Investigation of the low-temperature spin-liquid behavior of the frustrated magnet gadolinium gallium garnet
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Investigation of the low-temperature spin-liquid behavior of the frustrated magnet gadolinium gallium garnet. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 80 (20). pp. 4570-4573. ISSN 0031-9007Full text not available from this repository.
We report the results of powder neutron scattering measurements on the magnetic correlations in the frustrated antiferromagnet Gd3Ga5O12. A clear view of the short-range magnetic order has been obtained for a temperature range 0.14-5 EC. At T similar to 0.14 K there is a partial transition to a phase with a much longer correlation length. We argue that the low-temperature phase is not an ordinary spin glass, as was suggested by bulk properties measurements, but rather a mixture of a spin-liquid state with a set of rigid magnetic pieces nucleated around impurity centers. The experimental data are compared with the results of Monte Carlo simulations performed for several models.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Date:||18 May 1998|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 4570-4573|
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