Neutron scattering and susceptibility measurements on singer crystal of Cu-1-x(Zn/Ni)(x)GeO3
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Neutron scattering and susceptibility measurements on singer crystal of Cu-1-x(Zn/Ni)(x)GeO3. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 8 (34). pp. 6251-6266. ISSN 0953-8984Full text not available from this repository.
Single-crystal derivatives of the spin-Peierls (S-P) system, CuGeO3, doped with Zn (0.5 to 2.4%) and Ni (1.7 to 6%) have been studied using SQUID magnetometry and neutron scattering. Our study shows that the impurities act to suppress the S-P state and produce a 3D Neel state at low temperatures. A phase diagram is constructed which shows that doping with either Zn (S = 0) or Ni (S = 1) leads to qualitatively similar results: the temperature at which the transition to the S-P state occurs decreases linearly with dopant concentration, whereas the Neel temperature, T-N, initially increases to a maximum at around 4% and then decreases for higher concentrations. These results are discussed with reference to models of defects in 1D spin chains and to earlier experimental work on this system. One difference between the Zn- and Ni-doped samples is that in the Neel state the Cu2+ moments in the former point along the c-axis, while in the latter they are along the a-axis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Date:||19 August 1996|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 6251-6266|
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