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Magnetic anisotropy of unconventional magnetic phases in the frustrated zigzag spin-1/2 chain system β-TeVO4


Herak, Mirta; Gomilšek, Matjaž; Pregelj, Matej; Ivek, Tomislav; Zorko, Andrej; Berger, Helmuth; Arčon, Denis
Magnetic anisotropy of unconventional magnetic phases in the frustrated zigzag spin-1/2 chain system β-TeVO4 // Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2016 abstracts
Glasgow, 2016. str. 793-793 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Magnetic anisotropy of unconventional magnetic phases in the frustrated zigzag spin-1/2 chain system β-TeVO4

Autori
Herak, Mirta ; Gomilšek, Matjaž ; Pregelj, Matej ; Ivek, Tomislav ; Zorko, Andrej ; Berger, Helmuth ; Arčon, Denis

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2016 abstracts / - Glasgow, 2016, 793-793

Skup
Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2016

Mjesto i datum
Glasgow, Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo, 21-26.08.2016.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Magnetism; magnetic materials and applications

Sažetak
Zigzag spin-1/2 chain system β-TeVO4 belongs to an interesting class of one-dimensional quantum magnets where both low dimensionality and frustration enhance the effects of quantum fluctuations and weak interactions introduce long range magnetic order at low temperatures. Strong frustration can lead to vector chiral (VC) ordered state which gained attention through its connection to certain type of multiferroics and in frustrated spin-1/2 chain systems due to the presence of spin multipolar phases in high magnetic fields. In β-TeVO4 spin-1/2 zigzag chains are formed by distorted VO5 pyramids sharing their corners. Magnetic susceptibility measurements revealed three magnetic phase transitions at T1= 2.26, T2=3.28 and T3=4.65K and theoretical study showed that nearest-neighbour interactions are ferromagnetic, while next-nearest-neighbour interactions are antiferromagnetic, supporting strong frustration in this system. Recently, these phases were characterized in a comprehensive study of high-field magnetization, specific heat and neutron diffraction measurements as a VC phase, a new stripe phase and a spin-density-wave (SDW) phase. We present results of magnetic torque measurements which probe bulk magnetic anisotropy. Measurements were performed in the paramagnetic and magnetically ordered phases. We determine temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility along the principal magnetic axes which are different than crystal axes and rotate with temperature. Symmetry is lowered already below T3 in the SDW phase. Each phase can be distinguished by a different temperature behaviour of bulk magnetic anisotropy and rotation of magnetic axes which stops below T1 in the VC phase. Unlike neutron diffraction measurements, torque magnetometry probes both ordered and disordered contributions. Prompted by a possibility of the appearance of ultiferroicity in the VC phase we have recently started dielectric spectroscopy measurements which will also be presented here.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2013-11-1011 - Jako korelirani elektroni u slojnim organskim materijalima i manganitima: niskofrekventna pobuđenja i nelinearna dinamika (Silvia Tomić, )
HRZZ-UIP-2014-09-9775 - utjecaj magnetske anziotropije na kvantne spinske sustave (Mirta Herak, )

Ustanove
Institut za fiziku, Zagreb