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Magnetism And Multiferroicity Of An Isosceles Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet Sr3ninb2o9

Title: Magnetism And Multiferroicity Of An Isosceles Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet Sr3ninb2o9.
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Name(s): Lee, M., author
Choi, E. S., author
Ma, J., author
Sinclair, R., author
Dela Cruz, C. R., author
Zhou, H. D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-11-30
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Various experimental measurements were performed to complete the phase diagram of a weakly distorted triangular lattice system, Sr3NiNb2O9 with Ni2+, spin-1 magnetic ions. This compound possesses an isosceles triangular lattice with two shorter bonds and one longer bond. It shows a two-step magnetic phase transition at T-N1 similar to 5.1 K and T-N2 similar to 5.5 K at zero magnetic field, characteristic of an easy-axis anisotropy. In the magnetization curves, a series of magnetic phase transitions was observed such as an up-up-down phase at mu H-0(c1) similar to 10.5 T with 1/3 of the saturation magnetization (M-sat) and an oblique phase at mu H-0(c2) similar to 16 T with root 3/3 M-sat. Intriguingly, the magnetic phase transition below T-N2 is in tandem with the ferroelectricity, which demonstrates multiferroic behaviors. Moreover, the multiferroic phase persists in all magnetically ordered phases regardless of the spin structure. The comparison between the phase diagrams of Sr3NiNb2O9 and its sister compound with an equilateral triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ba3NiNb2O9 (Hwang et al 2012 Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 257205), illustrates how a small imbalance among exchange interactions change the magnetic ground states of the TLAFs.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000385448300004 (IID), 10.1088/0953-8984/28/47/476004 (DOI)
Keywords: cs2cubr4, field, geometrically frustrated systems, heisenberg-antiferromagnet, magnetization plateaus, multiferroicity, noncollinear magnets, transitions, triangular lattice antiferromagnets
Publication Note: The publisher's version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/47/476004
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000385448300004
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter.
0953-8984
Issue: iss. 47, vol. 28

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Lee, M., Choi, E. S., Ma, J., Sinclair, R., Dela Cruz, C. R., & Zhou, H. D. (2016). Magnetism And Multiferroicity Of An Isosceles Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet Sr3ninb2o9. Journal Of Physics-Condensed Matter. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000385448300004