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  1. Exact asymptotic correlation functions of bilinear spin operators of the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain

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    Vekua, T.; Sun, G.

    2016-07-01

    Exact asymptotic expressions of the uniform parts of the two-point correlation functions of bilinear spin operators in the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain are obtained. Apart from the algebraic decay, the logarithmic contribution is identified, and the numerical prefactor is determined. We also confirm numerically the multiplicative logarithmic correction of the staggered part of the bilinear spin operators < > =(-1) rd /(r ln3/2r ) +(3 δa ,b-1 ) ln2r /(12 π4r4) , and estimate the numerical prefactor as d ≃0.067 . The relevance of our results for ground-state fidelity susceptibility at the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless quantum phase transition points in one-dimensional systems is discussed at the end of our work.

  2. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect.

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    Wu, Stephen M; Zhang, Wei; Kc, Amit; Borisov, Pavel; Pearson, John E; Jiang, J Samuel; Lederman, David; Hoffmann, Axel; Bhattacharya, Anand

    2016-03-01

    We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF_{2}. A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF_{2} (110) (30  nm)/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF_{2} (110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF_{2} through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2-80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9  T) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF_{2} thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected. PMID:26991198

  3. Spin reorientation via antiferromagnetic coupling

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    Ranjbar, M.; Sbiaa, R.; Dumas, R. K.; Åkerman, J.; Piramanayagam, S. N.

    2014-05-07

    Spin reorientation in antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) Co/Pd multilayers, wherein the thickness of the constituent Co layers was varied, was studied. AFC-Co/Pd multilayers were observed to have perpendicular magnetic anisotropy even for a Co sublayer thickness of 1 nm, much larger than what is usually observed in systems without antiferromagnetic coupling. When similar multilayer structures were prepared without antiferromagnetic coupling, this effect was not observed. The results indicate that the additional anisotropy energy contribution arising from the antiferromagnetic coupling, which is estimated to be around 6 × 10{sup 6} ergs/cm{sup 3}, induces the spin-reorientation.

  4. Spin dynamics and two-dimensional correlations in the fcc antiferromagnetic Sr2YRuO6

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    Disseler, S. M.; Lynn, J. W.; Jardim, R. F.; Torikachvili, M. S.; Granado, E.

    2016-04-01

    The face-centered-cubic (fcc) lattice of Ru5 + spins in the double perovskite Sr2YRuO6 shows a delicate, three-dimensional antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state composed of stacked square AFM layers. Inelastic neutron scattering data taken on this state reveal a gapped low-energy excitation band emerging from [001] with spin excitations extending to 8 meV. These magnetic excitations are modeled by a simple J1-J2 interaction scheme allowing quantitative comparisons with similar materials. At higher temperatures, the low-energy excitation spectrum is dominated by a quasielastic component associated with size fluctuations of two-dimensional AFM clusters that exhibit asymmetric correlations even at low temperatures. Thus, the fcc lattice in general and the double-perovskite structure in particular emerge as hosts of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional dynamics resulting from frustration.

  5. Spin dynamics in the presence of competing ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic correlations in Yb2Ti2O7

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    Robert, J.; Lhotel, E.; Remenyi, G.; Sahling, S.; Mirebeau, I.; Decorse, C.; Canals, B.; Petit, S.

    2015-08-01

    In this work, we show that the zero-field excitation spectra in the quantum spin ice candidate pyrochlore compound Yb2Ti2O7 is a continuum characterized by a very broad and almost flat dynamical response, which extends up to 1 -1.5 meV, coexisting or not with a quasielastic response depending on the wave vector. The spectra do not evolve between 50 mK and 2 K, indicating that the spin dynamics is only little affected by the temperature in both the short-range correlated and ordered regimes. Although classical spin dynamics simulations qualitatively capture some of the experimental observations, we show that they fail to reproduce this broad continuum. In particular, the simulations predict an energy scale twice smaller than the experimental observations. This analysis is based on a careful determination of the exchange couplings, able to reproduce both the zero-field diffuse scattering and the spin wave spectrum rising in the field polarized state. According to this analysis, Yb2Ti2O7 lies at the border between a ferro- and an antiferromagnetic phase. These results suggest that the unconventional ground state of Yb2Ti2O7 is governed by strong quantum fluctuations arising from the competition between those phases. The observed spectra may correspond to a continuum of deconfined spinons as expected in quantum spin liquids.

  6. Magnetic order, magnetic correlations, and spin dynamics in the pyrochlore antiferromagnet Er2Ti2O7

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    Dalmas de Réotier, P.; Yaouanc, A.; Chapuis, Y.; Curnoe, S. H.; Grenier, B.; Ressouche, E.; Marin, C.; Lago, J.; Baines, C.; Giblin, S. R.

    2012-09-01

    Er2Ti2O7 is believed to be a realization of an XY antiferromagnet on a frustrated lattice of corner-sharing regular tetrahedra. It is presented as an example of the order-by-disorder mechanism in which fluctuations lift the degeneracy of the ground state, leading to an ordered state. Here we report detailed measurements of the low-temperature magnetic properties of Er2Ti2O7, which displays a second-order phase transition at TN≃1.2 K with coexisting short- and long-range orders. Magnetic susceptibility studies show that there is no spin-glass-like irreversible effect. Heat capacity measurements reveal that the paramagnetic critical exponent is typical of a 3-dimensional XY magnet while the low-temperature specific heat sets an upper limit on the possible spin-gap value and provides an estimate for the spin-wave velocity. Muon spin relaxation measurements show the presence of spin dynamics in the nanosecond time scale down to 21 mK. This time range is intermediate between the shorter time characterizing the spin dynamics in Tb2Sn2O7, which also displays long- and short-range magnetic order, and the time scale typical of conventional magnets. Hence the ground state is characterized by exotic spin dynamics. We determine the parameters of a symmetry-dictated Hamiltonian restricted to the spins in a tetrahedron, by fitting the paramagnetic diffuse neutron scattering intensity for two reciprocal lattice planes. These data are recorded in a temperature region where the assumption that the correlations are limited to nearest neighbors is fair.

  7. Spin Dynamics and Two-Dimensional Correlations in the FCC Antiferromagnetic Sr2 YRuO6

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    Disseler, Steven; Lynn, J. W.; Jardim, R. F.; Torikachvili, M. S.; Gr, E.

    The face-centered cubic lattice lattice of Ru5+ spins in the double perovskite Sr2YRuO6 shows a delicate three dimensional antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state composed of stacked square AFM layers. We present new inelastic neutron scattering data taken on this state revealing a gapped low-energy excitation band that may be modeled by a simple J1 -J2 interaction scheme allowing quantitative comparison of similar materials. At higher temperatures, the low-energy excitation spectrum is dominated by a quasi-elastic component associated with size fluctuations of two-dimensional AFM clusters that exhibit asymmetric correlations even at low temperatures. Thus, the FCC lattice in general and the double perovskite structure in particular emerge as hosts of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional dynamics resulting from frustration.

  8. Spin-Hall effects in metallic antiferromagnets

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    Zhang, Wei

    Materials possessing new parameters for efficient and tunable spin Hall effects are being explored, among which antiferromagnets have become one of the most promising candidates. Two distinct properties of antiferromagnets are the microscopic spin magnetic moment ordering and the intrinsic anisotropy. Thus the natural question arises whether these two unique features of antiferromagnets can become new degrees of freedom for tuning their spin Hall effects. We performed experimental studies using spin pumping and inverse spin Hall detection on prototypical CuAu-I-type metallic antiferromagnets, PtMn, IrMn, PdMn, and FeMn, in which we observed increasing spin Hall effects for the alloys with heavier elements included. In particular, PtMn shows a large spin Hall effect that is comparable to Pt. We also demonstrated that the spin transfer torques from the antiferromagnets are large enough to excite ferromagnetic resonance of an adjacent ferromagnetic layer. We conclude that the sign and magnitude of the spin Hall effects in these antiferromagnets are determined by the atomic spin-orbit coupling of the heavy elements (e.g. Pt and Ir) as well as the large spin magnetic moments of Mn. In addition, by using epitaxial growth, we investigated the influence of the different crystalline and magnetic orientations on the anisotropic spin Hall effects of these antiferromagnets. Most of the experimental results were further corroborated by first-principles calculations, which determine the intrinsic spin Hall effect contribution and suggest pronounced anisotropies. Thus metallic antiferromagnets may become an active component for manipulating spin dependent transport properties in spintronic concepts. Work at Argonne was supported by the U.S. DOE, OS, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. Work at Center for Nanoscale Materials was supported by DOE, OS-BES (DE-AC02-06CH11357). Work at Julich was supported by SPP 1538 Programme of the DFG.

  9. Paramagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect

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    Wu, Stephen

    We report on the observation of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in both antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic insulators. By using a microscale on-chip local heater, it is possible to generate a large thermal gradient confined to the chip surface without a large increase in the total sample temperature. This technique allows us to easily access low temperatures (200 mK) and high magnetic fields (14 T) through conventional dilution refrigeration and superconducting magnet setups. By exploring this regime, we detect the spin Seebeck effect through the spin-flop transition in antiferromagnetic MnF2 when a large magnetic field (>9 T) is applied along the easy axis direction. Using the same technique, we are also able to resolve a spin Seebeck effect from the paramagnetic phase of geometrically frustrated antiferromagnet Gd3Ga5O12 (gadolinium gallium garnet) and antiferromagnetic DyScO3 (DSO). Since these measurements occur above the ordering temperatures of these two materials, short-range magnetic order is implicated as the cause of the spin Seebeck effect in these systems. The discovery of the spin Seebeck effect in these two materials classes suggest that both antiferromagnetic spin waves and spin excitations from short range magnetic order may be used to generate spin current from insulators and that the spin wave spectra of individual materials are highly important to the specifics of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect. Since insulating antiferromagnets and paramagnets are far more common than the typical insulating ferrimagnetic materials used in spin Seebeck experiments, this discovery opens up a large new class of materials for use in spin caloritronic devices. All authors acknowledge support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. The use of facilities at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, was supported by the U.S. DOE, BES under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

  10. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor.

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    Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di

    2016-01-01

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field-effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. Our findings open up the exciting possibility of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale. PMID:27048928

  11. Quantized spin waves in antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains.

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    Wieser, R; Vedmedenko, E Y; Wiesendanger, R

    2008-10-24

    The quantized stationary spin wave modes in one-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin chains with easy axis on-site anisotropy have been studied by means of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert spin dynamics. We demonstrate that the confined antiferromagnetic chains show a unique behavior having no equivalent, neither in ferromagnetism nor in acoustics. The discrete energy dispersion is split into two interpenetrating n and n' levels caused by the existence of two sublattices. The oscillations of individual sublattices as well as the standing wave pattern strongly depend on the boundary conditions. Particularly, acoustical and optical antiferromagnetic spin waves in chains with boundaries fixed (pinned) on different sublattices can be found, while an asymmetry of oscillations appears if the two pinned ends belong to the same sublattice. PMID:18999780

  12. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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    Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W.; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di

    2016-04-06

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. In conclusion, our findings open up the exciting possibilitymore » of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale.« less

  13. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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    Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W.; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di

    2016-01-01

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field-effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. Our findings open up the exciting possibility of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale. PMID:27048928

  14. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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    Cheng, Ran; Daniels, Matthew W.; Zhu, Jian-Gang; Xiao, Di

    2016-04-01

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry dictates that the spin wave modes must be doubly degenerate. Theses two modes, distinguished by their opposite polarization and available only in antiferromagnets, give rise to a novel degree of freedom to encode and process information. We show that the spin wave polarization can be manipulated by an electric field induced Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and magnetic anisotropy. We propose a prototype spin wave field-effect transistor which realizes a gate-tunable magnonic analog of the Faraday effect, and demonstrate its application in THz signal modulation. Our findings open up the exciting possibility of digital data processing utilizing antiferromagnetic spin waves and enable the direct projection of optical computing concepts onto the mesoscopic scale.

  15. Short-range correlations and persistent spin fluctuations in the undistorted kagome lattice Ising antiferromagnet Co3Mg(OH)6Cl2

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    Fujihala, M.; Zheng, X. G.; Oohara, Y.; Morodomi, H.; Kawae, T.; Matsuo, Akira; Kindo, Koichi

    2012-01-01

    Spin fluctuations and spin-liquid behaviors of frustrated kagome antiferromagnets have received intense recent attention. Although most severe frustration was predicted for an Ising kagome antiferromagnet, a real material system of undistorted kagome lattice has not been found so far. Here we report the frustrated magnetism of a new Ising kagome antiferromagnet, MgCo3(OH)6Cl2, which can be viewed as a Co version of the intensively researched quantum kagome antiferromagnet of Herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2. Experiments of magnetization, heat capacity, μSR, and neutron scattering demonstrated a partially frozen state with persistent spin fluctuations below around T = 2.7 K. The present study has provided a real material system to study the Ising spin behaviors on undistorted kagome lattice.

  16. Antiferromagnetic Domain Wall Motion Driven by Spin-Orbit Torques.

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    Shiino, Takayuki; Oh, Se-Hyeok; Haney, Paul M; Lee, Seo-Won; Go, Gyungchoon; Park, Byong-Guk; Lee, Kyung-Jin

    2016-08-19

    We theoretically investigate the dynamics of antiferromagnetic domain walls driven by spin-orbit torques in antiferromagnet-heavy-metal bilayers. We show that spin-orbit torques drive antiferromagnetic domain walls much faster than ferromagnetic domain walls. As the domain wall velocity approaches the maximum spin-wave group velocity, the domain wall undergoes Lorentz contraction and emits spin waves in the terahertz frequency range. The interplay between spin-orbit torques and the relativistic dynamics of antiferromagnetic domain walls leads to the efficient manipulation of antiferromagnetic spin textures and paves the way for the generation of high frequency signals from antiferromagnets. PMID:27588878

  17. Diffusive magnonic spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.

    2016-02-01

    It has been shown recently that a layer of the antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) NiO can be used to transport spin current between a ferromagnet (FM) and a nonmagnetic metal (NM). In the experiments one uses the microwave-driven ferromagnetic resonance in a FM layer to produce a spin pumped spin current that flows through an AFI layer and reaches a NM layer where it is converted into a charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. Here we present a theory for the spin transport in an AFI that relies on the spin current carried by the diffusion of thermal antiferromagnetic magnons. The theory explains quite well the measured dependence of the voltage in the NM layer on the thickness of the NiO layer.

  18. Effect of antiferromagnetic spin correlations on lattice distortion and charge ordering in Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4

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    Chi, Songxue; Ye, F.; Dai, Pengcheng; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.; Huang, Q.; Lynn, J. W.; Plummer, E. W.; Mathieu, R.; Kaneko, Y.; Tokura, Y.

    2007-01-01

    We use neutron scattering to study the lattice and magnetic structure of the layered half-doped manganite Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4. On cooling from high temperature, the system first becomes charge-and orbital-ordered (CO/OO) near TCO = 300 K and then develops checkerboard-like antiferromagnetic (AF) order below TN = 130 K. At temperatures above TN but below TCO (TNspin correlations suppresses the CO/OO-induced orthorhombic strain, contrasting with other half-doped manganites, where AF order has no observable effect on the lattice distortion. These results suggest that a strong spin-lattice coupling and the competition between AF exchange and CO/OO ordering ultimately determines the low-temperature properties of the system. PMID:17578911

  19. Effect of antiferromagnetic spin correlations on lattice distortion and charge ordering in Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4

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    Chi, Songxue; Ye, Feng; Dai, Pengcheng; Fernandez-Baca, Jaime A; Huang, Q.; Lynn, J. W.; Plummer, E Ward; Mathieu, R.; Kaneko, Y.; Tokura, Y.

    2007-01-01

    We use neutron scattering to study the lattice and magnetic structure of the layered half-doped manganite Pr0.5Ca1.5MnO4. On cooling from high temperature, the system first becomes chargeand orbital-ordered (CO/OO) near TCO = 300 K and then develops checkerboard-like antiferromagnetic (AF) order below TN = 130 K. At temperatures above TN but below TCO (TNspin correlations suppresses the CO/OOinduced orthorhombic strain, contrasting with other half-doped manganites, where AF order has no observable effect on the lattice distortion. These results suggest that a strong spin-lattice coupling and the competition between AF exchange and CO/OO ordering ultimately determines the low-temperature properties of the system.

  20. Dynamics of antiferromagnets driven by spin current

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    Cheng, Ran; Niu, Qian

    2014-02-01

    When a spin-polarized current flows through a ferromagnetic (FM) metal, angular momentum is transferred to the background magnetization via spin-transfer torques. In antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, however, the corresponding problem is unsolved. We derive microscopically the dynamics of an AFM system driven by spin current generated by an attached FM polarizer, and find that the spin current exerts a driving force on the local staggered order parameter. The mechanism does not rely on the conservation of spin angular momentum, nor does it depend on the induced FM moments on top the AFM background. Two examples are studied: (i) A domain wall is accelerated to a terminal velocity by purely adiabatic effect where the Walker's breakdown is avoided. (ii) Spin injection modifies the AFM resonance frequency, and spin current injection triggers spin wave instability of local moments above a threshold.

  1. Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Chains

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    Wang, Lihua; Chung, Sung Gong

    2012-11-01

    A recently developed numerical method, entanglement perturbation theory (EPT), is used to study the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains with z-axis anisotropy λ and magnetic field B. To demonstrate its accuracy, we first apply EPT to the isotropic spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, and find that EPT successfully reproduces the exact Bethe ansatz results for the ground state energy, the local magnetization, and the spin correlation functions (Bethe ansatz result is available for the first seven lattice separations). In particular, EPT confirms for the first time the asymptotic behavior of the spin correlation functions predicted by the conformal field theory, which realizes only for lattice separations larger than 1000. Next, turning on the z-axis anisotropy and the magnetic field, the 2- and 4-spin correlation functions are calculated, and the results are compared with those obtained by bosonization and density matrix renormalization group methods. Finally, for the spin-1 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, the ground state phase diagram in λ space is determined by Roomany--Wyld renormalization group (RG) finite size scaling. The results are in good agreement with those obtained by the level-spectroscopy method.

  2. Excitations in a Four-Leg Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Tube,

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    Garlea, Vasile O; Zheludev, Andrey I; Regnault, L.-P.; Chung, J.-H.; Qiu, Y.; Boehm, Martin; Habicht, Klaus; Meissner, Michael; Fernandez-Baca, Jaime A

    2008-01-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering is used to investigate magnetic excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin-liquid system Cu2Cl4 D8C4SO2. Contrary to previously conjectured models that relied on bond-alternating nearest-neighbor interactions in the spin chains, the dominant interactions are actually next-nearest-neighbor in-chain antiferromagnetic couplings. The appropriate Heisenberg Hamiltonian is equivalent to that of a S 1=2 4-leg spin-tube with almost perfect one dimensionality and no bond alternation. A partial geometric frustration of rung interactions induces a small incommensurability of short-range spin correlations.

  3. Excitations in a four-leg antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin tube

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    Garlea, Vasile O; Zheludev, Andrey I; Regnault, L.-P.; Chung, J.-H.; Qiu, Y.; Boehm, Martin; Habicht, Klaus; Meissner, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering is used to investigate magnetic excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin-liquid system Cu$_2$Cl$_{4}\\cdot$ D$_8$C$_4$SO$_2$. Contrary to previously conjectured models that relied on bond-alternating nearest neighbor interactions in the spin chains, the dominant interactions are actually next-nearest-neighbor in-chain antiferromagnetic couplings. The appropriate Heisenberg Hamiltonian is equivalent to that of a $S=1/2$ 4-leg spin-tube with almost perfect one dimensionality and no bond alternation. A partial geometric frustration of rung interactions induces a small incommensurability of short-range spin correlations.

  4. Coexistence of antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic spin correlations in SrCo2As2 revealed by 59Co and 75As NMR

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    Wiecki, P.; Ogloblichev, V.; Pandey, Abhishek; Johnston, D. C.; Furukawa, Y.

    2015-06-15

    In nonsuperconducting, metallic paramagnetic SrCo2As2, inelastic neutron scattering measurements have revealed strong stripe-type q=(π,0) antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin correlations. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements on 59Co and 75As nuclei, we demonstrate that stronger ferromagnetic (FM) spin correlations coexist in SrCo2As2. Our NMR data are consistent with density functional theory (DFT) calculations which show enhancements at both q=(π,0) and the in-plane FM q=0 wave vectors in static magnetic susceptibility χ(q). We suggest that the strong FM fluctuations prevent superconductivity in SrCo2As2, despite the presence of stripe-type AFM fluctuations. Since DFT calculations have consistently revealed similar enhancements of the χ(q) at bothmore » q=(π,0) and q=0 in the iron-based superconductors and parent compounds, our observation of FM correlations in SrCo2As2 calls for detailed studies of FM correlations in the iron-based superconductors.« less

  5. Spin Transport in Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Insulators

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    Su, Shanshan; Yin, Gen; Liu, Yizhou; Zang, Jiadong; Barlas, Yafis; Lake, Roger

    Recently, experiments of spin pumping have been done for system with antiferromagnetic oxides (AFMOs) as a spacer between YIG and Pt. Observation of spin transport through the AFMO and the enhancement of spin pumping signal in the system due to the insertion of AFMO have been reported. In this research, we model the spin transport in Pt/YIG/Pt and Pt/YIG/AFMO/Pt heterostructures using the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equations coupled with the non-equilibrium Green's function equations. We show that a pure spin current generated at the first Rashba SOC electrode is carried by magnon through YIG, which can be converted back to spin pumping signal at the second electrode. The spin dynamical details at the heterostructure can determine the transport efficiency. The effect of different magnetization orientations and finite temperatures will be addressed. This work was supported by the SHINES under Award # SC0012670.

  6. Terahertz Antiferromagnetic Spin Hall Nano-Oscillator

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    Cheng, Ran; Xiao, Di; Brataas, Arne

    2016-05-01

    We consider the current-induced dynamics of insulating antiferromagnets in a spin Hall geometry. Sufficiently large in-plane currents perpendicular to the Néel order trigger spontaneous oscillations at frequencies between the acoustic and the optical eigenmodes. The direction of the driving current determines the chirality of the excitation. When the current exceeds a threshold, the combined effect of spin pumping and current-induced torques introduces a dynamic feedback that sustains steady-state oscillations with amplitudes controllable via the applied current. The ac voltage output is calculated numerically as a function of the dc current input for different feedback strengths. Our findings open a route towards terahertz antiferromagnetic spin-torque oscillators.

  7. Terahertz Antiferromagnetic Spin Hall Nano-Oscillator.

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    Cheng, Ran; Xiao, Di; Brataas, Arne

    2016-05-20

    We consider the current-induced dynamics of insulating antiferromagnets in a spin Hall geometry. Sufficiently large in-plane currents perpendicular to the Néel order trigger spontaneous oscillations at frequencies between the acoustic and the optical eigenmodes. The direction of the driving current determines the chirality of the excitation. When the current exceeds a threshold, the combined effect of spin pumping and current-induced torques introduces a dynamic feedback that sustains steady-state oscillations with amplitudes controllable via the applied current. The ac voltage output is calculated numerically as a function of the dc current input for different feedback strengths. Our findings open a route towards terahertz antiferromagnetic spin-torque oscillators. PMID:27258884

  8. Transformation of spin current by antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Khymyn, Roman; Lisenkov, Ivan; Tiberkevich, Vasil S.; Slavin, Andrei N.; Ivanov, Boris A.

    2016-06-01

    It is demonstrated theoretically that a thin layer of an anisotropic antiferromagnetic (AFM) insulator can effectively conduct spin current through the excitation of a pair of evanescent AFM spin wave modes. The spin current flowing through the AFM is not conserved due to the interaction between the excited AFM modes and the AFM lattice and, depending on the excitation conditions, can be either attenuated or enhanced. When the phase difference between the excited evanescent modes is close to π /2 , there is an optimum AFM thickness for which the output spin current reaches a maximum, which can significantly exceed the magnitude of the input spin current. The spin current transfer through the AFM depends on the ambient temperature and increases substantially when temperature approaches the Néel temperature of the AFM layer.

  9. Antiferromagnetic spin correlations and pseudogaplike behavior in Ca(Fe1-xCox)2As2 studied by 75As nuclear magnetic resonance and anisotropic resistivity

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    Cui, J.; Roy, B.; Tanatar, M. A.; Ran, S.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Prozorov, R.; Canfield, P. C.; Furukawa, Y.

    2015-11-06

    We report 75As nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of single-crystalline Ca(Fe1–xCox)2As2 (x=0.023, 0.028, 0.033, and 0.059) annealed at 350°C for 7 days. From the observation of a characteristic shape of 75As NMR spectra in the stripe-type antiferromagnetic (AFM) state, as in the case of x=0 (TN=170 K), clear evidence for the commensurate AFM phase transition with the concomitant structural phase transition is observed in x=0.023 (TN=106 K) and x=0.028 (TN=53 K). Through the temperature dependence of the Knight shifts and the nuclear spin lattice relaxation rates (1/T1), although stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations are realized in the paramagnetic state as inmore » the case of other iron pnictide superconductors, we found a gradual decrease of the AFM spin fluctuations below a crossover temperature T* that was nearly independent of Co-substitution concentration, and it is attributed to a pseudogaplike behavior in the spin excitation spectra of these systems. The T* feature finds correlation with features in the temperature-dependent interplane resistivity, ρc(T), but not with the in-plane resistivity ρa(T). The temperature evolution of anisotropic stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations is tracked in the paramagnetic and pseudogap phases by the 1/T1 data measured under magnetic fields parallel and perpendicular to the c axis. As a result, based on our NMR data, we have added a pseudogaplike phase to the magnetic and electronic phase diagram of Ca(Fe1–xCox)2As2.« less

  10. Antiferromagnetic spin correlations and pseudogaplike behavior in Ca (Fe1-xCox) 2As2 studied by 75As nuclear magnetic resonance and anisotropic resistivity

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    Cui, J.; Roy, B.; Tanatar, M. A.; Ran, S.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Prozorov, R.; Canfield, P. C.; Furukawa, Y.

    2015-11-01

    We report 75As nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of single-crystalline Ca (Fe1-xCox) 2As2 (x =0.023 , 0.028, 0.033, and 0.059) annealed at 350 °C for 7 days. From the observation of a characteristic shape of 75As NMR spectra in the stripe-type antiferromagnetic (AFM) state, as in the case of x =0 (TN=170 K), clear evidence for the commensurate AFM phase transition with the concomitant structural phase transition is observed in x =0.023 (TN=106 K) and x =0.028 (TN=53 K). Through the temperature dependence of the Knight shifts and the nuclear spin lattice relaxation rates (1 /T1 ), although stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations are realized in the paramagnetic state as in the case of other iron pnictide superconductors, we found a gradual decrease of the AFM spin fluctuations below a crossover temperature T* that was nearly independent of Co-substitution concentration, and it is attributed to a pseudogaplike behavior in the spin excitation spectra of these systems. The T* feature finds correlation with features in the temperature-dependent interplane resistivity, ρc(T ) , but not with the in-plane resistivity ρa(T ) . The temperature evolution of anisotropic stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations is tracked in the paramagnetic and pseudogap phases by the 1 /T1 data measured under magnetic fields parallel and perpendicular to the c axis. Based on our NMR data, we have added a pseudogaplike phase to the magnetic and electronic phase diagram of Ca (Fe1-xCox) 2As2 .

  11. Indirect control of antiferromagnetic domain walls with spin current.

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    Wieser, R; Vedmedenko, E Y; Wiesendanger, R

    2011-02-11

    The indirect controlled displacement of an antiferromagnetic domain wall by a spin current is studied by Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert spin dynamics. The antiferromagnetic domain wall can be shifted both by a spin-polarized tunnel current of a scanning tunneling microscope or by a current driven ferromagnetic domain wall in an exchange coupled antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic layer system. The indirect control of antiferromagnetic domain walls opens up a new and promising direction for future spin device applications based on antiferromagnetic materials. PMID:21405493

  12. Spin pumping and spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnet

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    Niu, Qian

    2015-03-01

    Spin pumping and spin-transfer torques are key elements of coupled dynamics of magnetization and conduction electron spin, which have been widely studied in various ferromagnetic materials. Recent progress in spintronics suggests that a spin current can significantly affects the behavior of an antiferromagnetic material, and the electron motion become adiabatic when the staggered field varies sufficiently slowly. However, pumping from antiferromagnets and its relation to current-induced torques is yet unclear. In a recent study, we have solved this puzzle analytically by calculating how electrons scatter off a normal metal-antiferromagnetic interface. The pumped spin and staggered spin currents are derived in terms of the staggered field, the magnetization, and their rates of change. We find that for both compensated and uncompensated interfaces, spin pumping is of a similar magnitude as in ferromagnets; the direction of spin pumping is controlled by the polarization of the driving microwave. Via the Onsager reciprocity relations, the current-induced torques are also derived, the salient feature of which is illustrated by a terahertz nano-oscillator. In collaboration with Ran Cheng, Jiang Xiao, and A. Brataas.

  13. Spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulator detected by spin pumping

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    Cao, Wei; Li, Yi; Bailey, William

    Spin transport in antiferromagnetic insulators has drawn attention recently. Prior work has been done on the spin diffusion length of different antiferromagnetic materials via inverse spin hall effect. In this work, we measure the spin pumping of Py/Cu/CoO to characterize the absorption of spin current in the CoO layer. The series of Py/Cu/CoO (t) with changing the thickness of CoO layer indicates that there is a Gilbert damping enhancement of 0.001 in saturation at about 2 nm at room temperature. The spin mixing conductance obtained from this experimental series and from Py (t)/Cu/CoO series is 2.4 nm-2 and 3.2 nm-2 , respectively. We also measured the spin pumping of the Py/Cu/CoO sample at low temperatures. The Gilbert damping exhibits a positive peak at about 280 K, which is close to the Néel temperature of CoO. Our work shows a finite spin mixing conductance in Py/Cu/CoO and the spin diffusion length of CoO is quite small at room temperature. We also find that its Gilbert damping reaches its maximum value at Néel temperature.

  14. Spin-wave multiple excitations in nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Hou, Zhuofei; Landau, David P; Stocks, George Malcolm; Brown, G.

    2015-01-01

    Monte Carlo and spin dynamics techniques have been used to perform large-scale simulations of the dynamic behavior of a nanoscale, classical, Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple-cubic latticewith linear sizesL 40 at a temperature below the N eel temperature. Nanoparticles are modeled with completely free boundary conditions, i.e., six free surfaces, and nanofilms are modeled with two free surfaces in the spatial z direction and periodic boundaries parallel to the surfaces in the xy direction, which are compared to the infinite system with periodic boundary conditions. The temporal evolutions of spin configurations were determined numerically from coupled equations of motion formore » individual spins using a fast spin dynamics algorithm with the fourth-order Suzuki-Trotter decomposition of exponential operators, with initial spin configurations generated by Monte Carlo simulations. The local dynamic structure factor S(q, ) was calculated from the local space- and time-displaced spin-spin correlation function. Multiple excitation peaks for wave vectors within the first Brillouin zone appear in the spin-wave spectra of the transverse component of dynamic structure factor ST (q, ) in the nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet, which are lacking if periodic boundary conditions are used. With the assumption of q-space spin-wave reflections with broken momentum conservation due to free-surface confinements, we successfully explained those spectra quantitatively in the linear dispersion region. Meanwhile, we also observed two unexpected quantized spin-wave excitation modes in the spatial z direction in nanofilms for ST (q, ) not expected in bulk systems. The results of this study indicate the presence of unexpected forms of spin-wave excitation behavior that have yet to be observed experimentally but could be directly tested through neutron scattering experiments on nanoscale RbMnF3 particles or films.« less

  15. Spin-wave multiple excitations in nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Hou, Zhuofei; Landau, David P; Stocks, George Malcolm; Brown, G.

    2015-01-01

    Monte Carlo and spin dynamics techniques have been used to perform large-scale simulations of the dynamic behavior of a nanoscale, classical, Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple-cubic latticewith linear sizesL 40 at a temperature below the N eel temperature. Nanoparticles are modeled with completely free boundary conditions, i.e., six free surfaces, and nanofilms are modeled with two free surfaces in the spatial z direction and periodic boundaries parallel to the surfaces in the xy direction, which are compared to the infinite system with periodic boundary conditions. The temporal evolutions of spin configurations were determined numerically from coupled equations of motion for individual spins using a fast spin dynamics algorithm with the fourth-order Suzuki-Trotter decomposition of exponential operators, with initial spin configurations generated by Monte Carlo simulations. The local dynamic structure factor S(q, ) was calculated from the local space- and time-displaced spin-spin correlation function. Multiple excitation peaks for wave vectors within the first Brillouin zone appear in the spin-wave spectra of the transverse component of dynamic structure factor ST (q, ) in the nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet, which are lacking if periodic boundary conditions are used. With the assumption of q-space spin-wave reflections with broken momentum conservation due to free-surface confinements, we successfully explained those spectra quantitatively in the linear dispersion region. Meanwhile, we also observed two unexpected quantized spin-wave excitation modes in the spatial z direction in nanofilms for ST (q, ) not expected in bulk systems. The results of this study indicate the presence of unexpected forms of spin-wave excitation behavior that have yet to be observed experimentally but could be directly tested through neutron scattering experiments on nanoscale RbMnF3 particles or films.

  16. Spin-wave multiple excitations in nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Hou, Zhuofei; Landau, D. P.; Stocks, G. M.; Brown, G.

    2015-02-01

    Monte Carlo and spin dynamics techniques have been used to perform large-scale simulations of the dynamic behavior of a nanoscale, classical, Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple-cubic lattice with linear sizes L ⩽40 at a temperature below the Néel temperature. Nanoparticles are modeled with completely free boundary conditions, i.e., six free surfaces, and nanofilms are modeled with two free surfaces in the spatial z direction and periodic boundaries parallel to the surfaces in the x y direction, which are compared to the "infinite" system with periodic boundary conditions. The temporal evolutions of spin configurations were determined numerically from coupled equations of motion for individual spins using a fast spin dynamics algorithm with the fourth-order Suzuki-Trotter decomposition of exponential operators, with initial spin configurations generated by Monte Carlo simulations. The local dynamic structure factor S (q ,ω ) was calculated from the local space- and time-displaced spin-spin correlation function. Multiple excitation peaks for wave vectors within the first Brillouin zone appear in the spin-wave spectra of the transverse component of dynamic structure factor ST(q ,ω ) in the nanoscale classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet, which are lacking if periodic boundary conditions are used. With the assumption of q -space spin-wave reflections with broken momentum conservation due to free-surface confinements, we successfully explained those spectra quantitatively in the linear dispersion region. Meanwhile, we also observed two unexpected quantized spin-wave excitation modes in the spatial z direction in nanofilms for ST(q ,ω ) not expected in bulk systems. The results of this study indicate the presence of unexpected forms of spin-wave excitation behavior that have yet to be observed experimentally but could be directly tested through neutron scattering experiments on nanoscale RbMnF3 particles or films.

  17. Spin Seebeck effect through antiferromagnetic NiO

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    Prakash, Arati; Brangham, Jack; Yang, Fengyuan; Heremans, Joseph P.

    2016-07-01

    We report temperature-dependent spin Seebeck measurements on Pt/YIG bilayers and Pt/NiO/YIG trilayers, where YIG (yttrium iron garnet, Y3F e5O12 ) is an insulating ferrimagnet and NiO is an antiferromagnet at low temperatures. The thickness of the NiO layer is varied from 0 to 10 nm. In the Pt/YIG bilayers, the temperature gradient applied to the YIG stimulates dynamic spin injection into the Pt, which generates an inverse spin Hall voltage in the Pt. The presence of a NiO layer dampens the spin injection exponentially with a decay length of 2 ± 0.6 nm at 180 K. The decay length increases with temperature and shows a maximum of 5.5 ± 0.8 nm at 360 K. The temperature dependence of the amplitude of the spin Seebeck signal without NiO shows a broad maximum of 6.5 ± 0.5 μV/K at 20 K. In the presence of NiO, the maximum shifts sharply to higher temperatures, likely correlated to the increase in decay length. This implies that NiO is most transparent to magnon propagation near the paramagnet-antiferromagnet transition. We do not see the enhancement in spin current driven into Pt reported in other papers when 1-2 nm NiO layers are sandwiched between Pt and YIG.

  18. All electrical manipulation of magnetization dynamics in a ferromagnet by antiferromagnets with anisotropic spin Hall effects.

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    Zhang, Wei; Jungfleisch, Matthias B.; Freimuth, Frank; Jiang, Wanjun; Sklenar, Joseph; Pearson, John E.; Ketterson, John B.; Mokrousov, Yuri; Hoffmann, Axel

    2015-10-06

    We investigate spin-orbit torques of metallic CuAu-I-type antiferromagnets using spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance tuned by a dc-bias current. The observed spin torques predominantly arise from diffusive transport of spin current generated by the spin Hall effect. We find a growth-orientation dependence of the spin torques by studying epitaxial samples, which may be correlated to the anisotropy of the spin Hall effect. The observed anisotropy is consistent with first-principles calculations on the intrinsic spin Hall effect. Our work suggests large tunable spin-orbit effects in magnetically-ordered materials.

  19. Thermal Generation of Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet.

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    Seki, S; Ideue, T; Kubota, M; Kozuka, Y; Takagi, R; Nakamura, M; Kaneko, Y; Kawasaki, M; Tokura, Y

    2015-12-31

    The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect has been investigated for a uniaxial antiferromagnetic insulator Cr(2)O(3), characterized by a spin-flop transition under magnetic field along the c axis. We have found that a temperature gradient applied normal to the Cr(2)O(3)/Pt interface induces inverse spin Hall voltage of spin-current origin in Pt, whose magnitude turns out to be always proportional to magnetization in Cr(2)O(3). The possible contribution of the anomalous Nernst effect is confirmed to be negligibly small. The above results establish that an antiferromagnetic spin wave can be an effective carrier of spin current. PMID:26765011

  20. A transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration

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    Kaneyoshi, T.

    2015-10-01

    The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising bilayer film with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are studied by the uses of the effective-field theory (EFT) with correlations, in order to clarify whether the appearance of a compensation point is possible below the transition temperature in the system. From these investigations, we have found a lot of characteristic phenomena in these properties, when the value of an interlayer coupling takes a large value, such as the reentrant phenomenon free from the disorder-induced frustration and the novel types of magnetization curve with a compensation point.

  1. Formation and Dynamics of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Tunable Optical Lattices.

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    Greif, Daniel; Jotzu, Gregor; Messer, Michael; Desbuquois, Rémi; Esslinger, Tilman

    2015-12-31

    We report on the observation of antiferromagnetic correlations of ultracold fermions in a variety of optical lattice geometries that are well described by the Hubbard model, including dimers, 1D chains, ladders, isolated and coupled honeycomb planes, as well as square and cubic lattices. The dependence of the strength of spin correlations on the specific geometry is experimentally studied by measuring the correlations along different lattice tunneling links, where a redistribution of correlations between the different lattice links is observed. By measuring the correlations in a crossover between distinct geometries, we demonstrate an effective reduction of the dimensionality for our atom numbers and temperatures. We also investigate the formation and redistribution time of spin correlations by dynamically changing the lattice geometry and studying the time evolution of the system. Time scales ranging from a sudden quench of the lattice geometry to an adiabatic evolution are probed. PMID:26764974

  2. Antiferromagnetic Spin-S Chains with Exactly Dimerized Ground States

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    Michaud, Frédéric; Vernay, François; Manmana, Salvatore R.; Mila, Frédéric

    2012-03-01

    We show that spin S Heisenberg spin chains with an additional three-body interaction of the form (Si-1·Si)(Si·Si+1)+H.c. possess fully dimerized ground states if the ratio of the three-body interaction to the bilinear one is equal to 1/[4S(S+1)-2]. This result generalizes the Majumdar-Ghosh point of the J1-J2 chain, to which the present model reduces for S=1/2. For S=1, we use the density matrix renormalization group method to show that the transition between the Haldane and the dimerized phases is continuous with a central charge c=3/2. Finally, we show that such a three-body interaction appears naturally in a strong-coupling expansion of the Hubbard model, and we discuss the consequences for the dimerization of actual antiferromagnetic chains.

  3. Detection of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in the Fermi-Hubbard Model

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    Hulet, Randall

    2014-05-01

    The Hubbard model, consisting of a cubic lattice with on-site interactions and kinetic energy arising from tunneling to nearest neighbors is a ``standard model'' of strongly correlated many-body physics, and it may also contain the essential ingredients of high-temperature superconductivity. While the Hamiltonian has only two terms it cannot be numerically solved for arbitrary density of spin-1/2 fermions due to exponential growth in the basis size. At a density of one spin-1/2 particle per site, however, the Hubbard model is known to exhibit antiferromagnetism at temperatures below the Néel temperature TN, a property shared by most of the undoped parent compounds of high-Tc superconductors. The realization of antiferromagnetism in a 3D optical lattice with atomic fermions has been impeded by the inability to attain sufficiently low temperatures. We have developed a method to perform evaporative cooling in a 3D cubic lattice by compensating the confinement envelope of the infrared optical lattice beams with blue-detuned laser beams. Evaporation can be controlled by the intensity of these non-retroreflected compensating beams. We observe significantly lower temperatures of a two-spin component gas of 6Li atoms in the lattice using this method. The cooling enables us to detect the development of short-range antiferromagnetic correlations using spin-sensitive Bragg scattering of light. Comparison with quantum Monte Carlo constrains the temperature in the lattice to 2-3 TN. We will discuss the prospects of attaining even lower temperatures with this method. Supported by DARPA/ARO, ONR, and NSF.

  4. Low frequency spin dynamics in a quantum Hall canted antiferromagnet

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    Muraki, Koji

    2007-03-01

    In quantum Hall (QH) systems, Coulomb interactions combined with the macroscopic degeneracy of Landau levels (LLs) drive the electron system into strongly correlated phases as illustrated by the series of fractional QH effects and may also lead to various forms of broken symmetry dictated by the LL filing factor ν. When two layers of such electron systems are closely separated by a thin tunnel barrier, the addition of interlayer interactions and the layer degree of freedom brings about even richer electronic phases, opening up possibilities for different classes of symmetry breaking. In particular, at total filling factor νT = 2, where the two of the four lowest LLs split by the Zeeman and interlayer tunnel couplings are occupied, the competing degrees of freedom due to the layer and spin are predicted to lead to rich magnetic phases. Here we present results of resistively detected nuclear spin relaxation measurements in closely separated electron systems that reveal strong low-frequency spin fluctuations in the QH regime at νT = 2 [1]. As the temperature is decreased, the spin fluctuations, manifested by a sharp enhancement of the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1, continue to grow down to the lowest temperature of 66 mK. The observed divergent behavior of 1/T1 signals a gapless spin excitation mode (i.e., a Goldstone mode) and is a hallmark of the theoretically predicted canted antiferromagnetic order. Our data demonstrate the realization of a two-dimensional system with broken planar spin rotational symmetry, in which fluctuations do not freeze out when approaching the zero temperature limit. [1] N. Kumada, K. Muraki, and Y. Hirayama, Science 313, 329 (2006).

  5. Magnetization damping in noncollinear spin valves with antiferromagnetic interlayer couplings

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    Chiba, Takahiro; Bauer, Gerrit E. W.; Takahashi, Saburo

    2015-08-01

    We study the magnetic damping in the simplest of synthetic antiferromagnets, i.e., antiferromagnetically exchange-coupled spin valves, in the presence of applied magnetic fields that enforce noncolliear magnetic configurations. We formulate the dynamic exchange of spin currents in a noncollinear texture based on the spin-diffusion theory with quantum mechanical boundary conditions at the ferrromagnet/normal-metal interfaces and derive the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equations coupled by the interlayer static and dynamic exchange interactions. We predict noncollinearity-induced additional damping that is modulated by an applied magnetic field. We compare theoretical results with published experiments.

  6. Ultrafast band engineering and transient spin currents in antiferromagnetic oxides

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    Gu, Mingqiang; Rondinelli, James M.

    2016-04-29

    Here, we report a dynamic structure and band engineering strategy with experimental protocols to induce indirect-to-direct band gap transitions and coherently oscillating pure spin-currents in three-dimensional antiferromagnets (AFM) using selective phononic excitations. In the Mott insulator LaTiO3, we show that a photo-induced nonequilibrium phonon mode amplitude destroys the spin and orbitally degenerate ground state, reduces the band gap by 160 meV and renormalizes the carrier masses. The time scale of this process is a few hundreds of femtoseconds. Then in the hole-doped correlated metallic titanate, we show how pure spin-currents can be achieved to yield spin-polarizations exceeding those observed inmore » classic semiconductors. Last, we demonstrate the generality of the approach by applying it to the non-orbitally degenerate AFM CaMnO3. These results advance our understanding of electron-lattice interactions in structures out-of-equilibrium and establish a rational framework for designing dynamic phases that may be exploited in ultrafast optoelectronic and optospintronic devices.« less

  7. Ultrafast Band Engineering and Transient Spin Currents in Antiferromagnetic Oxides

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    Gu, Mingqiang; Rondinelli, James M.

    2016-01-01

    We report a dynamic structure and band engineering strategy with experimental protocols to induce indirect-to-direct band gap transitions and coherently oscillating pure spin-currents in three-dimensional antiferromagnets (AFM) using selective phononic excitations. In the Mott insulator LaTiO3, we show that a photo-induced nonequilibrium phonon mode amplitude destroys the spin and orbitally degenerate ground state, reduces the band gap by 160 meV and renormalizes the carrier masses. The time scale of this process is a few hundreds of femtoseconds. Then in the hole-doped correlated metallic titanate, we show how pure spin-currents can be achieved to yield spin-polarizations exceeding those observed in classic semiconductors. Last, we demonstrate the generality of the approach by applying it to the non-orbitally degenerate AFM CaMnO3. These results advance our understanding of electron-lattice interactions in structures out-of-equilibrium and establish a rational framework for designing dynamic phases that may be exploited in ultrafast optoelectronic and optospintronic devices. PMID:27126354

  8. Ultrafast Band Engineering and Transient Spin Currents in Antiferromagnetic Oxides

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    Gu, Mingqiang; Rondinelli, James M.

    2016-04-01

    We report a dynamic structure and band engineering strategy with experimental protocols to induce indirect-to-direct band gap transitions and coherently oscillating pure spin-currents in three-dimensional antiferromagnets (AFM) using selective phononic excitations. In the Mott insulator LaTiO3, we show that a photo-induced nonequilibrium phonon mode amplitude destroys the spin and orbitally degenerate ground state, reduces the band gap by 160 meV and renormalizes the carrier masses. The time scale of this process is a few hundreds of femtoseconds. Then in the hole-doped correlated metallic titanate, we show how pure spin-currents can be achieved to yield spin-polarizations exceeding those observed in classic semiconductors. Last, we demonstrate the generality of the approach by applying it to the non-orbitally degenerate AFM CaMnO3. These results advance our understanding of electron-lattice interactions in structures out-of-equilibrium and establish a rational framework for designing dynamic phases that may be exploited in ultrafast optoelectronic and optospintronic devices.

  9. A quadrangular transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration

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    Kaneyoshi, T.

    2015-11-01

    The phase diagrams and the temperature dependences of magnetizations in a transverse Ising nanowire with an antiferromagnetic spin configuration are investigated by the use of the effective-field theory with correlations (EFT) and the core-shell concept. Many characteristic and unexpected behaviors are found for them, especially for thermal variation of total magnetization mT. The reentrant phenomenon induced by a transverse field in the core, the appearance of a compensation point, the non-monotonic variation with a compensation point, the reentrant phenomena with a compensation point and the existence of both a broad maximum and a compensation point have been found in the thermal variations of mT.

  10. Smeared spin-flop transition in random antiferromagnetic Ising chain

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    Timonin, P. N.

    2012-12-15

    At T = 0 and in a sufficiently large field, the nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic Ising chain undergoes a first-order spin-flop transition into the ferromagnetic phase. We consider its smearing under the random-bond disorder such that all independent random bonds are antiferromagnetic (AF). It is shown that the ground-state thermodynamics of this random AF chain can be described exactly for an arbitrary distribution P(J) of AF bonds. Moreover, the site magnetizations of finite chains can be found analytically in this model. We consider a continuous P(J) that is zero above some -J{sub 1} and behaves near it as (-J{sub 1}-J){sup {lambda}}, {lambda} > -1. In this case, the ferromagnetic phase emerges continuously in a field H > H{sub c} = 2J{sub 1}. At 0 > {lambda} > -1, it has the usual second-order anomalies near H{sub c} with the critical indices obeying the scaling relation and depending on {lambda}. At {lambda} > 0, higher-order transitions occur (third, fourth, etc.), marked by a divergence of the corresponding nonlinear susceptibilities. In the chains with an even number of spins, the intermediate 'bow-tie' phase with linearly modulated AF order exists between the AF and ferromagnetic phases at J{sub 1} < H < H{sub c}. Its origin can be traced to the infinite correlation length of the degenerate AF phase from which it emerges. This implies the existence of similar inhomogeneous phases with size- and form-dependent order in a number of other systems with infinite correlation length. The possibility to observe the signs of the 'bow-tie' phase in low-T neutron diffraction experiments is discussed.

  11. Strong correlation induced charge localization in antiferromagnets

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    Zhu, Zheng; Jiang, Hong-Chen; Qi, Yang; Tian, Chushun; Weng, Zheng-Yu

    2013-01-01

    The fate of a hole injected in an antiferromagnet is an outstanding issue of strongly correlated physics. It provides important insights into doped Mott insulators closely related to high-temperature superconductivity. Here, we report a systematic numerical study of t-J ladder systems based on the density matrix renormalization group. It reveals a surprising result for the single hole's motion in an otherwise well-understood undoped system. Specifically, we find that the common belief of quasiparticle picture is invalidated by the self-localization of the doped hole. In contrast to Anderson localization caused by disorders, the charge localization discovered here is an entirely new phenomenon purely of strong correlation origin. It results from destructive quantum interference of novel signs picked up by the hole, and since the same effect is of a generic feature of doped Mott physics, our findings unveil a new paradigm which may go beyond the single hole doped system. PMID:24002668

  12. Mechanisms for spin supersolidity in S=(1/2) spin-dimer antiferromagnets

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    Picon, J.-D.; Albuquerque, A. F.; Schmidt, K. P.; Laflorencie, N.; Troyer, M.; Mila, F.

    2008-11-01

    Using perturbative expansions and the contractor renormalization (CORE) algorithm, we obtain effective hard-core bosonic Hamiltonians describing the low-energy physics of S=1/2 spin-dimer antiferromagnets known to display supersolid phases under an applied magnetic field. The resulting effective models are investigated by means of mean-field analysis and quantum Monte Carlo simulations. A 'leapfrog mechanism,' through means of which extra singlets delocalize in a checkerboard-solid environment via correlated hoppings, is unveiled that accounts for the supersolid behavior.

  13. Spin-orbit coupling induced anisotropy effects in bimetallic antiferromagnets: A route towards antiferromagnetic spintronics

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    Shick, A. B.; Khmelevskyi, S.; Mryasov, O. N.; Wunderlich, J.; Jungwirth, T.

    2010-06-01

    Magnetic anisotropy phenomena in bimetallic antiferromagnets Mn2Au and MnIr are studied by first-principles density-functional theory calculations. We find strong and lattice-parameter-dependent magnetic anisotropies of the ground-state energy, chemical potential, and density of states, and attribute these anisotropies to combined effects of large moment on the Mn3d shell and large spin-orbit coupling on the 5d shell of the noble metal. Large magnitudes of the proposed effects can open a route towards spintronics in compensated antiferromagnets without involving ferromagnetic elements.

  14. Coexistence of antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic spin correlations in SrCo2As2 revealed by 59Co and 75As NMR

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    Wiecki, P.; Ogloblichev, V.; Pandey, Abhishek; Johnston, D. C.; Furukawa, Y.

    2015-06-15

    In nonsuperconducting, metallic paramagnetic SrCo2As2, inelastic neutron scattering measurements have revealed strong stripe-type q=(π,0) antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin correlations. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements on 59Co and 75As nuclei, we demonstrate that stronger ferromagnetic (FM) spin correlations coexist in SrCo2As2. Our NMR data are consistent with density functional theory (DFT) calculations which show enhancements at both q=(π,0) and the in-plane FM q=0 wave vectors in static magnetic susceptibility χ(q). We suggest that the strong FM fluctuations prevent superconductivity in SrCo2As2, despite the presence of stripe-type AFM fluctuations. Since DFT calculations have consistently revealed similar enhancements of the χ(q) at both q=(π,0) and q=0 in the iron-based superconductors and parent compounds, our observation of FM correlations in SrCo2As2 calls for detailed studies of FM correlations in the iron-based superconductors.

  15. Spin-orbit torques in ferromagnets and antiferromagnets

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    Gao, Huawei

    Spintronics is a sub-field of condensed matter physics which explores the physics of electrons involving both their charge and spin, with an emphasis on the active manipulation of the spin degree of freedom in solid state systems. In spin-based memory and storage devices, information ( 0 or 1) is stored based on the magnetization orientation in ferromagnets or layered magnetic structures. We study the utilization of spin-orbit torques in ferromagnets and antiferromagnets as an effective ways of magnetization switching in these nonvolatile memory devices. The method we use is linear response theory and numerical simulation. Our results show that the spin-orbit torques are effective approaches of manipulating magnetization in both ferromagnets and antiferromagnets, which can be used in the future memory device applications. In ferromagnets, we start from a simple two dimensional electron gas ferromagnetic model with Rashba spin-orbit coupling to study the different components of spin-orbit torques and the parameter dependence. The results show the existence of these torques. Then, we study these torques in a realistic material, GaMnAs, with a complex band structure. We confirm that these torques have the same parameter dependence in GaMnAs and the simple two dimensional model. The complex band structure changes the magnitudes of the effective fields and shows more features in the results which unveils the competition between band structure and spin-orbit coupling. In antiferromagnets, by studying the spin-orbit torques in the two dimensional antiferromagneic model and the realistic material Mn2Au, we predict that a lateral electric current in antiferromagnets can induce non-equilibrium Neel-order fields, i.e., fields whose sign alternates between the spin sub lattices, which can trigger ultrafast spin-axis reorientation. Due to the two dimensional nature, the spin-orbit torques can have large magnitudes if we tune the Fermi energy to a certain level. We then extend

  16. Muon Spin Relaxation Evidence for the U(1) Quantum Spin-Liquid Ground State in the Triangular Antiferromagnet YbMgGaO_{4}.

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    Li, Yuesheng; Adroja, Devashibhai; Biswas, Pabitra K; Baker, Peter J; Zhang, Qian; Liu, Juanjuan; Tsirlin, Alexander A; Gegenwart, Philipp; Zhang, Qingming

    2016-08-26

    Muon spin relaxation (μSR) experiments on single crystals of the structurally perfect triangular antiferromagnet YbMgGaO_{4} indicate the absence of both static long-range magnetic order and spin freezing down to 0.048 K in a zero field. Below 0.4 K, the μ^{+} spin relaxation rates, which are proportional to the dynamic correlation function of the Yb^{3+} spins, exhibit temperature-independent plateaus. All these μSR results unequivocally support the formation of a gapless U(1) quantum spin liquid ground state in the triangular antiferromagnet YbMgGaO_{4}. PMID:27610879

  17. Strong spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnet PtMn

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    Ou, Yongxi; Shi, Shengjie; Ralph, D. C.; Buhrman, R. A.

    2016-06-01

    Effectively manipulating magnetism in ferromagnet (FM) thin-film nanostructures with an in-plane current has become feasible since the determination of a "giant" spin Hall effect (SHE) in certain heavy metal/FM systems. Recently, both theoretical and experimental reports indicate that metallic antiferromagnet materials can have both a large anomalous Hall effect and a strong SHE. Here we report a systematic study of the SHE in PtMn with several PtMn/FM systems. By using interface engineering to reduce the "spin memory loss" we obtain, in the best instance, a spin-torque efficiency ξDLPtMn≡TintθSHPtMn≃0.24 , where Tint is the effective interface spin transparency. This is more than twice the previously reported spin-torque efficiency for PtMn. We also find that the apparent spin diffusion length in PtMn is surprisingly long, λsPtMn≈2.3 nm .

  18. Enhancement of Thermally Injected Spin Current through an Antiferromagnetic Insulator.

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    Lin, Weiwei; Chen, Kai; Zhang, Shufeng; Chien, C L

    2016-05-01

    We report a large enhancement of thermally injected spin current in normal metal (NM)/antiferromagnet (AF)/yttrium iron garnet (YIG), where a thin AF insulating layer of NiO or CoO can enhance the spin current from YIG to a NM by up to a factor of 10. The spin current enhancement in NM/AF/YIG, with a pronounced maximum near the Néel temperature of the thin AF layer, has been found to scale linearly with the spin-mixing conductance at the NM/YIG interface for NM=3d, 4d, and 5d metals. Calculations of spin current enhancement and spin mixing conductance are qualitatively consistent with the experimental results. PMID:27203336

  19. Magnetization dynamics in exchange coupled antiferromagnet spin superfluids

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    Liu, Yizhou; Barlas, Yafis; Yin, Gen; Zang, Jiadong; Lake, Roger

    Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are commonly used as the exchange bias layer in magnetic recording and spintronic devices. Recently, several studies on the spin transfer torque and spin pumping in AFMs reveal much more interesting physics in AFMs. Properties of AFMs such as the ultrafast switching within picoseconds and spin superfluidity demonstrate the potential to build AFM based spintronic devices. Here, we study the magnetization dynamics in an exchange coupled AFM systems. Beginning from the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, we derive a Josephson-like equation for the exchange coupled system. We investigate the detailed magnetization dynamics by employing spin injection and spin pumping theory. We also propose a geometry that could be used to measure this magnetization dynamics. This work was supported as part of the Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences under Award #SC0012670.

  20. Enhancement of Thermally Injected Spin Current through an Antiferromagnetic Insulator

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    Lin, Weiwei; Chen, Kai; Zhang, Shufeng; Chien, C. L.

    2016-05-01

    We report a large enhancement of thermally injected spin current in normal metal (NM)/antiferromagnet (AF)/yttrium iron garnet (YIG), where a thin AF insulating layer of NiO or CoO can enhance the spin current from YIG to a NM by up to a factor of 10. The spin current enhancement in NM /AF /YIG , with a pronounced maximum near the Néel temperature of the thin AF layer, has been found to scale linearly with the spin-mixing conductance at the NM /YIG interface for NM =3 d , 4 d , and 5 d metals. Calculations of spin current enhancement and spin mixing conductance are qualitatively consistent with the experimental results.

  1. Spectral function and photoemission spectra in antiferromagnetically correlated metals

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    Kampf, A.P.; Schrieffer, J.R. )

    1990-11-01

    Antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in a two-dimensional metal, such as doped high-{Tc} superconductors, lead to a pseudogap in the electronic spectrum. In the spectral function weight is shifted from the single quasiparticle peak of the Fermi-liquid regime to the incoherent particle and hole backgrounds, which evolve into the upper and lower Mott-Hubbard bands of the antiferromagnetic insulator. Precursors of these split bands show up as shadow bands'' in angle-resolved photoemission spectra.

  2. Theory of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets

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    Rezende, S. M.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.

    2016-01-01

    The spin Seebeck effect (SSE) consists in the generation of a spin current by a temperature gradient applied in a magnetic film. The SSE is usually detected by an electric voltage generated in a metallic layer in contact with the magnetic film resulting from the conversion of the spin current into charge current by means of the inverse spin Hall effect. The SSE has been widely studied in bilayers made of the insulating ferrimagnet yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and metals with large spin-orbit coupling such as platinum. Recently the SSE has been observed in bilayers made of the antiferromagnet Mn F2 and Pt, revealing dependences of the SSE voltage on temperature and field very different from the ones observed in YIG/Pt. Here we present a theory for the SSE in structures with an antiferromagnetic insulator (AFI) in contact with a normal metal (NM) that relies on the bulk magnon spin current created by the temperature gradient across the thickness of the AFI/NM bilayer. The theory explains quite well the measured dependences of the SSE voltage on the sample temperature and on the applied magnetic field in Mn F2/Pt .

  3. Kagome antiferromagnet: a chiral topological spin liquid?

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    Messio, Laura; Bernu, Bernard; Lhuillier, Claire

    2012-05-18

    Inspired by the recent discovery of a new instability towards a chiral phase of the classical Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice, we propose a specific chiral spin liquid that reconciles different, well-established results concerning both the classical and quantum models. This proposal is analyzed in an extended mean-field Schwinger boson framework encompassing time reversal symmetry breaking phases, which allows both a classical and a quantum phase description. At low temperatures, we find that quantum fluctuations favor this chiral phase, which is stable against small perturbations of second- and third-neighbor interactions. For spin-1/2, this phase may be, beyond the mean field, a chiral gapped spin liquid. Such a phase is consistent with the density matrix renormalization group results of Yan et al. [Science 332, 1173 (2011)]. Mysterious features of the low-lying excitations of exact diagonalization spectra also find an explanation in this framework. Moreover, thermal fluctuations compete with quantum ones and induce a transition from this flux phase to a planar zero flux phase at a nonzero value of the renormalized temperature (T/S2), reconciling these results with those obtained for the classical system. PMID:23003183

  4. Thermodynamics of spin- 1/2 antiferromagnet-antiferromagnet-ferromagnet and ferromagnet-ferromagnet-antiferromagnet trimerized quantum Heisenberg chains

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    Gu, Bo; Su, Gang; Gao, Song

    2006-04-01

    The magnetization process, the susceptibility, and the specific heat of the spin- 1/2 antiferromagnet (AF)-AF-ferromagnet (F) and F-F-AF trimerized quantum Heisenberg chains have been investigated by means of the transfer matrix renormalization group (TMRG) technique as well as the modified spin-wave (MSW) theory. A magnetization plateau at m=1/6 for both trimerized chains is observed at low temperature. The susceptibility and the specific heat show various behaviors for different ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions and in different magnetic fields. The TMRG results of susceptibility and the specific heat can be nicely fitted by a linear superposition of double two-level systems, where two fitting equations are proposed. Three branch excitations, one gapless excitation and two gapful excitations, for both systems are found within the MSW theory. It is observed that the MSW theory captures the main characteristics of the thermodynamic behaviors at low temperatures. The TMRG results are also compared with the possible experimental data.

  5. Antiferromagnetic molecular nanomagnets with odd-numbered coupled spins

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    Owerre, S. A.; Nsofini, J.

    2015-05-01

    In recent years, studies on cyclic molecular nanomagnets have captivated the attention of researchers. These magnets are finite in size and contain very large spins. They are interesting because they possess macroscopic quantum tunneling of Néel vectors. For antiferromagnetic molecular nanomagnets with finite number of even-numbered coupled spins, tunneling involves two classical localized Néel ground states separated by a magnetic energy barrier. The question is: can such phenomena be observed in nanomagnets with odd number of magnetic ions? The answer is not directly obvious because cyclic chains with odd-numbered coupled spins are frustrated as one cannot obtain a perfect Néel order. These frustrated spins can indeed be observed experimentally, so they are of interest. In this letter, we theoretically investigate macroscopic quantum tunneling in this odd spin system with arbitrary spins s, in the presence of a magnetic field applied along the plane of the magnet. In contrast to systems with an even-numbered coupled spins, the ground state of the cyclic odd-spin system contains a topological soliton due to spin frustration. Thus, the classical ground state is 2N-fold degenerate as the soliton can be placed anywhere along the ring with total S_z=+/- s . Small quantum fluctuations delocalize the soliton with a formation of an energy band. We obtain this energy band using degenerate perturbation theory at order 2s. We show that the soliton ground state is chiral for half-odd integer spins and non-chiral for integer spins. From the structure of the energy band we infer that as the value of the spin increases the inelastic polarized neutron-scattering intensity may increase or decrease depending on the strengths of the parameters of the Hamiltonian.

  6. Dimerizations in spin-S antiferromagnetic chains with three-spin interaction

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    Wang, Zheng-Yuan; Furuya, Shunsuke C.; Nakamura, Masaaki; Komakura, Ryo

    2013-12-01

    We discuss spin-S antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains with three-spin interactions, next-nearest-neighbor interactions, and bond alternation. First, we prove rigorously that there exist parameter regions of the exact dimerized ground state in this system. This is a generalization of the Majumdar-Ghosh model to arbitrary S. Next, we discuss the ground-state phase diagram of the models by introducing several effective field theories and the universality classes of the transitions are described by the level-2S SU (2) Wess-Zumino-Witten model and the Gaussian model. Finally, we determine the phase diagrams of S =1 and S =3/2 systems by using exact diagonalization and level spectroscopy.

  7. Mechanism of spin current transfer through antiferromagnetic dielectrics

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    Tyberkevych, Vasyl

    The mechanisms of spin current (SC) transfer are well-studied in both metallic systems, where SC is carried mostly by spin-polarized electrons, and in ferromagnetic (FM) dielectrics, where propagating spin waves (magnons) are responsible for the spin transfer. The possibility of SC transfer through antiferromagnetic dielectrics (AFMD) is much less investigated, although recent experimental studies by H. Wang et al. [H. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 097202 (2014)] demonstrated extraordinary high efficiency of SC transfer in tri-layer FM-AFMD-Platinum (YIG-NiO-Pt) systems measured by the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE). Perhaps the most unexpected result of these studies was that, with the increase of the thickness of the AFMD layer, the ISHE voltage, first, increased, and, then, exponentially decayed with the characteristic decay length of λ ~ 10 nm. Moreover, the excitation frequency, equal to the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) frequency of the YIG layer, was rather low compared to the frequencies of the antiferromagnetic resonance in the AFMD, which rules out the eigenmodes of the AFMD layer as potential carriers of the spin current. Here we propose a possible mechanism of SC transfer through the AFMD with a biaxial anisotropy, which explains all previous experimental findings and opens a new way of manipulating spin currents using anisotropic AFMD materials. We show, that spin current can be carried by evanescent AFMD modes non-resonantly excited at the FM-AFMD interface. The decay length of the evanescent modes is defined by the AFMD anisotropy and determines the SC penetration depth into the AFMD. Furthermore, the anisotropy of the AFMD leads to the coupling between the spin subsystem and the crystal lattice of the AFMD, which makes possible exchange of angular momentum between these subsystems. We demonstrate that, under certain realistic conditions, the angular momentum flows from the lattice to the spin subsystem, in which case the AFMD layer acts as a

  8. Spin waves in antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates.

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    Reis, Peter L; Fishman, Randy S

    2009-01-01

    Bimetallic oxalates are molecule-based magnets with transition-metal ions M(II) and M(')(III) arranged on an open honeycomb lattice. Performing a Holstein-Primakoff expansion, we obtain the spin-wave spectrum of antiferromagnetically coupled bimetallic oxalates as a function of the crystal-field angular momentum L(2) and L(3) on the M(II) and M(')(III) sites. Our results are applied to the Fe(II)Mn(III), Ni(II)Mn(III) and V(II)V(III) bimetallic oxalates, where the spin-wave gap varies from 0 meV for quenched angular momentum to as high as 15 meV. The presence or absence of magnetic compensation appears to have no effect on the spin-wave gap. PMID:21817242

  9. Using the ground state of an antiferromagnetic spin-1 atomic condensate for Heisenberg-limited metrology

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    Wu, Ling-Na; You, L.

    2016-03-01

    We show that the ground state of a spin-1 atomic condensate with antiferromagnetic interactions constitutes a useful resource for quantum metrology upon approaching the Heisenberg limit. Unlike a ferromagnetic condensate state where individual atomic spins are aligned in the same direction, the antiferromagnetic ground-state condensate is a condensate of spin-singlet atom pairs. The inherent correlation between paired atoms allows for parameter estimation at precisions beyond the standard quantum limit (SQL) for uncorrelated atoms. The degree of improvement over the SQL is measured by the scaled quantum Fisher information (QFI), whose dependence on the ratio of linear Zeeman shift p to spin-dependent atomic interaction c is studied. At a typical value of p =0.4 c , which corresponds to a magnetic field of 28.6 μ G for c =50 h Hz (for 23Na atom condensate in the F =1 state at a typical density of ˜1014cm-3 ), the scaled QFI can reach ˜0.48 N , which approaches the limit of 0.5 N for the twin-Fock state |N/2 > +|N/2 > - . Our work encourages experimental efforts to reach the ground state of an antiferromagnetic condensate at a extremely low magnetic field.

  10. The ground state of a spin-1 anti-ferromagnetic atomic condensate for Heisenberg limited metrology

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    Wu, Ling-Na; You, Li

    2016-05-01

    The ground state of a spin-1 atomic condensate with anti-ferromagnetic interaction can be applied to quantum metrology approaching the Heisenberg limit. Unlike a ferromagnetic condensate state where individual atomic spins are aligned in the same direction, atoms in an anti-ferromagnetic ground state condensate exist as spin singlet pairs, whose inherent correlation promises metrological precisions beyond the standard quantum limit (SQL) for uncorrelated atoms. The degree of improvement over the SQL is measured by quantum Fisher information (QFI), whose dependence on the ratio of linear Zeeman shift p to spin-dependent atomic interaction c is studied. At a typical value of p = 0 . 4 c corresponding to a magnetic field of 28 . 6 μ G with c = h × 50 Hz (for 23 Na atom condensate in the F = 1 state at a typical density of ~1014cm-3), the scaled QFI can reach ~ 0 . 48 N , which is close to the limits of N for NooN state, or 0 . 5 N for twin-Fock state. We hope our work will stimulate experimental efforts towards reaching the anti-ferromagnetic condensate ground state at extremely low magnetic fields.

  11. Spin-Flop Transition and a Tilted Canted Spin Structure in a Coupled Antiferromagnet

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    Shimahara, Hiroshi; Ito, Kazuhiro

    2016-04-01

    We study a uniaxial coupled Heisenberg antiferromagnet that consists of two subsystems of classical spins with small and large lengths and spin-flop transitions in a magnetic field parallel to the magnetic easy axis. It is proved that the anisotropy of inter-subsystem coupling stabilizes an asymmetric canted antiferromagnetic phase with a tilted direction of antiferromagnetism that is not perpendicular to the magnetic field. In contrast to the conventional first-order spin-flop transition, the spin-flop transition from the Néel phase to such a tilted canted antiferromagnetic (TCAF) phase is of the second order in the absence of simple anisotropic energies in the subsystems. The transition from the TCAF phase to the high-field saturated spin phase is of the second order in the strong coupling limit of the exchange interactions J1 between the small spins, whereas when J1 is finite, it becomes first-order. Therefore, in the former case, the TCAF phase converts the Néel phase continuously into the saturated phase. The transitions to the TCAF phase are accompanied by additional spontaneous symmetry breaking, causing the uniform magnetization to have a nonzero component perpendicular to the magnetic field.

  12. Photo-induced Spin Angular Momentum Transfer into Antiferromagnetic Insulator

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    Fang, Fan; Fan, Yichun; Ma, Xin; Zhu, J.; Li, Q.; Ma, T. P.; Wu, Y. Z.; Chen, Z. H.; Zhao, H. B.; Luepke, Gunter; College of William and Mary Team; Department of Physics, Fudan University Team; Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University Team

    2014-03-01

    Spin angular momentum transfer into antiferromagnetic(AFM) insulator is observed in single crystalline Fe/CoO/MgO(001) heterostructure by time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect (TR-MOKE). The transfer process is mediated by the Heisenberg exchange coupling between Fe and CoO spins. Below the Neel temperature(TN) of CoO, the fact that effective Gilbert damping parameter α is independent of external magnetic field and it is enhanced with respect to the intrinsic damping in Fe/MgO, indicates that the damping process involves both the intrinsic spin relaxation and the transfer of Fe spin angular momentum to CoO spins via FM-AFM exchange coupling and then into the lattice by spin-orbit coupling. The work at the College of William and Mary was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The work at Department of Physics, Fudan, was supported by NSFC. The work at Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan was supported by NSFC and NCET.

  13. Frustration and multicriticality in the antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain

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    Pixley, J. H.; Shashi, Aditya; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.

    2014-12-01

    The antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain has a venerable history and has been thought to be well understood. Here, we show that inclusion of both next-nearest-neighbor (α ) and biquadratic (β ) interactions results in a rich phase diagram with a multicritical point that has not been observed before. We study the problem using a combination of the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG), an analytic variational matrix product state wave function, and conformal field theory. For negative β <β* , we establish the existence of a spontaneously dimerized phase, separated from the Haldane phase by the critical line αc(β ) of second-order phase transitions. In the opposite regime, β >β* , the transition from the Haldane phase becomes first order into the next-nearest-neighbor (NNN) AKLT phase. Based on the field theoretical arguments and DMRG calculations, we find that these two regimes are separated by a multicritical point (β*,α*) of a different universality class, described by the level-4 SU(2) Wess-Zumino-Witten conformal theory. From the DMRG calculations, we estimate this multicritical point to lie in the range -0.2 <β*<-0.15 and 0.47 <α*<0.53 . We further find that the dimerized and NNN-AKLT phases are separated from each other by a line of first-order phase transitions that terminates at the multicritical point. We establish that transitions out of the Haldane phase into the dimer or NNN-AKLT phases are topological in nature and occur either with or without closing of the bulk gap, respectively. We also study short-range incommensurate-to-commensurate transitions in the resulting phase diagram. Inside the Haldane phase, we show the existence of two incommensurate crossovers: the Lifshitz transition and the disorder transition of the first kind, marking incommensurate correlations in momentum and real space, respectively. Notably, these crossover lines stretch across the entire (β ,α ) phase diagram, merging into a single incommensurate

  14. The Spin-flop Transition in Antiferromagnetic Superlattices

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    Te Velthuis, S. G. E.; Jiang, J. S.; Bader, S. D.; Felcher, G. P.

    2002-03-01

    An antiferromagnetically (AF) coupled Fe/Cr(211) superlattice with uniaxial magnetic anisotropy has been used to study the spin-flop transition in an AF with a finite number of layers. It has been predicted that, at a field a lower than the bulk spin-flop field, a domain wall is created at the surface and rapidly propagates toward the center of the sublattice^1. We present extensive polarized neutron reflectivity measurements that give the evolution of the magnetic configuration during the spin-flop transition and prove directly the existence of such a state, in which the superlattice splits in two anti-phase, AF domains. Magneto-optic Kerr measurements with the field tilted from the easy axis show that the spin-flop is stable over a finite angular region. In contrast to the situation for a bulk AF, the first-order nature of the spin-flop transition is preserved off-axis, but we report that the detailed character of the transition is altered. ^1R.W. Wang, D.L. Mills, Eric E. Fullerton, J.E. Mattson, and S.D. Bader, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72 (1994) 920.

  15. Spin pumping and inverse spin Hall effects in heavy metal/antiferromagnet/Permalloy trilayers

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    Saglam, Hilal; Zhang, Wei; Jungfleisch, M. Benjamin; Jiang, Wanjun; Pearson, John E.; Hoffmann, Axel

    Recent work shows efficient spin transfer via spin waves in insulating antiferromagnets (AFMs), suggesting that AFMs can play a more active role in the manipulation of ferromagnets. We use spin pumping and inverse spin Hall effect experiments on heavy metal (Pt and W)/AFMs/Py (Ni80Fe20) trilayer structures, to examine the possible spin transfer phenomenon in metallic AFMs, i . e . , FeMn and PdMn. Previous work has studied electronic effects of the spin transport in these materials, yielding short spin diffusion length on the order of 1 nm. However, the work did not examine whether besides diffusive spin transport by the conduction electrons, there are additional spin transport contributions from spin wave excitations. We clearly observe spin transport from the Py spin reservoir to the heavy metal layer through the sandwiched AFMs with thicknesses well above the previously measured spin diffusion lengths, indicating that spin transport by spin waves may lead to non-negligible contributions This work was supported by US DOE, OS, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. Lithographic patterning was carried out at the CNM, which is supported by DOE, OS under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

  16. Mechanism of spin and charge separation in one-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets

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    Mudry, C.; Fradkin, E. )

    1994-10-15

    We reconsider the problem of separation of spin and charge in one-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets. We show that spin and charge separation in one-dimensional strongly correlated systems cannot be described by the slave-boson or fermion representation within any perturbative treatment of the interactions between the slave holons and slave spinons. The constraint of single occupancy must be implemented exactly. As a result the slave fermions and bosons are not part of the physical spectrum. Instead, the excitations that carry the separate spin and charge quantum numbers are solitons. To prove this result, it is sufficient to study the pure spinon sector in the slave-boson representation. We start with a short-range resonating-valence-bond state spin liquid mean-field theory for the frustrated antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chain. We derive an effective theory for the fluctuations of the Affleck-Marston and Anderson order parameters. We show how to recover the phase diagram as a function of the frustration by treating the fluctuations nonperturbatively.

  17. Anisotropic spin model of strong spin-orbit-coupled triangular antiferromagnets

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    Li, Yao-Dong; Wang, Xiaoqun; Chen, Gang

    2016-07-01

    Motivated by the recent experimental progress on the strong spin-orbit-coupled rare-earth triangular antiferromagnet, we analyze the highly anisotropic spin model that describes the interaction between the spin-orbit-entangled Kramers' doublet local moments on the triangular lattice. We apply the Luttinger-Tisza method, the classical Monte Carlo simulation, and the self-consistent spin wave theory to analyze the anisotropic spin Hamiltonian. The classical phase diagram includes the 120∘ state and two distinct stripe-ordered phases. The frustration is very strong and significantly suppresses the ordering temperature in the regimes close to the phase boundary between two ordered phases. Going beyond the semiclassical analysis, we include the quantum fluctuations of the spin moments within a self-consistent Dyson-Maleev spin-wave treatment. We find that the strong quantum fluctuations melt the magnetic order in the frustrated regions. We explore the magnetic excitations in the three different ordered phases as well as in strong magnetic fields. Our results provide a guidance for the future theoretical study of the generic model and are broadly relevant for strong spin-orbit-coupled triangular antiferromagnets such as YbMgGaO4, RCd3P3 , RZn3P3 , RCd3As3 , RZn3As3 , and R2O2CO3 .

  18. Correlations and Werner states in finite spin linear arrays

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    Wells, P. R.; Chaves, C. M.; d'Albuquerque e Castro, J.; Koiller, Belita

    2013-10-01

    Pairwise quantum correlations in the ground state of an N-spins antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain are investigated. By varying the exchange coupling between two neighboring sites, it is possible to reversibly drive spins from entangled to disentangled states. For even N, the two-spin density matrix is written in the form of a Werner state, allowing identification of its single parameter with the usual spin-spin correlation function. The N = 4 chain is identified as a promising system for practical demonstrations of non-classical correlations and the realization of Werner states in familiar condensed matter systems. Fabrication and measurement ingredients are within current capabilities.

  19. Spin-torque diode spectrum of a spin valve with a synthetic antiferromagnetic reference layer

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    Matsumoto, Rie; Kubota, Hitoshi; Yamaji, Toshiki; Arai, Hiroko; Yuasa, Shinji; Imamura, Hiroshi

    2014-12-01

    The spin torque diode (STD) effect of a spin-valve with a synthetic antiferromagnetic reference layer is theoretically analyzed. Based on the macrospin model the analytical expression of the STD spectrum is derived. The obtained result enables us to analyze the spin transfer torque (STT) acting on the reference layer. The peak of the STD spectrum at the resonance frequencies of the reference layer changes its sign depending on the magnitude of the STT which is generated by the RF current injected from the pinned layer.

  20. Localized spin excitations in an antiferromagnetic spin system with D-M interaction.

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    Evangeline Rebecca, T; Latha, M M

    2016-06-01

    The existence of localized spin excitations and spin deviations along the site in a one-dimensional antiferromagnet with Dzyaloshinski-Moriya (D-M) interaction has been studied using quasiclassical approximation. By introducing the Holstein-Primakoff bosonic representation of spin operators, the coherent state ansatz, and the time dependent variational principle, a discrete set of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations governing the dynamics is derived. Employing the multiple-scale method, one, two and three solitary wave solutions are constructed and depicted graphically. PMID:27368781

  1. Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current

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    Suzuki, Ippei; Naito, Tomoyuki; Itoh, Mitsuru; Taniyama, Tomoyasu

    2015-08-24

    We provide clear evidence for the effect of a spin polarized current on the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition of an FeRh wire at Co/FeRh wire junctions, where the antiferromagnetic ground state of FeRh is suppressed by injecting a spin polarized current. We find a discrete change in the current-voltage characteristics with increasing current density, which we attribute to the Barkhausen-like motion of antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces within the FeRh wire. The effect can be understood via spin transfer, which exerts a torque to the antiferromagnetic moments of FeRh, together with non-equilibrium magnetic effective field at the interface. The conclusion is reinforced by the fact that spin unpolarized current injection from a nonmagnetic Cu electrode has no effects on the antiferromagnetic state of FeRh.

  2. Barkhausen-like antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition driven by spin polarized current

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    Suzuki, Ippei; Naito, Tomoyuki; Itoh, Mitsuru; Taniyama, Tomoyasu

    2015-08-01

    We provide clear evidence for the effect of a spin polarized current on the antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition of an FeRh wire at Co/FeRh wire junctions, where the antiferromagnetic ground state of FeRh is suppressed by injecting a spin polarized current. We find a discrete change in the current-voltage characteristics with increasing current density, which we attribute to the Barkhausen-like motion of antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces within the FeRh wire. The effect can be understood via spin transfer, which exerts a torque to the antiferromagnetic moments of FeRh, together with non-equilibrium magnetic effective field at the interface. The conclusion is reinforced by the fact that spin unpolarized current injection from a nonmagnetic Cu electrode has no effects on the antiferromagnetic state of FeRh.

  3. Dimerizations in spin- S antiferromagnetic chains with three-spin interaction

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    Wang, Zheng-Yuan; Furuya, Shunsuke C.; Nakamura, Masaaki; Komakura, Ryo

    2014-03-01

    We discuss spin- S antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains with three-spin interactions, next-nearest interactions, and bond alternation. First, we prove rigorouslly that there exist parameter regions of the exact dimerized ground state in this system. This is a generalization of the Majumdar-Ghosh model to arbitral S. Next, we discuss the ground state phase diagram of the models by introducing several effective field theories and universality classes of the transitions are described by the level- 2 S SU(2) Wess-Zumino-Witten model and the Gaussian model. Finally, we determine the phase diagrams of S = 1 and S = 3 / 2 systems by using exact diagonalization and level spectroscopy method.

  4. Spin liquid nature in the Heisenberg J1-J2 triangular antiferromagnet

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    Iqbal, Yasir; Hu, Wen-Jun; Thomale, Ronny; Poilblanc, Didier; Becca, Federico

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the triangular lattice in the presence of nearest-neighbor J1 and next-nearest-neighbor J2 antiferromagnetic couplings. Motivated by recent findings from density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) claiming the existence of a gapped spin liquid with signatures of spontaneously broken lattice point group symmetry [Zhu and White, Phys. Rev. B 92, 041105 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.041105 and Hu, Gong, Zhu, and Sheng, Phys. Rev. B 92, 140403 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.140403], we employ the variational Monte Carlo (VMC) approach to analyze the model from an alternative perspective that considers both magnetically ordered and paramagnetic trial states. We find a quantum paramagnet in the regime 0.08 ≲J2/J1≲0.16 , framed by 120∘ coplanar (stripe collinear) antiferromagnetic order for smaller (larger) J2/J1 . By considering the optimization of spin-liquid wave functions of a different gauge group and lattice point group content as derived from Abrikosov mean-field theory, we obtain the gapless U(1 ) Dirac spin liquid as the energetically most preferable state in comparison to all symmetric or nematic gapped Z2 spin liquids so far advocated by DMRG. Moreover, by the application of few Lanczos iterations, we find the energy to be the same as the DMRG result within error bars. To further resolve the intriguing disagreement between VMC and DMRG, we complement our methodological approach by the pseudofermion functional renormalization group (PFFRG) to compare the spin structure factors for the paramagnetic regime calculated by VMC, DMRG, and PFFRG. This model promises to be an ideal test bed for future numerical refinements in tracking the long-range correlations in frustrated magnets.

  5. Wall-like spin excitations in A-type antiferromagnetic CaCo2As2

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    Sapkota, A.; Ueland, B. G.; Pandey, Abhishek; Johnston, D. C.; Kreyssig, A.; McQueeney, R. J.; Goldman, A. I.; Anand, V. K.; Niedziela, J. L.; Abernathy, D. L.

    The ACo2As2 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba) compounds are structurally and chemically similar to AFe2As2 and possess some interesting similarities and differences in their magnetism. We recently discovered that SrCo2As2 has stripe antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin correlations similar to stripe-ordered AFe2As2. On the other hand, CaCo2As2 orders in an A-type AFM structure with ferromagnetic correlation of the spins in the square-lattice Co-layer and AFM correlations between layers. Despite the A-type order, our recent inelastic neutron scattering measurements show that spin excitations in CaCo2As2 are not associated with either the A-type or stripe-type order. Instead, we observe broad excitations that extend longitudinally (along (1,1,0) in reciprocal space), but remain sharply defined in the transverse direction. These excitations seem to be best characterized as a ``wall'' of scattering and suggest that CaCo2As2 has quasi-one-dimensional spin dynamics very different than in AFe2As2 and SrCo2As2. Work at Ames Laboratory was supported by US DOE, Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358. Work at ORNL was supported by US DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Scientific User Facilities Division.

  6. Spin-S kagome quantum antiferromagnets in a field with tensor networks

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    Picot, Thibaut; Ziegler, Marc; Orús, Román; Poilblanc, Didier

    2016-02-01

    Spin-S Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnets on the kagome lattice offer, when placed in a magnetic field, a fantastic playground to observe exotic phases of matter with (magnetic analogs of) superfluid, charge, bond, or nematic orders, or a coexistence of several of the latter. In this context, we have obtained the (zero-temperature) phase diagrams up to S =2 directly in the thermodynamic limit owing to infinite projected entangled pair states, a tensor network numerical tool. We find incompressible phases characterized by a magnetization plateau versus field and stabilized by spontaneous breaking of point group or lattice translation symmetry(ies). The nature of such phases may be semiclassical, as the plateaus at the 1/3th ,(1-2/9S)th, and (1-1/9S)th of the saturated magnetization (the latter followed by a macroscopic magnetization jump), or fully quantum as the spin-1/2 1/9 plateau exhibiting a coexistence of charge and bond orders. Upon restoration of the spin rotation U (1 ) symmetry, a finite compressibility appears, although lattice symmetry breaking persists. For integer spin values we also identify spin gapped phases at low enough fields, such as the S =2 (topologically trivial) spin liquid with no symmetry breaking, neither spin nor lattice.

  7. Staggered-spin contribution to nuclear spin-lattice relaxation in two-leg antiferromagnetic spin-12 ladders

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    Ivanov, D. A.; Lee, Patrick A.

    1999-02-01

    We study the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 in the two-leg antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg ladder. More specifically, we consider the contribution to 1/T1 from the processes with momentum transfer (π,π). In the limit of weak coupling between the two chains, this contribution is of activation type with gap 2Δ at low temperatures (Δ is the spin gap), but crosses over to a slowly decaying temperature dependence at the crossover temperature T~Δ. This crossover possibly explains the recent high-temperature NMR results on ladder-containing cuprates by Imai et al.

  8. Spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnetic textures: Efficiency and quantification method

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    Yamane, Yuta; Ieda, Jun'ichi; Sinova, Jairo

    2016-08-01

    We formulate a theory of spin-transfer torques in textured antiferromagnets, which covers the small to large limits of the exchange coupling energy relative to the kinetic energy of the intersublattice electron dynamics. Our theory suggests a natural definition of the efficiency of spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnets in terms of well-defined material parameters, revealing that the charge current couples predominantly to the antiferromagnetic order parameter and the sublattice-canting moment in, respectively, the limits of large and small exchange coupling. The effects can be quantified by analyzing the antiferromagnetic spin-wave dispersions in the presence of charge current: in the limit of large exchange coupling the spin-wave Doppler shift always occurs, whereas, in the opposite limit, the only spin-wave modes to react to the charge current are ones that carry a pronounced sublattice-canting moment. The findings offer a framework for understanding and designing spin-transfer torques in antiferromagnets belonging to different classes of sublattice structures such as, e.g., bipartite and layered antiferromagnets.

  9. Oxygen-17 and copper-63 NMR study of spindynamics in low- dimensional spin 1/2 antiferromagnets

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    Thurber, Kent Robert

    63Cu and 17O nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) experiments are reported on copper-oxide compounds related to high temperature superconductors that are nearly ideal realizations of spin 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnets with different geometries of the magnetic interactions: 1 dimensional spin chains, 2 dimensional planes, two coupled chains (two-leg ladder), and three coupled chains (three-leg ladder). Comparison of the spin-lattice relaxation rate, 1/T1, for 63Cu and 17O reveals the wave-vector, q, dependence of low-energy magnetic fluctuations, and 1/T2 G the Gaussian spin-spin relaxation rate provides information about the electron spin correlation length, ξ. In the 1d material, Sr 2CuO3, 171/T1(q = 0) ~ aT + bT2 over the whole temperature range 10 to 700 K. Frequency dependence measurements show that diffusive contributions dominate T1(q ~ 0) for the double chain 1d material, SrCuO2. For the undoped 2d copper oxide material, Sr2CuO2Cl2, we demonstrate that 17O 1/T1 measures the spin wave damping in the undoped antiferromagnet for short wavelengths. We find that the spin wave damping is small, clarifying one of the unique properties of these 2d copper-oxide antiferromagnetic materials: there is a wide temperature range where short range spin excitations exist with long lifetimes, without long range 3-dimensional order. The two-leg ladder materials, SrCu2O3 and A 14Cu24O41 (A = La,Sr,Ca), have a large energy gap for spin excitations. There is a crossover in magnetic fluctuations from temperatures below the spin gap to above the spin gap. For the doped two-leg ladders, the effective doping of the ladders changes with temperature, and this temperature is correlated to the magnetic spin gap energy. The three-leg ladder material, Sr2Cu3O5, demonstrates a crossover in the temperature dependence of the spin correlation length, ξ. At high temperatures, we find the ξ ~ 1/T behavior characteristic of a 1d structure (isolated three

  10. Probing Spatial Spin Correlations of Ultracold Gases by Quantum Noise Spectroscopy

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    Bruun, G. M.; Andersen, Brian M.; Demler, Eugene; Soerensen, Anders S.

    2009-01-23

    Spin noise spectroscopy with a single laser beam is demonstrated theoretically to provide a direct probe of the spatial correlations of cold fermionic gases. We show how the generic many-body phenomena of antibunching, pairing, antiferromagnetic, and algebraic spin liquid correlations can be revealed by measuring the spin noise as a function of laser width, temperature, and frequency.

  11. Evidence of exchange bias effect originating from the interaction between antiferromagnetic core and spin glass shell

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    Zhang, X. K. Yuan, J. J.; Yu, H. J.; Zhu, X. R.; Xie, Y. M.; Tang, S. L.; Xu, L. Q.

    2014-07-14

    Spin glass behavior and exchange bias effect have been observed in antiferromagnetic SrMn{sub 3}O{sub 6−x} nanoribbons synthesized via a self-sacrificing template process. The magnetic field dependence of thermoremanent magnetization and isothermal remanent magnetization shows that the sample is good correspondence to spin glass and diluted antiferromagnetic system for the applied field H < 2 T and H > 2 T, respectively. By detailed analysis of training effect using Binek's model, we argue that the observed exchange bias effect in SrMn{sub 3}O{sub 6−x} nanoribbons arises entirely from an interface exchange coupling between the antiferromagnetic core and spin glass shell. The present study is useful for understanding the nature of shell layer and the origin of exchange bias effect in other antiferromagnetic nanosystems as well.

  12. Evidence of exchange bias effect originating from the interaction between antiferromagnetic core and spin glass shell

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    Zhang, X. K.; Tang, S. L.; Xu, L. Q.; Yuan, J. J.; Yu, H. J.; Zhu, X. R.; Xie, Y. M.

    2014-07-01

    Spin glass behavior and exchange bias effect have been observed in antiferromagnetic SrMn3O6-x nanoribbons synthesized via a self-sacrificing template process. The magnetic field dependence of thermoremanent magnetization and isothermal remanent magnetization shows that the sample is good correspondence to spin glass and diluted antiferromagnetic system for the applied field H < 2 T and H > 2 T, respectively. By detailed analysis of training effect using Binek's model, we argue that the observed exchange bias effect in SrMn3O6-x nanoribbons arises entirely from an interface exchange coupling between the antiferromagnetic core and spin glass shell. The present study is useful for understanding the nature of shell layer and the origin of exchange bias effect in other antiferromagnetic nanosystems as well.

  13. Properties of Haldane Excitations and Multiparticle States in the Antiferromagnetic Spin-1 Chain Compound CsNiCl3

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    Kenzelmann, M.; Cowley, R. A.; Buyers, W. J. L.; Tun, Z.; Coldea, Radu; Enderle, M.

    2002-01-01

    We report inelastic time-of-flight and triple-axis neutron scattering measurements of the excitation spectrum of the coupled antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain system CsNiCl{sub 3}. Measurements over a wide range of wave-vector transfers along the chain confirm that above T{sub N} CsNiCl{sub 3} is in a quantum-disordered phase with an energy gap in the excitation spectrum. The spin correlations fall off exponentially with increasing distance with a correlation length {zeta} = 4.0(2) sites at T = 6.2K. This is shorter than the correlation length for an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain at this temperature, suggesting that the correlations perpendicular to the chain direction and associated with the interchain coupling lower the single-chain correlation length. A multiparticle continuum is observed in the quantum-disordered phase in the region in reciprocal space where antiferromagnetic fluctuations are strongest, extending in energy up to twice the maximum of the dispersion of the well-defined triplet excitations. We show that the continuum satisfies the Hohenberg-Brinkman sum rule. The dependence of the multiparticle continuum on the chain wave vector resembles that of the two-spinon continuum in antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains. This suggests the presence of spin-1/2 degrees of freedom in CsNiCl{sub 3} for T {approx}< 12 K, possibly caused by multiply frustrated interchain interactions.

  14. Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Spin Chain of a Few Cold Atoms in a One-Dimensional Trap

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    Murmann, S.; Deuretzbacher, F.; Zürn, G.; Bjerlin, J.; Reimann, S. M.; Santos, L.; Lompe, T.; Jochim, S.

    2015-11-01

    We report on the deterministic preparation of antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains consisting of up to four fermionic atoms in a one-dimensional trap. These chains are stabilized by strong repulsive interactions between the two spin components without the need for an external periodic potential. We independently characterize the spin configuration of the chains by measuring the spin orientation of the outermost particle in the trap and by projecting the spatial wave function of one spin component on single-particle trap levels. Our results are in good agreement with a spin-chain model for fermionized particles and with numerically exact diagonalizations of the full few-fermion system.

  15. Continuous spin reorientation transition in epitaxially grown antiferromagnetic NiO thin films

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    Li, J.; Arenholz, E.; Meng, Y.; Tan, A.; Park, J.; Jin, E.; Son, H.; Wu, J.; Jenkins, C. A.; Scholl, A.; Hwang, Chanyong; Qiu, Z. Q.

    2011-03-01

    Fe/NiO/MgO/Ag(001) films were grown epitaxially, and the Fe and NiO spin orientations were determined using x-ray magnetic dichroism. We find that the NiO spins are aligned perpendicularly to the in-plane Fe spins. Analyzing both the in-plane and out-of-plane spin components of the NiO layer, we demonstrate unambiguously that the antiferromagnetic NiO spins undergo a continuous spin reorientation transition from the in-plane to out-of-plane directions with increasing of the MgO thickness.

  16. Long-range order for the spin-1 Heisenberg model with a small antiferromagnetic interaction

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    Lees, Benjamin

    2014-09-15

    We look at the general SU(2) invariant spin-1 Heisenberg model. This family includes the well-known Heisenberg ferromagnet and antiferromagnet as well as the interesting nematic (biquadratic) and the largely mysterious staggered-nematic interaction. Long range order is proved using the method of reflection positivity and infrared bounds on a purely nematic interaction. This is achieved through the use of a type of matrix representation of the interaction making clear several identities that would not otherwise be noticed. Using the reflection positivity of the antiferromagnetic interaction one can then show that the result is maintained if we also include an antiferromagnetic interaction that is sufficiently small.

  17. Evidence for a gapped spin-liquid ground state in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Fu, Mingxuan; Imai, Takahashi; Han, Tian -Heng; Lee, Young S.

    2015-11-06

    Here, the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is a leading candidate in the search for a spin system with a quantum spin-liquid ground state. The nature of its ground state remains a matter of active debate. We conducted oxygen-17 single-crystal nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of the spin-1/2 kagome lattice in herbertsmithite [ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2], which is known to exhibit a spinon continuum in the spin excitation spectrum. We demonstrated that the intrinsic local spin susceptibility χkagome, deduced from the oxygen-17 NMR frequency shift, asymptotes to zero below temperatures of 0.03J, where J ~ 200 kelvin is the copper-copper superexchange interaction. Combined with themore » magnetic field dependence of χkagome that we observed at low temperatures, these results imply that the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet has a spin-liquid ground state with a finite gap.« less

  18. Evidence for a gapped spin-liquid ground state in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

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    Fu, Mingxuan; Imai, Takashi; Han, Tian-Heng; Lee, Young S

    2015-11-01

    The kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is a leading candidate in the search for a spin system with a quantum spin-liquid ground state. The nature of its ground state remains a matter of active debate. We conducted oxygen-17 single-crystal nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of the spin-1/2 kagome lattice in herbertsmithite [ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2], which is known to exhibit a spinon continuum in the spin excitation spectrum. We demonstrated that the intrinsic local spin susceptibility χ(kagome), deduced from the oxygen-17 NMR frequency shift, asymptotes to zero below temperatures of 0.03J, where J ~ 200 kelvin is the copper-copper superexchange interaction. Combined with the magnetic field dependence of χ(kagome) that we observed at low temperatures, these results imply that the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet has a spin-liquid ground state with a finite gap. PMID:26542565

  19. Evidence for a gapped spin-liquid ground state in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Fu, Mingxuan; Imai, Takashi; Han, Tian-Heng; Lee, Young S.

    2015-11-01

    The kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is a leading candidate in the search for a spin system with a quantum spin-liquid ground state. The nature of its ground state remains a matter of active debate. We conducted oxygen-17 single-crystal nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of the spin-1/2 kagome lattice in herbertsmithite [ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2], which is known to exhibit a spinon continuum in the spin excitation spectrum. We demonstrated that the intrinsic local spin susceptibility χkagome, deduced from the oxygen-17 NMR frequency shift, asymptotes to zero below temperatures of 0.03J, where J ~ 200 kelvin is the copper-copper superexchange interaction. Combined with the magnetic field dependence of χkagome that we observed at low temperatures, these results imply that the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet has a spin-liquid ground state with a finite gap.

  20. Magnetic excitations in the spin-1/2 triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Cs2CuBr4

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    Zvyagin, S. A.; Ozerov, M.; Kamenskyi, D.; Wosnitza, J.; Krzystek, J.; Yoshizawa, D.; Hagiwara, M.; Hu, Rongwei; Ryu, Hyejin; Petrovic, C.; et al

    2015-11-27

    We present on high- field electron spin resonance (ESR) studies of magnetic excitations in the spin- 1/2 triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Cs2CuBr4. Frequency- field diagrams of ESR excitations are measured for different orientations of magnetic fields up to 25 T. We show that the substantial zero- field energy gap, Δ ≈ 9.5 K, observed in the low-temperature excitation spectrum of Cs2CuBr4 [Zvyagin et al:, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 077206 (2014)], is present well above TN. Noticeably, the transition into the long-range magnetically ordered phase does not significantly affect the size of the gap, suggesting that even below TN the high-energy spin dynamicsmore » in Cs2CuBr4 is determined by short-range-order spin correlations. The experimental data are compared with results of model spin-wave-theory calculations for spin-1/2 triangle-lattice antiferromagnet.« less

  1. Large inverse spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnetic metal Ir20Mn80

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    Mendes, J. B. S.; Cunha, R. O.; Alves Santos, O.; Ribeiro, P. R. T.; Machado, F. L. A.; Rodríguez-Suárez, R. L.; Azevedo, A.; Rezende, S. M.

    2014-04-01

    A spin current is usually detected by converting it into a charge current through the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE) in thin layers of a nonmagnetic metal with large spin-orbit coupling, such as Pt, Pd, and Ta. Here we demonstrate that Ir20Mn80, a high-temperature antiferromagnetic metal that is commonly employed in spin-valve devices, exhibits a large inverse spin Hall effect, as recently predicted theoretically. We present results of experiments in which the spin currents are generated either by microwave spin pumping or by the spin Seebeck effect in bilayers of singe-crystal yttrium iron garnet (YIG)/Ir20Mn80 and compare them with measurements in YIG/Pt bilayers. The results of both measurements are consistent, showing that Ir20Mn80 has a spin Hall angle similar to Pt, and that it is an efficient spin-current detector.

  2. Spin-Chirality-Driven Ferroelectricity on a Perfect Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet

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    Mitamura, H.; Watanuki, R.; Kaneko, Koji; Onozaki, N.; Amou, Y.; Kittaka, S.; Kobayashi, Riki; Shimura, Y.; Yamamoto, I.; Suzuki, K.; Chi, Songxue; Sakakibara, T.

    2014-10-01

    Magnetic field (B) variation of the electrical polarization Pc ( ∥c) of the perfect triangular lattice antiferromagnet RbFe(MoO4)2 is examined up to the saturation point of the magnetization for B⊥c. Pc is observed only in phases for which chirality is predicted in the in-plane magnetic structures. No strong anomaly is observed in Pc at the field at which the spin modulation along the c axis, and hence the spin helicity, exhibits a discontinuity to the commensurate state. These results indicate that the ferroelectricity in this compound originates predominantly from the spin chirality, the explanation of which would require a new mechanism for magnetoferroelectricity. Lastly, the obtained field-temperature phase diagrams of ferroelectricity well agree with those theoretically predicted for the spin chirality of a Heisenberg spin triangular lattice antiferromagnet.

  3. Spin-Chirality-Driven Ferroelectricity on a Perfect Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnet

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    Mitamura, H.; Watanuki, R.; Kaneko, Koji; Onozaki, N.; Amou, Y.; Kittaka, S.; Kobayashi, Riki; Shimura, Y.; Yamamoto, I.; Suzuki, K.; et al

    2014-10-01

    Magnetic field (B) variation of the electrical polarization Pc ( ∥c) of the perfect triangular lattice antiferromagnet RbFe(MoO4)2 is examined up to the saturation point of the magnetization for B⊥c. Pc is observed only in phases for which chirality is predicted in the in-plane magnetic structures. No strong anomaly is observed in Pc at the field at which the spin modulation along the c axis, and hence the spin helicity, exhibits a discontinuity to the commensurate state. These results indicate that the ferroelectricity in this compound originates predominantly from the spin chirality, the explanation of which would require a newmore » mechanism for magnetoferroelectricity. Lastly, the obtained field-temperature phase diagrams of ferroelectricity well agree with those theoretically predicted for the spin chirality of a Heisenberg spin triangular lattice antiferromagnet.« less

  4. Antiferromagnetically Spin Polarized Oxygen Observed in Magnetoelectric TbMn2O5

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    Beale, T. A. W.; Wilkins, S. B.; Johnson, R. D.; Bland, S. R.; Joly, Y.; Forrest, T. R.; McMorrow, D. F.; Yakhou, F.; Prabhakaran, D.; Boothroyd, A. T.; Hatton, P. D.

    2010-08-01

    We report the direct measurement of antiferromagnetic spin polarization at the oxygen sites in the multiferroic TbMn2O5, through resonant soft x-ray magnetic scattering. This supports recent theoretical models suggesting that the oxygen spin polarization is key to the magnetoelectric coupling mechanism. The spin polarization is observed through a resonantly enhanced diffraction signal at the oxygen K edge at the commensurate antiferromagnetic wave vector. Using the fdmnes code we have accurately reproduced the experimental data. We have established that the resonance arises through the spin polarization on the oxygen sites hybridized with the square based pyramid Mn3+ ions. Furthermore we have discovered that the position of the Mn3+ ion directly influences the oxygen spin polarization.

  5. Strain-modulated antiferromagnetic spin orientation and exchange coupling in Fe/CoO(001)

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    Zhu, J.; Li, Q.; Li, J. X.; Ding, Z.; Wu, Y. Z.; Hua, C. Y.; Huang, M. J.; Lin, H.-J.; Hu, Z.; Won, C.

    2014-05-21

    The effect of CoO spin orientation on exchange coupling was investigated in single-crystalline Fe/CoO/MnO/MgO(001) systems. An antiferromagnetic CoO spin reorientation transition from the in-plane direction to the out-of-plane direction was found to be associated with the in-plane strain transition in CoO film from compression to expansion. The induced uniaxial anisotropies by exchange coupling at the Fe/CoO interface are significantly stronger for the in-plane CoO spin orientation than for the out-of-plane CoO spin orientation. Our study provides a way to modify the exchange coupling in the ferromagnetic (FM)/antiferromagnetic (AFM) bilayer by modulating the strain in the AFM film.

  6. Robust picosecond writing of a layered antiferromagnet by staggered spin-orbit fields

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    Roy, P. E.; Otxoa, R. M.; Wunderlich, J.

    2016-07-01

    Ultrafast electrical switching by current-induced staggered spin-orbit fields, with minimal risk of overshoot is shown in layered easy-plane antiferromagnets with basal-plane anisotropies. Reliable switching is due to the fieldlike torque, relaxing stringent requirements with respect to precision in the duration of the excitation pulse. Focus is put on a system with weak planar biaxial anisotropy. We investigate the switching as a function of the spin-orbit field strength, pulse duration, rise and fall times, and damping using atomistic spin dynamics simulations and an effective equation for the antiferromagnetic order parameter. The critical spin-orbit field strength required for switching a biaxial system is determined, and we show that writing is possible at feasible current magnitudes. Finally, we discuss switching of systems exhibiting a dominant uniaxial basal-plane anisotropy.

  7. Chiral and Critical Spin Liquids in Spin-1/2 Kagome Antiferromagnet

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    Sheng, Dongning; Zhu, Wei; Gong, Shoushu; Group of D. N. Sheng Team, Prof.

    2015-03-01

    The spin liquids (SL) and their phase transitions have attracted much attentions. The extended kagome antiferromagnet emerges as the primary candidate for hosting both time reversal symmetry (TRS) preserving and TRS breaking SLs based on DMRG simulations. To uncover the nature of the novel transition between them, we study a minimum XY model with the nearest-neighbor (NN) (Jxy), the second and third neighbor couplings (J2 xy =J3 xy =Jxy'). We identify the chiral SL (CSL) with the turn on of a small perturbation Jxy' ~ 0 . 06Jxy , which is characterized by topological Chern number and conformal edge spectrum as the ν = 1 / 2 fractional quantum Hall state. On the other hand, the NN XY model (Jxy' = 0) is shown to be a critical SL, characterized by the gapless spin singlet and vanishing small spin triplet excitations. The phase transition from the CSL to the critical SL is driven by the collapsing of singlet gap. By following the evolution of entanglement spectrum, we find the transition takes place through the coupling of the edge states with opposite chiralities, which merge into the bulk and become gapless neutral excitations. The effect of the NN spin- z coupling is also studied, which leads to a phase diagram with an extended regime for the gapless SL. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER46305 (W.Z., D.N.S.), the National Science Foundation through Grants DMR-1408560 (S.S.G).

  8. Room temperature spin-polarizations of Mn-based antiferromagnetic nanoelectrodes

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    Yamada, Toyo Kazu; Vazquez de Parga, Amadeo L.

    2014-11-03

    Antiferromagnets produce no stray field, and therefore, a tip electrode made of antiferromagnetic material has been considered to be the most suitable choice to measure such as magnetoresistance (MR) through single isolated magnetic nanoparticles, molecules, and ultrathin films. Spin polarizations (P) of antiferromagnetic 3-nm, 6-nm, and annealed 3-nm Mn films grown on W tips with a bcc(110) apex as well as bulk-NiMn tips were obtained at 300 K by measuring MR in ultrahigh vacuum by means of spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy using a layerwise antiferromagnetically stacking bct-Mn(001) film electrode. The Mn-coated tips with coverages of 3 and 6 nm exhibited P values of 1 ± 1% and 3 ± 2%, respectively, which tips likely contain α- or strained Mn. With a thermal assist, the crystalline quality and the magnetic stability of the film could increase. The annealed tip exhibited P = 9 ± 2%. The bulk-NiMn tips exhibit spin polarizations of 0 or 6 ± 2% probably depending on the chemical species (Mn or Ni) present at the apex of the tip. Fe-coated W tips were used to estimate the bct-Mn(001) film spin polarization.

  9. Adiabatic demagnetization of spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic J1-J2 Heisenberg hexagon

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    Deb, Moumita; Ghosh, Asim Kumar

    2016-05-01

    Analytic expressions of exact eigenvalues of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 J1-J2 Heisenberg hexagon in the presence of magnetic field have been obtained. Studies on the magnetization process, nature of isentrops and properties of magnetocaloric effect in terms of adiabatic demagnetization have been carried out. Magnetocaloric effect of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg hexagonal compound Cu3WO6 has been investigated with the help of these theoretical findings.

  10. Adiabatic demagnetization of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg hexagonal cluster

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    Deb, Moumita; Ghosh, Asim Kumar

    2016-05-01

    Exact analytic expressions of eigenvalues of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg hexagon in the presence of uniform magnetic field have been obtained. Magnetization process, nature of isentrops and properties of magneto caloric effect in terms of adiabatic demagnetization have been investigated. Theoretical results have been used to study the magneto caloric effect of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg hexagonal compound Cu3WO6.

  11. Antiferromagnetic Spin Coupling between Rare Earth Adatoms and Iron Islands Probed by Spin-Polarized Tunneling.

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    Coffey, David; Diez-Ferrer, José Luis; Serrate, David; Ciria, Miguel; de la Fuente, César; Arnaudas, José Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    High-density magnetic storage or quantum computing could be achieved using small magnets with large magnetic anisotropy, a requirement that rare-earth iron alloys fulfill in bulk. This compelling property demands a thorough investigation of the magnetism in low dimensional rare-earth iron structures. Here, we report on the magnetic coupling between 4f single atoms and a 3d magnetic nanoisland. Thulium and lutetium adatoms deposited on iron monolayer islands pseudomorphically grown on W(110) have been investigated at low temperature with scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. The spin-polarized current indicates that both kind of adatoms have in-plane magnetic moments, which couple antiferromagnetically with their underlying iron islands. Our first-principles calculations explain the observed behavior, predicting an antiparallel coupling of the induced 5d electrons magnetic moment of the lanthanides with the 3d magnetic moment of iron, as well as their in-plane orientation, and pointing to a non-contribution of 4f electrons to the spin-polarized tunneling processes in rare earths. PMID:26333417

  12. Antiferromagnetic Spin Coupling between Rare Earth Adatoms and Iron Islands Probed by Spin-Polarized Tunneling

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    Coffey, David; Diez-Ferrer, José Luis; Serrate, David; Ciria, Miguel; Fuente, César De La; Arnaudas, José Ignacio

    2015-09-01

    High-density magnetic storage or quantum computing could be achieved using small magnets with large magnetic anisotropy, a requirement that rare-earth iron alloys fulfill in bulk. This compelling property demands a thorough investigation of the magnetism in low dimensional rare-earth iron structures. Here, we report on the magnetic coupling between 4f single atoms and a 3d magnetic nanoisland. Thulium and lutetium adatoms deposited on iron monolayer islands pseudomorphically grown on W(110) have been investigated at low temperature with scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. The spin-polarized current indicates that both kind of adatoms have in-plane magnetic moments, which couple antiferromagnetically with their underlying iron islands. Our first-principles calculations explain the observed behavior, predicting an antiparallel coupling of the induced 5d electrons magnetic moment of the lanthanides with the 3d magnetic moment of iron, as well as their in-plane orientation, and pointing to a non-contribution of 4f electrons to the spin-polarized tunneling processes in rare earths.

  13. Antiferromagnetic Spin Coupling between Rare Earth Adatoms and Iron Islands Probed by Spin-Polarized Tunneling

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    Coffey, David; Diez-Ferrer, José Luis; Serrate, David; Ciria, Miguel; Fuente, César de la; Arnaudas, José Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    High-density magnetic storage or quantum computing could be achieved using small magnets with large magnetic anisotropy, a requirement that rare-earth iron alloys fulfill in bulk. This compelling property demands a thorough investigation of the magnetism in low dimensional rare-earth iron structures. Here, we report on the magnetic coupling between 4f single atoms and a 3d magnetic nanoisland. Thulium and lutetium adatoms deposited on iron monolayer islands pseudomorphically grown on W(110) have been investigated at low temperature with scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. The spin-polarized current indicates that both kind of adatoms have in-plane magnetic moments, which couple antiferromagnetically with their underlying iron islands. Our first-principles calculations explain the observed behavior, predicting an antiparallel coupling of the induced 5d electrons magnetic moment of the lanthanides with the 3d magnetic moment of iron, as well as their in-plane orientation, and pointing to a non-contribution of 4f electrons to the spin-polarized tunneling processes in rare earths. PMID:26333417

  14. Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin-1 chain: Magnetic susceptibility of the Haldane chain described using scaling

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    Souletie, Jean; Drillon, Marc; Rabu, Pierre; Pati, Swapan K.

    2004-08-01

    The phenomenological expression χT/(Ng2μB2/k)=C1nexp(-W1n/T)+C2nexp(-W2n/T) describes very accurately the temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility computed for antiferromagnetic rings of Heisenberg spins S=1 , whose size n is even and ranges from 6 to 20. This expression has been obtained through a strategy justified by scaling considerations together with finite size numerical calculations. For n large, the coefficients of the expression converge towards C1=0.125 , W1=0.451J , C2=0.564 , W2=1.793J ( J is the exchange constant), which are appropriate for describing the susceptibility of the spin-1 Haldane chain. The Curie constant, the paramagnetic Curie-Weiss temperature, the correlation length at T=0 and the Haldane gap are found to be closely related to these coefficients. With this expression, a very good description of the magnetic behavior of Y2BaNiO5 and of Ni(C2H8N2)2NO2ClO4 (NENP), the archetype of the Haldane gap systems, is achieved over the whole temperature range.

  15. Spin torques between ferromagnetic and compensated antiferromagnetic layers

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    Popescu, Adrian; Prakia, Khartik; Haney, Paul

    2014-03-01

    The current induced torques between a ferromagnetic layer and a compensated antiferromagnetic layer of various symmetries are considered. The general conditions under which these current induced torques can stabilize the out-of-plane configuration of the ferromagnet are provided, along with numerical results for specific models. The effects of phase breaking scattering and their experimental implications are also discussed. Adrian Popescu acknowledges support under the Cooperative Research Agreement between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Award 70NANB10H193.

  16. Magnetic Correlations in the Triangular Antiferromagnet TbInO3

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    Sala, Gabriele; Clark, Lucy; Maharaj, Dalini; Stone, Matthew B.; Knight, Kevin S.; Cheong, Sang-Wook; Gaulin, Bruce D.

    TbInO3 crystallizes with a hexagonal P63 cm structure in which layers of edge-sharing triangles of magnetic Tb3+ ions are separated by non-magnetic [InO5]7- units. TbInO3, therefore, realizes an excellent opportunity to explore the behavior of a two-dimensional magnetic triangular lattice, a canonical model of geometric frustration. Here we present our study of a polycrystalline sample of TbInO3. Our high resolution powder neutron diffraction data (HRPD, ISIS) of TbInO3 confirm that the triangular layers of Tb3+ remain undistorted to at least 0 . 46 K. Magnetic susceptibility data follow Curie-Weiss behavior over a wide range of T with θ = - 17 . 19 (3) K indicating the dominance of antiferromagnetic correlations. The susceptibility data also show an absence of conventional long-range spin order down to at least 0 . 55 K, reflecting the frustrated nature of TbInO3. Elastic magnetic diffuse neutron scattering (SEQUOIA, SNS) is observed below ~ 15 K, due to the presence of static two-dimensional spin correlations. The spectrum of crystal field excitations in TbInO3 appears to have an exotic form due to the existence of two crystallographically distinct Tb3+ sites and leads to a strong Ising anisotropy of the spin symmetry.

  17. High Antiferromagnetic Domain Wall Velocity Induced by Néel Spin-Orbit Torques.

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    Gomonay, O; Jungwirth, T; Sinova, J

    2016-07-01

    We demonstrate the possibility to drive an antiferromagnetic domain wall at high velocities by fieldlike Néel spin-orbit torques. Such torques arise from current-induced local fields that alternate their orientation on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet and whose orientation depends primarily on the current direction, giving them their fieldlike character. The domain wall velocities that can be achieved by this mechanism are 2 orders of magnitude greater than the ones in ferromagnets. This arises from the efficiency of the staggered spin-orbit fields to couple to the order parameter and from the exchange-enhanced phenomena in antiferromagnetic texture dynamics, which leads to a low domain wall effective mass and the absence of a Walker breakdown limit. In addition, because of its nature, the staggered spin-orbit field can lift the degeneracy between two 180° rotated states in a collinear antiferromagnet, and it provides a force that can move such walls and control the switching of the states. PMID:27419586

  18. High Antiferromagnetic Domain Wall Velocity Induced by Néel Spin-Orbit Torques

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    Gomonay, O.; Jungwirth, T.; Sinova, J.

    2016-07-01

    We demonstrate the possibility to drive an antiferromagnetic domain wall at high velocities by fieldlike Néel spin-orbit torques. Such torques arise from current-induced local fields that alternate their orientation on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet and whose orientation depends primarily on the current direction, giving them their fieldlike character. The domain wall velocities that can be achieved by this mechanism are 2 orders of magnitude greater than the ones in ferromagnets. This arises from the efficiency of the staggered spin-orbit fields to couple to the order parameter and from the exchange-enhanced phenomena in antiferromagnetic texture dynamics, which leads to a low domain wall effective mass and the absence of a Walker breakdown limit. In addition, because of its nature, the staggered spin-orbit field can lift the degeneracy between two 180° rotated states in a collinear antiferromagnet, and it provides a force that can move such walls and control the switching of the states.

  19. Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on the Spatially Anisotropic Kagome Lattice

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    Schnyder, Andreas; Starykh, Oleg; Balents, Leon

    2008-03-01

    We study the quasi-one-dimensional limit of the Spin-1/2 quantum antiferromagnet on the Kagome lattice, a model Hamiltonian that might be of relevance for the mineral volborthite [1,2]. The lattice is divided into antiferromagnetic spin-chains (exchange J) that are weakly coupled via intermediate ``dangling'' spins (exchange J'). Using bosonization, renormalization group methods, and current algebra techniques we determine the ground state as a function of J'/J. The case of a strictly one-dimensional Kagome strip is also discussed. [1] Z. Hiroi, M. Hanawa, N. Kobayashi, M. Nohara, Hidenori Takagi, Y. Kato, and M. Takigawa, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 70, 3377 (2001). [2] F. Bert, D. Bono, P. Mendels, F. Ladieu, F. Duc, J.-C. Trumbe, and P. Millet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 087203 (2005).

  20. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parity-broken ground state for the spin-1 pyrochlore antiferromagnet

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    Yamashita, Yasufumi; Ueda, Kazuo; Sigrist, Manfred

    2001-12-01

    The ground-state properties of the spin-1 pyrochlore antiferromagnet are studied by applying the VBS-like tetrahedron-unit decomposition to the original spin system. The symmetrization required on every vertex is taken into account by introducing a ferromagnetic coupling. The pairwise effective Hamiltonian between the adjacent tetrahedrons is obtained by considering the next nearest neighbour and the third neighbour exchange interactions. We find that the transverse component of the spin chirality exhibits a long-range order, breaking the parity symmetry of the tetrahedral group, while the chirality itself is not broken.

  1. Magnetic order and spin excitations in layered Heisenberg antiferromagnets with compass-model anisotropies

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    Vladimirov, A. A.; Ihle, D.; Plakida, N. M.

    2015-02-01

    The spin-wave excitation spectrum, magnetization, and Néel temperature for the quasi-two-dimensional spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with the compass-model interaction in the plane proposed for iridates are calculated in the random phase approximation. The spin-wave spectrum agrees well with data of Lanczos diagonalization. We find that the Néel temperature is enhanced by the compass-model interaction and is close to the experimental value for Ba2IrO4.

  2. Influence of an external magnetic field on the decoherence of a central spin coupled to an antiferromagnetic environment

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    Yuan, Xiao-Zhong; Goan, Hsi-Sheng; Zhu, Ka-Di

    2007-07-01

    Using the spin wave approximation, we study the decoherence dynamics of a central spin coupled to an antiferromagnetic environment under the application of an external global magnetic field. The external magnetic field affects the decoherence process through its effect on the antiferromagnetic environment. It is shown explicitly that the decoherence factor which displays a Gaussian decay with time depends on the strength of the external magnetic field and the crystal anisotropy field in the antiferromagnetic environment. When the strength of the external magnetic field is increased to the critical field point at which the spin flop transition (a first-order quantum phase transition) happens in the antiferromagnetic environment, the decoherence of the central spin reaches its highest point. This result is consistent with several recent quantum phase transition witness studies. The influences of the environmental temperature on the decoherence behaviour of the central spin are also investigated.

  3. Current-Induced Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Metal: Domain Wall Dynamics and Spin Wave Excitation

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    Cheng, Ran; Niu, Qian

    2013-03-01

    When a spin-polarized current flows through a ferromagnetic (FM) metal, angular momentum is transferred to the magnetization via spin transfer torque. However, corresponding theory is absent in antiferromagnetic (AFM) metals due to the absence of spin conservation. We solve this problem via effective gauge theory without the necessity of spin conservation. By identifying the adiabatic dynamics of conduction electrons as a non-Abelian gauge theory on degenerate band, we derive the AFM version of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation with current-induced dynamics from a microscopic point of view. Quite different from its FM counterpart, current-induced dynamics in AFM materials does not behave as a torque, but a driving force triggering second order derivative of local staggered order with respect to time. Its physical consequences are studied in two examples: 1. A domain wall is accelerated to a terminal velocity without a Walker's threshold; 2. A sufficiently large spin current will generate spin wave excitation.

  4. Dynamic selective switching in antiferromagnetically-coupled bilayers close to the spin reorientation transition

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    Fernández-Pacheco, A. Mansell, R.; Petit, D.; Lee, J. H.; Cowburn, R. P.; Ummelen, F. C.; Swagten, H. J. M.

    2014-09-01

    We have designed a bilayer synthetic antiferromagnet where the order of layer reversal can be selected by varying the sweep rate of the applied magnetic field. The system is formed by two ultra-thin ferromagnetic layers with different proximities to the spin reorientation transition, coupled antiferromagnetically using Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interactions. The different dynamic magnetic reversal behavior of both layers produces a crossover in their switching fields for field rates in the kOe/s range. This effect is due to the different effective anisotropy of both layers, added to an appropriate asymmetric antiferromagnetic coupling between them. Field-rate controlled selective switching of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy layers as shown here can be exploited in sensing and memory applications.

  5. Pairing Correlations at High Spins

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    Ma, Hai-Liang; Dong, Bao-Guo; Zhang, Yan; Fan, Ping; Yuan, Da-Qing; Zhu, Shen-Yun; Zhang, Huan-Qiao; Petrache, C. M.; Ragnarsson, I.; Carlsson, B. G.

    The pairing correcting energies at high spins in 161Lu and 138Nd are studied by comparing the results of the cranked-Nilsson-Strutinsky (CNS) and cranked-Nilsson-Strutinsky-Bogoliubov (CNSB) models. It is concluded that the Coriolis effect rather than the rotational alignment effect plays a major role in the reduction of the pairing correlations in the high spin region. Then we proposed an average pairing correction method which not only better reproduces the experimental data comparing with the CNS model but also enables a clean-cut tracing of the configurations thus the full-spin-range discussion on the various rotating bands.

  6. Observation of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in the Hubbard Model with Ultracold Atoms

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    Hulet, Randall

    2015-03-01

    Ultracold atoms on optical lattices form a versatile platform for studying many-body physics, with the potential of addressing some of the most important issues in strongly correlated matter. Progress, however, has been stymied by an inability to create sufficiently low temperatures in an optical lattice. In this talk, I will present our experimental results on the characterization of the three-dimensional Hubbard model near half-filling, realized using two spin-states of fermionic atomic lithium (6Li). We have developed a compensated optical lattice that has enabled, for the first time, the achievement of temperatures that are below the tunneling energy, t. We use in-situ imaging to extract the central density of the gas, and to determine its local compressibility. For intermediate to strong interactions, we observe the emergence of a density plateau and a reduction of the compressibility, indicative of the formation of a Mott insulator. Comparisons to state-of-the-art numerical simulations of the Hubbard model over a wide range of interactions set an upper limit for the temperature T < t. The Hubbard model is known to exhibit antiferromagnetism at temperatures below the Néel temperature TN. We have detected antiferromagnetic correlations in this system by spin-sensitive Bragg scattering of light. We deduce the temperature of the atoms in the lattice by comparing the light scattering to determinantal quantum Monte Carlo and numerical linked-cluster expansion calculations to find that T / t = 0 . 51 +/- 0 . 06 , corresponding to 1 . 4TN. Further refinement of the compensated lattice may produce even lower temperatures which, along with light scattering thermometry, have important implications for achieving other novel quantum states of matter. Supported by DARPA/ARO, ONR, NSF.

  7. Direct Observation of a Superconducting Spin Resonance in the Heavy Fermion Antiferromagnetic Superconductor UNi2 Al3

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    Wagman, Jerod; Gaudet, Jonathan; Broholm, Collin; Rodriguez, Jose; Winn, Barry; Graves-Brook, Melissa; Garrett, Jim; Gaulin, Bruce

    2015-03-01

    We present neutron scattering data identifying a superconducting spin resonance in the heavy fermion, antiferromagnetic superconductor UNi2 Al3 . This resolves a longstanding issue in the comparison of UNi2 Al3 to its isostructural sister UPd2 Al3 . Theses material both undergo antiferromagnetic phase transitions at relatively high temperatures, TN = 4.6 K and 14.5 K respectively, before respectively superconducting below 1.2 and 2 K(B. D. Gaulin, et al, PRB 66, 174520 (2002)). However, previous reports suggest that only the magnetic fluctuations in UPd2 Al3 display sensitivity to superconductivity via a superconducting spin resonance - the build up in the superconducting ground state of excess scattered intensity at a well defined resonance energy centered on a magnetic wave-vector. We resolve this disparity by clearly identifying a superconducting spin resonance in UNi2 Al3 at the incommensurate wavevector Q = (1/2 +/- 0.11 0 1/2). This re-establishes the relationship between these sister compounds and further evidences the intimate correlation of magnetism and superconductivity. NSERC, National Science Foundation, Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. DOE.

  8. Antiferromagnetic spintronics.

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    Jungwirth, T; Marti, X; Wadley, P; Wunderlich, J

    2016-03-01

    Antiferromagnetic materials are internally magnetic, but the direction of their ordered microscopic moments alternates between individual atomic sites. The resulting zero net magnetic moment makes magnetism in antiferromagnets externally invisible. This implies that information stored in antiferromagnetic moments would be invisible to common magnetic probes, insensitive to disturbing magnetic fields, and the antiferromagnetic element would not magnetically affect its neighbours, regardless of how densely the elements are arranged in the device. The intrinsic high frequencies of antiferromagnetic dynamics represent another property that makes antiferromagnets distinct from ferromagnets. Among the outstanding questions is how to manipulate and detect the magnetic state of an antiferromagnet efficiently. In this Review we focus on recent works that have addressed this question. The field of antiferromagnetic spintronics can also be viewed from the general perspectives of spin transport, magnetic textures and dynamics, and materials research. We briefly mention this broader context, together with an outlook of future research and applications of antiferromagnetic spintronics. PMID:26936817

  9. Antiferromagnetic spintronics

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    Jungwirth, T.; Marti, X.; Wadley, P.; Wunderlich, J.

    2016-03-01

    Antiferromagnetic materials are internally magnetic, but the direction of their ordered microscopic moments alternates between individual atomic sites. The resulting zero net magnetic moment makes magnetism in antiferromagnets externally invisible. This implies that information stored in antiferromagnetic moments would be invisible to common magnetic probes, insensitive to disturbing magnetic fields, and the antiferromagnetic element would not magnetically affect its neighbours, regardless of how densely the elements are arranged in the device. The intrinsic high frequencies of antiferromagnetic dynamics represent another property that makes antiferromagnets distinct from ferromagnets. Among the outstanding questions is how to manipulate and detect the magnetic state of an antiferromagnet efficiently. In this Review we focus on recent works that have addressed this question. The field of antiferromagnetic spintronics can also be viewed from the general perspectives of spin transport, magnetic textures and dynamics, and materials research. We briefly mention this broader context, together with an outlook of future research and applications of antiferromagnetic spintronics.

  10. Top Quark Spin Correlations - Theory

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    Parke, Stephen J.; /Fermilab

    2012-02-01

    The top quark decay width (G{sub F}m{sub t}{sup 3} {approx} 1 GeV) is much larger than the QCD hadronization scale ({Lambda}{sub QCD} {approx} 0.1 GeV) and much larger than the spin decorrelation scale ({Lambda}{sub QCD}{sup 2}/m{sub t} {approx} 0.1 MeV). Therefore, spin correlations in top quark pair production are reflected in angular correlations of the decay products, see [1] and [2].

  11. Thermal evolution of antiferromagnetic correlations and tetrahedral bond angles in superconducting FeTe1-xSex

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    Xu, Guangyong; Xu, Zhijun; Schneeloch, John; Wen, Jinsheng; Bozin, Emil; Winn, Barry; Feygenson, M.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Gu, Genda; Zaliznyak, Igor; Tranquada, John

    We will present neutron scattering measurements of low energy magnetic excitations from superconducting FeTe1-xSex samples. A model with short-range correlated spin plaquettes characterized by particular antiferromagnetic wave vectors is used to describe the measured magnetic scattering data in the (HK0) plane. We show that the characteristic antiferromagnetic wave vector evolves from that characteristic of the bicollinear structure characteristic of FeTe1-xSex (at high temperature) to that associated with the stripe structure of antiferromagnetic iron arsenides (at low temperature). We also present powder neutron diffraction results for lattice parameters in FeTe1-xSex indicating that the tetrahedral bond angle tends to increase towards the ideal value on cooling, with a corresponding reduction in crystal-field splitting of the Fe 3d orbitals. We suggest that the thermal change in spin correlations implies a relative change among the exchange couplings, and that this is associated with changes in orbital occupancies. Finally, while the magnitude of the low energy magnetic spectral weight is substantial at all temperatures, it actually weakens somewhat at low temperature, where the charge carriers become more itinerant.

  12. Haldane-like antiferromagnetic spin chain in the large anisotropy limit

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    Owerre, S. A.; Paranjape, M. B.

    2014-08-01

    We consider the one dimensional, periodic spin chain with N sites, similar to the one studied by Haldane [1], however in the opposite limit of very large anisotropy and small nearest neighbour, anti-ferromagnetic exchange coupling between the spins, which are of large magnitude s. For a chain with an even number of sites we show that actually the ground state is non-degenerate and given by a superposition of the two Neél states, due to quantum spin tunnelling. With an odd number of sites, the Neél state must necessarily contain a soliton. The position of the soliton is arbitrary thus the ground state is N-fold degenerate. This set of states reorganizes into a band. We show that this occurs at order 2s in perturbation theory. The ground state is non-degenerate for integer spin, but degenerate for half-odd integer spin as is required by Kramers' theorem [18].

  13. Spin dynamics near a putative antiferromagnetic quantum critical point in Cu-substituted BaFe2As2 and its relation to high-temperature superconductivity

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    Kim, M. G.; Wang, M.; Tucker, G. S.; Valdivia, P. N.; Abernathy, D. L.; Chi, Songxue; Christianson, A. D.; Aczel, A. A.; Hong, T.; Heitmann, T. W.; Ran, S.; Canfield, P. C.; Bourret-Courchesne, E. D.; Kreyssig, A.; Lee, D. H.; Goldman, A. I.; McQueeney, R. J.; Birgeneau, R. J.

    2015-12-01

    We present the results of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering measurements on nonsuperconducting Ba (Fe 0.957Cu 0.043) 2As 2 , a composition close to a quantum critical point between antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordered and paramagnetic phases. By comparing these results with the spin fluctuations in the low-Cu composition as well as the parent compound BaFe2As2 and superconducting Ba (Fe1-xNix) 2As2 compounds, we demonstrate that paramagnon-like spin fluctuations are evident in the antiferromagnetically ordered state of Ba (Fe0.957Cu0.043)2As2 , which is distinct from the AFM-like spin fluctuations in the superconducting compounds. Our observations suggest that Cu substitution decouples the interaction between quasiparticles and the spin fluctuations. We also show that the spin-spin correlation length ξ (T ) increases rapidly as the temperature is lowered and find ω /T scaling behavior, the hallmark of quantum criticality, at an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point.

  14. Spin dynamics near a putative antiferromagnetic quantum critical point in Cu-substituted BaFe2As2 and its relation to high-temperature superconductivity

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    Kim, M. G.; Wang, M.; Tucker, G. S.; Valdivia, P. N.; Abernathy, D. L.; Chi, Songxue; Christianson, A. D.; Aczel, A. A.; Hong, T.; Heitmann, T. W.; et al

    2015-12-02

    We present the results of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering measurements on nonsuperconducting Ba(Fe0.957Cu0.043)2As2, a composition close to a quantum critical point between antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordered and paramagnetic phases. By comparing these results with the spin fluctuations in the low-Cu composition as well as the parent compound BaFe2As2 and superconducting Ba(Fe1–xNix)2As2 compounds, we demonstrate that paramagnon-like spin fluctuations are evident in the antiferromagnetically ordered state of Ba(Fe0.957Cu0.043)2As2, which is distinct from the AFM-like spin fluctuations in the superconducting compounds. Our observations suggest that Cu substitution decouples the interaction between quasiparticles and the spin fluctuations. In addition, we show that themore » spin-spin correlation length ξ(T) increases rapidly as the temperature is lowered and find ω/T scaling behavior, the hallmark of quantum criticality, at an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point.« less

  15. Magnetic properties of a two-dimensional spin 1 easy axis Heisenberg antiferromagnet with competing interaction

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    Pires, Antonio; Sousa, Griffith

    2014-03-01

    The square lattice antiferromagnet with next and next nearest neighbor exchange interaction has been the subject of intense research in the last years. It can present the behavior of a frustrated system and can otherwise describe real materials. However, a large part of the work has been dedicated to spin 1/2 and done at zero temperature. A system with spin 1 is of interest because it can have a single ion anisotropy. To study these models simple approaches which yield an analytical description are very useful for practical purposes. Here we use a Modified Spin Wave theory, where corrections owing to spin wave interactions are taken into account self-consistently, to study the easy axis two dimensional spin 1 antiferromagnet with competing interaction and single ion anisotropy. We calculate the phase diagram at zero temperature, and several thermodynamic quantities such as the magnetization, the gap and the specific heat. Their relations with the temperature and anisotropy parameter are analyzed over the entire range of temperature. We have found a Neel and a collinear phase separated by a disordered phase. This disordered phase could be a candidate for a spin liquid. This work was partially supported by CNPQ, FAPEMIG and FAPEAM.

  16. Evidence for a gapped spin-liquid ground state in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Fu, Mingxuan; Imai, Takahashi; Han, Tian -Heng; Lee, Young S.

    2015-11-06

    Here, the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is a leading candidate in the search for a spin system with a quantum spin-liquid ground state. The nature of its ground state remains a matter of active debate. We conducted oxygen-17 single-crystal nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of the spin-1/2 kagome lattice in herbertsmithite [ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2], which is known to exhibit a spinon continuum in the spin excitation spectrum. We demonstrated that the intrinsic local spin susceptibility χkagome, deduced from the oxygen-17 NMR frequency shift, asymptotes to zero below temperatures of 0.03J, where J ~ 200 kelvin is the copper-copper superexchange interaction. Combined with the magnetic field dependence of χkagome that we observed at low temperatures, these results imply that the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet has a spin-liquid ground state with a finite gap.

  17. Characterizing the Haldane phase in quasi-one-dimensional spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Wierschem, Keola; Sengupta, Pinaki

    2014-12-01

    We review the basic properties of the Haldane phase in spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains, including its persistence in quasi-one-dimensional (Q1D) geometries. Using large-scale numerical simulations, we map out the phase diagram for a realistic model applicable to experimental Haldane compounds. We also investigate the effect of different chain coupling geometries and confirm a general mean-field universality of the critical coupling times the coordination number of the lattice. Inspired by recent developments in the characterization of symmetry protected topological (SPT) states, of which the Haldane phase of the spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain is a preeminent example, we provide direct evidence that the Q1D Haldane phase is indeed a nontrivial SPT state.

  18. Random antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains: Exact results from scaling of rare regions

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    Iglói, Ferenc; Juhász, Róbert; Rieger, Heiko

    2000-05-01

    We study XY and dimerized XX spin-1/2 chains with random exchange couplings by analytical and numerical methods and scaling considerations. We extend previous investigations to dynamical properties, to surface quantities, and operator profiles, and give a detailed analysis of the Griffiths phase. We present a phenomenological scaling theory of average quantities based on the scaling properties of rare regions, in which the distribution of the couplings follows a surviving random-walk character. Using this theory we have obtained the complete set of critical decay exponents of the random XY and XX models, both in the volume and at the surface. The scaling results are confirmed by numerical calculations based on a mapping to free fermions, which then lead to an exact correspondence with directed walks. The numerically calculated critical operator profiles on large finite systems (L<=512) are found to follow conformal predictions with the decay exponents of the phenomenological scaling theory. Dynamical correlations in the critical state are in average logarithmically slow and their distribution shows multiscaling character. In the Griffiths phase, which is an extended part of the off-critical region, average autocorrelations have a power-law form with a nonuniversal decay exponent, which is analytically calculated. We note on extensions of our work to the random antiferromagnetic XXZ chain and to higher dimensions.

  19. Spinon dynamics in quantum integrable antiferromagnets

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    Vlijm, R.; Caux, J.-S.

    2016-05-01

    The excitations of the Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin chain in zero field are known as spinons. As pairwise-created fractionalized excitations, spinons are important in the understanding of inelastic neutron scattering experiments in (quasi-)one-dimensional materials. In the present paper, we consider the real space-time dynamics of spinons originating from a local spin flip on the antiferromagnetic ground state of the (an)isotropic Heisenberg spin-1/2 model and the Babujan-Takhtajan spin-1 model. By utilizing algebraic Bethe ansatz methods at finite system size to compute the expectation value of the local magnetization and spin-spin correlations, spinons are visualized as propagating domain walls in the antiferromagnetic spin ordering with anisotropy dependent behavior. The spin-spin correlation after the spin flip displays a light cone, satisfying the Lieb-Robinson bound for the propagation of correlations at the spinon velocity.

  20. Probing the antiferromagnetic long-range order with Glauber spin states

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    Cabrera, Guillermo G.

    1994-01-01

    It is well known that the ground state of low-dimensional antiferromagnets deviates from Neel states due to strong quantum fluctuations. Even in the presence of long-range order, those fluctuations produce a substantial reduction of the magnetic moment from its saturation value. Numerical simulations in anisotropic antiferromagnetic chains suggest that quantum fluctuations over Neel order appear in the form of localized reversal of pairs of neighboring spins. In this paper, we propose a coherent state representation for the ground state to describe the above situation. In the one-dimensional case, our wave function corresponds to a two-mode Glauber state, when the Neel state is used as a reference, while the boson fields are associated to coherent flip of spin pairs. The coherence manifests itself through the antiferromagnetic long-range order that survives the action of quantum fluctuations. The present representation is different from the standard zero-point spin wave state, and is asymptotically exact in the limit of strong anisotropy. The fermionic version of the theory, obtained through the Jordan-Wigner transformation, is also investigated.

  1. Antiferromagnetism of La2CuO(4-y) studied by muon-spin rotation

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    Uemura, Y. J.; Kossler, W. J.; Yu, X. H.; Kempton, J. R.; Schone, H. E.

    1987-01-01

    Zero-field spin precession of positive muons has been observed in the antiferromagnetic state of La2CuO(4-y). Sharp onsets of the sublattice magnetization are found at temperatures close to those of the susceptibility maxima of different specimens. The long-lived precession signal indicates a microscopically homogeneous distribution of spin density at each Cu atom below the Neel temperature. A combination of the present results and neutron-scattering studies indicates the ordered moment per Cu atom to be significantly less than 1 mu(B).

  2. Spin-Lattice-Coupled Order in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on the Pyrochlore Lattice

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    Aoyama, Kazushi; Kawamura, Hikaru

    2016-06-01

    Effects of local lattice distortions on the spin ordering are investigated for the antiferromagnetic classical Heisenberg model on the pyrochlore lattice. It is found by Monte Carlo simulations that the spin-lattice coupling (SLC) originating from site phonons induces a first-order transition into two different types of collinear magnetic ordered states. The state realized at the stronger SLC is cubic symmetric characterized by the magnetic (1/2 ,1/2 ,1/2 ) Bragg peaks, while that at the weaker SLC is tetragonal symmetric characterized by the (1,1,0) ones, each accompanied by the commensurate local lattice distortions. Experimental implications to chromium spinels are discussed.

  3. Observation of antiferromagnetic correlations in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms.

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    Hart, Russell A; Duarte, Pedro M; Yang, Tsung-Lin; Liu, Xinxing; Paiva, Thereza; Khatami, Ehsan; Scalettar, Richard T; Trivedi, Nandini; Huse, David A; Hulet, Randall G

    2015-03-12

    Ultracold atoms in optical lattices have great potential to contribute to a better understanding of some of the most important issues in many-body physics, such as high-temperature superconductivity. The Hubbard model--a simplified representation of fermions moving on a periodic lattice--is thought to describe the essential details of copper oxide superconductivity. This model describes many of the features shared by the copper oxides, including an interaction-driven Mott insulating state and an antiferromagnetic (AFM) state. Optical lattices filled with a two-spin-component Fermi gas of ultracold atoms can faithfully realize the Hubbard model with readily tunable parameters, and thus provide a platform for the systematic exploration of its phase diagram. Realization of strongly correlated phases, however, has been hindered by the need to cool the atoms to temperatures as low as the magnetic exchange energy, and also by the lack of reliable thermometry. Here we demonstrate spin-sensitive Bragg scattering of light to measure AFM spin correlations in a realization of the three-dimensional Hubbard model at temperatures down to 1.4 times that of the AFM phase transition. This temperature regime is beyond the range of validity of a simple high-temperature series expansion, which brings our experiment close to the limit of the capabilities of current numerical techniques, particularly at metallic densities. We reach these low temperatures using a compensated optical lattice technique, in which the confinement of each lattice beam is compensated by a blue-detuned laser beam. The temperature of the atoms in the lattice is deduced by comparing the light scattering to determinant quantum Monte Carlo simulations and numerical linked-cluster expansion calculations. Further refinement of the compensated lattice may produce even lower temperatures which, along with light scattering thermometry, would open avenues for producing and characterizing other novel quantum states of

  4. Antiferromagnetic nuclear spin helix and topological superconductivity in 13C nanotubes

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    Hsu, Chen-Hsuan; Stano, Peter; Klinovaja, Jelena; Loss, Daniel

    2015-12-01

    We investigate the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RKKY) interaction arising from the hyperfine coupling between localized nuclear spins and conduction electrons in interacting 13C carbon nanotubes. Using the Luttinger liquid formalism, we show that the RKKY interaction is sublattice dependent, consistent with the spin susceptibility calculation in noninteracting carbon nanotubes, and it leads to an antiferromagnetic nuclear spin helix in finite-size systems. The transition temperature reaches up to tens of mK, due to a strong boost by a positive feedback through the Overhauser field from ordered nuclear spins. Similar to GaAs nanowires, the formation of the helical nuclear spin order gaps out half of the conduction electrons, and is therefore observable as a reduction of conductance by a factor of 2 in a transport experiment. The nuclear spin helix leads to a density wave combining spin and charge degrees of freedom in the electron subsystem, resulting in synthetic spin-orbit interaction, which induces nontrivial topological phases. As a result, topological superconductivity with Majorana fermion bound states can be realized in the system in the presence of proximity-induced superconductivity without the need of fine tuning the chemical potential. We present the phase diagram as a function of system parameters, including the pairing gaps, the gap due to the nuclear spin helix, and the Zeeman field perpendicular to the helical plane.

  5. Thermal evolution of antiferromagnetic correlations and tetrahedral bond angles in superconducting FeTe1 -xSex

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    Xu, Zhijun; Schneeloch, J. A.; Wen, Jinsheng; Božin, E. S.; Granroth, G. E.; Winn, B. L.; Feygenson, M.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Gu, Genda; Zaliznyak, I. A.; Tranquada, J. M.; Xu, Guangyong

    2016-03-01

    It has recently been demonstrated that dynamical magnetic correlations measured by neutron scattering in iron chalcogenides can be described with models of short-range correlations characterized by particular choices of four-spin plaquettes, where the appropriate choice changes as the parent material is doped towards superconductivity. Here we apply such models to describe measured maps of magnetic scattering as a function of two-dimensional wave vectors obtained for optimally superconducting crystals of FeTe1 -xSex . We show that the characteristic antiferromagnetic wave vector evolves from that of the bicollinear structure found in underdoped chalcogenides (at high temperature) to that associated with the stripe structure of antiferromagnetic iron arsenides (at low temperature); these can both be described with the same local plaquette, but with different interplaquette correlations. While the magnitude of the low-energy magnetic spectral weight is substantial at all temperatures, it actually weakens somewhat at low temperature, where the charge carriers become more itinerant. The observed change in spin correlations is correlated with the dramatic drop in the electronic scattering rate and the growth of the bulk nematic response upon cooling. Finally, we also present powder neutron diffraction results for lattice parameters in FeTe1 -xSex indicating that the tetrahedral bond angle tends to increase towards the ideal value upon cooling, in agreement with the increased screening of the crystal field by more itinerant electrons and the correspondingly smaller splitting of the Fe 3 d orbitals.

  6. Stripe antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations in SrCo2As2.

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    Jayasekara, W; Lee, Y; Pandey, Abhishek; Tucker, G S; Sapkota, A; Lamsal, J; Calder, S; Abernathy, D L; Niedziela, J L; Harmon, B N; Kreyssig, A; Vaknin, D; Johnston, D C; Goldman, A I; McQueeney, R J

    2013-10-11

    Inelastic neutron scattering measurements of paramagnetic SrCo2As2 at T=5 K reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin fluctuations that are peaked at a wave vector of Q(AFM)=(1/2,1/2,1) and possess a large energy scale. These stripe spin fluctuations are similar to those found in AFe2As2 compounds, where spin-density wave AFM is driven by Fermi surface nesting between electron and hole pockets separated by Q(AFM). SrCo2As2 has a more complex Fermi surface and band-structure calculations indicate a potential instability toward either a ferromagnetic or stripe AFM ground state. The results suggest that stripe AFM magnetism is a general feature of both iron and cobalt-based arsenides and the search for spin fluctuation-induced unconventional superconductivity should be expanded to include cobalt-based compounds. PMID:24160618

  7. Antiferromagnetic order in a semiconductor quantum well with spin-orbit coupling

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    Marinescu, D. C.

    2015-05-01

    An argument is made on the existence of a low-temperature itinerant antiferromagnetic (AF) spin alignment, rather than persistent helical (PH), in the ground state of a two dimensional electron gas in a semiconductor quantum well with linear spin-orbit Rashba-Dresselhaus interaction at equal coupling strengths, α. This result is obtained on account of the opposite-spin single-particle state degeneracy at k = 0 that makes the spin instability possible. A theory of the resulting magnetic phase is formulated within the Hartree-Fock approximation of the Coulomb interaction. In the AF state the direction of the fractional polarization is obtained to be aligned along the displacement vector of the single-particle states.

  8. Influence of dilution in the spin transport in the quantum anisotropic two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Lima, L. S.

    2016-08-01

    We study the influence of the site disorder in the long range order and in the spin transport in the two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet with ion-single anisotropy, in the square lattice in T=0 using the SU(3) Schwinger boson theory. We analyze these properties in the regime of Bose-Einstein condensation, where the bosons tz are condensed: = < tz† > = t. In particular, we discuss the influence of the site disorder in the spin transport of this model and in the critical properties, where Dc separates Néel's phase, D Dc, in the spin conductivity. We find that the behavior of the long-range order for D spin conductivity.

  9. Phase structure of the anisotropic antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a layered triangular lattice: Spiral state and deconfined spin liquid

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    Nakane, Kazuya; Kamijo, Takeshi; Ichinose, Ikuo

    2011-02-01

    In the present paper, we study a spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic (AF) Heisenberg model on layered anisotropic triangular lattice and obtain its phase structure. We use the Schwinger bosons for representing spin operators and also a coherent-state path integral for calculating physical quantities. Finite-temperature properties of the system are investigated by means of the numerical Monte-Carlo simulations. A detailed phase diagram of the system is obtained by calculating internal energy, specific heat, spin correlation functions, etc. There are AF Neel, paramagnetic, and spiral states. Turning on the plaquette term (i.e., the Maxwell term on a lattice) of an emergent U(1) gauge field that flips a pair of parallel spin-singlet bonds, we found that there appears a phase that is regarded as a deconfined spin-liquid state, though 'transition' to this phase from the paramagnetic phase is not of second order but a crossover. In that phase, the emergent gauge boson is a physical gapless excitation coupled with spinons. These results support our previous study on an AF Heisenberg model on a triangular lattice at vanishing temperature.

  10. Measuring spin correlations in optical lattices using superlattice potentials

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    Pedersen, K. G. L.; Andersen, B. M.; Soerensen, A. S.; Bruun, G. M.; Syljuaasen, O. F.

    2011-10-15

    We suggest two experimental methods for probing both short- and long-range spin correlations of atoms in optical lattices using superlattice potentials. The first method involves an adiabatic doubling of the periodicity of the underlying lattice to probe neighboring singlet (triplet) correlations for fermions (bosons) by the occupation of the resulting vibrational ground state. The second method utilizes a time-dependent superlattice potential to generate spin-dependent transport by any number of prescribed lattice sites, and probes correlations by the resulting number of doubly occupied sites. For experimentally relevant parameters, we demonstrate how both methods yield large signatures of antiferromagnetic correlations of strongly repulsive fermionic atoms in a single shot of the experiment. Lastly, we show how this method may also be applied to probe d-wave pairing, a possible ground-state candidate for the doped repulsive Hubbard model.

  11. Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain with multiple spin 1/2 particles of different flavors per site

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    Duki, Solomon F.; Yu, Yi-Kuo

    Motivated by the discoveries of quasi-1D magnetic systems, we studied a quantum mechanical spin lattice system consisting of a one-dimensional antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain. In this system we considered M spin 1/2 particles of different flavors per site, and the low-lying states, ground state included, of the Hamiltonian was solved numerically using the exact diagonalization method for finite cluster sizes. We have also obtained the corresponding solutions for systems of the same chain length but with one spin M/2 particle per site. The low energy spectra of both systems are then compared. For M = 2 and M =3, our result shows that the two spin chain systems (one spin M/2 per site vs. M spin 1/2 of different flavors per site) have the same excitation spectra at low energy and the number of overlapped states increases as the size of the cluster increases. The observed overlap also indicates that low energy excitations of the M flavored spin 1/2 chain system selects the high spin states, effectively satisfying the Hund's Rule even though the system does not possess the orbital angular momentum. This work was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

  12. Antiferromagnetic spin correlations and pseudogaplike behavior in Ca(Fe1-xCox)2As2 studied by 75As nuclear magnetic resonance and anisotropic resistivity

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    Cui, J.; Roy, B.; Tanatar, M. A.; Ran, S.; Bud'ko, S. L.; Prozorov, R.; Canfield, P. C.; Furukawa, Y.

    2015-11-06

    We report 75As nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements of single-crystalline Ca(Fe1–xCox)2As2 (x=0.023, 0.028, 0.033, and 0.059) annealed at 350°C for 7 days. From the observation of a characteristic shape of 75As NMR spectra in the stripe-type antiferromagnetic (AFM) state, as in the case of x=0 (TN=170 K), clear evidence for the commensurate AFM phase transition with the concomitant structural phase transition is observed in x=0.023 (TN=106 K) and x=0.028 (TN=53 K). Through the temperature dependence of the Knight shifts and the nuclear spin lattice relaxation rates (1/T1), although stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations are realized in the paramagnetic state as in the case of other iron pnictide superconductors, we found a gradual decrease of the AFM spin fluctuations below a crossover temperature T* that was nearly independent of Co-substitution concentration, and it is attributed to a pseudogaplike behavior in the spin excitation spectra of these systems. The T* feature finds correlation with features in the temperature-dependent interplane resistivity, ρc(T), but not with the in-plane resistivity ρa(T). The temperature evolution of anisotropic stripe-type AFM spin fluctuations is tracked in the paramagnetic and pseudogap phases by the 1/T1 data measured under magnetic fields parallel and perpendicular to the c axis. As a result, based on our NMR data, we have added a pseudogaplike phase to the magnetic and electronic phase diagram of Ca(Fe1–xCox)2As2.

  13. Nonlinear radiation damping of nuclear spin waves and magnetoelastic waves in antiferromagnets

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    Andrienko, Alexander V.; Safonov, Vladimir L.

    2016-03-01

    Parallel pumping of nuclear spin waves in antiferromagnetic CsMnF3 at liquid helium temperatures and magnetoelastic waves in antiferromagnetic FeBO3 at liquid nitrogen temperature in a helical resonator was studied. It was found that the absorbed microwave power is approximately equal to the irradiated power from the sample and that the main restriction mechanism of absorption in both cases is defined by the nonlinear radiation damping predicted about two decades ago. Nonlinear radiation damping is sure to be a common feature of the parallel pumping technique for all normal magnetic excitations and it must be taken into account for interpretation of nonlinear phenomena in parametrically excited magnetic systems.

  14. Ground state and zero temperature phase diagrams of the XXZ antiferromagnetic spin- {1}/{2} chain

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    Zhou, P.

    1990-05-01

    An expression of the XXZ model is given from which the Ising, isotropic XY and Heisenberg models may be more properly obtained by varying only one anisotropy parameter. The ground state and spin configuration of the antiferromagnetic quasi-classical s = {1}/{2}XXZ chain in a magnetic field of arbitrary direction are studied. The phase diagrams with a longitudinal ( h⊥ = 0) and a transverse field ( h‖ = 0) are presented. Because we take into account an effect of anisotropy in the Zeeman interaction, the phase diagrams are quite different from those given by Kurmann, et al. [Physica A 112 (1982) 235]. A ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic first order phase transition is indicated for the Ising case with h⊥=0.

  15. Spin wave dynamics in Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes

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    Mi, Bin-Zhou

    2016-09-01

    The spin wave dynamics, including the magnetization, spin wave dispersion relation, and energy level splitting, of Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes are systematically calculated by use of the double-time Green's function method within the random phase approximation. The role of temperature, diameter of the tube, and wave vector on spin wave energy spectrum and energy level splitting are carefully analyzed. There are two categories of spin wave modes, which are quantized and degenerate, and the total number of independent magnon branches is dependent on diameter of the tube, caused by the physical symmetry of nanotubes. Moreover, the number of flat spin wave modes increases with diameter of the tube rising. The spin wave energy and the energy level splitting decrease with temperature rising, and become zero as temperature reaches the critical point. At any temperature, the energy level splitting varies with wave vector, and for a larger wave vector it is smaller. When pb=π, the boundary of first Brillouin zone, spin wave energies are degenerate, and the energy level splittings are zero.

  16. Spin liquid in a single crystal of the frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnet CoAl2O4

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    Zaharko, O.; Christensen, N. B.; Cervellino, A.; Tsurkan, V.; Maljuk, A.; Stuhr, U.; Niedermayer, C.; Yokaichiya, F.; Argyriou, D. N.; Boehm, M.; Loidl, A.

    2011-09-01

    We study the evidence for spin liquid in the frustrated diamond lattice antiferromagnet CoAl2O4 by means of single-crystal neutron scattering in zero and applied magnetic fields. The magnetically ordered phase appearing below TN=8 K remains nonconventional down to 1.5 K. The magnetic Bragg peaks at the q=0 positions are broad and their line shapes have strong Lorentzian contributions. Additionally, the peaks are connected by weak diffuse streaks oriented along the <111> directions. The observed short-range magnetic correlations are explained within the spiral spin-liquid model. The specific shape of the energy landscape of the system, with an extremely flat energy minimum around q=0 and many low-lying excited spiral states with q=<111>, results in thermal population of this manifold at finite temperatures. The agreement between the experimental results and the spiral spin-liquid model is only qualitative, indicating that microstructure effects might be important to achieve quantitative agreement. Application of a magnetic field significantly perturbs the spiral spin-liquid correlations. The magnetic peaks remain broad but acquire more Gaussian line shapes and increase in intensity. The 1.5 K static magnetic moment increases from 1.58 μB/Co at zero field to 2.08 μB/Co at 10 T. The magnetic excitations appear rather conventional at zero field. Analysis using classical spin-wave theory yields values of the nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor exchange parameters J1=0.92(1) meV and J2=0.101(2) meV and an additional anisotropy term D=-0.0089(2) meV for CoAl2O4. In the presence of a magnetic field, the spin excitations broaden considerably and become nearly featureless at the zone center.

  17. Spin-Ice State of the Quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet on the Pyrochlore Lattice

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    Huang, Yuan; Chen, Kun; Deng, Youjin; Prokof'ev, Nikolay; Svistunov, Boris

    2016-04-01

    We study the low-temperature physics of the SU(2)-symmetric spin-1 /2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a pyrochlore lattice and find "fingerprint" evidence for the thermal spin-ice state in this frustrated quantum magnet. Our conclusions are based on the results of bold diagrammatic Monte Carlo simulations, with good convergence of the skeleton series down to the temperature T /J =1 /6 . The identification of the spin-ice state is done through a remarkably accurate microscopic correspondence for the static structure factor between the quantum Heisenberg, classical Heisenberg, and Ising models at all accessible temperatures, and the characteristic bowtie pattern with pinch points observed at T /J =1 /6 . The dynamic structure factor at real frequencies (obtained by the analytic continuation of numerical data) is consistent with diffusive spinon dynamics at the pinch points.

  18. Local moments and suppression of antiferromagnetism in correlated Zr4Fe4Si7

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    Simonson, J. W.; Pezzoli, M. E.; Garlea, V. O.; Smith, G. J.; Grose, J. E.; Misuraca, J. C.; Kotliar, G.; Aronson, M. C.

    2013-08-01

    We report magnetic, transport, and neutron diffraction measurements as well as a doping study of the V-phase compound Zr4Fe4Si7. This compound exhibits collinear antiferromagnetic order below TN=98±1 K with a staggered moment of 0.57(3)μB/Fe as T→ 0. The magnetic order can be quenched with Co substitution to the Fe site, but even then a 1.5μB/Fe paramagnetic moment remains. The resistivity and heat capacity of Zr4Fe4Si7 are Fermi-liquid-like below 16 and 7 K, respectively, and reveal correlations on the scale of those observed in superconducting Fe pnictides and chalcogenides. Electronic structure calculations overestimate the ordered moment, suggesting the importance of dynamical effects. The existence of magnetic order, electronic correlations, and spin fluctuations make Zr4Fe4Si7 distinct from the majority of Fe-Si compounds, fostering comparison instead with the parent compounds of Fe-based superconductors.

  19. RVB signatures in the spin dynamics of the square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Ghioldi, E. A.; Gonzalez, M. G.; Manuel, L. O.; Trumper, A. E.

    2016-03-01

    We investigate the spin dynamics of the square-lattice spin-\\frac{1}{2} Heisenberg antiferromagnet by means of an improved mean-field Schwinger boson calculation. By identifying both, the long-range Néel and the RVB-like components of the ground state, we propose an educated guess for the mean-field magnetic excitation consisting on a linear combination of local and bond spin flips to compute the dynamical structure factor. Our main result is that when this magnetic excitation is optimized in such a way that the corresponding sum rule is fulfilled, we recover the low- and high-energy spectral weight features of the experimental spectrum. In particular, the anomalous spectral weight depletion at (π,0) found in recent inelastic neutron scattering experiments can be attributed to the interference of the triplet bond excitations of the RVB component of the ground state. We conclude that the Schwinger boson theory seems to be a good candidate to adequately interpret the dynamic properties of the square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

  20. Anomalous Curie response of an impurity in a quantum critical spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Höglund, Kaj; Sandvik, Anders

    2007-03-01

    There is a disagreement concerning the low-temperature (T) magnetic susceptibility χ^zimp˜C/T of a spin-S impurity in a nearly quantum critical antiferromagnetic host. Field-theoretical work [1] predicted an anomalous Curie constant S^2/30 quantum Monte Carlo simulations in order to resolve the controversy. Our main result is for a vacancy in a quantum critical spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a bilayer lattice. In our susceptibility data for the S=1/2 impurity we observe a Curie constant C=0.262(2). Although the value falls outside the predicted range, it should correspond to an anomalous impurity response, as proposed in Ref. [1]. [1] S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain, and M. Vojta, Science 286, 2479 (1999); M. Vojta, C. Buragohain, and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 61, 15152 (2000). [2] O. P. Sushkov, Phys. Rev. B 62, 12135 (2000). [3] M. Troyer, Prog. Theor. Phys. Supp. 145, 326 (2002).

  1. Electric-field-induced spin resonance in antiferromagnetic insulators: Inverse process of the dynamical chiral magnetic effect

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    Sekine, Akihiko; Chiba, Takahiro

    2016-06-01

    We propose a realization of the electric-field-induced antiferromagnetic resonance. We consider three-dimensional antiferromagnetic insulators with spin-orbit coupling characterized by the existence of a topological term called the θ term. By solving the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation in the presence of the θ term, we show that, in contrast to conventional methods using ac magnetic fields, the antiferromagnetic resonance state is realized by ac electric fields along with static magnetic fields. This mechanism can be understood as the inverse process of the dynamical chiral magnetic effect, an alternating current generation by magnetic fields. In other words, we propose a way to electrically induce the dynamical axion field in condensed matter. We discuss a possible experiment to observe our proposal, which utilizes the spin pumping from the antiferromagnetic insulator into a heavy metal contact.

  2. Magnetic-field-induced dynamical instabilities in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Pu, Zhengguo; Zhang, Jun; Yi, Su; Wang, Dajun; Zhang, Wenxian

    2016-05-01

    We theoretically investigate four types of dynamical instability, in particular the periodic and oscillatory type IO, in an antiferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate in a nonzero magnetic field, by employing the coupled-mode theory and numerical method. This is in sharp contrast to the dynamical stability of the same system in zero field. Remarkably, a pattern transition from a periodic dynamical instability IO to a uniform one IIIO occurs at a critical magnetic field. All four types of dynamical instability and the pattern transition are ready to be detected in 23Na condensates within the availability of the current experimental techniques.

  3. Enhancement of spin-wave nonreciprocity in magnonic crystals via synthetic antiferromagnetic coupling

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    Di, K.; Feng, S. X.; Piramanayagam, S. N.; Zhang, V. L.; Lim, H. S.; Ng, S. C.; Kuok, M. H.

    2015-01-01

    Spin-wave nonreciprocity arising from dipole-dipole interaction is insignificant for magnon wavelengths in the sub-100 nm range. Our micromagnetic simulations reveal that for the nanoscale magnonic crystals studied, such nonreciprocity can be greatly enhanced via synthetic antiferromagnetic coupling. The nonreciprocity is manifested as highly asymmetric magnon dispersion curves of the magnonic crystals. Furthermore, based on the study of the dependence of the nonreciprocity on an applied magnetic field, the antiparallel alignment of the magnetizations is shown to be responsible for the enhancement. Our findings would be useful for magnonic and spintronics applications. PMID:25950082

  4. Phonon-Modulated Magnetic Interactions and Spin Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid in the p -Orbital Antiferromagnet CsO2

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    Klanjšek, M.; Arčon, D.; Sans, A.; Adler, P.; Jansen, M.; Felser, C.

    2015-07-01

    The magnetic response of antiferromagnetic CsO2 , coming from the p -orbital S =1 /2 spins of anionic O2- molecules, is followed by 133Cs nuclear magnetic resonance across the structural phase transition occurring at Ts 1=61 K on cooling. Above Ts 1 , where spins form a square magnetic lattice, we observe a huge, nonmonotonic temperature dependence of the exchange coupling originating from thermal librations of O2- molecules. Below Ts 1 , where antiferromagnetic spin chains are formed as a result of p -orbital ordering, we observe a spin Tomonaga-Luttinger-liquid behavior of spin dynamics. These two interesting phenomena, which provide rare simple manifestations of the coupling between spin, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom, establish CsO2 as a model system for molecular solids.

  5. Optical conductivity of cuprates in the pseudogap state: Yang-Rice-Zhang model and antiferromagnetic spin waves

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    Singh, Navinder; Sharma, Raman

    2015-05-15

    In the underdoped regime of the cuprate phase diagram, the modified version of the Resonance Valence Bond (RVB) model by Yang, Rice and Zhang (YRZ) captures the strong electronic correlation effects very well as corroborated by the ARPES and many other experiments. However, under a non-equilibrium transport setting, YRZ says nothing about the scattering mechanisms of the charge carriers. In the present investigation we include, in a very simplified way, the scattering of charge carriers due to antiferromagnetic type spin waves (ASW). The effect of ASW excitations on conductivity has been studied by changing combined life times of the included process. It has been found that there is a qualitative change in the conductivity in the right direction. The theoretical conductivity reproduces qualitatively the experimental one.

  6. Magnetic excitations in the spin-1/2 triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Cs2CuBr4

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    Zvyagin, S. A.; Ozerov, M.; Kamenskyi, D.; Wosnitza, J.; Krzystek, J.; Yoshizawa, D.; Hagiwara, M.; Hu, Rongwei; Ryu, Hyejin; Petrovic, C.; Zhitomirsky, M. E.

    2015-11-27

    We present on high- field electron spin resonance (ESR) studies of magnetic excitations in the spin- 1/2 triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Cs2CuBr4. Frequency- field diagrams of ESR excitations are measured for different orientations of magnetic fields up to 25 T. We show that the substantial zero- field energy gap, Δ ≈ 9.5 K, observed in the low-temperature excitation spectrum of Cs2CuBr4 [Zvyagin et al:, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 077206 (2014)], is present well above TN. Noticeably, the transition into the long-range magnetically ordered phase does not significantly affect the size of the gap, suggesting that even below TN the high-energy spin dynamics in Cs2CuBr4 is determined by short-range-order spin correlations. The experimental data are compared with results of model spin-wave-theory calculations for spin-1/2 triangle-lattice antiferromagnet.

  7. Spin Hamiltonian, order out of a Coulomb phase, and pseudocriticality in the frustrated pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnet FeF3

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    Sadeghi, Azam; Alaei, Mojtaba; Shahbazi, Farhad; Gingras, Michel J. P.

    2015-04-01

    FeF3, with its half-filled Fe3 +3 d orbital, hence zero orbital angular momentum and S =5 /2 , is often put forward as a prototypical highly frustrated classical Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnet. By employing ab initio density functional theory, we obtain an effective spin Hamiltonian for this material. This Hamiltonian contains nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic Heisenberg, biquadratic, and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions as dominant terms and we use Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the nonzero temperature properties of this minimal model. We find that upon decreasing temperature, the system passes through a Coulomb phase, composed of short-range correlated coplanar states, before transforming into an "all-in/all-out" (AIAO) state via a very weakly first-order transition at a critical temperature Tc≈22 K, in good agreement with the experimental value for a reasonable set of Coulomb interaction U and Hund's coupling JH describing the material. Despite the transition being first order, the AIAO order parameter evolves below Tc with a power-law behavior characterized by a pseudo "critical exponent" β ≈0.18 in accord with experiment. We comment on the origin of this unusual β value.

  8. Proposal of a general scheme to obtain room-temperature spin polarization in asymmetric antiferromagnetic semiconductors

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    Li, Xingxing; Wu, Xiaojun; Li, Zhenyu; Yang, Jinlong

    2015-09-01

    Exploring magnetic semiconductors is one of the most important questions for spintronic applications. Although various solutions, such as dilute magnetic semiconductors, have been proposed, a practical spintronic device working at room temperature has not been realized. The key to address this issue is to find magnetic materials with both room-temperature magnetic ordering and large spin polarization around the Fermi energy level. Here, we predict a new concept of asymmetric antiferromagnetic (AFM) semiconductors (AAFMSs) with both features. The high temperature magnetic ordering originates from the AFM coupling between different transition metal ions with strong super-exchange interaction, whereas the large spin polarization around the Fermi energy level owes to d orbital mismatch among these ions. Through first-principles calculations, a family of double perovskites A2Cr M O6 (A =Ca ,Sr ,Ba , and M =Ru ,Os ) are predicted to be AAFMSs. This paper provides a way for developing spintronic devices working at room temperature.

  9. Low-energy singlet excitations in spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on square lattice

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    Aktersky, A. Yu.; Syromyatnikov, A. V.

    2016-05-01

    We present an approach based on a dimer expansion which describes low-energy singlet excitations (singlons) in spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on simple square lattice. An operator ("effective Hamiltonian") is constructed whose eigenvalues give the singlon spectrum. The "effective Hamiltonian" looks like a Hamiltonian of a spin-1/2 magnet in strong external magnetic field and it has a gapped spectrum. It is found that singlet states lie above triplet ones (magnons) in the whole Brillouin zone except in the vicinity of the point (π , 0), where their energies are slightly smaller. Based on this finding, we suggest that a magnon decay is possible near (π , 0) into another magnon and a singlon which may contribute to the dip of the magnon spectrum near (π , 0) and reduce the magnon lifetime. It is pointed out that the singlon-magnon continuum may contribute to the continuum of excitations observed recently near (π , 0).

  10. Spin-phonon coupling and magnetic heat transport in low-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets

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    Prasai, Narayan

    Experimental measurements of heat conduction in the low-dimensional antiferromagnetic compounds CuSb2O6 and BiCu2PO6 are presented for the range 0.5K ≤ T ≤ 390K. Both compounds have magnetic exchange ( J) and Debye (θD) energies that are comparable. This distinguishes the present work from prior studies which have focused on the regime J>>θD Individual crystals were characterized by x-ray diffraction to identify bicrystallinity, twinning and other defects. Thermal conductivity kappa(T) for both the spin-½ chain compound (CuSb2O6) and the spin-½ two-leg ladder compound (BiCu2PO6) imply strong spin-phonon resonant scattering. Model fitting to the lattice component of the heat conductivity was employed to extract a characteristic energy scale for the magnetic excitations. Anisotropy was evident in kappa of both compounds, possibly associated with heat conduction by the spin system. The magnetic mean free path inferred from the data are also presented and compared with those of other low-D spin systems.

  11. Magnetization switching by spin-orbit torque in an antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayer system.

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    Fukami, Shunsuke; Zhang, Chaoliang; DuttaGupta, Samik; Kurenkov, Aleksandr; Ohno, Hideo

    2016-05-01

    Spin-orbit torque (SOT)-induced magnetization switching shows promise for realizing ultrafast and reliable spintronics devices. Bipolar switching of the perpendicular magnetization by the SOT is achieved under an in-plane magnetic field collinear with an applied current. Typical structures studied so far comprise a nonmagnet/ferromagnet (NM/FM) bilayer, where the spin Hall effect in the NM is responsible for the switching. Here we show that an antiferromagnet/ferromagnet (AFM/FM) bilayer system also exhibits a SOT large enough to switch the magnetization of the FM. In this material system, thanks to the exchange bias of the AFM, we observe the switching in the absence of an applied field by using an antiferromagnetic PtMn and ferromagnetic Co/Ni multilayer with a perpendicular easy axis. Furthermore, tailoring the stack achieves a memristor-like behaviour where a portion of the reversed magnetization can be controlled in an analogue manner. The AFM/FM system is thus a promising building block for SOT devices as well as providing an attractive pathway towards neuromorphic computing. PMID:26878314

  12. Magnetization switching by spin-orbit torque in an antiferromagnet-ferromagnet bilayer system

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    Fukami, Shunsuke; Zhang, Chaoliang; Duttagupta, Samik; Kurenkov, Aleksandr; Ohno, Hideo

    2016-05-01

    Spin-orbit torque (SOT)-induced magnetization switching shows promise for realizing ultrafast and reliable spintronics devices. Bipolar switching of the perpendicular magnetization by the SOT is achieved under an in-plane magnetic field collinear with an applied current. Typical structures studied so far comprise a nonmagnet/ferromagnet (NM/FM) bilayer, where the spin Hall effect in the NM is responsible for the switching. Here we show that an antiferromagnet/ferromagnet (AFM/FM) bilayer system also exhibits a SOT large enough to switch the magnetization of the FM. In this material system, thanks to the exchange bias of the AFM, we observe the switching in the absence of an applied field by using an antiferromagnetic PtMn and ferromagnetic Co/Ni multilayer with a perpendicular easy axis. Furthermore, tailoring the stack achieves a memristor-like behaviour where a portion of the reversed magnetization can be controlled in an analogue manner. The AFM/FM system is thus a promising building block for SOT devices as well as providing an attractive pathway towards neuromorphic computing.

  13. Ultrafast spin switching in a canted antiferromagnetic YFeO3 driven by pulsed THz radiations

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    Kim, Taeheon; Hamh, Sun Young; Han, Jeong Woo; Kang, Chul; Kee, Chul-Sik; Jung, Seonghoon; Park, Jaehun; Tokunaga, Yusuke; Tokura, Yoshinori; Lee, Jong Seok

    2015-03-01

    We investigate a detailed process of the precessional motion of the magnetic moment in the canted antiferromagnetic YFeO3 which is excited by a linearly polarized terahertz (THz) pulse at room temperature. By tuning the spectral component of the input THz pulse around the quasi-ferromagnetic mode located near 0.3 THz, we have experimentally clarified the resonance effect in the THz control of the spin state. We could confirm this result also from the simulation based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation with two sub-lattice model for the canted antiferromagnet. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the spin state can be switched all-optically on a picosecond time-scale using THz pulses of square and oscillating shapes. Whereas the oscillating THz pulse with a spectral component resonant with the magnetic excitations is necessary for an efficient magnetization switching, we check the possibility of a further reduction of the necessary THz field strength by examining influences of variations in the anisotropy energy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction upon the switching behaviors.

  14. Random Coulomb antiferromagnets: From diluted spin liquids to Euclidean random matrices

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    Rehn, J.; Sen, Arnab; Andreanov, A.; Damle, Kedar; Moessner, R.; Scardicchio, A.

    2015-08-01

    We study a disordered classical Heisenberg magnet with uniformly antiferromagnetic interactions which are frustrated on account of their long-range Coulomb form, i.e., J (r )˜-A lnr in d =2 and J (r )˜A /r in d =3 . This arises naturally as the T →0 limit of the emergent interactions between vacancy-induced degrees of freedom in a class of diluted Coulomb spin liquids (including the classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets in checkerboard, SCGO, and pyrochlore lattices) and presents a novel variant of a disordered long-range spin Hamiltonian. Using detailed analytical and numerical studies we establish that this model exhibits a very broad paramagnetic regime that extends to very large values of A in both d =2 and d =3 . In d =2 , using the lattice-Green-function-based finite-size regularization of the Coulomb potential (which corresponds naturally to the underlying low-temperature limit of the emergent interactions between orphans), we find evidence that freezing into a glassy state occurs only in the limit of strong coupling, A =∞ , while no such transition seems to exist in d =3 . We also demonstrate the presence and importance of screening for such a magnet. We analyze the spectrum of the Euclidean random matrices describing a Gaussian version of this problem and identify a corresponding quantum mechanical scattering problem.

  15. Sr2Cu(PO4)2 and Ba2Cu(PO4)2 as quasi-one-dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Haque, Md. Mahfoozul; Ahsan, M. A. H.

    2016-03-01

    Using magnetic exchange couplings for antiferromagnets Sr2Cu(PO4)2 and Ba2Cu(PO4)2, estimated independently by Johannes (2006 [1]) and Salunke (2007 [2]), we present model calculations via exact diagonalization for several lattices of 24 and 16 spins by calculating experimentally accessible quantities like spin-spin correlation, the antiferromagnetic order-parameter, entropy-density, specific-heat and z-component of the magnetic susceptibility using up to 15 low-lying eigenstates. From our calculation, the ratio of critical entropy and mean-field critical entropy comes out to be ∼ 0.492(7). The slope of the specific heat curve at low temperatures is found to be 2 / 3. The peak value of z-component of the magnetic susceptibility versus temperature curve turns out to be 1/3 χ ∼ 0.05 . Our results favor the conclusion that these magnetic compounds are indeed quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets.

  16. Josephson-like spin current in junctions composed of antiferromagnets and ferromagnets

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    Moor, A.; Volkov, A. F.; Efetov, K. B.

    2012-01-01

    We study Josephson-like junctions formed by materials with antiferromagnetic (AF) order parameters. As an antiferromagnet, we consider a two-band material in which a spin density wave (SDW) arises. This could be Fe-based pnictides in the temperature interval Tc≤T≤TN, where Tc and TN are the critical temperatures for the superconducting and antiferromagnetic transitions, respectively. The spin current jSp in AF/F/AF junctions with a ballistic ferromagnetic layer and in tunnel AF/I/AF junctions is calculated. It depends on the angle between the magnetization vectors in the AF leads in the same way as the Josephson current depends on the phase difference of the superconducting order parameters in S/I/S tunnel junctions. It turns out that in AF/F/AF junctions, two components of the SDW order parameter are induced in the F layer. One of them oscillates in space with a short period ξF,b˜ℏv/H, while the other decays monotonously from the interfaces over a long distance of the order ξN,b=ℏv/2πT (where v, H, and T are the Fermi velocity, the exchange energy, and the temperature, respectively; the subindex “b” denotes the ballistic case). This is a clear analogy with the case of Josephson S/F/S junctions with a nonhomogeneous magnetization where short- and long-range condensate components are induced in the F layer. However, in contrast to the charge Josephson current in S/F/S junctions, the spin current in AF/F/AF junctions is not constant in space, but oscillates in the ballistic F layer. We also calculate the dependence of jSp on the deviation from the ideal nesting in the AF/I/AF junctions. The spin current is maximal in the insulating phase of the AF and decreases in the metallic phase. It turns to zero at the Neel point when the amplitude of the SDW is zero and changes sign for certain values of the detuning parameter.

  17. Thermal evolution of antiferromagnetic correlations and tetrahedral bond angles in superconducting FeTe1-xSex

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    Xu, Zhijun; Xu, Guangyong; Schneeloch, J. A.; Wen, Jinsheng; Bozin, E. S.; Granroth, G. E.; Winn, B. L.; Feygenson, M.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Gu, Genda; et al

    2016-03-14

    It has recently been demonstrated that dynamical magnetic correlations measured by neutron scattering in iron chalcogenides can be described with models of short-range correlations characterized by particular choices of four-spin plaquettes, where the appropriate choice changes as the parent material is doped towards superconductivity. Here we apply such models to describe measured maps of magnetic scattering as a function of two-dimensional wave vectors obtained for optimally superconducting crystals of FeTe1–xSex. We show that the characteristic antiferromagnetic wave vector evolves from that of the bicollinear structure found in underdoped chalcogenides (at high temperature) to that associated with the stripe structure ofmore » antiferromagnetic iron arsenides (at low temperature); these can both be described with the same local plaquette, but with different interplaquette correlations. While the magnitude of the low-energy magnetic spectral weight is substantial at all temperatures, it actually weakens somewhat at low temperature, where the charge carriers become more itinerant. The observed change in spin correlations is correlated with the dramatic drop in the electronic scattering rate and the growth of the bulk nematic response upon cooling. Lastly, we also present powder neutron diffraction results for lattice parameters in FeTe1–xSex indicating that the tetrahedral bond angle tends to increase towards the ideal value upon cooling, in agreement with the increased screening of the crystal field by more itinerant electrons and the correspondingly smaller splitting of the Fe 3d orbitals.« less

  18. Stripe Antiferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations in SrCo2As2

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    Jayasekara, Wageesha; Lee, Young-Jin; Pandey, Abhishek; Tucker, Gregory; Sapkota, Aashish; Lamsal, J.; Calder, S.; Abernathy, D. L.; Niedziela, J. L.; Harmon, Bruce; Kreyssig, Andreas; Vaknin, David; Johnston, David; Goldman, A. I.; McQueeney, R. J.

    2013-10-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering measurements of paramagnetic SrCo2As2 at T = 5 K reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) spin fluctuations that are peaked at a wave vector of QAFM = (1/2, 1/2, 1) and possess a large energy scale. These stripe spin fluctuations are similar to those found in AFe2As2 compounds, where spin-density wave AFM is driven by Fermi surface nesting between electron and hole pockets separated by QAFM. SrCo2As2 has a more complex Fermi surface and band-structure calculations indicate a potential instability toward either a ferromagnetic or stripe AFM ground state. The results suggest that stripe AFM magnetism is a general feature of both iron and cobalt-based arsenides and the search for spin fluctuation-induced unconventional superconductivity should be expanded to include cobalt-based compounds.

  19. Correlation functions of the integrable spin-s chain

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    Ribeiro, G. A. P.; Klümper, A.

    2016-06-01

    We study the correlation functions of su(2) invariant spin-s chains in the thermodynamic limit. We derive nonlinear integral equations for an auxiliary correlation function ω for any spin s and finite temperature T. For the spin-3/2 chain for arbitrary temperature and zero magnetic field we obtain algebraic expressions for the reduced density matrix of two-sites. In the zero temperature limit, the density matrix elements are evaluated analytically and appear to be given in terms of Riemann’s zeta function values of even and odd arguments. Dedicated to Professor Rodney Baxter on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

  20. Low temperature ballistic spin transport in the S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain compound SrCuO2.

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    Maeter, H; Zvyagin, A A; Luetkens, H; Pascua, G; Shermadini, Z; Saint-Martin, R; Revcolevschi, A; Hess, C; Büchner, B; Klauss, H-H

    2013-09-11

    We report zero and longitudinal magnetic field muon spin relaxation (μSR) measurements of the spin S = 1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain material SrCuO2. We find that in a weak applied magnetic field B0 the spin-lattice relaxation rate λ follows a power law λ is proportional to B(0)(-n) with n = 0.9(3). This result is temperature independent for 5 K ≤ T ≤ 300 K. Within conformal field theory and using the Müller ansatz we conclude ballistic spin transport in SrCuO2. PMID:23924574

  1. The influence of lattice geometry on anti-ferromagnetic correlations and their dynamics in the Fermi-Hubbard model

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    Jotzu, Gregor; Greif, Daniel; Messer, Michael; Desbuqois, Rémi; Görg, Frederik; Esslinger, Tilman

    2016-05-01

    It is well known that in the thermodynamic limit, quantum effects hinder the formation of true long-range order in lower dimensions. However, on shorter length-scales correlations can actually be enhanced by reducing the connectivity of a lattice. Here we report on the observation of anti-ferromagnetic correlations of ultracold fermions in a variety of optical lattice geometries that are well described by the Hubbard model, including dimers, 1D chains, ladders, isolated and coupled honeycomb planes, as well as square and cubic lattices. The dependence of total correlations and their distribution on the specific geometry is experimentally probed by measuring the spin correlator along different lattice tunnelling bonds. We study distinct geometries as well as continuous crossovers between them, and find a strong dependence on the specific configuration. By dynamically changing the lattice geometry and studying the time-evolution of the system, we determine the time required for the formation and redistribution of spin correlations. Timescales ranging from a sudden quench of the lattice geometry to an adiabatic evolution are probed.

  2. CIP spin torque effect in the spin valve pinned with an oxide antiferromagnetic layer

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    Thuan, Nguyen Chi; Van Dai, Nguyen; Nguyen Hoai Nam, Dao; Phuc, Nguyen Xuan; Van Hong, Le

    2009-09-01

    Spin valve Ni0.85Co0.15O/Co85Fe15/Cu/Co85Fe15 was manufactured by a RF magnetron sputtering system. M(H) and R(H) characteristics of the spin valve were measured in CIP configuration at room temperature has a magnetoresistance ratio of about 8% and a high exchange bias at room temperature. The current density and angle between the applied magnetic field and injection current were changed in an aim to observe their effects on MR and exchange bias of the spin valve. The current density and angle strongly affect MR and exchange bias. Both MR and exchange bias clearly decrease in dependence of the current density and direction of the magnetic field. It is supposed to be related with a current-induced spin torque in device.

  3. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Vaknin, David; Zhang, Qiang; Peterson, Spencer; Dennis, Kevin; Tian, Wei

    2015-03-01

    Structure and complex magnetic properties of CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the ``1111''-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. Whereas there is no structural transition from the P4/nmm tetragonal phase below 420 K, CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn2+ (S = 5 / 2) moments pointing along the c-axis below a relatively high Néel temperature of TN = 345 K. Below TSR = 35 K, two instantaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments reorient to the ab-plane preserving the C-type magnetic order, and Ce moments undergo long-range AFM ordering with moments in the ab-plane. Another transition to a noncollinear magnetic structure occurs below 7 K. We find that CeMnAsO primarily falls into the category of a local-moment antiferromagnetic insulator in which the nearest-neighbor interaction (J1) is dominant. The spin reorientation transition driven by the coupling between rare earth Ce and transition metal seems to be common to Mn, Fe and Cr ion,but not to Co and Ni ions in the iso-structural oxypnictides. Supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US-DOE, Number DE-AC02-07CH11358.

  4. Coordinate Bethe ansatz computation for low temperature behavior of a triangular lattice of a spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Shuaibu, A.; Rahman, M. M.

    2014-03-05

    We study the low temperature behavior of a triangular lattice quantum spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with single-site anisotropy by using coordinate Bethe ansatz method. We compute the standard two-particle Hermitian Hamiltonian, and obtain the eigenfunctions and eigenvalue of the system. The obtained results show a number of advantages in comparison with many results.

  5. Effect of magnetoelastic coupling on spin-glass behavior in Heisenberg pyrochlore antiferromagnets with bond disorder

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    Shinaoka, Hiroshi; Tomita, Yusuke; Motome, Yukitoshi

    2014-10-01

    Motivated by puzzling aspects of spin-glass behavior reported in frustrated magnetic materials, we theoretically investigate effects of magnetoelastic coupling in geometrically frustrated classical spin models. In particular, we consider bond-disordered Heisenberg antiferromagnets on a pyrochlore lattice coupled to local lattice distortions. By integrating out the lattice degree of freedom, we derive an effective spin-only model, the bilinear-biquadratic model with bond disorder. The effective model is analyzed by classical Monte Carlo simulations using an extended loop algorithm. First, we discuss the phase diagrams in detail by showing the comprehensive Monte Carlo data for thermodynamic and magnetic properties. We show that the spin-glass transition temperature Tf is largely enhanced by the spin-lattice coupling b in the weakly disordered regime. By considering the limit of strong spin-lattice coupling, this enhancement is ascribed to the suppression of thermal fluctuations in semidiscrete degenerate manifold formed in the presence of the spin-lattice coupling. We also find that, by increasing the strength of disorder Δ, the system shows a concomitant transition of the nematic order and spin glass at a temperature determined by b, being almost independent of Δ. This is due to the fact that the spin-glass transition is triggered by the spin collinearity developed by the nematic order. Although further-neighbor exchange interactions originating in the cooperative lattice distortions result in spin-lattice order in the weakly disordered regime, the concomitant transition remains robust with Tf almost independent of Δ. We find that the magnetic susceptibility shows hysteresis between the field-cooled and zero-field-cooled data below Tf, and that the nonlinear susceptibility shows a negative divergence at the transition. These features are common to conventional spin-glass systems. Meanwhile, we find that the specific heat exhibits a broad peak at Tf, and that the

  6. Glass-like recovery of antiferromagnetic spin ordering in a photo-excited manganite Pr0.7Ca0.3MnO3

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    Zhou, S.Y.; Langner, M.C.; Zhu, Y.; Chuang, Y.-D.; Rini, M.; Glover, T.E.; Hertlein, M.P.; Gonzalez, A.G. Cruz; Tahir, N.; Tomioka, Y.; Tokura, Y.; Hussain, Z.; Schoenlein, R.W.

    2014-01-16

    Electronic orderings of charges, orbitals and spins are observed in many strongly correlated electron materials, and revealing their dynamics is a critical step toward understanding the underlying physics of important emergent phenomena. Here we use time-resolved resonant soft x-ray scattering spectroscopy to probe the dynamics of antiferromagnetic spin ordering in the manganite Pr0:7Ca0:3MnO3 following ultrafast photo-exitation. Our studies reveal a glass-like recovery of the spin ordering and a crossover in the dimensionality of the restoring interaction from quasi-1D at low pump fluence to 3D at high pump fluence. This behavior arises from the metastable state created by photo-excitation, a state characterized by spin disordered metallic droplets within the larger charge- and spin-ordered insulating domains. Comparison with time-resolved resistivity measurements suggests that the collapse of spin ordering is correlated with the insulator-to-metal transition, but the recovery of the insulating phase does not depend on the re-establishment of the spin ordering.

  7. Chiral and critical spin liquids in a spin-1/2 kagome antiferromagnet

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    Zhu, W.; Gong, S. S.; Sheng, D. N.

    2015-07-01

    The kagome spin-1/2 systems have attracted intensive attention in recent years as the primary candidate for hosting different gapped spin liquids (SLs). To uncover the nature of the novel quantum phase transition between the SL states, we study a minimum X Y model with the nearest-neighbor (NN) (Jx y), the second-NN, and the third-NN couplings (J2 x y=J3 x y=Jxy ' ). We identify the time-reversal-symmetry-broken chiral SL (CSL) with the turn on of a small perturbation Jxy '˜0.06 Jx y , which is fully characterized by the fractionally quantized topological Chern number and the conformal edge spectrum as the ν =1 /2 fractional quantum Hall state. Interestingly, the NN X Y model (Jxy '=0 ) is shown to be a critical SL state adjacent to the CSL, characterized by the gapless spin singlet and spin triplet excitations. The quantum phase transition from the CSL to the gapless critical SL is driven by the collapsing of the neutral (spin singlet) excitation gap. The effect of the NN spin-z coupling Jz is also studied, which leads to a quantum phase diagram with an extended regime for the gapless SL.

  8. Role of the antiferromagnetic pinning layer on spin wave properties in IrMn/NiFe based spin-valves

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    Gubbiotti, G.; Tacchi, S.; Del Bianco, L.; Bonfiglioli, E.; Giovannini, L.; Tamisari, M.; Spizzo, F.; Zivieri, R.

    2015-05-01

    Brillouin light scattering (BLS) was exploited to study the spin wave properties of spin-valve (SV) type samples basically consisting of two 5 nm-thick NiFe layers (separated by a Cu spacer of 5 nm), differently biased through the interface exchange coupling with an antiferromagnetic IrMn layer. Three samples were investigated: a reference SV sample, without IrMn (reference); one sample with an IrMn underlayer (10 nm thick) coupled to the bottom NiFe film; one sample with IrMn underlayer and overlayer of different thickness (10 nm and 6 nm), coupled to the bottom and top NiFe film, respectively. The exchange coupling with the IrMn, causing the insurgence of the exchange bias effect, allowed the relative orientation of the NiFe magnetization vectors to be controlled by an external magnetic field, as assessed through hysteresis loop measurements by magneto-optic magnetometry. Thus, BLS spectra were acquired by sweeping the magnetic field so as to encompass both the parallel and antiparallel alignment of the NiFe layers. The BLS results, well reproduced by the presented theoretical model, clearly revealed the combined effects on the spin dynamic properties of the dipolar interaction between the two NiFe films and of the interface IrMn/NiFe exchange coupling.

  9. Role of the antiferromagnetic pinning layer on spin wave properties in IrMn/NiFe based spin-valves

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    Gubbiotti, G. Tacchi, S.; Del Bianco, L.; Bonfiglioli, E.; Giovannini, L.; Spizzo, F.; Zivieri, R.; Tamisari, M.

    2015-05-07

    Brillouin light scattering (BLS) was exploited to study the spin wave properties of spin-valve (SV) type samples basically consisting of two 5 nm-thick NiFe layers (separated by a Cu spacer of 5 nm), differently biased through the interface exchange coupling with an antiferromagnetic IrMn layer. Three samples were investigated: a reference SV sample, without IrMn (reference); one sample with an IrMn underlayer (10 nm thick) coupled to the bottom NiFe film; one sample with IrMn underlayer and overlayer of different thickness (10 nm and 6 nm), coupled to the bottom and top NiFe film, respectively. The exchange coupling with the IrMn, causing the insurgence of the exchange bias effect, allowed the relative orientation of the NiFe magnetization vectors to be controlled by an external magnetic field, as assessed through hysteresis loop measurements by magneto-optic magnetometry. Thus, BLS spectra were acquired by sweeping the magnetic field so as to encompass both the parallel and antiparallel alignment of the NiFe layers. The BLS results, well reproduced by the presented theoretical model, clearly revealed the combined effects on the spin dynamic properties of the dipolar interaction between the two NiFe films and of the interface IrMn/NiFe exchange coupling.

  10. Spin dependent transport studies in magnetic, non-magnetic, antiferromagnetic, and half metals

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    Acharyya, Rakhi

    This thesis consists of three studies of Current-Perpendicular-to-the-Planes (CPP) Magnetoresistance (MR) of sputtered ferromagnetic/non-magnetic (F/N) multilayers. (a) The first study involves a double-blind comparison of our measurements of the interface specific resistance AR (area A through which the CPP current flows times the CPP resistance R) of Pd/Ir interfaces with no-free-parameter calculations. (b) The second study is of spin relaxation within the antiferromagnets (AF) IrMn and FeMn and at their interfaces with Cu. (c) The third study is of the MR of multilayers involving a nominal half-metal Heusler alloy, Co2Fe(Al0.5Si0.5) (CFAS). A true half-metal should give an especially large CPP-MR. This study involves a different sample geometry, combining optical lithography and ion-beam etching, with epitaxial sputtering at elevated temperatures. (a) For four pairs of lattice-matched metals (Ag/Au, Co/Cu, Fe/Cr, and Pt/Pd) having the same crystal structure and the same lattice parameter to within ˜1%, no-free-parameter calculations of 2AR, twice the interface specific resistance AR have agreed with measured values to within mutual uncertainties. For three pairs, the measured values were known when the calculations were made. For the fourth pair, Pt/Pd, they were not. In contrast, calculations for non-matched pairs, where the lattice parameters differed by 5% or more, disagreed with measured values. In this thesis we study a fifth pair, Pd and Ir, where the lattice parameter mismatch is intermediate, 1.3%. The project was done double-blind with theory collaborators Wang and Xia, with experiment and calculations shared only after both groups settled on their separate values. The values for Pd/Ir calculated with the same assumptions used previously were just outside of uncertainty of the measured ones. An improved calculation gave agreement between the two values. (b) Antiferromagnets (AFs) play important roles in CPP-MR devices as sources of pinning for F

  11. Search for the Heisenberg spin glass on rewired square lattices with antiferromagnetic interaction

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    Surungan, Tasrief; Bansawang B., J.; Tahir, Dahlang

    2016-03-01

    Spin glass (SG) is a typical magnetic system with frozen random spin orientation at low temperatures. The system exhibits rich physical properties, such as infinite number of ground states, memory effect, and aging phenomena. There are two main ingredients considered to be pivotal for the existence of SG behavior, namely, frustration and randomness. For the canonical SG system, frustration is led by the presence of competing interaction between ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AF) couplings. Previously, Bartolozzi et al. [Phys. Rev. B73, 224419 (2006)], reported the SG properties of the AF Ising spins on scale free network (SFN). It is a new type of SG, different from the canonical one which requires the presence of both FM and AF couplings. In this new system, frustration is purely caused by the topological factor and its randomness is related to the irregular connectvity. Recently, Surungan et. al. [Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 640, 012001 (2015)] reported SG bahavior of AF Heisenberg model on SFN. We further investigate this type of system by studying an AF Heisenberg model on rewired square lattices. We used Replica Exchange algorithm of Monte Carlo Method and calculated the SG order parameter to search for the existence of SG phase.

  12. Top Quark Spin Correlations at the Tevatron

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    Head, Tim; /Manchester U.

    2010-07-01

    Recent measurements of the correlation between the spin of the top and the spin of the anti-top quark produced in proton anti-proton scattering at a center of mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 Tev by the CDF and D0 collaborations are discussed. using up to 4.3 fb{sup -1} of data taken with the CDF and D0 detectors the spin correlation parameter C, the degree to which the spins are correlated, is measured in dileptonic and semileptonic final states. The measurements are found to be in agreement with Standard Model predictions.

  13. Incommensurate spin-density-wave antiferromagnetism in CeRu2Al2B

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    Bhattacharyya, A.; Khalyavin, D. D.; Krüger, F.; Adroja, D. T.; Strydom, A. M.; Kockelmann, W. A.; Hillier, A. D.

    2016-02-01

    The newly discovered Ising-type ferromagnet CeRu2Al2B exhibits an additional phase transition at TN=14.2 K before entering the ferromagnetic ground state at TC=12.8 K. We clarify the nature of this transition through high resolution neutron diffraction measurements. The data reveal the presence of a longitudinal incommensurate spin-density wave (SDW) in the temperature range of TCantiferromagnetic exchange interactions. This makes CeRu2Al2B a particularly attractive model system to study the global phase diagram of ferromagnetic heavy-fermion metals under the influence of magnetic frustration.

  14. Reversal of spin dynamics in an antiferromagnetic F = 1 spinor Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Schwettmann, Arne; Summy, Gil; Pechkis, Hyewon; Wrubel, Jonathan; Barnett, Ryan; Wilson, Ryan; Tiesinga, Eite; Lett, Paul

    2014-05-01

    The antiferromagnetic F = 1 sodium spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) exhibits coherent population oscillations of the magnetic sublevels that are internally driven by spin-exchange collisions. Here, we experimentally demonstrate reversals of the collisional dynamics. The reversals are controlled with microwave pulses. We observe nearly complete reversals even after a significant amount of population oscillation has already occurred. In addition, and somewhat surprisingly, we can generate partial reversals in the cold, non-condensed normal gas. We explain our results with numerical calculations based on the truncated Wigner approximation and an analytical theory based on the Bogoliubov approximation. In the future, this type of microwave control of collisional dynamics will allow us to implement matter-wave analogs of devices known from quantum optics with photons, such as a phase-sensitive matter-wave amplifier.

  15. Why Cr needs a spin-density wave to become antiferromagnetic.

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    Marcus, P. M.; Moruzzi, V. L.; Qiu, S. L.

    1998-03-01

    First-principles, total-energy calculations on bcc Cr show that at the volume of the energy minimum Cr is nonmagnetic, i.e., the type-I antiferromagnetic (AF) phase does not exist for bcc Cr. However 0.3% expansion of the lattice constant gives a 2nd-order phase transition to the AF phase with a rapidly growing magnetic moment at the cost of a small amount of strain energy.( Marcus, Qiu, Moruzzi, submitted to Phys. Rev. B.) The AF spin-density wave (AF-SDW) modulates the moment of the AF phase over 20 lattice constants to reduce the energy, hence compensate the strain energy. (K. Hirai, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 66), 560 (1997). Further arguments to support this lattice-expansion theory of the AF-SDW come from a bulk modulus in agreement with experiment and from the effects of increasing the electron density, which agree with alloy behavior.

  16. Blocking temperature distribution and long-term stability of spin-valve structures with Mn-based antiferromagnets

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    Nozières, J. P.; Jaren, S.; Zhang, Y. B.; Zeltser, A.; Pentek, K.; Speriosu, V. S.

    2000-04-01

    We have determined the blocking temperature distribution Tb(T) in spin-valve sheet films with FeMn, IrMn, PtMn, NiMn and CrPdMn antiferromagnetic layers (AFM). We find a clear dependence of Tb(T) on the field applied during the measurement, which we link to the reversal state of the pinned layer through the torque applied on the AFM. Using fields large enough to fully reverse the pinned layer, NiMn and PtMn show little or no components of the blocking temperature below 150 °C, whereas both IrMn and CrPdMn (the latter in a "synthetic" AFM design) exhibit important low-temperature trailing edges of the distribution. Accelerated annealing experiments in a low reversed field equivalent to the self-demagnetizing field in a micron-size head allows us to access the time to failure and the failure activation energy from which the expected lifetime can be assessed. We find a general correlation between the expected lifetime and the fraction of loose (e.g., unblocked) AFM spins at any given temperature. Accordingly, only NiMn and PtMn are found to exhibit a sufficient long-term stability for disk-drive operations.

  17. A separation of antiferromagnetic spin motion modes in the training effect of exchange biased Co/CoO film with in-plane anisotropy

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    Wu, R.; Yun, C.; Ding, S. L.; Wen, X.; Liu, S. Q.; Wang, C. S.; Han, J. Z.; Du, H. L.; Yang, J. B.

    2016-08-01

    The motion of antiferromagnetic interfacial spins is investigated through the temperature evolution of training effect in a Co/CoO film with in-plane biaxial anisotropy. Significant differences in the training effect and its temperature dependence are observed in the magnetic easy axis and hard axis (HA) and ascribed to the different motion modes of antiferromagnetic interfacial spins, the collective spin cluster rotation (CSR) and the single spin reversal (SSR), caused by different magnetization reversal modes of ferromagnetic layer. These motion modes of antiferromagnetic spins are successfully separated using a combination of an exponential function and a classic n-1/2 function. A larger CSR to SSR ratio and a shorter lifetime of CSR found in the HA indicates that the domain rotation in the ferromagnetic layer tends to activate and accelerate a CSR mode in the antiferromagnetic spins.

  18. From antiferromagnetic insulator to correlated metal in pressurized and doped LaMnPO.

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    Simonson, J W; Yin, Z P; Pezzoli, M; Guo, J; Liu, J; Post, K; Efimenko, A; Hollmann, N; Hu, Z; Lin, H-J; Chen, C-T; Marques, C; Leyva, V; Smith, G; Lynn, J W; Sun, L L; Kotliar, G; Basov, D N; Tjeng, L H; Aronson, M C

    2012-07-01

    Widespread adoption of superconducting technologies awaits the discovery of new materials with enhanced properties, especially higher superconducting transition temperatures T(c). The unexpected discovery of high T(c) superconductivity in cuprates suggests that the highest T(c)s occur when pressure or doping transform the localized and moment-bearing electrons in antiferromagnetic insulators into itinerant carriers in a metal, where magnetism is preserved in the form of strong correlations. The absence of this transition in Fe-based superconductors may limit their T(c)s, but even larger T(c)s may be possible in their isostructural Mn analogs, which are antiferromagnetic insulators like the cuprates. It is generally believed that prohibitively large pressures would be required to suppress the effects of the strong Hund's rule coupling in these Mn-based compounds, collapsing the insulating gap and enabling superconductivity. Indeed, no Mn-based compounds are known to be superconductors. The electronic structure calculations and X-ray diffraction measurements presented here challenge these long held beliefs, finding that only modest pressures are required to transform LaMnPO, isostructural to superconducting host LaFeAsO, from an antiferromagnetic insulator to a metallic antiferromagnet, where the Mn moment vanishes in a second pressure-driven transition. Proximity to these charge and moment delocalization transitions in LaMnPO results in a highly correlated metallic state, the familiar breeding ground of superconductivity. PMID:22647607

  19. Frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice with spin quantum number s ≥ 1

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    Li, P. H. Y.; Bishop, R. F.; Campbell, C. E.

    2016-03-01

    The ground-state (GS) phase diagram of the frustrated spin-s J1-J2-J3 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the honeycomb lattice is studied using the coupled cluster method implemented to high orders of approximation, for spin quantum numbers s = 1, 3/2, 2 , 5/2. The model has antiferromagnetic (AFM) nearest-neighbour, next-nearest-neighbour and next-next-nearest-neighbour exchange couplings (with strength J1 > 0, J2 > 0 and J3 > 0, respectively). We specifically study the case J3 = J2 = κJ1, in the range 0 < κ < 1 of the frustration parameter, which includes the point of maximum classical (s → ∞) frustration, viz., the classical critical point at κcl = 1/2, which separates the Neel phase for κ < κcl and the collinear striped AFM phase for κ > κ cl. Results are presented for the GS energy, magnetic order parameter and plaquette valence-bond crystal (PVBC) susceptibility. For all spins s > 3/2 we find a quantum phase diagram very similar to the classical one, with a direct first-order transition between the two collinear AFM states at a value κc(s) which is slightly greater than κcl [e.g., κc(3/2) ≈ 0.53(1)] and which approaches it monotonically as s → ∞. By contrast, for the case s = 1 the transition is split into two such that the stable GS phases are one with Néel AFM order for κ < κc1 = 0.485(5) and one with striped AFM order for κ > κc2 = 0.528(5), just as in the case s = 1/2 (for which κc1 ≈ 0.47 and κc2 ≈ 0.60). For both the s = 1/2 and s = 1 models the transition at κc2 appears to be of first-order type, while that at κc1 appears to be continuous. However, whereas in the s = 1/2 case the intermediate phase appears to have PVBC order over the entire range κc1 < κ < κc2, in the s = 1 case PVBC ordering either exists only over a very small part of the region or, more likely, is absent everywhere.

  20. Numerical simulations of strongly correlated electron and spin systems

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    Changlani, Hitesh Jaiprakash

    Developing analytical and numerical tools for strongly correlated systems is a central challenge for the condensed matter physics community. In the absence of exact solutions and controlled analytical approximations, numerical techniques have often contributed to our understanding of these systems. Exact Diagonalization (ED) requires the storage of at least two vectors the size of the Hilbert space under consideration (which grows exponentially with system size) which makes it affordable only for small systems. The Density Matrix Renormalization Group (DMRG) uses an intelligent Hilbert space truncation procedure to significantly reduce this cost, but in its present formulation is limited to quasi-1D systems. Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) maps the Schrodinger equation to the diffusion equation (in imaginary time) and only samples the eigenvector over time, thereby avoiding the memory limitation. However, the stochasticity involved in the method gives rise to the "sign problem" characteristic of fermion and frustrated spin systems. The first part of this thesis is an effort to make progress in the development of a numerical technique which overcomes the above mentioned problems. We consider novel variational wavefunctions, christened "Correlator Product States" (CPS), that have a general functional form which hopes to capture essential correlations in the ground states of spin and fermion systems in any dimension. We also consider a recent proposal to modify projector (Green's Function) Quantum Monte Carlo to ameliorate the sign problem for realistic and model Hamiltonians (such as the Hubbard model). This exploration led to our own set of improvements, primarily a semistochastic formulation of projector Quantum Monte Carlo. Despite their limitations, existing numerical techniques can yield physical insights into a wide variety of problems. The second part of this thesis considers one such numerical technique - DMRG - and adapts it to study the Heisenberg antiferromagnet

  1. On the exchange bias effect in NiO nanoparticles with a core(antiferromagnetic)/shell (spin glass) morphology

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    Rinaldi-Montes, N.; Gorria, P.; Martínez-Blanco, D.; Fuertes, A. B.; Fernández Barquín, L.; Rodríguez Fernández, J.; de Pedro, I.; Fdez-Gubieda, M. L.; Alonso, J.; Olivi, L.; Aquilanti, G.; Puente-Orench, I.; Blanco, J. A.

    2015-11-01

    The unexpected appearance of magnetic hysteresis and exchange bias effects in nominally antiferromagnetic NiO nanoparticles is usually explained in terms of a core/shell morphology, where a spin glass-like shell is exchange coupled to an antiferromagnetic core. However, recent studies have challenged the validity of this assumption for small enough NiO nanoparticles. In this work we present proof of the core/shell model for NiO nanoparticles with sizes below 10 nm by combining neutron powder diffraction and magnetic measurements. In addition, we have verified that the exchange bias effect persists even when the particle size is reduced down to 4 nm.

  2. Infrared probe of spin-phonon coupling in antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice compound Li2MnO3

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    Song, Seungjae; Lee, Sanghyun; Jeon, Seyoung; Park, Je-Geun; Moon, S. J.

    2015-12-01

    We investigated temperature-dependent infrared-active phonon modes of honeycomb Li2MnO3 which shows an antiferromagnetic transition at T N  =  36 K. In the far-infrared frequency region, we observed fourteen phonon modes. We obtained the temperature dependence of each phonon mode from the analysis of optical conductivity spectra by using the Lorentz and the Fano-type oscillator models. We found that the resonance frequencies of nine phonon modes showed an anomalous behavior near T N that should be attributed to the spin-phonon coupling. We calculated the magnitude of the spin-phonon coupling constant from the shift in the resonance frequencies of the phonon modes below T N. Our results suggest that Li2MnO3 is weakly frustrated and that spin-phonon coupling plays a role in antiferromagnetic ordering.

  3. Ultracold few fermionic atoms in needle-shaped double wells: spin chains and resonating spin clusters from microscopic Hamiltonians emulated via antiferromagnetic Heisenberg and t–J models

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    Yannouleas, Constantine; Brandt, Benedikt B.; Landman, Uzi

    2016-07-01

    Advances with trapped ultracold atoms intensified interest in simulating complex physical phenomena, including quantum magnetism and transitions from itinerant to non-itinerant behavior. Here we show formation of antiferromagnetic ground states of few ultracold fermionic atoms in single and double well (DW) traps, through microscopic Hamiltonian exact diagonalization for two DW arrangements: (i) two linearly oriented one-dimensional, 1D, wells, and (ii) two coupled parallel wells, forming a trap of two-dimensional, 2D, nature. The spectra and spin-resolved conditional probabilities reveal for both cases, under strong repulsion, atomic spatial localization at extemporaneously created sites, forming quantum molecular magnetic structures with non-itinerant character. These findings usher future theoretical and experimental explorations into the highly correlated behavior of ultracold strongly repelling fermionic atoms in higher dimensions, beyond the fermionization physics that is strictly applicable only in the 1D case. The results for four atoms are well described with finite Heisenberg spin-chain and cluster models. The numerical simulations of three fermionic atoms in symmetric DWs reveal the emergent appearance of coupled resonating 2D Heisenberg clusters, whose emulation requires the use of a t–J-like model, akin to that used in investigations of high T c superconductivity. The highly entangled states discovered in the microscopic and model calculations of controllably detuned, asymmetric, DWs suggest three-cold-atom DW quantum computing qubits.

  4. Spin excitations in antiferromagnetic metallic phase of iron pnictides analyzed with a five-band itinerant model

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    Kaneshita, Eiji; Tohyama, Takami

    2011-03-01

    We investigate the spin wave excitation in the metallic antiferromagnetic phase of iron pnictide superconductors based on calculated neutron scattering spectra by mean-field calculations with a random phase approximation in a five-band itinerant model [E.K. & T.T., RPB 82, 094441 (2010)]. The calculated excitation spectra reproduce well spin-wave dispersions observed in inelastic neutron scattering, with a realistic magnetic moment for CaFe 2 As 2 . A particle-hole gap is found to be crucial to obtain consistent results; we predict the spin wave in LaFeAsO disappears at a lower energy than in CaFe 2 As 2 .

  5. Spin polarized STM imaging of the Fe3O4 (0 0 1) surface using antiferromagnetic tips

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    Jordan, K.; Mariotto, G.; Ceballos, S. F.; Murphy, S.; Shvets, I. V.

    2005-04-01

    Spin polarized STM is used to image the charge ordered Fe3O4 (0 0 1) surface, using antiferromagnetic MnNi probes. Such a surface is characterized by the presence of Fe- Fe and Fe- Fe dimers. These dimers have different spin configurations, which are resolved using a MnNi probe. The surface is also imaged with paramagnetic W tips, which do not distinguish between the dimers, providing further evidence for a spin polarized contribution to the tunnel current with MnNi tips.

  6. Spin squeezing, entanglement and correlations

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    Sirsi, Swarnamala

    2004-11-01

    Spin-s assemblies are classified into two mutually exclusive classes: oriented and non-oriented systems. The density matrix rgr, describing oriented systems, can assume diagonal form in the angular momentum basis \\vert sm \\rangle (m=-s \\cdots {+}s ) defined with respect to the axis of quantization, whereas the eigenstates of rgr for the non-oriented assembly cannot all be identified with \\vert sm \\rangle states. A new scheme for constructing a mixed, non-oriented spin-s state using s(2s+1) spinors all pointing in different directions in space and 2s weights is discussed. Such a construction takes its inspiration from Schwinger's idea of realizing an \\vert sm \\rangle state as being made up of (s+m) 'up' spinors and (s-m) 'down' spinors, all defined with respect to a single axis in space. Since the oriented systems are never squeezed, non-oriented spin-1 assemblies which can be prepared in the laboratory with the available NQR technology are examined for signatures of squeezing using our scheme in a frame of reference where the Heisenberg-Robertson uncertainty relation has the same form as the Schrödinger uncertainty relation. It is shown that unlike in the case of the pure spin-1 state where squeezing is synonymous with non-orientedness, a non-oriented spin-1 system need not be squeezed and the existence of entanglement is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the system to be squeezed.

  7. Field-induced spin density wave and spiral phases in a layered antiferromagnet

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    Stone, Matthew B.; Lumsden, Mark D.; Garlea, Vasile O.; Grenier, B.; Ressouche, E.; Samulon, Eric C.; Fisher, Ian R.

    2015-07-28

    Here we determine the low-field ordered magnetic phases of the S=1 dimerized antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8 using single crystal neutron diffraction. We find that for magnetic fields between μ0H=8.80 T and 10.56 T applied along the $1\\bar{1}0$ direction the system exhibits spin density wave order with incommensurate wave vectors of type (η,η,ε). For μ0H > 10.56 T, the magnetic order changes to a spiral phase with incommensurate wave vectors only along the [hh0] direction. For both field induced ordered phases, the magnetic moments are lying in the plane perpendicular to the field direction. Finally, the nature of these two transitions is fundamentally different: the low-field transition is a second order transition to a spin-density wave ground state, while the one at higher field, toward the spiral phase, is of first order.

  8. Field-induced spin density wave and spiral phases in a layered antiferromagnet

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    Stone, Matthew B.; Lumsden, Mark D.; Garlea, Vasile O.; Grenier, B.; Ressouche, E.; Samulon, Eric C.; Fisher, Ian R.

    2015-07-28

    Here we determine the low-field ordered magnetic phases of the S=1 dimerized antiferromagnet Ba3Mn2O8 using single crystal neutron diffraction. We find that for magnetic fields between μ0H=8.80 T and 10.56 T applied along themore » $$1\\bar{1}0$$ direction the system exhibits spin density wave order with incommensurate wave vectors of type (η,η,ε). For μ0H > 10.56 T, the magnetic order changes to a spiral phase with incommensurate wave vectors only along the [hh0] direction. For both field induced ordered phases, the magnetic moments are lying in the plane perpendicular to the field direction. Finally, the nature of these two transitions is fundamentally different: the low-field transition is a second order transition to a spin-density wave ground state, while the one at higher field, toward the spiral phase, is of first order.« less

  9. Spin locking and freezing phenomena in the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the three-leg ladder

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    Azzouz, M.; Asante, K. A.

    2005-09-01

    The antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the three-leg ladder is studied using the generalized Jordan-Wigner transformation in dimensions higher than 1, and the bond-mean-field theory. The magnetic susceptibility and other thermodynamic quantities are analyzed as a function of the rung-to-leg coupling ratio α and temperature T . We fit the experimental susceptibility data of the three-leg material Sr2Cu3O5 of Azuma and co-workers with good agreement. One of the main findings of this work is the proposal that close to two-thirds of the spin degrees of freedom on each of the rungs of the ladder lock at low T for small α , then collectively almost 2/3 of the spin degrees of freedom on all the rungs freeze completely at low T for α greater than a threshold value. The approach developed here can be used to study the three-leg ladder for all values of α , and is thus suitable for the description of the crossover regime between the weak- and strong-coupling regimes.

  10. Quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg half-odd-integer spin model as the entanglement Hamiltonian of the integer-spin Affleck-Kennedy-Lieb-Tasaki states

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    Rao, Wen-Jia; Zhang, Guang-Ming; Yang, Kun

    2016-03-01

    Applying a symmetric bulk bipartition to the one-dimensional Affleck-Kennedy-Lieb-Tasaki valence-bond solid (VBS) states for the integer spin-S Haldane gapped phase, we can create an array of fractionalized spin-S /2 edge states with the super unit cell l in the reduced bulk system, and the topological properties encoded in the VBS wave functions can be revealed. The entanglement Hamiltonian (EH) with even l corresponds to the quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin-S /2 model. For the even integer spins, the EH still describes the Haldane gapped phase. For the odd integer spins, however, the EH just corresponds to the quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg half-odd integer-spin model with spinon excitations, characterizing the critical point separating the topological Haldane phase from the trivial gapped phase. Our results thus demonstrate that the topological bulk property not only determines its fractionalized edge states but also the quantum criticality associated with the topological phase, where the elementary excitations are precisely those fractionalized edge degrees of freedom confined in the bulk of the topological phase.

  11. Spin Transport in Insulators Mediated by Magnetic Correlations Probed by Y3Fe5O12-based Spin Pumping

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    Du, Chunhui; Wang, Hailong; Hammel, P. Chris; Yang, Fengyuan

    2015-03-01

    Spin currents carried by mobile charges in ferromagnetic (FM) and nonmagnetic (NM) materials have been the central focus of spintronics, while spin transport in insulators is largely unexplored. FMR spin pumping has awakened intense interest in magnon-mediated spin currents in both conducting and insulating FMs and in antiferromagnets (AF). Building on the large spin pumping signals enabled by our Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) films, we report a systematic study of spin transport in six series of Pt/insulator/YIG trilayers where the insulators include one diamagnet, one paramagnet and four AFs. We observe remarkably robust spin transport in the AFs and a distinct linear relationship between the spin decay length in the insulator and the damping enhancement in the YIG, suggesting the critical role of magnetic correlations in AF insulators for spin transport. Strikingly, the insertion of a thin NiO layer between YIG and Pt significantly enhances the spin currents driven into Pt, suggesting exceptionally high spin transfer efficiency in YIG/NiO/Pt structures.

  12. Direct manipulation of the uncompensated antiferromagnetic spins in exchange coupled system by GeV ion irradiation

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    Paul, Amitesh; Boeni, P.; Paul, N.; Hoepfner, Britta; Lauermann, Iver; Lux-Steiner, M.; Trautmann, C.; Mattauch, S.

    2012-06-18

    Incident ion energy to matrix electrons of a material is dissipated within a narrow cylinder surrounding the swift heavy ion path. The temperature of the lattice exceeds the melting point and upon quenching causes nanometric modifications. We present here a unique ex situ approach in manipulating the uncompensated spins in antiferromagnetic layers of ferro-/antiferromagnetic exchange coupled systems on a nanometric scale. We use the impact of relativistic heavy ion (1-2 GeV) irradiation on such systems. We find an increase in the bias field and a restoration of the reversal via domain nucleation in the trained state. These are identified as plausible results of ion-induced antiferromagnetic ordering with little or no effect on the layer structure. This study demonstrates, therefore, the possibility of nanoscale tailoring of exchange coupled systems that survive even in the trained state.

  13. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Zhang, Qiang; Tian, Wei; Peterson, Spencer G.; Dennis, Kevin W.; Vaknin, David

    2015-02-18

    Structure and magnetic properties of high-quality polycrystlline CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the “1111”-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. We find that CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn2+(S = 5/2) moments pointing along the c axis below a relatively high Néel temperature of TN = 347(1) K. Below TSR = 35 K, two simultaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments reorient from the c axis to the ab plane preserving the C-type magnetic order, and Ce moments undergo long-range AFM ordering with antiparallel moments pointing in the ab plane. Another transition tomore » a noncollinear magnetic structure occurs below 7 K. The ordered moments of Mn and Ce at 2 K are 3.32(4) μB and 0.81(4)μB, respectively. We find that CeMnAsO primarily falls into the category of a local-moment antiferromagnetic insulator in which the nearest-neighbor interaction (J1) is dominant with J2 < J1/2 in the context of J1 – J2 – Jc model. The spin reorientation transition driven by the coupling between Ce and the transition metal seems to be common to Mn, Fe, and Cr ions, but not to Co and Ni ions in the isostructural oxypnictides. As a result, a schematic illustration of magnetic structures in Mn and Ce sublattices in CeMnAsO is presented.« less

  14. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Zhang, Qiang; Tian, Wei; Peterson, Spencer G.; Dennis, Kevin W.; Vaknin, David

    2015-02-18

    Structure and magnetic properties of high-quality polycrystlline CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the “1111”-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. We find that CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn2+(S = 5/2) moments pointing along the c axis below a relatively high Néel temperature of TN = 347(1) K. Below TSR = 35 K, two simultaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments reorient from the c axis to the ab plane preserving the C-type magnetic order, and Ce moments undergo long-range AFM ordering with antiparallel moments pointing in the ab plane. Another transition to a noncollinear magnetic structure occurs below 7 K. The ordered moments of Mn and Ce at 2 K are 3.32(4) μB and 0.81(4)μB, respectively. We find that CeMnAsO primarily falls into the category of a local-moment antiferromagnetic insulator in which the nearest-neighbor interaction (J1) is dominant with J2 < J1/2 in the context of J1 – J2 – Jc model. The spin reorientation transition driven by the coupling between Ce and the transition metal seems to be common to Mn, Fe, and Cr ions, but not to Co and Ni ions in the isostructural oxypnictides. As a result, a schematic illustration of magnetic structures in Mn and Ce sublattices in CeMnAsO is presented.

  15. Spin reorientation and Ce-Mn coupling in antiferromagnetic oxypnictide CeMnAsO

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    Zhang, Qiang; Tian, Wei; Peterson, Spencer G.; Dennis, Kevin W.; Vaknin, David

    2015-02-01

    Structure and magnetic properties of high-quality polycrystlline CeMnAsO, a parent compound of the "1111"-type oxypnictides, have been investigated using neutron powder diffraction and magnetization measurements. We find that CeMnAsO undergoes a C-type antiferromagnetic order with Mn2 +(S =5 /2 ) moments pointing along the c axis below a relatively high Néel temperature of TN=347 (1 ) K. Below TSR=35 K, two simultaneous transitions occur where the Mn moments reorient from the c axis to the a b plane preserving the C-type magnetic order, and Ce moments undergo long-range AFM ordering with antiparallel moments pointing in the a b plane. Another transition to a noncollinear magnetic structure occurs below 7 K. The ordered moments of Mn and Ce at 2 K are 3.32(4) μB and 0.81(4)μB, respectively. We find that CeMnAsO primarily falls into the category of a local-moment antiferromagnetic insulator in which the nearest-neighbor interaction (J1) is dominant with J2spin reorientation transition driven by the coupling between Ce and the transition metal seems to be common to Mn, Fe, and Cr ions, but not to Co and Ni ions in the isostructural oxypnictides. A schematic illustration of magnetic structures in Mn and Ce sublattices in CeMnAsO is presented.

  16. High-energy spin-density-wave correlated fluctuations in paramagnetic Cr + 5 at. % V

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    Werner, S.A.; Fawcett, E.; Elmiger, M.W.; Shirane, G.

    1992-11-01

    Measurements of the magnetic fluctuations, termed spin-density-wave (SDW) paramagnons, in the nearly antiferromagnetic alloy Cr + 5 at.%V are extended up in energy to about 80 MeV. These fluctuating spin-spin correlations occur at incommensurate positions, corresponding to the SDW wavevector Q. Their characteristic energy is at least an order of magnitude larger than that of the magnetic fluctuations seen in the paramagnetic phase of pure Cr, but their intensity is more than two orders of magnitude smaller. We find that the dynamic susceptibility decreases by about 50% between temperature T = 10K and 300K.

  17. High-energy spin-density-wave correlated fluctuations in paramagnetic Cr + 5 at. % V

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    Werner, S.A. . Dept. of Physics); Fawcett, E. . Dept. of Physics); Elmiger, M.W.; Shirane, G. )

    1992-01-01

    Measurements of the magnetic fluctuations, termed spin-density-wave (SDW) paramagnons, in the nearly antiferromagnetic alloy Cr + 5 at.%V are extended up in energy to about 80 MeV. These fluctuating spin-spin correlations occur at incommensurate positions, corresponding to the SDW wavevector Q. Their characteristic energy is at least an order of magnitude larger than that of the magnetic fluctuations seen in the paramagnetic phase of pure Cr, but their intensity is more than two orders of magnitude smaller. We find that the dynamic susceptibility decreases by about 50% between temperature T = 10K and 300K.

  18. Protection against a spin gap in two-dimensional insulating antiferromagnets with a Chern-Simons term

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    Makhfudz, Imam; Pujol, Pierre

    We propose a mechanism for the protection against spin gapped states in doped antiferromagnets. It requires the presence of a Chern-Simons term that can be generated by a coupling between spin and an insulator.We first demonstrate that in the presence of this term the vortex loop excitations of the spin sector behave as anyons with fractional statistics. To generate such a term, the fermions should have a massive Dirac spectrum coupled to the emergent spin field of the spin sector. The Dirac spectrum can be realized by a planar spin configuration arising as the lowest-energy configuration of a square lattice antiferromagnet Hamiltonian involving a Dzyaloshinskii- Moriya interaction. The mass is provided by a combination of dimerization and staggered chemical potential.We finally showthat for realistic parameters, anyonic vortex loop condensationwill likely never occur and thus the spin gapped state is prevented.We also propose real magnetic materials for an experimental verification of our theory. Reference: Imam Makhfudz and Pierre Pujol,Phys.Rev. B 92, 144507 (2015).

  19. Direct measurement of voltage-controlled reversal of the antiferromagnetic spin structure in magnetoelectric Cr2O3

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    Wang, Junlei; Binek, Christian

    The frequency dependence of the electric field induced magneto-optical Faraday effect is investigated in the magnetoelectric antiferromagnet chromia. Two electrically induced Faraday signals superimpose in proportion to the linear magnetoelectric susceptibility and the antiferromagnetic order parameter. The relative strength of these contributions is determined by the frequency of the probing light beam. It allows tuning the Faraday signal between extreme characteristics which follow the temperature dependence of the magnetoelectric susceptibility or solely that of the antiferromagnetic order parameter. The frequency dependence is analyzed in terms of electric dipole transitions of perturbed Cr3 + crystal-field states. The results lead to a table-top set-up allowing to measure voltage-controlled selection and temperature dependence of the antiferromagnetic order parameter. The Faraday rotation per applied voltage is independent of the sample thickness making the method scalable and versatile for thin film investigations. Scalability, compactness, and simplicity of the data analysis combined with low photon flux requirements make the Faraday approach advantageous for the investigation of the otherwise difficult to access voltage-controlled switching of antiferromagnetic domain states in magnetoelectric thin films. This project is supported by NRI via CNFD through tasks SRC 2398.001 and 2587.001, by C-SPIN, a SRC program, sponsored by MARCO and DARPA, and by NSF through Nebraska MRSEC DMR-1420645.

  20. Gapless quantum spin liquid ground state behavior in the rare-earth triangular antiferromagnet YbMgGaO4

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    Li, Yuesheng; Zhang, Qingming; Chen, Gang

    The ground state of a spin-orbit coupled insulator with an odd number of electrons per unit cell must be exotic as long as the time reversal symmetry is preserved according to the recent theoretical advances. We present a new structurally perfect triangular quantum spin liquid (QSL) candidate YbMgGaO4 with spin-orbit entangled effective spin-1/2 for Yb3+. Due to the spin-orbit entanglement, the neighboring spin interaction is highly anisotropic in the spin space. We carried out the thermodynamic and the electron spin resonance measurements for YbMgGaO4 single-crystals to quantitatively determine the anisotropic couplings. Despite the antiferromagnetic couplings (~4K), no spin freezing was observed at least down to 60mK. The magnetic heat capacity of YbMgGaO4 clearly behaves as Cv ~ Tγ (γ ~ 2/3) from about 1K down to 60mK, suggesting a probable gapless QSL. Almost zero residual spin entropy (<0.6% of Rln2) at 60mK, indicates the system accesses the ground state property. Our results shed new light on the search for QSLs in strong spin-orbit coupled insulators.

  1. Spin dynamics induced by ultrafast heating with ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange in perpendicularly magnetized hard/soft bilayers

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    Ma, Q. L.; Iihama, S.; Zhang, X. M.; Miyazaki, T.; Mizukami, S.

    2015-11-01

    The laser-induced spin dynamics of FeCo in perpendicularly magnetized L10-MnGa/FeCo bilayers with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange coupling (IEC) are examined using the time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect. We found a precessional phase reversal of the FeCo layer as the IEC changes from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic. Moreover, a precession-suspension window was observed when the magnetic field was applied in a certain direction for the bilayer with ferromagnetic IEC. Our observations reveal that the spin dynamics modulation is strongly dependent on the IEC type within the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert depiction. The IEC dependence of the precessional phase and amplitude suggests the interesting method for magnetization dynamics modulation.

  2. Spin dynamics induced by ultrafast heating with ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange in perpendicularly magnetized hard/soft bilayers

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    Ma, Q. L. E-mail: mizukami@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp; Miyazaki, T.; Mizukami, S. E-mail: mizukami@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp; Iihama, S.; Zhang, X. M.

    2015-11-30

    The laser-induced spin dynamics of FeCo in perpendicularly magnetized L1{sub 0}-MnGa/FeCo bilayers with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interfacial exchange coupling (IEC) are examined using the time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect. We found a precessional phase reversal of the FeCo layer as the IEC changes from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic. Moreover, a precession-suspension window was observed when the magnetic field was applied in a certain direction for the bilayer with ferromagnetic IEC. Our observations reveal that the spin dynamics modulation is strongly dependent on the IEC type within the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert depiction. The IEC dependence of the precessional phase and amplitude suggests the interesting method for magnetization dynamics modulation.

  3. Spin flop relaxation in the quasi-1d Heisenberg antiferromagnet CsMnBr 3 · 2H 2O

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    Chirwa, M.; Top, J.; Flokstra, J.

    1983-12-01

    The relaxation phenomena associated with the antiferromagnetic to spin-flop phase transition in the quasi one dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet CsMnBr 3 · 2H 2O have been determined in the temperature range 1.6-4.2 K using an automatic frequency-sweeping SQUID susceptometer. Below Tλ = 2.17 K the relaxation rate τ -1 displays an exponential temperature dependence given by τ-1 = ω0 exp(- E/ kT) where ω0 = 2.48 × 10 4 s -1 and E/ k = 3.62 K, the activation energy of the relaxation process. Above Tλ broadened absorption curves and flattened Argand diagrams are observed. The ratio K1/ K2 (=0.22 ± 0.02) of the orthorhombic anisotropy constants and a weak power-law temperature dependence of the critical spin-flop field Hcr were determined.

  4. Controllable magnetic correlation between two impurities by spin-orbit coupling in graphene

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    Hu, F. M.; Kou, Liangzhi; Frauenheim, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Two magnetic impurities on the edge of a zigzag graphene nanoribbon strongly interact with each other via indirect coupling, which can be mediated by conducting carriers. By means of Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations, we find that the spin-orbit coupling λ and the chemical potential μ in system can be used to drive the transition of local-spin exchange from ferromagnetism to anti-ferromagnetism. Since the tunable ranges for λ and μ in graphene are experimentally reachable, we thus open the possibilities for its device application. The symmetry in spatial distribution is broken by the vertical and the transversal spin-spin correlations due to the effect of spin-orbit coupling, leading to the spatial anisotropy of spin exchange, which distinguish our findings from the case in normal Fermi liquid. PMID:25754911

  5. Antiferromagnetic order driven chiral topological spin density waves on the repulsive Haldane-Hubbard model on square lattices

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    Wu, Ya-Jie; Li, Ning; He, Jing; Kou, Su-Peng

    2016-03-01

    In this paper, based on mean-field approach and random-phase-approximation, we study the magnetic properties of the repulsive Haldane-Hubbard model on a square lattice. We find antiferromagnetic order driven topological spin density waves beyond Landau’s symmetry-breaking paradigm, for which the effective low energy physics is determined by Chern-Simons-Hopf gauge field theories with different K matrices.

  6. Quantum-Classical Phase Transition of the Escape Rate of Two-Sublattice Antiferromagnetic Large Spins

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    Owerre, Solomon Akaraka; Paranjape, M. B.

    2014-11-01

    The Hamiltonian of a two-sublattice antiferromagnetic spins, with single (hard-axis) and double ion anisotropies described by H = J {\\hat S}1...\\hatS 2-2Jz \\hat {S}1z\\hat {S}2z+K(\\hat {S}1z2 +\\hat {S}2z2) is investigated using the method of effective potential. The problem is mapped to a single particle quantum-mechanical Hamiltonian in terms of the relative coordinate and reduced mass. We study the quantum-classical phase transition of the escape rate of this model. We show that the first-order phase transition for this model sets in at the critical value Jc = (Kc+Jz, c)/2 while for the anisotropic Heisenberg coupling H = J(S1xS2x +S1yS2y) + JzS1zS2z + K(S1z2+ S2z2) we obtain Jc = (2Kc-Jz, c)/3. The phase diagrams of the transition are also studied.

  7. CaMn2Sb2: Spin waves on a frustrated antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice

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    McNally, D. E.; Simonson, J. W.; Kistner-Morris, J. J.; Smith, G. J.; Hassinger, J. E.; DeBeer-Schmidt, L.; Kolesnikov, A. I.; Zaliznyak, I.; Aronson, M. C.

    2015-05-22

    We present inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the antiferromagnetic insulator CaMn2Sb2:, which consists of corrugated honeycomb layers of Mn. The dispersion of magnetic excitations has been measured along the H and L directions in reciprocal space, with a maximum excitation energy of ≈ 24 meV. These excitations are well described by spin waves in a Heisenberg model, including first and second neighbor exchange interactions, J1 and J2, in the Mn plane and also an exchange interaction between planes. The determined ratio J2/J1 ≈ 1/6 suggests that CaMn2Sb2: is the first example of a compound that lies very close to themore » mean field tricritical point, known for the classical Heisenberg model on the honeycomb lattice, where the N´eel phase and two different spiral phases coexist. The magnitude of the determined exchange interactions reveal a mean field ordering temperature ≈ 4 times larger than the reported N´eel temperature TN = 85 K, suggesting significant frustration arising from proximity to the tricritical point.« less

  8. Quantum Monte-Carlo simulation of spin-one antiferromagnets with single-ion anisotropy

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    Kato, Yasuyuki; Wierschem, Keola; Nishida, Yusuke; Batista, Cristian; Sengupta, Pinaki

    2013-03-01

    We study a spin-one Heisenberg model with uniaxial single-ion anisotropy, D, and Zeeman coupling to a magnetic field, B, parallel to the symmetry axis. We compute the (D / J , B / J) quantum phase diagram for square and simple cubic lattices by combining analytical and Quantum Monte Carlo approaches, and find a transition between XY-antiferromagnetic and ferronematic phases that spontaneously break the U(1) symmetry of the model. In the language of bosonic gases, this is a transition between a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of single bosons and a BEC of pairs. For the efficient simulation of ferronematic phase, we developed and implemented a new multi-discontinuity algorithm based on the directed-loop algorithm. The ordinary quantum Monte-Carlo methods fall into freezing problems when we apply them to this system at large D / J and finite B / J ~ 1 . The new method does not suffer from the freezing problems. This research used resources of the NERSCC (DOE Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231). Work at LANL was performed under the auspices of a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship and the U.S. DOE contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 through the LDRD program.

  9. Electrically controllable spin conductance of zigzag silicene nanoribbons in the presence of anti-ferromagnetic exchange field

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    Pournaghavi, Nezhat; Esmaeilzadeh, Mahdi; Ahmadi, Somaieh; Farokhnezhad, Mohsen

    2016-01-01

    We study spin-dependent electron transport properties of zigzag silicene nanoribbons in the presence of anti-ferromagnetic exchange field using a nonequilibrium Green's function method. Applying a transverse electric field, spin splitting can take place and the silicene nanoribbon can work as a spin filter. The spin polarization is calculated and it is shown that the spin filtering is perfect and the spin states of electrons are fully coherent. The spin direction of transmitted electrons through the silicene filter can be easily controlled by changing the transverse electric field direction. Using Hubbard model, we take into account the electron-electron interaction and we find that although this interaction causes some changes in the electron conductance, it has no destructive effect on spin filtering properties. The effect of a single vacancy on electron transport is also investigated and it is found that, the vacancy causes to decrease the electron conductance; however, the spin-dependent properties remain the same. The vacancy in the near of the edges of nanoribbon has less destructive effect on electron conductance than that in the middle.

  10. Antiferromagnetic ordering in spin-chain multiferroic Gd{sub 2}BaNiO{sub 5} studied by electronic spin resonance

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    Guo, Y. M.; Ruan, M. Y.; Cheng, J. J.; Sun, Y. C.; Ouyang, Z. W. Xia, Z. C.; Rao, G. H.

    2015-06-14

    High-field electron spin resonance (ESR) has been employed to study the antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering state (T < T{sub N} = 55 K) of spin-chain multiferroic Gd{sub 2}BaNiO{sub 5}. The spin reorientation at T{sub SR} = 24 K is well characterized by the temperature-dependent ESR spectra. The magnetization data evidence a field-induced spin-flop transition at 2 K. The frequency-field relationship of the ESR data can be explained by conventional AFM resonance theory with uniaxial anisotropy, in good agreement with magnetization data. Related discussion on zero-field spin gap is presented.

  11. Detection and in situ switching of unreversed interfacial antiferromagnetic spins in a perpendicular-exchange-biased system.

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    Shiratsuchi, Yu; Noutomi, Hayato; Oikawa, Hiroto; Nakamura, Tetsuya; Suzuki, Motohiro; Fujita, Toshiaki; Arakawa, Kazuto; Takechi, Yuichiro; Mori, Hirotaro; Kinoshita, Toyohiko; Yamamoto, Masahiko; Nakatani, Ryoichi

    2012-08-17

    By using the perpendicular-exchange-biased Pt/Co/α-Cr(2)O(3) system, we provide experimental evidence that the unreversed uncompensated Cr spins exist at the Co/α-Cr(2)O(3) interface. The unreversed uncompensated Cr spin manifests itself in both the vertical shift of an element-specific magnetization curve and the relative peak intensity of soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectrum. We also demonstrate an in situ switching of the interfacial Cr spins and correspondingly a reversal of the exchange bias without interfacial atomic diffusion. Such switching shows the direct relationship between the interfacial antiferromagnetic spins and origin of the exchange bias. The demonstrated switching of exchange bias would likely offer a new design of advanced spintronics devices, using the perpendicular-exchange-biased system, with low power consumption and ultrafast operation. PMID:23006398

  12. Detection and In Situ Switching of Unreversed Interfacial Antiferromagnetic Spins in a Perpendicular-Exchange-Biased System

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    Shiratsuchi, Yu; Noutomi, Hayato; Oikawa, Hiroto; Nakamura, Tetsuya; Suzuki, Motohiro; Fujita, Toshiaki; Arakawa, Kazuto; Takechi, Yuichiro; Mori, Hirotaro; Kinoshita, Toyohiko; Yamamoto, Masahiko; Nakatani, Ryoichi

    2012-08-01

    By using the perpendicular-exchange-biased Pt/Co/α-Cr2O3 system, we provide experimental evidence that the unreversed uncompensated Cr spins exist at the Co/α-Cr2O3 interface. The unreversed uncompensated Cr spin manifests itself in both the vertical shift of an element-specific magnetization curve and the relative peak intensity of soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectrum. We also demonstrate an in situ switching of the interfacial Cr spins and correspondingly a reversal of the exchange bias without interfacial atomic diffusion. Such switching shows the direct relationship between the interfacial antiferromagnetic spins and origin of the exchange bias. The demonstrated switching of exchange bias would likely offer a new design of advanced spintronics devices, using the perpendicular-exchange-biased system, with low power consumption and ultrafast operation.

  13. Antiferromagnetic skyrmions

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    Tretiakov, Oleg; Barker, Joseph

    Skyrmions are topologically protected entities in magnetic materials which have the potential to be used in spintronics for information storage and processing. However, skyrmions in ferromagnets have some intrinsic difficulties which must be overcome to use them for spintronic applications, such as the inability to move straight along current. We show that skyrmions can also be stabilized and manipulated in antiferromagnetic materials. An antiferromagnetic skyrmion is a compound topological object with a similar but of opposite sign spin texture on each sublattice, which e.g. results in a complete cancelation of the Magnus force. We find that the composite nature of antiferromagnetic skyrmions gives rise to different dynamical behavior, both due to an applied current and temperature effects. O.A.T. and J.B. acknowledge support by the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Nos. 25800184, 25247056, 25220910 and 15H01009) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and SpinNet.

  14. Doping dependence of spin excitations and its correlations with high-temperature superconductivity in iron pnictides

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    Wang, Meng; Zhang, Chenglin; Lu, Xingye; Tan, Guotai; Luo, Huiqian; Song, Yu; Wang, Miaoyin; Zhang, Xiaotian; Goremychkin, E.A.; Perring, T.G.; Maier, T.A.; Yin, Zhiping; Haule, Kristjan; Kotliar, Gabriel; Dai, Pengcheng

    2013-01-01

    High-temperature superconductivity in iron pnictides occurs when electrons and holes are doped into their antiferromagnetic parent compounds. Since spin excitations may be responsible for electron pairing and superconductivity, it is important to determine their electron/hole-doping evolution and connection with superconductivity. Here we use inelastic neutron scattering to show that while electron doping to the antiferromagnetic BaFe2As2 parent compound modifies the low-energy spin excitations and their correlation with superconductivity (<50 meV) without affecting the high-energy spin excitations (>100 meV), hole-doping suppresses the high-energy spin excitations and shifts the magnetic spectral weight to low-energies. In addition, our absolute spin susceptibility measurements for the optimally hole-doped iron pnictide reveal that the change in magnetic exchange energy below and above Tc can account for the superconducting condensation energy. These results suggest that high-Tc superconductivity in iron pnictides is associated with both the presence of high-energy spin excitations and a coupling between low-energy spin excitations and itinerant electrons. PMID:24301219

  15. Off-easy-plane antiferromagnetic spin canting in coupled FePt/NiO bilayer structure with perpendicular exchange bias

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    Gao, Tenghua; Itokawa, Nobuhide; Wang, Jian; Yu, Youxing; Harumoto, Takashi; Nakamura, Yoshio; Shi, Ji

    2016-08-01

    We report on the investigation of perpendicular exchange bias in FePt (001 ) /NiO (1 ¯1 ¯1 ) orthogonal exchange couple with FePt partially L 10 ordered. From initial magnetization curve measurement and magnetic domain imaging, we find that, for the as-grown bilayer structure, the FePt layer experiences a small-angle magnetization rotation when it is magnetized near to saturation in film normal direction. After field cooling, the bilayer structure shows a significant enhancement of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, indicating the field mediated coupling between the spins across the FePt/NiO interface. According to Koon's theoretical calculation on the basis of lowest energy ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic coupling configuration for compensated spins at antiferromagnetic side, we consider slightly slanted Ni spins at the interface off the (1 ¯1 ¯1 ) easy plane can stabilize the spin coupling between FePt and NiO and result in the observed exchange bias in this paper. This consideration was further confirmed by stripe domain width calculation.

  16. Exclusive processes in QCD and spin-spin correlations

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    de Teramond, G.F.

    1988-09-01

    The unexpected spin behavior observed in hard proton-proton collisions is described in terms of new degrees of freedom associated with the onset of strange and charmed thresholds. The deviation from dimensional scaling laws, the anomalous broadening of angular distributions, and the unusual energy dependence of pp quasielastic scattering in nuclear targets are also consistent with the onset of highly inelastic contributions to elastic pp amplitudes interfering with a perturbative QCD background. The model predicts significant charm production above 12 GeV/c and a relaxation of the spin correlation parameters to their scaling values at higher energies. 13 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Electronic structure reconstruction across the antiferromagnetic transition in TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃ spin ladder

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    Xu, Min; Wang, Li -Min; Peng, Rui; Ge, Qing -Qin; Chen, Fei; Ye, Zi -Rong; Zhang, Yan; Chen, Su -Di; Xia, Miao; Liu, Rong -Hua; Arita, M.; Shimada, K.; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.; Matsunami, M.; Kimura, S.; Shi, Ming; Chen, Xian -Hui; Yin, Wei -Guo; Ku, Wei; Xie, Bin -Ping; Feng, Dong -Lai

    2015-02-01

    With angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we studied the electronic structure of TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃, a two-leg spin ladder compound with a novel antiferromagnetic ground state. Quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface is observed, with sizable inter-ladder hopping. Moreover, instead of observing an energy gap at the Fermi surface in the antiferromagnetic state, we observed the shifts of various bands. Combining these observations with density-functional-theory calculations, we propose that the large scale reconstruction of the electronic structure, caused by the interactions between coexisting itinerant electrons and local moments, is most likely the driving force of the magnetic transition. Thus TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃ serves as a simpler platform that contains similar ingredients as the parent compounds of iron-based superconductors.

  18. Electronic structure reconstruction across the antiferromagnetic transition in TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃ spin ladder

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    Xu, Min; Wang, Li -Min; Peng, Rui; Ge, Qing -Qin; Chen, Fei; Ye, Zi -Rong; Zhang, Yan; Chen, Su -Di; Xia, Miao; Liu, Rong -Hua; et al

    2015-02-01

    With angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we studied the electronic structure of TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃, a two-leg spin ladder compound with a novel antiferromagnetic ground state. Quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface is observed, with sizable inter-ladder hopping. Moreover, instead of observing an energy gap at the Fermi surface in the antiferromagnetic state, we observed the shifts of various bands. Combining these observations with density-functional-theory calculations, we propose that the large scale reconstruction of the electronic structure, caused by the interactions between coexisting itinerant electrons and local moments, is most likely the driving force of the magnetic transition. Thus TaFe₁̣₂₃Te₃ serves as a simpler platform that containsmore » similar ingredients as the parent compounds of iron-based superconductors.« less

  19. Crystal Structure of the Spin 1/2 Honeycomb-Lattice Antiferromagnet Cu2(pymca)3(ClO4)

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    Honda, Zentaro; Kodama, Takafumi; Kikukawa, Reo; Hagiwara, Masayuki; Kida, Takanori; Sakai, Masamichi; Fukuda, Takeshi; Fujihara, Takashi; Kamata, Norihiko

    2015-03-01

    Using X-ray diffraction techniques, we have studied the crystal structure of a copper polynuclear coordination polymer Cu2(pymca)3(ClO4) (pymca = pyrimidine-2-carboxylate), which is found to crystallize as a trigonal crystal system, space group P31m, with the lattice constants a = 9.5904(18) Å and c = 5.9000(11) Å, at temperature T = 150 K. Each pymca ligand connects to two Cu2+ ions, forming a honeycomb network in the ab plane. The T dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of Cu2(pymca)3(ClO4) shows a broad maximum near T = 26 K, indicating low-dimensional antiferromagnetic interactions. From the crystal structure and magnetic properties, we conclude that Cu2(pymca)3(ClO4) is a good realization of a spin-1/2 honeycomb lattice antiferromagnet.

  20. Gapless quantum spin liquid ground state in the spin-1 antiferromagnet 6HB-Ba3NiSb2O9

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    Quilliam, J. A.; Bert, F.; Manseau, A.; Darie, C.; Guillot-Deudon, C.; Payen, C.; Baines, C.; Amato, A.; Mendels, P.

    2016-06-01

    We present an in-depth study of the magnetic properties of the spin-1 antiferromagnet 6HB-Ba3NiSb2O9 . μ SR measurements demonstrate that this material shows no static magnetism down to temperatures as low as 20 mK, making it a likely candidate for a quantum spin liquid state. 121Sb NMR shift measurements show that the local, intrinsic susceptibility levels off at temperatures below ˜60 K. The NMR spin-lattice relaxation rate 1 /T1 is essentially constant in temperature and the muon relaxation rate exhibits a low-temperature relaxation plateau, all indications of gapless spin excitations. Our local probe measurements are discussed in the context of several theories proposed for this material.

  1. Direct Observation of Localized Spin Antiferromagnetic Transition in PdCrO2 by Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy

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    Noh, Han-Jin; Jeong, Jinwon; Chang, Bin; Jeong, Dahee; Moon, Hyun Sook; Cho, En-Jin; Ok, Jong Mok; Kim, Jun Sung; Kim, Kyoo; Min, B. I.; Lee, Han-Koo; Kim, Jae-Young; Park, Byeong-Gyu; Kim, Hyeong-Do; Lee, Seongsu

    2014-01-01

    We report the first case of the successful measurements of a localized spin antiferromagnetic transition in delafossite-type PdCrO2 by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). This demonstrates how to circumvent the shortcomings of ARPES for investigation of magnetism involved with localized spins in limited size of two-dimensional crystals or multi-layer thin films that neutron scattering can hardly study due to lack of bulk compared to surface. Also, our observations give direct evidence for the spin ordering pattern of Cr3+ ions in PdCrO2 suggested by neutron diffraction and quantum oscillation measurements, and provide a strong constraint that has to be satisfied by a microscopic mechanism for the unconventional anomalous Hall effect recently reported in this system. PMID:24419488

  2. Spin Correlations and Excitations in the Quasi-2D Triangular Bilayer Spin Glass LuCoGaO4

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    Fritsch, K.; Granroth, G. E.; Savici, A. T.; Noad, H. M. L.; Dabkowska, H. A.; Gaulin, B. D.

    2012-02-01

    LuCoGaO4 is a layered magnetic-bilayer material wherein Co2+ magnetic moments and nonmagnetic Ga3+ ions are randomly distributed on planar triangular bilayers. This makes it an ideal case to study the interplay between geometric frustration, site disorder and low dimensionality and its influence on the magnetic ground of the system. This novel material has been grown for the first time in single crystal form at McMaster University. We have performed magnetization measurements, revealing a previously identified spin glass transition near Tf˜19K, and a Curie Weiss temperature of Tcw˜-96K, consistent with antiferromagnetic interactions[1]. We discuss time-of-flight neutron scattering measurements using SEQUOIA at SNS which elucidate the evolution of the static and dynamic spin correlations in LuCoGaO4 over a range of temperatures from T<< Tf to T>Tcw. We observe quasielastic scattering at (1/3,1/3,L) positions in reciprocal space and rods of scattering along the c*-direction, consistent with short range antiferromagnetic correlations within decoupled bilayers, and which comfirm the 2-dimensional character of this system. Inelastic scattering measurements show a gapped ˜ 12 meV spin excitation which softens and broadens in energy, filling in the gap on a temperature scale of ˜ Tcw/2. [1] Cava et al., J. Solid State Chem. 140, 337 (1998).

  3. Strongly correlated quantum spin liquid in herbertsmithite

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    Shaginyan, V. R.; Popov, K. G.; Khodel, V. A.

    2013-05-15

    Strongly correlated Fermi systems are among the most intriguing and fundamental systems in physics. We show that the herbertsmithite ZnCu{sub 3}(OH){sub 6}Cl{sub 2} can be regarded as a new type of strongly correlated electrical insulator that possesses properties of heavy-fermion metals with one exception: it resists the flow of electric charge. We demonstrate that herbertsmithite's low-temperature properties are defined by a strongly correlated quantum spin liquid made with hypothetic particles such as fermionic spinons that carry spin 1/2 and no charge. Our calculations of its thermodynamic and relaxation properties are in good agreement with recent experimental facts and allow us to reveal their scaling behavior, which strongly resembles that observed in heavy-fermion metals. Analysis of the dynamic magnetic susceptibility of strongly correlated Fermi systems suggests that there exist at least two types of its scaling.

  4. Coupled antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 chains in green dioptase Cu6[Si6O18] .6 H2O

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    Podlesnyak, A.; Anovitz, L. M.; Kolesnikov, A. I.; Matsuda, M.; Prisk, T. R.; Toth, S.; Ehlers, G.

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we report inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the magnetic excitations of green dioptase Cu6[Si6O18] .6 H2O . The observed spectrum contains two magnetic modes and a prominent spin gap that is consistent with the ordered ground state of Cu moments coupled antiferromagnetically in spiral chains along the c axis and ferromagnetically in a b planes on the hexagonal cell. The data are in excellent agreement with a spin-1/2 Hamiltonian that includes antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor intrachain coupling Jc=10.6 (1 ) meV, ferromagnetic interchain coupling Ja b=-1.2 (1 ) meV, and exchange anisotropy Δ Jc=0.14 (1 ) meV. We calculated the sublattice magnetization to be strongly reduced, ˜0.39 μB . This appears compatible with a reduced Néel temperature, TN=14.5 K≪Jc , and can be explained by a presence of quantum spin fluctuations.

  5. Comprehensive study of the spin-charge interplay in antiferromagnetic La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO4.

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    Drachuck, Gil; Razzoli, Elia; Bazalitski, Galina; Kanigel, Amit; Niedermayer, Christof; Shi, Ming; Keren, Amit

    2014-01-01

    The origin of the pseudogap and its relationship with superconductivity in the cuprates remains vague. In particular, the interplay between the pseudogap and magnetism is mysterious. Here we investigate the newly discovered nodal gap in hole-doped cuprates using a combination of three experimental techniques applied to one, custom made, single crystal. The crystal is an antiferromagnetic La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO4. with x=1.92%. We perform angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements as a function of temperature and find: quasi-particle peaks, Fermi surface, anti-nodal gap and below 45 K a nodal gap. Muon spin rotation measurements ensure that the sample is indeed antiferromagnetic and that the doping is close, but below, the spin-glass phase boundary. We also perform elastic neutron scattering measurements and determine the thermal evolution of the commensurate and incommensurate magnetic order, where we find that a nodal gap opens well below the commensurate ordering at 140 K, and close to the incommensurate spin density wave ordering temperature of 30 K. PMID:24572737

  6. Coupled antiferromagnetic spin- 12 chains in green dioptase Cu6[Si6O18]·6H2O

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    Podlesnyak, Andrey A; Larry M. Anovitz; Kolesnikov, Alexander I; Matsuda, Masaaki; Prisk, Timothy R; Toth, Sandor; Ehlers, Georg

    2016-02-01

    Inmore » this paper, we report inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the magnetic excitations of green dioptase Cu6[Si6O18]∙6H2O. The observed spectrum contains two magnetic modes and a prominent spin gap that is consistent with the ordered ground state of Cu moments coupled antiferromagnetically in spiral chains along the c axis and ferromagnetically in ab planes on the hexagonal cell. The data are in excellent agreement with a spin- 12Hamiltonian that includes antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor intrachain coupling Jc=10.6(1) meV, ferromagnetic interchain coupling Jab=₋1.2 (1) meV, and exchange anisotropy ΔJc=0.14(1) meV. We calculated the sublattice magnetization to be strongly reduced, ~0.39μB. This appears compatible with a reduced Néel temperature, TN=14.5Kspin fluctuations« less

  7. Ice rule correlations in stuffed spin ice

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    Aldus, R. J.; Fennell, T.; Deen, P. P.; Ressouche, E.; Lau, G. C.; Cava, R. J.; Bramwell, S. T.

    2013-01-01

    Stuffed spin ice is a chemical variation of a spin ice material like Ho2Ti2O7 in which extra magnetic ions are inserted into the crystal structure. Previous studies have shown that the degree of stuffing has very little effect on the residual entropy in the system, which takes a value very close to the spin ice entropy. We argue, however, that the observation of this entropy does not imply long range coherence of the ice rules, that determine the local spin configurations. We have characterized deviations from the ice rules by means of a polarized neutron diffraction study of a single crystal of Ho2+δTi2-δO7-δ/2 with δ = 0.3. Our results demonstrate that the ice rules in stuffed spin ice are strictly valid only over a relatively short range, and that at longer range stuffed spin ice exhibits some characteristics of a ‘cluster glass’, with a tendency to more conventional ferromagnetic correlations.

  8. Spin-half Heisenberg antiferromagnet on two archimedian lattices: From the bounce lattice to the maple-leaf lattice and beyond

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    Farnell, D. J. J.; Darradi, R.; Schmidt, R.; Richter, J.

    2011-09-01

    We investigate the ground state of the two-dimensional Heisenberg antiferromagnet on two Archimedean lattices, namely, the maple-leaf and bounce lattices as well as a generalized J-J' model interpolating between both systems by varying J'/J from J'/J=0 (bounce limit) to J'/J=1 (maple-leaf limit) and beyond. We use the coupled cluster method to high orders of approximation and also exact diagonalization of finite-sized lattices to discuss the ground-state magnetic long-range order based on data for the ground-state energy, the magnetic order parameter, the spin-spin correlation functions as well as the pitch angle between neighboring spins. Our results indicate that the “pure” bounce (J'/J=0) and maple-leaf (J'/J=1) Heisenberg antiferromagnets are magnetically ordered, however, with a sublattice magnetization drastically reduced by frustration and quantum fluctuations. We found that magnetic long-range order is present in a wide parameter range 0⩽J'/J≲Jc'/J and that the magnetic order parameter varies only weakly with J'/J. At Jc'≈1.45J, a transition to a quantum orthogonal-dimer singlet ground state without magnetic long-range order takes place that is probably of first-order type, although we cannot rule out that this transition is second order. The orthogonal-dimer state is the exact ground state in this large-J' regime, and so our model has similarities to the Shastry-Sutherland model. Finally, we use the exact diagonalization to investigate the magnetization curve. We find a 1/3 magnetization plateau for J'/J≳1.07 and another one at 2/3 of saturation emerging only at large J'/J≳3.

  9. Competition between antiferromagnetic order and spin-liquid behavior in the two-dimensional periodic Anderson model at half filling

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    Vekic, M.; Cannon, J.W.; Scalapino, D.J.; Scalettar, R.T.; Sugar, R.L. Physics Department, Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 )

    1995-03-20

    We study the two-dimensional periodic Anderson model at half filling using quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) techniques. The ground state undergoes a magnetic order-disorder transition as a function of the effective exchange coupling between the conduction and localized bands. Low-lying spin and charge excitations are determined using the maximum entropy method to analytically continue the QMC data. At finite temperature we find a competition between the Kondo effect and antiferromagnetic order which develops in the localized band through Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interactions.

  10. Multi-orbital quantum antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides-effective spin couplings and quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization.

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    Ghosh, Sayandip; Raghuvanshi, Nimisha; Mohapatra, Shubhajyoti; Kumar, Ashish; Singh, Avinash

    2016-09-14

    Effective spin couplings and spin fluctuation induced quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization are obtained in the [Formula: see text] AF state of a realistic three-orbital interacting electron model involving xz, yz and xy Fe 3d orbitals, providing insight into the multi-orbital quantum antiferromagnetism in iron pnictides. The xy orbital is found to be mainly responsible for the generation of strong ferromagnetic spin coupling in the b direction, which is critically important to fully account for the spin wave dispersion as measured in inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The ferromagnetic spin coupling is strongly suppressed as the xy band approaches half filling, and is ascribed to particle-hole exchange in the partially filled xy band. The strongest AF spin coupling in the a direction is found to be in the orbital off-diagonal sector involving the xz and xy orbitals. First order quantum corrections to sublattice magnetization are evaluated for the three orbitals, and yield a significant [Formula: see text] average reduction from the Hartree-Fock value. PMID:27406889