-temperature antiferromagnetic memory resistor
Marti, X.; Fina, I.; Frontera, C.; Liu, Jian; Wadley, P.; He, Q.; Paull, R. J.; Clarkson, J. D.; Kudrnovský, J.; Turek, I.; Kuneš, J.; Yi, D.; Chu, J.-H.; Nelson, C. T.; You, L.; Arenholz, E.; Salahuddin, S.; Fontcuberta, J.; Jungwirth, T.; Ramesh, R.
2014-04-01
The bistability of ordered spin states in ferromagnets provides the basis for magnetic memory functionality. The latest generation of magnetic random access memories rely on an efficient approach in which magnetic fields are replaced by electrical means for writing and reading the information in ferromagnets. This concept may eventually reduce the sensitivity of ferromagnets to magnetic field perturbations to being a weakness for data retention and the ferromagnetic stray fields to an obstacle for high-density memory integration. Here we report a room-temperature bistable antiferromagnetic (AFM) memory that produces negligible stray fields and is insensitive to strong magnetic fields. We use a resistor made of a FeRh AFM, which orders ferromagnetically roughly 100 K above room temperature, and therefore allows us to set different collective directions for the Fe moments by applied magnetic field. On cooling to room temperature, AFM order sets in with the direction of the AFM moments predetermined by the field and moment direction in the high-temperature ferromagnetic state. For electrical reading, we use an AFM analogue of the anisotropic magnetoresistance. Our microscopic theory modelling confirms that this archetypical spintronic effect, discovered more than 150 years ago in ferromagnets, is also present in AFMs. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of fabricating room-temperature spintronic memories with AFMs, which in turn expands the base of available magnetic materials for devices with properties that cannot be achieved with ferromagnets.
Cumulant approach to weakly doped antiferromagnets
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We present an approach to static and dynamical properties of holes and spins in weakly doped antiferromagnets in two dimensions. The calculations are based on a recently introduced cumulant approach to ground endash state properties of correlated electronic systems. The present method allows us to evaluate hole and spin-wave dispersion relations by considering hole or spin excitations of the ground state. Usually, these dispersions are found from time-dependent correlation functions. To demonstrate the ability of the approach we first derive the dispersion relation for the lowest single hole excitation at half-filling. However, the main purpose of this paper is to focus on the mutual influence of mobile holes and spin waves in the weakly doped system. It is shown that low-energy spin excitations strongly admix to the ground state. The coupling of spin waves and holes leads to a strong suppression of the staggered magnetization which cannot be explained by a simple rigid-band picture for the hole quasiparticles. Also the experimentally observed doping dependence of the spin-wave excitation energies can be understood within our formalism. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society
Antiferromagnetic semiconductor LiMnAs
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Novak, Vit; Jungwirth, Tomas; Cukr, Miroslav [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Svoboda, Stepan [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha (Czech Republic); Soban, Zbynek [Institute of Physics AS CR, Cukrovarnicka 10, Praha (Czech Republic); Czech Technical University, Technicka 2, Praha (Czech Republic); Marti, Xavier; Holy, Vaclav; Horodyska, Petra; Nemec, Petr [Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, Praha (Czech Republic)
2011-07-01
LiMnAs belongs to the theoretically predicted class of I-Mn-V semiconductors with the antiferromagnetic ordering of Mn atoms. We report its first successful preparation in form of a thin film by molecular beam epitaxy. Structural properties of the material were examined in-situ by RHEED, and ex-situ by XPS and XRD, confirming the tetragonal crystal structure with its [100] direction oriented along the [110] direction of the InAs substrate. Transparency of LiMnAs in the spectral range of 870 to 1400 nm confirms the existence of an optical gap and indicates the band-gap energy above 1.4 eV. Magnetic properties measured by SQUID magnetometry show nearly compensated net magnetic moment in temperatures up to 400 K and magnetic fields up to 7 T, in a clear contrast to the ferromagnetic character of MnAs or to the paramagnetic behavior of the same amount of uncoupled Mn atoms.
Antiferromagnetic Skyrmion: Stability, Creation and Manipulation
Zhang, Xichao; Zhou, Yan; Ezawa, Motohiko
2016-04-01
Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like topological excitations in ferromagnets, which have the topo-logical number Q = ± 1, and hence show the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) due to the Magnus force effect originating from the topology. Here, we propose the counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) system, that is, the AFM skyrmion, which is topologically protected but without showing the SkHE. Two approaches for creating the AFM skyrmion have been described based on micromagnetic lattice simulations: (i) by injecting a vertical spin-polarized current to a nanodisk with the AFM ground state; (ii) by converting an AFM domain-wall pair in a nanowire junction. It is demonstrated that the AFM skyrmion, driven by the spin-polarized current, can move straightly over long distance, benefiting from the absence of the SkHE. Our results will open a new strategy on designing the novel spintronic devices based on AFM materials.
Universal Exchange-Driven Phonon Splitting in Antiferromagnets
Kant, Ch.; Schmidt, M.; Wang, Zhe; Mayr, F.; Tsurkan, V.; Deisenhofer, J.; Loidl, A.
2012-04-01
We report a linear dependence of the phonon splitting Δω on the nondominant exchange coupling constant Jnd in the antiferromagnetic transition-metal monoxides MnO, FeO, CoO, NiO, and in the frustrated antiferromagnetic oxide spinels CdCr2O4, MgCr2O4, and ZnCr2O4. It directly confirms the theoretical prediction of an exchange-induced splitting of the zone-center optical phonon for the monoxides and explains the magnitude and the change of sign of the phonon splitting on changing the sign of the nondominant exchange also in the frustrated oxide spinels. The experimentally found linear relation ℏΔω=βJndS2 with slope β=3.7 describes the splitting for both systems and agrees with the observations in the antiferromagnets KCoF3 and KNiF3 with perovskite structure and negligible next-nearest neighbor coupling. The common behavior found for very different classes of cubic antiferromagnets suggests a universal dependence of the exchange-induced phonon splitting at the antiferromagnetic transition on the nondominant exchange coupling.
Quantum critical behavior in a two-layer antiferromagnet
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We analyze quantum Monte Carlo data in the vicinity of the quantum transition between a Neel state and a quantum paramagnet in a two-layer, square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet. The real-space correlation function and the universal amplitude ratio of the structure factor and the dynamic susceptibility show clear evidence of quantum critical behavior at low temperatures. The numerical results are in good quantitative agreement with 1/N calculations for the O(N) nonlinear σ model. A discrepancy, reported earlier, between the critical properties of the antiferromagnet and the σ model is resolved. We also discuss the values of prefactors of the dynamic susceptibility and the structure factor in a single-layer antiferromagnet at low T
Antiferromagnetic coupling across silicon regulated by tunneling currents
Gareev, Rashid; Schmid, Maximilian; Vancea, Johann; Back, Christian; Schreiber, Reinert; Buergler, Daniel; Stromberg, Frank; Wende, Heiko
2012-02-01
We present the room temperature enhancement of antiferromagnetic coupling in epitaxial Fe(3 nm)/Si(2.4 nm)/Fe(3 nm) structures by voltage-driven spin-polarized tunneling currents. Using the ballistic electron magnetic microscopy we established that the saturation field for the collector current corresponding to parallel alignment of magnetizations rises up with the tunneling current, thus demonstrating stabilization of the antiparallel alignment and increase of antiferromagnetic coupling. We connect the enhancement of antiferromagnetic coupling with local dynamic spin torques mediated by spin-polarized tunneling electrons. Finally, in the antiparallel state the spin-polarized majority (minority) electrons exert dynamic torques in the bottom (upper) iron layer and, thus, additionally stabilize magnetization alignment.
Vertex functions at finite momentum: Application to antiferromagnetic quantum criticality
Wölfle, Peter; Abrahams, Elihu
2016-02-01
We analyze the three-point vertex function that describes the coupling of fermionic particle-hole pairs in a metal to spin or charge fluctuations at nonzero momentum. We consider Ward identities, which connect two-particle vertex functions to the self-energy, in the framework of a Hubbard model. These are derived using conservation laws following from local symmetries. The generators considered are the spin density and particle density. It is shown that at certain antiferromagnetic critical points, where the quasiparticle effective mass is diverging, the vertex function describing the coupling of particle-hole pairs to the spin density Fourier component at the antiferromagnetic wave vector is also divergent. Then we give an explicit calculation of the irreducible vertex function for the case of three-dimensional antiferromagnetic fluctuations, and show that it is proportional to the diverging quasiparticle effective mass.
Functional renormalization for antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the Hubbard model
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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.
Experimental and theoretical studies of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials
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Mørup, Steen; Madsen, Daniel Esmarch; Frandsen, Cathrine;
2007-01-01
nanoparticles, but it depends crucially on the size of the uncompensated moment. Excitation of the uniform mode results in a so-called thermoinduced moment, because the two sublattices are not strictly antiparallel when this mode is excited. The magnetic dipole interaction between antiferromagnetic......The magnetic properties of nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic materials are reviewed. The magnetic structure is often similar to the bulk structure, but there are several examples of size-dependent magnetic structures. Owing to the small magnetic moments of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles, the...... commonly used analysis of magnetization curves above the superparamagnetic blocking temperature may give erroneous results, because the distribution in magnetic moments and the magnetic anisotropy are not taken into account. We discuss how the magnetic dynamics can be studied by use of magnetization...
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
Bond-Dilution-Induced Quantum Phase Transitions in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets
Yasuda, Chitoshi; Todo, Synge; Takayama, Hajime
2006-01-01
Bond-dilution effects on the ground state of the square-lattice antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, consisting of coupled bond-alternating chains, are investigated by means of the quantum Monte Carlo simulation. It is found that, when the ground state of the non-diluted system is a non-magnetic state with a finite spin gap, a sufficiently weak bond dilution induces a disordered state with a mid gap in the original spin gap, and under a further stronger bond dilution an antiferromagnetic long-...
On the interpretation of magnetization data for antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
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Madsen, Daniel Esmarch; Mørup, Steen; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt
2006-01-01
We have investigated the influence of anisotropy on the magnetization curves of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles. We show that if such curves are analyzed in a conventional way, i.e. using a Langevin function in combination with a linear term, this usually results in good quality fits, but with an...... apparent temperature dependence of parameters such as the magnetic moment per particle and the antiferromagnetic susceptibility. In order to avoid the problems associated with anisotropy as well as volume/moment distributions we propose that the initial susceptibility is used when analyzing the temperature...... dependence of the magnetic moment....
Estimation of particle magnetic moment distribution for antiferromagnetic ferrihydrite nanoparticles
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Magnetization as a function of applied magnetic field at different temperatures for antiferromagnetic nanoparticles of ferrihydrite is measured and analyzed considering a distribution in particle magnetic moment. We find that the magnetization of this nanoparticle system is affected by the presence of particle magnetic moment distribution. This particle magnetic moment distribution is estimated at different temperatures. - Highlights: • Magnetic behavior of a nanoparticle system is affected by the presence of particle magnetic moment distribution. • One can not get correct and physically meaningful fit parameters if the particle magnetic moment distribution is ignored. • This particle magnetic moment distribution using the magnetization data is estimated for 2 nm antiferromagnetic ferrihydrite particles
Spin waves in antiferromagnetic FeF2
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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...
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
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Two new transuranium metal boron carbides, NpBC and PuBC, have been synthesized. Rietveld refinements of powder XRD patterns of (Np,Pu)BC confirmed in both cases isotypism with the structure type of UBC. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal antiferromagnetic ordering for PuBC below TN = 44 K, whereas ferromagnetic ordering was found for NpBC below TC = 61 K. Heat capacity measurements prove the bulk character of the observed magnetic transition for both compounds. The total energy electronic band structure calculations support formation of the ferromagnetic ground state for NpBC and the antiferromagnetic ground state for PuBC
Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet
Morr, Dirk K.; Chubukov, Andrey V.; Kampf, Arno P.; Blumberg, G.
1995-01-01
Two--magnon Raman scattering is a useful tool to verify recent suggestions concerning the value of the interplanar exchange constant in antiferromagnetic two--layer systems, such as $YBa_2Cu_3O_{6+x}$. We present a theory for Raman scattering in a two--layer antiferromagnet. We study the spectra for the electronic and magnetic excitations across the charge transfer gap within the one--band Hubbard model and derive the matrix elements for the Raman scattering cross section in a diagrammatic fo...
Thermal Generation of Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet.
Seki, S; Ideue, T; Kubota, M; Kozuka, Y; Takagi, R; Nakamura, M; Kaneko, Y; Kawasaki, M; Tokura, Y
2015-12-31
The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect has been investigated for a uniaxial antiferromagnetic insulator Cr(2)O(3), characterized by a spin-flop transition under magnetic field along the c axis. We have found that a temperature gradient applied normal to the Cr(2)O(3)/Pt interface induces inverse spin Hall voltage of spin-current origin in Pt, whose magnitude turns out to be always proportional to magnetization in Cr(2)O(3). The possible contribution of the anomalous Nernst effect is confirmed to be negligibly small. The above results establish that an antiferromagnetic spin wave can be an effective carrier of spin current. PMID:26765011
Phase transitions in n=4 type II antiferromagnets
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The Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson (LGW) Hamiltonian associated with n=4 type II fcc antiferromagnets is discussed. It is shown that the model is expected to exhibit a first order transition in d=3 dimensions. Recent experimental results on CeS, CeSe and CeTe are discussed. (author)
Upper critical fields of superconductor-antiferromagnet superlattices
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Nucleation of the superconducting phase in proximity coupled superconductor-antiferromagnetic (SC/AF) multilayers is studied theoretically. Assuming that both superconducting and antiferromagnetic metals are dirty the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, and upper critical fields, Hc2parallel(T) and Hc2perpendicular(T), as functions from the system parameters have been calculated. Comparison of the results for the SC/AF structures and for the SC/ferromagnetic multilayers shows that the values of the Tc, Hc2parallel(T) and Hc2perpendicular(T) are more sensitive to the ferromagnetic exchange field than to the antiferromagnetic one. The main difference in the values of the critical fields is obtained for the structures formed by thin superconducting layers. The finite effect on the superconducting properties of the multilayers does not depend on the strength of the magnetism only, but on the scattering mechanism of the electrons at the interfaces too. The advantage of the antiferromagnetic interaction for nucleation of the SC phase will be lost if nearly all Cooper pairs are destroyed due to the interface scattering
Oscillating Solitons Pinned to a Nonmagnetic Impurity in Layered Antiferromagnets
Mól, L. A. S.; Pereira, A. R.; Moura-Melo, W. A.
2002-01-01
We argue that an oscillatory motion of impurity-pinned solitons may occur in layered antiferromagnetic compounds. The characteristic frequencies of these modes, that may be detected by resonance or inelastic neutron scattering, are estimated analytically and depend on the soliton sizes and types .
Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in Quasi-one-dimensional Organic Conductors
Dupuis, N.; Bourbonnais, C.; Nickel, J. C.
2005-01-01
We review the current understanding of superconductivity in the quasi-one-dimensional organic conductors of the Bechgaard and Fabre salt families. We discuss the interplay between superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, and charge-density-wave fluctuations. The connection to recent experimental observations supporting unconventional pairing and the possibility of a triplet-spin order parameter for the superconducting phase is also presented.
On the magnetism of Heisenberg double-layer antiferromagnets
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The author investigates the sublattice magnetization and the susceptibility of the double-layer Heisenberg antiferromagnet K3M2F7 by employing the techniques of elastic and quasi-elastic critical magnetic scattering of neutrons. (G.T.H.)
Observation of Antiferromagnetic Resonance in an Organic Superconductor
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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...
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
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Klimczuk, T.; Shick, Alexander; Kozub, Agnieszka L.; Griveau, J.C.; Colineau, E.; Falmbigl, M.; Wastin, F.; Rogl, P.
2015-01-01
Roč. 3, č. 4 (2015), "041803-1"-"041803-9". ISSN 2166-532X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-07172S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : ferromagetism * antiferromagnetism * magnetic anisotropy * strong electron correlations * spin-orbit coupling Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism
An antiferromagnetic transverse Ising nanoisland; unconventional surface effects
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-12-01
The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanosisland with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the use of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT). Some novel features, such as the re-entrant phenomena with two compensation points being free from disorder induced frustration, are obtained for the magnetic properties in the system.
Antiferromagnetism in Pr3In: Singlet/triplet physics withfrustration
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Christianson, A.D.; Lawrence, J.M.; Zarestky, J.L.; Suzuki, H.; Thompson, J.D.; Hundley, M.F.; Sarrao, J.L.; Booth, C.H.; Antonio, D.; Cornelius, A.L.
2004-11-18
We present neutron diffraction, magnetic susceptibility and specific heat data for a single-crystal sample of the cubic (Cu{sub 3}Au structure) compound Pr{sub 3}In. This compound is believed to have a singlet ({Lambda}{sub 1}) groundstate and a low-lying triplet ({Lambda}{sub 4}) excited state. In addition, nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic interactions are frustrated in this structure. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below T{sub N} = 12K with propagation vector (0, 0, 0.5 {center_dot}{delta}) where {delta} {approx} 1/12. The neutron diffraction results can be approximated with the following model: ferromagnetic sheets from each of the three Pr sites alternate in sign along the propagation direction with a twelve-unit-cell square-wave modulation. The three moments of the unit cell of 1 {micro}{sub B} magnitude are aligned so as to sum to zero as expected for nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic interactions on a triangle. The magnetic susceptibility indicates that in addition to the antiferromagnetic transition at 12K, there is a transition near 70K below which there is a small (0.005 {micro}{sub B}) ferromagnetic moment. There is considerable field and sample dependence to these transitions. The specific heat data show almost no anomaly at T{sub N} = 12K. This may be a consequence of the induced moment in the {Lambda}{sub 1} singlet, but may also be a sample-dependent effect.
Antiferromagnetic order in tetragonal bismuth ferrite-lead titanate
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Neutron powder diffraction of particulates of 0.7BiFeO3-0.3PbTiO3 in the tetragonal P4mm phase has been used to determine the type of antiferromagnetic order that occurs below 220 K. It is shown that G-type antiferromagnetic ordering occurs, with magnetic propagation along the 1/2 1/2 1/2 direction. Unlike the rhombohedral R3c phase the direction of antiferromagnetic propagation and the ferroelectric order parameter are not parallel in the tetragonal phase, but at an angle of 49.9o. The ground state (at 4 K) magnetic moment is 4.1 μB. - Highlights: → G-type antiferromagnetic ordering below 220 K in 0.7BiFeO3-0.3PbTiO3. → Ground state magnetic moment=4.1 μB. → Magnetic propagation vector k=(1/2 1/2 1/2 ). → Ferroelectric ordering (0 0 1) at 49.9o to magnetic propagation vector.
On the ground state of antiferromagnets at zero temperature
Mayer, I.; Angelov, S. A.
1984-02-01
The wave function describing a perfect antiferromagnetic ordering of spins at 0 K (the singlet projection of the Néel function) was proved to be not an eigenfunction of the exchange Hamiltonian: the long-range order is reduced as to permit a higher correlation between the nearest-neighbour spins.
Antiferromagnetic ground state in NpCoGe
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Colineau, E.; Griveau, J.C.; Eloirdi, R.; Gaczyński, P.; Khmelevskyi, S.; Shick, Alexander; Caciuffo, R.
2014-01-01
Roč. 89, č. 11 (2014), "115135-1"-"115135-11". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : neptunium * anti-ferromagnetism * quantum critical phenomena Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.736, year: 2014
Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films
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Wadley, P.; Hills, V.; Shahedkhah, M.R.; Edmonds, K. W.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, Vít; Ouladdiaf, B.; Khalyavin, D.; Langridge, S.; Saidl, V.; Němec, P.; Rushforth, A.W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Dhesi, S.S.; Maccherozzi, F.; Železný, Jakub; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2015-01-01
Roč. 5, Nov (2015), s. 17079. ISSN 2045-2322 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 5.578, year: 2014
Sequential write-read operations in FeRh antiferromagnetic memory
Moriyama, Takahiro; Matsuzaki, Noriko; Kim, Kab-Jin; Suzuki, Ippei; Taniyama, Tomoyasu; Ono, Teruo
2015-09-01
B2-ordered FeRh has been known to exhibit antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic (AF-F) phase transitions in the vicinity of room temperature. Manipulation of the Néel order via AF-F phase transition and recent experimental observation of the anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic FeRh has proven that FeRh is a promising candidate for antiferromagnetic memory material. In this work, we demonstrate sequential write and read operations in antiferromagnetic memory resistors made of B2-orderd FeRh thin films by a magnetic field and electric current only, which open a realistic pathway towards operational antiferromagnetic memory devices.
Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing.
Higuchi, Takuya; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto
2016-01-01
The absence of net magnetization inside antiferromagnetic domains has made the control of their spatial distribution quite challenging. Here we experimentally demonstrate an optical method for controlling antiferromagnetic domain distributions in MnF2. Reduced crystalline symmetry can couple an order parameter with non-conjugate external stimuli. In the case of MnF2, time-reversal symmetry is macroscopically broken reflecting the different orientations of the two magnetic sublattices. Thus, it exhibits different absorption coefficients between two orthogonal linear polarizations below its antiferromagnetic transition temperature under an external magnetic field. Illumination with linearly polarized laser light under this condition selectively destructs the formation of a particular antiferromagnetic order via heating. As a result, the other antiferromagnetic order is favoured inside the laser spot, achieving spatially localized selection of an antiferromagnetic order. Applications to control of interface states at antiferromagnetic domain boundaries, exchange bias and control of spin currents are expected. PMID:26911337
Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC
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Klimczuk, T., E-mail: tomasz.klimczuk@pg.gda.pl [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Shick, A. B. [Institute of Physics, ASCR, Na Slovance 2, CZ-18221 Prague (Czech Republic); Kozub, A. L. [Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdansk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Institute of Physics, ASCR, Na Slovance 2, CZ-18221 Prague (Czech Republic); Griveau, J.-C.; Colineau, E.; Wastin, F. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Postfach 2340, 76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Falmbigl, M.; Rogl, P., E-mail: peter.franz.rogl@univie.ac.at [Institute for Physical Chemistry, University Vienna, Währingerstrasse 42, A-1090 Wien (Austria)
2015-04-01
Two new transuranium metal boron carbides, NpBC and PuBC, have been synthesized. Rietveld refinements of powder XRD patterns of (Np,Pu)BC confirmed in both cases isotypism with the structure type of UBC. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal antiferromagnetic ordering for PuBC below T{sub N} = 44 K, whereas ferromagnetic ordering was found for NpBC below T{sub C} = 61 K. Heat capacity measurements prove the bulk character of the observed magnetic transition for both compounds. The total energy electronic band structure calculations support formation of the ferromagnetic ground state for NpBC and the antiferromagnetic ground state for PuBC.
Small-scale phase separation in doped anisotropic antiferromagnets
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We analyse the possibility of nanoscale phase separation manifesting itself in the formation of ferromagnetic (FM) polarons (FM droplets) in the general situation of doped anisotropic three- and two-dimensional antiferromagnets. In these cases, we calculate the shape of the most energetically favourable droplets. We show that the binding energy and the volume of a FM droplet in the three-dimensional (3D) case depend upon only two universal parameters J-bar=(Jx+Jy+Jz)S2 and teff (txtytz)1/3, where J-bar and teff are effective antiferromagnetic (AFM) exchange and hopping integrals, respectively. In the two-dimensional (2D) case these parameters have the form J-bar=(Jx+Jy)S2 and teff (txty)1/2. The most favourable shape of a ferromagnetic droplet corresponds to an ellipse in the 2D case and to an ellipsoid in the 3D case
Antiferromagnetic resonance in the cubic perovskite KNiF3
Yamaguchi, H.; Katsumata, K.; Hagiwara, M.; Tokunaga, M.; Liu, H. L.; Zibold, A.; Tanner, D. B.; Wang, Y. J.
1999-03-01
Low-temperature high-magnetic-field far-infrared spectroscopy and electron-spin-resonance measurements have been performed on single crystals of the cubic perovskite KNiF3. We found the absorption at 48.7+/-0.3 cm-1 observed by Richards [P. L. Richards, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1237 (1963)] that was attributed to antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) is not magnetic in origin. Instead, a different absorption is well fit by a theory of AFMR with uniaxial anisotropy. Analysis yields an anisotropy energy of 8.7×10-3 cm-1. The ratio between the anisotropy field and the exchange field is 2.4×10-5. Thus, KNiF3 is an excellent example of a Heisenberg antiferromagnet.
Hidden symmetries in the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet
Leonel, S A; Oliveira, W; Silva, G L; Xavier, L M V
2013-01-01
We discuss the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet in the framework of gauge invariance. Gauge invariance is one of the most subtle useful concepts in theoretical physics, since it allows one to describe the time evolution of complex physical systesm in arbitrary sequences of reference frames. All theories of the fundamental interactions rely on gauge invariance. In Dirac's approach, the two-dimensional isotropic antiferromagnet is subject to second class constraints, which are independent of the Hamiltonian symmetries and can be used to eliminate certain canonical variables from the theory. We have used the symplectic embedding formalism developed by a few of us to make the system under study gauge-invariant. After carrying out the embedding and Dirac analysis, we systematically show how second class constraints can generate hidden symmetries. We obtain the invariant second-order Lagrangian and the gauge-invariant model Hamiltonian. Finally, for a particular choice of factor ordering, we derive the fun...
Fermi surface and antiferromagnetism of FeRh
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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.
Observation of superficial antiferromagnetism in Co3O4 polycrystals
von Dreifus, Driele; Chaves Pereira, Ernesto; Aparecido de Oliveira, Adilson Jesus
2015-11-01
We report on a systematic study about the magnetic properties of Co3O4 polycrystals with large size distribution (100-1200 nm) and the crystallite size of 68(4) nm on average. An antiferromagnetic transition at T N = 32 K, extensively reported in the literature for Co3O4, was observed. Furthermore, another transition at T t = 14 K, which is suppressed for H ≥ 35 kOe, was also identified. An increase in the magnetic susceptibility, as well as irreversibility between zero field cooled and field cooled data below T t were observed. The non-detection of a coercive field below T t, and the fact that T t and T N are independent from the driven frequencies in ac magnetic measurements as a function of temperature, confirm that both peaks are associated to antiferromagnetic transitions.
Spin waves in the block checkerboard antiferromagnetic phase
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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.
Resonating Valence Bond states for low dimensional S=1 antiferromagnets
Liu, Zheng-Xin; Zhou, Yi; Ng, Tai-Kai
2014-03-01
We study S = 1 spin liquid states in low dimensions. We show that the resonating-valence-bond (RVB) picture of S = 1 / 2 spin liquid state can be generalized to S = 1 case. For S = 1 system, a many-body singlet (with even site number) can be decomposed into superposition of products of two-body singlets. In other words, the product states of two-body singlets, called the singlet pair states (SPSs), are over complete to span the Hilbert space of many-body singlets. Furthermore, we generalized fermionic representation and the corresponding mean field theory and Gutzwiller projected stats to S = 1 models. We applied our theory to study 1D anti-ferromagnetic bilinear-biquadratic model and show that both the ground states (including the phase transition point) and the excited states can be understood excellently well within the framework. Our method can be applied to 2D S = 1 antiferromagnets.
Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets
Bernier, Jean-Sebastien; Lawler, Michael J.; Kim, Yong Baek
2008-01-01
We present a quantum theory of frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets. Considering quantum fluctuations as the predominant mechanism relieving spin frustration, we find a rich phase diagram comprising of six phases with coplanar spiral ordering in addition to the N\\'eel phase. By computing the specific heat of these ordered phases, we obtain a remarkable agreement between $(k,k,0)$-spiral ordering and the experimental specific heat data for the diamond lattice spinel compounds MnSc$_2$S$...
Polarized Neutron Reflectivity Simulation of Ferromagnet/ Antiferromagnet Thin Films
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This report investigates the current simulating and fitting programs capable of calculating the polarized neutron reflectivity of the exchange-biased ferromagnet/antiferromagnet magnetic thin films. The adequate programs are selected depending on whether nonspin flip and spin flip reflectivities of magnetic thin films and good user interface are available or not. The exchange-biased systems such as Fe/Cr, Co/CoO, CoFe/IrMn/Py thin films have been simulated successfully with selected programs
Drone-fermions in the two-dimensional antiferromagnet
Krivenko, S.; Khaliullin, G.
1995-02-01
Two different representations of spins - via the conventional fermions, or via the Mattis drone-fermions - are compared considering the planar antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model as an example. Mean-field spin correlation functions calculated for the uniform and flux RVB states show that the drone-fermion approach has an advantage in giving the lower energy and the enhanced AF correlations, because of the absence of unphysical spinless states in this representation.
Magnetic susceptibility investigation of some antiferromagnetic Fe2+ complexes
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The magnetic susceptibility of (Csub(n)Hsub(2n+1)NH3)2 FeCl4, where n = 1,2,3,4 and ((CH3)2NH2)2 FeCl4, is measured in the temperature range 80 - 3000K. The results are interpreted in terms of a canted 2-dimensional antiferromagnet that approximates the X-Y model. The effect of varying the magnetic field strength on the susceptibility behaviour is discussed. (author)
High-field magnetism and magnetoacoustics in uranium intermetallic antiferromagnets
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Andreev, Alexander V.; Skourski, Y.; Yasin, S.; Zherlitsyn, S.; Wosnitza, J.
2012-01-01
Roč. 324, č. 21 (2012), s. 3413-3417. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/09/0339; GA ČR GAP204/12/0150 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : uranium intermetallics * antiferromagnetism * field-induced transitions * magnetoacoustics Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.826, year: 2012
Supersymmetry "protected" topological phases of isostatic lattices and kagome antiferromagnets
Lawler, Michael J
2015-01-01
I generalize the theory of phonon topological band structures of isostatic lattices to frustrated antiferromagnets. I achieve this with a discovery of a many-body supersymmetry (SUSY) in the phonon problem of balls and springs and its connection to local constraints satisfied by ground states. The Witten index of the SUSY model demands the Maxwell-Calladine index of mechanical structures. "Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking" is identified as the need to gap all modes in the bulk to create the...
Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order
Li, Xiao; Cao, Ting; Niu, Qian; Shi, Junren; Feng, Ji
2013-01-01
Conventional electronics are based invariably on the intrinsic degrees of freedom of an electron, namely, its charge and spin. The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley as a new electronic degree of freedom has received considerable attention in recent years. In this paper, we develop the theory of spin and valley physics of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice. We show that by ...
Quantum phase competition in antiferromagnetic spin-1 ladders
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Motivated by recent chemical explorations into organic-radical-based higher-spin ladder systems, we study the ground-state properties of a wide class of antiferromagnetic spin-1 ladders. Numerical analysis featuring the level-spectroscopy technique reveals the rich phase diagram, correcting a preceding nonlinear-sigma-model prediction. A variational analysis well interprets the phase competition with particular emphasis on the re-entrant phase boundary on the way from single to coupled chains. (author)
Electrical manipulation of a ferromagnet by an antiferromagnet
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Tshitoyan, V.; Ciccarelli, C.; Mihai, M.; Ali, M.; Irvine, A.C.; Moore, T.A.; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Ferguson, A.J.
2015-01-01
Roč. 92, č. 1 (2015), "214406-1"-"214406-11". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.736, year: 2014
Long range anti-ferromagnetic spin model for prebiotic evolution
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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.
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
Singular field response and singular screening of vacancies in antiferromagnets.
Wollny, Alexander; Andrade, Eric C; Vojta, Matthias
2012-10-26
For isolated vacancies in ordered local-moment antiferromagnets we show that the magnetic-field linear-response limit is generically singular: The magnetic moment associated with a vacancy in zero field is different from that in a finite field h in the limit h→0(+). The origin is a universal and singular screening cloud, which moreover leads to perfect screening as h→0(+) for magnets which display spin-flop bulk states in the weak-field limit. PMID:23215218
Cooperative Multiscale Aging in a Ferromagnet/Antiferromagnet Bilayer
Urazhdin, Sergei
2015-01-01
We utilize anisotropic magnetoresistance to study temporal evolution of the magnetization state in epitaxial Ni$_{80}$Fe$_{20}$/Fe$_{50}$Mn$_{50}$ ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayers. The resistance exhibits power-law evolution over a wide range of temperatures and magnetic fields, indicating that aging is characterized by a wide range of activation time scales. We show that aging is a cooperative process, i.e. the magnetic system is not a superposition of weakly interacting subsystems chara...
Spontaneous pattern formation in an anti-ferromagnetic quantum gas
Kronjäger, Jochen; Becker, Christoph; Soltan-Panahi, Parvis; Bongs, Kai; Sengstock, Klaus
2009-01-01
Spontaneous pattern formation is a phenomenon ubiquitous in nature, examples ranging from Rayleigh-Benard convection to the emergence of complex organisms from a single cell. In physical systems, pattern formation is generally associated with the spontaneous breaking of translation symmetry and is closely related to other symmetry-breaking phenomena, of which (anti-)ferromagnetism is a prominent example. Indeed, magnetic pattern formation has been studied extensively in both solid-state mater...
Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet
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Piazza, B. Dalla; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, Niels Bech;
2015-01-01
-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wavevector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Our results establish the...... existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration....
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Loeffler, J.; Wagner, W.; Svygenhoven, H. van [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Meier, J.; Doudin, B.; Ansermet, J.P. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne (Switzerland)
1997-09-01
The magnetic properties of nanostructured materials on the basis of Fe and Ni have been investigated with a SQUID magnetometer, complementary to the small-angle neutron scattering study reported in the same volume. Measurements of the coercive field in a temperature range from 5 to 300 K confirm the validity of the random anisotropy model for our nanostructured systems. Furthermore, we obtain information about the presence and distribution of the antiferromagnetic oxides, joining the ferromagnetic grains. (author) 2 figs., 3 refs.
Fermion Bound States Around Skyrmions in Doped Antiferromagnets
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寇谡鹏
2003-01-01
We show the skyrmion effects in doped antiferromagnets for the uniform flux phase. The low-energy effective theory of the t′-J model can be mapped onto the massive quantum electrodynamics. There exist Fermion bound states around skyrmions. For each sublattice, there exist induced fractional fermion numbers around the skyrmions. The total induced fermion number is zero due to the "cancelling effect" between two sublattices with opposite charges.
Origin of asymmetric reversal modes in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic multilayers
Beckmann, B.; Nowak, U.; Usadel, K. D.
2004-01-01
Experimentally an asymmetry of the reversal modes has been found in certain exchange bias systems. From a numerical investigation of the domain state model evidence is gained that this effect depends on the angle between the easy axis of the antiferromagnet and the applied magnetic field. Depending on this angle the ferromagnet reverses either symmetrically, e. g. by a coherent rotation on both sides of the loop, or the reversal is asymmetric with a non uniform reversal mode for the ascending...
Coexistence of superconductivity, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides
Gill, Raminder
2016-05-01
Coexistence of Superconductivity and magnetism have always been the fascinating area of interest for condensed-matter physicists. A variety of systems, such as cuprates, heavy fermions, and iron pnictides showed superconductivity in a narrow region near the border to antiferromagnetism (AFM)as a function of pressure or doping. However, the coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism (FM) has seen in URhGe, UGe2, ErRh4B4 and many compounds. Here, we present a third situation where superconductivity coexists with FM and AFM. The recent experimental finding of interplay of ferromagnetism,antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in EuFe2(As1-xPx)2 impressed us to discuss this problem in detail. Ironpnictides are high Tc magnetic superconductors and could be very useful in finding many new superconductorswith high Tc probably near to room temperature. In this paper, we have theoretically calculated the superconducting order parameter of EuFe2(As1-xPx)2 where magnetic ordering is due to Eu+ moments and superconductivity is due to Fe3+ moments. The Eu ions order antiferromagnetically for x≤0.13, while a crossover is observed for x≥0.22 whereupon the Eu ions order ferromagnetically.
Neutron scattering studies of three one-dimensional antiferromagnets
Kenzelmann, M
2001-01-01
observed in the disordered phase of spin-1/2 chains. The magnetic order of the one-dimensional spin-1/2 XY antiferromagnet Cs sub 2 CoCl sub 4 was investigated using neutron diffraction. The magnetic structure has an ordering wave-vector (0, 0.5, 0.5) for T < 217 mK and the magnetic structure is a non-linear structure with the magnetic moments at a small angle to the b axis. Above a field of H = 2.1 T the magnetic order collapses in an apparent first order phase transition, suggesting a transition to a spin-liquid phase. Low-dimensional magnets with low-spin quantum numbers are ideal model systems for investigating strongly interacting macroscopic quantum ground states and their non-linear spin excitations. This thesis describes neutron scattering experiments of three one-dimensional low-spin antiferromagnets where strong quantum fluctuations lead to highly-correlated ground states and unconventional cooperative spin excitations. The excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain CsNi...
Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Chains
Wang, Lihua; Chung, Sung Gong
2012-11-01
A recently developed numerical method, entanglement perturbation theory (EPT), is used to study the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with z-axis anisotropy λ and magnetic field B. To demonstrate its accuracy, we first apply EPT to the isotropic spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, and find that EPT successfully reproduces the exact Bethe ansatz results for the ground state energy, the local magnetization, and the spin correlation functions (Bethe ansatz result is available for the first seven lattice separations). In particular, EPT confirms for the first time the asymptotic behavior of the spin correlation functions predicted by the conformal field theory, which realizes only for lattice separations larger than 1000. Next, turning on the z-axis anisotropy and the magnetic field, the 2- and 4-spin correlation functions are calculated, and the results are compared with those obtained by bosonization and density matrix renormalization group methods. Finally, for the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, the ground state phase diagram in λ space is determined by Roomany--Wyld renormalization group (RG) finite size scaling. The results are in good agreement with those obtained by the level-spectroscopy method.
Pressure effects on antiferromagnetism in UNiAl
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The temperature dependencies of the electrical resistivity ρ for current along and perpendicular to the c axis were measured on single crystalline UNiAl under various hydrostatic pressures. The ρ(T) curves at ambient pressure exhibit a Cr anomaly around the Neel temperature TN. Application of pressure causes a reduction of TN value. Linear extrapolation of low-pressure TN vs p data yields an estimate of a critical pressure for antiferromagnetism pc≅10 GPa. Measurements above 1 GPa, however, reveal a collapse of the antiferromagnetic (AF) ordering already below 3 GPa, although AF correlations seem to affect resistivity behavior ρ(T) in pressures up to 8 GPa. A sudden change of the ρ(T) curve character for i(perpendicular sign)c and TN indicates a pressure-induced change of magnetic ordering or fluctuations within the basal plane. The results are discussed in terms of the instability of the itinerant 5f-electron antiferromagnetism in UNiAl. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics
Metallic magnets without inversion symmetry and antiferromagnetic quantum critical points
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Fischer, I.A.
2006-07-01
This thesis focusses on two classes of systems that exhibit non-Fermi liquid behaviour in experiments: we investigated aspects of chiral ferromagnets and of antiferromagnetic metals close to a quantum critical point. In chiral ferromagnets, the absence of inversion symmetry makes spin-orbit coupling possible, which leads to a helical modulation of the ferromagnetically ordered state. We studied the motion of electrons in the magnetically ordered state of a metal without inversion symmetry by calculating their generic band-structure. We found that spin-orbit coupling, although weak, has a profound effect on the shape of the Fermi surface: On a large portion of the Fermi surface the electron motion parallel to the helix practically stops. Signatures of this effect can be expected to show up in measurements of the anomalous Hall effect. Recent neutron scattering experiments uncovered the existence of a peculiar kind of partial order in a region of the phase diagram adjacent to the ordered state of the chiral ferromagnet MnSi. Starting from the premise that this partially ordered state is a thermodynamically distinct phase, we investigated an extended Ginzburg-Landau theory for chiral ferromagnets. In a certain parameter regime of the Ginzburg-Landau theory we identified crystalline phases that are reminiscent of the so-called blue phases in liquid crystals. Many antiferromagnetic heavy-fermion systems can be tuned into a regime where they exhibit non-Fermi liquid exponents in the temperature dependence of thermodynamic quantities such as the specific heat capacity; this behaviour could be due to a quantum critical point. If the quantum critical behaviour is field-induced, the external field does not only suppress antiferromagnetism but also induces spin precession and thereby influences the dynamics of the order parameter. We investigated the quantum critical behavior of clean antiferromagnetic metals subject to a static, spatially uniform external magnetic field. We
The phase-separated states in antiferromagnetic semiconductors with polarizable lattice
Nagaev, E. L.
2000-01-01
The possibility of the slab or stripe phase separation (alternating ferromagnetic highly- conductive and insulating antiferromagnetic layers) is proved for isotropic degenerate antiferromagnetic semiconductors. This type of phase separation competes with the droplet phase separation (ferromagnetic droplets in the antiferromagnetic host or vice versa). The interaction of electrons with optical phonons alone cannot cause phase-separated state with alternating highly-conductive and insulating re...
Sznajd sociophysics model on a triangular lattice: ferro and antiferromagnetic opinions
Chang, Iksoo
2001-01-01
The Sznajd sociophysics model is generalized on the triangular lattice with pure antiferromagnetic opinion and also with both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic opinions. The slogan of the trade union "united we stand, divided we fall" can be realized via the propagation of ferromagnetic opinion of adjacent people in the union, but the propagation of antiferromagnetic opinion can be observed among the third countries between two big super powers or among the family members of conflicting par...
Microscopic theory of antiferromagnetic and double superconducting transitions in UPt3
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The antiferromagnetic and double superconducting transitions in UPt3 are studied by using a high-degeneracy model. Within the model, superconductivity is stimulated by long-range antiferromagnetic order. Two scenarios of the temperature behaviour are possible for the close-packed hexagonal structure. In the first scenario the double superconducting transition follows an antiferromagnetic transition (TN1 > Tc1 > Tc2). In the second scenario the superconducting transition follows two consecutive antiferromagnetic transitions (TN1>TN2>Tc. For both scenarios the superconducting gap is anisotropic and vanishes along lines on the Fermi surface. The specific heat has the T2 behaviour in the superconducting state. (author)
Competing interactions in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic perovskite superlattices
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Takamura, Y.; Biegalski, M.B.; Christen, H.M.
2009-10-22
Soft x-ray magnetic dichroism, magnetization, and magnetotransport measurements demonstrate that the competition between different magnetic interactions (exchange coupling, electronic reconstruction, and long-range interactions) in La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}(LSFO)/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}(LSMO) perovskite oxide superlattices leads to unexpected functional properties. The antiferromagnetic order parameter in LSFO and ferromagnetic order parameter in LSMO show a dissimilar dependence on sublayer thickness and temperature, illustrating the high degree of tunability in these artificially layered materials.
Bootstrap equations and correlation functions for the Heisenberg XYZ antiferromagnet
Quano, Yas-Hiro
2002-01-01
Presented are two kinds of integral solutions to the quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations for the 2n-point correlation functions of the Heisenberg XYZ antiferromagnet. Our first integral solution can be obtained from those for the cyclic SOS model by using the vertex-face correspondence. By the construction, the sum with respect to the local height variables k_0, k_1, >..., k_{2n} of the cyclic SOS model remains other than n-fold integral in the first solution. In order to perform those s...
Bond-centered, bond-ordered stripes in doped antiferromagnets
Wrobel, P.; Maciag, A; Eder, R.
2004-01-01
Motivated by recent inelastic neutron scattering experiments on cuprates, we discuss the formation of bond order in the stripe phase. We suggest that the spin Peierls order emerges in hole-rich domain walls (DWs) formed between hole-poor regions in which long-range antiferromagnetic (AF) correlations exist. On the example of a single stripe we analyze the stability of such structures. The motion of a hole inside the DW which takes the form of a bond ordered ladder is in principle unrestricted...
Antiferromagnetic Exchange Interactions from Hybrid Density Functional Theory
Martin, Richard L.; Illas, Francesc
1997-08-01
A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal ``exact'' exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO4, KNiF3, and K2NiF4. The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO4.
Antiferromagnetic exchange interactions from hybrid density functional theory
Martin, Richard L.; Illas i Riera, Francesc
1997-01-01
A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal ¿exact¿ exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO4, KNiF3, and K2NiF4. The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO4.
High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains
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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...
Phase Diagram of Antiferromagnetically Exchange-Coupled Bilayer
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GUO Guang-Hua; ZHANG Guang-Fu; SUN Li-Yuan; Peter A. J. de Groot
2008-01-01
Magnetic hysteresis properties of antiferromagnetically exchange-coupled bilayer structures, in which the two magnetic layers have different magnetic parameters and thicknesses, are studied within the framework of the Stoner-Wohifarth model. Analytical expressions for the switching fields corresponding to the linear magnetic states are obtained. By adjusting the magnetic parameters or thicknesses of layers, nine different types of easyaxis hysteresis loops may exist. The phase diagram of easy-axis hysteresis loops is mapped in the k,1 and k,2 plane, where k,1 and k,2 are the ratios of magnetic anisotropy to the interlayer exchange coupling of the two magnetic layers, respectively.
Giant magnetocaloric effect in antiferromagnetic DyVO4 compound
Midya, A.; Khan, N.; Bhoi, D.; Mandal, P.
2014-09-01
We have investigated the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of DyVO4 by magnetization and heat capacity measurements. χ(T) shows antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic transition at TNDy~3.5 K. The compound undergoes a metamagnetic transition and exhibits a huge entropy change. The maximum values of magnetic entropy change (ΔSM), adiabatic temperature change (ΔTad) and refrigerant capacity (RC) reach 26 J kg-1 K-1, 17 K, and 526 J kg-1, respectively for a field change of 0-8 T. Moreover, the material is highly insulating and exhibits no thermal and field hysteresis, satisfying the necessary conditions for a good magnetic refrigerant material.
Room-temperature antiferromagnetism in CuMnAs
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Máca, František; Mašek, Jan; Stelmakhovych, O.; Martí, X.; Reichlová, Helena; Uhlířová, K.; Beran, Přemysl; Wadley, P.; Novák, Vít; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2012-01-01
Roč. 324, č. 8 (2012), s. 1606-1612. ISSN 0304-8853 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC510 EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 215368 - SemiSpinNet; European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) Praemium Academiae Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520; CEZ:AV0Z10100521; CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : antiferromagnetic semiconductors * spintronics * molecular beam epitaxy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.826, year: 2012
Antiferromagnetism and anisotropic high temperature superconductivity - a further macroscopic study
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The macroscopic studies of the possible coexistence of antiferromagnetism with anisotropic high temperature superconductivity are reviewed. A modified Ginzburg-Landau energy functional is presented. The temperature condition for such coexistence is estimated in terms of the GL coefficients for the uniform SC and AF. The derived equations with the appropriate boundary conditions are used to study the vortex structure and evaluate the first and second critical fields in the new materials. Applications and comparison with the available data are also presented. (author). 31 refs
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...... process. We determined the critical exponents =0.328±0.002 and =0.64±0.03 and the Néel temperature TN=530±1 K. These critical exponents suggest that NiO should be regarded as a 3dXY system...
Antiferromagnetic topological superconductor and electrically controllable Majorana fermions.
Ezawa, Motohiko
2015-02-01
We investigate the realization of a topological superconductor in a generic bucked honeycomb system equipped with four types of mass-generating terms, where the superconductor gap is introduced by attaching the honeycomb system to an s-wave superconductor. Constructing the topological phase diagram, we show that Majorana modes are formed in the phase boundary. In particular, we analyze the honeycomb system with antiferromagnetic order in the presence of perpendicular electric field E(z). It becomes topological for |E(z)|>E(z)(cr) and trivial for |E(z)|scanning tunneling microscope probe. PMID:25699460
Yang-Lee Circle Theorem for an Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Ladder
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王先智
2001-01-01
The Yang-Lee zeros of an antiferromagnetic Heisenberg ladder model are determined. It is found that if J4≤0 Yang-Lee zeros are located on the unit circle and on the negative real axis in the complex activity plane. In particular, if J4≤0 and 2J2≥J4, Yang-Lee zeros are located on the unit circle and the Yang-Lee circle theorem is valid. If J4 ＞ 0, Yang-Lee zeros are located on some complicated curves.
Ferromagnetism at the interfaces of antiferromagnetic FeRh epilayers.
Fan, Raymond; Kinane, Christy J.; Charlton, Timothy M; De Vries, Mark; Dorner, P; Ali, Mannan; Brydson, Richard M D; Marrows, Chrisopher H; Hickey, Bryan J.; Arena, Dario A.; Tanner, Bryan K; Nisbet, Gareth; Langridge, Sean
2010-01-01
The nanoscale magnetic structure of FeRh epilayers has been studied by polarized neutron reflectometry. Epitaxial films with a nominal thickness of 500 angstrom were grown on MgO (001) substrates via molecular-beam epitaxy and capped with 20 angstrom of MgO. The FeRh films show a clear transition from the antiferromagnetic (AF) state to the ferromagnetic (FM) state with increasing temperature. Surprisingly the films possess a FM moment even at a temperature 80 K below the AF-FM transition tem...
Antiferromagnetic Exchange Interactions from Hybrid Density Functional Theory
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A hybrid theory which combines the full nonlocal open-quotes exactclose quotes exchange interaction with the local spin-density approximation of density-functional theory is shown to lead to marked improvement in the description of antiferromagnetically coupled systems. Semiquantitative agreement with experiment is found for the magnitude of the coupling constant in La2CuO 4 , KNiF3 , and K2NiF 4 . The magnitude of the unpaired spin population on the metal site is in excellent agreement with experiment for La2CuO 4 . copyright 1997 The American Physical Society
1D antiferromagnetism in spin‐alternating bimetallic chains
Coronado Miralles, Eugenio; Sapiña Navarro, Fernando; Drillon, M.; De Jongh, L.J.
1990-01-01
The magnetic and thermal properties of the ordered bimetallic chain CoNi(EDTA)⋅6H2O in the very low‐temperature range are reported. The magnetic behavior does not exhibit the characteristic features of 1D ferrimagnets, but a continuous decrease of χmT towards zero at absolute zero. This 1D antiferromagnetic behavior results from an accidental compensation between the moments located at the two sublattices. This behavior, as well as the specific‐heat results, are modeled on the basis of an Isi...
A transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-10-01
The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the uses of the effective-field theory (EFT) with correlations, in order to clarify whether the appearance of a compensation point is possible below the transition temperature in the system. From these investigations, we have found a lot of characteristic phenomena in these properties, when the value of an interlayer coupling takes a large value, such as the reentrant phenomenon free from the disorder-induced frustration and the novel types of magnetization curve with a compensation point.
Angle-dependent loop shifts in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles
Mao, Zhongquan; Zhan, Xiaozhi; Chen, Xi
2016-08-01
Experimentally hysteresis loop shifts have been widely observed in antiferromagnetic (AF) nanoparticles. Here numerical investigations show that this effect is dependent on the angle between the easy axis of the AF spins and the applied magnetic field in uncompensated nanoparticles. In contrast, the loop shifts disappear in compensated nanoparticles. The results suggest that the uncompensated spins and field directions are essential ingredients to generate loop shifts in AF nanoparticle systems. The present study hints at a possible way to optimize the magnetic performance of AF nanostructures.
High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains
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Enderle, M.; Regnault, L.P.; Broholm, C.; Reich, D.; Zaliznyak, I.; Sieling, M.; Rønnow, H.M.; McMorrow, D.F.
The characteristic internal order of macroscopic quantum ground states in one-dimensional spin systems is usually not directly accessible, but reflected in the spin dynamics and the field dependence of the magnetic excitations. In high magnetic fields quantum phase transitions are expected. We...... present recent work on the high-field spin dynamics of the S = I antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains NENP (Haldane ground state) and CsNiCl3 (quasi-1D HAF close to the quantum critical point), the uniform S = 1/2 chain CTS, and the spin-Peierls system CuGeO3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights...
Non-Hermitian Quantum Annealing in the Antiferromagnetic Ising Chain
Nesterov, Alexander I; Zepeda, Juan C Beas; Bishop, Alan R
2013-01-01
A non-Hermitian quantum optimization algorithm is created and used to find the ground state of an antiferromagnetic Ising chain. We demonstrate analytically and numerically (for up to N=1024 spins) that our approach leads to a significant reduction of the annealing time that is proportional to $\\ln N$, which is much less than the time (proportional to $N^2$) required for the quantum annealing based on the corresponding Hermitian algorithm. We propose to use this approach to achieve similar speed-up for NP-complete problems by using classical computers in combination with quantum algorithms.
Quantum Phase Transitions of Antiferromagnets and the Cuprate Superconductors
Sachdev, Subir
I begin with a proposed global phase diagram of the cuprate superconductors as a function of carrier concentration, magnetic field, and temperature, and highlight its connection to numerous recent experiments. The phase diagram is then used as a point of departure for a pedagogical review of various quantum phases and phase transitions of insulators, superconductors, and metals. The bond operator method is used to describe the transition of dimerized antiferromagnetic insulators between magnetically ordered states and spin-gap states. The Schwinger boson method is applied to frustrated square lattice antiferromagnets: phase diagrams containing collinear and spirally ordered magnetic states, Z_2 spin liquids, and valence bond solids are presented, and described by an effective gauge theory of spinons. Insights from these theories of insulators are then applied to a variety of symmetry breaking transitions in d-wave superconductors. The latter systems also contain fermionic quasiparticles with a massless Dirac spectrum, and their influence on the order parameter fluctuations and quantum criticality is carefully discussed. I conclude with an introduction to strong coupling problems associated with symmetry breaking transitions in two-dimensional metals, where the order parameter fluctuations couple to a gapless line of fermionic excitations along the Fermi surface.
Dynamical current-induced ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic resonances
Guimarães, F. S. M.; Lounis, S.; Costa, A. T.; Muniz, R. B.
2015-12-01
We demonstrate that ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic excitations can be triggered by the dynamical spin accumulations induced by the bulk and surface contributions of the spin Hall effect. Due to the spin-orbit interaction, a time-dependent spin density is generated by an oscillatory electric field applied parallel to the atomic planes of Fe/W(110) multilayers. For symmetric trilayers of Fe/W/Fe in which the Fe layers are ferromagnetically coupled, we demonstrate that only the collective out-of-phase precession mode is excited, while the uniform (in-phase) mode remains silent. When they are antiferromagnetically coupled, the oscillatory electric field sets the Fe magnetizations into elliptical precession motions with opposite angular velocities. The manipulation of different collective spin-wave dynamical modes through the engineering of the multilayers and their thicknesses may be used to develop ultrafast spintronics devices. Our work provides a general framework that probes the realistic responses of materials in the time or frequency domain.
Antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity in the Hubbard model
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The two-dimensional Hubbard model is a promising effective model for the electronic degrees of freedom in the copper-oxide planes of high temperature superconductors. We present a functional renormalization group approach to this model with focus on antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity. In order to make the relevant degrees of freedom more explicitly accessible on all length scales, we introduce composite bosonic fields mediating the interaction between the fermions. Spontaneous symmetry breaking is reflected in a non-vanishing expectation value of a bosonic field. The emergence of a coupling in the d-wave pairing channel triggered by spin wave fluctuations is demonstrated. Furthermore, the highest temperature at which the interaction strength for the electrons diverges in the renormalization flow is calculated for both antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity over a wide range of doping. This ''pseudo-critical'' temperature signals the onset of local ordering. Moreover, the temperature dependence of d-wave superconducting order is studied within a simplified model characterized by a single coupling in the d-wave pairing channel. The phase transition within this model is found to be of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type. (orig.)
Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet
Morr, Dirk K.; Chubukov, Andrey V.; Kampf, Arno P.; Blumberg, G.
1996-08-01
Two-magnon Raman scattering is a useful tool to verify recent suggestions concerning the value of the interplanar exchange constant in antiferromagnetic two-layer systems, such as YBa2Cu3O6+x. We present a theory for Raman scattering in a two-layer antiferromagnet. We study the spectra for the electronic and magnetic excitations across the charge transfer gap within the one-band Hubbard model and derive the matrix elements for the Raman scattering cross section in a diagrammatic formalism. We analyze the effect of the interlayer exchange coupling J2 for the Raman spectra in A1g and B1g scattering geometries both in the nonresonant regime (when the Loudon-Fleury model is valid) and at resonance. We show that within the Loudon-Fleury approximation, a nonzero J2 gives rise to a finite signal in A1g scattering geometry. Both in this approximation and at resonance the intensity in the A1g channel has a peak at small transferred frequency equal to twice the gap in the spin-wave spectrum. We compare our results with experiments in YBa2Cu3O6.1 and Sr2CuO2Cl2 compounds and argue that the large value of J2 suggested in a number of recent studies is incompatible with Raman experiments in A1g geometry.
Antiferromagnetism and metal-insulator transition in high temperature superconductors
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The ground state of the three band Hubbard Hamiltonian for the CuO2 planes of high temperature superconductors is investigated using local ansatz approach which includes local correlations between holes. For sufficiently large Coulomb interaction, U, or charge transfer energy, Δ, one finds a transition from a nonmagnetic metal to an antiferromagnetic (AF) insulator. If the parameters determined by the local density approximation are used, the ground state is a charge-transfer antiferromagnet, with the magnetic moments of m=0.47μΒ and 0.56μΒ, for La2CuO4 and YBa2Cu3O6, respectively. Correlations and the presence of interoxygen hopping reduce drastically the stability of the AF long-range order which disappears at the doping of either 0.06 hole or 0.08 electron, respectively. The effective mass is enhanced by a factor less than two due to correlations. (author). 27 refs.; 5 figs
Theory of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets
Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.
2016-01-01
The spin Seebeck effect (SSE) consists in the generation of a spin current by a temperature gradient applied in a magnetic film. The SSE is usually detected by an electric voltage generated in a metallic layer in contact with the magnetic film resulting from the conversion of the spin current into charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. The SSE has been widely studied in bilayers made of the insulating ferrimagnet yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and metals with large spin-orbit coupling such as platinum. Recently the SSE has been observed in bilayers made of the antiferromagnet Mn F2 and Pt, revealing dependences of the SSE voltage on temperature and field very different from the ones observed in YIG/Pt. Here we present a theory for the SSE in structures with an antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) in contact with a normal metal (NM) that relies on the bulk magnon spin current created by the temperature gradient across the thickness of the AFI/NM bilayer. The theory explains quite well the measured dependences of the SSE voltage on the sample temperature and on the applied magnetic field in Mn F2/Pt .
Electrical control of antiferromagnetic metal up to 15 nm
Zhang, PengXiang; Yin, GuFan; Wang, YuYan; Cui, Bin; Pan, Feng; Song, Cheng
2016-08-01
Manipulation of antiferromagnetic (AFM) spins by electrical means is on great demand to develop the AFM spintronics with low power consumption. Here we report a reversible electrical control of antiferromagnetic moments of FeMn up to 15 nm, using an ionic liquid to exert a substantial electric-field effect. The manipulation is demonstrated by the modulation of exchange spring in [Co/Pt]/FeMn system, where AFM moments in FeMn pin the magnetization rotation of Co/Pt. By carrier injection or extraction, the magnetic anisotropy of the top layer in FeMn is modulated to influence the whole exchange spring and then passes its influence to the [Co/Pt]/FeMn interface, through a distance up to the length of exchange spring that fully screens electric field. Comparing FeMn to IrMn, despite the opposite dependence of exchange bias on gate voltages, the same correlation between carrier density and exchange spring stiffness is demonstrated. Besides the fundamental significance of modulating the spin structures in metallic AFM via all-electrical fashion, the present finding would advance the development of low-power-consumption AFM spintronics.
Correlations in the Ising antiferromagnet on the anisotropic kagome lattice
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We study the correlation function of middle spins, i.e. of spins on intermediate sites between two adjacent parallel lattice axes, of the spatially anisotropic Ising antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice. It is given rigorously by a Toeplitz determinant. The large-distance behaviour of this correlation function is obtained by analytic methods. For shorter distances we evaluate the Toeplitz determinant numerically. The correlation function is found to vanish exactly on a line Jd(T) in the T − J (temperature versus coupling constant) phase diagram. This disorder line divides the phase diagram into two regions. For J d(T) the correlations display the features of an unfrustrated two-dimensional Ising magnet, whereas for J > Jd(T) the correlations between the middle spins are seen to be strongly influenced by the short-range antiferromagnetic order that prevails among the spins of the adjacent lattice axes. While for J d(T) there is a region with ferrimagnetic long-range order, the model remains disordered for J > Jd(T) down to T = 0
Antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity in the Hubbard model
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Krahl, H.C.
2007-07-25
The two-dimensional Hubbard model is a promising effective model for the electronic degrees of freedom in the copper-oxide planes of high temperature superconductors. We present a functional renormalization group approach to this model with focus on antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity. In order to make the relevant degrees of freedom more explicitly accessible on all length scales, we introduce composite bosonic fields mediating the interaction between the fermions. Spontaneous symmetry breaking is reflected in a non-vanishing expectation value of a bosonic field. The emergence of a coupling in the d-wave pairing channel triggered by spin wave fluctuations is demonstrated. Furthermore, the highest temperature at which the interaction strength for the electrons diverges in the renormalization flow is calculated for both antiferromagnetism and d-wave superconductivity over a wide range of doping. This ''pseudo-critical'' temperature signals the onset of local ordering. Moreover, the temperature dependence of d-wave superconducting order is studied within a simplified model characterized by a single coupling in the d-wave pairing channel. The phase transition within this model is found to be of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type. (orig.)
X-band antiferromagnetic resonance measurements in KNiF3
Causa, M. T.; Passeggi, M. C. G.
1985-09-01
The antiferromagnetic resonance spectrum of KNiF3 has been studied at temperatures close to TN=247 K. Each spectrum consists of a very broad line and the line shape has been analyzed in terms of the Landau-Lifshitz phenomenological equations. The spectrum disappears at T~230 K, a fact which, we suggest, is caused by the reorientation of the antiferromagnetic domains.
Interesting thermomagnetic history effects in the antiferromagnetic state of SmMn2Ge2
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We present results of magnetization measurements showing that the magnetic response of the antiferromagnetic state of SmMn2Ge2 depends on the path used in the field (H)-temperature (T) phase space to reach this state. A distinct signature of metastability is observed in this antiferromagnetic state when obtained via field-cooling/field-warming paths. (author)
Mn2Au: Body-centered-tetragonal bimetallic antiferromagnets grown by molecular beam epitataxy
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Wu, H.C.; Liao, Z.M.; Sofin, R.G.S.; Feng, G.; Ma, X.M.; Shick, Alexander; Mryasov, O. N.; Shvets, I.V.
2012-01-01
Roč. 24, č. 47 (2012), s. 6374-6379. ISSN 0935-9648 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : antiferromagnets * antiferromagnetic spintronics * exchange bias * molecular beam epitaxy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 14.829, year: 2012
Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current
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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.
Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current
Suzuki, Ippei; Naito, Tomoyuki; Itoh, Mitsuru; Taniyama, Tomoyasu
2015-08-01
We provide clear evidence for the effect of a spin polarized current on the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition of an FeRh wire at Co/FeRh wire junctions, where the antiferromagnetic ground state of FeRh is suppressed by injecting a spin polarized current. We find a discrete change in the current-voltage characteristics with increasing current density, which we attribute to the Barkhausen-like motion of antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces within the FeRh wire. The effect can be understood via spin transfer, which exerts a torque to the antiferromagnetic moments of FeRh, together with non-equilibrium magnetic effective field at the interface. The conclusion is reinforced by the fact that spin unpolarized current injection from a nonmagnetic Cu electrode has no effects on the antiferromagnetic state of FeRh.
Spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves: From clean to disordered regimes
Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed
2014-05-28
Current-driven spin torques in metallic spin valves composed of antiferromagnets are theoretically studied using the nonequilibrium Green\\'s function method implemented on a tight-binding model. We focus our attention on G-type and L-type antiferromagnets in both clean and disordered regimes. In such structures, spin torques can either rotate the magnetic order parameter coherently (coherent torque) or compete with the internal antiferromagnetic exchange (exchange torque). We show that, depending on the symmetry of the spin valve, the coherent and exchange torques can either be in the plane, ∝n×(q×n) or out of the plane ∝n×q, where q and n are the directions of the order parameter of the polarizer and the free antiferromagnetic layers, respectively. Although disorder conserves the symmetry of the torques, it strongly reduces the torque magnitude, pointing out the need for momentum conservation to ensure strong spin torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves.
Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases
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In this thesis several models are treated, which are relevant for ultracold fermionic quantum gases loaded onto optical lattices. In particular, imbalanced superfluid Fermi mixtures, which are considered as the best way to realize Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) states experimentally, and antiferromagnetic states, whose experimental realization is one of the next major goals, are examined analytically and numerically with the use of appropriate versions of the Hubbard model. The usual Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductor is known to break down in a magnetic field with a strength exceeding the size of the superfluid gap. A spatially inhomogeneous spin-imbalanced superconductor with a complex order parameter known as FFLO-state is predicted to occur in translationally invariant systems. Since in ultracold quantum gases the experimental setups have a limited size and a trapping potential, we analyze the realistic situation of a non-translationally invariant finite sized Hubbard model for this purpose. We first argue analytically, why the order parameter should be real in a system with continuous coordinates, and map our statements onto the Hubbard model with discrete coordinates defined on a lattice. The relevant Hubbard model is then treated numerically within mean field theory. We show that the numerical results agree with our analytically derived statements and we simulate various experimentally relevant systems in this thesis. Analogous calculations are presented for the situation at repulsive interaction strength where the N'eel state is expected to be realized experimentally in the near future. We map our analytical results obtained for the attractive model onto corresponding results for the repulsive model. We obtain a spatially invariant unit vector defining the direction of the order parameter as a consequence of the trapping potential, which is affirmed by our mean field numerical results for the repulsive case. Furthermore, we observe
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Highlights: • In a layered 2D cuprates the long-range order antiferromagnetism is driven mainly by the Van Hove singularity. • The long-range antiferromagnetism quickly disappear with doping away from the Van Hove singularity. • For pnictides the antiferromagnetism exists as a result of the nesting condition. • Since the doping steadily changes the nesting conditions, the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity may coexist. -- Abstract: We consider the Hubbard model in terms of the perturbative diagrammatic approach (UNF⩽1) where the interaction between two electrons with antiparallel spins in the lowest order of perturbation is described by the short-range repulsive contact (on-site) interaction (U>0). We argue that in layered 2D cuprates the long-range order antiferromagnetism is driven mainly by the Van Hove singularity, whereas in the case of pnictides the antiferromagnetism exists as a result of the nesting condition. We show that when the interaction is quite strong (UNF≈1) in the case of the Van Hove singularity the electron system undergoes the antiferromagnetic phase transition with the log-range order parameter and large insulating gap. The long-range antiferromagnetism quickly disappear, as shown, with the doping away from the Van Hove singularity, but the antiferromagnetic short-range correlation persists (UNF < 1) due to Coulomb repulsive interaction which is the mechanism for superconductivity in cuprates. We argue that in the case of pnictides the antiferromagnetism appears when the nesting conditions for the Fermi surface are met. Since the doping steadily changes the nesting conditions, the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity may coexist as has been observed in pnictides. We show that the proximity of the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity implies the repulsive interaction between electrons, which turns into attractive between quasiparticles as shown by the authors in the article published on the same issue as this one and
Disorder, random fields, and competing interactions in antiferromagnets
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Neutron scattering studies of disordered antiferromagnets have proved to be a very profitable way of studying random systems. Several recent examples are selected and include a detailed study of the phase transition of a d = 3 Ising system showing a well defined transition with properties different from these of a pure d = 3 Ising system. Much of the article is then concerned with the effect of a random field on the ordering and phase transitions. It is shown that random fields do have a large effect on the critical properties and in practice destroy the long range order in the good Ising systems with d = 2 and d = 3, although not in a nearly Heisenberg-like system. These results are compared with current theories and the discrepancies discussed. Finally measurements on a system with competing interactions are discussed and shown to be strongly influenced by the random fields produced in that system
Uranium nitride. A cubic antiferromagnet with anisotropic critical behaviour
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Highly anisotropic critical scattering associated with the transition at Tsub(N)=49.5K to the type-I antiferromagnetic structure has been observed in uranium nitride. The transverse susceptibility is found to be unobservably small. The longitudinal susceptibility diverges at Tsub(N) and its anisotropy shows that the spins within the (001) ferromagnetic sheets of the [001] domain are much more highly correlated than they are with the spins lying in adjacent (001) sheets. The correlation range within the sheets is much greater than that expected for a Heisenberg system with the same Tsub(N). The rod-like scattering extended along the spin and domain direction is reminiscent of two-dimensional behaviour. The results are inconsistent with a simple localized model and may reflect the itinerant nature of the 5f electrons. (author)
Spinor dynamics in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 thermal Bose gas
Pechkis, Hyewon K; Schwettmann, Arne; Griffin, Paul F; Barnett, Ryan; Tiesinga, Eite; Lett, Paul D
2013-01-01
We present experimental observations of coherent spin-population oscillations in a cold thermal, Bose gas of spin-1 sodium-23 atoms. The population oscillations in a multi-spatial-mode thermal gas have the same behavior as those observed in a single-spatial-mode antiferromagnetic spinor Bose Einstein condensate. We demonstrate this by showing that the two situations are described by the same dynamical equations, with a factor of two change in the spin-dependent interaction coefficient, which results from the change to particles with distinguishable momentum states in the thermal gas. We compare this theory to the measured spin population evolution after times up to a few hundreds of ms, finding quantitative agreement with the amplitude and period. We also measure the damping time of the oscillations as a function of magnetic field.
Space Group Symmetry Fractionalization in a Chiral Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet.
Zaletel, Michael P; Zhu, Zhenyue; Lu, Yuan-Ming; Vishwanath, Ashvin; White, Steven R
2016-05-13
The anyonic excitations of a spin liquid can feature fractional quantum numbers under space group symmetries. Detecting these fractional quantum numbers, which are analogs of the fractional charge of Laughlin quasiparticles, may prove easier than the direct observation of anyonic braiding and statistics. Motivated by the recent numerical discovery of spin-liquid phases in the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet, we theoretically predict the pattern of space group symmetry fractionalization in the kagome lattice SO(3)-symmetric chiral spin liquid. We provide a method to detect these fractional quantum numbers in finite-size numerics which is simple to implement in the density matrix renormalization group. Applying these developments to the chiral spin liquid phase of a kagome Heisenberg model, we find perfect agreement between our theoretical prediction and numerical observations. PMID:27232041
Magnetocaloric properties of a frustrated Blume-Capel antiferromagnet
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Žukovič Milan
2014-07-01
Full Text Available Low-temperature magnetization processes and magnetocaloric properties of a geometrically frustrated spin-1 Blume-Capel model on a triangular lattice are studied by Monte Carlo simulations. The model is found to display qualitatively different behavior depending on the sign of the single-ion anisotropy D. For positive values of D we observe two magnetization plateaus, similar to the spin-1/2 Ising antiferromagnet, and negative isothermal entropy changes for any field intensity. For a range of small negative values of D there are four magnetization plateaus and the entropy changes can be either negative or positive, depending on the field. If D is negative but large in absolute value then the entropy changes are solely positive.
Mechanisms of Spin-Mixing Instabilities in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Wheels
Soncini, Alessandro; Chibotaru, Liviu F.
2007-08-01
The microscopic theory of field-induced spin-mixing instabilities in antiferromagnetic molecular wheels CsFe8 is proposed. The basic features of magnetic torque measurements [O. Waldmann , Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 027206 (2006)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.96.027206] are well explained by the interplay of three basic ingredients: the spin-mixing vibronic interaction with field-dependent vibronic constants, cooperative elastic interactions, and spin-mixing interactions independent from vibrations. The main contribution to spin mixing comes from second-order zero-field splitting mechanisms. At variance with previous interpretations, we find that the observed anomalies are not associated with a phase transition.
Quantum kagome frustrated antiferromagnets: One route to quantum spin liquids
Mendels, Philippe; Bert, Fabrice
2016-03-01
After introducing the field of Highly Frustrated Magnetism through the quest for a quantum spin liquid in dimension higher than one, we focus on the emblematic case of the kagome network. From a theoretical point of view, the simple Heisenberg case for an antiferromagnetic kagome lattice decorated with quantum spins has been a long-standing problem, not solved yet. Experimental realizations have remained scarce for long until the discovery of herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 in 2005. This is one of the very few quantum kagome spin liquid candidates that triggered a burst of activity both on theory and experiment sides. We give a survey of theory outcomes on the "kagome" problem, review the experimental properties of that model candidate and shortly discuss them with respect to recent theoretical results. xml:lang="fr"
A quadrangular transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration
Kaneyoshi, T.
2015-11-01
The phase diagrams and the temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are investigated by the use of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT) and the core-shell concept. Many characteristic and unexpected behaviors are found for them, especially for thermal variation of total magnetization mT. The reentrant phenomenon induced by a transverse field in the core, the appearance of a compensation point, the non-monotonic variation with a compensation point, the reentrant phenomena with a compensation point and the existence of both a broad maximum and a compensation point have been found in the thermal variations of mT.
Spontaneous Pattern Formation in an Antiferromagnetic Quantum Gas
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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.
Spin waves in antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates.
Reis, Peter L; Fishman, Randy S
2009-01-01
Bimetallic oxalates are molecule-based magnets with transition-metal ions M(II) and M(')(III) arranged on an open honeycomb lattice. Performing a Holstein-Primakoff expansion, we obtain the spin-wave spectrum of antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates as a function of the crystal-field angular momentum L(2) and L(3) on the M(II) and M(')(III) sites. Our results are applied to the Fe(II)Mn(III), Ni(II)Mn(III) and V(II)V(III) bimetallic oxalates, where the spin-wave gap varies from 0 meV for quenched angular momentum to as high as 15 meV. The presence or absence of magnetic compensation appears to have no effect on the spin-wave gap. PMID:21817242
Spin wave acoustics of antiferromagnetic structures as magnetoacoustic metamaterials
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Gulyaev, Yurii V; Tarasenko, Sergei V; Shavrov, Vladimir G
2011-06-30
This is a review of research results on conditions under which spatially restricted low-temperature antiferromagnets and their composites can be considered as a special class of acoustic magnetic metamaterials (magnetoacoustic metamaterials). In these, the dynamic magnetoacoustic interaction produces a number of effects that are acoustic analogs of polariton effects and which are currently intensively studied in nonmagnetic acoustic metamaterials. It is shown that the elastostatic approach to the analysis of the magnetoelastic dynamics of spatially restricted compensated magnetics is an effective tool in the search for new types of resonance acoustic anomalies, part of which are typical of the magnetostatic spin wave physics (elastostatic bulk and surface spin waves, nonuniform spin-spin resonances with their participation, etc.). (reviews of topical problems)
Spin wave acoustics of antiferromagnetic structures as magnetoacoustic metamaterials
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This is a review of research results on conditions under which spatially restricted low-temperature antiferromagnets and their composites can be considered as a special class of acoustic magnetic metamaterials (magnetoacoustic metamaterials). In these, the dynamic magnetoacoustic interaction produces a number of effects that are acoustic analogs of polariton effects and which are currently intensively studied in nonmagnetic acoustic metamaterials. It is shown that the elastostatic approach to the analysis of the magnetoelastic dynamics of spatially restricted compensated magnetics is an effective tool in the search for new types of resonance acoustic anomalies, part of which are typical of the magnetostatic spin wave physics (elastostatic bulk and surface spin waves, nonuniform spin-spin resonances with their participation, etc.). (reviews of topical problems)
Itinerant and Localized Magnetization Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Ho.
Rettig, L; Dornes, C; Thielemann-Kühn, N; Pontius, N; Zabel, H; Schlagel, D L; Lograsso, T A; Chollet, M; Robert, A; Sikorski, M; Song, S; Glownia, J M; Schüßler-Langeheine, C; Johnson, S L; Staub, U
2016-06-24
Using femtosecond time-resolved resonant magnetic x-ray diffraction at the Ho L_{3} absorption edge, we investigate the demagnetization dynamics in antiferromagnetically ordered metallic Ho after femtosecond optical excitation. Tuning the x-ray energy to the electric dipole (E1, 2p→5d) or quadrupole (E2, 2p→4f) transition allows us to selectively and independently study the spin dynamics of the itinerant 5d and localized 4f electronic subsystems via the suppression of the magnetic (2 1 3-τ) satellite peak. We find demagnetization time scales very similar to ferromagnetic 4f systems, suggesting that the loss of magnetic order occurs via a similar spin-flip process in both cases. The simultaneous demagnetization of both subsystems demonstrates strong intra-atomic 4f-5d exchange coupling. In addition, an ultrafast lattice contraction due to the release of magneto-striction leads to a transient shift of the magnetic satellite peak. PMID:27391747
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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
Substrate-induced antiferromagnetism of an Fe monolayer on the Ir(001) surface
Kudrnovsky, Josef; Maca, Frantisek; Turek, Ilja; Redinger, Josef
2009-01-01
We present detailed ab initio study of structural and magnetic stability of a Fe-monolayer on the fcc(001) surface of iridium. The Fe-monolayer has a strong tendency to order antiferromagnetically for the true relaxed geometry. On the contrary an unrelaxed Fe/Ir(001) sample has a ferromagnetic ground state. The antiferromagnetism is thus stabilized by the decreased Fe-Ir layer spacing in striking contrast to the recently experimentally observed antiferromagnetism of the Fe/W(001) system which...
Magnetic excitations in antiferromagnetically coupled superlattices: Fe/Mo and Fe/Cr
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Here we report the results of a Brillouin light scattering (BLS) study of magnetic excitations in antiferromagnetically (AF) coupled Fe/Mo and Fe/Cr superlattices. This technique, already been applied to AF coupled tri-layer films shows that these systems reflect coupling (ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic) between ferromagnetic layers. However since in ordinary magnetic superlattices, new collective modes exist resulting from dipolar coupling of the ferromagnetic layers, it could be expected that these new antiferromagnetic systems will also show novel behaviour. In this manuscript, only the magnetization and BLS results are presented and discussed
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
Superfluid and antiferromagnetic phases in ultracold fermionic quantum gases
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Gottwald, Tobias
2010-08-27
In this thesis several models are treated, which are relevant for ultracold fermionic quantum gases loaded onto optical lattices. In particular, imbalanced superfluid Fermi mixtures, which are considered as the best way to realize Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) states experimentally, and antiferromagnetic states, whose experimental realization is one of the next major goals, are examined analytically and numerically with the use of appropriate versions of the Hubbard model. The usual Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductor is known to break down in a magnetic field with a strength exceeding the size of the superfluid gap. A spatially inhomogeneous spin-imbalanced superconductor with a complex order parameter known as FFLO-state is predicted to occur in translationally invariant systems. Since in ultracold quantum gases the experimental setups have a limited size and a trapping potential, we analyze the realistic situation of a non-translationally invariant finite sized Hubbard model for this purpose. We first argue analytically, why the order parameter should be real in a system with continuous coordinates, and map our statements onto the Hubbard model with discrete coordinates defined on a lattice. The relevant Hubbard model is then treated numerically within mean field theory. We show that the numerical results agree with our analytically derived statements and we simulate various experimentally relevant systems in this thesis. Analogous calculations are presented for the situation at repulsive interaction strength where the N'eel state is expected to be realized experimentally in the near future. We map our analytical results obtained for the attractive model onto corresponding results for the repulsive model. We obtain a spatially invariant unit vector defining the direction of the order parameter as a consequence of the trapping potential, which is affirmed by our mean field numerical results for the repulsive case. Furthermore, we observe
A nonmagnetic impurity in a 2D quantum critical antiferromagnet
Troyer, Matthias
2003-03-01
We compute the properties of a mobile hole and a static impurity injected into a two-dimensional antiferromagnet or superconductor in the vicinity of a magnetic quantum critical point. A static S=1/2 impurity doped into a quantum-disordered spin gap system induces a local moment with spin S=1/2 and a corresponding Curie-like impurity susceptibility, while the same impurity in a Néel ordered state only gives a finite impurity susceptibility. For the quantum critical system however an interesting field-theoretical prediction has been made that there the impurity spin susceptibility still has a Curie-like divergence, but with a universal effective spin that is neither an integer nor a half-odd integer [1]. In large-scale quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations using the loop algorithm we calculate the impurity susceptibility and find that, unfortunately, this effect is not observable since the renormalization of the effective spin away from S=1/2 is minimal. Other predictions of the field theory, such as a new critical exponent η' describing the time-dependent impurity spin correlations can however be confirmed [2]. Next we compute the spectral function of a hole injected into a 2D antiferromagnet or superconductor in the vicinity of a magnetic quantum critical point [3]. We show that, near van Hove singularities, the problem maps onto that of a static vacancy. This allows the calculation of the spectral function in a QMC simulation without encountering the negative sign problem. We find a vanishing quasiparticle residue at the critical point, a new exponent η_h0.080.04 describing the frequency dependence of the spectral function G_h(ω)(ɛ_0-ω)-1+ηh and discuss possible relevance to photoemission spectra of cuprate superconductors near the antinodal points. ^1 S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain and M. Vojta, Science 286, 2479 (1999). ^2 M. Troyer, in Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 145 (2002); M. Körner and M. Troyer, ibid. ^3 S. Sachdev, M. Troyer, and M. Vojta, Phys. Rev
Multicritical points in the three-dimensional XXZ antiferromagnet with single-ion anisotropy
Selke, Walter
2013-01-01
The classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet with uniaxial exchange anisotropy, the XXZ model, and competing planar single-ion anisotropy in a magnetic field on a simple cubic lattice is studied with the help of extensive Monte Carlo simulations. The biconical (supersolid) phase, bordering the antiferromagnetic and spin-flop phases, is found to become thermally unstable well below the onset of the disordered, paramagnetic phase, leading to interesting multicritical points.
Bauer, Johannes; Sachdev, Subir(Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA)
2015-01-01
We study charge ordered solutions for fermions on a square lattice interacting with dynamic antiferromagnetic fluctuations. Our approach is based on real space Eliashberg equations which are solved self-consistently. We first show that the antiferromagnetic fluctuations can induce arc features in the spectral functions, as spectral weight is suppressed at the hot spots; however, no real pseudogap is generated. At low temperature spontaneous charge order with a $d$-form factor can be stabilize...
Valence Bond Solid Order Near Impurities in Two-Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets
Metlitski, Max A.; Sachdev, Subir
2008-01-01
Recent scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) experiments on underdoped cuprates have displayed modulations in the local electronic density of states, which are centered on a Cu-O-Cu bond [Kohsaka et al. Science 315 1380 (2007)]. As a paradigm of the pinning of such bond-centered ordering in strongly correlated systems, we present the theory of valence bond solid (VBS) correlations near a single impurity in a square lattice antiferromagnet. The antiferromagnet is assumed to be in the vicinity of...
Nuclear spin-magnon relaxation in two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnets
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Experiments are discussed of the dependence on temperature and magnetic field of the longitudinal relaxation time of single crystals of antiferromagnetically ordered insulators, i.e. in the temperature range below the Neel temperature and in fields up to the spin-flop transition. The experiments are done on 19F nuclei in the Heisenberg antiferromagnets K2MnF4 and K2NiF4, the magnetic structure of which is two-dimensional quadratic. (C.F.)
Antiferromagnetically Spin Polarized Oxygen Observed in Magnetoelectric TbMn2O5
Beale, T. A. W.; Wilkins, S. B.; Johnson, R. D.; Bland, S. R.; Joly, Yves; Forrest, T. R.; McMorrow, D. F.; Yakhou, F.; Prabhakaran, D.; Boothroyd, A. T.; Hatton, P. D.
2010-01-01
We report the direct measurement of antiferromagnetic spin polarization at the oxygen sites in the multiferroic TbMn2O5, through resonant soft x-ray magnetic scattering. This supports recent theoretical models suggesting that the oxygen spin polarization is key to the magnetoelectric coupling mechanism. The spin polarization is observed through a resonantly enhanced diffraction signal at the oxygen K edge at the commensurate antiferromagnetic wave vector. Using the fdmnes code we have accurat...
Design of Co/ Pd multilayer system with antiferromagnetic-to-ferromagnetic phase transition
Thiele, Jan-Ulrich; Hauet, Thomas; Hellwig, Olav
2008-01-01
International audience Among the known magnetic material systems, most are either purely antiferromagnetic or purely ferromagnetic at temperatures up to their critical temperature. There are only very few examples of materials that undergo a temperature dependent phase transition from an antiferromagnetic to a ferromagnetic phase or vice versa, and of these, only the chemically ordered alloy FeRh exhibits this transition near room temperature. Here we present a perpendicular anisotropy mul...
Magnetic structure of Cu in antiferromagnetic REBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub y
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Luetgemeier, H.; Brand, R.A.; Sauer, C.; Rupp, B.; Meuffels, P.M.; Zinn, W. (Inst. fuer Festkoerperforschung, KFA Juelich (Germany, F.R.))
1989-12-01
The NQR spectra of Cu and the Moessbauer effect spectra of Fe in oxygen deficient antiferromagnetic 123 compounds have been investigated. A transition from the high temperature anti-ferromagnetic spin structure of the magnetic moments at the Cu(2) sites with the stacking sequence + - + - to another one at low temperature (+ + - -) is induced by a small amount (about 1%) of magnetic impurities at the Cu(1) sites. The Cu(1) ions themselves carry no magnetic moments. (orig.).
Magnetic structure of Cu in antiferromagnetic reba2Cu3Oy
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This paper reports an investigation of the NQR spectra of Cu and the Mossbauer effect spectra of Fe in oxygen deficient antiferromagnetic 123 compounds. A transition from the high temperature antiferromagnetic spin structure of the magnetic moments at the Cu(2) sites with the stacking sequence + - + - to another one at low temperature (+ + - -) is induced by a small amount (about 1%) of magnetic impurities at the Cu(1) sites. The Cu(1) ions themselves carry no magnetic moments
Thermally stable magnetic skyrmions in multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic racetracks
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.
Quantum order by disorder in frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets.
Bernier, Jean-Sébastien; Lawler, Michael J; Kim, Yong Baek
2008-07-25
We present a quantum theory of frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnets. Considering quantum fluctuations as the predominant mechanism relieving spin frustration, we find a rich phase diagram comprising of six phases with coplanar spiral ordering in addition to the Néel phase. By computing the specific heat of these ordered phases, we obtain a remarkable agreement between (k, k, 0) spiral ordering and the experimental specific heat data for the diamond lattice spinel compounds MnSc2S4, Co3O4, and CoRh2O4, i.e., specific heat data is a strong evidence for (k, k, 0) spiral ordering in all of these materials. This prediction can be tested in future neutron scattering experiments on Co3O4 and CoRh2O4, and is consistent with existing neutron scattering data on MnSc2S4. Based on this agreement, we infer a monotonically increasing relationship between frustration and the strength of quantum fluctuations. PMID:18764361
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)
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.
Order by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets
Rau, Jeffrey G.; Petit, Sylvain; Gingras, Michel J. P.
2016-05-01
Conclusive evidence of order by disorder is scarce in real materials. Perhaps one of the strongest cases presented has been for the pyrochlore XY antiferromagnet Er2Ti2O7 , with the ground state selection proceeding by order by disorder induced through the effects of quantum fluctuations. This identification assumes the smallness of the effect of virtual crystal field fluctuations that could provide an alternative route to picking the ground state. Here we show that this order by virtual crystal field fluctuations is not only significant, but competitive with the effects of quantum fluctuations. Further, we argue that higher-multipolar interactions that are generically present in rare-earth magnets can dramatically enhance this effect. From a simplified bilinear-biquadratic model of these multipolar interactions, we show how the virtual crystal field fluctuations manifest in Er2Ti2O7 using a combination of strong-coupling perturbation theory and the random-phase approximation. We find that the experimentally observed ψ2 state is indeed selected and the experimentally measured excitation gap can be reproduced when the bilinear and biquadratic couplings are comparable while maintaining agreement with the entire experimental spin-wave excitation spectrum. Finally, we comment on possible tests of this scenario and discuss implications for other order-by-disorder candidates in rare-earth magnets.
Ultrafast Band Engineering and Transient Spin Currents in Antiferromagnetic Oxides
Gu, Mingqiang; Rondinelli, James M.
2016-01-01
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. PMID:27126354
Magnetic and calorimetric studies of antiferromagnetic transitions in erbium sesquisulfide
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Wang, C.R.; Chen, Y.Y.; Yao, Y.D.; Lin, Y.S.; Ou, M.N.; Taher, S.M.A.; Hamdeh, H.H.; Zhang, X.; Ho, J.C. E-mail: james.ho@wichita.edu; Gruber, J.B.John B
2004-03-01
Magnetic measurements reveal an antiferromagnetic transition in erbium sesquisulfide ErS{sub 1.5} (Er{sub 2}S{sub 3}). The Neel temperature T{sub N} decreases from approximately 3 K at low fields to below 1.8 K at 9000 G. A Curie-Weiss fit to the low-field data between 100 and 300 K yields an effective magnetic moment of 9.65 {mu}{sub B} per Er{sup 3+}. Zero-field calorimetric measurements between 0.7 and 8 K also show a corresponding specific heat peak at T{sub N}. Not expected, however, is the presence of a lower-temperature specific heat shoulder near 2 K. An entropy analysis indicates that both anomalies provide a total of R ln 2 as expected for the Er{sup 3+} ordering, suggesting that the two non-equivalent Er{sup 3+} sites in the monoclinic lattice have different transition temperatures near 3 and 2 K, respectively.
Ferromagnetism at the interfaces of antiferromagnetic FeRh epilayers
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Fan, P.; Arena, D.; Kinane, C.J.; Charlton, T.R.; Dorner, R.; Ali, M.; de Vries, A. de.; Brydson, R.M.D.; Marrows, C.H.; Hickey, B.J.; Tanner, B.K.; Nisbet, G.; and Langridge, S.
2010-07-15
The nanoscale magnetic structure of FeRh epilayers has been studied by polarized neutron reflectometry. Epitaxial films with a nominal thickness of 500 {angstrom} were grown on MgO (001) substrates via molecular-beam epitaxy and capped with 20 {angstrom} of MgO. The FeRh films show a clear transition from the antiferromagnetic (AF) state to the ferromagnetic (FM) state with increasing temperature. Surprisingly the films possess a FM moment even at a temperature 80 K below the AF-FM transition temperature of the film. We have quantified the magnitude and spatial extent of this FM moment, which is confined to within {approx}60-80 {angstrom} of the FeRh near the top and bottom interfaces. These interfacial FM layers account for the unusual effects previously observed in films with thickness <100 {angstrom}. Given the delicate energy balance between the AF and FM ground states we suggest a metastable FM state resides near to the interface within an AF matrix. The length scale over which the FM region resides is consistent with the strained regions of the film.
Jamming Behavior of Domain Walls in an Antiferromagnetic Film
Sinha, Sunil
2014-03-01
Over the last few years, attempts have been made to unify many aspects of the freezing behavior of glasses, granular materials, gels, supercooled liquids, etc. into a general conceptual framework of what is called jamming behavior. This occurs when particles reach packing densities high enough that their motions become highly restricted. A general phase diagram has been proposed onto which various materials systems, e.g glasses or granular materials, can be mapped. We will discuss some recent applications of resonant and non-resonant soft X-ray Grazing Incidence Scattering to mesoscopic science, for example the study of magnetic domain wall fluctuations in thin films. For these studies, we use resonant magnetic x-ray scattering with a coherent photon beam and the technique of X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy. find that at the ordering temperature the domains of an antiferromagnetic system, namely Dysprosium metal, behave very much also like a jammed system and their associated fluctuations exhibit behavior which exhibit some of the universal characteristics of jammed systems, such as non-exponential relaxation and Vogel-Fulcher type freezing. Work supported by Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Energy under Grant Number: DE-SC0003678.
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.
Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic order in bacterial vortex lattices
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.
Pressure-induced amorphization of antiferromagnetic FePO 4
Pasternak, M. P.; Rozenberg, G. Kh.; Milner, A. P.; Amanowicz, M.; Brister, K. E.; Taylor, R. D.
1998-03-01
In this paper we describe for the first time an unusual phenomenon, occurring in FePO 4 ( TN=25 K), where pressure drives the crystalline low-pressure phase (I) into two, coexisting antiferromagnetic states; one amorphous designated as IIa, the other crystalline (IIb) with an enhanced coordination number. This is unlike the case of berlinite (AlPO 4), which completely amorphizes above 15 GPa. Measurements were carried out with Mössbauer Spectroscopy (MS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) at CHESS, over the pressure range 0-30 GPa. XRD shows that the double transformation starts at ˜2 GPa reaching saturation at 7 GPa. MS, however, show that the FePO 4-I phase coexists to the highest pressure, indicating possible formation of clusters with sizes undetected by XRD. The abundance of the FePO 4 IIa and IIb phases are about equal. Both XRD and the new TN (=60 K) value obtained by MS, show that the FePO 4-IIa phase is isostructural to CrVO 4. No change is observed in the relative abundance of the three phases at P>7 GPa in which the I-phase constitutes about 10% of the total. The TN value of the FePO 4-II phases increases with increasing pressure, from 50 K at 2.5 GPa to 65 at 25 GPa. The pressure transitions at room temperature are not reversible; after pressure release to ambient value, the FePO 4-I is completely restored only after heat treatment in air at T=700°C.
Nematic antiferromagnetic states in bulk FeSe
Liu, Kai; Lu, Zhong-Yi; Xiang, Tao
2016-05-01
The existence of nematic order, which breaks the lattice rotational symmetry with nonequivalent a and b axes in iron-based superconductors, is a well-established experimental fact. An antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition is accompanying this order, observed in nearly all parent compounds, except bulk FeSe. The absence of the AFM order in FeSe casts doubt on the magnetic mechanism of iron-based superconductivity, since the nematic order is believed to be driven by the same interaction that is responsible for the superconducting pairing in these materials. Here we show, through systematic first-principles electronic structure calculations, that the ground state of FeSe is in fact strongly AFM correlated but without developing a magnetic long-range order. Actually, there are a series of staggered n -mer AFM states with corresponding energies below that of the single stripe AFM state, which is the ground state for the parent compounds of most iron-based superconductors. Here, the staggered n -mer (n any integer >1 ) means a set of n adjacent parallel spins on a line along the b axis with antiparallel spins between n -mers along both a and b axes. Moreover, different n -mers can antiparallelly mix with each other to coexist. Among all the states, we find that the lowest energy states formed by the staggered dimer, staggered trimer, and their random antiparallel aligned spin states along the b axis are quasidegenerate. The thermal average of these states does not show any magnetic long-range order, but it does possess a hidden one-dimensional AFM order along the a axis, which can be detected by elastic neutron scattering measurements. Our finding gives a natural account for the absence of long-range magnetic order and suggests that the nematicity is driven predominantly by spin fluctuations even in bulk FeSe, providing a unified description on the phase diagram of iron-based superconductors.
Enhanced room temperature ferromagnetism in antiferromagnetic NiO nanoparticles
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Patta Ravikumar
2015-08-01
Full Text Available We report systematic investigations of structural, vibrational, resonance and magnetic properties of nanoscale NiO powders prepared by ball milling process under different milling speeds for 30 hours of milling. Structural properties revealed that both pure NiO and as-milled NiO powders exhibit face centered cubic structure, but average crystallite size decreases to around 11 nm along with significant increase in strain with increasing milling speed. Vibrational properties show the enhancement in the intensity of one-phonon longitudinal optical (LO band and disappearance of two-magnon band due to size reduction. In addition, two-phonon LO band exhibits red shift due to size-induced phonon confinement effect and surface relaxation. Pure NiO powder exhibit antiferromagnetic nature, which transforms into induced ferromagnetic after size reduction. The average magnetization at room temperature increases with decreasing the crystallite size and a maximum moment of 0.016 μB/f.u. at 12 kOe applied field and coercivity of 170 Oe were obtained for 30 hours milled NiO powders at 600 rotation per minute milling speed. The change in the magnetic properties is also supported by the vibrational properties. Thermomagnetization measurements at high temperature reveal a well-defined magnetic phase transition at high temperature (TC around 780 K due to induced ferromagnetic phase. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR studies reveal a good agreement between the EPR results and magnetic properties. The observed results are described on the basis of crystallite size variation, defect density, large strain, oxidation/reduction of Ni and interaction between uncompensated surfaces and particle core with lattice expansion. The obtained results suggest that nanoscale NiO powders with high TC and moderate magnetic moment at room temperature with cubic structure would be useful to expedite for spintronic devices.
Koplak, O. V.; Chernenkaya, A.; Medjanik, K.; Brambilla, A.; Gloskovskii, A.; Calloni, A.; Schönhense, G.; Ciccacci, F.; Morgunov, R. B.
2014-01-01
Changes of the electronic structure accompanied by charge localization and a transition to an antiferromagnetic ground state were observed in the (DOEO)$_4$[HgBr$_4$]TCE organic semiconductor. Localization starts in the region of about 150 K and the antiferromagnetic state occurs below 60 K. The magnetic moment of the crystal contains contributions of antiferromagnetic inclusions (droplets), individual paramagnetic centers formed by localized holes and free charge carriers at 2 K. Two types o...
Giant Anomalous Hall Effect in the Chiral Antiferromagnet Mn3Ge
Kiyohara, Naoki; Tomita, Takahiro; Nakatsuji, Satoru
2016-06-01
The external field control of antiferromagnetism is a significant subject both for basic science and technological applications. As a useful macroscopic response to detect magnetic states, the anomalous Hall effect (AHE) is known for ferromagnets, but it has never been observed in antiferromagnets until the recent discovery in Mn3Sn . Here we report another example of the AHE in a related antiferromagnet, namely, in the hexagonal chiral antiferromagnet Mn3Ge . Our single-crystal study reveals that Mn3Ge exhibits a giant anomalous Hall conductivity |σx z|˜60 Ω-1 cm-1 at room temperature and approximately 380 Ω-1 cm-1 at 5 K in zero field, reaching nearly half of the value expected for the quantum Hall effect per atomic layer with Chern number of unity. Our detailed analyses on the anisotropic Hall conductivity indicate that in comparison with the in-plane-field components |σx z| and |σz y|, which are very large and nearly comparable in size, we find |σy x| obtained in the field along the c axis to be much smaller. The anomalous Hall effect shows a sign reversal with the rotation of a small magnetic field less than 0.1 T. The soft response of the AHE to magnetic field should be useful for applications, for example, to develop switching and memory devices based on antiferromagnets.
Multiple-stable anisotropic magnetoresistance memory in antiferromagnetic MnTe
Kriegner, D.; Výborný, K.; Olejník, K.; Reichlová, H.; Novák, V.; Marti, X.; Gazquez, J.; Saidl, V.; Němec, P.; Volobuev, V. V.; Springholz, G.; Holý, V.; Jungwirth, T.
2016-06-01
Commercial magnetic memories rely on the bistability of ordered spins in ferromagnetic materials. Recently, experimental bistable memories have been realized using fully compensated antiferromagnetic metals. Here we demonstrate a multiple-stable memory device in epitaxial MnTe, an antiferromagnetic counterpart of common II-VI semiconductors. Favourable micromagnetic characteristics of MnTe allow us to demonstrate a smoothly varying zero-field antiferromagnetic anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) with a harmonic angular dependence on the writing magnetic field angle, analogous to ferromagnets. The continuously varying AMR provides means for the electrical read-out of multiple-stable antiferromagnetic memory states, which we set by heat-assisted magneto-recording and by changing the writing field direction. The multiple stability in our memory is ascribed to different distributions of domains with the Néel vector aligned along one of the three magnetic easy axes. The robustness against strong magnetic field perturbations combined with the multiple stability of the magnetic memory states are unique properties of antiferromagnets.
Antiferromagnetic proximity effect in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems.
Li, Q; Liang, J H; Luo, Y M; Ding, Z; Gu, T; Hu, Z; Hua, C Y; Lin, H-J; Pi, T W; Kang, S P; Won, C; Wu, Y Z
2016-01-01
Magnetic proximity effect between two magnetic layers is an important focus of research for discovering new physical properties of magnetic systems. Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are fundamental systems with magnetic ordering and promising candidate materials in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. However, the magnetic proximity effect between antiferromagnetic bilayers is rarely studied because detecting the spin orientation of AFMs is challenging. Using X-ray linear dichroism and magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements, we investigated antiferromagnetic proximity effects in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems. We found the antiferromagnetic spin of the NiO underwent a spin reorientation transition from in-plane to out-of-plane with increasing NiO thickness, with the existence of vertical exchange spring spin alignment in thick NiO. More interestingly, the Néel temperature of the CoO layer was greatly enhanced by the adjacent NiO layer, with the extent of the enhancement closely dependent on the spin orientation of NiO layer. This phenomenon was attributed to different exchange coupling strengths at the AFM/AFM interface depending on the relative spin directions. Our results indicate a new route for modifying the spin configuration and ordering temperature of AFMs through the magnetic proximity effect near room temperature, which should further benefit the design of AFM spintronic devices. PMID:26932164
Antiferromagnetic order and spin glass behavior in Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3}
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Siouris, I.M., E-mail: jsiou@pme.duth.gr [Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Production and Management Engineering Department, Materials Laboratory, 67100 Xanthi (Greece); Kremer, R.K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Hoelzel, M. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), 85748 Garching (Germany)
2011-11-15
The magnetic properties of the intermetallic compound Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3} have been investigated. Ac and dc-susceptibility measurements indicate an onset of antiferromagnetic ordering at T{sub N}=19.5 K and an additional frequency dependent transition at T{sub ds}{approx}9 K. Neutron diffraction studies confirm the ordered transition at 19.5{+-}1 K. The magnetic unit cell can be described by the propagation vector k=(0.25,0.25,0) with the magnetic moment {mu}=2.63(4){mu}{sub B}/Dy{sup 3+} parallel to the c-axis. Nevertheless, neutron diffraction reveals no additional magnetic phase transition around or below 9 K, which suggests that, at lower temperatures, a spin glass state may be formed in coexistence with the antiferromagnetic mode as a result of frustration and the antagonism between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. - Highlights: > Dy{sub 2}CuIn{sub 3} is characterized by the dominance of antiferromagnetic (AF) interactions. > Geometric frustration and crystal field effects prevent the formation of the full magnetic moment on the Dy ions. > Two magnetic regimes are recognized: an AF state and a mixed AF-glassy state. > The antiferromagnetic structure of the compound has been determined.
Antiferromagnetic proximity effect in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems
Li, Q.; Liang, J. H.; Luo, Y. M.; Ding, Z.; Gu, T.; Hu, Z.; Hua, C. Y.; Lin, H.-J.; Pi, T. W.; Kang, S. P.; Won, C.; Wu, Y. Z.
2016-03-01
Magnetic proximity effect between two magnetic layers is an important focus of research for discovering new physical properties of magnetic systems. Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are fundamental systems with magnetic ordering and promising candidate materials in the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. However, the magnetic proximity effect between antiferromagnetic bilayers is rarely studied because detecting the spin orientation of AFMs is challenging. Using X-ray linear dichroism and magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements, we investigated antiferromagnetic proximity effects in epitaxial CoO/NiO/MgO(001) systems. We found the antiferromagnetic spin of the NiO underwent a spin reorientation transition from in-plane to out-of-plane with increasing NiO thickness, with the existence of vertical exchange spring spin alignment in thick NiO. More interestingly, the Néel temperature of the CoO layer was greatly enhanced by the adjacent NiO layer, with the extent of the enhancement closely dependent on the spin orientation of NiO layer. This phenomenon was attributed to different exchange coupling strengths at the AFM/AFM interface depending on the relative spin directions. Our results indicate a new route for modifying the spin configuration and ordering temperature of AFMs through the magnetic proximity effect near room temperature, which should further benefit the design of AFM spintronic devices.
Hubbard one-particle Green function in the antiferromagnetic phase
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An analytic approach is presented of electronic one-particle spectra of the one-band Hubbard model at half filling in the antiferromagnetic phase. Starting from the strong-coupling regime U>t, a projection technique is used to set up self-consistent coupled equations for the electron Green function, which are valid down to values U∼t. The self-consistent equation for the hole propagator is a direct generalization of the one found from the t-J model. This gives further support to the open-quotes stringclose quotes picture, where propagation of holes creates strings of overturned spins with which the holes interact. Hopping of holes (or electrons) with up spin on the down sublattice is also taken into acount, as well as transitions between the lower and upper Hubbard bands. These are shown to change significantly the incoherent part of the t-J model spectra, by smearing out the shake-off peaks, reminiscent of higher bound string states due to multispin scattering. Coherent (quasiparticle) peaks exist at the band edges, on both sides of the insulating gap. With decreasing U the quasiparticle concept loses its meaning for wave vectors at the center of the magnetic Brillouin zone (MBZ). For large values of U the dispersion of the quasiparticle is found to scale with its band width, which is of order J. Extrema are always found at k=(π/2,π/2). The weight of the quasiparticle at this k value decreases logarithmically with increasing U. In the strong-coupling limit the spectrum tends to be symmetric, i.e., to become an even function of the frequency around the chemical potential, for any wave vector. For small values of U the dispersion at the edge of the MBZ flattens away. The spectral function in this regime, for wave vectors away from the edge of the MBZ, is concentrated mainly on one side of the chemical potential. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society
Pawłowski, G.
2009-04-01
The problem of order-order and order-disorder transitions in the system described by the 2D antiferromagnetic Blume-Capel model in the presence of a magnetic field is studied by the Wang and Landau flat-histogram simulation method and by the classical Monte Carlo. Anomalous thermodynamic characteristics in low temperatures indicate different type orderings in finite temperatures. The existence of pure antiferromagnetic phases as well as mixed state is shown by detailed phenomenological analysis of the system. The border lines on the phase diagram between various orderings are determined by the complementary microscopic study of the percolation problem for c(2×2) elementary structures of antiferromagnetic ordered phases. This new approach has also shown a full agreement between the percolation threshold for the cluster of mixed phase and the critical temperature of the ordered system.
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.
Tyagi, Pawan; Baker, Collin; D'Angelo, Christopher
2015-07-01
This paper reports our Monte Carlo (MC) studies aiming to explain the experimentally observed paramagnetic molecule induced antiferromagnetic coupling between ferromagnetic (FM) electrodes. Recently developed magnetic tunnel junction based molecular spintronics devices (MTJMSDs) were prepared by chemically bonding the paramagnetic molecules between the FM electrodes along the tunnel junction’s perimeter. These MTJMSDs exhibited molecule-induced strong antiferromagnetic coupling. We simulated the 3D atomic model analogous to the MTJMSD and studied the effect of molecule’s magnetic couplings with the two FM electrodes. Simulations show that when a molecule established ferromagnetic coupling with one electrode and antiferromagnetic coupling with the other electrode, then theoretical results effectively explained the experimental findings. Our studies suggest that in order to align MTJMSDs’ electrodes antiparallel to each other, the exchange coupling strength between a molecule and FM electrodes should be ˜50% of the interatomic exchange coupling for the FM electrodes.
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.
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.
Relativistic Néel-Order Fields Induced by Electrical Current in Antiferromagnets
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.
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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.
Quantum oscillations in antiferromagnetic CaFe2As2 on the brink of superconductivity
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We report quantum oscillation measurements on CaFe2As2 under strong magnetic fields-recently reported to become superconducting under pressures of as little as a kilobar. The largest observed carrier pocket occupies less than 0.05% of the paramagnetic Brillouin zone volume-consistent with Fermi surface reconstruction caused by antiferromagnetism. On comparing several alkaline earth AFe2As2 antiferromagnets (with A = Ca, Sr and Ba), the dependences of the Fermi surface cross-sectional area Fα and the effective mass mα* of the primary observed pocket on the antiferromagnetic/structural transition temperature Ts are both found to be consistent with the case for quasiparticles in a conventional spin-density wave model. These findings suggest that the recently proposed strain-enhanced superconductivity in these materials occurs within a broadly conventional spin-density wave phase. (fast track communication)
Antiferromagnetism in the new ThMn12-type compound HoCu4Al8
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A new ThMn12-type ternary rare-earth intermetallic HoCu4Al8 has been fabricated. Magnetic susceptibility measurement on this material revealed a maximum at around 5.5 K. With a fit of high-temperature data to the Curie-Weiss law, we obtained an effective moment of 10.2μ B which is close to the value arising from the free holmium ion. Together with a negative Weiss temperature of about 5.7 K, we conclude that HoCu4Al8 is an antiferromagnet and the antiferromagnetic interaction between holmium atoms is responsible for the observed magnetic nature. In addition, 27Al NMR measurements have been carried out in the paramagnetic state of HoCu4Al8. Results are found to be consistent with the antiferromagnetic characteristics of this compound
Barker, Joseph; Tretiakov, Oleg A.
2016-04-01
Skyrmions are topologically protected entities in magnetic materials which have the potential to be used in spintronics for information storage and processing. However, Skyrmions in ferromagnets have some intrinsic difficulties which must be overcome to use them for spintronic applications, such as the inability to move straight along current. We show that Skyrmions can also be stabilized and manipulated in antiferromagnetic materials. An antiferromagnetic Skyrmion is a compound topological object with a similar but of opposite sign spin texture on each sublattice, which, e.g., results in a complete cancellation of the Magnus force. We find that the composite nature of antiferromagnetic Skyrmions gives rise to different dynamical behavior due to both an applied current and temperature effects.
Pressure-induced antiferromagnetic transition and phase diagram in FeSe
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We report measurements of resistance and ac magnetic susceptibility on FeSe single crystals under high pressure up to 27.2 kbar. The structural phase transition is quickly suppressed with pressure, and the associated anomaly is not seen above ∼18 kbar. The superconducting transition temperature evolves nonmonotonically with pressure, showing a minimum at ∼12 kbar. We find another anomaly at 21.2 K at 11.6 kbar. This anomaly most likely corresponds to the antiferromagnetic phase transition found in μSR measurements. The antiferromagnetic and superconducting transition temperatures both increase with pressure up to ∼25 kbar and then level off. The width of the superconducting transition anomalously broadens in the pressure range where the antiferromagnetism coexists. (author)
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LIU Zhao-Sen; Sechovsk(y) Vladimir; Divi(s) Martin
2011-01-01
@@ A Usov-type quantum model based on a mean-field approximation is utilized to simulate the magnetic structure of an assumed rare-earth nanoparticle consisting of an antiferromagnetic core and a paramagnetic outer shell.We study the magnetic properties in the presence and absence of an external magnetic field.Our simulation results show that the magnetic moments in the core region orientate antiferromagnetically in zero external magnetic field; an applied magnetic field rotates all of the magnetic moments in the paramagnetic shell completely to the field direction, and turns those in the core (which tries to maintain its original antiferromagnetic structure) towards the orientation in some degree; and the paramagnetic shell does not have a strong influence on the magnetic configuration of the core.%A Usov-type quantum model based on a mean-field approximation is utilized to simulate the magnetic structure of an assumed rare-earth nanoparticle consisting of an antiferromagnetic core and a paramagnetic outer shell. We study the magnetic properties in the presence and absence of an external magnetic field. Our simulation results show that the magnetic moments in the core region orientate antiferromagnetically in zero external magnetic field; an applied magnetic field rotates all of the magnetic moments in the paramagnetic shell completely to the Geld direction, and turns those in the core (which tries to maintain its original antiferromagnetic structure) towards the orientation in some degree; and the paramagnetic shell does not have a strong influence on the magnetic configuration of the core.
Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature.
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
Spin polaron in two-dimensional antiferromagnetics - from local singlet to compound quasi-particle
Barabanov, A F; Belemuk, A M
2002-01-01
The basic theoretical concepts, related to the spin polaron scenario for the charge excitations in the two-dimensional antiferromagnetics, are presented. The distinctive peculiarity of the developed approach consists in consideration of the local polaron as the zero approximation for the quasi-particles. On the following stage this excitation is coated into the antiferromagnetic spin waves and the radius intermediate polaron is formed. The method makes it possible to continuously describe the transition from the zero temperatures to the finite ones and to consider the wide doping range. The above approach explains basic results of the ARPES-experiments in the CuO sub 2 plane
Synthetic antiferromagnet with Heusler alloy Co2FeAl ferromagnetic layers
Xu, X. G.; Zhang, D L; Li, X. Q.; Bao, J.; Jiang, Y.
2009-01-01
Heusler alloy Co2FeAl was employed as ferromagnetic layers in Co2FeAl/Ru/Co2FeAl synthetic antiferromagnet structures. The experimental results show that the structure with a Ru thickness of 0.45 nm takes on strongly antiferromagnetic coupling, which maintains up to 150 oC annealing for 1 hour. The structure has a very low saturation magnetization Ms of 425 emu/cc, a low switching field Hsw of 4.3 Oe and a high saturation field Hs of 5257 Oe at room temperature, which are favorable for applic...
Conversion from transparent antiferromagnet KNiF3 to transparent ferrimagnets
Manaka, H.; Watanabe, Y.; Kikunaga, K.; Yamamoto, T.; Terada, N.; Obara, K.
2008-01-01
We succeeded in performing a magnetic conversion from transparent antiferromagnet KNiF3 to transparent ferrimagnets, with a spontaneous ferromagnetic moment by a percolation method. Considering Coulomb repulsion, the origin of the spontaneous ferromagnetic moment is explained by an inhomogeneous antiferromagnetic spin arrangement, even if nonmagnetic ions are dispersed homogenously over KNiF3. The ferromagnetic transition temperature was obtained to be 24-26K. The transmittance at 600-1000nm was excellent. This compound shows an alternative that can be used for an optical isolator that uses commercial semiconductor lasers, and can widely be used in next generation optical information networks.
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Finazzi, M.; Brambilla, A.; Biagioni, P.; Graf, J.; Gweon, G.-H.; Scholl, A.; Lanzara, A.; Duo, L.
2006-09-07
We report experimental evidence for a transition in theinterface coupling between an antiferromagnetic film and a ferromagneticsubstrate. The transition is observed in a thin epitaxial NiO film grownon top of Fe(001) as the film thickness is increased. Photoemissionelectron microscopy excited with linearly polarized x rays shows that theNiO film is antiferromagnetic at room temperature with in-plane uniaxialmagnetic anisotropy. The anisotropy axis is perpendicular to the Fesubstrate magnetization when the NiO thickness is less than about 15A,but rapidly becomes parallel to the Fe magnetization for a NiO coveragehigher than 25 A.
Field-induced lattice staircase in a frustrated antiferromagnet CuFeO2
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The results of synchrotron x-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements on a triangular lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO2 subjected to a pulsed high magnetic field are reported. We find the lattice constant, b, contracts stepwise with increasing magnetic field in coincidence with the multistep magnetization changes. These changes in the lattice constant scale with the magnetization changes. We argue that the competition among the ferromagnetic direct and antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions is a main source for this phenomenon. With the changes of the magnetic structure under an applied magnetic field, the number of up spins increases and the lattice contracts to gain the former exchange energy
Disappearance of antiferromagnetic spin excitations in overdoped La2-xSrxCuO4.
Wakimoto, S; Yamada, K; Tranquada, J M; Frost, C D; Birgeneau, R J; Zhang, H
2007-06-15
Magnetic excitations for energies up to approximately 100 meV are studied for overdoped La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO(4) with x=0.25 and 0.30, using time-of-flight neutron spectroscopy. Comparison of spectra integrated over the width of an antiferromagnetic Brillouin zone demonstrates that the magnetic scattering at intermediate energies, 20 magnetism is not related to Fermi surface nesting, but rather is associated with a decreasing volume fraction of (probably fluctuating) antiferromagnetic bubbles. PMID:17677985
Anomalous magnetic susceptibility of antiferromagnetic TbB2C2
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We measured the magnetic susceptibilities of TbB2C2 under fields along the , and directions. The susceptibilities below TN exhibit clear twofold symmetry in the (0 0 1) plane. No spontaneous magnetization in TbB2C2 indicates that this anisotropy in the tetragonal basal plane reflects parallel and perpendicular susceptibilities of an antiferromagnet. The susceptibilities of the and [1 1 0] directions show no cusp-like anomaly but anomalous upturns below TN with decreasing temperature, though TbB2C2 is confirmed to be an antiferromagnet. (author)
Niklowitz, P G; Pfleiderer, C; Keller, T; Vojta, M; Huang, Y-K; Mydosh, J A
2010-03-12
We report for the first time simultaneous microscopic measurements of the lattice constants, the distribution of the lattice constants, and the antiferromagnetic moment in high-purity URu(2)Si(2), combining Larmor and conventional neutron diffraction at low temperatures and pressures up to 18 kbar. Our data demonstrate quantitatively that the small moment in the hidden order (HO) of URu(2)Si(2) is purely parasitic. The excellent experimental conditions we achieve allow us to resolve that the transition line between HO and large-moment antiferromagnetism (LMAF), which stabilizes under pressure, is intrinsically first order and ends in a bicritical point. Therefore, the HO and LMAF must have different symmetry, which supports exotic scenarios of the HO such as orbital currents, helicity order, or multipolar order. PMID:20366444
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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
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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.
Borovský, Michal; Weigel, Martin; Barash, Lev Yu.; Žukovič, Milan
2016-02-01
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.
Construction and study of exact ground states for a class of quantum antiferromagnets
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Techniques of quantum probability are used to construct the exact ground states for a class of quantum spin systems in one dimension. This class in particular contains the antiferromagnetic models introduced by various authors under the name of VBS-models. The construction permits a detailed study of these ground states. (A.C.A.S.)
19F spin-lattice relaxation in the cubic antiferromagnet KNiF3
Engelsberg, M.
1980-06-01
The temperature dependence of the 19F spin-lattice relaxation in the cubic quasi-isotropic antiferromagnet KNiF3 is studied experimentally and theoretically. Quantitative agreement with measured relaxation rates is obtained over a considerable temperature range by assuming a two-magnon relaxation process in the "domain-flopped" state.
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.; Shirane, G.
1975-01-01
A comprehensive elastic- and inelastic-neutron-scattering study of the binary mixed antiferromagnet Rb2Mn0.5Ni0.5F4 has been carried out. The pure materials, Rb2MnF4 and Rb2NiF4 are [2d] near-Heisenberg antiferromagnets of the K2NiF4 type. Elastic-scattering experiments demonstrate that the Mn......++ and Ni++ ions are randomly distributed on a plane square lattice. At ∼ 64 K the system undergoes a second-order phase transition to two distinct [3d] antiferromagnetic structures, with both structures being composed of simple [2d] square antiferromagnetic arrays. All properties are found to be...... cluster model while the over-all dispersion is correctly given by the Walker mean-crystal model. The above calculations involve only interaction constants taken from the pure materials and JMn-Ni=(JMn-MnJNi-Ni)1/2 so that there are no adjustable parameters. At higher temperatures it is found that the gap...
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Gammelmark, Søren; Eckardt, André
2013-01-01
felt by the two species. Using numerical simulations we predict that a finite parabolic potential can assist the adiabatic preparation of the antiferromagnet. The optimal strength of the parabolic inhomogeneity depends sensitively on the number imbalance between the two species. We also find that...
't Hooft-Polyakov monopoles in an antiferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensate
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.
Spin-Flop Transition and a Tilted Canted Spin Structure in a Coupled Antiferromagnet
Shimahara, Hiroshi; Ito, Kazuhiro
2016-04-01
We study a uniaxial coupled Heisenberg antiferromagnet that consists of two subsystems of classical spins with small and large lengths and spin-flop transitions in a magnetic field parallel to the magnetic easy axis. It is proved that the anisotropy of inter-subsystem coupling stabilizes an asymmetric canted antiferromagnetic phase with a tilted direction of antiferromagnetism that is not perpendicular to the magnetic field. In contrast to the conventional first-order spin-flop transition, the spin-flop transition from the Néel phase to such a tilted canted antiferromagnetic (TCAF) phase is of the second order in the absence of simple anisotropic energies in the subsystems. The transition from the TCAF phase to the high-field saturated spin phase is of the second order in the strong coupling limit of the exchange interactions J1 between the small spins, whereas when J1 is finite, it becomes first-order. Therefore, in the former case, the TCAF phase converts the Néel phase continuously into the saturated phase. The transitions to the TCAF phase are accompanied by additional spontaneous symmetry breaking, causing the uniform magnetization to have a nonzero component perpendicular to the magnetic field.
The Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition and correlations in the XY kagome antiferromagnet
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
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.
Singlet Ground State Magnetism: III Magnetic Excitons in Antiferromagnetic TbP
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Knorr, K.; Loidl, A.; Kjems, Jørgen
1981-01-01
The dispersion of the lowest magnetic excitations of the singlet ground state system TbP has been studied in the antiferromagnetic phase by inelastic neutron scattering. The magnetic exchange interaction and the magnetic and the rhombohedral molecular fields have been determined....
Soliton Confinement and the Excitation Spectrum of Spin-Peierls Antiferromagnets
Affleck, Ian
1997-01-01
The excitation spectrum of spin-Peierls antiferromagnets is discussed taking into acount phonon dynamics but treating inter-chain elastic couplings in mean field theory. This gives a ladder of soliton -anti-soliton boundstates, with no soliton continuum, until soliton deconfinement takes place at a transition into a non-dimerized phase.
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...
Critical phase for the antiferromagnetic Z(5) model on a square lattice
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The existence of a critical phase for the antiferromagnetic Z(5) model on a square lattice is suggested based on results of Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and of Migdal Kadanoff Renormalization Group calculations (MKRG). The MKRG simulates a line of fixed points which it is interpreted as the locus of attraction of a critical phase. The MC simulations are compatible with this interpretation. (Author)
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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)
Ab initio investigation of competing antiferromagnetic structures in low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy.
Li, Guijiang; Eriksson, Olle; Johansson, Börje; Vitos, Levente
2016-06-01
The antiferromagnetic structures of a low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy were investigated by first principles calculations. One possible antiferromagnetic structure in supercell along the c-axis was revealed in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy. It was found that atomic disorder occupation between Fe atom on 3f and Mn atoms on 3g sites is responsible for the formation of antiferromagnetic structures. Furthermore the magnetic competition and the coupling between possible AFM supercells along the c and a-axis can promote a non-collinear antiferromagnetic structure. These theoretical investigations help to deeply understand the magnetic order in FeMn(PSi) alloys and benefit to explore the potential magnetocaloric materials in Fe2P-type alloys. PMID:27143642
Ab initio investigation of competing antiferromagnetic structures in low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy
Li, Guijiang; Eriksson, Olle; Johansson, Börje; Vitos, Levente
2016-06-01
The antiferromagnetic structures of a low Si-content FeMn(PSi) alloy were investigated by first principles calculations. One possible antiferromagnetic structure in supercell along the c-axis was revealed in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy. It was found that atomic disorder occupation between Fe atom on 3f and Mn atoms on 3g sites is responsible for the formation of antiferromagnetic structures. Furthermore the magnetic competition and the coupling between possible AFM supercells along the c and a-axis can promote a non-collinear antiferromagnetic structure. These theoretical investigations help to deeply understand the magnetic order in FeMn(PSi) alloys and benefit to explore the potential magnetocaloric materials in Fe2P-type alloys.
Shape memory effect of an antiferromagnetic Mn-9.5 at.% Fe-5.0 at.% Cu alloy
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This paper mainly presents the shape memory effect in a Mn-rich antiferromagnetic Mn-9.5 at.% Fe-5.0 at.% Cu alloy. The fcc-fct martensitic transformation takes place following an antiferromagnetic transition, and (0 1 1) twin boundaries of fct martensite are formed. When the Ms temperature of the fct martensitic transformation and the Neel point of the antiferromagnetic transition approach each other, a coupling between the second-order antiferromagnetic transition and the first-order martensitic transformation occurs. In this case the thermo-hysteresis of the transformation decreases, or even disappears. The temperature-dependent shape memory effect in the alloy was measured with a dilatometer using pre-compression loading followed by heating (from room temperature to 523 K) and cooling and monitoring the associated shape change. The characteristics of the hysteresis-free or very little thermo-hysteresis property are also discussed in relation to thermodynamic properties
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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.
Long range antiferromagnetic order and its coexistence with superconductivity in URu2Si2
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Neutron scattering from a high quality single crystal of the heavy fermion superconductor URu2Si2 shows an abrupt onset of antiferromagnetic order at TN = 17 K, unlike the gradual onset previously seen in lower quality samples. The magnetic peak intensity increases linearly down to 5 K, indicating mean-field behaviour and long range RKKY interactions. The intensity remains constant to within 7% between 3 and 0.2 K with no change at the superconducting transition temperature of 1.3 K. The resolution limited Bragg peak shows the order is long-range. The coexistence of antiferromagnetism and superconductivity seen in a lower quality crystal is confirmed and thus is intrinsic. (orig.)
Electronic structure of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor Mn Sb2 S4
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.
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Incorporating the bond order-length-strength (BOLS) notion with the Ising premise, we have modeled the size dependence of the Neel transition temperature (TN) of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials. Reproduction of the size trends reveals that surface atomic undercoordination induces bond contraction, and interfacial hetero-coordination induces bond nature alteration. Both surface and interface of nanomaterials modulate the TN by adjusting the atomic cohesive energy. The TN is related to the atomic cohesive/exchange energy that is lowered by the coordination number (CN) imperfection of the undercoordinated atoms near the surface and altered by the changed bond nature of epitaxial interface. A numerical match between predictions and measurements reveals that the TN of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials declines with reduced size and increases with both the strengthening of heterogeneous bond and the increase of the bond number
Phase-matched sum frequency generation of antiferromagnetic film in THz frequency field
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We report on a way to obtain a new source in THz frequency field based on sum frequency (SF) generation of an antiferromagnetic film (AFF). The continuous SF output windows versus the infrared signal wave frequencies are shown. We found that the highest SF outputs can be induced when the frequencies of the two signal waves are both situated at the vicinity of the same resonant frequency of AFF. In addition, the incident angles are in the smaller angle regions. An optimum interact length is defined which should be necessary for the choice of AFF thickness in the experiments. Finally, the frequencies of highest SF outputs can be modulated by controlling the external magnetic field strength. - Highlights: • SF generation of antiferromagnetic film. • New source available with the SF generation method in THz field. • SF conversion efficiency affected by incident frequencies, angles and thickness film
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.
Zhou, X.; Ma, L.; Shi, Z.; Fan, W. J.; Evans, R. F. L.; Zheng, Jian-Guo; Chantrell, R. W.; Mangin, S.; Zhang, H. W.; Zhou, S. M.
2015-03-01
In this work, disordered-IrMn3/insulating-Y3Fe5O12 exchange-biased bilayers are studied. The behavior of the net magnetic moment ΔmAFM in the antiferromagnet is directly probed by anomalous and planar Hall effects, and anisotropic magnetoresistance. The ΔmAFM is proved to come from the interfacial uncompensated magnetic moment. We demonstrate that the exchange bias and rotational hysteresis loss are induced by partial rotation and irreversible switching of the ΔmAFM. In the athermal training effect, the state of the ΔmAFM cannot be recovered after one cycle of hysteresis loop. This work highlights the fundamental role of the ΔmAFM in the exchange bias and facilitates the manipulation of antiferromagnetic spintronic devices.
Easy moment direction and antiferromagnetic domain wall motion in Mn2Au
Barthem, Vitoria M. T. S.; Colin, Claire V.; Haettel, Richard; Dufeu, Didier; Givord, Dominique
2016-05-01
The interest of giving active functions to antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials in spintronics devices has been realized recently. Mn2Au is a high-Néel temperature antiferromagnet with large Mn moment, lying in plane of the tetragonal structure. To determine the direction of the moments in Mn2Au, an original approach is demonstrated, which should be generic to planar AFM materials. It involves the rotation of the granular sample around an axis perpendicular to the applied magnetic field. The family of easy moment directions is . For grains prevented from rotating, the dominant magnetization process is AFM domain wall motion. Textured Mn2Au nanoelements could be introduced in spintronics devices, in which the Mn moments would be switched under modest external excitation.
Half-Quantum Vortices in an Antiferromagnetic Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate.
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
Neutron experiments on antiferromagnetic nuclear order in silver at picokelvin temperatures
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Tuoriniemi, J.T.; Nummila, K.K.; Vuorinen, R.T.; Lounasmaa, O.V.; Metz, A.; Siemensmeyer, K.; Steiner, M.; Lefmann, K.; Clausen, K.N.; Rasmussen, F.B.
1995-01-01
Spontaneous long-range nuclear antiferromagnetic order in the spin-1/2 system of silver nuclei was observed by neutron diffraction on a single crystal of Ag-109. A structure with the ordering vector k = (2 pi/a) (0,0,1) developed when the antiferromagnetic state was entered by adiabatic...... demagnetization along the [001] axis. No domains of the other two symmetry-equivalent k vectors, (2 pi/a) (0,1,0) and (2 pi/a) (1,0,0), formed during warmup in zero field. Nuclear susceptibility and entropy were found by neutron transmission. In B = 0, the critical entropy of ordering was S-c = (0.54 +/- 0.03)R...
Real-space renormalization-group studies of low-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets
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We study the ground state of one- and two-dimensional (square-lattice) spin-1/2 quantum antiferromagnets using a numerical real-space renormalization-group (RG) approach. In our RG approach we consider blocks of various sizes but with an odd number of sites; we retain only the doublet ground state and we integrate out the higher-energy states by means of second-order quasidegenerate perturbation theory. That is, we assume that the role of the excited states of a block, in the RG iteration process, is to renormalize the effective coupling parameters between blocks. We compute the ground-state energy of a spin-1/2 linear chain for various block sizes and find close agreement with the Bethe-ansatz exact solution. In the case of the spin-1/2 square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet, the obtained ground-state energy is in reasonable agreement with the available numerical estimates
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Zhang, Wen; Zhou, Zhaofeng, E-mail: zfzhou@xtu.edu.cn; Zhong, Yuan; Zhang, Ting; Huang, Yongli [Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Materials and Application Technologies(Ministry of Education)Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Thin Film Materials and Devices, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiangtan University, Hunan 411105 (China); Sun, Changqing [NOVITAS, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)
2015-11-15
Incorporating the bond order-length-strength (BOLS) notion with the Ising premise, we have modeled the size dependence of the Neel transition temperature (T{sub N}) of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials. Reproduction of the size trends reveals that surface atomic undercoordination induces bond contraction, and interfacial hetero-coordination induces bond nature alteration. Both surface and interface of nanomaterials modulate the T{sub N} by adjusting the atomic cohesive energy. The T{sub N} is related to the atomic cohesive/exchange energy that is lowered by the coordination number (CN) imperfection of the undercoordinated atoms near the surface and altered by the changed bond nature of epitaxial interface. A numerical match between predictions and measurements reveals that the T{sub N} of antiferromagnetic nanomaterials declines with reduced size and increases with both the strengthening of heterogeneous bond and the increase of the bond number.
Anomalous Curie response of an impurity in a quantum critical spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Höglund, Kaj; Sandvik, Anders
2007-03-01
There is a disagreement concerning the low-temperature (T) magnetic susceptibility χ^zimp˜C/T of a spin-S impurity in a nearly quantum critical antiferromagnetic host. Field-theoretical work [1] predicted an anomalous Curie constant S^2/30 quantum Monte Carlo simulations in order to resolve the controversy. Our main result is for a vacancy in a quantum critical spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a bilayer lattice. In our susceptibility data for the S=1/2 impurity we observe a Curie constant C=0.262(2). Although the value falls outside the predicted range, it should correspond to an anomalous impurity response, as proposed in Ref. [1]. [1] S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain, and M. Vojta, Science 286, 2479 (1999); M. Vojta, C. Buragohain, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 61, 15152 (2000). [2] O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. B 62, 12135 (2000). [3] M. Troyer, Prog. Theor. Phys. Supp. 145, 326 (2002).
Crystal Field Excitations in the Breathing Pyrochlore Antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11
Haku, Tendai; Soda, Minoru; Sera, Masakazu; Kimura, Kenta; Itoh, Shinichi; Yokoo, Tetsuya; Masuda, Takatsugu
2016-03-01
Inelastic neutron scattering measurement is performed on the breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11. The observed dispersionless excitations are explained on the basis of a crystalline electric field (CEF) Hamiltonian of the Kramers ion Yb3+, the local symmetry of which exhibits C3v point group symmetry. The magnetic susceptibility previously reported is consistently reproduced by the energy scheme of the CEF excitations. The obtained wave functions of the ground-state Kramers doublet exhibit planer-type anisotropy. The result demonstrates that Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 is an experimental realization of a breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet with a pseudospin S = 1/2 having easy-plane anisotropy.
Magnetic structure of the metallic triangular antiferromagnet Ag2NiO2
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The magnetic structure of the metallic antiferromagnet Ag2NiO2 with the Néel temperature TN = 56 K has been investigated by means of a neutron diffraction technique using a powder sample in the temperature range between 5 and 65 K. The antiferromagnetic (AF) diffraction peaks are clearly observed below TN and can be indexed with the propagation vector k=(1, 1/3 , 1/2 ). Based on the results of both a representational analysis and a Rietveld refinement of the magnetic peaks, the AF spin structure is determined as an A-type AF structure with ml = m0cos(2πk ⋅l), where ml is the moment at the lth Ni3+ site and m0 = (0.31,0,0.65) μB at 5 K. (paper)
Ground state and zero temperature phase diagrams of the XXZ antiferromagnetic spin- {1}/{2} chain
Zhou, P.
1990-05-01
An expression of the XXZ model is given from which the Ising, isotropic XY and Heisenberg models may be more properly obtained by varying only one anisotropy parameter. The ground state and spin configuration of the antiferromagnetic quasi-classical s = {1}/{2}XXZ chain in a magnetic field of arbitrary direction are studied. The phase diagrams with a longitudinal ( h⊥ = 0) and a transverse field ( h‖ = 0) are presented. Because we take into account an effect of anisotropy in the Zeeman interaction, the phase diagrams are quite different from those given by Kurmann, et al. [Physica A 112 (1982) 235]. A ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic first order phase transition is indicated for the Ising case with h⊥=0.
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Lindgård, Per-Anker
1984-01-01
The correlation theory is applied to a Heisenberg antiferromagnet in a magnetic field. Special cases covered are the ferromagnet and an anisotropic Heisenberg model. The theory includes selfconsistently correlation effects in static and dynamic properties. It is a generalization of the random......-phase approximation and is applicable to the quantum spin case for any dimension and temperature. The static susceptibilities and the excitation spectrum are calculated. Besides the spin-wave excitations a central peak is found which can be understood as coming from local longitudinal fluctuations. The results of the...... theory are exemplified by numerical calculations for the onedimensional S=1 quantum antiferromagnetic chain. Qualitative agreement is found with computer simulations on a classical chain....
Surface antiferromagnetism and incipient metal-insulator transition in strained manganite films
Cossu, F.
2013-06-21
Using first-principles calculations, we show that the (001) surface of the ferromagnet La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 under an epitaxial compressive strain favors antiferromagnetic (AF) order in the surface layers, coexisting with ferromagnetic (FM) bulk order. Surface antiferromagnetism is accompanied by a very marked surface-related spectral pseudogap, signaling an incomplete metal-insulator transition at the surface. The different relaxation and rumpling of the MnO2 and LaO surface planes in the two competing magnetic phases cause distinct work-function changes, which are of potential diagnostic use. The AF phase is recognized as an extreme surface-assisted case of the combination of in-plane AF super-exchange and vertical FM double-exchange couplings that rules magnetism in manganites under in-plane compression.
Schwinger-boson studies of the single hole motion in a 2d quantum antiferromagnet
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Within the Schwinger-boson approach for the t-J model, the single hole problem in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet is studied by using the quantum Bogoliubov-de Gennes formalism which treats the distortion of the spin background and quantum spin fluctuations on an equal footing. Several self-trapped localized hole states are found in the distorted spin-background as in the case of an anisotropic Heisenberg model. These localized hole states survive at finite temperatures when the antiferromagnetic order becomes short-ranged. The energy separation between the two lowest states is reduced by considering the spin-background distortion, but it remains finite. (author). 17 refs, 5 figs, 1 tab
Gómez Albarracín, F. A.; Rosales, H. D.
2016-04-01
In this paper we present a detailed study of the antiferromagnetic classical Heisenberg model on a bilayer honeycomb lattice in a highly frustrated regime in the presence of a magnetic field. This study shows strong evidence of entropic order-by-disorder selection in different sectors of the magnetization curve. For antiferromagnetic couplings J1=Jx=Jp/3 , we find that at low temperatures there are two different regions in the magnetization curve selected by this mechanism with different number of soft and zero modes. These regions present broken Z2 symmetry and are separated by a not fully collinear classical plateau at M =1 /2 . At higher temperatures, there is a crossover from the conventional paramagnet to a cooperative magnet. Finally, we also discuss the low-temperature behavior of the system for a less frustrated region, J1=Jx
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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 Γ. 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 Γ affects deeply the transition lines
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By using the modified spin-wave and gauge invariant methods, we show that at zero temperature in the presence of an inhomogeneous magnetic field with magnitude B gives rise to a persistent magnetization current around a mesoscopic antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin ring with the DM (Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya) interaction. The results show that the persistent magnetization current is vanishing at large Ds/J (Ds is reduced DM interaction and J is nearest exchange coupling) with α>1 (α is a constant describing the energy gap of the spin system). The result also shows that under the homogeneous magnetic field there exists a non-zero spin current in the spin ring. - Highlights: • Persistent spin current is calculated in anti-ferromagnetic ring. • Persistent magnetization current is vanishing at large Ds/J. • Under homogeneous magnetic field there exists a non-zero spin current in the ring
Aytekin, O.; Bayri, A.
2012-12-01
In this study the role of the antiferromagnetic interactions in recently synthesized dinuclear Cr(III) complex has been investigated. Since there was not enough structural information for the characterization of the synthesis, we claim that there should be antiferromagnetic interactions between the dinuclear Fe(III) ions, if the proposed structure is the real structure. A new experiment is proposed to test the predictions of this theoretical investigation.
Su, W. P.
2005-01-01
To understand the interplay of d-wave superconductivity and antiferromagnetism in the cuprates, we consider a two-dimensional extended Hubbard model with nearest neighbor attractive interaction. Free energy of the homogeneous (coexisting superconducting and antiferromagnetic) state calculated a s a function of the band filling shows a region of of phase separation. The phase separation caused by the intersite attractive force leads to novel insights into salient features of the pseudogap phas...
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...
Entropy-driven phase transition in low-temperature antiferromagnetic Potts models
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Kotecký, R.; Sokal, A.D.; Swart, Jan M.
2014-01-01
Roč. 330, č. 3 (2014), s. 1339-1394. ISSN 0010-3616 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA201/09/1931; GA ČR GAP201/12/2613 Institutional support: RVO:67985556 Keywords : Antiferromagnetic Potts model * proper coloring * plane quadrangulation * phase transition * diced lattice Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 2.086, year: 2014 http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2014/SI/swart-0429507.pdf
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A phenomenological study in d-spatial dimensions is presented for the coexistence of planar antiferromagnetism and type II superconductivity. In this approach critical temperatures in the range 30-100 K arise due to the proposed coupling of magnons and conduction electron-pairs. We discuss some remarkable features of oxide ceramics, including a longer London penetration depth, shorter coherence length, lower Hcl, higher Hc2, large current densities, and large pinning force. (author). 45 refs, 3 figs
Submillimeter wave ESR study on triangular lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO2
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The first submillimeter wave ESR on triangular lattice antiferromagnet, CuFeO2 has been performed in frequencies up to 762 GHz. The changes of AFMR modes were observed for H parallel c, corresponding to the metamagnetic transition which occurred below TN2. In a phase between TN1 and TN2, we observed an easy-plane type AFMR mode which could not explain a partially disordered model suggested by neutron diffraction experiments
Uniaxial anisotropy and low-temperature antiferromagnetism of Mn2BO4 single crystal
Kazak, N. V.; Platunov, M. S.; Knyazev, Yu. V.; Ivanova, N. B.; Bayukov, O. A.; Vasiliev, A. D.; Bezmaternykh, L. N.; Nizhankovskii, V. I.; Gavrilkin, S. Yu.; Lamonova, K. V.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.
2015-01-01
The Mn2BO4 single crystals have been grown using the flux technique. The careful study crystal structure and magnetic properties have been carried out. The antiferromagnet transition at TN = 26 K has been traced through the dc magnetization and specific heat temperature dependences. The magnetic uniaxial anisotropy has been detected with easy axis of magnetization lying in ab-plane. A reduction of the effective magnetic moment value is assigned to the non-quenched orbital moment of Jahn-Telle...
Superconductivity, antiferromagnetism and ferromagnetism in periodic table of D.I. Mendeleev
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Definite regularity in the distribution of ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic and superconducting elements is observed in the periodic table starting with the 4th period. Elements with superconductivity, by which d-shells start to fill up, are at the beginning of each period; then follow antiferromagnetics and ferromagnetics (in 4th period and lanthanides), or elements without any of the three listed order types (5th period and 6th period), in which the d (f)-shells continue to fill up almost exceedingly; then again appear superconductors by filling the p-shell up to the number is equal to 4. We calculated the radii of the external d (f)- and p-orbitals and the nearest to them orbitals with the Slater method. These trends were explained by distinction of degree of division of the external d (f)- or p-orbitals of the neighboring atoms in the crystal. Largest division occurs in ferromagnetics. In antiferromagnetics it is smaller than in ferromagnetics. It is demonstrated that in the superconducting crystals the external dor p-shells approach the nucleus of neighboring atoms are much closely those for ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic crystals. Furthermore the external d- or p-shells of some elements in the 5th and 6th periods approach the deeper shells of neighboring atoms. Hence the electron in this shell is situated in neighboring atoms in a different electric field from its own. This fact is open to speculation that the separation of spin and charge in electron, disposed on the external d- or p-orbitals, is quite possible. The charges without spin become bosons. Spins that have the magnetic moments are ordered antiparallel in pairs. Magnetic field transfers this pair in a parallel state and a magnetic flux component along of magnetic field from the pair is equal to one fluxon (the quant of the magnetic flux).
Imaging the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic first order phase transition of FeRh
Mariager, S. O.; Guyader, L. Le; Buzzi, M.; Ingold, G.; Quitmann, C.
2013-01-01
The antiferromagnetic (AFM) to ferromagnetic (FM) first order phase transition of an epitaxial FeRh thin-film has been studied with x-ray magnetic circular dichroism using photoemission electron microscopy. The FM phase is magnetized in-plane due to shape anisotropy, but the magnetocrystalline anisotropy is negligible and there is no preferred in-plane magnetization direction. When heating through the AFM to FM phase transition the nucleation of the FM phase occurs at many independent nucleat...
Current induced torques in structures with ultra-thin IrMn antiferromagnet
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Reichlová, Helena; Kriegner, D.; Holý, V.; Olejník, Kamil; Novák, Vít; Yamada, M.; Miura, K.; Ogawa, S.; Takahashi, H.; Jungwirth, Tomáš; Wunderlich, Joerg
2015-01-01
Roč. 92, č. 16 (2015), "165424-1"-"165424-8". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.736, year: 2014
Relativistic Néel-order fields induced by electrical current in antiferromagnets
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Železný, Jakub; Gao, H.; Výborný, Karel; Zemen, Jan; Mašek, Jan; Manchon, A.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Sinova, Jairo; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2014-01-01
Roč. 113, č. 15 (2014), "157201-1"-"157201-5". ISSN 0031-9007 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G Grant ostatní: ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets * current induced switching Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 7.512, year: 2014
Electrical measurement of antiferromagnetic moments in exchange-coupled IrMn/NiFe stacks
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Martí, X.; Park, B.G.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Reichlová, Helena; Kurosaki, Y.; Yamada, M.; Yamamoto, H.; Nishide, A.; Hayakawa, J.; Takahashi, H.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2012-01-01
Roč. 108, č. 1 (2012), "017201-1"-"017201-4". ISSN 0031-9007 Grant ostatní: AV ČR(CZ) Premium Academiae; ERC Advanced Grant(XE) 268066 0MSPIN Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : tunneling magnetoresistance * antiferromagnetic spintronics * exchange bias Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 7.943, year: 2012
Paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic transition in epitaxial tetragonal CuMnAs
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Hills, V.; Wadley, P.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, Vít; Beardsley, R.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Ouladdiaf, B.; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2015-01-01
Roč. 117, č. 17 (2015), , "172608-1"-"172608-2". ISSN 0021-8979 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026; GA ČR GB14-37427G EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.183, year: 2014
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.
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.
Effect of next-nearest neighbor hopping on the spin dynamics in antiferromagnets
Morr, Dirk K.
1998-01-01
Recently, inelastic neutron scattering (INS) experiments on the insulating parent compounds of high-T_c materials were analyzed to extract the value of the superexchange constant $J$. Starting point of the analysis was the nearest-neighbor Heisenberg model. Motivated by recent ARPES experiments, we consider the effects of a next-nearest neighbor hopping, $t'$ in the strong coupling limit of the spin-density wave formalism, where it leads to an antiferromagnetic exchange $J'>0$ between next-ne...
Tetragonal phase of epitaxial room-temperature antiferromagnet CuMnAs
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Wadley, P.; Novák, Vít; Campion, R. P.; Rinaldi, C.; Martí, Xavier; Reichlová, Helena; Železný, Jakub; Gazquez, J.; Roldan, M.A.; Varela, M.; Khalyavin, D.; Langridge, S.; Kriegner, D.; Máca, František; Mašek, Jan; Bertacco, R.; Holý, V.; Rushforth, A.W.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Foxon, C. T.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2013-01-01
Roč. 4, Aug (2013), s. 2322. ISSN 2041-1723 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13058; GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026 EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 268066 - 0MSPIN Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) Premium Academiae Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : spintronics * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 10.742, year: 2013
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.
Unconventional resistivity at the border of metallic antiferromagnetism in NiS2
Niklowitz, P. G.; Alireza, P. L.; Steiner, M. J.; Lonzarich, G. G.; Braithwaite, D.; Knebel, G.; Flouquet, J.; Wilson, J. A.
2008-03-01
We report low-temperature and high-pressure measurements of the electrical resistivity ρ(T) of the antiferromagnetic compound NiS2 in its high-pressure metallic state. The form of ρ(T,p) suggests the presence of a quantum phase transition at a critical pressure pc=76±5kbar . Near pc , the temperature variation of ρ(T) is similar to that observed in NiS2-xSex near the critical composition x=1 , where metallic antiferromagnetism is suppressed at ambient pressure. In both cases, ρ(T) varies approximately as T1.5 over a wide range below 100K . This lets us assume that the high-pressure metallic phase of stoichiometric NiS2 also develops itinerant antiferromagnetism, which becomes suppressed at pc . However, on closer analysis, the resistivity exponent in NiS2 exhibits an undulating variation with temperature not seen in NiSSe (x=1) . This difference in behavior may be due to the effects of spin-fluctuation scattering of charge carriers on cold and hot spots of the Fermi surface in the presence of quenched disorder, which is higher in NiSSe than in stoichiometric NiS2 .
Interconnections between magnetic state and transport currents in antiferromagnetic Sr2IrO4
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.
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Magnetic structure determination of a few ferri- and antiferromagnets normal spinels has led us to study what are, besides nearest neighbour magnetic interactions, the magnetic terms which have to be considered in the establishment of such or such magnetic structure. Tetragonal distortion which is frequently observed in such compounds is of the order of magnetic exchange striction (10-3). Such a distortion leads to two effects. First it decreases the total energy of the system. Secondly it introduces term of axial magnetic anisotropy. Besides this term of axial anisotropy, the possibility of basal anisotropy in the case of coplanar magnetic structure has to be considered. This last term explained why the magnetic structures of such antiferromagnetic spinels frequently have one or more cell parameters which are twice that of the chemical cell. Finally the comparison between various magnetic structures of antiferromagnetic spinels in which the leading term is the magnetic energy between first nearest neighbours, shows that the part played by magnetic interactions between non nearest neighbours is not negligible. Such indirect superexchange interactions through two anions or two anions and a cation on tetrahedral site, although of the order of a few percent of the preceding one, join a given ion to its twelve second nearest neighbours, six third nearest neighbours and twelve fourth nearest neighbours. (author)
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We have reported new magnetic and optical properties of Mn2O3 nanostructures. The nanostructures have been synthesized by the hydrothermal method combined with the adjustment of pH values in the reaction system. The particular characteristics of the nanostructures have been analyzed by employing X-Ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Raman spectroscopy (RS), UV—visible spectroscopy, and the vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). Structural investigation manifests that the synthesized Mn2O3 nanostructures are orthorhombic crystal. Magnetic investigation indicates that the Mn2O3 nanostructures are antiferromagnetic and the antiferromagnetic transition temperature is at TN = 83 K. Furthermore, the Mn2O3 nanostructures possess canted antiferromagnetic order below the Neel temperature due to spin frustration, resulting in hysteresis with large coercivity (1580 Oe) and remnant magnetization (1.52 emu/g). The UV—visible spectrophotometry was used to determine the transmittance behaviour of Mn2O3 nanostructures. A direct optical band gap of 1.2 eV was acquired by using the Davis—Mott model. The UV—visible spectrum indicates that the absorption is prominent in the visible region, and transparency is more than 80% in the UV region
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Bipartite entanglement, entanglement spectrum, and Schmidt gap in S=1 bond-alternative antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain are investigated by the infinite time-evolving block decimation (iTEBD) method. The quantum phase transition (QPT) from the singlet-dimer phase to the Haldane phase can be detected by the singular behavior of bipartite entanglement, the sudden change of the entanglement spectrum, and the completely vanishing of the Schmidt gap. The critical point is determined to be around rc ≃ 0.587, and the second-order character of the QPT is verified. Doubly degenerate entanglement spectra of both even and odd bonds are observed in the Haldane phase, by which one can distinguish the Haldane phase from the singlet-dimer phase easily. Nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic correlations and next-nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic correlations are found in the whole parameter region. At the critical massless point, although exponentially decaying antiferromagnetic correlation is observed, it approaches to a constant value finally. Therefore, long-range correlations exist and the correlation length becomes divergent at the critical point. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)
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The surface electromagnetic states (SEMSs) on graphene, which has a linear carrier dispersion law and is placed in an antiferromagnetic photonic crystal, are theoretically studied in the terahertz frequency range. The unit cell of such a crystal consists of layers of a nonmagnetic insulator and a uniaxial antiferromagnet, the easy axis of which is parallel to the crystal layers. A dc magnetic field is parallel to the easy axis of the antiferromagnet. An expression that relates the SEMS frequencies to the structure parameters is obtained. The problem of SEMS excitation by an external TE-polarized electromagnetic wave is solved, and the dependences of the transmission coefficient on the dc magnetic field and the carrier concentration are constructed. These dependences are shown to differ substantially from the case of a conventional two-dimensional electron gas with a quadratic electron dispersion law. Thus, the positions of the transmission coefficient peaks related to resonance SEMS excitation can be used to determine the character of carrier dispersion law in a two-dimensional electron gas
Temperature dependence of anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4}
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Wang, C.; Seinige, H.; Tsoi, M., E-mail: tsoi@physics.utexas.edu [Physics Department, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Cao, G. [Center for Advanced Materials, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States); Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B. [Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)
2015-05-07
Temperature-dependent magnetotransport properties of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} are investigated with point-contact devices. The point-contact technique allows to probe very small volumes and, therefore, to look for electronic transport on a microscopic scale. Point-contact measurements with single crystals of Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} were intended to see whether the additional local resistance associated with a small contact area between a sharpened Cu tip and the antiferromagnet shows magnetoresistance (MR) such as that seen in bulk crystals. Point-contact measurements at liquid nitrogen temperature revealed large MRs (up to 28%) for modest magnetic fields (250 mT) applied within an IrO{sub 2} (ab) plane with angular dependence showing a crossover from four-fold to two-fold symmetry with an increasing magnetic field. Point contact measurement exhibits distinctive anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) in comparison to a bulk experiment, imposing intriguing questions about the mechanism of AMR in this material. Temperature-dependent MR measurements show that the MR falls to zero at the Neel temperature, but the temperature dependence of the MR ratio differs qualitatively from that of the resistivity. This AMR study helps to unveil the entanglement between electronic transport and magnetism in Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} while the observed magnetoresistive phenomena can be potentially used to sense the antiferromagnetic order parameter in spintronic applications.
Polar Order and Frustrated Antiferromagnetism in Perovskite Pb2MnWO6 Single Crystals.
Ivanov, Sergey A; Bush, Alexander A; Stash, Adam I; Kamentsev, Konstantin E; Shkuratov, Valerii Ya; Kvashnin, Yaroslav O; Autieri, Carmine; Di Marco, Igor; Sanyal, Biplab; Eriksson, Olle; Nordblad, Per; Mathieu, Roland
2016-03-21
Single crystals of the multiferroic double-perovskite Pb2MnWO6 have been synthesized and their structural, thermal, magnetic and dielectric properties studied in detail. Pure perovskite-phase formation and stoichiometric chemical composition of the as-grown crystals are confirmed by X-ray single-crystal and powder diffraction techniques as well as energy-dispersive X-ray and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Detailed structural analyses reveal that the crystals experience a structural phase transition from the cubic space group (s.g.) Fm3̅m to an orthorhombic structure in s.g. Pn21a at about 460 K. Dielectric data suggest that a ferrielectric phase transition takes place at that same temperature, in contrast to earlier results on polycrystalline samples, which reported a transition to s.g. Pnma and an antiferroelectric low-temperature phase. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicate that a frustrated antiferromagnetic phase emerges below 8 K. Density functional theory based calculations confirm that the cationic order between Mn and W is favorable. The lowest total energy was found for an antiferromagnetically ordered state. However, analyses of the calculated exchange parameters revealed strongly competing antiferromagnetic interactions. The large distance between the magnetic atoms, together with magnetic frustration, is shown to be the main reason for the low value of the ordering temperature observed experimentally. We discuss the structure-property relationships in Pb2MnWO6 and compare these observations to reported results on related Pb2BWO6 perovskites with different B cations. PMID:26954581
New angles on the border of antiferromagnetism in NiS2 and URu2Si2
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Following the border of antiferromagnetism (AF) to zero temperature is a promising route to unconventional metallic and superconducting phases. Many interesting examples of antiferromagnetic quantum phase transitions can only be reached by pressure tuning. The range of quantitative experimental probes, which can be realised in a high-pressure environment is limited. However, advances have recently been made in neutron scattering, where elliptically shaped neutron guides now increase the beam intensity directed to mm size sample for high pressure studies. This has been demonstrated on the simple antiferromagnet NiS2. Neutron scattering also allows highly accurate measurements of the lattice constant via the Larmor diffraction technique, which proved extremely useful in studying the high-pressure phase diagram of the itinerant helimagnet MnSi. We now combined Larmor diffraction with conventional diffraction measurements to investigate the pressure-temperature phase diagram of URu2Si2 up to 20 kbar. URu2Si2 offers a further spectacular example for the presence of unconventional phases in the vicinity of antiferromagnetism. In this compound, antiferromagnetism is replaced below approximately 5 kbar by the mysterious 'hidden order' (HO) and unconventional superconductivity. Our measurements allow the observation of magnetic order and changes in the a- and c-axis lattice constants across the phase transitions in the same experiment. The results contain clear indications of a first-order transition and strong differences between the AF phase and the HO phase in the coupling to the lattice.
A variational coupled-cluster study of magnon-density-wave excitations in quantum antiferromagnets
Xian, Y.
2006-01-01
We extend recently proposed variational coupled-cluster method to describe excitation states of quantum antiferromagnetic bipartite lattices. We reproduce the spin-wave excitations (i.e., magnons with spin $\\pm 1$). In addition, we obtain a new, spin-zero excitation (magnon-density waves) which has been missing in all existing spin-wave theories. Within our approximation, this magnon-density-wave excitation has a nonzero energy gap in a cubic lattice and is gapless in a square lattice, simila...
Quantum entanglement in trimer spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains with antiferromagnetic coupling
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.
Antiferromagnetic TiFe{sub 2} in applied fields: experiment and simulation
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Martins, T. B.; Rechenberg, H. R., E-mail: hercilio@macbeth.if.usp.br [Universidade de Sao Paulo, Instituto de Fisica (Brazil)
2006-04-15
Moessbauer spectra of a powdered TiFe{sub 2} sample were measured under different applied fields and the results were compared to simulated spectra obtained by minimizing the total energy of a two-sublattice antiferromagnet. In order to reproduce experimental results a highly textured distribution had to be assumed, the local anisotropy axis lying mostly perpendicular to the applied field. Thus, magnetic alignment of AF grains by an external field was demonstrated. In addition, exchange and anisotropy fields for TiFe{sub 2} at T {approx} 0 K have been determined.
Ovsyannikov, G. A.; Komissinskiy, P.; Borisenko, I. V.; Kislinskii, Yu. V.; A. V. Zaitsev; Constantinian, K. Y.; Winkler, D.
2006-01-01
We report an investigation of current transport in Nb/Au/CaSrCuO/YBaCuO heterostructures including an antiferromagnetic interlayer (CaSrCuO). Epitaxial thin films of YBaCuO and CaSrCuO were grown by laser ablation on NdGaO substrates; the thicknesses of CaSrCuO films were 20 and 50 nm, and x=0.15 or 0.5. Our experimental results show that the superconducting current transport is increased in the Nb/Au/CaSrCuO/YBaCuO heterostructures in comparison with the ones observed in previously studied N...
Spin-Peierls States of Quantum Antiferromagnets on the CaV4O9 Lattice
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We discuss the quantum paramagnetic phases of Heisenberg antiferromagnets on the 1/5-depleted square lattice found in CaV4O9. The possible phases of the quantum dimer model on this lattice are obtained by a mapping to a quantum-mechanical height model. In addition to the open-quote open-quote decoupled close-quote close-quote phases found earlier, we find a possible intermediate spin-Peierls phase with spontaneously broken lattice symmetry. Experimental signatures of the different quantum paramagnetic phases are discussed. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society
Ultra-cold Neutron Production in Anti-ferromagnetic Oxygen Solid
Liu, C Y
2004-01-01
Spin waves, or magnons, in the anti-ferromagnetic $\\alpha$ phase of solid oxygen provide a novel mechanism for ultra-cold neutron (UCN) production. Magnons dominate the energy exchange mechanisms for cold neutrons and UCN in solid $\\alpha$-oxygen, much in the same way as do phonons in solid deuterium superthermal UCN sources. We present calculations of UCN production and upscattering rates in S-O$_2$. The results indicate that S-O$_2$ is potentially a much more efficient UCN source material than solid deuterium.
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The depinning field of a domain wall in a permalloy nanostructure can be used to detect the presence of a magnetic particle. In this device the displacement of the domain wall in a sweeping magnetic field produces a variation of the voltage drop across a corner due to the anisotropic magnetoresistance effect and hence an electrical signal. In this paper we use micromagnetic simulations to calculate the output signal of a particularly shaped device in the presence of a single synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticle. The calculated magnetoresistive signal is in good agreement with corresponding experimental data
Solitons and intrinsic localized modes in a one-dimensional antiferromagnetic chain
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Li De-Jun; Mi Xian-Wu; Deng Ke; Tang Yi
2006-01-01
By use of the Hartree approximation and the method of multiple scales, we investigate quantum solitons and intrinsic localized modes in a one-dimensional antiferromagnetic chain. It is shown that there exist solitons of two different quantum frequency bands: i.e., magnetic optical solitons and acoustic solitons. At the boundary of the Brillouin zone, these solitons become quantum intrinsic localized modes: their quantum eigenfrequencies are below the bottom of the harmonic optical frequency band and above the top of the harmonic acoustic frequency band.
Double-layer antiferromagnetic quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg model: study of the ground state
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The crossover from two-dimensional to three-dimensional behavior in the quasi-two-dimensional quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnetic model in the presence of a magnetic field, at T=0 (ground state), is studied by using effective-field theory. In the model a nearest neighbour spin pair interacts with strength J in the xy-plane and with λJ (0=c is obtained as a function of parameter λ, where we have different values of the classical case (Ising model) Hc/J=4+2λ
Transverse Ising antiferromagnetic in a longitudinal magnetic field: study of the ground state
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The two-dimensional antiferromagnetic Ising model in a transverse magnetic field (Ω) and uniform longitudinal field is studied for the first time (H). Using the effective-field theory (EFT) with correlation in one-site cluster calculation the ground-state phase diagram in the Ω-H plane is determined for the honeycomb (z=3) and square (z=4) lattices. It is shown that there is an order-disordered transition line (second-order phase transition) qualitatively in agreement with rigorous results of renormalization group in d=1. The critical curve in the classical approach is also obtained and the results are compared
Local magnetic structure due to inhomogeneity of interaction in S=1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
Nishino, Masamichi; Onishi, Hiroaki; Roos, Pascal; Yamaguchi, Kizashi; Miyashita, Seiji
1999-01-01
We study the magnetic properties of $S=1/2$ antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains with inhomogeneity of interaction. Using a quantum Monte Carlo method and an exact diagonalization method, we study bond-impurity effect in the uniform $S=1/2$ chain and also in the bond-alternating chain. Here `bond impurity' means a bond with strength different from those in the bulk or a defect in the alternating order. Local magnetic structures induced by bond impurities are investigated both in the ground sta...
Magnetic-field-induced Heisenberg to XY crossover in a quasi-2D quantum antiferromagnet
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The magnetic-field-dependent ordering temperature of the quasi-2D quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet (QHAF) Cu(pz)2(ClO4)2 was determined by calorimetric measurement in applied dc fields up to 33 tesla. The magnetic phase diagram shows a round maximum at 5.95 K and 17.5 T (at ≈ 1/3 of its saturation field), a 40 percent enhancement of the ordering temperature above the zero field value of 4.25 K. The enhancement and reentrance are consistent with predictions of a field-induced Heisenberg to XY crossover behavior for an ideal 2D QHAF system
Cascade of field-induced magnetic transitions in a frustrated antiferromagnetic metal
Coldea, A. I.; Seabra, L.; McCollam, A.; Carrington, A.; Malone, L.; Bangura, A. F.; Vignolles, D.; van Rhee, P.G.; McDonald, R. D.; Sorgel, T.; Jansen, M.; Shannon, N; Coldea, R.
2014-01-01
Frustrated magnets can exhibit many novel forms of order when exposed to high magnetic fields, however, much less is known about materials where frustration occurs in the presence of itinerant electrons. Here we report thermodynamic and transport measurements on micron-sized single crystals of the triangular-lattice metallic antiferromagnet 2H-AgNiO2, in magnetic fields of up to 90 T and temperatures down to 0.35 K. We observe a cascade of magnetic phase transitions at 13.5 20, 28 and 39T in ...
Ciofini, Ilaria; Illas, Francesc; Adamo, Carlo
2004-02-22
The performance of some kinetic energy density (tau) dependent functionals in predicting the effective Heisenberg exchange has been explored using the KNiF3 and K2NiF4 insulators as case examples. Our results show that this new generation of functionals represents an important improvement with respect to the current local and gradient corrected functionals yielding a semi-quantitative description of the antiferromagnetic coupling without the need of hybrid approaches thus avoiding the calculation of exact, Hartree-Fock exchange. This feature opens a wide field of application especially in solid state. PMID:15268545
Ciofini, Ilaria; Illas, Francesc; Adamo, Carlo
2004-02-01
The performance of some kinetic energy density (τ) dependent functionals in predicting the effective Heisenberg exchange has been explored using the KNiF3 and K2NiF4 insulators as case examples. Our results show that this new generation of functionals represents an important improvement with respect to the current local and gradient corrected functionals yielding a semi-quantitative description of the antiferromagnetic coupling without the need of hybrid approaches thus avoiding the calculation of exact, Hartree-Fock exchange. This feature opens a wide field of application especially in solid state.
Tricritical behaviour of the frustrated Ising antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice
Bobák, A.; Lučivjanský, T.; Žukovič, M.; Borovský, M.; Balcerzak, T.
2016-08-01
We use the effective-field theory with correlations based on different cluster sizes to investigate phase diagrams of the frustrated Ising antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice with isotropic interactions of the strength J1 present results for the ground-state energy as a function of the frustration parameter R =J2 / |J1 |. We find that the cluster-size has a considerable effect on the existence and location of a tricritical point in the phase diagram at which the phase transition changes from the second order to the first one.
Mechanisms for spin supersolidity in S=(1/2) spin-dimer antiferromagnets
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Using perturbative expansions and the contractor renormalization (CORE) algorithm, we obtain effective hard-core bosonic Hamiltonians describing the low-energy physics of S=1/2 spin-dimer antiferromagnets known to display supersolid phases under an applied magnetic field. The resulting effective models are investigated by means of mean-field analysis and quantum Monte Carlo simulations. A ''leapfrog mechanism,'' through means of which extra singlets delocalize in a checkerboard-solid environment via correlated hoppings, is unveiled that accounts for the supersolid behavior
Large exchange-dominated domain wall velocities in antiferromagnetically coupled nanowires
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Majd Kuteifan
2016-04-01
Full Text Available Magnetic nanowires supporting field- and current-driven domain wall motion are envisioned for methods of information storage and processing. A major obstacle for their practical use is the domain-wall velocity, which is traditionally limited for low fields and currents due to the Walker breakdown occurring when the driving component reaches a critical threshold value. We show through numerical and analytical modeling that the Walker breakdown limit can be extended or completely eliminated in antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic nanowires. These coupled nanowires allow for large domain-wall velocities driven by field and/or current as compared to conventional nanowires.
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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.
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Tsunoda, Masakiyo [Department of Electonic Engineering, Tohoku University, Aobayama 6-6-05, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)]. E-mail: tsunoda@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp; Naka, Mamiko [Department of Electonic Engineering, Tohoku University, Aobayama 6-6-05, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Kim, Dong Young [Department of Electonic Engineering, Tohoku University, Aobayama 6-6-05, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); Research Center for Advanced Magnetic Materials, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Takahashi, Migaku [Department of Electonic Engineering, Tohoku University, Aobayama 6-6-05, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan); New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Aobayama 6-6-10, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)
2006-09-15
Exchange biasing of ferromagnetic layer deposited on the antiferromagnetic superlattice was investigated in (Co{sub 70}Fe{sub 30}/Ru){sub 29.5}/Ru/Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10} multilayers. Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy (K {sub AF}) was induced and tuned in the antiferromagentic superlattice by uniaxial substrate bending method through the inverse effect of magnetostriction. The exchange bias increased and tended to be saturated with increasing the K {sub AF}, while it was not observed at K {sub AF}=0.
Uniaxial anisotropy and low-temperature antiferromagnetism of Mn2BO4 single crystal
Kazak, N. V.; Platunov, M. S.; Knyazev, Yu. V.; Ivanova, N. B.; Bayukov, O. A.; Vasiliev, A. D.; Bezmaternykh, L. N.; Nizhankovskii, V. I.; Gavrilkin, S. Yu.; Lamonova, K. V.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.
2015-11-01
The Mn2BO4 single crystals have been grown by the flux technique. A careful study of the crystal structure and magnetic properties have been carried out. The antiferromagnetic transition at TN=26 K has been traced through the dc magnetization and specific heat temperature dependences. Magnetic uniaxial anisotropy has been found with easy axis magnetization lying in the ab-plane. The obtained value of effective magnetic moment is assigned to the non-quenched orbital moment of Jahn-Teller Mn3+ ions. The discussion of magnetic properties is based on the superexchange interaction calculations.
SDW antiferromagnetic phase in the two-dimensional Hubbard model: Eliashberg approach
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Szczes' niak, R. [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland)], E-mail: szczesni@mim.pcz.czest.pl
2009-01-19
The two-dimensional Hubbard model was used for the description of the spin density wave (SDW) antiferromagnetic phase. The calculations were conducted in the framework of the Eliashberg formalism. The SDW phase that characterizes with the order parameter of the s-, extended s- or d-wave symmetry has been considered. The Eliashberg equations for the half-filled electron band have been constructed, with a use of which, it has been shown that only the SDW phase of the s-wave symmetry induces in the system. Next, the dependence of the s-wave SDW transition temperature on the value of the on-site Coulomb repulsion parameter was determined.
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.
Detecting antiferromagnetism of atoms in an optical lattice via optical Bragg scattering
Corcovilos, T. A.; Baur, S. K.; Hitchcock, J. M.; Mueller, E. J.; Hulet, R. G.
2009-01-01
Antiferromagnetism of ultracold fermions in an optical lattice can be detected by Bragg diffraction of light, in analogy to the diffraction of neutrons from solid state materials. A finite sublattice magnetization will lead to a Bragg peak from the (1/2 1/2 1/2) crystal plane with an intensity depending on details of the atomic states, the frequency and polarization of the probe beam, the direction and magnitude of the sublattice magnetization, and the finite optical density of the sample. Ac...
Spin-Lattice-Coupled Order in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on the Pyrochlore Lattice
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.
Topological Aspects of Symmetry Breaking in Triangular-Lattice Ising Antiferromagnets
Smerald, Andrew; Korshunov, Sergey; Mila, Frédéric
2016-05-01
Using a specially designed Monte Carlo algorithm with directed loops, we investigate the triangular lattice Ising antiferromagnet with coupling beyond the nearest neighbors. We show that the first-order transition from the stripe state to the paramagnet can be split, giving rise to an intermediate nematic phase in which algebraic correlations coexist with a broken symmetry. Furthermore, we demonstrate the emergence of several properties of a more topological nature such as fractional edge excitations in the stripe state, the proliferation of double domain walls in the nematic phase, and the Kasteleyn transition between them. Experimental implications are briefly discussed.
Magnetic study of a few antiferromagnets in very-strong pulsed fields (450 kOE)
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In this thesis we describe a pulsed field device with which we obtain magnetization curves up to 450 kOE at all temperatures between 1. 6 and 300. We have studied the 'spin-flopping'(and therefore the anisotropy) in MnF2 versus temperature, below the Neel point. We have also studied the antiferromagnets MnSO4. and MnSO4.H2O which have revealed saturation fields respectively of 250 kOE and 320 kOE. (author)
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
Magnetic response of hybrid ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic core-shell nanostructures
Khan, U.; Li, W. J.; Adeela, N.; Irfan, M.; Javed, K.; Wan, C. H.; Riaz, S.; Han, X. F.
2016-03-01
The synthesis of FeTiO3-Ni(Ni80Fe20) core-shell nanostructures by a two-step method (sol-gel and DC electrodeposition) has been demonstrated. XRD analysis confirms the rhombohedral crystal structure of FeTiO3(FTO) with space group R3&cmb.macr;. Transmission electron microscopy clearly depicts better morphology of nanostructures with shell thicknesses of ~25 nm. Room temperature magnetic measurements showed significant enhancement of magnetic anisotropy for the permalloy (Ni80Fe20)-FTO over Ni-FTO core-shell nanostructures. Low temperature magnetic measurements of permalloy-FeTiO3 core-shell structure indicated a strong exchange bias mechanism with magnetic coercivity below the antiferromagnetic Neel temperature (TN = 59 K). The exchange bias is attributed to the alignment of magnetic moments in the antiferromagnetic material at low temperature. Our scheme opens a path towards optimum automotive systems and wireless communications wherein broader bandwidths and smaller sizes are required.The synthesis of FeTiO3-Ni(Ni80Fe20) core-shell nanostructures by a two-step method (sol-gel and DC electrodeposition) has been demonstrated. XRD analysis confirms the rhombohedral crystal structure of FeTiO3(FTO) with space group R3&cmb.macr;. Transmission electron microscopy clearly depicts better morphology of nanostructures with shell thicknesses of ~25 nm. Room temperature magnetic measurements showed significant enhancement of magnetic anisotropy for the permalloy (Ni80Fe20)-FTO over Ni-FTO core-shell nanostructures. Low temperature magnetic measurements of permalloy-FeTiO3 core-shell structure indicated a strong exchange bias mechanism with magnetic coercivity below the antiferromagnetic Neel temperature (TN = 59 K). The exchange bias is attributed to the alignment of magnetic moments in the antiferromagnetic material at low temperature. Our scheme opens a path towards optimum automotive systems and wireless communications wherein broader bandwidths and smaller sizes are
High-quality Ni-Fe/Cu multilayer films with antiferromagnetic coupling
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We report structural and magnetic properties of Ni83Fe17/Cu multilayer films with various buffer layer and sublayer thicknesses of copper dCu and Permalloy dPy deposited by face-to-face sputtering. The following features prove a good quality of our films: a wall-layered structure, complete antiferromagnetic coupling with a low coupling strength (2 x 10-5 J/m2 for dCu = 1 nm and 10-6 J/m2 for dCu = 2.1 nm) and a low coercive field with make them attractive for possible applications as giant magnetoresistance sensors. (author)
Renormalization-group studies of antiferromagnetic chains. I. Nearest-neighbor interactions
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The real-space renormalization-group method introduced by workers at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is used to study one-dimensional antiferromagnetic chains at zero temperature. Calculations using three-site blocks (for the Heisenberg-Ising model) and two-site blocks (for the isotropic Heisenberg model) are compared with exact results. In connection with the two-site calculation a duality transformation is introduced under which the isotropic Heisenberg model is self-dual. Such duality transformations can be defined for models other than those considered here, and may be useful in various block-spin calculations
Finite-size effect of antiferromagnetic transition and electronic structure in LiFePO4
Shu, G. J.; Wu, M. W.; Chou, F. C.
2012-01-01
The finite-size effect on the antiferromagnetic (AF) transition and electronic configuration of iron has been observed in LiFePO4. Determination of the scaling behavior of the AF transition temperature (TN) versus the particle-size dimension (L) in the critical regime 1-TN(L)/TN(XTL)\\simL^-1 reveals that the activation nature of the AF ordering strongly depends on the surface energy. In addition, the effective magnetic moment that reflects the electronic configuration of iron in LiFePO4 is fo...
Mukai, Y; Yamamoto, T; Kageyama, H; Tanaka, K
2016-01-01
We report on the nonlinear magnetization dynamics of a HoFeO3 crystal induced by a strong terahertz magnetic field resonantly enhanced with a split ring resonator and measured with magneto-optical Kerr effect microscopy. The terahertz magnetic field induces a large change (~40%) in the spontaneous magnetization. The frequency of the antiferromagnetic resonance decreases in proportion to the square of the magnetization change. A modified Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation with a phenomenological nonlinear damping term quantitatively reproduced the nonlinear dynamics.
A holographic model for antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition induced by magnetic field
Cai, Rong-Gen; Kusmartsev, F V
2015-01-01
We propose a gravity dual of antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition (QPT) induced by magnetic field and study the criticality in the vicinity of quantum critical point (QCP). Results show the boundary critical theory is a strong coupling theory with dynamic exponent $z=2$. The hyperscaling law is violated and logarithmic corrections appear near the QCP. We compare our theoretical results with experimental data on variety of materials including low-dimensional magnet, BiCoPO$_5$ and pyrochlores, Er$_{2-2x}$Y$_{2x}$Ti$_2$O$_7$. Our model describes well the existing experiments and predicts QCP and other high field magnetic properties of these compounds.
The antiferromagnetic insulator Ca3FeRhO6: characterization and electronic structure calculations
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...
Néel Temperature of Antiferromagnets for Phase Transitions Driven by Spin-wave Interactions
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 exp1/ 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 ...
Quantum phase diagram of a frustrated antiferromagnet on the bilayer honeycomb lattice
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.
Magnetic behavior of EuCu2As2: Delicate balance between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic order
Sengupta, Kausik; Paulose, P. L.; Sampathkumaran, E. V.; Doert, Th.; Jemetio, J. P. F.
2005-01-01
The Eu-based compound, EuCu2As2, crystallizing in the ThCr2Si2-type tetragonal structure, has been synthesized and its magnetic behavior has been investigated by magnetization (M), heat-capacity (C) and electrical resistivity (rho) measurements as a function of temperature (T) and magnetic field (H) as well as by 151Eu Moessbauer measurements. The results reveal that Eu is divalent ordering antiferromagnetically below 15 K in the absence of magnetic field, apparently with the formation of mag...
The low-temperature phase of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet in a fermionic representation
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Thermal properties of the ordered phase of the spin 1/2 isotropic Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a d-dimensional hypercubical lattice are studied within the fermionic representation when the constraint of a single occupancy condition is taken into account by the method suggested by Popov and Fedotov. Using a saddle point approximation in the path integral approach we discuss not only the leading order but also the fluctuations around the saddle point at one-loop level. The influence of taking into account the single occupancy condition is discussed at all steps. (author)
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.
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)
On the second-neighbour correlator in 1D XXX quantum antiferromagnetic spin chain
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We have calculated the energy per site for the ground state of the antiferromagnetic quantum spin chain with variable range exchange h(j-k) ∝ sinh2 a sinh-2 a(j-k) in the framework of the asymptotic Bethe ansatz. By expanding it in powers of e-2a, we have confirmed the value of the second-neighbour correlator for the model with nearest-neighbour exchange obtained earlier in the atomic limit of the Hubbard chain. (author). Letter-to-the-editor
Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Chain of a Few Cold Atoms in a One-Dimensional Trap
Murmann, S.; Deuretzbacher, F.; Zürn, G.; Bjerlin, J.; Reimann, S. M.; Santos, L.; Lompe, T.; Jochim, S.
2015-11-01
We report on the deterministic preparation of antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains consisting of up to four fermionic atoms in a one-dimensional trap. These chains are stabilized by strong repulsive interactions between the two spin components without the need for an external periodic potential. We independently characterize the spin configuration of the chains by measuring the spin orientation of the outermost particle in the trap and by projecting the spatial wave function of one spin component on single-particle trap levels. Our results are in good agreement with a spin-chain model for fermionized particles and with numerically exact diagonalizations of the full few-fermion system.
Antiferromagnetic Nd ordering in NdPd{sub 2}Ga{sub 3}
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Doenni, A.; Fischer, P.; Fauth, F.; Zolliker, M. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Bauer, E. [Technische Univ., Vienna (Austria)
1997-09-01
The ternary intermetallic compound NdPd{sub 2}Ga{sub 3} was investigated by powder neutron diffraction: the crystal structure agrees well with the ordered hexagonal PrNi{sub 2}Al{sub 3}-type structure. The antiferromagnetic ordering below T{sub N} 6.5 K corresponds to a propagation vector k = [1/2,0,0]. The ordered magnetic Nd moments of (1.99 {+-} 0.04) {mu}{sub B} at saturation lie in the basal plane due to the crystal-electric field anisotropy and are oriented perpendicular to the propagation vector. (author) 1 fig., 1 tab., 2 refs.
Plaquette expansion of the 2D anti-ferromagnetic Heisenberg model
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The plaquette expansion of the Lanczos recursion method is applied to the two dimensional anti-ferromagnetic Heisenberg model. Connected Hamiltonian moments are calculated with respect to the Neel state up to n = 6. The subsequent plaquette expansion of the Lanczos matrix in the number of plaquettes on the lattice, Np, is determined to order 1/Np. Diagonalizing the Lanczos matrix in this form gives an upper bound on the energy density of -0.664 in the limit Np → ∞, in good agreement with existing calculations. 4 refs., 1 tab., 2 figs
On the influence of nanometer-thin antiferromagnetic surface layer on ferromagnetic CrO$_2$
Das, Pintu; Bajpai, Ashna; Ohno, Yuzo; Ohno, Hideo; Jens MÜLLER
2012-01-01
We present magnetic stray field measurements performed on a single micro-crystal of the half metallic ferromagnet CrO$_2$, covered by a naturally grown 2\\,-\\,5\\,nm surface layer of antiferromagnetic (AFM) Cr$_2$O$_3$. The temperature variation of the stray field of the micro-crystal measured by micro-Hall magnetometry shows an anomalous increase below $\\sim$\\,60\\,K. We find clear evidence that this behavior is due to the influence of the AFM surface layer, which could not be isolated in the c...
Paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic transition in epitaxial tetragonal CuMnAs (invited)
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Hills, V.; Wadley, P., E-mail: petewadley@gmail.com; Campion, R. P.; Beardsley, R.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom); Novak, V. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 53 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Ouladdiaf, B. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 Rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble (France); Jungwirth, T. [Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i., Cukrovarnická 10, 162 53 Praha 6 (Czech Republic); School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)
2015-05-07
In this paper, we use neutron scattering and electrical transport to investigate the paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic phase transition in tetragonal CuMnAs films on GaP(001). X-ray diffraction and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy measurements show that the films are chemically ordered with high structural quality. The temperature dependence of the structurally forbidden (100) neutron scattering peak is used to determine the Néel temperature, T{sub N}. We then demonstrate the presence of a clear peak in the temperature derivative of the resistivity around T{sub N}. The effect of disorder-induced broadening on the shape of the peak is discussed.
Bound spinons in an antiferromagnetic S=1/2 chain with a staggered field
Kenzelmann, M; Chen, Y.; Broholm, C.; Reich, D. H.; Qiu, Y.
2003-01-01
Inelastic neutron scattering was used to measure the magnetic field dependence of spin excitations in the antiferromagnetic S=1/2 chain CuCl_2 2(dimethylsulfoxide) (CDC) in the presence of uniform and staggered fields. Dispersive bound states emerge from a zero-field two-spinon continuum with different finite energy minima at wave numbers q=pi and q_i approx pi (1-2). The ratios of the field dependent excitation energies are in excellent agreement with predictions for breather and soliton sol...
Matte, H S S Ramakrishna; Rao, C N R
2009-01-01
Investigations of the magnetic properties of graphenes prepared by different methods reveal that dominant ferromagnetic interactions coexist along with antiferromagnetic interactions in all the samples. Thus, all the graphene samples exhibit room-temperature magnetic hysteresis. The magnetic properties depend on the number of layers and the sample area, small values of both favoring larger magnetization. Molecular charge-transfer affects the magnetic properties of graphene, interaction with a donor molecule such as tetrathiafulvalene having greater effect than an electron-withdrawing molecule such as tetracyanoethylene
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parity-broken ground state for the spin-1 pyrochlore antiferromagnet
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.
A spin-valve-like magnetoresistance of an antiferromagnet-based tunnel junction
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Park, B.G.; Wunderlich, Joerg; Martí, X.; Holý, V.; Kurosaki, Y.; Yamada, M.; Yamamoto, H.; Nishide, A.; Hayakawa, J.; Takahashi, H.; Shick, Alexander; Jungwirth, Tomáš
2011-01-01
Roč. 10, č. 5 (2011), s. 347-351. ISSN 1476-1122 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KAN400100652; GA MŠk LC510; GA MŠk(CZ) 7E08087 EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 214499 - NAMASTE; European Commission(XE) 215368 - SemiSpinNet Grant ostatní: AVČR(CZ) Premium Academiae; 7 FP ERC Advanced Grant 0MSPIN(XE) 268066 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521; CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : spintronic s * antiferromagnets Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 32.841, year: 2011
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.
Quantum oscillations in antiferromagnetic CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} on the brink of superconductivity
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Harrison, N; McDonald, R D; Mielke, C H; Bauer, E D; Ronning, F; Thompson, J D [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS-E536, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)
2009-08-12
We report quantum oscillation measurements on CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} under strong magnetic fields-recently reported to become superconducting under pressures of as little as a kilobar. The largest observed carrier pocket occupies less than 0.05% of the paramagnetic Brillouin zone volume-consistent with Fermi surface reconstruction caused by antiferromagnetism. On comparing several alkaline earth AFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} antiferromagnets (with A = Ca, Sr and Ba), the dependences of the Fermi surface cross-sectional area F{sub {alpha}} and the effective mass m{sub {alpha}}* of the primary observed pocket on the antiferromagnetic/structural transition temperature T{sub s} are both found to be consistent with the case for quasiparticles in a conventional spin-density wave model. These findings suggest that the recently proposed strain-enhanced superconductivity in these materials occurs within a broadly conventional spin-density wave phase. (fast track communication)
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2015-11-01
Full Text Available By using focused soft X-rays, magnetic domain imaging based on X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD measurements was performed on a Pt/Co/Cr2O3/Pt film that exhibits both perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and perpendicular exchange anisotropy. In the AC-demagnetized state, spatial distributions of the XMCD corresponding to the magnetic domains were clearly observed. In particular, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic magnetic domains were separately observed by tuning the photon energy to either the ferromagnetic Co L3 edge or the antiferromagnetic Cr L3 edge. The ferromagnetic domain pattern is similar to the ones previously reported for Co/Pt multilayers, and the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic domains are spatially coupled. The magnetization curve measured after cooling the sample, while maintaining the demagnetized state, exhibited positive and negative exchange biases simultaneously, which suggests that the exchange bias is determined on a domain-by-domain basis.
Kinetic arrest induced antiferromagnetic order in hexagonal FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy
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The magnetic state of the FeMnP0.75Si0.25 alloy was investigated by first principles calculations. The coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases in FeMnP0.75Si0.25 with the same hexagonal crystal structure was revealed. It was found that kinetic arrest during the transition from the high temperature disordered paramagnetic phase to the low temperature ordered ferromagnetic phase results in the intermediate metastable and partially disordered antiferromagnetic phase. We propose that the ratio of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases in the FeMnP0.75Si0.25 sample can be tuned by adjusting the kinetic process of atomic diffusion. The investigations suggest that careful control of the kinetic diffusion process provides another tuning parameter to design candidate magnetocaloric materials
Antiferromagnetic instability in Sr3Ru2O7: stabilized and revealed by dilute Mn impurities
Hossain, Muhammed; Bohnenbuck, B.; Chuang, Y.-D.; Cruz, E.; Wu, H.-H.; Tjeng, L. H.; Elfimov, I. S.; Hussain, Z.; Keimer, B.; Sawatzky, G. A.; Damascelli, A.
2009-03-01
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and Resonant Elastic Soft X-ray Scattering (RESXS) studies have been performed on Mn-doped Sr3Ru2O7, both on the Ru and Mn L-edges, to investigate the origin of the metal insulator transition. Extensive simulations based on our experimental findings point toward an intrinsic antiferromagnetic instability in the parent Sr3Ru2O7 compound that is stabilized by the dilute Mn impurities. We show that the metal-insulator transition is a direct consequence of the antiferromagnetic order and we propose a phenomenological model that may be applicable also to metal-insulator transitions seen in other oxides. Moreover, a comparison of Ru and Mn L-edge data on 5% Mn doped system reveals that dilute Mn impurities are generating much more intense signal than Ru which is occupying 95% of the lattice sites. This suggests the embedding of dilute impurities as a powerful mean to probe weak and, possibly, spatially inhomogeneous order in solid-state systems. In collaboration with: Y. Yoshida (AIST), J. Geck, D.G. Hawthorn (UBC), M.W. Haverkort, Z. Hu, C. Sch"ußler-Langeheine (Cologne), R. Mathieu, Y. Tokura, S. Satow, H. Takagi (Tokyo), J.D. Denlinger (ALS).
'Aharonov-Bohm antiferromagnetism' and compensation points in the lattice of quantum rings
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We investigate the magnetic properties of the lattice of non-interacting quantum rings using the 2D rotator model. The exact analytic expressions for the free energy as well as for the magnetization and magnetic susceptibility are found and analyzed. It is shown that such a system can be considered as a system with antiferromagnetic-like properties. We have shown also that all observable quantities in this case (free energy, entropy, magnetization) are periodic functions of the magnetic flux through the ring's area (as well known, such a behavior is typical for the Aharonov-Bohm effect). For the lattice of quantum rings with two different geometric parameters we investigate the ordinary compensation points ('temperature compensation points', i.e. points at which the magnetization vanishes at fixed values of the magnetic field strength). It is shown that the positions of compensation points in the temperature scale are very sensitive to small changes in the magnetic field strength. - Highlights: → The lattice of quantum rings as a system with antiferromagnetic-like properties. → In considered system the 'temperature compensation points' take place. → The 'temperature compensation points' positions depend on the Aharonov-Bohm flux.
Antiferromagnetic exchange in a bis(imido) uranium (V) dimeric complex
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Spencer, Liam P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schelter, Eric J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boncella, James M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Yang, Ping [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gdula, Robyn L [NON LANL; Scott, Brian L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Thompson, Joe D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiplinger, Jacqueline L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Batista, Enrique R [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2008-01-01
Magnetic coupling between two or more metal centers is an important facet of d- and f-block transition metal chemistry due to its implications in chemical bonding. With respect to actinide metals, magnetic coupling between polymetallic actinide centers is less well-known. Of the few documented examples, only one bimetallic uranium(V) complex, [(MeC{sub 5}H{sub 4}){sub 2}U]{sub 2}[{mu}-1,4-N{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}] (1), has unequivocally demonstrated antiferromagnetic coupling. This complex employs a {pi}-conjugated 1,4-phenylenedimide ligand system which bridges the two f{sup 1}-metal centers and enables antiferromagentic coupling between unpaired f-e1ectrons residing in a {pi}-symmetry orbital. In this communication, we report the synthesis of a dimeric bis(imido) uranium(V) iodide complex and demonstrate with magnetic susceptibility measurements and density functional theory (DFT) calculations that the f{sup 1}-uranium centers display antiferromagnetic coupling at low temperatures.
Critical space-time networks and geometric phase transitions from frustrated edge antiferromagnetism
Trugenberger, Carlo A.
2015-12-01
Recently I proposed a simple dynamical network model for discrete space-time that self-organizes as a graph with Hausdorff dimension dH=4 . The model has a geometric quantum phase transition with disorder parameter (dH-ds) , where ds is the spectral dimension of the dynamical graph. Self-organization in this network model is based on a competition between a ferromagnetic Ising model for vertices and an antiferromagnetic Ising model for edges. In this paper I solve a toy version of this model defined on a bipartite graph in the mean-field approximation. I show that the geometric phase transition corresponds exactly to the antiferromagnetic transition for edges, the dimensional disorder parameter of the former being mapped to the staggered magnetization order parameter of the latter. The model has a critical point with long-range correlations between edges, where a continuum random geometry can be defined, exactly as in Kazakov's famed 2D random lattice Ising model but now in any number of dimensions.
Heisenberg antiferromagnet on Cayley trees: Low-energy spectrum and even/odd site imbalance
Changlani, Hitesh J.; Ghosh, Shivam; Henley, Christopher L.; Läuchli, Andreas M.
2013-02-01
To understand the role of local sublattice imbalance in low-energy spectra of s=(1)/(2) quantum antiferromagnets, we study the s=(1)/(2) quantum nearest neighbor Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the coordination 3 Cayley tree. We perform many-body calculations using an implementation of the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) technique for generic tree graphs. We discover that the bond-centered Cayley tree has a quasidegenerate set of a low-lying tower of states and an “anomalous” singlet-triplet finite-size gap scaling. For understanding the construction of the first excited state from the many-body ground state, we consider a wave function ansatz given by the single-mode approximation, which yields a high overlap with the DMRG wave function. Observing the ground-state entanglement spectrum leads us to a picture of the low-energy degrees of freedom being “giant spins” arising out of sublattice imbalance, which helps us analytically understand the scaling of the finite-size spin gap. The Schwinger-boson mean-field theory has been generalized to nonuniform lattices, and ground states have been found which are spatially inhomogeneous in the mean-field parameters.
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.
Electrically tunable transport in antiferromagnetic Sr3Ir2O7
Seinige, Heidi; Wang, Cheng; Cao, Gang; Zhou, Jianshi-S.; Goodenough, John B.; Tsoi, Maxim
Recently we demonstrated experimentally the existence of interconnections between magnetic state and transport currents in antiferromagnetic (AFM) Mott insulator Sr2IrO4. We found a very large anisotropic magnetoresistance and demonstrated a reversible resistive switching driven by high-density currents/high electric fields. These results support the feasibility of AFM spintronics, where antiferromagnets are used in place of ferromagnets, however a low Néel temperature of this material (240 K) questions any practical applications. Here we present a comparative electrical transport study of its sister compound Sr2IrO4 which has a higher transition temperature (285 K). Similar to the case of Sr2IrO4, we find a continuous reduction in the resistivity of Sr3Ir2O7 as a function of increasing electrical bias and abrupt reversible changes above a threshold bias current. We explain these results by a reduction of activation energy associated with a field-driven lattice distortion. This work was supported in part by C-SPIN, one of six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program, sponsored by MARCO and DARPA, and by NSF Grants DMR-1207577, DMR-1265162, and DMR-1122603.
Temperature-driven growth of antiferromagnetic domains in thin-film FeRh
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The evolution of the antiferromagnetic phase across the temperature-driven ferromagnetic (FM) to antiferromagnetic (AF) phase transition in epitaxial FeRh thin films was studied by x-ray magnetic linear and circular dichroism (XMLD and XMCD) and photoemission electron microscopy. By comparing XMLD and XMCD images recorded at the same temperature, the AF phase was identified, its structure directly imaged, and its evolution studied across the transition. A quantitative analysis of the correlation length of the images shows differences between the characteristic length scale of the two phases with the AF phase having a finer feature size. The asymmetry of the transition from FM to AF upon cooling and AF–FM upon heating is evidenced: upon cooling the formation of AF phase is dominated by nucleation at defects, with little subsequent growth, resulting in a small and non-random final AF domain structure, while upon heating, heterogeneous nucleation at different sites followed by significant domain size growth of the FM phase is observed, resulting in a non-reproducible final FM large domain structure. (paper)
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
Magnetic ordering of the buckled honeycomb lattice antiferromagnet Ba2NiTeO6
Asai, Shinichiro; Soda, Minoru; Kasatani, Kazuhiro; Ono, Toshio; Avdeev, Maxim; Masuda, Takatsugu
2016-01-01
We investigate the magnetic order of the buckled honeycomb lattice antiferromagnet Ba2NiTeO6 and its related antiferromagnet Ba3NiTa2O9 by neutron diffraction measurements. We observe magnetic Bragg peaks below the transition temperatures, and identify propagation vectors for these oxides. A combination of representation analysis and Rietveld refinement leads to a collinear magnetic order for Ba2NiTeO6 and a 120∘ structure for Ba3NiTa2O9 . We find that the spin model of the bilayer triangular lattice is equivalent to that of the two-dimensional buckled honeycomb lattice having magnetic frustration. We discuss the magnetic interactions and single-ion anisotropy of Ni+2 ions for Ba2NiTeO6 in order to clarify the origin of the collinear magnetic structures. Our calculation suggests that the collinear magnetic order of Ba2NiTeO6 is induced by the magnetic frustration and easy-axis anisotropy.
Critical Space-Time Networks and Geometric Phase Transitions from Frustrated Edge Antiferromagnetism
Trugenberger, Carlo A
2015-01-01
Recently I proposed a simple dynamical network model for discrete space-time which self-organizes as a graph with Hausdorff dimension d_H=4. The model has a geometric quantum phase transition with disorder parameter (d_H-d_s) where d_s is the spectral dimension of the dynamical graph. Self-organization in this network model is based on a competition between a ferromagnetic Ising model for vertices and an antiferromagnetic Ising model for edges. In this paper I solve a toy version of this model defined on a bipartite graph in the mean field approximation. I show that the geometric phase transition corresponds exactly to the antiferromagnetic transition for edges, the dimensional disorder parameter of the former being mapped to the staggered magnetization order parameter of the latter. The model has a critical point with long-range correlations between edges, where a continuum random geometry can be defined, exactly as in Kazakov's famed 2D random lattice Ising model but now in any number of dimensions.
Uniaxial anisotropy and low-temperature antiferromagnetism of Mn2BO4 single crystal
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The Mn2BO4 single crystals have been grown by the flux technique. A careful study of the crystal structure and magnetic properties have been carried out. The antiferromagnetic transition at TN=26 K has been traced through the dc magnetization and specific heat temperature dependences. Magnetic uniaxial anisotropy has been found with easy axis magnetization lying in the ab-plane. The obtained value of effective magnetic moment is assigned to the non-quenched orbital moment of Jahn–Teller Mn3+ ions. The discussion of magnetic properties is based on the superexchange interaction calculations. - Highlights: • Single-crystalline samples of Mn2BO4 of high quality were grown. The charge ordering oftype Mn2+(1)-Mn3+(2) was found. • The intrinsic antiferromagnetic transition at TN=26 K was observed through the magnetization and specific heat measurements. • An uniaxial magnetic anisotropy with easy axis of magnetization lying in ab-plane was found. • The superexchange interactions were calculated and the magnetic frustration was found
Inelastic neutron scattering on an antiferromagnetic tetrahedral Ni{sub 4} molecule
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Nehrkorn, Joscha; Waldmann, Oliver [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Freiburg, D-79104 Freiburg (Germany); Mutka, Hannu [Institut Laue Langevin, BP 156-38042, Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
2008-07-01
We study the magnetic excitations in a tetrahedral Ni{sub 4} molecule by inelastic neutron scattering (INS). The Ni{sub 4} cluster consists of four antiferromagnetically coupled spin-1 Ni{sup 2+} ions in an almost perfect tetrahedral arrangement. The antiferromagnetic Heisenberg coupling should lead to a S=0 ground state with higher-lying S=1 and S=2 levels. In our INS measurements we see peaks at transition energies in accord with the Heisenberg spectrum, but which violate the INS selection rule {delta}S=0,{+-}1. That is, we observe not only the peaks which would correspond to the S=0{yields}S=1 and S=1 {yields}S=2 transitions, but also a peak which would have to be assigned as a S=0 {yields}S=2 transition. However, Ni{sup 2+} ions are known to exhibit single-ion anisotropies as large as several 10 K, which hence, apparently, should not be neglected. Therefore, the effects of a single-ion anisotropy in a tetrahedral symmetry on the INS spectrum is explored by exact numerical calculations.
Temperature-driven growth of antiferromagnetic domains in thin-film FeRh
Baldasseroni, C.; Bordel, C.; Antonakos, C.; Scholl, A.; Stone, K. H.; Kortright, J. B.; Hellman, F.
2015-06-01
The evolution of the antiferromagnetic phase across the temperature-driven ferromagnetic (FM) to antiferromagnetic (AF) phase transition in epitaxial FeRh thin films was studied by x-ray magnetic linear and circular dichroism (XMLD and XMCD) and photoemission electron microscopy. By comparing XMLD and XMCD images recorded at the same temperature, the AF phase was identified, its structure directly imaged, and its evolution studied across the transition. A quantitative analysis of the correlation length of the images shows differences between the characteristic length scale of the two phases with the AF phase having a finer feature size. The asymmetry of the transition from FM to AF upon cooling and AF-FM upon heating is evidenced: upon cooling the formation of AF phase is dominated by nucleation at defects, with little subsequent growth, resulting in a small and non-random final AF domain structure, while upon heating, heterogeneous nucleation at different sites followed by significant domain size growth of the FM phase is observed, resulting in a non-reproducible final FM large domain structure.
Physical properties of FeRh alloys: The antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic transition
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.
Magnetization switching by spin-orbit torque in an antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayer system
Fukami, Shunsuke; Zhang, Chaoliang; Duttagupta, Samik; Kurenkov, Aleksandr; Ohno, Hideo
2016-05-01
Spin-orbit torque (SOT)-induced magnetization switching shows promise for realizing ultrafast and reliable spintronics devices. Bipolar switching of the perpendicular magnetization by the SOT is achieved under an in-plane magnetic field collinear with an applied current. Typical structures studied so far comprise a nonmagnet/ferromagnet (NM/FM) bilayer, where the spin Hall effect in the NM is responsible for the switching. Here we show that an antiferromagnet/ferromagnet (AFM/FM) bilayer system also exhibits a SOT large enough to switch the magnetization of the FM. In this material system, thanks to the exchange bias of the AFM, we observe the switching in the absence of an applied field by using an antiferromagnetic PtMn and ferromagnetic Co/Ni multilayer with a perpendicular easy axis. Furthermore, tailoring the stack achieves a memristor-like behaviour where a portion of the reversed magnetization can be controlled in an analogue manner. The AFM/FM system is thus a promising building block for SOT devices as well as providing an attractive pathway towards neuromorphic computing.
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Mohapatra, Rasmita, E-mail: rmrmmohapatra@gmail.com [P.G. Department of Applied Physics and Ballistics, F.M. University, Balasore, Odisha 756019 (India); Rout, G.C., E-mail: gcr@iopb.res.in [Physics Enclave, Plot no-664/4825, Lane-4A, Shree Vihar, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024 (India)
2015-05-15
Highlights: • We considered here the interplay of antiferromagnetism (AFM) and Superconductivity (SC) with d-wave pairing symmetry in presence of impurity effect. • The tunneling conductance explains the multiple peaks and dip-hump structure. • It is observed that AFM coupling enhances the superconducting transition temperature. • The low temperature specific heat anomaly due to impurity atoms. - Abstract: We present here a model Hamiltonian to study the interplay between staggered magnetic field and the superconductivity with d-wave pairing symmetry in presence of hybridization between impurity f-electrons of rare-earth ions and 3d-electrons of copper ions. The staggered field and superconducting (SC) gaps are calculated by Green’s function technique and solved self-consistently. The coupling constants are compared using s-wave and d-wave pairings. The strength of hybridization suppresses the magnitude of the gaps; while antiferromagnetic coupling enhances the superconducting transition temperature, but suppresses the Neel temperature. The density of states (DOS) representing tunneling conductance shows complex character with impurity level lying at the Fermi level. The electronic specific heat explains prototype heavy fermion behavior in cuprate systems at low temperatures.
Polarized Neutron Studies on Antiferromagnetic Single Crystals: Technical Report No. 4
Nathans, R.; Riste, T.; Shirane, G.; Shull, C.G.
1958-11-26
The theory of neutron scattering by magnetic crystals as given by Halpern and Johnson predicts changes in the polarization state of the neutron beam upon scattering which depend upon the relative orientation of the neutron polarization vector and the crystal magnetic axis. This was investigated experimentally with a polarized beam spectrometer using single crystals of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} and alpha - Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} in which reside unique antiferromagnetic axes. Studies were made on several different reflections in both crystals for a number of different temperatures both below and above the Neel point. Results support the theoretical predictions and indicate directions for the moments in these crystals consistent with previous work. A more detailed study of the polarization changes in the (111) reflection in alpha - Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} at room temperature on application of a magnetic field was carried out, The results indicate that the principal source of the parasitic ferromagnetism in hematite is essentially independent of the orientation of the antiferromagnetic domains within the crystal.
Magnetoelectric coupling in the honeycomb antiferromagnet Co4Nb2O9
Khanh, N. D.; Abe, N.; Sagayama, H.; Nakao, A.; Hanashima, T.; Kiyanagi, R.; Tokunaga, Y.; Arima, T.
2016-02-01
The magnetic structure and magnetoelectric effect have been investigated for single crystals of the antiferromagnet Co4Nb2O9 . Single-crystal neutron diffraction and magnetic susceptibility measurement have revealed that the magnetic structure is different from a collinear arrangement with spin parallel to the trigonal axis as proposed previously. Co2 + magnetic moments are found to be almost lying in the basal plane, which lowers the magnetic symmetry to C 2 /c' with the propagation vector k =0 . Associated with the magnetic phase transition, a sharp anomaly in the dielectric constant and displacement current indicate the appearance of the magnetoelectric below Néel temperature TN with a large coupling constant up to 30 ps/m. The existence of off-diagonal components in a magnetoelectric tensor indicate the formation of ferrotoroidic order in Co4Nb2O9 . Such a magnetoelectric effect can be ascribed to the reduction of symmetry caused by simple antiferromagnetic order in a honeycomb network.
Magnetoelectric effect in antiferromagnetic LiCoPO4 in pulsed magnetic fields
Khrustalyov, V. M.; Savytsky, V. M.; Kharchenko, M. F.
2016-04-01
The magnetoelectric effect in single-crystal LiCoPO4 (TN = 21.8 K) is studied in strong pulsed magnetic fields which destroy the antiferromagnetic structure of the crystal spin ordering. The electric polarization along the crystallographic a axis induced by a magnetic field H||b is measured. New features of the electric polarization in a magnetic field are found, including a spike in the polarization near the field for the first magnetic transition at H1 = 123 kOe, a recovery of the electric polarization at the second magnetic transition H2 = 210 kOe, and a gradual reduction to zero on approaching the third transition at H3 = 263 kOe. Various possible magnetic structures in the high field phases are examined which are consistent with their magnetization and electric polarization. The observed linear dependence of the polarization on field strength in the initial antiferromagnetic phase and the vanishing of the polarization in the first high-field phase are in good agreement with previous studies of the magnetoelectric effect in LiCoPO4 [Wiegelmann et al., Ferroelectrics 161, 147 (1994); H. Wiegelman, Ph.D. thesis (University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 1995)].
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
Incommensurate antiferromagnetism and magnetic correlations in CeCu6-xAux
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Stockert, O.; Lohneysen, H. von; Schröder, A.;
1997-01-01
Magnetic ordering and correlations in single crystals of the heavy-fermion alloys CeCu5.8Au0.2 and CeCu5.9Au0.1 were investigated by elastic and inelastic neutron scattering. CeCu5.8Au0.2 orders with an incommensurate magnetic structure and a wave vector q = (+/- 0.79 0 0). Only dynamic antiferro......Magnetic ordering and correlations in single crystals of the heavy-fermion alloys CeCu5.8Au0.2 and CeCu5.9Au0.1 were investigated by elastic and inelastic neutron scattering. CeCu5.8Au0.2 orders with an incommensurate magnetic structure and a wave vector q = (+/- 0.79 0 0). Only dynamic...... antiferromagnetic correlations along a* are observed in CeCu5.9Au0.1 which evolve into a static sine modulation in CeCu5.8Au0.2....
Liu, Q.; Subir, B. K.; Jackson, M.; Zhu, R.; Pan, Y.
2001-12-01
A new parameter Mfr (the final remanence after a slow hysteretic demagnetization process) for the detection of the concentration of weak antiferromagnetic (AFM) minerals against a strong ferrimagnetic (FM) background is put forward by taking advantage of their sharply different H0 (the critical maximum field that can decrease Mfr to zero) values. For strong FM minerals (magnetite, maghemite), H0 values are less than 0.3 T, while for antiferromagnetic materials (such as hematite) with weak magnetic remanence, H0 is larger than 1 T. With synthetic samples, experiments showed that Mfr has a higher sensitivity to detect AFM minerals than the HIRM method because it has a higher random error caused by the required subtraction of two numbers. The latter requires measurements in the presence of high applied-fields (generally 0.3 to 1T). Mfr, on the other hand, being a remanence, is measured at zero applied fields. Detailed Mfr data for YiChuan (Gansu province, China) loess samples indicate that paleosol unit S1contains a higher concentration of FM but lower concentration of AFM minerals compared to that of the loess units above and below. This suggests the formation of Fe2+ bearing minerals at the cost of Fe3+ bearing AFM minerals during pedogenesis.
Chang, Yao-Jen; Canizo-Cabrera, A.; Garcia-Vazquez, Valentin; Chang, Yang-Hua; Wu, Te-ho
2013-05-01
We fabricated MgO-based perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJ) with Ta/CoFeB magnetic electrodes. Synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) pinned layers with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) were included into the p-MTJs by using two Co/Pd multilayers (MLs) separated by a thin Ru spacer layer. The MTJs stack has the structure bottom contact/free layer CoFeB (1.0)/MgO (1)/pinned layer CoFeB (1.0)/Ta spacer layer/SAF/Ru cap layer/top contact (the units in parenthesis are in nanometers). The SAF was optimized by changing the repetition period n in one of the Co/Pd multilayers and the Ru thickness in order to obtain PMA with antiferromagnetic (AFM) coupling. The Ru spacer values were 0.7, 0.75, 0.8, 0.85, and 0.9 nm. The magnetic studies show that all magnetic films, including the Ta/CoFeB layers, are perpendicularly magnetized. The two Co/Pd MLs are AFM coupled for n > 2. Controlling the Ru thickness, the interlayer exchange coupling strength Jiec can be tailored. Jiec vs. Ru thickness exhibits a simple exponential decay. The electrical properties of the full p-MTJ with SAF show a low resistance-area (RA) product of 44.7 Ω μm2 and a tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) ratio of 10.2%.
Ground-state selection from anharmonic zero-point energy in the pyrochlore antiferromagnet
Hizi, Uzi; Henley, Christopher L.
2004-03-01
In the pyrochlore lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, for large spin length S, the massive classical ground state degeneracy is partly lifted by the zero-point energy of quantum fluctuations at harmonic order in spin waves. [1] In a system of O(L^3) spins, there remained O(exp(const L)) collinear states, exactly degenerate to that order. We have extended the calculation to quartic order, assuming a Gaussian variational wavefunction (equivalent to Hartree-Fock approximation). Preliminary quartic calculations do break the harmonic-order degeneracy of two periodic ground states. We estimate the scaling with S of the mean-square spin fluctuations (which diverge at harmonic order). The results differ from analogous ones for the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet [2], where the harmonic-order ground states are coplanar. Our aim is to represent the quartic energy differences by an effective Ising Hamiltonian in the spirit of [1]. [1] C. L. Henley, APS March Meeting 2001, abstract W24.010. [2] A. Chubukov, PRL 69, 832 (1992); C. L. Henley and E. P. Chan, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 140-144, 1693 (1995).
Quantum critical response function in quasi-two-dimensional itinerant antiferromagnets
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.
Thermodynamic functions for a model antiferromagnet with identical coupling between all spins
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A model antiferromagnet consisting of N spins S=1/2, all interacting among themselves with equal strength, and with the external magnetic field H, was analysed, both for Ising spins and vector spins. Starting from the Hamiltonian, the partition function, specific heat and magnetic susceptibility vs temperature T have been calculated for both systems, for finite N (with the interspin coupling I < 0) and for N →∞ (with the coupling I/N < 0). For finite N one finds several relations between the features of the energy levels and the calculated plots, related especially to the number of spins being odd or even. The 1/(NT) behavior of the susceptibility at T→0 for odd N has been interpreted as due to the occurrence of a single frustrated spin pushing the whole system to behave like the free spin in the external magnetic field. For N→∞ (thermodynamic limit) the Kac procedure has been extended to include the effect of magnetic field, both for Ising spins and the vector spins. As compared with the ferromagnetic case, the evaluation of the partition function and related functions is in the case of antiferromagnetic coupling (I < 0) relatively straightforward. We have found the specific heat (per one spin) vs T at finite magnetic field to be proportional to the squared field, turning to zero at the absence of the field. The magnetic susceptibility (per one spin) shows a regular behavior of the paramagnetic type at all temperatures. (author)
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R. L. Wang
2012-09-01
Full Text Available Effect of thermal cycle on the interfacial antiferromagnetic (AFM spin configuration and exchange bias in Ni50Mn36Sb14 alloy has been investigated. The results indicate thermal cycle can induce further martensitic transition from part of arrested FM phase to AFM phase, leading to the reconstruction of interfacial antiferromagnetic spin configuration. The shape of hysteresis loops at 5 K after cooling back can be tuned from a single-shifted loop to a nearly symmetric double-shifted loop gradually accompanied with exchange bias field increasing to peak value and then decreasing. The evolutions can be illustrated intuitively by a simple AFM bidomain model.
Torizuka, Kiyoshi; Tajima, Hiroyuki; Inoue, Munenori; Hanasaki, Noriaki; Matsuda, Masaki; Yu, Derrick E. C.; Naito, Toshio; Inabe, Tamotsu
2013-03-01
We have measured the magnetic torque of TPP[Fe(Pc)Br2]2 and TPP[Fe(Pc)Cl2]2 to clarify their magnetic state, comparing our results with those of formerly performed experiments on TPP[Fe(Pc)CN2]2. The conductors in this family exhibit giant negative magnetoresistance. We employed the cantilever magnetometry technique with our newly developed calibration method to obtain absolute values of the torque (J/rad Fe mol), enabling the comparison between experimental and calculated results. With decreasing temperature, the antiferromagnetic ordering of the π electron is found to occur at ˜13 K, and then the antiferromagnetic short-range ordering of the d electron follows at ˜8 K in these two salts. Our anisotropic one-dimensional Heisenberg model can explain 1) the susceptibility data quantitatively, 2) the torque curves quantitatively, which were obtained when the magnetic field was rotated in the ac-plane, and 3) the behavior of the d electron in the torque curves qualitatively, which were obtained by rotating the field in the ab-plane. By combining our model with the antiferromagnetic model for the π electron, the experimental torque data on TPP[Fe(Pc)Br2]2 and TPP[Fe(Pc)Cl2]2 are satisfactorily described. In addition, we could also successfully obtain the anisotropy energy in the antiferromagnetic state.
Quantum Phase Transitions in d-wave Superconductors and Antiferromagnetic Kagome Lattices
Huh, Yejin
Strongly correlated systems are of interest due to their exotic collective behavior. In this thesis we study low energy effective theory and quantum phase transitions of d-wave superconductors and spin liquids. First we examine the quantum theory of the spontaneous breaking of lattice rotation symmetry in d-wave superconductors on the square lattice. This is described by a field theory of an Ising nematic order parameter coupled to the gapless fermionic quasiparticles. We determine the structure of the renormalization group to all orders in a 1/Nf expansion, where Nf is the number of fermion spin components. Asymptotically exact results are obtained for the quantum critical theory in which, as in the large Nf theory, the nematic order has a large anomalous dimension, and the fermion spectral functions are highly anisotropic. Next we study quantum phase transitions in antiferromagnetic kagome lattices. Due to the high geometric frustration, this system poses as a good candidate for a spin liquid with exotic excitations. Here we look at physics of the spinon and vison sector. In the spinon sector, we investigate the zero-temperature phase diagram of the nearest-neighbor kagome antiferromagnet in the presence of Dzyaloshinksii-Moriya interaction. We develop a theory for the transition between Z 2 spin liquids with bosonic spinons and a phase with antiferromagnetic long-range order. Connections to recent numerical studies and experiments are discussed. Finally in the vison sector, we present a projective symmetry group (PSG) analysis of the spinless excitations of Z2 spin liquids on the kagome lattice. In the simplest case, vortices carrying Z2 magnetic flux ('visons') are shown to transform under the 48 element group GL(2, Z3 ). Alternative exchange couplings can also lead to a second case with visons transforming under 288 element group GL(2, Z3 ) x D3. We study the quantum phase transition in which visons condense into confining states with valence bond solid order
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Electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation for double perovskite Sr2FeMoO6 and Sr2OsMoO6 have been performed using the accurate full potential augmented spherical wave method. By substituting Fe atoms by Os in the double perovskite structure oxides we have shown that it is possible to realize half-metallic antiferromagnets with 100% spin polarization of the conduction electrons crossing the Fermi level, without showing a net magnetization. To support our results, GGA+U electronic structure calculations have been performed showing that the half-metallic antiferromagnetic state still persists. We conclude that the origin of the antiferromagnetism in Sr2OsMoO6 may be attributed to both superexchange and generalized double exchange mechanisms via the B(3d,5d)–O(2p)–B′(4d) coupling. - Highlights: • Electronic structure of double perovskite Sr2FeMoO6 and Sr2OsMoO6 has been studied. • A density functional theory within GGA and GGA+U approximations was performed. • Sr2OsMoO6 is a HM-AFM material with 100% polarization and vanishing magnetization. • The antiferromagnetism is attributed to super-exchange and double exchange mechanisms
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...
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Khmelevskyi, S.; Shick, Alexander; Mohn, P.
2011-01-01
Roč. 83, č. 22 (2011), "224419-1"-"224419-5". ISSN 1098-0121 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330; GA AV ČR IAA100100912 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100520 Keywords : magnetic anisotropy * antiferromagnetism Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 3.691, year: 2011
Horio, M; Adachi, T; Mori, Y; Takahashi, A; Yoshida, T; Suzuki, H; Ambolode, L C C; Okazaki, K; Ono, K; Kumigashira, H; Anzai, H; Arita, M; Namatame, H; Taniguchi, M; Ootsuki, D; Sawada, K; Takahashi, M; Mizokawa, T; Koike, Y; Fujimori, A
2016-01-01
In the hole-doped cuprates, a small number of carriers suppresses antiferromagnetism and induces superconductivity. In the electron-doped cuprates, on the other hand, superconductivity appears only in a narrow window of high-doped Ce concentration after reduction annealing, and strong antiferromagnetic correlation persists in the superconducting phase. Recently, Pr1.3-xLa0.7CexCuO4 (PLCCO) bulk single crystals annealed by a protect annealing method showed a high critical temperature of around 27 K for small Ce content down to 0.05. Here, by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements of PLCCO crystals, we observed a sharp quasi-particle peak on the entire Fermi surface without signature of an antiferromagnetic pseudogap unlike all the previous work, indicating a dramatic reduction of antiferromagnetic correlation length and/or of magnetic moments. The superconducting state was found to extend over a wide electron concentration range. The present results fundamentally challenge the long-standing picture on the electronic structure in the electron-doped regime. PMID:26843063
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BiMnFe2O6 exhibits a spiral antiferromagnetic ordering below 212 K and a reentrant spin glass transition at 34 K. Further, magnetic and dielectric anomalies occur at the same temperature (T = 170 K) with a significant magnetodielectric effect. Upon substitution of Sm3+ for Bi3+ ions in Bi1−xSmxMnFe2O6 (x = 0.1 and 0.2), the dielectric anomaly shifts to low temperatures (T = 135 and 72 K, respectively), whereas the magnetic anomaly develops into a weak ferromagnetism. For x = 0.2, the weak ferromagnetism occurs in a wide temperature range (90–201 K). Below 90 K, it undergoes a transition to an antiferromagnetic state. In contrast to the parent compound (x = 0), the magnetodielectric effect is observed both in the antiferromagnetic region (T < 90 K) with a maximum at the dielectric anomaly (72 K) and also in the weak ferromagnetic region. It has been shown that the magnetodielectric effect in the antiferromagnetic region has an intrinsic capacitive origin while that observed at the weak ferromagnetic region originates from magnetoresistance
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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...
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Jiang, Jianzhong; Mørup, Steen
1997-01-01
The influence of the particle size distribution on the ratio of the peak temperature, T-peak, to the blocking temperature, T-Bm, in zero field cooled (ZFD) magnetization curves has studied for both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic particle systems. In both systems the ratio beta=T-peak/T-Bm do...
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Magnetic for the 2D coordination polymer [Mn(Pht)(Pyz)(H2O)2]n, in which metal centres are linked together by pyrazine (Pyz) and 1,6-bridging o-phthalate ligand (Pht2-), revealed antiferromagnetic interactions between Mn(II) ions. (authors)
Disorder-induced phases in the S=1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain
Lajkó, Péter; Carlon, Enrico; Rieger, Heiko; Iglói, Ferenc
2005-09-01
We use extensive density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) calculations to explore the phase diagram of the random S=1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain with a power-law distribution of the exchange couplings. We use open chains and monitor the lowest gaps, the end-to-end correlation function and the string order parameter. For this distribution at weak disorder, the system is in the gapless Haldane phase with a disorder dependent dynamical exponent, z , and z=1 signals the border between the nonsingular and singular regions of the local susceptibility. For strong enough disorder, which approximately corresponds to a uniform distribution, a transition into the random singlet phase is detected, at which the string order parameter as well as the average end-to-end correlation function are vanishing and at the same time the dynamical exponent is divergent. Singularities of physical quantities are found to be somewhat different in the random singlet phase and in the critical point.
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The Ising antiferromagnetic in the presence of a magnetic field on an anisotropic square lattice is studied by Monte Carlo simulation. We obtained the phase diagram in the T-H plane investigating the reentrant behavior around of the critical field Hc=2Jy. Using the Binder cumulant we locate the critical temperature Tc as a function of H. In order to test our simulation, for null field we obtain the critical behavior of Tc as a function of r=Jy/Jx and is in excellent agreement with exact solution of Onsager. Our results indicate a second-order transition for all values of H and particular case r=1 (independent of the ratio r≠0), where not reentrant behavior was observed.
Antiferromagnetic correlations near the lower edge of superconducting dome in YBCO6+x
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Neutron scattering from high-quality YBCO6.334 single crystals with a Tc of 8.4 K shows that there is no coexistence with long-range antiferromagnetic order at this very low, near-critical doping of ∼0.055, in contrast to claims based on local probe techniques. We find that the neutron resonance seen in optimally doped YBCO7 and underdoped YBCO6.5, has undergone large softening and damping. It appears that the overdamped resonance, with a relaxation rate of 2 meV, is coupled to a zero-energy central mode that grows with cooling and eventually saturates with no change at or below Tc. Although a similar qualitative behaviour is found for YBCO6.35, our study shows that the central mode is stronger in YBCO6.334 than YBCO6.35. The system remains subcritical with short-ranged three dimensional correlations
Exchange Splitting of 3T2g Band in Antiferromagnetic KNiF3
Bandai, Toshio
1981-05-01
Absorption spectra of the 3T2g band in KNiF3, KMgF3: 1.5%Ni and K2NiF4 are measured at 2 K. In the antiferromagnetic KNiF3, splitting of the \\varGamma3 line in the 3T2g band is observed. Large linear dichroic spectra are obtained in the 3T2g band of KNiF3 under the and stress. This linear dichroism is induced by the movement of domain walls so as to align spins along the applied stress. The stress effect of the split \\varGamma3 lines is explained by the exchange interaction in the 3T2g state. The exchange constant J' is determined to be 7.5 cm-1 for spins aligned along the direction, and 8.7 cm-1 for spins aligned along the direction.
Probing ultrafast photo-induced dynamics of the exchange energy in a Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Batignani, G.; Bossini, D.; di Palo, N.; Ferrante, C.; Pontecorvo, E.; Cerullo, G.; Kimel, A.; Scopigno, T.
2015-08-01
Manipulating the macroscopic phases of solids using ultrashort light pulses has resulted in spectacular phenomena, including metal-insulator transitions, superconductivity and subpicosecond modification of magnetic order. The development of this research area strongly depends on the understanding and optical control of fundamental interactions in condensed matter, in particular the exchange interaction. However, disentangling the timescales relevant for the contributions of the exchange interaction and spin dynamics to the exchange energy, Eex, is a challenge. Here, we introduce femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering to unravel the ultrafast photo-induced dynamics of magnetic excitations at the edge of the Brillouin zone. We find that femtosecond laser excitation of the antiferromagnet KNiF3 triggers a spectral shift of the two-magnon line, the energy of which is proportional to Eex. By unravelling the photo-induced modification of the two-magnon line frequency from a dominating nonlinear optical effect, we find that Eex is increased by the electromagnetic stimulus.
Antiferromagnetic interactions in Er-doped SnO2 DMS nanoparticles
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Diluted magnetic semiconductor (DMS) nanoparticles of Sn1−xErxO2 (x = 0.0, 0.02, 0.04, and 0.1) were prepared by sol–gel method. The X-ray diffraction patterns showed SnO2 rutile structure for all samples with no impurity peaks. The decrease in crystallite size with Er concentration was confirmed from TEM measurements (from 12 to 4 nm). The UV–Visible absorption spectra of Er-doped SnO2 nanoparticles showed blue shift in band gap compared to undoped SnO2. The electron spin resonance analysis of Er-doped SnO2 nanoparticles indicate Er3+ in a rutile lattice and also decrease in intensity with Er concentration above x = 0.02. Temperature-dependent magnetization studies and the inverse susceptibility curves indicated increased antiferromagnetic interaction with Er concentration.
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Hector Barco-Ríos
2011-06-01
Full Text Available The manganites have been widely studied because of their important properties as colossal magnetoresistance and exchange bias that are important phenomena used in many technological applications. For this reason, in this work, a study of the exchange bias effect present in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3/La1/3Ca2/3MnO3. This study was carried out by using the Monte Carlo method and the Metropolis Algorithm. In order to make easy this study, a graphic user interface was built alloying a friendly interaction. The interface permits to control the thickness of Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic layer, temperatures the magnetic field, the number of Monte Carlo steps and the exchange parameters. Results obtained reflected the influence of all of these parameters on the exchange bias and coercive fields.
Macrospin dynamics in antiferromagnets triggered by sub-20 femtosecond injection of nanomagnons
Bossini, D.; Dal Conte, S.; Hashimoto, Y.; Secchi, A.; Pisarev, R. V.; Rasing, Th.; Cerullo, G.; Kimel, A. V.
2016-02-01
The understanding of how the sub-nanoscale exchange interaction evolves in macroscale correlations and ordered phases of matter, such as magnetism and superconductivity, requires to bridging the quantum and classical worlds. This monumental challenge has so far only been achieved for systems close to their thermodynamical equilibrium. Here we follow in real time the ultrafast dynamics of the macroscale magnetic order parameter in the Heisenberg antiferromagnet KNiF3 triggered by the impulsive optical generation of spin excitations with the shortest possible nanometre wavelength and femtosecond period. Our magneto-optical pump-probe experiments also demonstrate the coherent manipulation of the phase and amplitude of these femtosecond nanomagnons, whose frequencies are defined by the exchange energy. These findings open up opportunities for fundamental research on the role of short-wavelength spin excitations in magnetism and strongly correlated materials; they also suggest that nanospintronics and nanomagnonics can employ coherently controllable spin waves with frequencies in the 20 THz domain.
Solitary Magnons in the S =5/2 Antiferromagnet CaFe2O4
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.
Antiferromagnetic coupling of TbPc2 molecules to ultrathin Ni and Co films
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David Klar
2013-05-01
Full Text Available The magnetic and electronic properties of single-molecule magnets are studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism. We study the magnetic coupling of ultrathin Co and Ni films that are epitaxially grown onto a Cu(100 substrate, to an in situ deposited submonolayer of TbPc2 molecules. Because of the element specificity of the X-ray absorption spectroscopy we are able to individually determine the field dependence of the magnetization of the Tb ions and the Ni or Co film. On both substrates the TbPc2 molecules couple antiferromagnetically to the ferromagnetic films, which is possibly due to a superexchange interaction via the phthalocyanine ligand that contacts the magnetic surface.
Antiferromagnetic spin and twin domain walls govern hysteretic expressions of exchange anisotropy
Armstrong, Jason N.; Sullivan, Matthew R.; Chopra, Harsh Deep
2009-09-01
The present study shows that antiferromagnetic spin and twin domain walls govern the hysteretic expressions of exchange anisotropy at low and high fields, respectively, using annealed NiO single crystals and Co. In the presence of twin walls, spin walls are shown to be a geometrical necessity in the antiferromagnetic NiO. A threshold field (˜10000Oe) exists below which twin walls are frozen, and rotational hysteresis is dominated by losses due to spin walls. Above the threshold field, twin walls become mobile, resulting in a sharp increase in rotational hysteresis. Remarkably, rotational hysteresis associated with spin walls is similar to that of an ordinary ferromagnet—as the field strength increases, rotational hysteresis tends toward zero. However, unlike an ordinary ferromagnet where rotational hysteresis becomes zero above its saturation field, rotational hysteresis in antiferromagnet drops but then sharply increases once the threshold field for twin wall motion is exceeded. In crystals without spin walls, low-field rotational hysteresis is zero or negligible. Domain imaging of twin walls in antiferromagnet and Weiss walls in ferromagnet reveals a one-to-one spatial correlation even though twin walls are considered to have no net dipoles. This surprising result is explained by the fact that crystallographic interfaces in real crystals are not atomically sharp or ideal, and the defective interface invariably results in net moment across the finite width of the twin wall. The field dependence of domain walls in Co film exchange coupled to NiO shows global similarities to previously reported behavior of Co films deposited on nanocrystalline NiO [H. D. Chopra, D. X. Yang, P. J. Chen, H. J. Brown, L. J. Swartzendruber, and W. F. Egelhoff, Jr., Phys. Rev. B 61, 15312 (2000)]. In both cases, domain wall motion is not the dominant mode of magnetization reversal (wall motion is entirely absent in the present study while wall motion was only occasionally observed in
Sum rules for four-spinon exact dynamic structure function in antiferromagnetic XXX model
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In this work, we continue the description of the exact four-spinon dynamic structure factor S4in the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chain started in a previous work. We compute for S4a number of sum rules the total dynamic structure factor S is known to satisfy exactly. The sum rules for S2 have been evaluated in the literature. We want to know by how much the sum rules for S2 + S4 correct that of S the total dynamic structure function. The sum rules we consider are those related to the static susceptibility, the integrated intensity, the total integrated intensity, the first frequency moment and the nearest-neighbor correlation function. We find that for each sum rule, S4 corrects only by a small amount the contribution from the two-spinon dynamic structure factor S2. (author)
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E Ghasemikhah
2012-03-01
Full Text Available This study investigated the electronic properties of antiferromagnetic UBi2 metal by using ab initio calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT, employing the augmented plane waves plus local orbital method. We used the exact exchange for correlated electrons (EECE method to calculate the exchange-correlation energy under a variety of hybrid functionals. Electric field gradients (EFGs at the uranium site in UBi2 compound were calculated and compared with the experiment. The EFGs were predicted experimentally at the U site to be very small in this compound. The EFG calculated by the EECE functional are in agreement with the experiment. The densities of states (DOSs show that 5f U orbital is hybrided with the other orbitals. The plotted Fermi surfaces show that there are two kinds of charges on Fermi surface of this compound.
Yin, Xinmao; Zeng, Shengwei; Das, Tanmoy; Baskaran, G.; Asmara, Teguh Citra; Santoso, Iman; Yu, Xiaojiang; Diao, Caozheng; Yang, Ping; Breese, Mark B. H.; Venkatesan, T.; Lin, Hsin; Ariando; Rusydi, Andrivo
2016-05-01
We report the first observation of the coexistence of a distinct midgap state and a Mott state in undoped and their evolution in electron and hole-doped ambipolar Y0.38 La0.62 (Ba0.82 La0.18 )2Cu3 Oy films using spectroscopic ellipsometry and x-ray absorption spectroscopies at the O K and Cu L3 ,2 edges. Supported by theoretical calculations, the midgap state is shown to originate from antiferromagnetic correlation. Surprisingly, while the magnetic state collapses and its correlation strength weakens with dopings, the Mott state in contrast moves toward a higher energy and its correlation strength increases. Our result provides important clues to the mechanism of electronic correlation strengths and superconductivity in cuprates.
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The thermodynamics of a spin-1/2 magnetic multilayer system with antiferromagnetic interplanar couplings is studied using the pair approximation method. Special attention is paid to magnetocaloric properties, quantified by isothermal entropy change. The multilayer consists of two kinds of magnetic planes, one of which is diluted. The intraplanar couplings in both planes have arbitrary anisotropy ranging between Ising and isotropic Heisenberg interactions. The phase diagram related to the occurrence of magnetic compensation phenomenon is constructed and discussed. Then the isothermal entropy change is discussed as a function of interaction parameters, magnetic component concentration and external magnetic field amplitude. The ranges of normal and inverse magnetocaloric effect are found and related to the presence or absence of compensation. (paper)
Szałowski, Karol; Balcerzak, Tadeusz
2014-09-01
The thermodynamics of a spin-1/2 magnetic multilayer system with antiferromagnetic interplanar couplings is studied using the pair approximation method. Special attention is paid to magnetocaloric properties, quantified by isothermal entropy change. The multilayer consists of two kinds of magnetic planes, one of which is diluted. The intraplanar couplings in both planes have arbitrary anisotropy ranging between Ising and isotropic Heisenberg interactions. The phase diagram related to the occurrence of magnetic compensation phenomenon is constructed and discussed. Then the isothermal entropy change is discussed as a function of interaction parameters, magnetic component concentration and external magnetic field amplitude. The ranges of normal and inverse magnetocaloric effect are found and related to the presence or absence of compensation.
Neutron Scattering Studies of the Anti-ferromagnetic Phase of Cd1-xMnxTe
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Giebultowicz, T.; Minor, W.; Buras, B.; Lebech, Bente; Galazka, R. R.
1982-01-01
Studies of the magnetic properties of crystals of the mixed semiconductors Cd1-xMnxTe indicate that: (i) for x ≤ 0.17 the crystals are paramagnetic at all temperatures, (ii) for 0.17
Theoretical reconsideration of antiferromagnetic Fermi surfaces in URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2}
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Yamagami, Hiroshi, E-mail: yamagami@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan)
2011-01-01
In an itinerant 5f-band model, the antiferromagnetic (AFM) Fermi surfaces of URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2} are reconsidered using a relativistic LAPW method within a local spin-density approximation, especially taking into account the lattice parameters dependent on pressures. The reduction of the z-coordinate of the Si sites results in the effect of flattening the Ru-Si layers of URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2} crystal structure, thus weakening a hybridization/mixing between the U-5f and Ru-4d states in the band structure. Consequently the 5f bands around the Fermi level are more flat in the dispersion with decreasing the z-coordinate, thus producing three closed Fermi surfaces like 'curing-stone', 'rugby-ball' and 'ball'. The origins of de Haas-van Alphen branches can be qualitatively interpreted from the obtained AFM Fermi surfaces.
Crystal field and magnetization of canted antiferromagnet CoCO3
Meshcheryakov, V. F.
2007-11-01
The magnetization of the canted antiferromagnet CoCO3 ( T N = 18.1 K) is calculated in the Weiss molecular field approximation taking into account the microscopic state of the Co2+ ion in the entire range of temperatures and magnetic fields. The values of T N, magnetic susceptibility in the basal plane, and ferromagnetic moment were used as parameters. It is shown that the anisotropy of the g factor and of the exchange interaction at low temperatures ( T < 30 K) including the magnetic ordering temperature is correctly described in the Abragam-Pryce approximation. At high temperatures, the g factor increases and becomes isotropic, but it cannot be described using the Abragam-Pryce approximation. The reasons for g factor variation and the magnitude of the magnetic moment are discussed.
Magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO 3 in Abragam-Pryce approximation
Meshcheryakov, V. F.
2006-05-01
Weiss molecular field theory was used to calculate the magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO 3 ( T=18.1 K). Wave functions of magnetic doublets near Co 2+ ground state in Abragam-Pryce approximation were determined. One of the crystal field variables, free Co 2+ ion isotropic exchange interaction inside, and between magnetic sublatticies, and rotation angle ϕ, characterizing nonequivalence ion Co 2+ positions, were used as parameters. From comparison with the experimental data exchange interaction anisotropy and g-factors g, g were obtained. At low temperatures T<40 K the coincidence of calculated and experimental results are good and g-factor values are almost the same as have been obtained from EPR data in Co(1%)+CdCO single crystals. At high temperatures in the paramagnetic region, experimental data differs from calculated ones by more than two times. It is shown that this discrepancy cannot be described within the frames of used approximations.
Vortex contribution to the defect-induced alternating magnetization in 2D antiferromagnets
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Quantum Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of the 2D S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet (AFM) with a vacancy and an applied magnetic field [1] showed that the characteristic decay length of the alternating magnetization around the defect displays an unexpected maximum in the neighborhood of the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless (BKT) transition temperature. Given the role played in the BKT transition by vortex excitations, we investigated their contribution to the alternating-order behaviour, showing that isolated vortices modulate the parameters entering the effective model introduced in [1]: the temperature dependence of the vortex population allows us to explain the observed behaviour of the alternating-order decay length. We support such conclusions with MC simulations of the classical AFM, which also reveal some differences between the quantum and the classical model.
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Ramm, Paul; Radu, Ilie; Weber, Alexander; Back, Christian [Institut fuer Angewandte und Experimentelle Physik, Universitaet Regensburg (Germany); Stamm, Christian; Kachel, Torsten; Pontius, Niko; Duerr, Hermann [BESSY GmbH, Berlin (Germany); Raabe, Joerg; Quitmann, Christoph; Joly, Luiic [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Thiele, Jan-Ulrich [Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose Research Center (United States)
2007-07-01
The antiferromagnetic-to-ferromagnetic phase transition present on the FeRh thin film alloy is studied by employing static magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE), X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and X-ray photoemission electron microscopy (XPEEM) techniques, which give information on the average magnetization, the element-specific magnetic moments as well as the domain structure, respectively. The element-specific hysteresis provided by the XMCD measurements near the transition temperature reveal the growth of the Fe magnetic moment and development of the small but crucial induced Rh magnetic moment in the ferromagnetic phase. Using temperature dependent XPEEM in the vicinity of the phase transition we observe the formation and the partial reproducibility of the magnetic domain structure. The temperature hysteresis of the magnetic contrast deduced from the XPEEM data is in good agreement with the temperature dependent MOKE measurements.
Oliveira, A. B.; Rodriguez-Suarez, R. L.; Michea, S.; Vega, H.; Azevedo, A.; Rezende, S. M.; Aliaga, C.; Denardin, J.
2014-07-01
The angular dependence of the hysteresis shift has been investigated in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic (NiFe/IrMn) bilayers grown by oblique deposition under the influence of a static magnetic field applied perpendicular to the uniaxial anisotropy direction induced during the growth process. It was found that at low oblique deposition angles, the unidirectional anisotropy field is much greater than the uniaxial anisotropy field and the corresponding anisotropies directions are noncollinear. In these conditions, the angular dependence of the hysteresis loop shift exhibits the well know cosine like shape but demanding a phase shift. Contrary to this, at high oblique deposition angle (70°), the uniaxial anisotropy plays the fundamental role and the anisotropies directions are collinear. In this case, the exchange bias displays a jump phenomenon. The numerical calculations are consistent with the experimental data obtained from magneto-optical Kerr effect and ferromagnetic resonance.
Large inverse spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnetic metal Ir20Mn80
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.
Preserved interfacial magnetism and giant antiferromagnetic exchange coupling in Co/Rh sandwiches
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The interlayer coupling in Co/Rh/Co sandwiches prepared by UHV evaporation has been investigated by means of magnetization and transport experiments. We found that the antiferromagnetic coupling strength for thin Rh layers is the largest ever obtained in magnetic systems, reaching approximately 34 erg/cm2 for 5 A thick Rh interlayer. This value is 7 to 8 times larger than the highest value previously observed in the Co/Ru system prepared under similar conditions. This unexpectedly large difference in the coupling strength between these two systems is mainly due to the magnetic nature of the interfaces. This is further supported by ab initio calculations of the magnetic moments in superlattices with mixed interfaces. (orig.)
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.
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Excitation of antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) in a HoFeO3 crystal combined with a split ring resonator (SRR) is studied using terahertz (THz) electromagnetic pulses. The magnetic field in the vicinity of the SRR is induced by the incident THz electric field component and excites spin oscillations that correspond to the AFMR, which are directly probed by the Faraday rotation of the polarization of a near-infrared probe pulse. The good agreement of the temperature-dependent magnetization dynamics with the calculation using the two-lattice Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation confirms that the AFMR is excited by the THz magnetic field, which is enhanced at the SRR resonance frequency by a factor of 20 compared to the incident magnetic field.
Frequency Dependence of Resonance Field of One-Dimensional Heisenberg Antiferromagnet KCuF3
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SHI Qing-Fan; L(U) Zhen; MA Mu-Yan; MA Chao; LI Liang-Sheng
2006-01-01
@@ The frequency dependence of the in-plane angular change of the antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) field of KCuF3 is systematically measured at frequencies ranging from 3.8 to 10.6 GHz at 4.2K. The effect of inequivalent g-tensors is found to gradually diminish with decreasing the frequency, and completely vanish when the frequency is decreased to the lower-frequency branch of C-band, while the effect of the effective anisotropy field is significantly enhanced with decreasing the frequency. The calculated AFMR field Hres based on the eight-sublattice model proposed by Yamada and Kato [J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 63 (1994)289] is in good agreement with the experimental data.
Room-temperature magnetocurrent in antiferromagnetically coupled Fe/Si/Fe
Gareev, Rashid; Schmid, Maximilian; Vancea, Johann; Back, Christian; Schreiber, Reinert; Buergler, Daniel; Schneider, Claus; Stromberg, Frank; Wende, Heiko
2011-03-01
Epitaxial Si-based ferromagnet/semiconductor structures demonstrate strong antiferromagnetic coupling (AFC) as well as resonant-type tunneling magnetoresistance, which vanishes at temperatures above T ~ 50 K. Magnetoresistance effects in Fe/Si/Fe close to room temperature (RT) were not established yet. By using the ballistic electron magnetomicroscopy (BEMM) techniques, with its nanometer-scaled locality we observed for the first time a spin-dependent ballistic magnetotransport in AFC structures. We found that the hot-electron collector current with energies above the Fe/GaAsP Schottky barrier reflects magnetization alignment and changes from IcAP ~ 50 fA for antiparallel alignment to IcP ~ 150 fA for the parallel one. Thus, the magnetocurrent [(IcP -IcAP) / IcAP ]*100% is near 200 % at RT. The measured BEMM hysteresis loops match nicely with the magnetic MOKE data. This work is supported by the project DFG 9209379.
Evidence for asymmetric rotation of spins in antiferromagnetic exchange-spring
Wang, Y. Y.; Song, C.; Wang, G. Y.; Zeng, F.; Pan, F.
2014-12-01
We demonstrate an asymmetric rotation of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) spins in the exchange-spring driven by perpendicularly magnetized Co/Pt. The static and dynamic behaviors of the twisted spin structure are directly revealed by a combination of element specific soft-x-ray absorption spectra and magnetoresistance measurements. X-ray magnetic linear dichroism spectra as a function of AFM thickness clarify the features of the whole exchange-spring, while the interfacial uncompensated spins are identified by the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectra. Moreover, the observed tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance (TAMR) in AFM-based junctions based on this asymmetric rotation provides an electrical approach to monitoring the dynamic twist of the AFM spins. These investigations not only provide a deep insight into the spin structure of the exchange coupling layers but would also advance the development of AFM spintronics.
Evidence for asymmetric rotation of spins in antiferromagnetic exchange-spring
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We demonstrate an asymmetric rotation of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) spins in the exchange-spring driven by perpendicularly magnetized Co/Pt. The static and dynamic behaviors of the twisted spin structure are directly revealed by a combination of element specific soft-x-ray absorption spectra and magnetoresistance measurements. X-ray magnetic linear dichroism spectra as a function of AFM thickness clarify the features of the whole exchange-spring, while the interfacial uncompensated spins are identified by the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectra. Moreover, the observed tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance (TAMR) in AFM-based junctions based on this asymmetric rotation provides an electrical approach to monitoring the dynamic twist of the AFM spins. These investigations not only provide a deep insight into the spin structure of the exchange coupling layers but would also advance the development of AFM spintronics. (paper)
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.
Conductance of ferro- and antiferro-magnetic single-atom contacts: A first-principles study
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We present a first-principles study on the spin dependent conductance of five single-atom magnetic junctions consisting of a magnetic tip and an adatom adsorbed on a magnetic surface, i.e., the Co-Co/Co(001) and Ni-X/Ni(001) (X = Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) junctions. When their spin configuration changes from ferromagnetism to anti-ferromagnetism, the spin-up conductance increases while the spin-down one decreases. For the junctions with a magnetic adatom, there is nearly no spin valve effect as the decreased spin-down conductance counteracts the increased spin-up one. For the junction with a nonmagnetic adatom (Ni-Cu/Ni(001)), a spin valve effect is obtained with a variation of 22% in the total conductance. In addition, the change in spin configuration enhances the spin filter effect for the Ni-Fe/Ni(001) junction but suppresses it for the other junctions
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We report on the results of grain-size and temperature-dependent magnetization, specific-heat, neutron-scattering, and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments on the heavy rare-earth metals terbium and holmium, with particular emphasis on the temperature regions where the helical antiferromagnetic phases exist. In contrast to Ho, we find that the helical structure in Tb is relative strongly affected by microstructural disorder, specifically, it can no longer be detected for the smallest studied grain size of D=18 nm. Moreover, in coarse-grained Tb a helical structure persists even in the ferromagnetic regime, down to about T=215 K, in agreement with the ARPES data, which reveal a nesting feature of the Fermi surface at the L point of the Brillouin zone at T=210 K.
Paramagnetism and antiferromagnetic interactions in Cr-doped GaN
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Pereira, L M C; Som, T; Demeulemeester, J; Temst, K; Vantomme, A [Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica and INPAC, K U Leuven, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); Van Bael, M J, E-mail: linomcp@fc.up.pt [Laboratory of Solid-State Physics and Magnetism and INPAC, K U Leuven, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)
2011-08-31
We report on the magnetic and structural properties of Cr-doped GaN prepared by ion implantation of epitaxial thin films. Based on a detailed analysis of the magnetometry data, we demonstrate that the magnetic interactions between Cr moments in GaN are antiferromagnetic (AFM). Increasing the Cr fractional concentration up to 0.35, we observe that strong nearest cation neighbor AFM coupling results in the reduction of the effective moment per Cr atom. The uncompensated Cr moments exhibit paramagnetic behavior and we discuss to what extent the effects of an anisotropic crystal field and AFM interactions can be inferred from the magnetization data. We discuss the observed changes in magnetic and structural properties induced by thermal annealing in terms of defect annealing and Cr aggregation. (paper)
Paramagnetism and antiferromagnetic interactions in Cr-doped GaN
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We report on the magnetic and structural properties of Cr-doped GaN prepared by ion implantation of epitaxial thin films. Based on a detailed analysis of the magnetometry data, we demonstrate that the magnetic interactions between Cr moments in GaN are antiferromagnetic (AFM). Increasing the Cr fractional concentration up to 0.35, we observe that strong nearest cation neighbor AFM coupling results in the reduction of the effective moment per Cr atom. The uncompensated Cr moments exhibit paramagnetic behavior and we discuss to what extent the effects of an anisotropic crystal field and AFM interactions can be inferred from the magnetization data. We discuss the observed changes in magnetic and structural properties induced by thermal annealing in terms of defect annealing and Cr aggregation. (paper)
Superparamagnetism of ultrathin Co film on antiferromagnetic Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer
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Shiratsuchi, Y; Nakatani, T; Nakatani, R; Yamamoto, M [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 5650871 (Japan)], E-mail: shiratsuchi@mat.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
2009-05-01
The effect of antiferromagnetic Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} thin film on the magnetic properties of ultrathin Co film has been investigated. To achieve the investigation, we have also investigated the fabrication of Cr2O3 thin film of high quality using MBE. The crystalline quality of Cr oxide film strongly depends on the in-plane epitaxial variants of Cr(110) before the oxidation. We have successfully fabricated Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}(0001) film by oxidizing three fold-symmetric Cr(110) film. On Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}(0001) thin film, the magnetization of Co is stabilized parallel to the Cr spin direction below the Neel temperature of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}.
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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
Geometric phase of a central spin coupled to an antiferromagnetic environment
Yuan, Xiao-Zhong; Zhu, Ka-Di
2010-01-01
Using the spin-wave approximation, we study the geometric phase (GP) of a central spin (signal qubit) coupled to an antiferromagnetic (AF) environment under the application of an external global magnetic field. The external magnetic field affects the GP of the qubit directly and also indirectly through its effect on the AF environment. We find that when the applied magnetic field is increased to the critical magnetic field point, the AF environment undergoes a spin-flop transition, a first-order phase transition, and at the same time the GP of the qubit changes abruptly to zero. This sensitive change of the GP of a signal qubit to the parameter change of a many-body environment near its critical point may serve as another efficient tool or witness to study the many-body phase transition. The influences of the AF environment temperature and crystal anisotropy field on the GP are also investigated.
Fine Structure of the R Absorption Lines of Cr3+ in Antiferromagnetic Dysprosium Aluminum Garnet
Aoyagi, Kiyoshi; Kajiura, Masako; Sugano, Satoru
1981-11-01
The absorption spectrum of a Cr3+ ion in an antiferromagnetic disprosium aluminum garnet with the Néel temperature TN of 2.5 K, is measured in the red region between 1.7 K and 4.2 K. It is shown that the fine structure of the R1 and R2 lines at 1.7 K can be explained by using an effective Hamiltonian for the t2g3 2E excited state of Cr3+ in the surrounding of the ordered Dy3+ spins. The gross feature of the observed temperature dependence of the fine structure is shown to be reproduced by assuming appropriate exchange interactions of Cr3+ with Dy3+.
Antiferromagnetic resonance in multiferroic YMnO3 and LuMnO3
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Multiferroic rare-earth manganites have attracted much attention because of the coexistence of ferroelectric and magnetic order. Combining conventional far-infrared Fourier-transform and THz-range free electron laser electron spin resonance (ESR) techniques, magnetic excitations in the hexagonal multiferroic materials YMnO3 and LuMnO3 have been studied. In the antiferromagnetically (AFM) ordered phase the gap in the excitation spectrum (∝42 and ∝48 cm-1 for YMnO3 and LuMnO3, respectively) was observed directly. Similar slope of the frequency-field dependences of the AFM resonance modes, ∝ 0.5 cm-1/T, was found for both compounds. A fine structure of the AFM resonance absorption has been revealed by means of high-resolution ESR techniques, which can be explained taking into account a finite interaction between the neighboring Mn3+ layers.
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We analyze the logarithmic corrections due to ferromagnetic impurity ending bonds of open spin 1/2 antiferromagnetic chains, using the density matrix renormalization group technique. A universal finite size scaling ∼ 1/L log L for impurity contributions in the quasi-degenerate ground state energy is demonstrated for a zigzag spin 1/2 chain at the critical next nearest neighbor coupling and the standard Heisenberg spin 1/2 chain, in the long chain limit. Using an exact solution for the latter case it is argued that one can extract the impurity contributions to the entropy and specific heat from the scaling analysis. It is also shown that a pure spin 3/2 open Heisenberg chain belongs to the same universality class. (author)
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Singh, David J [ORNL; Safa-Sefat, Athena [ORNL; McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL; Mandrus, David [ORNL; VanBebber, L. H. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Keppens, Veerle [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
2009-01-01
We report single crystal synthesis, specific heat and resistivity measurements and electronic structure calculations for BaCr2As2. This material is a metal with itinerant antiferromagnetism, similar to the parent phases of Fe-based high temperature superconductors, but differs in magnetic order. Comparison of bare band structure density of states and the low temperature specific heat implies a mass renormalization of 2. BaCr2As2 shows stronger transition metal - pnictogen covalency than the Fe compounds, and in this respect is more similar to BaMn2As2. This provides an explanation for the observation that Ni and Co doping is effective in the Fe-based superconductors, but Cr or Mn doping is not.
Crystal field and magnetization of canted antiferromagnet CoCO3
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The magnetization of the canted antiferromagnet CoCO3 (TN = 18.1 K) is calculated in the Weiss molecular field approximation taking into account the microscopic state of the Co2+ ion in the entire range of temperatures and magnetic fields. The values of TN, magnetic susceptibility in the basal plane, and ferromagnetic moment were used as parameters. It is shown that the anisotropy of the g factor and of the exchange interaction at low temperatures (T < 30 K) including the magnetic ordering temperature is correctly described in the Abragam-Pryce approximation. At high temperatures, the g factor increases and becomes isotropic, but it cannot be described using the Abragam-Pryce approximation. The reasons for g factor variation and the magnitude of the magnetic moment are discussed
Magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO3 in Abragam-Pryce approximation
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Weiss molecular field theory was used to calculate the magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO3 (TN=18.1K). Wave functions of magnetic doublets near Co2+ ground state in Abragam-Pryce approximation were determined. One of the crystal field variables, free Co2+ ion isotropic exchange interaction inside, and between magnetic sublatticies, and rotation angle φ, characterizing nonequivalence ion Co2+ positions, were used as parameters. From comparison with the experimental data exchange interaction anisotropy and g-factors g-bar , g-bar were obtained. At low temperatures T2+(1%)+CdCO3 single crystals. At high temperatures in the paramagnetic region, experimental data differs from calculated ones by more than two times. It is shown that this discrepancy cannot be described within the frames of used approximations
Point-contact spectroscopy of the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CeCu5Au
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The current-voltage characteristics of CeCu5Au point contacts have been measured for temperatures T = 0.06-3 K and in magnetic fields up to B = 10 T. The differential resistance dV/dI shows a minimum at zero bias followed by a maximum which vanishes at T ∼ 2 K corresponding roughly to the Neel temperature TN of the bulk. It is possible to describe the point-contact spectra assuming the contact is in the thermal limit with a temperature dependent Lorenz number. The width of the zero-bias minimum is almost independent of the magnetic field with an increase at B ∼ 5 T indicating the suppression of the antiferromagnetic state within the point-contact region. (orig.)
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Casadei, Cecilia [Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
2011-01-01
The aim of the present thesis is to investigate the local magnetic properties of homometallic Cr_{8} antiferromagnetic (AFM) ring and the changes occurring by replacing one Cr^{3+} ion with diamagnetic Cd^{2+} (Cr_{7}Cd) and with Ni^{2+} (Cr_{7}Ni). In the heterometallic ring a redistribution of the local magnetic moment is expected in the low temperature ground state. We have investigated those changes by both ^{53}Cr-NMR and ^{19}F-NMR. We have determined the order of magnitude of the transferred hyperfine coupling constant ^{19}F - M^{+} where M^{+} = Cr^{3+}, Ni^{2+} in the different rings. This latter result gives useful information about the overlapping of the electronic wavefunctions involved in the coordinative bond.
Competition of superconductivity and antiferromagnetism in RNi2B2C (R = Tm, Dy, Ho, Er)
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Highlights: • Hamiltonian model to study SC and AFM in RNi2B2C. • A competition between SC and AFM. - Abstract: The co-existence of superconductivity (SC) and antiferromagnetism (AFM) in RNi2B2C (R = Tm, Dy, Ho, Er) is reported in this paper. A mean field Hamiltonian model is taken for the system. The order parameters corresponding to SC and AFM are determined and their variation with temperature are studied for these borocarbide superconductors. The interplay of SC and AFM shows BCS type of two gaps in the quasi-particle density of states. Our theoretical study is an attempt to reveal how far the s-wave pairing taken in our model could explain the coexistence properties of SC and AFM in RNi2B2C
Half-metallic antiferromagnetism in double perovskite BiPbCrCuO6
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The electronic structure and magnetic properties of BiPbCrCuO6 double perovskite are investigated based on first-principles density functional calculations with generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and GGA incorporated with Coulomb correlation interaction U (GGA + U). The results suggest the half-metallic (HM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) properties of BiPbCrCuO6 double perovskite. The HM-AFM property of the double perovskite is caused by the double-exchange mechanism between neighboring Cr5+(t2g1↓) and Cu2+(t2g3↑t2g3↓eg2↑eg↓) via the intermediate O2−(2s22p6) ion
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The influence of non-magnetic defects on the exchange bias (EB) of ferromagnet (FM)/antiferromagnet (AFM) core/shell nanoparticles is studied by Monte Carlo simulations. It is found that the EB can be tuned by defects in different positions. Defects at both the AFM and FM interfaces reduce the EB field while they enhance the coercive field by decreasing the effective interface coupling. However, the EB field and the coercive field show respectively a non-monotonic and a monotonic dependence on the defect concentration when the defects are located inside the AFM shell, indicating a similar microscopic mechanism to that proposed in the domain state model. These results suggest a way to optimize the EB effect for applications. (paper)
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Based on the electronic structure studies, we propose that the double perovskite LaV O3/ARuO3 superlattice (A = Ca,Sr and Ba) and thiospinel Mn(CrV)S4 and Fe0.5Cu0.5(V0.5Ti1.5)S4 are potential candidates for half-metallic antiferromagnets (HM-AFMs). We have also explored the effect of the Li intercalation on the electronic and magnetic properties of transition-metal (TM) doped anatase TiO2. We propose a potential spintronic and electrochromic device made of Li intercalated Mn-doped TiO2, which is controlled by the electric field. For (Fe, Cu) co-doped ZnO, the charge transfer between Fe and Cu leads to ferromagnetism via a type of the double-exchange mechanism
Theory of two-dimensional quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets with a nearly critical ground state
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We present the general theory of clean, two-dimensional, quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets which are close to the zero-temperature quantum transition between ground states with and without long-range Neel order. While some of our discussion is more general, the bulk of our theory will be restricted to antiferromagnets in which the Neel order is described by a three-vector order parameter. For Neel-ordered states, ''nearly critical'' means that the ground-state spin stiffness, ρs, satisfies ρs much-lt J, where J is the nearest-neighbor exchange constant, while ''nearly critical'' quantum-disordered ground states have an energy gap, Δ, towards excitations with spin 1, which satisfies Δ much-lt J. The allowed temperatures, T, are also smaller than J, but no restrictions are placed on the values of kBT/ρs or kBT/Δ. Under these circumstances, we show that the wave vector and/or frequency-dependent uniform and staggered spin susceptibilities, and the specific heat, are completely universal functions of just three thermodynamic parameters. On the ordered side, these three parameters are ρs, the T=0 spin-wave velocity c, and the ground-state staggered moment N0; previous works have noted the universal dependence of the susceptibilities on these three parameters only in the more restricted regime of kBT much-lt ρs. On the disordered side the three thermodynamic parameters are Δ, c, and the spin-1 quasiparticle residue scrA. Explicit results for the universal scaling functions are obtained by a 1/N expansion on the O(N) quantum nonlinear σ model, and by Monte Carlo simulations. These calculations lead to a variety of testable predictions
Exotic ground state of a breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11
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Spin-1/2 quantum pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnets are known to be promising candidates for three-dimensional quantum spin liquids. Despite numerous experimental and theoretical efforts, their ground state properties have not yet been established because of the lack of a model material and the unavailability of exact solutions. A popular theoretical approach to this problem is to first decouple the full pyrochlore lattice into a set of independent tetrahedra and then reconnect them perturbatively. Recently, Kimura et al. have reported the new material Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 to be a model system of a quantum breathing pyrochlore lattice antiferromagnet; the breathing pyrochlore lattice consists of an alternating array of small and large tetrahedron. This material crystallizes with the cubic space group F-43m, and intra- and inter-Yb-tetrahedron distances are ~3.29 Å and ~6.25 Å. Analysis of magnetization and heat capacity data show the formation of quantum spin-singlet state in an almost isolated small Yb tetrahedron with pseudospin 1/2. However, our inelastic neutron scattering (INS) experiment of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 show three distinct excitation modes at T = 1.5 K instead of two modes expected from the spin-1/2 isolated tetrahedron model. In addition, at T = 10 K, INS data shows complicate additional excitation modes, which indicates the energy scheme of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 is beyond the simple isolated tetrahedron model. We discuss the magnetic ground state of Ba3Yb2Zn5O11.
Physical properties of antiferromagnetic Mn doped ZnO samples: Role of impurity phase
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Structural, morphological, optical, and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Zn1−xMnxO samples (x=0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08 and 0.10) prepared by the sol–gel route are studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV–visible absorption spectroscopy, Superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry and positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS). XRD confirms formation of wurzite structure in all the Mn-substituted samples. A systematic increase in lattice constants and decrease in grain size have been observed with increase in manganese doping concentration up to 6 at% in the ZnO structure. An impurity phase (ZnMnO3) has been detected when percentage of Mn concentration is 6 at% or higher. The optical band gap of the Mn-substituted ZnO samples decrease with increase in doping concentration of manganese whereas the width of the localized states increases. The antiferromagnetic exchange interaction is strong in the samples for 2 and 4 at% of Mn doping but it reduces when the doping level increases from 6 at% and further. Positron life time components τ1 and τ2 are found to decrease when concentration of the dopant exceeds 6 at%. The changes in magnetic properties as well as positron annihilation parameters at higher manganese concentration have been assigned as due to the formation of impurity phase. - highlights: • Single phase structure has been observed up to 6 at% of Mn doping. • Impurity phase has been developed above 6 at% of Mn doping. • Antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic interactions are present in the samples. • Defect parameters show sharp fall as Mn concentration above 6 at%. • The magnetic and defect properties are modified by the formation of impurity phase
Magnetic behavior of Eu(3)Ni(4)Ga(4): antiferromagnetic order and large magnetoresistance.
Anupam; Geibel, C; Hossain, Z
2012-08-15
The results of the magnetic susceptibility, isothermal magnetization, heat capacity, electrical resistivity and magnetoresistance measurements on polycrystalline Eu(3)Ni(4)Ga(4) are presented. Eu(3)Ni(4)Ga(4) forms in Na(3)Pt(4)Ge(4)-type cubic crystal structure (space group [Formula: see text]). The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of Eu(3)Ni(4)Ga(4) confirms the divalent state (Eu(2+)) of Eu ions with an effective magnetic moment μ(eff) = 7.98 μ(B). At low fields, e.g. at 0.01 T, a magnetic phase transition to an antiferromagnetically ordered state occurs at T(N) = 10.9 K, which is further confirmed by the temperature dependence of the heat capacity and electrical resistivity. The field dependence of isothermal magnetization at 2 K reveals the presence of two field induced metamagnetic transitions at H(c1) and H(c2) = 0.55 and 1.2 T, respectively and a polarized phase above H(PO) = 1.7 T. The reduced jump in the heat capacity at the transition temperature, ΔC|(T(N)) = 13.48 J/mol-Eu K would indicate an amplitude modulated (AM) antiferromagnetic structure. An interesting feature is that a large negative magnetoresistance, MR = [ρ(H) - ρ(0)]/ρ(0), is observed in the vicinity of magnetic transition even up to 2T(N). Similar large magnetoresistance has been observed in the paramagnetic state in some Gd and Eu based alloys and has been attributed to the magneto-polaronic effect. PMID:22785157
Magnetic behavior of Eu3Ni4Ga4: antiferromagnetic order and large magnetoresistance
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The results of the magnetic susceptibility, isothermal magnetization, heat capacity, electrical resistivity and magnetoresistance measurements on polycrystalline Eu3Ni4Ga4 are presented. Eu3Ni4Ga4 forms in Na3Pt4Ge4-type cubic crystal structure (space group I 4-bar 3 m). The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of Eu3Ni4Ga4 confirms the divalent state (Eu2+) of Eu ions with an effective magnetic moment μeff = 7.98 μB. At low fields, e.g. at 0.01 T, a magnetic phase transition to an antiferromagnetically ordered state occurs at TN 10.9 K, which is further confirmed by the temperature dependence of the heat capacity and electrical resistivity. The field dependence of isothermal magnetization at 2 K reveals the presence of two field induced metamagnetic transitions at Hc1 and Hc2 = 0.55 and 1.2 T, respectively and a polarized phase above HPO = 1.7 T. The reduced jump in the heat capacity at the transition temperature, ΔC|TN = 13.48 J/mol-Eu K would indicate an amplitude modulated (AM) antiferromagnetic structure. An interesting feature is that a large negative magnetoresistance, MR = [ρ(H) - ρ(0)]/ρ(0), is observed in the vicinity of magnetic transition even up to 2TN. Similar large magnetoresistance has been observed in the paramagnetic state in some Gd and Eu based alloys and has been attributed to the magneto-polaronic effect. (paper)
Spin liquid nature in the Heisenberg J1-J2 triangular antiferromagnet
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.
Exchange bias of Ni nanoparticles embedded in an antiferromagnetic IrMn matrix.
Kuerbanjiang, Balati; Wiedwald, Ulf; Haering, Felix; Biskupek, Johannes; Kaiser, Ute; Ziemann, Paul; Herr, Ulrich
2013-11-15
The magnetic properties of Ni nanoparticles (Ni-NPs) embedded in an antiferromagnetic IrMn matrix were investigated. The Ni-NPs of 8.4 nm mean diameter were synthesized by inert gas aggregation. In a second processing step, the Ni-NPs were in situ embedded in IrMn films or SiOx films under ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) conditions. Findings showed that Ni-NPs embedded in IrMn have an exchange bias field HEB = 821 Oe at 10 K, and 50 Oe at 300 K. The extracted value of the exchange energy density is 0.06 mJ m(-2) at 10 K, which is in good accordance with the results from multilayered thin film systems. The Ni-NPs embedded in SiOx did not show exchange bias. As expected for this particle size, they are superparamagnetic at T = 300 K. A direct comparison of the Ni-NPs embedded in IrMn or SiOx reveals an increase of the blocking temperature from 210 K to around 400 K. The coercivity of the Ni-NPs exchange coupled to the IrMn matrix at 10 K is 8 times larger than the value for Ni-NPs embedded in SiOx. We studied time-dependent remanent magnetization at different temperatures. The relaxation behavior is described by a magnetic viscosity model which reflects a rather flat distribution of energy barriers. Furthermore, we investigated the effects of different field cooling processes on the magnetic properties of the embedded Ni-NPs. Exchange bias values fit to model calculations which correlate the contribution of the antiferromagnetic IrMn matrix to its grain size. PMID:24141385
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Highlights: ► CuSn(OH)6 spheres have been synthesized via an aqueous solution method at room temperature. ► The diameters of the CuSn(OH)6 spheres can be tuned by adjusting the molar ratio of SnO32− to Cu2+. ► The as-obtained CuSn(OH)6 spheres are antiferromagnetic and have a weak spin-Peierls transition at about 78 K -- Abstract: CuSn(OH)6 submicrospheres with diameters of 400–900 nm have been successfully fabricated using a simple aqueous solution method at room temperature. Influencing factors such as the dosage of reactants and reaction time on the preparation were systematically investigated. The products were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). Results reveal that the CuSn(OH)6 spheres are built from numerous nanoparticles. It is found that the diameter of CuSn(OH)6 spheres can be readily tuned by adjusting the molar ratio of SnO32− to Cu2+. A possible growth mechanism for the CuSn(OH)6 submicrospheres has been proposed. Amorphous CuSnO3 submicrospheres were obtained after thermal treatment of the CuSn(OH)6 submicrospheres at 300 °C for 4 h. Standard magnetization measurements demonstrate that the CuSn(OH)6 submicrospheres are antiferromagnetic and have a weak spin-Peierls transition at about 78 K.
Novel alkaline earth copper germanates with ferro and antiferromagnetic S=1/2 chains
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Two new alkaline earth copper(II) germanates were hydrothermally synthesized: CaCuGeO4·H2O (1) and BaCu2Ge3O9·H2O (2), and their structures determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound (1) crystallizes in space group P21/c with a=5.1320(2) Å, b=16.1637(5) Å, c=5.4818(2) Å, β=102.609(2)°, V=443.76(3) Å3 and Z=4. This copper germanate contains layers of composition [CuGeO4]∞2− comprising CuO4 square planes and GeO4 tetrahedra with calcium and water molecules in the inter-layer space. Compound (2) crystallizes in the Cmcm space group with a=5.5593(3) Å, b=10.8606(9) Å, c=13.5409(8) Å, V=817.56(9) Å3 and Z=4. This structure contains GeO6 and CuO6 octahedra as well as GeO4 tetrahedra, forming a three-dimensional network of interconnecting six-membered ring channels. The magnetic susceptibility for both samples can be interpreted as S=1/2 chains, in agreement with the copper topology observed in the crystal structure. The susceptibility of (1) exhibits a Bonner–Fisher type behavior, resulting from antiferromagnetic intra-chain interactions without three-dimensional ordering down to 5 K—the lowest measured temperature. This observation, together with the absence of super-exchange paths between the copper chains, make this system particularly promising for the study of low dimensional magnetism. The magnetic properties of (2) show a very weak ferromagnetic near-neighbor interaction along the chain. In this compound a peak the χT plot seems to indicate the onset of interchain antiferromagentic correlations. However, no ordering temperature is detected in the susceptibility data. - Graphical abstract: Copper chains present in CaCuGeO4·H2O and BaCu2Ge3O9·H2O, two novel copper germanates synthesized hydrothermally, showing antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic intra-chain interactions respectively. Highlights: ► The structure of two new chain containing copper germinates is reported. ► The calcium compound CaCuGeO4·H2O contains
Fukushima, Akio; Yakushiji, Kay; Konoto, Makoto; Kubota, Hitoshi; Imamura, Hiroshi; Yuasa, Shinji
2016-02-01
We newly developed a magnetic memory cell having multi-bit function. The memory cell composed of a perpendicularly magnetized magnetic tunnel junction (MB-pMTJ) and a synthetic antiferromagnetic reference layer. The multi-bit function is realized by combining the freedom of states of the magnetic free layer and that in the antiferromagnetically coupled reference layer. The structure of the reference layer is (FeB/Ta/[Co/Pt]3)/Ru/([Co/Pt]6); the top and the bottom layers are coupled through Ru layer where the reference layer has two degrees of freedom of a head-to-head and a bottom-to-bottom magnetic configuration. A four-state memory cell is realized by combination of both degrees of freedom. The states in the reference layer however is hardly detected by the total resistance of MB-pMTJ, because the magnetoresistance effect in the reference layer is negligibly small. That implies that the resistance values for the different states in the reference layer are degenerated. On the other hand, the two different states in the reference layer bring different stray fields to the free layer, which generate two different minor loop with different switching fields. Therefore, the magnetic states in the reference layer can be differentiated by the two-step reading, before and after applying the appropriately pulsed magnetic field which can identify the initial state in the reference layer. This method is similar to distinguishing different magnetic states in an in-plane magnetized spin-valve element. We demonstrated that four different states in the MB-pMTJ can be distinguished by the two-step read-out. The important feature of the two-step reading is a practically large operation margins (large resistance change in reading) which is equal to that of a single MTJ. Even though the two-step reading is a destructive method by which 50% of the magnetic state is changed, this MB-pMTJ is promising for high density non-volatile memory cell with a minor cost of operation speed.
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.
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.
High Resolution Far Infrared Study of Antiferromagnetic Resonance Transitions in α-Fe2O3 (hematite)
Chou, Shin Grace; Plusquellic, David F.; Stutzman, Paul E.; Wang, Shuangzhen; Garboczi, Edward J.; Egelhoff, William F.
2012-02-01
In this study, we report high resolution optical measurements of the temperature dependence of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition in α-Fe2O3 (hematite) between (0.5 and 10) cm-1. The absorption peak position, over a large temperature range, is found to be in agreement with a modified spin-wave model at both the high and low temperature phases, where the temperature is above and below the Morin transition temperature, respectively. The high spectral resolution optical measurements as demonstrated in this study allow unprecedented zero-field spectral analysis of the zone center AFM magnon in a previously challenging spectral region, giving insights into the role of temperature and strain on the exchange and anisotropy interactions in the system. The results also suggest that the frequency-resolved measurement platform could be extended for room-temperature non-destructive examination and imaging applications for antiferromagnetic materials and devices.
Study on the dual-synthetic antiferromagnetic property using the Co2FeAl Heulser electrodes
Zhang, D. L.; Xu, X. G.; Wu, Y.; Li, X. Q.; Miao, J.; Jiang, Y.
2011-12-01
In this paper, we present the experimental results of dual-synthetic antiferromagnets (DSyAFs) with Co2FeAl (CFA) Heusler electrodes. It is shown that when the thicknesses of Ru layers are (0.45, 0.65) and (0.45, 1.00) (in nm), the CFA-based DSyAFs have a strong synthetic antiferromagnetic coupling among three CFA layers at room temperature, with a large saturation magnetic field Hs of ~11000 Oe, a low saturation magnetization Ms of ~708 emu/cm3 and a switching field Hsw of ~2.0 Oe, respectively. It is exciting that the CFA-based DSyAFs have an excellent thermal stability up to 400 °C. Therefore, the CFA-based DSyAFs are favourable for applications in future spintronic devices.
Spin flop relaxation in the quasi-1d Heisenberg antiferromagnet CsMnBr 3 · 2H 2O
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.
Li, Zixiang; Yao, Hong; Wang, Fa; Lee, Dung-Hai
Superconductivity is an emergent phenomena in the sense that the energy scale at which Cooper pairs form is generically much lower than the bare energy scale, namely the electron kinetic energy bandwidth. Addressing the mechanism of Cooper pairing amounts to finding out the effective interaction (or the renormalized interaction) that operates at the low energies. Finding such interaction from the bare microscopic Hamiltonian has not been possible for strong correlated superconductors such as the copper-oxide high temperature superconductor. In fact even one is given the effective interaction, determining its implied electronic instabilities without making any approximation has been a formidable task. Here, we perform sign-free quantum Monte-Carlo simulations to study the antiferromagnetic, superconducting, and the charge density wave instabilities which are ubiquitous in both electron and hole doped cuprates. Our result suggests only after including both the nematic and antiferromagnetic fluctuation, are the observed properties associated with these instabilities reproduced by the theory.
t2 g-orbital model on a honeycomb lattice: Application to the antiferromagnet SrRu 2O 6
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.
The influence of grain size on the magnetic interaction in antiferromagnetic α-Cr2O3
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α-Cr2O3 powders with grain sizes between 170 and 35 nm have been investigated by EPR between 320 and 520 K and by elastic neutron scattering at 100 and 380 K. The particle sizes were estimated from the line broadening of the diffraction peaks. The application of a statistical model allows us to compute the antiferromagnetic excitation energy ΔE from the EPR intensity. For diameters down to 100 nm, ΔE is given by 430 cm-1. It decreases to 260 cm-1 for particles with a size of 75 nm. Correspondingly the magnetic scattering decreases with decreasing particle size. However, the neutron scattering at 100 K still indicates an antiferromagnetic order even for particle sizes of 35 nm whereas there is no hint of residual interaction when considering the EPR intensity. (orig.)
Le Graët, C.; Charlton, T. R.; McLaren, M.; Loving, M.; Morley, S. A.; Kinane, C. J.; Brydson, R. M. D.; Lewis, L. H.; Langridge, S.; Marrows, C. H.
2015-04-01
Chemically ordered B2 FeRh exhibits a remarkable antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition that is first order. It thus shows phase coexistence, usually by proceeding though nucleation at random defect sites followed by propagation of phase boundary domain walls. The transition occurs at a temperature that can be varied by doping other metals onto the Rh site. We have taken advantage of this to yield control over the transition process by preparing an epilayer with oppositely directed doping gradients of Pd and Ir throughout its height, yielding a gradual transition that occurs between 350 K and 500 K. As the sample is heated, a horizontal antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase boundary domain wall moves gradually up through the layer, its position controlled by the temperature. This mobile magnetic domain wall affects the magnetisation and resistivity of the layer in a way that can be controlled, and hence exploited, for novel device applications.
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2015-04-01
Full Text Available Chemically ordered B2 FeRh exhibits a remarkable antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition that is first order. It thus shows phase coexistence, usually by proceeding though nucleation at random defect sites followed by propagation of phase boundary domain walls. The transition occurs at a temperature that can be varied by doping other metals onto the Rh site. We have taken advantage of this to yield control over the transition process by preparing an epilayer with oppositely directed doping gradients of Pd and Ir throughout its height, yielding a gradual transition that occurs between 350 K and 500 K. As the sample is heated, a horizontal antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase boundary domain wall moves gradually up through the layer, its position controlled by the temperature. This mobile magnetic domain wall affects the magnetisation and resistivity of the layer in a way that can be controlled, and hence exploited, for novel device applications.
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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.
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We consider the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the two-dimensional square-kagome lattice with almost dispersionless lowest magnon band. For a general exchange coupling geometry we elaborate low-energy effective Hamiltonians which emerge at high magnetic fields. The effective model to describe the low-energy degrees of freedom of the initial frustrated quantum spin model is the (unfrustrated) square-lattice spin-1/2 XXZ model in a z-aligned magnetic field. For the effective model we perform quantum Monte Carlo simulations to discuss the low-temperature properties of the square-kagome quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet at high magnetic fields. We pay special attention to a magnetic-field driven Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition which occurs at low temperatures
Dugave, Maxime; Kozlowski, Karol K; Suzuki, Junji
2016-01-01
We use the form factors of the quantum transfer matrix in the zero-temperature limit in order to study the two-point ground-state correlation functions of the XXZ chain in the antiferromagnetic massive regime. We obtain novel form factor series representations of the correlation functions which differ from those derived either from the q-vertex-operator approach or from the algebraic Bethe Ansatz approach to the usual transfer matrix. We advocate that our novel representations are numerically more efficient and allow for a straightforward calculation of the large-distance asymptotic behaviour of the two-point functions. Keeping control over the temperature corrections to the two-point functions we see that these are of order $T^\\infty$ in the whole antiferromagnetic massive regime. The isotropic limit of our result yields a novel form factor series representation for the two-point correlation functions of the XXX chain at zero magnetic field.
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The laser-induced spin dynamics of FeCo in perpendicularly magnetized L10-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
Manna, Sujit; Kamlapure, Anand; Cornils, Lasse; Hänke, Torben; Hedegaard, Ellen Marie Jensen; Bremholm, Martin; Iversen, Bo Brummerstedt; Hofmann, Philip; Wiebe, Jens; Wiesendanger, Roland
2016-01-01
The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity in Fe-based compounds [1,2] has triggered numerous investigations on the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism [3] and, more recently, on the enhancement of transition temperatures through interface effects [4]. It is widely believed that the emergence of optimal superconductivity is intimately linked to the suppression of long-range antiferromagnetic (AFM) order, although the exact microscopic picture of this relationship remain...
Dos Santos Lima, Leonardo
We study the two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnetic model with ion single anisotropy in the square lattice in the presence of nonmagnetic impurities at T = 0 using the SU(3) Schwinger boson theory. In particular, we discuss the influence of site disorder on the quantum phase transition of this model at Dc that separates the Néel phase, D Dc . We find that the long-range order in D CNPq, FAPEMIG, CAPES.
X-PEEM study of antiferromagnetic domain patterns in LaFeO3 thin films and embedded nanostructures
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Highlights: ► X-PEEM is used to probe the domain structure in antiferromagnetic nanostructures. ► Extended antiferromagnetic domains are stabilized along nanostructure edges. ► Multiple degenerate antiferromagnetic easy axes are stabilized in epitaxial heterostructures. -- Abstract: The combination of soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy with photoemission electron microscopy (X-PEEM) provides a powerful tool for imaging the domain structure in magnetically ordered systems. Using linearly polarized X-rays in the PEEM-3 microscope of the Advanced Light Source, we have investigated the antiferromagnetic (AFM) domain patterns in LaFeO3 thin films and nanostructures. Embedded nanostructures with AFM order were defined using a structuring technique which relies on local disruption of the magnetic order by Ar+ ion implantation. We demonstrate that extended AFM domains can be stabilized along the edges of such embedded nanostructures, when the edges are aligned with AFM easy axes in the thin film material. Detailed analysis of the magnetic linear dichroism in polarization-dependent X-PEEM data from LaFeO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 bilayers shows stabilization of multiple degenerate easy axes of the LaFeO3 layer. We argue that the extra set of easy axes, not present in LaFeO3 grown directly on a cubic substrate (i.e., SrTiO3), arises from structural coupling to the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 buffer layer, acting as the effective substrate. Finally, we demonstrate how the combination of this structural perturbation and nanoscale patterning may be exploited to selectively stabilize extended AFM domains along either of the available easy axes.
Jeffries, J. R.; Butch, N. P.; Hamlin, J. J.; Sinogeikin, S. V.; Evans, W. J.; Maple, M.B.
2010-01-01
X-ray diffraction experiments under pressure in a diamond anvil cell have been performed to gauge any response of the crystalline lattice of URu2Si2 to the "hidden order" or antiferromagnetic transitions, the latter of which is accessible only with applied pressure. The ambient-pressure crystal structure of URu2Si2 persists to high pressure, and structural characterization reveals a reasonably robust crystal lattice with respect to both of the aforementioned temperature-induced electronic tra...
Antiferromagnetic order in single crystals of the S =2 quasi-one-dimensional chain MnCl3(bpy)
Shinozaki, Shin-ichi; Okutani, Akira; Yoshizawa, Daichi; Kida, Takanori; Takeuchi, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Shoji; Risset, Olivia N.; Talham, Daniel R.; Meisel, Mark W.; Hagiwara, Masayuki
2016-01-01
A suite of experimental tools, including high-field magnetization and electron spin resonance (ESR) studies in magnetic fields of up to 50 T and heat capacity studies up to 9 T, have revealed antiferromagnetic order in single crystals of the Heisenberg S =2 chain compound MnCl3(bpy), where bpy is 2 ,2'-bipyridine . The Néel temperature, which depends on the strength of the applied magnetic field and its orientation with respect to the crystalline axes that was revealed by heat capacity measurements, is near 11.5 K in zero field. The spin-flop transition is identified in the magnetization curve acquired at 1.7 K and at μoHSFc=24 T along the c axis. The transition field HSF is lower than that expected from the previous antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) studies on a powder sample. The identification of the long-range antiferromagnetic order resolves an earlier report by Granroth et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1616 (1996)], 10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.1616 that identified MnCl3(bpy) as an S =2 Haldane system down to 40 mK. The ESR studies identify a wide range of antiferromagnetic resonance modes that provide additional microscopic information about the g values (ga*=2.09 , gb=1.92 , and gc=2.07 ), the zero-field splitting constants, D /kB=-1.5 K and E /kB=-0.17 K when the nearest-neighbor spin interaction J /kB=31.2 K, which is evaluated from fitting the susceptibility, and the anisotropy of this compound (easy axis is the c axis, the second easy-axis is the b axis, and the hard axis is the a* axis), when using a standard (two-sublattice) AFMR analysis that does not quantitatively reproduce the observed HSFc value. The observed resonance mode indicates the frequency minimum at HSFc.
Le Graët, C; Charlton, T. R.; Mclaren, M.; Loving, M; Morley, S.A.; Kinane, C.J.; Brydson, R.M.D.; Lewis, L. H.; Langridge, S.; Marrows, C. H.
2015-01-01
Chemically ordered B2 FeRh exhibits a remarkable antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition that is first order. It thus shows phase coexistence, usually by proceeding though nucleation at random defect sites followed by propagation of phase boundary domain walls. The transition occurs at a temperature that can be varied by doping other metals onto the Rh site. We have taken advantage of this to yield control over the transition process by preparing an epilayer with oppositely directed ...
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With a mean field approach, the heavy Fermi liquid in the two-dimensional Kondo lattice model is carefully considered in the presence of short-range antiferromagnetic correlations. As the ratio of the local Heisenberg superexchange coupling to the Kondo coupling increases, the Fermi surface structure changes dramatically. From the analysis of the ground state energy density, multiple Lifshitz type phase transitions occur at zero temperature.
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.)
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}.
Antiferromagnetic order and Kondo-lattice behavior in single-crystalline Ce2RhSi3
Szlawska, M.; Kaczorowski, D.; Ślebarski, A.; Gulay, L.; Stępień-Damm, J.
2009-04-01
Single crystal of Ce2RhSi3 was investigated by means of x-ray diffraction, magnetization, electrical resistivity, and heat-capacity measurements. Moreover, its electronic structure was studied by cerium core-level x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. The results revealed that Ce2RhSi3 is an antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice due to the presence of stable trivalent Ce ions.
DMRG Study of the S >= 1 quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on a Kagome-like lattice without loops
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-
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Electronic and magnetic calculations were based on density functional theory within the generalized gradient approximation for II–VI compound semiconductor TiO2 doped with single impurity Os and Mo; these compounds are half-metallic ferromagnets in their ground state with a total magnetic moment of 2μB for both systems. Then, doping TiO2 with double impurities (Os, Mo) was performed. As a result, Ti1−2xOsxMoxO2 with x = 0.065 is a half-metallic antiferromagnet with 100% spin polarization of the conduction electrons crossing the Fermi level, without showing a net magnetization. Moreover, the Ti14OsMoO32 compound is stable energetically than Ti1−xMoxO2 and Ti1−xOsxO2. The antiferromagnetic interaction in the Ti1−2xOsxMoxO2 system is attributed to the double exchange mechanism, and the latter could also be the origin of their half-metallic behavior. - Highlights: • TiO2 codoped with Os and Mo exhibits half-metallic diluted antiferromagnetic behavior. • TiO2 doped with Mo exhibits half-metallic diluted ferromagnetic behavior. • TiO2 doped with Os exhibits half-metallic diluted ferromagnetic behavior
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
Competition between ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in the rutile C r1 -xVxO2 system
Mustonen, Otto; Vasala, Sami; Chou, Ta-Lei; Chen, Jin-Ming; Karppinen, Maarit
2016-01-01
We present a comprehensive computational and experimental examination of the C r1 -xVxO2 (0 ≤x ≤0.5 ) system. The entire series crystallizes in the rutile structure, but the compounds exhibit significantly different magnetic properties depending on x . Lattice parameter a increases linearly with x , but the c parameter is slightly reduced due to vanadium-vanadium bonding. The V-for-Cr substitution creates C r3 +-V5 + pairs; this leads to competition between ferromagnetic (C r4 +-C r4 + ) and antiferromagnetic (C r3 +-C r3 + ) interactions such that the materials change from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic with increasing x . Weak ferromagnetic interactions arising from C r4 + are observed even in the seemingly antiferromagnetic phases with the exception of x =0.5 , which contains only C r3 + . Density functional theory calculations are performed, but they incorrectly predict the x =0.5 phase to be a half-metal. This is caused by an incorrect prediction of the oxidation states of chromium and vanadium.
Magnetic structure of an organic antiferromagnet. 4,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole-nitronyl-nitroxide
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Complete text of publication follows. The magnetic structure of 4,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole-nitronyl-nitroxide, a purely organic free-radical compound synthesized recently by Sutter et al. [1] has been determined by single crystal neutron diffraction. In this class of materials, each molecule carries an unpaired electron, and therefore a spin S = 1/2. The related compound γ-NPNN was the first purely organic ferromagnet (Tc = 0.6 K) [2]. The title compound crystallises in an orthorhombic structure, space group P212121, with four molecules per unit cell. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility reveals a weak ferromagnetic coupling between the unpaired electrons. Below TN = 0.33 K, however, long-range antiferromagnetic coupling between the unpaired electrons. Below TN = 0.33 K, however, long-range antiferromagnetic ordering is observed [1]. By neutron diffraction on a single crystal of the title compound, three Bragg reflections (001), (010), and (030) of magnetic origin have been observed below TN, the presence of which already determines the relative spin alignment of the four magnetic moments per crystallographic unit cell. With this information the competing ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange pathways can be identified. (author) [1] J.P. Sutter et al., J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 171 (1997) 147.; [2] M. Tamura et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 186 (1991) 401
Segregation of antiferromagnetism and high-temperature superconductivity in Ca1-xLaxFe2As2
Saha, Shanta R.; Drye, T.; Goh, S. K.; Klintberg, L. E.; Silver, J. M.; Grosche, F. M.; Sutherland, M.; Munsie, T. J. S.; Luke, G. M.; Pratt, D. K.; Lynn, J. W.; Paglione, J.
2014-04-01
We report the effect of applied pressures on magnetic and superconducting order in single crystals of the aliovalent La-doped iron pnictide material Ca1-xLaxFe2As2. Using electrical transport, elastic neutron scattering, and resonant tunnel diode oscillator measurements on samples under both quasihydrostatic and hydrostatic pressure conditions, we report a series of phase diagrams spanning the range of substitution concentrations for both antiferromagnetic and superconducting ground states that include pressure-tuning through the antiferromagnetic (AFM) superconducting critical point. Our results indicate that the observed superconducting phase with a maximum transition temperature of Tc=47 K is intrinsic to these materials, appearing only upon suppression of magnetic order by pressure-tuning through the AFM critical point. Thus, the superconducting phase appears to exist exclusively in juxtaposition to the antiferromagnetic phase in a manner similar to the oxygen- and fluorine-based iron-pnictide superconductors with the highest transition temperatures reported to date. Unlike the lower-Tc systems, in which superconductivity and magnetism usually coexist, the tendency for the highest-Tc systems to show noncoexistence provides an important insight into the distinct transition temperature limits in different members of the iron-based superconductor family.
Antiferromagnetic transitions in `tetragonal-like' BiFeO3
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MacDougall, Gregory J [ORNL; Christen, Hans M [ORNL; Siemons, Wolter [ORNL; Biegalski, Michael D [ORNL; Zarestky, Jerel L [ORNL; Liang, Shuhua [ORNL; Dagotto, Elbio R [ORNL; Nagler, Stephen E [ORNL
2012-01-01
Recent studies have reported the existence of an epitaxially-stabilized tetragonal-like (`T-like') monoclinic phase in BiFeO3 thin-films with high levels of compressive strain. Though there is abundant evidence that structural and ferroelectric properties are di erent than in rhombohedral-like (`R-like') films with lower levels of strain, little information exists on magnetic properties. Here,we report a detailed neutron scattering study of a nearly phase-pure film of T-like BiFeO3. By tracking the temperature dependence and relative intensity of several superstructure peaks in the reciprocal lattice cell, we confirm antiferromagnetism with largely G-type character and T_N = 324 K. A minority magnetic phase with C-type character is also reported with T_N= 260 K. The co-existence of the two phases in T-like BiFeO3 and the difference in ordering temperatures between R-like and T-like systems is explained through simple Fe-O-Fe bond distance considerations.
Antiferromagnetic transitions in 'tetragonal-like' BiFeO3
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Recent studies have reported the existence of an epitaxially-stabilized tetragonal-like ('T-like') monoclinic phase in BiFeO3 thin-films with high levels of compressive strain. Though there is abundant evidence that structural and ferroelectric properties are different than in rhombohedral-like ('R-like') films with lower levels of strain, little information exists on magnetic properties. Here,we report a detailed neutron scattering study of a nearly phase-pure film of T-like BiFeO3. By tracking the temperature dependence and relative intensity of several superstructure peaks in the reciprocal lattice cell, we confirm antiferromagnetism with largely G-type character and TN = 324 K. A minority magnetic phase with C-type character is also reported with TN = 260 K. The co-existence of the two phases in T-like BiFeO3 and the difference in ordering temperatures between R-like and T-like systems is explained through simple Fe-O-Fe bond distance considerations.
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Yi, Di [University of California; Liu, Jian [University of California, Berkeley & LBNL; Okamoto, Satoshi [ORNL; Jagannatha, Suresha [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Chen, Yi-Chun [National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; Yu, Pu [Tsinghua University; Chu, Ying-Hao [National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Arenholz, Elke [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Ramesh, Ramamoorthy [University of California, Berkeley
2013-01-01
We investigate the possibility of controlling the magnetic phase transition of the heterointerface between a half-doped manganite La0:5Ca0:5MnO3 and a multiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO) through magnetoelectric coupling. Using macroscopic magnetometry and element-selective x-ray magnetic circular dichroism at the Mn and Fe L edges, we discover that the ferroelectric polarization of BFO controls simultaneously the magnetization of BFO and La0.5Ca0.5MnO3 (LCMO). X-ray absorption spectra at the oxygen K edge and linear dichroism at the Mn L edge suggest that the interfacial coupling is mainly derived from the superexchange between Mn and Fe t2g spins. The combination of x-ray absorption spectroscopy and mean-field theory calculations reveals that the d-electron modulation of Mn cations changes the magnetic coupling in LCMO, which controls the enhanced canted moments of interfacial BFO via the interfacial coupling. Our results demonstrate that the competition between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic instability can be modulated by an electric field at the heterointerface, providing another pathway for the electrical field control of magnetism.
Antiferromagnetic and superconducting gaps and their interrelation in high-T sub c cuprates
Arrigoni, E; Eckl, T; Hanke, W
2003-01-01
We propose a phenomenological model, comprising a microscopic SO(5) model plus the on-site Hubbard interaction U (projected SO(5) model) to understand the interrelation between the d-wave-gap modulation observed by recent angle-resolved photoemission experiments in the insulating antiferromagnet Ca sub 2 CuO sub 2 Cl sub 2 and the d-wave gap of high-T sub c superconducting materials. The on-site interaction U is important in order to produce a Mott gap of the correct order of magnitude, which would be absent in an exact SO(5) theory. The projected SO(5)-model explains the gap characteristics, namely both the symmetry and the different order of magnitude of the gap modulations between the AF and the SCc phases. Furthermore, it is shown that the projected SO(5) theory can provide an explanation for a recent observation [E. Pavarini et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 47003 (2001)], i. e. that the maximum T sub c observed in a large variety of high-T sub c cuprates scales with the next-nearest-neighbor hopping matrix e...
Torque Magnetometry and Thermomagnetic Capacity Studies on a 2-d Cr^4+ Antiferromagnet
Kaur, Narpinder; Nellutla, Saritha; Jo, Youn-Jung; Balicas, Luis; van Tol, Johan; Dalal, Naresh
2007-03-01
We report torque magnetometry and magnetic heat capacity measurements on a rare complex, Cr^IV-Diethylenetriamine diperoxo. The motivation here was to search for a simple spin-gap system that could exhibit a Bose-Einstein type condensation (BEC) of magnons. Our earlier reported magnetization and specific heat (Cp) measurements had indicated that this compound is a 2-d antiferromagnet, with a TN of 2.55 K in zero-field [1]. These magnetization and Cp data have now been augmented by use of additional magnetic fields, and the newly found B-T phase diagram is seen to be clearly parabolic. Torque magnetometry confirmed the Cp data and has enabled measurements close to the T -> 0 K, B ˜ 12.5 T region. Measurements in the dilution fridge are planned to extract the critical exponent (α) from the relation kbTc˜ (Bc-B)^α . We surmise that this system will constitute a simple new model for examining the BEC of magnons in detail. [1] C.M. Ramsey, B. Cage, P. Nguyen, K.A. Abboud, N.S. Dalal, Chem. Mater. 15, 92 (2003).
Direct observation of imprinted antiferromagnetic vortex state in CoO/Fe/Ag(001) disks
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Wu, J.; Carlton, D.; Park, J. S.; Meng, Y.; Arenholz, E.; Doran, A.; Young, A.T.; Scholl, A.; Hwang, C.; Zhao, H. W.; Bokor, J.; Qiu, Z. Q.
2010-12-21
In magnetic thin films, a magnetic vortex is a state in which the magnetization vector curls around the center of a confined structure. A vortex state in a thin film disk, for example, is a topological object characterized by the vortex polarity and the winding number. In ferromagnetic (FM) disks, these parameters govern many fundamental properties of the vortex such as its gyroscopic rotation, polarity reversal, core motion, and vortex pair excitation. However, in antiferromagnetic (AFM) disks, though there has been indirect evidence of the vortex state through observations of the induced FM-ordered spins in the AFM disk, they have never been observed directly in experiment. By fabricating single crystalline NiO/Fe/Ag(001) and CoO/Fe/Ag(001) disks and using X-ray Magnetic Linear Dichroism (XMLD), we show direct observation of the vortex state in an AFM disk of AFM/FM bilayer system. We observe that there are two types of AFM vortices, one of which has no analog in FM structures. Finally, we show that a frozen AFM vortex can bias a FM vortex at low temperature.
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In this paper we study the critical behavior of a two-sublattice Ising model on an anisotropic square lattice in both uniform longitudinal (H) and transverse (Ω) fields by using the effective-field theory. The model consists of ferromagnetic interaction Jx in the x direction and antiferromagnetic interaction Jy in the y direction in the presence of the H and Ω fields. We obtain the phase diagrams in the H–T and Ω–T planes changing values of the Ω and H parameters, respectively for fixed value at λ=Jx/Jy=1. At null temperature, the ground state phase diagram in the Ω–H plane for several values of λ parameter is analyzed. In the particular case of λ=1 we compare our results with mean-field theory (MFT) and was not observed reentrant behavior around of the critical field Hc/Jy=2.0 for Ω=0 by using EFT. - Highlights: ► In the last decade there has been a great interest in physics of the quantum phase transition in system at low dimensional. ► In particular, the transverse Ising model has been studied by a variety of approximate methods. ► In the context of quantum phase transition and critical phenomena. ► First time, is presented a study of the superantiferromagnetic transverse Ising model on an anisotropic square lattice. ► We have obtained finite temperature and ground state phase diagrams.
Detection of antiferromagnetic order by cooling atoms in an optical lattice
Yang, Tsung-Lin; Teles, Rafael; Hazzard, Kaden; Hulet, Randall; Rice University Collaboration
2016-05-01
We have realized the Fermi-Hubbard model with fermionic 6 Li atoms in a three-dimensional compensated optical lattice. The compensated optical lattice has provided low enough temperatures to produce short-range antiferromagnetic (AF) spin correlations, which we detect via Bragg scattering of light. Previously, we reached temperatures down to 1.4 times that of the AFM phase transition, more than a factor of 2 below temperatures obtained previously in 3D optical lattices with fermions. In order to further reduce the entropy in the compensated lattice, we implement an entropy conduit - which is a single blue detuned laser beam with a waist size smaller than the overall atomic sample size. This repulsive narrow potential provides a conductive metallic path between the low entropy core and the edges of the atomic sample where atoms may be evaporated. In addition, the entropy conduit may store entropy, thus further lowering the entropy in the core. We will report on the status of these efforts to further cool atoms in the optical lattice. Work supported by ARO MURI Grant, NSF and The Welch Foundation.
Origin of intrinsic ferromagnetism in undoped antiferromagnetic NiO thin films
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Thin films of nickel oxide (NiO) have been deposited on Si substrates using pulsed laser deposition technique. The number of laser pulses and substrate temperature were changed to vary the average particle size of different samples. The x-ray data show that all films are polycrystalline irrespective of deposition condition and the preferred texture of the thin film changes with temperature. A detailed magnetic characterization of the M-H loops at different temperatures as well as zero-field-cooled and field-cooled (ZFC-FC) curves has been carried out to show that NiO films having a particle size of 3.6 nm and 5.9 nm exhibit the transition from superparamagnetic to ferromagnetic as we decrease the temperature. Whereas for films having a larger average particle size (30.3 nm), the behavior is antiferromagnetic (AFM) at all temperatures similar to the bulk NiO. The exchange bias proves the presence of ferromagnetic contribution in addition to the AFM part in films having a small crystallite size. The linear correlation between susceptibility and the inverse of the particle diameter confirmed that our samples follow Neel’s case for random distribution of uncompensated spins at the crystallite surface. To further verify this model, the value of the surface anisotropy constant is calculated and found to be in agreement with the reported values. (paper)
Crystal Structure Manipulation of the Exchange Bias in an Antiferromagnetic Film
Yuan, Wei; Su, Tang; Song, Qi; Xing, Wenyu; Chen, Yangyang; Wang, Tianyu; Zhang, Zhangyuan; Ma, Xiumei; Gao, Peng; Shi, Jing; Han, Wei
2016-06-01
Exchange bias is one of the most extensively studied phenomena in magnetism, since it exerts a unidirectional anisotropy to a ferromagnet (FM) when coupled to an antiferromagnet (AFM) and the control of the exchange bias is therefore very important for technological applications, such as magnetic random access memory and giant magnetoresistance sensors. In this letter, we report the crystal structure manipulation of the exchange bias in epitaxial hcp Cr2O3 films. By epitaxially growing twined oriented Cr2O3 thin films, of which the c axis and spins of the Cr atoms lie in the film plane, we demonstrate that the exchange bias between Cr2O3 and an adjacent permalloy layer is tuned to in-plane from out-of-plane that has been observed in oriented Cr2O3 films. This is owing to the collinear exchange coupling between the spins of the Cr atoms and the adjacent FM layer. Such a highly anisotropic exchange bias phenomenon is not possible in polycrystalline films.