mu SR studies of the kagome antiferromagnet (H3O)Fe-3(OH)(6)(SO4)(2)
UNSPECIFIED (2000) mu SR studies of the kagome antiferromagnet (H3O)Fe-3(OH)(6)(SO4)(2). In: 8th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance, LES DIABLERETS, SWITZERLAND, AUG 30-SEP 03, 1999. Published in: PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, 289 pp. 217-220.Full text not available from this repository.
The Heisenberg kagome antiferromagnet is a frustrated system that provides a simple model for the study of strongly fluctuating magnets with a highly degenerate ground state. Hydronium jarosite, (H3O)Fe-3(OH)(6)(SO4)(2) possesses a kagome lattice of Fe3+ ions that behave as S = 5/2 Heisenberg moments coupled through strong antiferromagnetic exchange. DC susceptibility measurements reveal a spin-glass-like transition at T-f congruent to 15 K. We have performed muon-spin relaxation (mu SR) measurements on this material to elucidate the nature of this transition. Well above T-f, the muon depolarisation adopts a simple exponential form, becoming a stretched exponential with exponent beta approaching 0.5 as T --> T-f. On cooling further, beta drops further to 1/3, and the depolarisation adopts a dynamic Kubo-Toyabe form which may be decoupled by applied longitudinal fields of the order of 5 kC. We estimate the upper limit of the static component of the moment to be 3.4 mu(B) per iron ion, compared with a value of congruent to 5.92 mu(B) expected for high-spin Fe3+. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Official Date:||August 2000|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 217-220|
|Title of Event:||8th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance|
|Location of Event:||LES DIABLERETS, SWITZERLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 30-SEP 03, 1999|
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