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  1. Incommensurate Magnetic Structure in the Cubic Noncentrosymmetric Ternary Compound Pr5Ru3Al2

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    Makino, Koya; Okuyama, Daisuke; Avdeev, Maxim; Sato, Taku J.

    2016-07-01

    Magnetic susceptibility and neutron powder diffraction experiments have been performed on the noncentrosymmetric ternary compound Pr5Ru3Al2. The previously reported ferromagnetic transition at 24 K was not detected in our improved-quality samples. Instead, magnetic ordering was observed in the DC magnetic susceptibility at T{c} ≃ 3.8 K. The neutron powder diffraction experiment further indicates that an incommensurate magnetic structure is established below Tc with the magnetic modulation vector {{q}} ≃ (0.066,0.066,0.066) (r.l.u.). A candidate for the magnetic structure is proposed using representation analysis.

  2. The incommensurate magnetic structure of a tetragonal antiferromagnet with antisymmetric exchange

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    Martynov, S. N.

    2009-12-15

    Analysis of the incommensurate magnetic structure that emerges for two coexisting types of the antisymmetric Dzyaloshinski-Moriya exchange interaction (the weakly ferromagnetic component of vector D along the tetragonal axis and the helicoidal component distributed in the tetragonal plane) is carried out for the first time for a tetragonal antiferromagnet. The helicoidal component for each pair of interacting spins has a 2D distribution; its direction in the tetragonal plane depends on the direction of the exchange bond in each pair. The Lifshits invariant of the Ginzburg-Landau functional is obtained, which is responsible for the formation of an incommensurate magnetic structure for such a distribution. It is shown in the mean field approximation that the incommensurate magnetic structure that forms in this case is a nonlinear double helicoid with a modulation vector lying in the tetragonal plane and with a varying angle between the polarization planes of quasi-antiferromagnetic sublattices. The ground state of the magnet is degenerate in the orientation of the modulation vector in the tetragonal plane. The rate of variation in the orientations of moments in the polarization planes passing through the tetragonal axis is controlled by the angle between the directions of the moments and the tetragonal axis. The local weakly ferromagnetic moment remaining in the polarization plane varies in magnitude and sign. The relation between the orientations of the modulation and polarization vectors is derived for the cases of simple and inversion tetragonal axes in the space symmetry group of the crystal.

  3. Cationic superstructures and incommensurate magnetic structure in SbVO4 catalyst

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    Hernández-Velasco, J.; Vilanova-Martínez, P.; García-García, J.; Landa-Cánovas, A. R.

    2014-11-01

    Chemical and magnetic structure modulations in antimony vanadium mixed oxide with composition Sb0.92V1.08O4 prepared in reducing conditions are studied using diffraction techniques, mainly nuclear and magnetic neutron scattering, electron and X-ray powder diffraction. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show possible magnetic order of V3+ magnetic moments that is confirmed with neutron diffraction at TN ~50K. The average commensurate nuclear cell belongs to the tetragonal rutile structural type with cell constants: a=4.6066(11)Å and c=3.0812(8)Å at 60K. However the nature of the magnetic structure is incommensurate with propagation vector k= [0, 0, ± 0.266(1)] related to short range order phenomena and V-Sb alternating occupancy along the crystallographic c-axis.

  4. Linear spin wave theory for single-Q incommensurate magnetic structures.

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    Toth, S; Lake, B

    2015-04-29

    Linear spin wave theory provides the leading term in the calculation of the excitation spectra of long-range ordered magnetic systems as a function of 1/√S. This term is acquired using the Holstein-Primakoff approximation of the spin operator and valid for small δS fluctuations of the ordered moment. We propose an algorithm that allows magnetic ground states with general moment directions and single-Q incommensurate ordering wave vector using a local coordinate transformation for every spin and a rotating coordinate transformation for the incommensurability. Finally we show, how our model can determine the spin wave spectrum of the magnetic C-site langasites with incommensurate order. PMID:25817594

  5. Incommensurate Structure of Phosphorus Phase IV

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    Fujihisa, Hiroshi; Gotoh, Yoshito; Yamawaki, Hiroshi; Sakashita, Mami; Takeya, Satoshi; Honda, Kazumasa; Akahama, Yuichi; Kawamura, Haruki; Ohishi, Yasuo

    2007-04-27

    There are six known phases for phosphorus at room temperature under high pressure. Only the structure of phase IV, which exists from 107 GPa to 137 GPa, remains unsolved. We performed a powder x-ray diffraction experiment and a Rietveld analysis and successfully determined its structure to be an incommensurately modulated structure by only 1 site of atomic position. High-pressure phases of halogens and chalcogens have previously been shown to have a similar modulated structure; however, phosphorus phase IV is different from them and was shown to be the third case.

  6. Complex incommensurate helicoidal magnetic ordering of EuNiGe3.

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    Ryan, D H; Cadogan, J M; Rejali, Rasa; Boyer, C D

    2016-07-01

    (151)Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy and neutron powder diffraction are combined to show that the tetragonal (I4mm #107) compound EuNiGe3 orders magnetically below [Formula: see text] K and adopts a complex incommensurate helicoidal magnetic structure at 3.6 K, with a propagation vector [Formula: see text] and a Eu moment of 7.1(2) [Formula: see text]. On warming through 6 K an incommensurate sinusoidal modulation develops and dominates the magnetic order by 12 K. PMID:27173847

  7. Complex incommensurate helicoidal magnetic ordering of EuNiGe3

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    Ryan, D. H.; Cadogan, J. M.; Rejali, Rasa; Boyer, C. D.

    2016-07-01

    151Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy and neutron powder diffraction are combined to show that the tetragonal (I4mm #107) compound EuNiGe3 orders magnetically below {{T}\\text{N}}∼ 14 K and adopts a complex incommensurate helicoidal magnetic structure at 3.6 K, with a propagation vector \\mathbf{k}=≤ft[0.255(1),~0.054(14),~0\\right] and a Eu moment of 7.1(2) {μ\\text{B}} . On warming through 6 K an incommensurate sinusoidal modulation develops and dominates the magnetic order by 12 K.

  8. Detailed structure of the low-energy magnetic dispersion of the diagonal incommensurate phase in La1.975Sr0.025CuO4

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    Matsuda, Masaaki; Fernandez-Baca, Jaime A; Fujita, M.; Yamada, K.; Tranquada, John M.

    2011-01-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering experiments have been performed on lightly doped La{sub 1.975}Sr{sub 0.025}CuO{sub 4}, which contains a hole concentration slightly higher than the critical concentration for three-dimensional long-range antiferromagnetic order. We previously found that the magnetic excitation spectrum in the insulating phase with a diagonal incommensurate spin modulation has similarities to that in the superconducting regime, where the spin modulation is bond parallel. In this study, we investigate the excitations in detail around E{sub cross}, at which the excitations become most nearly commensurate. It is found that both the magnitude and the anisotropy of the momentum width of the excitations change abruptly at E{sub cross}. Our experimental results suggest that the magnetic excitations rising from the pair of (diagonally) incommensurate wave vectors merge at E{sub cross} into isotropic excitations.

  9. Temperature dependences of the electric polarization and wave number of incommensurate structures in multiferroics

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    Pikin, S. A.

    2016-05-01

    It is shown that the electric polarization and wave number of incommensurate modulations, proportional to each other, increase according to the Landau law in spin multiferroic cycloids near the Néel temperature. In this case, the constant magnetization component (including the one for a conical spiral) is oriented perpendicular to the spin incommensurability wave vector. A similar temperature behavior should manifest itself for spin helicoids, the axes of which are oriented parallel to the polarization vector but their spin rotation planes are oriented perpendicular to the antiferromagnetic order plane. When the directions of axes of the magnetization helicoid and polarization vector coincide, the latter is quadratic with respect to magnetization and linearly depends on temperature, whereas the incommensurate-modulation wave number barely depends on temperature. Structural distortions of unit cells for multiferroics of different types determine their axial behavior.

  10. Strain induced incommensurate structures in vicinity of reconstructive phase transitions

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    Korzhenevskii, A. L.; Dmitriev, V.

    2015-09-01

    General conditions controlling the formation of incommensurate phases in crystals undergoing reconstructive phase transitions are analyzed in the framework of a model-free phenomenological approach. A universal trend to stabilizing such intermediate phases in the vicinity of reconstructive phase transitions stems from the fact that certain high-order improper Lifshitz invariants reduce at such transformations to ones bi-linearly coupling critical displacement gradients and strains or even to the proper Lifshitz invariant. The approach developed here introduces a universal mechanism for the formation both of premartensite incommensurate phases and complex structures with giant unit cells, as found in some elemental crystals at high pressure.

  11. Nuclear and incommensurate magnetic structure of NaFeGe2O6 between 5 K and 298 K and new data on multiferroic NaFeSi2O6

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    Redhammer, Günther J.; Senyshyn, Anatoliy; Meven, Martin; Roth, Georg; Prinz, Sebastian; Pachler, Astrid; Tippelt, Gerold; Pietzonka, Clemens; Treutmann, Werner; Hoelzel, Markus; Pedersen, Björn; Amthauer, Georg

    2011-02-01

    The compound NaFeGe2O6 was grown synthetically as polycrystalline powder and as large single crystals suitable for X-ray and neutron-diffraction experiments to clarify the low temperature evolution of secondary structural parameters and to determine the low temperature magnetic spins structure. NaFeGe2O6 is isotypic to the clinopyroxene-type compound aegirine and adopts the typical H T- C2/ c clinopyroxene structure down to 2.5 K. The Na-bearing M2 polyhedra were identified to show the largest volume expansion between 2.5 K and room temperature, while the GeO4 tetrahedra behave as stiff units. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show a broad maximum around 33 K, which marks the onset of low-dimensional magnetic ordering. Below 12 K NaFeGe2O6 transforms to an incommensurately modulated magnetic spin state, with k = [0.323, 1.0, 0.080] and a helical order of spins within the M1-chains of FeO6 octahedra. This is determined by neutron-diffraction experiments on a single crystal. Comparison of NaFeGe2O6 with NaFeSi2O6 is given and it is shown that the magnetic ordering in the latter compound, aegirine, also is complex and is best described by two different spin states, a commensurate one with C2'/ c' symmetry and an incommensurate one, best being described by a spin density wave, oriented within the (1 0 1) plane.

  12. Modelling of magnetic satellite intensity in the neutron diffraction of an incommensurate helical structure: NiBr 2 and Ni 0.9Fe 0.1Br 2

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    Day, P.; Moore, M. W.; Wilkinson, C.; Ziebeck, K. R. A.

    1986-02-01

    We describe the application of a neutron multidetector diffractometer (D16, ILL) to study the incommensurate helical magnetic structure of pure and Fe 2+ -doped single crystals of NiBr 2. Detailed mapping of satellite intensity around (0, 0, 3/2) yields the magnitude and direction of the helix propagation vector τ. τ moves from [110] in NiBr 2 to [100] in Ni 09Fe 0.1Br 2 with only a 5% increase in magnitude. The incommensurate-commensurate transition temperature is unchanged. The measured intensity profiles in (2ϑ, ω, v) space are fitted to model profiles constructed by superimposing profiles measured in the collinear phase at 28 K on a ring with radius τ, and optimizing the weighting of intensity around the ring. Based on the models optimized for these two crystals data from single detector instruments has been analysed for a range of Ni 1-xFe xBr 2 crystals and the magnetic phase diagram derived.

  13. Coexistence of Incommensurate Magnetism and Superconductivity in the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Model.

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    Yamase, Hiroyuki; Eberlein, Andreas; Metzner, Walter

    2016-03-01

    We analyze the competition of magnetism and superconductivity in the two-dimensional Hubbard model with a moderate interaction strength, including the possibility of incommensurate spiral magnetic order. Using an unbiased renormalization group approach, we compute magnetic and superconducting order parameters in the ground state. In addition to previously established regions of Néel order coexisting with d-wave superconductivity, the calculations reveal further coexistence regions where superconductivity is accompanied by incommensurate magnetic order. PMID:26991188

  14. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of Sr1.31Co0.63Mn0.37O3: A Derivative of the Incommensurate Composite Hexagonal Perovskite Structure

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    Mandal,T.; Abakumov, A.; Hadermann, J.; Van Tendeloo, G.; Croft, M.; Greenblatt, M.

    2007-01-01

    We report the synthesis, structural investigation, and magnetic property studies of Sr1.31Co0.63Mn0.37O3 that adopts an incommensurate composite hexagonal perovskite-related structure. The crystal structure has been solved using a (3 + 1)-dimensional superspace approach from powder X-ray and neutron diffraction data (SSG Rm(00 )0s, a = 9.5548(1) Angstroms, c = 2.5599(1) Angstroms, q = 0.65581(4)c*, RB = 0.041, RP = 0.059). The structure consists of face-sharing chains of octahedra and trigonal prisms, wherein the trigonal prismatic sites are preferentially occupied by Co with some cation disorder. A combination of electron diffraction and high-resolution electron microscopic analysis has demonstrated that the compound possesses a complicated microstructure related to the formation of domains with slightly different lengths of the modulation vector. X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopic (XAS) studies clearly indicate the presence of Mn in the 4+ and Co in the 3+ oxidation state. While the magnetic susceptibility data indicates the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in the system, the calculation of effective paramagnetic moment ({mu}cal = 3.561 {mu}B), assuming the metal oxidation states as obtained from XAS and the cation distribution as obtained from neutron refinement, is in agreement with the value obtained experimentally ({mu}exp = 3.676 {mu}B).

  15. Modelling of magnetic satellite intensity in the neutron diffraction of an incommensurate helical structure: NiBr 2 and Ni 0.91Fe 0.09Br 2

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    Day, P.; Moore, M. W.; Wilkinson, C.; Ziebeck, K. R. A.

    1985-05-01

    We describe the application of a neutron multidetector diffractometer (D16, I.L.L.) to the study of the incommensurate helical magnetic structure of pure and Fe 2+-doped single crystals of NiBr 2. Use of the multidetector permits detailed mapping of satellite intensity around 003 M arising from three magnetic domains, from which the magnitude and direction of the helix propagation vector τ are deduced. τ moves from [110] (0.0138(5) Å -1) in NiBr 2 to [100] (0.0151(5) Å -1) in Ni 0.91 Fe 0.09Br 2. The measured intensity profiles in (2θ, ω, v space are fitted to model profiles constructed by superimposing profiles measured at 003 M in the collinear phase at 28 K on a ring with radius τ, and optimizing the weighting of intensity around the ring.

  16. New type of incommensurate magnetic ordering in Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6}

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    Ivanov, S.A.; Nordblad, P.; Mathieu, R.; Tellgren, R.; Ritter, C.; Golubko, N.V.; Politova, E.D.; Weil, M.

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: {yields} Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} has a corundum related structure and orders magnetically below 23 K. {yields} The magnetic structure consists of several types of Mn-chains. {yields} The unique Mn site is split into two magnetically different orbits. {yields} One orbit forms a perfect helix with the spiral axis along the c-axis. {yields} The other orbit has a sine wave character along the c-axis. -- Abstract: The complex metal oxide Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} exhibits a corundum related structure and has been prepared both in forms of single crystals by chemical transport reactions and of polycrystalline powders by a solid state reaction route. The crystal structure and magnetic properties have been investigated using a combination of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction, electron microscopy, calorimetric and magnetic measurements. At room temperature this compound adopts a trigonal structure, space group R3{sup -bar} with a = 8.8679(1) A, c = 10.6727(2) A. A long-range magnetically ordered state is identified below 23 K. An unexpected feature of this magnetic structure is several types of Mn-chains. Under the action of the incommensurate magnetic propagation vector k = [0, 0, 0.4302(1)] the unique Mn site is split into two magnetically different orbits. One orbit forms a perfect helix with the spiral axis along the c-axis while the other orbit has a sine wave character along the c-axis.

  17. Field-induced spin-flop in antiferromagnetic semiconductors with commensurate and incommensurate magnetic structures: Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS).

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    Brant, Jacilynn A; dela Cruz, Clarina; Yao, Jinlei; Douvalis, Alexios P; Bakas, Thomas; Sorescu, Monica; Aitken, Jennifer A

    2014-12-01

    Li2FeGeS4 (LIGS) and Li2FeSnS4 (LITS), which are among the first magnetic semiconductors with the wurtz-kesterite structure, exhibit antiferromagnetism with TN ≈ 6 and 4 K, respectively. Both compounds undergo a conventional metamagnetic transition that is accompanied by a hysteresis; a reversible spin-flop transition is dominant. On the basis of constant-wavelength neutron powder diffraction data, we propose that LIGS and LITS exhibit collinear magnetic structures that are commensurate and incommensurate with propagation vectors km = [1/2, 1/2, 1/2] and [0, 0, 0.546(1)], respectively. The two compounds exhibit similar magnetic phase diagrams, as the critical fields are temperature-dependent. The nuclear structures of the bulk powder samples were verified using time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction along with synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. (57)Fe and (119)Sn Mössbauer spectroscopy confirmed the presence of Fe(2+) and Sn(4+) as well as the number of crystallographically unique positions. LIGS and LITS are semiconductors with indirect and direct bandgaps of 1.42 and 1.86 eV, respectively, according to optical diffuse-reflectance UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy. PMID:25397682

  18. Incommensurate-commensurate magnetic phase transition in SmRu2Al10

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    Takai, Shun; Matsumura, Takeshi; Tanida, Hiroshi; Sera, Masafumi

    2015-11-01

    Magnetic properties of single crystalline SmRu2Al10 have been investigated by electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and specific heat. We have confirmed the successive magnetic phase transitions at TN=12.3 K and TM=5.6 K. Resonant x-ray diffraction has also been performed to study the magnetic structures. Below TN, the Sm3 + moments order in an incommensurate structure with q1=(0 ,0.759 ,0 ) . The magnetic moments are oriented along the orthorhombic b axis, which coincides with the magnetization easy axis in the paramagnetic phase. A very weak third harmonic peak is also observed at q3=(0 ,0.278 ,0 ) . The transition at TM is a lock-in transition to the commensurate structure described by q1=(0 ,0.75 ,0 ) . A well-developed third harmonic peak is observed at q3=(0 ,0.25 ,0 ) . From the discussion of the magnetic structure, we propose that the long-range RKKY interaction plays an important role, in addition to the strong nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic interaction.

  19. New insight on bismuth cuprates with incommensurate modulated structures.

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    Mironov, Andrei V; Petříček, Vaclav; Khasanova, Nellie R; Antipov, Evgeny V

    2016-06-01

    The incommensurate modulated crystal structure of Bi2.27Sr1.73CuO6 + δ (2201) phase [a = 5.3874 (5), b = 5.3869 (4), c = 24.579 (3) Å; β = 90.01 (1)°, q = 0.2105 (3)a(*) + 0.538 (4)c(*), Z = 4, the (3 + 1)-dimensional monoclinic A2/a(α0γ) group] has been refined with R = 0.041, wR = 0.052 from X-ray single-crystal data including up to third-order satellite reflections. The same structure has also been considered as incommensurate composite with a2 = 2.437, b2 = 5.387, c2 = 24.614, β2 = 93.06, q2 = 0.4524a2(*)-0.243c2(*) and the (3 + 1)-dimensional A2/m(α0γ)0s group for the second component. Both approaches give quite similar results. The structure possesses oxygen disorder in the oxygen-rich region of the BiO layer. An extra O atom is determined in the bridging position shifted ∼ 0.6 Å from BiO towards the SrO layer. Its presence is the cause of the tremendous increase of the bismuth U(11) atomic displacement parameter in ∼ 20% of the unit cells (t = -0.05-0.15). Vacancies are determined in the oxygen site of the SrO layer, which may result in the oxygen content variation with annealing at different oxygen pressures. The total refined oxygen content 6.18 (1) corresponds to the results of chemical analysis. PMID:27240771

  20. Crystal structure, incommensurate magnetic order, and ferroelectricity in Mn1 -xCuxWO 4 (0 ≤x ≤ 0.19 )

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    Kumar, C. M. N.; Xiao, Y.; Lunkenheimer, P.; Loidl, A.; Ohl, M.

    2015-06-01

    We have carried out a systematic study on the effect of Cu doping on nuclear, magnetic, and dielectric properties in Mn1 -xCuxWO4 for 0 ≤x ≤0.19 by a synergic use of different techniques, viz, heat capacity, magnetization, dielectric, and neutron powder diffraction measurements. Via heat capacity and magnetization measurements we show that with increasing Cu concentration magnetic frustration decreases, which leads to the stabilization of commensurate magnetic ordering. This was further verified by temperature-dependent unit cell volume changes derived from neutron diffraction measurements which was modeled by the Grüneisen approximation. Dielectric measurements show a low temperature phase transition below about 9-10 K. Furthermore, magnetic refinements reveal no changes below this transition indicating a possible spin-flop transition which is unique to the Cu doped system. From these combined studies we have constructed a magnetoelectric phase diagram of this compound.

  1. Commensurate Dy magnetic ordering associated with incommensurate lattice distortion in multiferroic DyMnO{sub 3}

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    Feyerherm, R.; Dudzik, E.

    2006-05-01

    Synchrotron x-ray diffraction and resonant magnetic scattering experiments on a single crystal of orthorhombic DyMnO{sub 3} have been carried out between 4 and 40 K. Below T{sub N}{sup Dy}=5 K, the Dy magnetic moments order in a commensurate structure with propagation vector 0.5 b{sup *}. Simultaneous with the Dy magnetic ordering, an incommensurate lattice modulation with propagation vector 0.905 b{sup *} evolves while the original Mn induced modulation is suppressed and shifts from 0.78 b{sup *} to 0.81 b{sup *}. This points to a strong interference of Mn and Dy induced structural distortions in DyMnO{sub 3} besides a magnetic coupling between the Mn and Dy magnetic moments.

  2. Incommensurate counterrotating magnetic order stabilized by Kitaev interactions in the layered honeycomb α -Li2IrO3

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    Williams, S. Â. C.; Johnson, R. Â. D.; Freund, F.; Choi, Sungkyun; Jesche, A.; Kimchi, I.; Manni, S.; Bombardi, A.; Manuel, P.; Gegenwart, P.; Coldea, R.

    2016-05-01

    The layered honeycomb magnet α -Li2IrO3 has been theoretically proposed as a candidate to display unconventional magnetic behaviour associated with Kitaev interactions between spin-orbit entangled jeff=1 /2 magnetic moments on a honeycomb lattice. Here we report single crystal magnetic resonant x-ray diffraction combined with powder magnetic neutron diffraction to reveal an incommensurate magnetic order in the honeycomb layers with Ir magnetic moments counterrotating on nearest-neighbor sites. This unexpected type of magnetic structure for a honeycomb magnet cannot be explained by a spin Hamiltonian with dominant isotropic (Heisenberg) couplings. The magnetic structure shares many key features with the magnetic order in the structural polytypes β - and γ -Li2IrO3 , understood theoretically to be stabilized by dominant Kitaev interactions between Ir moments located on the vertices of three-dimensional hyperhoneycomb and stripyhoneycomb lattices, respectively. Based on this analogy and a theoretical soft-spin analysis of magnetic ground states for candidate spin Hamiltonians, we propose that Kitaev interactions also dominate in α -Li2IrO3 , indicative of universal Kitaev physics across all three members of the harmonic honeycomb family of Li2IrO3 polytypes.

  3. Modeling of Incommensurate ω Structure in the Zr-Nb Alloys

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    Tang, Bin; Cui, Y.-W.; Chang, Hui; Kou, Hongchao; Li, Jinshan; Zhou, Lian

    2012-08-01

    Kanzaki force induced by substitutional solutes was introduced as a composition-dependent oscillating defect field in the Ginzburg-Landau model to simulate the pre-transition structure preceding the β-to- ω phase transformation. A three-dimensional (3-D) modulated incommensurate structure of the ω phase composed of alternating ω and β phases was predicted to be present in the moderately concentrated Zr-Nb alloys. The modeling work suggests that the Kanzaki force acts as a resistance that generates and retains the incommensurate structure of the ω phase.

  4. Incommensurate magnetism in non-superconducting PrBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.92}

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    Boothroyd, A.T.; Hill, J.P.; McMorrow, D.F.; Andersen, N.H.; Stunault, A.; Vettier, C.; Wolf, T.

    1998-12-31

    The authors report the discovery of incommensurate magnetic order in non-superconducting single crystals PrBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.92}. Resonant x-ray magnetic scattering at the Pr L{sub II} and L{sub III} edges and high resolution neutron diffraction were used to characterize the magnetic order on the different magnetic sublattices. The data reveal that the Pr sublattice orders at a temperature of 19 K in an incommensurate structure with ordering wavevector (0.5 {+-} {delta}, 0.5, 0) or (0.5, 0.5 {+-} {delta}, p), {delta} {approx} 0.006--0.008. A spin reorientation in the Pr sublattice to a commensurate antiferromagnetic structures with ordering wavevector (0.5, 0.5, 0.5) takes place at a temperature close to 9 K.

  5. Mössbauer study of spin structure transformation from an incommensurate to a commensurate state

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    Choi, Kang Ryong; Park, Seung-Iel; Kim, Sam Jin; Kim, Chul Sung

    2009-01-01

    We present crystallographic and magnetic properties of NiCr1.98 57Fe0.02O4 by using X-ray diffractometry (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The lattice constants a0 were determined to be 8.318 Å. The ferrimagnetic Neel temperature ( T N) for NiCr1.98 57Fe0.02O4 is determined to be 90 K. The Mössbauer absorption spectra for all chromites at 4.2 K show two well developed sextets superposed with small difference of hyperfine fields ( H hf) caused by Cr3 + ions in two different magnetic sites. The values of the isomer shifts show that the charge states of Fe are Fe3 + for all temperature range. Ni-chromites Mössbauer spectra below T N present aline broadening due to a Jahn-Teller distortion and show that spin structure behavior of Cr ions change from an incommensurate to a commensurate state.

  6. Incommensurate host-guest structures in compressed elements: Hume—Rothery effects as origin

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    Degtyareva, V. F.

    2015-11-01

    Discovery of the incommensurate structure in the element Ba under pressure 15 years ago was followed by findings of a series of similar structures in other compressed elements. Incommensurately modulated structures of the host-guest type consist of a tetragonal host structure and a guest structure. The guest structure forms chains of atoms embedded in the channels of host atoms so that the axial ratio of these subcells along the c axis is not rational. Two types of the host-guest structures have been found so far: with the host cells containing 8 atoms and 16 atoms; in these both types the guest cells contain 2 atoms. These crystal structures contain a non-integer number of atoms in their unit cell: tI11* in Bi, Sb, As, Ba, Sr, Sc and tI19* in Na, K, Rb. We consider here a close structural relationship of these host-guest structures with the binary alloy phase Au3Cd5-tI32. This phase is related to the family of the Hume-Rothery phases that is stabilized by the Fermi sphere-Brillouin zone interaction. From similar considerations for alkali and alkaline-earth elements a necessary condition for structural stability emerges in which the valence electrons band overlaps with the upper core electrons and the valence electron count increases under compression.

  7. Incommensurate-commensurate transitions in the monoaxial chiral helimagnet driven by the magnetic field

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    Laliena, Victor; Campo, Javier; Kishine, Jun-Ichiro; Ovchinnikov, Alexander S.; Togawa, Yoshihiko; Kousaka, Yusuke; Inoue, Katsuya

    2016-04-01

    The zero-temperature phase diagram of the monoaxial chiral helimagnet in the magnetic-field plane formed by the components parallel and perpendicular to the helical axis is thoroughly analyzed. The nature of the transition to the commensurate state depends on the angle between the field and the helical axis. For field directions close to the directions parallel or perpendicular to the helical axis the transition is continuous, while for intermediate angles the transition is discontinuous and the incommensurate and commensurate states coexist on the transition line. The continuous and discontinuous transition lines are separated by two tricritical points with specific singular behavior. The location of the continuous and discontinuous lines and of the tricritical points depend strongly on the easy-plane anisotropy, the effect of which is analyzed. For high anisotropy the conical approximation locates the transition line very accurately, although it does not predict the continuous transitions and the tricritical behavior. It is shown that for high anisotropy, as in CrNb3S6 , the form of the transition line is universal, that is, independent of the sample, and obeys a simple equation. The position of the tricritical points, which is not universal, is theoretically estimated for a sample of CrNb3S6 .

  8. Incommensurability and Multiple Models: Representations of the Structure of Matter in Undergraduate Chemistry Students

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    Flores-Camacho, Fernando; Gallegos-Cazares, Leticia; Garritz, Andoni; Garcia-Franco, Alejandra

    2007-01-01

    The notion of incommensurability has provided a rationality criterion for the development of scientific theories, as well as some insight into theories developed by students while learning science. However, the relationship between the multiple models held by students and incommensurability requires further discussion. We present the results of…

  9. Large coincidence lattice on Au/Fe3O4 incommensurate structure for spintronic applications

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    Muñoz-Noval, Alvaro; Rubio-Zuazo, Juan; Salas-Colera, Eduardo; Serrano, Aida; Rubio-Marcos, Fernando; Castro, Germán R.

    2015-11-01

    The design of metallic hybrid systems for spintronics has been widely studied during the past decade, motivated by the promising technological applications of these materials. Nevertheless, the importance of preserving the native structure and properties of the interfaces is often ignored. Here, we present the fabrication of nanocrystalline Au (0 0 1) onto a single oriented Fe3O4 (0 0 1) thin film as a promising hybrid system to develop spintronic devices by growing Au over the Fe3O4 by using a simple one-pot Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) approach. The structural coupling between Au nanocrystals and Fe3O4 layer results in the development of an incommensurate structure based on a coincidence lattice of order 35, which preserves the intrinsic properties of the Au nanocrystals, the Fe3O4 matrix and the interface between them. The general strategy described in the present work preserves the structure and main intrinsic properties of the constituting materials, being a fundamental issue for the future development of spintronic devices.

  10. Commensurate and incommensurate magnetic order in spin-1 chains stacked on the triangular lattice in Li2NiW2O8

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    Ranjith, K. M.; Nath, R.; Majumder, M.; Kasinathan, D.; Skoulatos, M.; Keller, L.; Skourski, Y.; Baenitz, M.; Tsirlin, A. A.

    2016-07-01

    We report the thermodynamic properties, magnetic ground state, and microscopic magnetic model of the spin-1 frustrated antiferromagnet Li2NiW2O8 , showing successive transitions at TN 1≃18 K and TN 2≃12.5 K in zero field. Nuclear magnetic resonance and neutron diffraction reveal collinear and commensurate magnetic order with the propagation vector k =(1/2 ,0 ,1/2 ) below TN 2. The ordered moment of 1.8 μB at 1.5 K is directed along [0.89 (9 ),-0.10 (5 ),-0.49 (6 )] and matches the magnetic easy axis of spin-1 Ni2 + ions, which is determined by the scissor-like distortion of the NiO6 octahedra. Incommensurate magnetic order, presumably of spin-density-wave type, is observed in the region between TN 2 and TN 1. Density-functional band-structure calculations put forward a three-dimensional spin lattice with spin-1 chains running along the [01 1 ¯] direction and stacked on a spatially anisotropic triangular lattice in the a b plane. We show that the collinear magnetic order in Li2NiW2O8 is incompatible with the triangular lattice geometry and thus driven by a pronounced easy-axis single-ion anisotropy of Ni2 +.

  11. Neutron diffraction and electrical transport studies on the incommensurate magnetic phase transition in holmium at high pressures

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    Thomas, Sarah; Uhoya, Walter; Tsoi, Georgiy; Wenger, Lowell E; Vohra, Yogesh; Chesnut, Gary Neal; Weir, S. T.; Tulk, Christopher A; Moreira Dos Santos, Antonio F

    2012-01-01

    Neutron diffraction and electrical transport measurements have been made on the heavy rare earth metal holmium at high pressures and low temperatures in order to elucidate its transition from a paramagnetic (PM) to a helical antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordered phase as a function of pressure. The electrical resistance measurements show a change in the resistance slope as the temperature is lowered through the antiferromagnetic Neel temperature. The temperature of this antiferromagnetic transition decreases from approximately 122 K at ambient pressure at a rate of -4.9 K GPa(-1) up to a pressure of 9 GPa, whereupon the PM-to-AFM transition vanishes for higher pressures. Neutron diffraction measurements as a function of pressure at 89 and 110 K confirm the incommensurate nature of the phase transition associated with the antiferromagnetic ordering of the magnetic moments in a helical arrangement and that the ordering occurs at similar pressures as determined from the resistance results for these temperatures.

  12. (3+1)-Incommensurately modulated crystal structure of Cs3ScSi6O15.

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    Hejny, Clivia; Kahlenberg, Volker; Schmidmair, Daniela; Dabić, Predrag

    2016-02-01

    Single-crystal X-ray diffraction of Cs3ScSi6O15 shows the presence of main reflections and satellite reflections up to the fourth order along the c* direction. The (3+1)-dimensional incommensurately modulated structure was solved in superspace group X3m1(00gamma)0s0 [a = 13.861 (1), c = 6.992 (1) Å, V = 1163.4 (2) Å(3)] with a modulation wavevector q = 0.14153 (2)c*. Refinement of three modulation waves for positional and anisotropic displacement parameter values for all atoms converged to R(obs) values for all, main and satellite reflections of first, second and third order of 0.0200, 0.0166, 0.0181, 0.0214 and 0.0303, respectively. Cs3ScSi6O15 forms a mixed tetrahedral-octahedral framework with prominent six-membered rings of [SiO4]-tetrahedra interconnected by [ScO6]-octahedra. Apart from Sc, all atoms are strongly affected by positional modulation with maximum atomic displacements of up to 0.93 Å causing rigid polyhedral arrangements to perform tilt and twist movements relative to each other, such as a rotation of the Sc-octahedra around the 3-axis by over 38°. Cs has an irregular coordination environment; however, considering distances up to 3.5 Å, the bond-valence sum changes by no more than 0.02 as a function of t and thus overall kept at a level of ca 1.075. PMID:26830802

  13. Anomalous fast dynamics of adsorbate overlayers near an incommensurate structural transition.

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    Granato, Enzo; Ying, S C; Elder, K R; Ala-Nissila, T

    2013-09-20

    We investigate the dynamics of a compressively strained adsorbed layer on a periodic substrate via a simple two-dimensional model that admits striped and hexagonal incommensurate phases. We show that the mass transport is superfast near the striped-hexagonal phase boundary and in the hexagonal phase. For an initial step profile separating a bare substrate region (or "hole") from the rest of a striped incommensurate phase, the superfast domain wall dynamics leads to a bifurcation of the initial step profile into two interfaces or profiles propagating in opposite directions with a hexagonal phase in between. This yields a theoretical understanding of the recent experiments for the Pb/Si(111) system. PMID:24093278

  14. Incommensurate structure of GdBaCo2O5+δ(δ˜0.38)

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    Ishizawa, N.; Asaka, T.; Kudo, T.; Fukuda, K.; Abe, N.; Arima, T.

    2013-02-01

    The incommensurate structure of the GdBaCo2O5+δ (δ˜0.38) paramagnetic phase was studied using the single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The basic structure of the compound is a double-layered perovskite with an alternating layer sequence of [GdOδ]-[CoO2]-[BaO]-[CoO2] along the c axis. The crystal belongs to the five-dimensional superspace group P4/mmm(α00)0000(0α0)0000, α=0.3368(1), with a 1×1×2-type tetragonal fundamental unit cell of a=3.8934(1) Å and c=7.5267(1) Å. The structure was refined to R=0.028 for all the observed 2216 reflections with I>3σ(I), including 331 main reflections (R=0.017), 1039 observed first-order satellites (R=0.033), and 846 observed second-order satellites (R=0.045). The crystal has oxygen deficiency that occurs only in the [GdOδ] layer; however, it causes many positional modulations of the constituent atoms throughout the crystal in association with a valence fluctuation of Co between the divalent and trivalent states. Because the value of α was very close to 1/3, the structure was also investigated using both the commensurately modulated approach and the conventional three-dimensional approach assuming a 3×3×2 supercell of P4/mmm symmetry. These approaches successfully reproduced a prime structure of the compound that consists of intersecting CoO5 pyramidal arrays parallel to a or b axes. The bond valence sum and the charge neutrality principle suggested that the divalent and trivalent cobalt cations are distributed in an ordered way. The incommensurate approach also indicated the possible presence of a local disorder having a structural similarity with that of a high-temperature modification.

  15. Electronic Properties of Incommensurate Atomic Layers

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    Koshino, Mikito; Moon, Pilkyung

    2015-12-01

    We present a brief theoretical overview of electronic properties of incommensurate multilayer systems, i.e., a pair of two-dimensional atomic layers stacked in an arbitrary orientation. We introduce the general theoretical scheme to describe the interlayer interaction between incommensurate crystal structures, and apply the formula to two specific examples, the twisted bilayer graphene and graphene-hBN composite bilayer. In each case, we calculate the electronic band structure and demonstrate that the low-energy electronic properties are significantly modified by the interlayer interaction, particularly when the two lattice structures are close to each other. We also study the energy spectrum and the quantum Hall effect in magnetic fields, where we see that the spectral structure exhibits a fractal nature, as known as the Hofstadter butterfly. We argue about the optical absorption properties of the twisted bilayer graphene and show that the interlayer interaction gives rise to the characteristic spectroscopic features in zero magnetic field and also in strong magnetic field.

  16. Incommensurate structure of GdBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 5+{delta}}({delta}{approx}0.38)

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    Ishizawa, N.; Asaka, T.; Kudo, T.; Fukuda, K.; Abe, N.; Arima, T.

    2013-02-15

    The incommensurate structure of the GdBaCo{sub 2}O{sub 5+{delta}} ({delta}{approx}0.38) paramagnetic phase was studied using the single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The basic structure of the compound is a double-layered perovskite with an alternating layer sequence of [GdO{sub {delta}}]-[CoO{sub 2}]-[BaO]-[CoO{sub 2}] along the c axis. The crystal belongs to the five-dimensional superspace group P4/mmm({alpha}00)0000(0{alpha}0)0000, {alpha}=0.3368(1), with a 1 Multiplication-Sign 1 Multiplication-Sign 2-type tetragonal fundamental unit cell of a=3.8934(1) A and c=7.5267(1) A. The structure was refined to R=0.028 for all the observed 2216 reflections with I>3{sigma}(I), including 331 main reflections (R=0.017), 1039 observed first-order satellites (R=0.033), and 846 observed second-order satellites (R=0.045). The crystal has oxygen deficiency that occurs only in the [GdO{sub {delta}}] layer; however, it causes many positional modulations of the constituent atoms throughout the crystal in association with a valence fluctuation of Co between the divalent and trivalent states. Because the value of {alpha} was very close to 1/3, the structure was also investigated using both the commensurately modulated approach and the conventional three-dimensional approach assuming a 3 Multiplication-Sign 3 Multiplication-Sign 2 supercell of P4/mmm symmetry. These approaches successfully reproduced a prime structure of the compound that consists of intersecting CoO{sub 5} pyramidal arrays parallel to a or b axes. The bond valence sum and the charge neutrality principle suggested that the divalent and trivalent cobalt cations are distributed in an ordered way. The incommensurate approach also indicated the possible presence of a local disorder having a structural similarity with that of a high-temperature modification. - Graphical abstract: Changes in the Co-O3 bond length and bond valence sum of Co on the t-u section in the five-dimensional superspace and the local distortion of Co

  17. An incommensurately modulated structure of η'-phase of Cu(3+x)Si determined by quantitative electron diffraction tomography.

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    Palatinus, Lukáš; Klementová, Mariana; Dřínek, Vladislav; Jarošová, Markéta; Petříček, Václav

    2011-04-18

    The diffraction data of η'-Cu(3+x)(Si,Ge) were collected by 3D quantitative electron diffraction tomography on a submicrometer-sized sample, and the structure was solved by the charge-flipping algorithm in superspace. It is shown that the structure is trigonal, and it is incommensurately modulated with two modulation vectors q(1) = (α, α, 1/3) and q(2) = (-2α, α, 1/3), superspace group P31m(α, α, 1/3)000(-2α, α, 1/3)000. The modulation functions of some atoms are very complicated and reach amplitudes comparable with the unit cell dimensions. The modulated structure can be described as sheets of Cu clusters separated by honeycomb layers of mixed Si/Ge positions. The shape of the Cu clusters in the sheets strongly varies with the modulation phase, and the predominant form is an icosahedron. The striving of the Cu layers to form icosahedral clusters is deemed to be the main driving force of the modulation. The combination of methods used in this work can be applied to other structures that are difficult to crystallize in large crystals and opens new perspectives, especially for investigations of aperiodic or otherwise complex metallic alloys. PMID:21438499

  18. Structures of incommensurate and commensurate composite crystals RbxMnO2 (x = 1.3711, 1.3636).

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    Nuss, Jürgen; Pfeiffer, Steffen; van Smaalen, Sander; Jansen, Martin

    2010-02-01

    Rb(1.3711)MnO(2) (Rb(11)Mn(8)O(16)) has been synthesized via the azide/nitrate route from a stoichiometric mixture of the precursors Mn(2)O(3), RbNO(3) and RbN(3). The structure of this extremely air- and moisture-sensitive compound can best be described in terms of an incommensurate composite structure, built up by a honeycomb-like framework of Rb ions, as one subsystem and by a second subsystem of chains, consisting of edge-sharing MnO(4/2) tetrahedra. These two composite substructures interpenetrate in such a way that the manganate chain polyanions centre the channels of the Rb-honeycomb framework. Crystals transform by an aging process into Rb(1.3636)MnO(2) (Rb(15)Mn(11)O(22)), which has a similar structure but a different commensurate modulation. Two reasons can be established for the origin of the modulations: the charge ordering of Mn(2+)/Mn(3+) on one hand, and the incompatibility of the Mn-Mn and Rb-Rb separations on the other. PMID:20101080

  19. Structures of incommensurate and commensurate composite crystals NaxCuO2 (x=1.58, 1.6, 1.62).

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    van Smaalen, Sander; Dinnebier, Robert; Sofin, Mikhail; Jansen, Martin

    2007-02-01

    NaxCuO2 (x approximately 1.6) has been synthesized for different compositions x, resulting in both commensurate and incommensurate composite crystals. The crystal structures are reported for two incommensurate compounds (x=1.58 and 1.62) determined by Rietveld refinements against X-ray powder diffraction data. The incommensurate compounds and commensurate Na8Cu5O10 (x=1.6) are found to possess similar structures, with valence fluctuations of Cu2+/Cu3+ as the origin of the modulations of the CuO2 subsystems; the displacive modulations of Na being defined by the closest Na-O contacts between the subsystems. A comparison of the structure models obtained from single-crystal X-ray diffraction, synchrotron-radiation X-ray powder diffraction and X-ray powder diffraction with Cu Kalpha1 radiation indicates that single-crystal X-ray diffraction is by far the most accurate method, while powder diffraction with radiation from an X-ray tube provides the least accurate structure model. PMID:17235190

  20. Incommensurate and commensurate modulations of Ba{sub 5}RTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} (R = La, Nd) tungsten bronzes and the ferroelectric domain structures

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    Mao, Min Min; Li, Kun; Zhu, Xiao Li; Chen, Xiang Ming

    2015-04-07

    Incommensurate and commensurate structural modulations of Ba{sub 5}RTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} (R = La, Nd) tungsten bronze ceramics were investigated by using a cooling holder equipped transmission electron microscopy in the temperature range from 100 K to 363 K. The incommensurate modulation was observed in both Ba{sub 5}LaTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} and Ba{sub 5}NdTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} at room temperature, while there was a transition from incommensurate tilted structure to commensurate superstructure for Ba{sub 5}NdTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30} with decreasing temperature. The incommensurate and commensurate modulations were determined by the A-site occupancy of Ba and R cations. The A-site disorder resulted in larger incommensurability parameter δ and the diffusion of the satellite reflection spots. The effect of A-site disorder on the coupling between long-range dipolar order and the commensurate modulation was also discussed. The obvious ferroelectric 180° domains with spike-like shape parallel to c axis were observed for Ba{sub 5}NdTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30}, while no macro ferroelectric domain was determined for Ba{sub 5}LaTi{sub 3}Nb{sub 7}O{sub 30}.

  1. Two-dimensional incommensurately modulated structure of (Sr0.13Ca0. 87)2CoSi2O7 crystals.

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    Bagautdinov, B; Hagiya, K; Kusaka, K; Ohmasa, M; Iishi, K

    2000-10-01

    The incommensurate structure of (Sr(0.13)Ca(0.87))(2)CoSi(2)O(7) at room temperature has been determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The compound has a non-centrosymmetric tetragonal basic cell of a = 7.8743 (4) and c = 5.0417 (2) A with the space group P4;2(1)m. The refinements of the basic structure converged to R = 0.038 for 757 main reflections. The two-dimensional incommensurate structure is characterized by the wavevectors q(1) = 0.286 (3)(a* + b*) and q(2) = 0.286 (3)(-a* + b*), where a*, b* are the reciprocal lattice vectors of the basic structure. With the (3 + 2)-dimensional superspace group P(p4mg)(P4;2(1)(m)), the refinements converged to R = 0.071 for 1697 observed reflections (757 main and 940 satellite reflections). The structure is described in terms of displacement of the atoms, rotation, distortion of CoO(4) and SiO(4) tetrahedra, and the partial ordering of the Sr and Ca atoms accompanied with the modulation. Correlated evolution of these features throughout the crystal gives rise to various oxygen coordination around Ca/Sr. Comparison of the derived modulated structure to that of Ca(2)CoSi(2)O(7) clarified that the partial substitution of Ca by large alkaline-earth atoms such as Sr should decrease the distortion of the polyhedra around the cations. PMID:11006557

  2. Incommensurate spin correlations in highly oxidized cobaltates La2−xSrxCoO4

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    Li, Z. W.; Drees, Y.; Kuo, C. Y.; Guo, H.; Ricci, A.; Lamago, D.; Sobolev, O.; Rütt, U.; Gutowski, O.; Pi, T. W.; Piovano, A.; Schmidt, W.; Mogare, K.; Hu, Z.; Tjeng, L. H.; Komarek, A. C.

    2016-01-01

    We observe quasi-static incommensurate magnetic peaks in neutron scattering experiments on layered cobalt oxides La2−xSrxCoO4 with high Co oxidation states that have been reported to be paramagnetic. This enables us to measure the magnetic excitations in this highly hole-doped incommensurate regime and compare our results with those found in the low-doped incommensurate regime that exhibit hourglass magnetic spectra. The hourglass shape of magnetic excitations completely disappears given a high Sr doping. Moreover, broad low-energy excitations are found, which are not centered at the incommensurate magnetic peak positions but around the quarter-integer values that are typically exhibited by excitations in the checkerboard charge ordered phase. Our findings suggest that the strong inter-site exchange interactions in the undoped islands are critical for the emergence of hourglass spectra in the incommensurate magnetic phases of La2−xSrxCoO4. PMID:27117928

  3. Incommensurate spin correlations in highly oxidized cobaltates La2-xSrxCoO4.

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    Li, Z W; Drees, Y; Kuo, C Y; Guo, H; Ricci, A; Lamago, D; Sobolev, O; Rütt, U; Gutowski, O; Pi, T W; Piovano, A; Schmidt, W; Mogare, K; Hu, Z; Tjeng, L H; Komarek, A C

    2016-01-01

    We observe quasi-static incommensurate magnetic peaks in neutron scattering experiments on layered cobalt oxides La2-xSrxCoO4 with high Co oxidation states that have been reported to be paramagnetic. This enables us to measure the magnetic excitations in this highly hole-doped incommensurate regime and compare our results with those found in the low-doped incommensurate regime that exhibit hourglass magnetic spectra. The hourglass shape of magnetic excitations completely disappears given a high Sr doping. Moreover, broad low-energy excitations are found, which are not centered at the incommensurate magnetic peak positions but around the quarter-integer values that are typically exhibited by excitations in the checkerboard charge ordered phase. Our findings suggest that the strong inter-site exchange interactions in the undoped islands are critical for the emergence of hourglass spectra in the incommensurate magnetic phases of La2-xSrxCoO4. PMID:27117928

  4. Magnetic structures in the magnetic phase diagram of Ho2RhIn8

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    Čermák, Petr; Prokeš, Karel; Ouladdiaf, Bachir; Boehm, Martin; Kratochvílová, Marie; Javorský, Pavel

    2015-04-01

    The magnetic phase diagram of the tetragonal Ho2RhIn8 compound has similar features to many related systems, revealing a zero magnetic field AF1 and a field-induced AF2 phases. Details of the magnetic order in the AF2 phase were not reported yet for any of the related compounds. In addition, only the Ho2RhIn8 phase diagram contains a small region of the incommensurate zero-field AF3 phase. We have performed a number of neutron diffraction experiments on single crystals of Ho2RhIn8 using several diffractometers including experiments in both horizontal and vertical magnetic fields up to 4 T. We present details of the magnetic structures in all magnetic phases of the rich phase diagram of Ho2RhIn8 . The Ho magnetic moments point along the tetragonal c axis in every phase. The ground-state AF1 phase is characterized by propagation vector k =(1 /2 ,0 ,0 ) . The more complex ferrimagnetic AF2 phase is described by four propagation vectors k0=(0 ,0 ,0 ) ,k1=(1 /2 ,0 ,0 ) ,k2=(0 ,1 /2 ,1 /2 ) ,k3=(1 /2 ,1 /2 ,1 /2 ) . The magnetic structure in the AF3 phase is incommensurate with kA F 3=(0.5 ,δ ,0 ) . Our results are consistent with theoretical calculations based on crystal field theory.

  5. Unique magnetic structure of YbCo2Si2

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    Mufti, N.; Kaneko, K.; Hoser, A.; Gutmann, M.; Geibel, C.; Krellner, C.; Stockert, O.

    2016-07-01

    We report on the results of powder and single-crystal neutron diffraction to investigate the magnetic order in YbCo2Si2 below the Néel temperature TN=1.7 K in detail. Two different magnetically ordered phases can clearly be distinguished. At lowest temperatures a commensurate magnetic structure with a propagation vector k1=(0.25 0.25 1 ) is found, while the intermediate phase (T >0.9 K) is characterized by an incommensurate magnetic structure with k2=(0.25 0.086 1 ) . The magnetic structure in YbCo2Si2 is in marked contrast to all other known R Co2Si2 compounds (R = rare earth element) likely due to some itineracy of the Yb 4 f states being responsible for the magnetism.

  6. Magnetic multilayer structure

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    Herget, Philipp; O'Sullivan, Eugene J.; Romankiw, Lubomyr T.; Wang, Naigang; Webb, Bucknell C.

    2016-07-05

    A mechanism is provided for an integrated laminated magnetic device. A substrate and a multilayer stack structure form the device. The multilayer stack structure includes alternating magnetic layers and diode structures formed on the substrate. Each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure is separated from another magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure by a diode structure.

  7. Inelastic neutron scattering studies on the incommensurate-to-commensurate transformation of low energy magnetic excitations in Fe1 + δ - y(Ni / Cu) y Te1 - x Sex

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    Xu, Zhijun; Wen, Jinsheng; Schneeloch, John; Zhao, Yang; Matsuda, Masaaki; Ku, Wei; Liu, Xuerong; Gu, Genda; Lee, D.-H.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Tranquada, J. M.; Xu, Guangyong

    2013-03-01

    We have performed a series of neutron scattering and magnetization measurements on Fe1 + δ - y(Ni / Cu) y Te1 - x Sex system to study the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity. Both non-superconducting and superconducting samples with Tc 8 ~15K are studied. The low energy magnetic excitations of all samples at T > >Tc consist of two incommensurate vertical columns. They change to a distinctly different U-shaped dispersion at T >Tc for the superconducting samples and the transition temperature depend on the composition. On the other hand, for all non-superconducting samples, there is no clear temperature dependence, and the low energy magnetic excitations remain two columns for temperatures down to 1.5 K. Work is supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, DOE.

  8. Magnetic structure and multiferroic coupling in pyroxene NaFeSi2O6

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    Baum, M.; Komarek, A. Â. C.; Holbein, S.; Fernández-Díaz, M. Â. T.; André, G.; Hiess, A.; Sidis, Y.; Steffens, P.; Becker, P.; Bohatý, L.; Braden, M.

    2015-06-01

    By comprehensive neutron diffraction measurements we have studied the magnetic structure of aegirine (NaFeSi2O6) in and above its multiferroic phase. Natural aegirine exhibits two magnetic transitions into incommensurate magnetic order with a propagation vector of k⃗inc=(0 ,˜0.78 ,0 ) . Between 9 and 6 K, we find a transverse spin-density wave with moments pointing near the c direction. Below 6 K, magnetic order becomes helical and spins rotate in the a c plane. The same irreducible representation is involved in the two successive transitions. In addition, the ferroelectric polarization P ⃗ appearing along the b direction cannot be described by the most common multiferroic mechanism but follows P ⃗∝S⃗i×S⃗j . Synthetic NaFeSi2O6 does not exhibit the pure incommensurate helical order but shows coexistence of this order with a commensurate magnetic structure. By applying moderate pressure to natural aegirine, we find that the incommensurate magnetic ordering partially transforms to the commensurate one, underlining the nearly degenerate character of the two types of order in NaFeSi2O6 .

  9. Elastic lattice in an incommensurate background

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    Dickman, R.; Chudnovsky, E.M. )

    1995-01-01

    We study a harmonic triangular lattice, which relaxes in the presence of an incommensurate short-wavelength potential. Monte Carlo simulations reveal that the elastic lattice exhibits only short-ranged translational correlations, despite the absence of defects in either lattice. Extended orientational order, however, persists in the presence of the background. Translational correlation lengths exhibit approximate power-law dependence upon cooling rate and background strength. Our results may be relevant to Wigner crystals, atomic monolayers on crystals surfaces, and flux-line and magnetic bubble lattices.

  10. Spin Incommensurability and Two Phase Competition in Cobaltites

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    Phelan, D.; Louca, Despina; Kamazawa, K.; Lee, S.-H.; Ancona, S. N.; Rosenkranz, S.; Motome, Y.; Hundley, M. F.; Mitchell, J. F.; Moritomo, Y.

    2006-12-01

    The perovskite LaCoO3 evolves from a nonmagnetic Mott insulator to a spin cluster ferromagnet (FM) with the substitution of Sr2+ for La3+ in La1-xSrxCoO3. The clusters increase in size and number with x and the charge percolation through the clusters leads to a metallic state. Using elastic neutron scattering on La1-xSrxCoO3 single crystals, we show that an incommensurate spin superstructure coexists with the FM spin clusters. The incommensurability increases continuously with x, with the intensity rising in the insulating phase and dropping in the metallic phase as it directly competes with the commensurate FM, itinerant clusters. The spin incommensurability arises from local order of Co3+-Co4+ clusters but no long-range static or dynamic spin stripes develop. The coexistence and competition of the two magnetic phases explain the residual resistivity at low temperatures in samples with metalliclike transport.

  11. Spin structure and magnetic frustration in multiferroic RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} (R=Tb,Ho,Dy)

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    Blake, G.R.; Chapon, L.C.; Radaelli, P.G.; Park, S.; Hur, N.; Cheong, S-W.; Rodriguez-Carvajal, J.

    2005-06-01

    We have studied the crystal and magnetic structures of the magnetoelectric materials RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} (R=Tb,Ho,Dy) using neutron diffraction as a function of temperature. All three materials display incommensurate antiferromagnetic ordering below 40 K, becoming commensurate on further cooling. For R=Tb,Ho, a commensurate-incommensurate transition takes place at low temperatures. The commensurate magnetic structures have been solved and are discussed in terms of competing exchange interactions. The spin configuration within the ab plane is essentially the same for each system, and the radius of R determines the sign of the magnetic exchange between adjacent planes. The inherent magnetic frustration in these materials is lifted by a small lattice distortion, primarily involving shifts of the Mn{sup 3+} cations and giving rise to a canted antiferroelectric phase.

  12. Crystal Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of the Incommensurate Chimney-Ladder Compound VGeγ (γ ~1.82)

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    Hamada, Haruki; Kikuchi, Yuta; Hayashi, Kei; Miyazaki, Yuzuru

    2016-03-01

    A single-phase sample of a Nowotny chimney-ladder phase known as V17Ge31 has been prepared and its modulated crystal structure has been determined by means of a (3+1)-dimensional superspace approach. As in the case of higher manganese silicides (HMSs) MnSiγ, the compound consists of two tetragonal subsystems of [V] and [Ge] with an irrational c-axis ratio γ = c_{{V}}/c_{{Ge}} ˜ 1.82, and hence the structure formula is represented as VGe γ . As expected from the valence electron count estimated from the refined γ, the present germanide exhibits a metallic behavior with the electrical conductivity σ = 6.25 × 103 S/cm and the Seebeck coefficient S = 10.2 μV/K at 900 K. The resulting thermoelectric power factor of S^2σ = 6.56 × 10-5 W/mK2 and the dimensionless figure-of-merit, ZT, = 3.7 × 10-3 at 900 K demonstrate that the germanide is not a promising thermoelectric material. However, as the determined lattice thermal conductivity is comparable to that of HMSs, thermoelectric properties can be maximized through the partial substitution of V with group 6-8 elements to decrease hole carrier concentration.

  13. Modulated spin helicity stabilized by incommensurate orbital density waves in a quadruple perovskite manganite

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    Johnson, R. D.; Khalyavin, D. D.; Manuel, P.; Bombardi, A.; Martin, C.; Chapon, L. C.; Radaelli, P. G.

    2016-05-01

    Through a combination of neutron diffraction and Landau theory we describe the spin ordering in the ground state of the quadruple perovskite manganite CaMn7O12 —a magnetic multiferroic supporting an incommensurate orbital density wave that onsets above the magnetic ordering temperature, TN 1=90 K. The multi-k magnetic structure in the ground state was found to be a nearly-constant-moment helix with modulated spin helicity, which oscillates in phase with the orbital occupancies on the Mn3 + sites via trilinear magneto-orbital coupling. Our phenomenological model also shows that, above TN 2=48 K, the primary magnetic order parameter is locked into the orbital wave by an admixture of helical and collinear spin density wave structures. Furthermore, our model naturally explains the lack of a sharp dielectric anomaly at TN 1 and the unusual temperature dependence of the electrical polarization.

  14. Structural and magnetic dynamics in the magnetic shape-memory alloy Ni2MnGa

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    Mariager, S. O.; Dornes, C.; Johnson, J. A.; Ferrer, A.; Grübel, S.; Huber, T.; Caviezel, A.; Johnson, S. L.; Eichhorn, T.; Jakob, G.; Elmers, H. J.; Beaud, P.; Quitmann, C.; Ingold, G.

    2014-10-01

    Magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloys are multiferroics stabilized by the correlations between electronic, magnetic, and structural order. To study these correlations we use time-resolved x-ray diffraction and magneto-optical Kerr effect experiments to measure the laser induced dynamics in a Heusler alloy Ni2MnGa film and reveal a set of time scales intrinsic to the system. We observe a coherent phonon which we identify as the amplitudon of the modulated structure and an ultrafast phase transition leading to a quenching of the incommensurate modulation within 300 fs with a recovery time of a few ps. The thermally driven martensitic transition to the high temperature cubic phase proceeds via nucleation within a few ps and domain growth limited by the speed of sound. The demagnetization time is 320 fs, which is comparable to the quenching of the structural modulation.

  15. Magnetic microhelix coil structures.

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    Smith, Elliot J; Makarov, Denys; Sanchez, Samuel; Fomin, Vladimir M; Schmidt, Oliver G

    2011-08-26

    Together with the well-known ferro- and antiferromagnetic ordering, nature has created a variety of complex helical magnetic configurations. Here, we design and investigate three-dimensional microhelix coil structures that are radial-, corkscrew-, and hollow-bar-magnetized. The magnetization configurations of the differently magnetized coils are experimentally revealed by probing their specific dynamic response to an external magnetic field. Helix coils offer an opportunity to realize microscale geometries of the magnetic toroidal moment, observed so far only in bulk multiferroic materials. PMID:21929266

  16. Magnetic Microhelix Coil Structures

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    Smith, Elliot J.; Makarov, Denys; Sanchez, Samuel; Fomin, Vladimir M.; Schmidt, Oliver G.

    2011-08-01

    Together with the well-known ferro- and antiferromagnetic ordering, nature has created a variety of complex helical magnetic configurations. Here, we design and investigate three-dimensional microhelix coil structures that are radial-, corkscrew-, and hollow-bar-magnetized. The magnetization configurations of the differently magnetized coils are experimentally revealed by probing their specific dynamic response to an external magnetic field. Helix coils offer an opportunity to realize microscale geometries of the magnetic toroidal moment, observed so far only in bulk multiferroic materials.

  17. Phase diagram and incommensurate antiferroelectric structure in (Pb1-1.5xLax)(Zr0.42Sn0.40Ti0.18)O3 ceramics discovered by band-to-band optical transitions

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    Ding, X. J.; Xu, L. P.; Hu, Z. G.; Chen, X. F.; Wang, G. S.; Dong, X. L.; Chu, J. H.

    2014-09-01

    Optical properties and phase transitions of (Pb1-1.5xLax)(Zr0.42Sn0.40Ti0.18)O3 (PLZST 100x/42/40/18) ceramics with different compositions have been investigated by temperature dependent spectroscopic ellipsometry. Two interband critical points ( E c p 1 and E c p 2) located at about 3.9 and 5.1 eV can be obtained by fitting standard line shapes to the second derivatives of the complex dielectric functions. Based on the band-to-band transitions, the phase diagram of PLZST ceramics can be well presented. Moreover, a peculiar incommensurate antiferroelectric state has been found to exist above the temperature of the normal commensurate antiferroelectric tetragonal structure. It can be stable below Curie temperature, evolving slowly with decreasing temperature towards the commensurate structure, which is due to strong pinning of incommensurate domain walls. The phenomena can result from a competition between ferroelectric ordering and antiferroelectric ordering caused by the lanthanum modification.

  18. Imprinting artificial magnetic structures.

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    Lohstroh, W.

    1998-09-25

    Recently we created La/Fe multilayers with a helical magnetic structure imprinted from the conditions of growth rather than by the magnetic interactions between layers. Each sublayer was 30{angstrom} thick, and during deposition the sample was rotated in an external field of 3 Oe. a field strong enough to magnetize the Fe layer being deposited but not sufficient to perturb the magnetization of the Fe layers already grown. As a result adjacent Fe layers formed a helical structure with a chirality and periodicity determined by the rotational direction and speed of the substrate and the rate of deposition. Following this discovery, an extensive set of experiments (mainly using Kerr effect magnetometry and polarized neutron reflectivity) was undertaken to ascertain the stability of imprinted magnetic structures, and to understand the onset of magnetization during growth. La/Fe imprinted helical magnetic structures (of different La and Fe thicknesses) were found to be stable in time and to be permanently erased only by magnetic fields larger than 90 Oe.

  19. Thermally induced structural changes in incommensurate calcium barium niobate Ca{sub 0.28}Ba{sub 0.72}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} (CBN28)

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    Graetsch, H.A.; Schreuer, J.; Burianek, M.; Muehlberg, M.

    2012-12-15

    The incommensurately modulated crystal structure of relaxor ferroelectric CBN28 was refined at elevated temperatures up to 330 Degree-Sign C in the 3+2 dimensional superspace group P4bm({alpha}{alpha}1/2,-{alpha}{alpha}1/2). The structural modulations mainly consisting of cooperative tilting of NbO{sub 6} octahedra and an occupational modulation of the large cation site Me2 persist beyond the diffuse ferroelectric transition with slightly reduced amplitudes. A change of symmetry was not observed. Both symmetrically non-equivalent NbO{sub 6} octahedra are distorted by off center shifts of the Nb atoms in the same direction along the tetragonal c-axis. The displacements of the Nb atoms are gradually reduced with increasing temperatures until one of the Nb atoms crosses the center of its coordination polyhedron near the transition temperature T{sub M} adopting an uncompensated anti-ferroelectric configuration. This change is accompanied by enhanced thermal motions of the Nb atoms along the c-axis. Structural distortions and electric polarization do not completely vanish at T{sub M} but may persist in fluctuating polar nanodomains. - Graphical abstract: Cross-over of the off-center shifts of both symmetrically non-equivalent niobium atoms from parallel to anti-parallel configuration in the incommensurately modulated crystal structure of relaxor ferroelectric Ca{sub 0.28}Ba{sub 0.72}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} (CBN28) at elevated temperatures (left side). The arrows point to columns of octahedra containing Nb1. The remaining octahedra are occupied by Nb2 atoms. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The incommensurate structure of relaxor ferroelectric CBN28 was refined at high temperatures. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The modulations consist of a wave-like occupation of cation sites and displacements of the O atoms. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The modulations survive the ferroelectric phase transition and no change of symmetry was found. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Atomic

  20. Incommensurate Systems as Model Compounds for Disorder Revealing Low-Temperature Glasslike Behavior

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    Reményi, G.; Sahling, S.; Biljaković, K.; Starešinić, D.; Lasjaunias, J.-C.; Lorenzo, J. E.; Monceau, P.; Cano, A.

    2015-05-01

    We show that the specific heat of incommensurately modulated crystals with broken translational periodicity presents similar features at low temperatures to those of amorphous and glass materials. Here we demonstrate that the excess to the constant Cp(T )/T3 law (or Debye limit) is made up of an upturn below 1 K and of a broad bump at T ≈10 K that directly originates from the gapped phase and amplitude modes of the incommensurate structure. We argue that the low-energy dynamics of incommensurate systems constitute a plausible simplification of the landscape of interactions present in glasses, giving rise to their low-temperature anomalies.

  1. Transformation between spin-Peierls and incommensurate fluctuating phases of Sc-doped TiOCl

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    Zhang, Jian; Wölfel, Alexander; Bykov, Maxim; Schönleber, Andreas; van Smaalen, Sander; Kremer, Reinhard K.; Williamson, Hailey L.

    2014-07-01

    Single crystals of ScxTi1-xOCl(x=0.005) have been grown by the vapor phase transport technique. Specific heat measurements prove the absence of phase transitions for 4-200 K. Instead, an excess entropy is observed over a range of temperatures that encompasses the incommensurate phase transition at 90 K and the spin-Peierls transition at 67 K of pure TiOCl. Temperature-dependent x-ray diffraction on ScxTi1-xOCl gives broadened diffraction maxima at incommensurate positions between Tc1=61.5(3) and ˜90 K, and at commensurate positions below 61.5 K. These results are interpreted as due to the presence of an incommensurate phase without long-range order at intermediate temperatures, and of a highly disturbed commensurate phase without long-range order at low temperatures. The commensurate phase is attributed to a fluctuating spin-Peierls state on an orthorhombic lattice. The monoclinic symmetry and local structure of the fluctuations are equal to the symmetry and structure of the ordered spin-Peierls state of TiOCl. A novel feature of ScxTi1-xOCl(x =0.005) is a transformation from one fluctuating phase (the incommensurate phase at intermediate temperatures) to another fluctuating phase (the spin-Peierls-like phase). This transformation is not a phase transition occurring at a critical temperature, but it proceeds gradually over a temperature range of ˜10 K wide. The destruction of long-range order requires much lower levels of doping in TiOCl than in other low-dimensional electronic crystals, like the canonical spin-Peierls compound CuGeO3. An explanation for the higher sensitivity to doping has not been found, but it is noticed that it may be the result of an increased two-dimensional character of the doped magnetic system. The observed fluctuating states with long correlation lengths are reminiscent of Kosterlitz-Thouless-type phases in two-dimensional systems.

  2. Modeling solar magnetic structures

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    Low, B. C.

    1985-01-01

    Some ideas in the theoretical study of force-free magnetic fields and magnetostatic fields, which are relevant to the effort of using magnetograph data as inputs to model the quasi-static, large-scale magnetic structures in the solar atmosphere are discussed. Basic physical principles will be emphasized. An attempt will be made to assess what we may learn, physically, from the models based on these ideas. There is prospect for learning useful physics and this ought to be an incentive for intensifying the efforts to improve vector magnetograph technology and to solve the basic radiative-transfer problems encountered in the interpretation of magnetograph raw data.

  3. Magnetic structure of holmium

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    Pechan, M. J.; Stassis, C.

    1984-03-01

    The magnetic structure of high purity single crystals of holmium has been studied by neutron diffraction techniques. Although the general characteristics of the magnetic structure have been found to agree with earlier measurements, some discrepancies have been resolved and new features have been observed. The magnetic form factor has been measured and compared with relativistic atomic calculations. The low temperature structure (T<20 K) is that of a conical ferromagnet with wave vector (1/6)(2π/c) along the c axis. The basal plane moment is 9.7 μB and the c-axis ferromagnetic component is 1.6 μB at T=6 K. Bunching of the basal plane moments around the easy hexagonal direction has been observed below T=50 K. Evidence for asphericity in the magnetization density is presented and discussed. The wave vector of the basal plane modulation decreases monotonically with temperature in general accordance with the Elliott-Wedgewood theory. Several inflection points were observed, however, which correspond to commensurability with the chemical lattice. The measured temperature dependence of the c- and a-axis lattice constants shows significant magnetostriction. The possibility of a c-axis modulated moment is discussed.

  4. Kinetic control of structural and magnetic states in LuBaCo4O7.

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    Avci, S.; Chmaissem, O.; Zheng, H.; Huq, A.; Khalyavin, D.; Stephens, P.; Suchomel, M.; Manuel, P.; Mitchell, J.

    2012-01-01

    The RBaCo{sub 4}O{sub 7} (R = Ca, Y, Tb, Ho, Tm, Yb, Lu) compounds provide a novel topology for studying the competition between triangular geometry and magnetic order. Here, we report the structural and magnetic behavior of the Lu member of this series via neutron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction, magnetization, and resistivity measurements. We determined sequential phase transitions and a strong competition between a stable and a metastable low-temperature state that critically depends on controlled cooling rates and the associated heat removal kinetics. No evidence for long-range ordered magnetism was detected by neutron diffraction at any temperature. However, very slow spin dynamics are evidenced by time-dependent neutron diffraction measurements and can be explained by several competing magnetic phases with incommensurate short-range correlations coexisting in this material.

  5. Incommensurate lattice modulations in Potassium Vanadate

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    Chakoumakos, Bryan; Banerjee, Arnab; Mark, Lumsden; Cao, Huibo; Kim, Jong-Woo; Hoffman, Christina; Wang, Xiaoping

    Potassium Vanadate (K2V3O8) is an S = 1/2 2D square lattice antiferromagnet that shows spin reorientation indicating a strong coupling between the magnetism and its dielectric properties with a promise of rich physics that promises multiferroicity. These tangible physical properties are strongly tied through a spin-lattice coupling to the underlying lattice and superlattice behavior. It has a superlattice (SL) onsetting below Tc = 115 K with an approximate [3 x 3 x 2] modulation. Here we present our recent experiments at TOPAZ beamline at SNS which for the first time proves conclusively that the lattice modulations are incommensurate, with an in-plane Q of 0.315. We will also show our attempts to refine the data using JANA which requires a redefinition of the lattice, as well as the temperature and Q dependence of the superlattice modulation measured using neutrons at HFIR and synchrotron x-rays at APS. Our results are not only relevant for the ongoing search of multifunctional behavior in K2V3O8 but also generally for the superlattice modulations observed in a large family of fresnoites. Work performed at ORNL and ANL is supported by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences and Office of User Facilities Division.

  6. Magnetic and crystallographic structures in UTX intermetallic compounds

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    Robinson, R.A.; Lawson, A.C.; Sechovsky, V.; Havela, L.; Kergadallan, Y.; Nakotte, H.; de Boer, F.R.

    1993-08-01

    Uranium, along with other actinides and lanthanides, forms a large group of ternary intermetallic compounds of stoichiometry UTX (T = transition metal, X = p-electron metal). These compounds are formed in several structure types and the occurrence and stability of particular structures with respect to the transition metal content suggests reasonable systematics. The authors have also investigated the magnetic structures of selected UTX compounds and it is revealing to relate the crystallographic and magnetic structures, because of the relationship between the magnetic symmetry and that of the U-atom environment produced by the 5f-ligand hybridization, and the consequent anisotropic exchange. Those of ZrNiAl structure type are collinear, with moments along the hexagonal c-axis. In the orthorhombic NiSiTi structure type, the moments are confined to the b- c plane (perpendicular to the uranium chains) and the structures are often incommensurate. In the hexagonal CaIn{sub 2} (or GaGeLi) structure type, the magnetic structures form in an orthorhombic cell, and at least in the disordered centric group, again the moments lie perpendicular to the nearest-neighbor uranium spacing. This work presents a phenomenology of trends in UTX ternary compounds. It is shown that there is an apparent strong hybridization parallel to nearest neighbor U-U directions, with ferromagnetic coupling in the same directions. There may be a systematic relationship between the hybridization anisotropy and the magnetic anisotropy, in which the quantization axes are the same and the moments point along directions of relatively weak hybridization.

  7. Determination of the zero-field magnetic structure of the helimagnet MnSi at low temperature

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    Dalmas de Réotier, P.; Maisuradze, A.; Yaouanc, A.; Roessli, B.; Amato, A.; Andreica, D.; Lapertot, G.

    2016-04-01

    Below a temperature of approximately 29 K the manganese magnetic moments of the cubic binary compound MnSi order to a long-range incommensurate helical magnetic structure. Here we quantitatively analyze a high-statistic zero-field muon spin rotation spectrum recorded in the magnetically ordered phase of MnSi by exploiting the result of representation theory as applied to the determination of magnetic structures. Instead of a gradual rotation of the magnetic moments when moving along a <111 > axis, we find that the angle of rotation between the moments of certain subsequent planes is essentially quenched. It is the magnetization of pairs of planes which rotates when moving along a <111 > axis, thus preserving the overall helical structure.

  8. Magnetic structures in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C (R = Ho, Er) superconductors

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    Stassis, C.; Goldman, A.I.; Dervenagas, P.; Zarestky, J.; Canfield, P.C.; Cho, B.K.; Johnston, D.C.; Sternlieb, B.; Sternlieb, B.

    1994-12-31

    Single crystal neutron diffraction techniques have been employed to study the evolution of magnetic structures in RNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C compounds in an attempt to understand the relationship between magnetic ordering and superconductivity in several members of this series. For HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C, below the superconducting transition (T{sub c} = 8 K), an incommensurate magnetic structure characterized by two wave vectors (0.585 a* and 0.915 c*) is found in a narrow temperature range between 4.7 K and 6 K. This is the same temperature range where bulk measurements find a deep minimum in the upper critical field, H{sub c2}. Below 4.7 K, HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C is a simple collinear antiferromagnet. ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C ({Tc} = 11 K) orders in an incommensurate modulated antiferromagnetic state characterized by an ordering wave vector 0.553 a* below 7 K, which coexists with superconductivity.

  9. Direct imaging of incommensurate wave pockets in the charge-density-wave state of LaTe2

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    Yang, H. X.; Cai, Y.; Ma, C.; Li, J.; Long, Y. J.; Chen, G. F.; Tian, H. F.; Wei, L. L.; Li, J. Q.

    2016-06-01

    We herein report the study of the atomic structure for a fully incommensurate CDW in LaTe2 using Cs-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). It is directly revealed for the first time that the atomic displacements adopt an incommensurate wave-pocket structure along each Te chain. This pocket structure has a long periodicity determined by the CDW incommensurability. We can use the sinusoidal waves as the first-order approximation to characterize the atomic motions within the pocket pattern, which can yield atomic displacements in good agreement with the theoretical model commonly used for studying CDW. These facts demonstrate that the incommensurate pocket patterns should be an essential structural nature in the CDW states and play a critical role for developing the mechanism of the CDW transitions.

  10. Single crystal neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structure of TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C

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    Sternlieb, B.; Shapiro, S.; Stassis, C.; Goldman, A.I.; Canfield, P.

    1997-02-01

    Neutron diffraction techniques have been used to study the magnetic structure of single crystals of the magnetic superconductor (T{sub c} {congruent} 11K) TmNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. We find that below approximately 1.5K the magnetic moments order in an incommensurate spin wave with propagation vector q{sub m} = q{sub m} (a* +b*) (or q{sub m} = q{sub m} (a* + b*)) with q{sub m} = 0.094 {+-} 0.001. The spin wave is transverse with the moments aligned along the c-axis, and the observation of relatively intense higher order harmonics shows that the modulation is not purely sinusoidal but considerably squared. This incommensurate magnetic structure, which coexists with superconductivity below T{sub N} {congruent} 1.5K, is quite different from those observed in the magnetic superconductors HoNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C and ErNi{sub 2}B{sub 2}C. The origin of diffraction peaks observed in scans parallel to a* is briefly discussed.

  11. Extending the range of low energy electron diffraction (LEED) surface structure determination: Co-adsorbed molecules, incommensurate overlayers and alloy surface order studied by new video and electron counting LEED techniques

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    Ogletree, D.F.

    1986-11-01

    LEED multiple scattering theory is briefly summarized, and aspects of electron scattering with particular significance to experimental measurements such as electron beam coherence, instrument response and phonon scattering are analyzed. Diffuse LEED experiments are discussed. New techniques that enhance the power of LEED are described, including a real-time video image digitizer applied to LEED intensity measurements, along with computer programs to generate I-V curves. The first electron counting LEED detector using a ''wedge and strip'' position sensitive anode and digital electronics is described. This instrument uses picoampere incident beam currents, and its sensitivity is limited only by statistics and counting times. Structural results on new classes of surface systems are presented. The structure of the c(4 x 2) phase of carbon monoxide adsorbed on Pt(111) has been determined, showing that carbon monoxide molecules adsorb in both top and bridge sites, 1.85 +- 0.10 A and 1.55 +- 0.10 A above the metal surface, respectively. The structure of an incommensurate graphite overlayer on Pt(111) is analyzed. The graphite layer is 3.70 +- 0.05 A above the metal surface, with intercalated carbon atoms located 1.25 +- 0.10 A above hollow sites supporting it. The (2..sqrt..3 x 4)-rectangular phase of benzene and carbon monoxide coadsorbed on Pt(111) is analyzed. Benzene molecules adsorb in bridge sites parallel to and 2.10 +- 0.10 A above the surface. The carbon ring is expanded, with an average C-C bond length of 1.72 +- 0.15 A. The carbon monoxide molecules also adsorb in bridge sites. The structure of the (..sqrt..3 x ..sqrt..3) reconstruction on the (111) face of the ..cap alpha..-CuAl alloy has been determined.

  12. The Hypothesis of Incommensurability and Multicultural Education

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    McDonough, Tim

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the logical and rhetorical grounds for a multicultural pedagogy that teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to interact creatively in the public realm betwixt and between cultures. I begin by discussing the notion of incommensurability. I contend that this hypothesis was intended to perform a particular rhetorical…

  13. Magnetic cellulose-derivative structures

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    Walsh, Myles A.; Morris, Robert S.

    1986-09-16

    Structures to serve as selective magnetic sorbents are formed by dissolving a cellulose derivative such as cellulose triacetate in a solvent containing magnetic particles. The resulting solution is sprayed as a fine mist into a chamber containing a liquid coagulant such as n-hexane in which the cellulose derivative is insoluble but in which the coagulant is soluble or miscible. On contact with the coagulant, the mist forms free-flowing porous magnetic microspheric structures. These structures act as containers for the ion-selective or organic-selective sorption agent of choice. Some sorbtion agents can be incorporated during the manufacture of the structure.

  14. Magnetic cellulose-derivative structures

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    Walsh, M.A.; Morris, R.S.

    1986-09-16

    Structures to serve as selective magnetic sorbents are formed by dissolving a cellulose derivative such as cellulose triacetate in a solvent containing magnetic particles. The resulting solution is sprayed as a fine mist into a chamber containing a liquid coagulant such as n-hexane in which the cellulose derivative is insoluble but in which the coagulant is soluble or miscible. On contact with the coagulant, the mist forms free-flowing porous magnetic microspheric structures. These structures act as containers for the ion-selective or organic-selective sorption agent of choice. Some sorption agents can be incorporated during the manufacture of the structure. 3 figs.

  15. Spin reorientation and magnetic structure of HoCo12B6 ferrimagnetic compound

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    Diop, L. V. B.; Isnard, O.

    2015-01-01

    The magnetic phase diagram is determined by combining magnetization measurements, ac susceptibility and neutron diffraction. The crystal and magnetic structures are also investigated. The HoCo12B6 compound exhibits ferrimagnetic behavior below TC = 147 K. Two antiferromagnetically coupled sublattices cancel out at the compensation temperature TComp = 46 K. HoCo12B6 undergoes a spin reorientation transition at TSR = 76 K the easy magnetization axis changes from axial to basal plane upon heating. The magnitude of the magnetic moments and their orientation are described and discussed. It is revealed that HoCo12B6 compound exhibits a commensurate magnetic structure below TSR and an incommensurate one slightly above TSR. Significantly different magnetic moments have been observed on the two Co crystal sites, a very low magnetic moment of 0.14 μB being refined on the Co 18 g position. In addition, the second order crystal electric-field parameter A20 at the rare-earth site is determined. This result is discussed and used to explain the observed spin reorientation transition by a competition between the Co and Ho sublattice anisotropy.

  16. Crystal growth of incommensurate members of 2H-hexagonal perovskite related oxides: Ba4MzPt3-zO9 (M=Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mg, Pt)

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    Ferreira, Timothy; Morrison, Gregory; Yeon, Jeongho; zur Loye, Hans-Conrad

    2016-04-01

    Millimeter sized crystals of six oxides of approximate composition Ba4MzPt3-zO9 (M=Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Mg, Pt) were grown from molten K2CO3 fluxes and found to crystallize in a 2H hexagonal perovskite-related structure type. The compositions of these incommensurate structures, which belong to the A3n+3mA‧nB3m+nO9m+6n family of 2H hexagonal perovskite related oxides, were characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The specific synthetic considerations, crystal growth conditions, and magnetic susceptibility measurements are discussed.

  17. Are Allopathic and Holistic Medicine Incommensurable?

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    Evangelatos, Nikolaos; Eliadi, Irini

    2016-01-01

    The shift from the Aristotelian to the Newtonian scientific paradigm gave birth to progresses in the natural, hard sciences and contributed to the emergence of modernity. Allopathic medicine gradually implemented those progresses, transforming itself into contemporary biomedicine. In the early 20th century, replacement of Newtonian physics by quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of relativity resulted in a new paradigm shift in the natural, hard sciences. This shift gave birth to post-modern perceptions, which attempt to put those changes in context. Within this new context, holistic therapeutic approaches are considered more compatible with the new paradigm. Different paradigms in the natural, hard sciences are considered to be incommensurable (in the Kuhnian sense). This incommensurability is also transferred to the different societal contexts, the different «Weltanschauungen» that rely on different scientific paradigms. However, drawing on arguments that range from historical and philosophical to practical and sociological ones, we argue that, although based on different scientific paradigms, allopathic and holistic medicine are not incommensurable, but rather complementary. This may be related to the inherent attributes of medicine, a fact that reinforces the debate on its epistemological status. PMID:26978563

  18. Magnetic field structure of Mercury

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    Hiremath, K. M.

    2012-04-01

    Recently planet Mercury - an unexplored territory in our solar system - has been of much interest to the scientific community due to recent flybys of the spacecraft MESSENGER that discovered its intrinsic stationary and large-scale dipole like magnetic field structure with an intensity of ˜300nT confirming Mariner 10 observations. In the present study, with the observed constraint of Mercury's atmospheric magnetic field structure, internal magnetic field structure is modeled as a solution of magnetic diffusion equation. In this study, Mercury's internal structure mainly consists of a stable stratified fluid core and the convective mantle. For simplicity, magnetic diffusivity in both parts of the structure is considered to be uniform and constant with a value represented by a suitable averages. It is further assumed that vigorous convection in the mantle disposes of the electric currents leading to a very high diffusivity in that region. Thus, in order to satisfy observed atmospheric magnetic field structure, Mercury's most likely magnetic field structure consists of a solution of MHD diffusion equation in the core and a combined multipolar (dipole and quadrupole like magnetic field structures embedded in the uniform field) solution of a current free like magnetic field structure in the mantle and in the atmosphere. With imposition of appropriate boundary conditions at the core-mantle boundary for the first two diffusion eigen modes, in order to satisfy the observed field structure, present study puts the constraint on Mercury's core radius to be ˜2000km. From the estimated magnetic diffusivity and the core radius, it is also possible to estimate the two diffusion eigen modes with their diffusion time scales of ˜8.6 and 3.7 billion years respectively suggesting that the planet inherits its present-day magnetic field structure from the solar Nebula. It is proposed that permanency of such a large-scale magnetic field structure of the planet is attained during

  19. Microwave sol-gel synthesis and upconversion photoluminescence properties of CaGd2(WO4)4:Er3+/Yb3+ phosphors with incommensurately modulated structure

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    Lim, Chang Sung; Aleksandrovsky, Aleksandr; Molokeev, Maxim; Oreshonkov, Aleksandr; Atuchin, Victor

    2015-08-01

    CaGd2-x(WO4)4:Er3+/Yb3+ phosphors with the doping concentrations of Er3+ and Yb3+ (x=Er3++Yb3+, Er3+=0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and Yb3+=0.2, 0.45) have been successfully synthesized by the microwave sol-gel method. The crystal structure of CaGd2-x(WO4)4:Er3+/Yb3+ tungstates have been refined, and upconversion photoluminescence properties have been investigated. The synthesized particles, being formed after the heat-treatment at 900 °C for 16 h, showed a well crystallized morphology. Under the excitation at 980 nm, CaGd2(WO4)4:Er3+/Yb3+ particles exhibited a strong 525-nm and a weak 550-nm emission bands in the green region and a very weak 655-nm emission band in the red region. The Raman spectrum of undoped CaGd2(WO4)4 revealed about 12 narrow lines. The strongest band observed at 903 cm-1 was assigned to the ν1 symmetric stretching vibration of WO4 tetrahedrons. The spectra of the samples doped with Er and Yb obtained under the 514.5 nm excitation were dominated by Er3+ luminescence preventing the recording of these samples Raman spectra. Concentration quenching of the erbium luminescence at 2H11/2→4I15/2 transition is weak in the range of erbium doping level xEr=0.05-0.2, while, for transition 4S3/2→4I15/2, the signs of concentration quenching become pronounced at xEr=0.2.

  20. Magnetic structure of the crust

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    Wasilewski, P.

    1985-01-01

    The bibuniqueness aspect of geophysical interpretation must be constrained by geological insight to limit the range of theoretically possible models. An additional step in depth understanding of the relationship between rock magnetization and geological circumstances on a grand scale is required. Views about crustal structure and the distribution of lithologies suggests a complex situation with lateral and vertical variability at all levels in the crust. Volcanic, plutonic, and metamorphic processes together with each of the observed anomalies. Important questions are addressed: (1) the location of the magnetic bottom; (2) whether the source is a discrete one or are certain parts of the crust cumulatively contributing to the overall magnetization; (3) if the anomaly to some recognizable surface expression is localized, how to arrive at a geologically realistic model incorporating magnetization contrasts which are realistic; (3) in the way the primary mineralogies are altered by metamorphism and the resulting magnetic contracts; (4) the effects of temperature and pressure on magnetization.

  1. Chemical Pressure-Driven Incommensurability in CaPd5: Clues to High-Pressure Chemistry Offered by Complex Intermetallics.

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    Kilduff, Brandon J; Fredrickson, Daniel C

    2016-07-01

    While composition and pressure are generally considered orthogonal parameters in the synthesis and optimization of solid state materials, their distinctness is blurred by the concept of chemical pressure (CP): microscopic pressure arising from lattice constraints rather than an externally applied force. In this article, we describe the first cycle of an iterative theoretical/experimental investigation into this connection. We begin by theoretically probing the ability of physical pressure to promote structural transitions in CaCu5-type phases that are driven by CP in other systems. Our results point to the instability of the reported CaCu5-type CaPd5 phase to such a transition even at ambient pressure, suggesting that new structural chemistry should arise at only modest pressures. We thus attempted to synthesize CaPd5 as a starting material for high-pressure experiments. However, rather than obtaining the expected CaCu5-type phase, we encountered crystals of an incommensurately modulated variant CaPd5+q/2, whose composition is related to its satellite spacing, q = qbbasic* with q ≈ 0.44. Its structure was solved and refined in the (3 + 1)D superspace group Cmcm(0β0)s00, revealing CaCu5-type slabs separated by distorted Pd hexagonal nets with an incommensurate periodicity. DFT-CP analysis on a commensurate model for CaPd5+q/2 indicates that the new Pd nets serve to relieve intense negative CPs that the Ca atoms would experience in a CaCu5-type CaPd5 phase but suffer from a desire to contract relative to the rest of the structure. In this way, both the Pd layer substitution and incommensurability in CaPd5+q/2 are anticipated by the CP schemes of simpler model systems, with CP quadrupoles tracing the paths of the favorable atomic motions. This picture offers predictions for how elemental substitution and physical pressure should affect these structural motifs, which could be applicable to the magnetic phase Zr2Co11 whose previously proposed structures show close

  2. Plated lamination structures for integrated magnetic devices

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    Webb, Bucknell C.

    2014-06-17

    Semiconductor integrated magnetic devices such as inductors, transformers, etc., having laminated magnetic-insulator stack structures are provided, wherein the laminated magnetic-insulator stack structures are formed using electroplating techniques. For example, an integrated laminated magnetic device includes a multilayer stack structure having alternating magnetic and insulating layers formed on a substrate, wherein each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure is separated from another magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure by an insulating layer, and a local shorting structure to electrically connect each magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure to an underlying magnetic layer in the multilayer stack structure to facilitate electroplating of the magnetic layers using an underlying conductive layer (magnetic or seed layer) in the stack as an electrical cathode/anode for each electroplated magnetic layer in the stack structure.

  3. Magnetic structure and domain conversion of the quasi-2D frustrated antiferromagnet CuCrO{sub 2} probed by NMR

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    Sakhratov, Yu. A.; Svistov, L. E.; Kuhns, P. L.; Zhou, H. D.; Reyes, A. P.

    2014-11-15

    We have carried out {sup 63,65}Cu NMR spectra measurements in a magnetic field up to about 15.5 T on a single crystal of the multiferroic triangular-lattice antiferromagnet CuCrO{sub 2}. The measurements were performed for perpendicular and parallel orientations of the magnetic field with respect to the c axis of the crystal, and the detailed angle dependence of the spectra on the magnetic field direction in the ab plane was studied. The shape of the spectra can be well described in the model of spiral spin structure proposed by recent neutron diffraction experiments. When the field is rotated perpendicular to the crystal c axis, we observed, directly for the first time, a remarkable reorientation of the spin plane simultaneous with rotation of the incommensurate wavevector, by quantitatively deducing the conversion of the energetically less favorable domain to a more favorable one. At high enough fields parallel to the c axis, the data are consistent with either a field-induced commensurate spiral magnetic structure or an incommensurate spiral magnetic structure with a disorder in the c direction, suggesting that high fields may have influence on interplanar ordering.

  4. Incommensurate to commensurate antiferromagnetism in CeRhAl4Si2 : An 27Al NMR study

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    Sakai, H.; Hattori, T.; Tokunaga, Y.; Kambe, S.; Ghimire, N. J.; Ronning, F.; Bauer, E. D.; Thompson, J. D.

    2016-01-01

    27Al nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments have been performed on a single crystal of CeRhAl4Si2 , which is an antiferromagnetic Kondo-lattice compound with successive antiferromagnetic transitions of TN 1=14 K and TN 2=9 K at zero external field. In the paramagnetic state, the Knight shifts, quadrupolar frequency, and asymmetric parameter of electrical field gradient on the Al sites have been determined, which have local orthorhombic symmetry. The transferred hyperfine coupling constants are also determined. Analysis of the NMR spectra indicates that a commensurate antiferromagnetic structure exists below TN 2, but an incommensurate modulation of antiferromagnetic moments is present in the antiferromagnetic state between TN 1 and TN 2. The spin-lattice relaxation rate suggests that the 4 f electrons behave as local moments at temperatures above TN 1.

  5. Field dependence of the magnetic structure of TbMn{sub 2}O{sub 5}

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    Chatterji, T.; Brown, P. J.

    2014-11-28

    The evolution of the magnetic propagation vector of the magnetically ordered phases of TbMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} has been studied as a function of magnetic field applied parallel to both [010] and [100] axes. The results have been used to construct (H, T) phase diagrams showing the regions of stability of the three distinct phases IC1, C, and IC2 known to exist in zero field. Application of magnetic field along [010] increases the stability range of the commensurate C phase at the expense of the two incommensurate phases IC1 and IC2, whereas applying the field along [100] has the opposite effect. The evolution with field of the magnetic structure of the C phase has been determined from the integrated intensities of sets of magnetic reflections measured with different field values. With the field along [010], there are no significant changes in structure in fields up to 6 T. Applying the field parallel to [100] leads to an apparently continuous increase in the z component of the propagation vector from 0.25 in zero field to ≈0.3 in 6 T. This change is accompanied by increasing ferromagnetic polarisation of the Tb sublattices. Polarised neutron measurements made on the fundamental reflections show that there is no significant ferromagnetic polarisation of any the Mn sublattices in fields of up to 6 T.

  6. Synthesis, structures and magnetic properties of the dimorphic Mn2CrSbO6 oxide.

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    Dos santos-García, Antonio J; Solana-Madruga, Elena; Ritter, Clemens; Ávila-Brande, David; Fabelo, Oscar; Sáez-Puche, Regino

    2015-06-21

    The perovskite polymorph of Mn(2)CrSbO(6) compound has been synthesized at 8 GPa and 1473 K. It crystallizes in the monoclinic P21/n space group with cell parameters a = 5.2180 (2) Å, b = 5.3710(2) Å, c = 7.5874(1) Å and β = 90.36(1)°. Magnetic susceptibility and magnetization measurements show the simultaneous antiferromagnetic ordering of Mn(2+) and Cr(3+) sublattices below TN = 55 K with a small canting. Low temperature powder neutron diffraction reveals a commensurate magnetic structure with spins confined to the ac-plane and a propagation vector κ = [1/2 0 1/2]. The thermal treatment of this compound induces an irreversible phase transition to the ilmenite polymorph, which has been isolated at 973 K and crystallizes in R3[combining macron] space group with cell parameters a = 5.2084 (4) Å and c = 14.4000 (11) Å. Magnetic susceptibility, magnetization and powder neutron diffraction data confirm the antiferromagnetic helical ordering of spins in an incommensurate magnetic structure with κ = [00 0.46] below 60 K, and the temperature dependence of the propagation vector up to κ = [00 0.54] at about 10 K. PMID:25623228

  7. Structure and magnetism of cobalt intercalated graphene/Ir(111) via spin-polarized STM

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    Decker, Regis; Brede, Jens; Atodiresei, Nicolae; Caciuc, Vasile; Bluegel, Stefan; Wiesendanger, Roland

    2013-03-01

    The presence of intercalation compounds in graphite, i.e. impurities or layer(s) trapped between carbon sheets, can lead to changes in the transport, optical and catalytic properties compared to bulk graphite, or even superconductivity. Here, we present the local structure and magnetic properties of graphene on a magnetic substrate, resolved by spin-polarized STM. The magnetic substrate is obtained by the intercalation of a cobalt layer between graphene and an Ir(111) surface. The atomic structure of the graphene layer is dominated by a highly corrugated Moiré pattern, which arises due to the incommensurability and/or twisting angle of the graphene lattice and the Co/Ir(111) surface. Within the Moiré unit cell three different regions, i.e. top, fcc, and hcp regions are identified. Interestingly, these regions show very different electronic and magnetic signatures in the experiments, defining an atomic-scale magnetic Moiré pattern. The observed spin polarization is compared to density functional theory calculations. The calculations reveal that the bonding between the graphene layer and intercalated Co layer varies from weak to strong within the Moiré unit cell. Moreover, the interaction between the graphene and the intercalated cobalt layer leads to a spin dependent charge rearrangement, which induces magnetism in graphene as observed in experiment.

  8. Atomistic mechanism leading to complex antiferroelectric and incommensurate perovskites

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    Patel, Kinnary; Prosandeev, Sergey; Yang, Yurong; Xu, Bin; Íñiguez, Jorge; Bellaiche, L.

    2016-08-01

    An atomic interaction is identified in all perovskite compounds, such as A B O3 oxides, that can potentially result in unconventional structures. The term is harmonic in nature and couples the motions of the A cations with the rotations of the oxygen octahedra in the perovskite lattice. When strong enough, this coupling leads to hybrid normal modes that present both (anti)polar and rotational characters, which are keys to understand a variety of exotic phases. For example, we show that not only does this new coupling explain the long-period soft phonons characterizing prototype antiferroelectric PbZrO3, but it also provides us with an unified description of the complex antipolar structures of a variety of perovskites, including the possible occurrence of incommensurate phases. This coupling is further demonstrated to result, in the continuum limit, in an energy invariant adopting an analytical form that has been previously overlooked, to the best of our knowledge.

  9. Variable defect structures cause the magnetic low-temperature transition in natural monoclinic pyrrhotite

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    Koulialias, D.; Kind, J.; Charilaou, M.; Weidler, P. G.; Löffler, J. F.; Gehring, A. U.

    2016-02-01

    Non-stoichiometric monoclinic 4C pyrrhotite (Fe7S8) is a major magnetic remanence carrier in the Earth's crust and in extraterrestrial materials. Because of its low-temperature magnetic transition around 30 K also known as Besnus transition, which is considered to be an intrinsic property, this mineral phase is easily detectable in natural samples. Although the physical properties of pyrrhotite have intensively been studied, the mechanism behind the pronounced change in magnetization at the low-temperature transition is still debated. Here we report magnetization experiments on a pyrrhotite crystal (Fe6.6S8) that consists of a 4C and an incommensurate 5C* superstructure that are different in their defect structure. The occurrence of two superstructures is magnetically confirmed by symmetric inflection points in hysteresis measurements above the transition at about 30 K. The disappearance of the inflection points and the associated change of the hysteresis parameters indicate that the two superstructures become strongly coupled to form a unitary magnetic anisotropy system at the transition. From this it follows that the Besnus transition in monoclinic pyrrhotite is an extrinsic magnetic phenomenon with respect to the 4C superstructure and therefore the physics behind it is in fact different from that of the well-known Verwey transition.

  10. Magnetic and electronic structure of Mn nanostructures on Ag(111) and Au(111)

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    Cardias, R.; Bezerra-Neto, M. M.; Ribeiro, M. S.; Bergman, A.; Szilva, A.; Eriksson, O.; Klautau, A. B.

    2016-01-01

    We present results of the electronic and magnetic structure of Mn nanowires adsorbed on Ag(111) and Au(111) surfaces. For finite Mn nanowires on Ag(111) and Au(111) surfaces, our ab initio results show that the large difference between the spin-orbit splitting of these two surfaces leads to completely different magnetic configurations. The magnetic ordering for Mn nanowires adsorbed on Ag(111) is governed by the strong exchange interaction between Mn adatoms. For Mn nano-chains on Au(111), the competition between Heisenberg and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions leads to a complex magnetic structure of the clusters considered here. Among the more conspicuous results we note a spin-spiral helical type for the nanowire with seven atoms, and a complex magnetic configuration incommensurate with the substrate lattice for a double-sized Mn wire. The effect of the structural relaxation is also investigated, showing sensitivity of the exchange interactions to the bond distance to the substrate. We also demonstrate that small changes in the band filling of these Mn chains results in drastically different changes of the interatomic exchange. Finally, we show that dispersion of the electronic energy spectrum is possible even in nanostructures with bounded spatial extension.

  11. Step Coalescence by Collective Motion at an Incommensurate Grain Boundary.

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    Bowers, M L; Ophus, C; Gautam, A; Lançon, F; Dahmen, U

    2016-03-11

    Using extended time series scanning transmission electron microscopy, we investigate structural fluctuations at an incommensurate grain boundary in Au. Atomic-resolution imaging reveals the coalescence of two interfacial steps, or disconnections, of different height via coordinated motion of atoms along close-packed directions. Numerical simulations uncover a transition pathway that involves constriction and expansion of a characteristic stacking fault often associated with grain boundaries in face-centered cubic materials. It is found that local atomic fluctuations by enhanced point defect diffusion may play a critical role in initiating this transition. Our results offer new insights into the collective motion of atoms underlying the lateral advance of steps that control the migration of faceted grain boundaries. PMID:27015493

  12. Phase diagram and incommensurate antiferroelectric structure in (Pb{sub 1−1.5x}La{sub x})(Zr{sub 0.42}Sn{sub 0.40}Ti{sub 0.18})O{sub 3} ceramics discovered by band-to-band optical transitions

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    Ding, X. J.; Xu, L. P.; Hu, Z. G. Chu, J. H.; Chen, X. F.; Wang, G. S.; Dong, X. L.

    2014-09-29

    Optical properties and phase transitions of (Pb{sub 1−1.5x}La{sub x})(Zr{sub 0.42}Sn{sub 0.40}Ti{sub 0.18})O{sub 3} (PLZST 100x/42/40/18) ceramics with different compositions have been investigated by temperature dependent spectroscopic ellipsometry. Two interband critical points (E{sub cp1} and E{sub cp2}) located at about 3.9 and 5.1 eV can be obtained by fitting standard line shapes to the second derivatives of the complex dielectric functions. Based on the band-to-band transitions, the phase diagram of PLZST ceramics can be well presented. Moreover, a peculiar incommensurate antiferroelectric state has been found to exist above the temperature of the normal commensurate antiferroelectric tetragonal structure. It can be stable below Curie temperature, evolving slowly with decreasing temperature towards the commensurate structure, which is due to strong pinning of incommensurate domain walls. The phenomena can result from a competition between ferroelectric ordering and antiferroelectric ordering caused by the lanthanum modification.

  13. Cryogenic structural materials for superconducting magnets

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    Dalder, E.N.C.; Morris, J.W. Jr.

    1985-02-22

    This paper reviews research in the United States and Japan on structural materials for high-field superconducting magnets. Superconducting magnets are used for magnetic fusion energy devices and for accelerators that are used in particle-physics research. The cryogenic structural materials that we review are used for magnet cases and support structures. We expect increased materials requirements in the future.

  14. Pressure-induced normal-incommensurate and incommensurate-commensurate phase transitions in CrOCl

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    Bykov, Maxim; Bykova, Elena; Dubrovinsky, Leonid; Hanfland, Michael; Liermann, Hanns-Peter; van Smaalen, Sander

    2015-01-01

    The high-pressure behavior of layered CrOCl is shown to be governed by non-bonded interactions between chlorine atoms in relation to a rigid framework composed of Cr and O atoms. The competition between optimizing intra- and interlayer Cl–Cl distances and the general trend towards denser packing defines a novel mechanism for high-pressure phase transitions of inorganic materials. CrOCl possesses an incommensurate phase for 16–51 GPa. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction in a diamond anvil cell provides an accurate description of the evolution of the incommensurate wave with pressure. It thus demonstrates a continuous increase of the amplitude up to 30 GPa, followed by a decrease of the wavelength until a lock-in transition occurs at 51 GPa. PMID:25999303

  15. Solitary waves in nonlinear coupled incommensurate chains

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    Dikandé, A. M.; Kofané, T. C.

    1994-01-01

    We present dynamical theory of soliton excitations in nonlinear coupled incommensurate chains which consists of two deformable chains of different atomic species, each with its own chemical potential, on the same substrate. In the continuum approximation, the motion equations are a set of coupled Sine-Gordon equations. The soliton solutions of these coupled equations are studied in detail. It has been shown that the frequency of the internal oscillations depends on the coupling parameter. The interaction energy between the two weakly coupled Sine-Gordon systems has been found. Results of the dynamical theory have been related to the transport properties in organic conductors such as TTF-TCNQ, KCP and others. Indeed, we have calculated some meaningful physical parameters of these compounds within the soliton limit, and discussed different types of behaviors shown at the transition with respect to variations of the physical parameters.

  16. Magnetic transition from the paramagnetic to long-period structure in RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} multiferroics: Renormalization group analysis of critical behavior

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    Men'shenin, V. V.

    2013-06-15

    A transition from the paramagnetic state to a long-period magnetic structure with an incommensurate wave vector along one crystallographic axis in RMn{sub 2}O{sub 5} multiferroics is considered. An effective Hamiltonian for these oxides is constructed with allowance for spin fluctuations. Critical points are found, and their stability is analyzed using the renormalization group approach. It is shown that critical fluctuations in these compounds admit a second-order phase transition with respect to a multicomponent order parameter.

  17. Anisotropic Magnetism in Field-Structured Composites

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    Anderson, Robert A.; Martin, James E.; Odinek, Judy; Venturini, Eugene

    1999-06-24

    Magnetic field-structured-composites (FSCs) are made by structuring magnetic particle suspensions in uniaxial or biaxial (e.g. rotating) magnetic fields, while polymerizing the suspending resin. A uniaxial field produces chain-like particle structures, and a biaxial field produces sheet-like particle structures. In either case, these anisotropic structures affect the measured magnetic hysteresis loops, with the magnetic remanence and susceptibility increased significantly along the axis of the structuring field, and decreased slightly orthogonal to the structuring field, relative to the unstructured particle composite. The coercivity is essentially unaffected by structuring. We present data for FSCs of magnetically soft particles, and demonstrate that the altered magnetism can be accounted for by considering the large local fields that occur in FSCs. FSCS of magnetically hard particles show unexpectedly large anisotropies in the remanence, and this is due to the local field effects in combination with the large crystalline anisotropy of this material.

  18. Domain structure and magnetic resonance studies of ferroelastic BiVO4 revisited

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    Choh, Sung Ho; Jang, Min Su

    2016-04-01

    Bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) is a ferroelastic material undergoing a reversible second order phase transition at 528 K(T c) between the tetragonal and monoclinic structure. There have been experimental studies on the incommensurate domain wall (W‧) which reported different orientation angles. In order to clarify this we have tried to calculate it numerically in terms of lattice constants above and below T c by employing the theory of Sapriel, and obtained it to be either 35.9° or 54.1°. It also turns out that the shear strain (S 21) in the ferroelastic phase depends on the crystal growing condition. The remaining internal stress appears to be responsible for the formation of W‧ wall. The host atom nuclear magnetic resonance and the S-state impurity electron magnetic resonance are also reviewed. The nuclear electric quadrupole interaction of 51V and 209Bi in BiVO4 was evaluated in terms of the point charge model based on the crystal structure. The result of electric field gradient tensor turns out to be reasonable with experimental values. The zero-field splitting tensor of Mn2+, Fe3+ and Gd3+ are also compared, and the deduced local environment of these ions in the host are confirmed. Finally the second-order phase transition according to the Landau’s framework is found in this crystal from the temperature dependence of magnetic resonance parameters. Supported by The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea (2014) through SHC.

  19. Defects, Strain, Incommensurability and Polymorphism in Graphene on Metals

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    Altman, Michael; Yu, Ka Man; Wang, Feifei

    The prevalence of defects in large-area graphene fabricated on metal substrates may undermine the unique properties that are vital to its use in technological applications. Although efforts to mitigate these imperfections have met with some success, they may alternatively be harnessed to tailor graphene's properties or alter its functionality. We have studied the growth/defect structure of graphene/metals using low energy electron microscopy (LEEM) and micro-low energy electron diffraction (μ-LEED). These investigations reveal the proliferation of small-angle lattice orientational disorder and small angle grain boundaries in graphene/Ru (0001) prepared by conventional ethylene CVD at high temperature. Although orientationally uniform graphene could be produced by a hybrid CVD/segregation method, this layer exhibits significant incommensurability and polymorphism, i.e. several commensurate structures. Two-dimensional strain mapping in graphene/Ir(111) obtained from scanning μ-LEED measurements using a 250nm probe beam reveals inhomogeneous strain relaxation by wrinkles. This suggests that it may be possible to strain engineer the properties of graphene if wrinkling can be controlled to form desirable wrinkle networks . Coupling of lattice rotation and strain is also observed by the same approach in graphene on other metal substrates.

  20. Structural and magnetic states in layered manganites: An expanding view of the phase diagram

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    Mitchell, J. F.; Millburn, J. E.; Ling, C.; Argyriou, D. N.; Bordallo, H. N.

    2000-01-05

    Colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) manganites display a spectacular range of structural, magnetic, and electronic phases as a function of hole concentration, temperature, magnetic field, etc. A1though the bulk of research has concentrated on the 3-D perovskite manganites, the ability to study anisotropic magnetic and electronic interactions made available in reduced dimensions has accelerated interest in the layered Ruddlesden-Popper (R-P) phases of the manganite class. The quest for understanding the coupling among lattice, spin, and electronic degrees of freedom (and dimensionality) is driven by the availability of high quality materials. In this talk, the authors will present recent results on synthesis and magnetic properties of layered manganites from the La{sub 2{minus}2x}Sr{sub 1+2x}Mn{sub 2}O{sub 7} series in the Mn{sup 4+}-rich regime x >0.5. This region of the composition diagram is populated by antiferromagnetic structures that evolve from the A-type layered order to G-type ''rocksalt'' order as x increases. Between these two regimes is a wide region (0.7 < x < 0.9) where an incommensurate magnetic structure is observed. The IC structure joins spin canting and phase separation as a mode for mixed-valent manganites to accommodate FM/AF competition. Transport in these materials is dominated by highly insulating behavior, although a region close to x = 0.5 exhibits metal-nonmetal transitions and an extreme sensitivity to oxygen content. They suggest two possible explanations for this transport behavior at doping just above x = O.5: localization by oxygen defects or charge ordering of Mn{sup 3+}/Mn{sup 4+}sites.

  1. Structural and magnetic phase transitions in CeCu6 -xTx (T =Ag ,Pd )

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    Poudel, L.; de la Cruz, C.; Payzant, E. A.; May, A. F.; Koehler, M.; Garlea, V. O.; Taylor, A. E.; Parker, D. S.; Cao, H. B.; McGuire, M. A.; Tian, W.; Matsuda, M.; Jeen, H.; Lee, H. N.; Hong, T.; Calder, S.; Zhou, H. D.; Lumsden, M. D.; Keppens, V.; Mandrus, D.; Christianson, A. D.

    2015-12-01

    The structural and the magnetic properties of CeCu6 -xAgx (0 ≤x ≤0.85 ) and CeCu6 -xPdx (0 ≤x ≤0.4 ) have been studied using neutron diffraction, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS), x-ray diffraction measurements, and first principles calculations. The structural and magnetic phase diagrams of CeCu6 -xAgx and CeCu6 -xPdx as a function of Ag/Pd composition are reported. The end member, CeCu6, undergoes a structural phase transition from an orthorhombic (P n m a ) to a monoclinic (P 21/c ) phase at 240 K. In CeCu6 -xAgx , the structural phase transition temperature (Ts) decreases linearly with Ag concentration and extrapolates to zero at xS ≈0.1 . The structural transition in CeCu6 -xPdx remains unperturbed with Pd substitution within the range of our study. The lattice constant b slightly decreases with Ag/Pd doping, whereas a and c increase with an overall increase in the unit cell volume. Both systems, CeCu6 -xAgx and CeCu6 -xPdx , exhibit a magnetic quantum critical point (QCP), at x ≈0.2 and x ≈0.05 , respectively. Near the QCP, long range antiferromagnetic ordering takes place at an incommensurate wave vector (δ10 δ2), where δ1˜0.62 ,δ2˜0.25 ,x =0.125 for CeCu6 -xPdx and δ1˜0.64 ,δ2˜0.3 ,x =0.3 for CeCu6 -xAgx . The magnetic structure consists of an amplitude modulation of the Ce moments which are aligned along the c axis of the orthorhombic unit cell.

  2. Charge Order in LuFe2O4: Antiferroelectric Ground State and Coupling to Magnetism

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    Angst, Manuel; Hermann, Raphael P.; Christianson, Andrew D; Lumsden, Mark D; Lee, C; Whangbo, M.-H.; Kim, J.-W.; Ryan, P J; Nagler, Stephen E; Tian, Wei; Jin, Rongying; Sales, Brian C; Mandrus, David

    2008-11-01

    X-ray scattering by multiferroic LuFe2O4 is reported. Below 320 K, superstructure reflections indicate an incommensurate charge order with propagation close to 1 3 1 3 3 2 . The corresponding charge configuration, also found by electronic structure calculations as most stable, contains polar Fe=O double layers with antiferroelectric stacking. Diffuse scattering at 360 K, with 1 3 1 3 0 propagation, indicates ferroelectric short-range correlations between neighboring double layers. The temperature dependence of the incommensuration indicates that charge order and magnetism are coupled.

  3. Incommensurate phase of a triangular frustrated Heisenberg model studied via Schwinger-boson mean-field theory

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    Li, Peng; Su, Haibin; Dong, Hui-Ning; Shen, Shun-Qing

    2009-08-01

    We study a triangular frustrated antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with nearest-neighbor interactions J1 and third-nearest-neighbor interactions J3 by means of Schwinger-boson mean-field theory. By setting an antiferromagnetic J3 and varying J1 from positive to negative values, we disclose the low-temperature features of its interesting incommensurate phase. The gapless dispersion of quasiparticles leads to the intrinsic T2 law of specific heat. The magnetic susceptibility is linear in temperature. The local magnetization is significantly reduced by quantum fluctuations. We address possible relevance of these results to the low-temperature properties of NiGa2S4. From a careful analysis of the incommensurate spin wavevector, the interaction parameters are estimated as J1≈-3.8755 K and J3≈14.0628 K, in order to account for the experimental data.

  4. Temperature-dependent multi-k magnetic structure in multiferroic Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6}

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    Ivanov, S.A.; Tellgren, R.; Ritter, C.; Nordblad, P.; Mathieu, R.; Andre, G.; Golubko, N.V.; Politova, E.D.; Weil, M.

    2012-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} with corundum-related structure orders antiferromagnetically below 26 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A field-driven electrical polarization was observed in the antiferromagnetic state. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NPD data was collected and refined for ceramics and crushed single crystals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Successive magnetic phase transformations are observed as a function of temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The complex magnetic structure reflects the competing interactions in Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6}. -- Abstract: A complex magnetic order of the multiferroic compound Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} has been revealed by neutron powder diffraction studies on ceramics and crushed single crystals. The compound adopts a monoclinic structure (s.g. C2/c) in the studied temperature range 2-300 K but exhibits successive antiferromagnetic transitions at low temperature. Incommensurate antiferromagnetic order with the propagation vector k{sub 1} = (0, 0.485, 0.055) sets in at 26 K. A transition to a second antiferromagnetic structure with k{sub 2} = (0, 0, 0) takes place at 21.1 K. Moreover, a transition to a commensurate antiferromagnetic structure with k{sub 3} = (0, 0.5, 0.25) occurs at 17.4 K. The magnetic structures have been determined by neutron powder diffraction using group theory analysis as a preliminary tool. Different coordinations of the Co{sup 2+} ions involved in the low-symmetry C2/c structure of Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} render the exchange-interaction network very complex by itself. The observed magnetic phase transformations are interpreted as an evidence of competing magnetic interactions. The temperature dependent changes in the magnetic structure, derived from refinements of high-resolution neutron data, are discussed and possible mechanisms connected with the spin reorientations are described.

  5. Magnetic order tuned by Cu substitution in Fe1.1–zCuzTe

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    Wen, Jinsheng; Xu, Zhijun; Xu, Guangyong; Lumsden, M. D.; Valdivia, P. N.; Bourret-Courchesne, E.; Gu, Genda; Lee, Dung-Hai; Tranquada, J. M.; Birgeneau, R. J.

    2012-07-02

    We study the effects of Cu substitution in Fe₁.₁Te, the nonsuperconducting parent compound of the iron-based superconductor, Fe₁₊yTe₁₋xSex, utilizing neutron scattering techniques. It is found that the structural and magnetic transitions, which occur at ~60 K without Cu, are monotonically depressed with increasing Cu content. By 10% Cu for Fe, the structural transition is hardly detectable, and the system becomes a spin glass below 22 K, with a slightly incommensurate ordering wave vector of (0.5–δ, 0, 0.5) with δ being the incommensurability of 0.02, and correlation length of 12 Å along the a axis and 9 Å along the cmore » axis. With 4% Cu, both transition temperatures are at 41 K, though short-range incommensurate order at (0.42, 0, 0.5) is present at 60 K. With further cooling, the incommensurability decreases linearly with temperature down to 37 K, below which there is a first-order transition to a long-range almost-commensurate antiferromagnetic structure. A spin anisotropy gap of 4.5 meV is also observed in this compound. Our results show that the weakly magnetic Cu has a large effect on the magnetic correlations; it is suggested that this is caused by the frustration of the exchange interactions between the coupled Fe spins.« less

  6. Engineered Magnetic Core-Shell Structures.

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    Alavi Nikje, Mir Mohammad; Vakili, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, engineered magnetic core-shell structures are playing an important role in the wide range of various applications. These magnetic core-shell structures have attracted considerable attention because of their unique properties and various applications. Also, the synthesis of engineered magnetic core-shell structures has attracted practical interest because of potential applications in areas such as ferrofluids, medical imaging, drug targeting and delivery, cancer therapy, separations, and catalysis. So far a large number of engineered magnetic core-shell structures have been successfully synthesized. This review article focuses on the recent progress in synthesis and characterization of engineered magnetic core-shell structures. Also, this review gives a brief description of the various application of these structures. It is hoped that this review will play some small part in helping future developments in important field. PMID:26377655

  7. Nuclear magnetic resonance in magnets with a helicoidal magnetic structure in an external magnetic field

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    Tankeyev, A. P.; Borich, M. A.; Smagin, V. V.

    2014-11-01

    In this review, the static and dynamic properties of a magnet with a helicoidal magnetic structure placed in an external magnetic field are discussed. The results of the investigation of its ground state and spectra, as well as the amplitudes of the spin excitations are presented. The temperature and field dependences of the basic thermodynamic characteristics (heat capacity, magnetization, and magnetic susceptibility) have been calculated in the spin-wave approximation. The results of calculating the local and integral dynamic magnetic susceptibility are given. This set of data represents a methodical basis for constructing a consistent (in the framework of unified approximations) picture of the NMR absorption in the magnet under consideration. Both local NMR characteristics (resonance frequency, line broadening, enhancement coefficient) and integral characteristics (resultant shape of the absorption line with its specific features) have been calculated. The effective Hamiltonian of the Suhl-Nakamura interaction of nuclear spins through spin waves has been constructed. The second moment and the local broadening of the line of the NMR absorption caused by this interaction have been calculated. The role of the basic local inhomogeneities in the formation of the integral line of the NMR absorption has been analyzed. The opportunities for the experimental NMR investigations in magnets with a chiral spin structure are discussed.

  8. Generic incommensurate transition in the two-dimensional boson Hubbard model

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    Alet, Fabien; Sørensen, Erik S.

    2004-07-01

    The generic transition in the boson Hubbard model, occurring at an incommensurate chemical potential, is studied in the link-current representation using the recently developed directed geometrical worm algorithm. We find clear evidence for a multipeak structure in the energy distribution for finite lattices, usually indicative of a first-order phase transition. However, this multipeak structure is shown to disappear in the thermodynamic limit, revealing that the true phase transition is second order. These findings cast doubts over the conclusion drawn in a number of previous works considering the relevance of disorder at this transition.

  9. Twokink excitation in a spiral magnetic structure

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    Kiselev, V. V.; Raskovalov, A. A.

    2016-01-01

    Twokink excitations in the spiral structures of magnets and multiferroics are found and analyzed within the framework for the sine-Gordon model. It is shown that the movement and interaction of the kinks is accompanied by macroscopic translations of the spiral structure. The ways of observing and exciting kinks in the external magnetic field are discussed.

  10. Processing incommensurately modulated protein diffraction data with Eval15

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    Porta, Jason; Lovelace, Jeffrey J.; Schreurs, Antoine M. M.; Kroon-Batenburg, Loes M. J.; Borgstahl, Gloria E. O.

    2011-07-01

    Data processing of an incommensurately modulated profilin–actin crystal is described. Recent challenges in biological X-ray crystallography include the processing of modulated diffraction data. A modulated crystal has lost its three-dimensional translational symmetry but retains long-range order that can be restored by refining a periodic modulation function. The presence of a crystal modulation is indicated by an X-ray diffraction pattern with periodic main reflections flanked by off-lattice satellite reflections. While the periodic main reflections can easily be indexed using three reciprocal-lattice vectors a*, b*, c*, the satellite reflections have a non-integral relationship to the main lattice and require a q vector for indexing. While methods for the processing of diffraction intensities from modulated small-molecule crystals are well developed, they have not been applied in protein crystallography. A recipe is presented here for processing incommensurately modulated data from a macromolecular crystal using the Eval program suite. The diffraction data are from an incommensurately modulated crystal of profilin–actin with single-order satellites parallel to b*. The steps taken in this report can be used as a guide for protein crystallographers when encountering crystal modulations. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the processing of data from an incommensurately modulated macromolecular crystal.

  11. On the dielectric susceptibility calculation in the incommensurate phase of K2SeO4

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    Aslanyan, T. A.

    2010-10-01

    It is shown that the thermodynamic potential of the domain-like incommensurate (IC) phase of the K2SeO4crystal (viewed as a model for the IC-C transition) should be supplemented with a term, taking into account the local, Lorentz electric field. The latter qualitatively changes the result of calculation of the dielectric susceptibility for this IC structure by Nattermann and Trimper, J. Phys. C: Solid State Phys. 14, 1603, (1981), and gives phase transition to the ferroelectric IC phase obtained by Aslanyan, Phys. Rev. B 70, 024102, (2004).

  12. Magnetic structures of the M {sub 2}TbF{sub 6} (M=Li, K, Rb) fluorides: A complex behavior resulting from frustration

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    Josse, M.; El-Ghozzi, M. Avignant, D.; Andre, G.; Bouree, F.

    2007-05-15

    Neutron powder diffraction has been performed on Li{sub 2}TbF{sub 6}, K{sub 2}TbF{sub 6} and Rb{sub 2}TbF{sub 6} fluoroterbates. Incommensurate long-range magnetic order is observed below T {sub N}=2.02, 1.60 and 2.07 K. The square-modulating of the magnetic structures can be correlated with the geometric frustration induced by the pseudo-hexagonal packing of the [TbF{sub 6}]{sup 2-} chains in these hexafluorides. This frustration and the magnetic interactions are discussed on the basis of experimental data and topological considerations. The magnetic structures encountered in this series, and the particular thermal evolution of the Li{sub 2}TbF{sub 6} magnetic structure may result from the competition between the magnetic interactions taking place in the chains and the magnetic interactions coupling the chains. - Graphical abstract: Pseudo-hexagonal packing of the [TbF{sub 6}]{sup 2-} chains in Li{sub 2}TbF{sub 6}.

  13. Mesoscale Magnetic Structures in Spiral Galaxies

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    Shukurov, Anvar

    Virtually all spiral galaxies host magnetic fields ordered at scales comparable to the galactic size (Beck et al., 1996; Beck, 2000, 2001). Observations of polarized radio emission at improved resolution and sensitivity have revealed details of the global magnetic structures that can shed new light on the problem of their origin. Reversals of the regular magnetic field along radius and/or azimuth and magnetic arms are such features, whose scale exceeds significantly the correlation scale of interstellar turbulence but remains smaller than the overall galactic dimension. Despite a few decades of debate, there remains doubt as to what features of the observed field could have been inherited from the pre-galactic past, and which have been formed and maintained more recently in a relatively mature galaxy. In what follows, we briefly review the current understanding of the origin of the mesoscale magnetic structures and their implications for the origin of galactic magnetic fields.

  14. The sun's magnetic sector structure

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    Svalgaard, L.; Wilcox, J. M.; Scherrer, P. H.; Howard, R.

    1975-01-01

    The synoptic appearance of solar magnetic sectors is studied using 454 sector boundaries observed at earth during 1959-1973. The sectors are clearly visible in the photospheric magnetic field. Sector boundaries can be clearly identified as north-south running demarcation lines between regions of persistent magnetic polarity imbalances. These regions extend up to about 35 deg of latitude on both sides of the equator. They generally do not extend into the polar caps. The polar cap boundary can be identified as an east-west demarcation line marking the poleward limit of the sectors. The typical flux imbalance for a magnetic sector is about 4 x 10 to the 21st power Maxwells.

  15. Observation of atomic scale compositional and displacive modulations in incommensurate melilite electrolytes

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    Wei, Fengxia; Williams, Tim; An, Tao; Baikie, Tom; Kloc, Christian; Wei, Jun; White, Tim

    2013-07-15

    The paradigm that functional materials are adequately described as three-dimensional crystal structures is not universally tenable. Gallate melilites are efficient oxide ion conductors at intermediate temperatures (∼750 °C) with non-rational crystallographic modulations presumed to play a key role in significantly enhancing oxygen mobility. Lattice distortions associated with incommensuration are usually extrapolated from diffraction analysis of volumes greatly exceeding the scale of modulation. Therefore, opportunities for making direct nanometric measurements are exceptionally valuable for correlating structure with function. In [CaLn]{sub 2}[Ga]{sub 2}[Ga{sub 2}O{sub 7}]{sub 2} (Ln=Nd, La) melilites, atomic displacive and compositional modulation waves can be imaged by high angle annular dark field and bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy with contrast quantified through electron scattering simulation. Here, we present atomic scale observations of (3+2)-dimensional modulations in gallate melilites which expands our understanding of the ion conduction mechanism and provides guidance for enhancing the performance of solid oxide fuel cells through crystal chemical tailoring. - Highlights: • Characterise the (3+2)-dimensional melilite electrolytes using STEM technique. • Direct observation on displacive and compositional modulation in melilites. • Structural flexibility reduces when increasing interstitial oxygen. • Domain-like incommensurate modulation model is proposed.

  16. Magnetic order tuned by Cu substitution in Fe1.1–zCuzTe

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    Wen, Jinsheng; Xu, Zhijun; Xu, Guangyong; Lumsden, M. D.; Valdivia, P. N.; Bourret-Courchesne, E.; Gu, Genda; Lee, Dung-Hai; Tranquada, J. M.; Birgeneau, R. J.

    2012-07-02

    We study the effects of Cu substitution in Fe₁.₁Te, the nonsuperconducting parent compound of the iron-based superconductor, Fe₁₊yTe₁₋xSex, utilizing neutron scattering techniques. It is found that the structural and magnetic transitions, which occur at ~60 K without Cu, are monotonically depressed with increasing Cu content. By 10% Cu for Fe, the structural transition is hardly detectable, and the system becomes a spin glass below 22 K, with a slightly incommensurate ordering wave vector of (0.5–δ, 0, 0.5) with δ being the incommensurability of 0.02, and correlation length of 12 Å along the a axis and 9 Å along the c axis. With 4% Cu, both transition temperatures are at 41 K, though short-range incommensurate order at (0.42, 0, 0.5) is present at 60 K. With further cooling, the incommensurability decreases linearly with temperature down to 37 K, below which there is a first-order transition to a long-range almost-commensurate antiferromagnetic structure. A spin anisotropy gap of 4.5 meV is also observed in this compound. Our results show that the weakly magnetic Cu has a large effect on the magnetic correlations; it is suggested that this is caused by the frustration of the exchange interactions between the coupled Fe spins.

  17. Twisted magnetic structures emerging from buoyancy instabilities

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    Jouve, L.; Silvers, L. J.; Proctor, M. R. E.

    2012-12-01

    We here report calculations of magnetic buoyancy instabilities of a sheared magnetic layer where two separate zones are unstable. The idea is to study the possible generation of large-scale helical structures which could then rise through a stellar convection zone and emerge at the surface to create active regions. The calculations shown here are a follow-up of the work of Favier et al. (2012) where the instability developed in a weakly magnetized atmosphere, consisting of a uniform field oriented in a different direction from the unstable layer below. Here, the top layer representing the atmosphere is itself unstable to buoyancy instabilities and thus quickly creates a more complex magnetic configuration with which the layer below will interact. We also find in this case that the accumulation of magnetic tension between the two unstable layers favors the creation of large-scale helical structures.

  18. Structural alloys for high field superconducting magnets

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    Morris, J.W. Jr.

    1985-08-01

    Research toward structural alloys for use in high field superconducting magnets is international in scope, and has three principal objectives: the selection or development of suitable structural alloys for the magnet support structure, the identification of mechanical phenomena and failure modes that may influence service behavior, and the design of suitable testing procedures to provide engineering design data. This paper reviews recent progress toward the first two of these objectives. The structural alloy needs depend on the magnet design and superconductor type and differ between magnets that use monolithic and those that employ force-cooled or ICCS conductors. In the former case the central requirement is for high strength, high toughness, weldable alloys that are used in thick sections for the magnet case. In the latter case the need is for high strength, high toughness alloys that are used in thin welded sections for the conductor conduit. There is productive current research on both alloy types. The service behavior of these alloys is influenced by mechanical phenomena that are peculiar to the magnet environment, including cryogenic fatigue, magnetic effects, and cryogenic creep. The design of appropriate mechanical tests is complicated by the need for testing at 4/sup 0/K and by rate effects associated with adiabatic heating during the tests. 46 refs.

  19. Magnetic field structure evolution in rotating magnetic field plasmas

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    Petrov, Yuri; Yang Xiaokang; Huang, T.-S.

    2008-07-15

    A study of magnetic field structure evolution during 40-ms plasma discharge has been performed in a new device with 80 cm long/40 cm diameter cylindrical chamber, in which a plasma current I{sub p}{approx_equal}2 kA was driven and sustained by a rotating magnetic field. The main focus of the experiments is on how the changes in externally applied magnetic field affect the current profile and magnetic field in plasma. During plasma discharge, a pulse current was briefly fed to a magnetic coil located at the midplane (middle coil). The magnetic field in cross section of plasma was scanned with pickup probes. Two regimes were studied: without and with an external toroidal field (TF) produced by axial I{sub z} current. With a relatively small current (I{sub m} {<=} 600 A) in the middle coil, the plasma current is boosted up to 5 kA. The magnetic flux surfaces become extended along the axial Z direction, sometimes with the formation of doublet shape plasma. The regime without TF appears to be less stable, presumably due to the reversal of plasma current in central area of plasma column.

  20. One-Dimensional Quasicrystals from Incommensurate Charge Order

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    Flicker, Felix; van Wezel, Jasper

    2015-12-01

    Artificial quasicrystals are nowadays routinely manufactured, yet only two naturally occurring examples are known. We present a class of systems with the potential to be realized both artificially and in nature, in which the lowest energy state is a one-dimensional quasicrystal. These systems are based on incommensurately charge-ordered materials, in which the quasicrystalline phase competes with the formation of a regular array of discommensurations as a way of interpolating between incommensurate charge order at high temperatures and commensurate order at low temperatures. The nonlocal correlations characteristic of the quasicrystalline state emerge from a free-energy contribution localized in reciprocal space. We present a theoretical phase diagram showing that the required material properties for the appearance of such a ground state allow for one-dimensional quasicrystals to form in real materials. The result is a potentially wide class of one-dimensional quasicrystals.

  1. Thermal conductivity of solid thiophene in an incommensurate orientational state

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    Korolyuk, O. A.; Krivchikov, A. I.; Vdovichenko, G. A.; Romantsova, O. O.; Horbatenko, Yu. V.

    2016-01-01

    The thermal conductivity of solid thiophene at equilibrium vapor pressure between 2 K < T < 170 K, has been measured in a sequence of incommensurate metastable orientationally disordered phases II, II1, II2, and II2g with different degrees of orientational ordering of the molecules. It is found that in phase states II, II1 and II2 with dynamic orientational disorder of the molecules, the thermal conductivity does not depend on the temperature. It is shown that the temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity κ(T) of orientational glass Vg and II2g (incommensurate) does not have any of the anomalies that are typical for amorphous materials and glasses. The temperature dependence κ(T) of the incommensurate state of orientational glass II2g is bell-shaped, which is typical for the thermal conductivity of crystals with long-range orientational order. In the II2g state, as temperature drops from Tg to almost 10 K, the thermal conductivity increases according to κ(T) = A/T + B, where the first term describes the input of the propagating phonons, wherein the average length of their mean free path is greater than half of the phonon wavelength. The B term is associated with the input of localized short-wave, or "diffuse" vibrational modes. At low temperatures T ≤ 7 K, κ(T) ∝ T3 is observed with increasing temperatures, which corresponds to the boundary scattering of phonons.

  2. Structural and magnetic phase transitions in CeCu6-xTx (T = Ag,Pd)

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    Poudel, Lekhanath N.; De la cruz, Clarina; Payzant, E. Andrew; Koehler, Michael R.; May, Andrew F.; Garlea, Vasile O.; Taylor, Alice E.; Parker, David S.; Cao, Huibo B.; McGuire, Michael A.; et al

    2015-12-15

    The structural and the magnetic properties of CeCu6-xAgx (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.85) and CeCu6-xPdx (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4) have been studied using neutron diffraction, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS), x-ray diffraction measurements, and first principles calculations. The structural and magnetic phase diagrams of CeCu6-xAgx and CeCu6-xPdx as a function of Ag/Pd composition are reported. The end member, CeCu6, undergoes a structural phase transition from an orthorhombic (Pnma) to a monoclinic (P21/c) phase at 240 K. In CeCu6-xAgx, the structural phase transition temperature (Ts) decreases linearly with Ag concentration and extrapolates to zero at xS ≈ 0.1. The structural transitionmore » in CeCu6-xPdx remains unperturbed with Pd substitution within the range of our study. The lattice constant b slightly decreases with Ag/Pd doping, whereas a and c increase with an overall increase in the unit cell volume. Both systems, CeCu6-xAgx and CeCu6-xPdx, exhibit a magnetic quantum critical point (QCP), at x ≈ 0.2 and x ≈ 0.05, respectively. Near the QCP, long range antiferromagnetic ordering takes place at an incommensurate wave vector (δ1 0 δ2), where δ1 ~ 0.62, δ2 ~ 0.25, x = 0.125 for CeCu6-xPdx and δ1 ~ 0.64, δ2 ~ 0.3, x = 0.3 for CeCu6-xAgx. As a result, the magnetic structure consists of an amplitude modulation of the Ce moments which are aligned along the c axis of the orthorhombic unit cell.« less

  3. Incommensurate growth of Co thin film on close-packed Ag(111) surface

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    Barman, Sukanta; Menon, Krishna Kumar S. R.

    2016-05-01

    Growth of ultrathin Co layers on close-packed Ag(111)were investigated by means of Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy(ARPES) techniques. The close-packed hexagonal face of Co(0001), exhibits a lattice misfit about 13% with Ag(111) surface which manipulates the growth to be incommensurate up to a certain thickness. The strain field causes aperiodic height undulation in the sub-angstrom regime of the film which was confirmed by p(1 × 1) LEED pattern along with a 6-fold moiré reconstruction pattern in the lower film thickness (up to ˜2ML). The evolution of the LEED pattern was studied with increasing film coverage. Lattice strain was measured with respect to the relative positions of these double spots as a functionof film thickness. Almost a constant strain (˜13%) in the full range of film thickness explains the moiré pattern formation in order to stabilize the incommensurate growth. For higher film coverages, an epitaxial well-ordered commensurate growth was observed. Core level and valance band electronic structures of these films were studied by XPS and ARPES techniques.

  4. 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 TCmagnetic frustration.

  5. Second order incommensurate phase transition in 25L-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}

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    Audier, M.; Chenevier, B.; Roussel, H.; Lintanf Salauen, A.

    2010-09-15

    A new structural state 25L-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}, obtained from sintering and annealing treatments of a Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} powder, is identified both by electron diffraction and high resolution imaging on a transmission electron microscope (TEM). According to general rules for the different L-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} structures proposed by Grey et al. (J. Solid State Chem. 178 (2005) 3308), a structural model is derived from their crystallographic data on 19L-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}. This model yields simulated images in agreement with high resolution TEM observations of the structure oriented along its [001] zone axis, but only for a very thin crystal thickness of less than 1.2 nm. Such a limitation is shown to be due to a modulation of the structure along its [001] axis. Actually, from an analysis of a diffuse scattering and of its evolution into satellites reflections as a function of the cooling rate, a second order incommensurate phase transition can be assumed to occur in this compound. The property of single phase samples observed by TEM is also verified by X-ray powder diffraction. In a discussion about studies performed by different authors on incommensurate structures in the system Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5}-WO{sub 3}, it is noticed that TEM results, similar to ours, indicate that phase transitions could be expected in these structures. - Graphical Abstract: Electron diffraction patterns of [100] zone axis, showing a structural change of the 25L-Ta{sub 2}O{sub 5} phase through a variation of the cooling rate from 1000 {sup o}C.

  6. Core-Shell Structured Magnetic Ternary Nanocubes

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    Wang, Lingyan; Wang, Xin; Luo, Jin; Wanjala, Bridgid N.; Wang, Chong M.; Chernova, Natalya; Engelhard, Mark H.; Liu, Yao; Bae, In-Tae; Zhong, Chuan-Jian

    2010-12-01

    While transition metal-doped ferrite nanoparticles constitute an important class of soft magnetic nanomaterials with spinel structures, the ability to control the shape and composition would enable a wide range of applications in homogeneous or heterogeneous reactions such as catalysis and magnetic separation of biomolecules. This report describes novel findings of an investigation of core-shell structured MnZn ferrite nanocubes synthesized in organic solvents by manipulating the reaction temperature and capping agent composition in the absence of the conventionally-used reducing agents. The core-shell structure of the highly-monodispersed nanocubes (~20 nm) are shown to consist of an Fe3O4 core and an (Mn0.5Zn0.5)(Fe0.9, Mn1.1)O4 shell. In comparison with Fe3O4 and other binary ferrite nanoparticles, the core-shell structured nanocubes were shown to display magnetic properties regulated by a combination of the core-shell composition, leading to a higher coercivity (~350 Oe) and field-cool/zero-field-cool characteristics drastically different from many regular MnZn ferrite nanoparticles. The findings are discussed in terms of the unique core-shell composition, the understanding of which has important implication to the exploration of this class of soft magnetic nanomaterials in many potential applications such as magnetic resonance imaging, fuel cells, and batteries.

  7. Seismic probes of solar interior magnetic structure.

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    Hanasoge, Shravan; Birch, Aaron; Gizon, Laurent; Tromp, Jeroen

    2012-09-01

    Sun spots are prominent manifestations of solar magnetoconvection, and imaging their subsurface structure is an outstanding problem of wide physical importance. Travel times of seismic waves that propagate through these structures are typically used as inputs to inversions. Despite the presence of strongly anisotropic magnetic waveguides, these measurements have always been interpreted in terms of changes to isotropic wave speeds and flow-advection-related Doppler shifts. Here, we employ partial-differential-equation-constrained optimization to determine the appropriate parametrization of the structural properties of the magnetic interior. Seven different wave speeds fully characterize helioseismic wave propagation: the isotropic sound speed, a Doppler-shifting flow-advection velocity, and an anisotropic magnetic velocity. The structure of magnetic media is sensed by magnetoacoustic slow and fast modes and Alfvén waves, each of which propagates at a different wave speed. We show that even in the case of weak magnetic fields, significant errors may be incurred if these anisotropies are not accounted for in inversions. Translation invariance is demonstrably lost. These developments render plausible the accurate seismic imaging of magnetoconvection in the Sun. PMID:23005276

  8. Nanoscale Magnetic Structure of Non-Joulian Magnets

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    Chandrasena, Ravini; Yang, Weibing; Scholl, Andreas; Minar, Jan; Shafer, Padraic; Arenholz, Elke; Ebert, Hubert; Gray, Alexander; Chopra, Harsh Deep

    Strain dependence of magnetic anisotropy energy produces Joule magnetostriction that is a volume conserving process, whereas sensitivity of isotropic exchange energy to interatomic distance is the cause of volume magnetostriction. In a typical magnet, Joule magnetostriction dominates as the volume fraction occupied by regions of uniform spin alignment (domains) is 2-4 orders of magnitude higher than that which is occupied by regions with magnetoelastic gradients (domain walls). Recently, `giant' non-volume conserving or non-Joulian magnetostriction has been discovered in iron-gallium alloys. Here we show using high-resolution polarization-dependent photoelectron microscopy that non-Joulian magnetism arises from an unusual partition of the crystal into nm-scale lamellar domains and domain walls within highly periodic magnetic microcells. High-resolution x-ray circular dichroism measurements at the Fe and Ga L absorption edges further provide evidence of weak iron-induced magnetism on gallium atoms via negative exchange. The results are in excellent agreement with the state-of-the-art theoretical electronic-structure calculations.

  9. Fermi surface and magnetic structure of rare-earth-Ga3 compounds

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    Biasini, Maurizio; Kontrym-Sznajd, Grazyna; Ferro, Gianclaudio; Czopnik, Andrzej

    2002-03-01

    The measurement of the 2-dimensional angular correlation of the positron annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR), providing a 2D projection of the two-photon electron-positron momentum density, ρ(p), is a powerful tool to investigate the electronic structure of intermetallic compounds. Utilising tomographic reconstruction techniques (G Kontrym-Sznajd et al Mat. Scie. Forum 255-257) 754 (1997) and references therein., the experiment has the unique ability to sample the Brillouin Zone of truly 3-dimensional systems in a cartesian mesh, thus determining their Fermi surface (FS). Our studies have addressed the commensurate and incommensurate antiferromagnetic structures of TmGa3 and ErGa_3, respectively. For both compounds the FSs resulting from the 2D-ACAR experiments are in fair agreement with de Haas van Alphen measurements and with band structure calculations which constrain the 4f electrons to retain a local atomic character (M Biasini at al Phys. Rev. Lett 86), 4616, (2001).. Nevertheless, we discover different nesting features along the [110] directions which can account for the magnetic structures of the two compounds. Moreover, we propose methods to estimate the density of states at the Fermi energy (E_F) and the electronic contribution to the specific heat, γ. We obtain N(E_F)=17 states/ (Ryd cell), γ=2.8 (mJ/mole K^2) and N(E_F)=16 states/ (Ryd cell), γ=2.7 (mJ/mole K^2) for TmGa3 and ErGa_3, respectively.

  10. Investigations of surface structural, dynamical, and magnetic properties of systems exhibiting multiferroicity, and topological phases by helium scattering spectroscopies

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    El-Batanouny, Maged

    2015-08-03

    We propose to investigate the surface structural, dynamics and magnetic properties of the novel class of topological insulator crystals, as well as crystals that exhibit multiferroicity, magnetoelectricity and thermoelectricity. Topological insulators (TIs) are a new class of insulators in which a bulk gap for electronic excitations is generated because of the strong spin-orbit coupling inherent to these systems. These materials are distinguished from ordinary insulators by the presence of gapless metallic surface states, resembling chiral edge modes in quantum Hall systems, but with unconventional spin textures. These exotic metallic states are formed by topological conditions that also render the electrons travelling on such surfaces insensitive to scattering by impurities. The electronic quasi-particles populating the topological surface state are Dirac fermions; they have a linear dispersion and thus are massless just like photons. We propose to investigate the interaction of these massless Dirac fermions with the massive lattice in the newly discovered crystals, Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3. We shall use inelastic helium beam scattering from surfaces to search for related signatures in surface phonon dispersions mappings that cover the entire surface Brillouin zone of these materials. Our recent investigations of the (001) surface of the multiferroic crystals (Li/Na)Cu2O2 revealed an anomalous surface structural behavior where surface Cu$^{2+}$ row rise above the surface plane as the crystal was cooled. Subsequent worming revealed the onset of a thermally activated incommensurate surface phase, driven by the elevated rows. We are currently investigating the structure of the magnetic phases in these quasi-one-dimensional magnetic rows. Multiferroics are excellent candidates for large magnetoelectric response. We propose to extend this investigation to the class of delafossites which are also multiferroics and have been investigated as good candidates for

  11. Coherent Structures in Magnetic Confinement Systems

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    Horton, W.

    2006-04-01

    Coherent structures are long-lived, nonlinear localized solutions of the selfconsistient plasma-electromagnetic field equations. They contain appreciable energy density and control various transport and magnetic reconnection processes in plasmas. These structures are self-binding from the nonlinearity balancing, or overcoming, the wave dispersion of energy in smaller amplitude structures. The structures evolve out of the nonlinear interactions in various instabilities or external driving fields. The theoretical basis for these structures are reviewed giving examples from various plasma instabilities and their reduced descriptions from the appropriate partial differential equations. A classic example from drift waves is the formation of monopole, dipole and tripolar vortex structures which have been created in both laboratory and simulation experiments. For vortices, the long life-time and nonlinear interactions of the structures can be understood with conservation laws of angular momentum given by the vorticity field associated with dynamics. Other morphologies include mushrooms, Kelvin-Helmholtz vorticity roll-up, streamers and blobs. We show simulation movies of various examples drawn from ETG modes in NSTX, H-mode like shear flow layers in LAPD and the vortices measured with soft x-ray tomography in the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror. Coherent current-sheet structures form in driven magnetic reconnection layers and control the rate of transformation of magnetic energy to flow and thermal energy.

  12. Structural characterization of copolymer embedded magnetic nanoparticles

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    Nedelcu, G. G.; Nastro, A.; Filippelli, L.; Cazacu, M.; Iacob, M.; Rossi, C. Oliviero; Popa, A.; Toloman, D.; Dobromir, M.; Iacomi, F.

    2015-10-01

    Small magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) were synthesized by co-precipitation and coated by emulsion polymerization with poly(methyl methacrylate-co-acrylic acid) (PMMA-co-AAc) to create surface functional groups that can attach drug molecules and other biomolecules. The coated and uncoated magnetite nanoparticles were stored for two years in normal closed ships and than characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, vibrating sample magnetometry, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. The solid phase transformation of magnetite to maghemite, as well as an increase in particle size were evidenced for the uncoated nanoparticles. The coated nanoparticles preserved their magnetite structure and magnetic properties. The influences of monomers and surfactant layers on interactions between the magnetic nanoparticles evidenced that the thickness of the polymer has a significant effect on magnetic properties.

  13. MULTISCALE DYNAMICS OF SOLAR MAGNETIC STRUCTURES

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    Uritsky, Vadim M.; Davila, Joseph M.

    2012-03-20

    Multiscale topological complexity of the solar magnetic field is among the primary factors controlling energy release in the corona, including associated processes in the photospheric and chromospheric boundaries. We present a new approach for analyzing multiscale behavior of the photospheric magnetic flux underlying these dynamics as depicted by a sequence of high-resolution solar magnetograms. The approach involves two basic processing steps: (1) identification of timing and location of magnetic flux origin and demise events (as defined by DeForest et al.) by tracking spatiotemporal evolution of unipolar and bipolar photospheric regions, and (2) analysis of collective behavior of the detected magnetic events using a generalized version of the Grassberger-Procaccia correlation integral algorithm. The scale-free nature of the developed algorithms makes it possible to characterize the dynamics of the photospheric network across a wide range of distances and relaxation times. Three types of photospheric conditions are considered to test the method: a quiet photosphere, a solar active region (NOAA 10365) in a quiescent non-flaring state, and the same active region during a period of M-class flares. The results obtained show (1) the presence of a topologically complex asymmetrically fragmented magnetic network in the quiet photosphere driven by meso- and supergranulation, (2) the formation of non-potential magnetic structures with complex polarity separation lines inside the active region, and (3) statistical signatures of canceling bipolar magnetic structures coinciding with flaring activity in the active region. Each of these effects can represent an unstable magnetic configuration acting as an energy source for coronal dissipation and heating.

  14. Multiscale Dynamics of Solar Magnetic Structures

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    Uritsky, Vadim M.; Davila, Joseph M.

    2012-01-01

    Multiscale topological complexity of the solar magnetic field is among the primary factors controlling energy release in the corona, including associated processes in the photospheric and chromospheric boundaries.We present a new approach for analyzing multiscale behavior of the photospheric magnetic flux underlying these dynamics as depicted by a sequence of high-resolution solar magnetograms. The approach involves two basic processing steps: (1) identification of timing and location of magnetic flux origin and demise events (as defined by DeForest et al.) by tracking spatiotemporal evolution of unipolar and bipolar photospheric regions, and (2) analysis of collective behavior of the detected magnetic events using a generalized version of the Grassberger-Procaccia correlation integral algorithm. The scale-free nature of the developed algorithms makes it possible to characterize the dynamics of the photospheric network across a wide range of distances and relaxation times. Three types of photospheric conditions are considered to test the method: a quiet photosphere, a solar active region (NOAA 10365) in a quiescent non-flaring state, and the same active region during a period of M-class flares. The results obtained show (1) the presence of a topologically complex asymmetrically fragmented magnetic network in the quiet photosphere driven by meso- and supergranulation, (2) the formation of non-potential magnetic structures with complex polarity separation lines inside the active region, and (3) statistical signatures of canceling bipolar magnetic structures coinciding with flaring activity in the active region. Each of these effects can represent an unstable magnetic configuration acting as an energy source for coronal dissipation and heating.

  15. Hyperfine field and magnetic structure in the B phase of CeCoIn5

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    Graf, Matthias J; Curro, Nicholas J; Young, Ben - Li; Urbano, Ricardo R

    2009-01-01

    We re-analyze Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectra observed at low temperatures and high magnetic fields in the field-induced B-phase of CeCoIn{sub 5}. The NMR spectra are consistent with incommensurate antiferromagnetic order of the Ce magnetic moments. However, we find that the spectra of the In(2) sites depend critically on the direction of the ordered moments, the ordering wavevector and the symmetry of the hyperfine coupling to the Ce spins. Assuming isotropic hyperfine coupling, the NMR spectra observed for H {parallel} [100] are consistent with magnetic order with wavevector Q = {pi}(1+{delta}/a, 1/a, 1/c) and Ce moments ordered antiferromagnetically along the [100] direction in real space. If the hyperfine coupling has dipolar symmetry, then the NMR spectra require Ce moments along the [001] direction. The dipolar scenario is also consistent with recent neutron scattering measurements that find an ordered moment of 0.15{micro}{sub B} along [001] and Q{sub n} = {pi}(1+{delta}/a, 1+{delta}c, 1/c) with incommensuration {delta} = 0.12 for field H {parallel} [1{bar 1}0]. Using these parameters, we find that the hyperfine field is consistent with both experiments. We speculate that the B phase of CeCoIn{sub 5} represents an intrinsic phase of modulated superconductivity and antiferromagnetism that can only emerge in a highly clean system.

  16. Magnetic structure of DyFe3

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    Jin, Long-huan; W, J. James; J, Rhyne; R, Lemaire

    1985-06-01

    Powder neutron diffraction measurements have been carried out on the intermetallic compound DyFe3 at 4 and 295K. The magnetic structure of the compound at 4 and 295K are noncollinear but coplanar in the a-c plane, and the moments of the Dy and Fe ions lie closer to the basal plane.

  17. Localization in momentum space of ultracold atoms in incommensurate lattices

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    Larcher, M.; Dalfovo, F.; Modugno, M.

    2011-01-15

    We characterize the disorder-induced localization in momentum space for ultracold atoms in one-dimensional incommensurate lattices, according to the dual Aubry-Andre model. For low disorder the system is localized in momentum space, and the momentum distribution exhibits time-periodic oscillations of the relative intensity of its components. The behavior of these oscillations is explained by means of a simple three-mode approximation. We predict their frequency and visibility by using typical parameters of feasible experiments. Above the transition the system diffuses in momentum space, and the oscillations vanish when averaged over different realizations, offering a clear signature of the transition.

  18. High performance hybrid magnetic structure for biotechnology applications

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    Humphries, David E.; Pollard, Martin J.; Elkin, Christopher J.

    2006-12-12

    The present disclosure provides a high performance hybrid magnetic structure made from a combination of permanent magnets and ferromagnetic pole materials which are assembled in a predetermined array. The hybrid magnetic structure provides for separation and other biotechnology applications involving holding, manipulation, or separation of magnetic or magnetizable molecular structures and targets. Also disclosed are: a method of assembling the hybrid magnetic plates, a high throughput protocol featuring the hybrid magnetic structure, and other embodiments of the ferromagnetic pole shape, attachment and adapter interfaces for adapting the use of the hybrid magnetic structure for use with liquid handling and other robots for use in high throughput processes.

  19. Magnetic structure and magnetization process of the glass-coated Fe-based amorphous microwire

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    Orlova, N. N.; Aronin, A. S.; Bozhko, S. I.; Kabanov, Yu. P.; Gornakov, V. S.

    2012-04-01

    Magnetic structure of amorphous Fe73,9B13,2Si10,9C2 microwires was studied. The magnetic structure of the as-prepared microwire was found to consist of a magnetic core and a ring-shaped surface magnetic layer made up by radially magnetized small ring domains. The geometric characteristics of microwire magnetic structure were first experimentally determined. The width of the surface ring domains is about 5 μm, and the thickness of the surface magnetic layer is 2 μm. The magnetic core of the as-prepared microwire has been shown to consist of extensive domains, no less than 500 μm in size, and their spontaneous magnetization vector deviating from the microwire axis. The effect of magnetostriction on magnetic structure and its changes induced by magnetization has been established. The magnetic structure model for microwires with positive magnetostriction constant is proposed.

  20. Symmetry theory of the incommensurate phase transition in TTF-TCNQ

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    Chen Hao; Zhou Shixun

    1987-07-01

    By means of representation theory of the constructed superspace group, the symmetry change and critical behavior in the incommensurate modulated phase transition at 47 K in TTF-TCNQ is analyzed in the frame of the Landau theory and the Wilson theory. It is proved rigorously that this incommensurate phase transition is of second order.

  1. Method and apparatus for control of a magnetic structure

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    Challenger, Michael P.; Valla, Arthur S.

    1996-06-18

    A method and apparatus for independently adjusting the spacing between opposing magnet arrays in charged particle based light sources. Adjustment mechanisms between each of the magnet arrays and the supporting structure allow the gap between the two magnet arrays to be independently adjusted. In addition, spherical bearings in the linkages to the magnet arrays permit the transverse angular orientation of the magnet arrays to also be adjusted. The opposing magnet arrays can be supported above the ground by the structural support.

  2. Detailed study of the magnetic ordering in FeMnP{sub 0.75}Si{sub 0.25}

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    Höglin, Viktor; Hudl, Matthias; Caron, Luana; Beran, Premysl; Sørby, Magnus H.; Nordblad, Per; Andersson, Yvonne; Sahlberg, Martin

    2015-01-15

    Magnetic and crystallographic properties of FeMnP{sub 0.75}Si{sub 0.25} in the hexagonal Fe{sub 2}P-type structure have been investigated by X-ray powder diffraction, neutron powder diffraction and magnetic measurements. The room temperature diffractograms reveal co-existence of two distinct structural phases in the samples with small, but significant, differences only in the unit cell dimensions. The volume ratio between the two phases is governed by the annealing conditions. One of the phases orders ferromagnetically (T{sub C}=250 K) and the other in an incommensurate antiferromagnetic structure at low temperatures (q{sub x}=0.363(1), T{sub N}=150 K). - Graphical abstract: The ferromagnetic structure of sample I (a) and the antiferromagnetic and incommensurate (q{sub x}=0.363(1)) low temperature structure of sample II (b). The magnetic moments of the Mn and Fe atoms in (b) are aligned in the basal plane along the a- and the b-axis, respectively, and the amplitude of the moments propagates sinusoidally along the a-axis. - Highlights: • Magnetic and crystallographic properties of FeMnP{sub 0.75}Si{sub 0.25} have been investigated. • Co-existing ferro- and antiferromagnetic ordering arise from two phases of Fe{sub 2}P-type. • A low temperature incommensurate antiferromagnetic structure is revealed.

  3. Electronic and magnetic structures of chain structured iron selenide compounds

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    Li, Wei; Setty, Chandan; Chen, X. H.; Hu, Jiangping

    2014-08-01

    Electronic and magnetic structures of iron selenide compounds Ce2O2FeSe2 (2212*) and BaFe2Se3 (123*) are studied by the first-principles calculations. We find that while all these compounds are composed of one-dimensional (1D) Fe chain (or ladder) structures, their electronic structures are not close to be quasi-1D. The magnetic exchange couplings between two nearest-neighbor (NN) chains in 2212* and between two NN two-leg-ladders in 123* are both antiferromagnetic (AFM), which is consistent with the presence of significant third NN AFM coupling, a common feature shared in other iron-chalcogenides, FeTe (11*) and K y Fe2- x Se2 (122*). In magnetic ground states, each Fe chain of 2212* is ferromagnetic and each two-leg ladder of 123* form a block-AFM structure. We suggest that all magnetic structures in iron-selenide compounds can be unified into an extended J 1- J 2- J 3 model. Spin-wave excitations of the model are calculated and can be tested by future experiments on these two systems.

  4. Incommensurate spin resonance in URu2Si2

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    Balatsky, A V; Chantis, A; Dahal, Hari; Zhu, J X; Parker, David

    2008-01-01

    We propose to search for the spin resonance in URu{sub 2}Si{sub 2} at {omega}{sub res} = 4-6meV at the incommensurate wavector Q* = (1 {+-} 0.4, 0, 0). We expect that this spin resonance will set in at temperatures below HO transition and the intensity of this peak will scale as {approx} {Delta}{sub HO} {approx} (T{sub HO} - T). The resonance peak is know to occur in the states with superconducting gap and results in the gapping of the electronic spectrum add ref on SrruO and cel 15. In the case of HO the gap {Delta}{sub HO} results in the partially gapped electron spectrum. That appears to be a sufficient condition, as shown by Wiebe et al to produce a gap in spin excitation spectrum. In addition, we predict a peak in the spin excitation spectrum, as spectral weight redistribution produces the resonance feature. To the best of our knowledge, if the predicted resonance peak indeed occurs, it would be the first case where the spin resonance occurs at an incommensurate vector Q*.

  5. Topological Structure of the Magnetic Solar Corona

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    Maclean, R. C.

    2007-12-01

    The solar corona is a highly complex and active plasma environment, containing many exotic phenomena such as solar flares, coronal mass ejections, prominences, coronal loops, and bright points. The fundamental element giving coherence to all this apparent diversity is the strong coronal magnetic field, the dominant force shaping the plasma there. In this thesis, I model the 3D magnetic fields of various coronal features using the techniques of magnetic charge topology (MCT) in a potential field. Often the real coronal field has departures from its potential state, but these are so small that the potential field method is accurate enough to pick out the essential information about the structure and evolution of the magnetic field. First I perform a topological analysis of the magnetic breakout model for an eruptive solar flare. Breakout is represented by a topological bifurcation that allows initially enclosed flux from the newly emerging region in my MCT model of a delta sunspot to reconnect out to large distances. I produce bifurcation diagrams showing how this behaviour can be caused by changing the strength or position of the emerging flux source, or the force-free parameter α. I also apply MCT techniques to observational data of a coronal bright point, and compare the results to 3D numerical MHD simulations of the effects of rotating the sources that underlie the bright point. The separatrix surfaces that surround each rotating source are found to correspond to locations of high parallel electric field in the simulations, which is a signature of magnetic reconnection. The large-scale topological structure of the magnetic field is robust to changes in the method of deriving point magnetic sources from the magnetogram. Next, I use a Green's function expression for the magnetic field to relax the standard topological assumption of a flat photosphere and extend the concept of MCT into a spherical geometry, enabling it to be applied to the entire global coronal

  6. Observation of a new incommensurate phase in the spinel MnV2 O4

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    de La Pena Munoz, Gilberto; Lee, Sangjun; Gleason, Samuel; Byrum, Taylor; Fang, Xinyue; Weng, Shih-Chang; Abbamonte, Peter

    Using x-ray scattering, we studied the temperature dependence of a large volume of reciprocal space in a MnV2O4 spinel crystal. In addition to the known cubic to tetragonal phase transition at around 56 K, we observed previously unreported incommensurate modulation peaks at delta q = 0.33 0.33 -0.16. We measured the temperature dependence of these modulations and, while they exhibit a shift or splitting in momentum space analogous to that of the structural phase transition, they do so at higher temperature than the Bragg reflections (100K). Our results suggest that MnV2O4 has an additional phase transition that may a precursor for the V t2g orbital ordering, which is closely related to the cubic to tetragonal transition. This work was supported by the DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER46285.

  7. Lattice study of the incommensurate ω phase transition in Zr-Nb alloys

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    Kubo, H.; Farjami, S.

    2011-04-01

    The stability of the incommensurate ω phase has been studied in the scheme of the Landau-Lifshitz (L-L) free-energy model reformed for the weak first-order phase transition. It is revealed that the negative third-order term of the L-L expansion drives the transition and works, in competition with the second-harmonic term, to form the modulated ω phase; moreover, it functions to maintain soliton walls with constant width against temperature changes. The modulated ω phase is elucidated to have a microstructure with the sequence of subvariants—ω1-ω3-ω2—separated by soliton walls of anti-ω structure. A series of primitive activation units of the modulated ω phase, which can be depicted in a phase diagram, is obtained in the Zr-20 wt% Nb-alloy system by analyzing the L-L free-energy function with the appropriate numerical calculations.

  8. Magnetic structure of sunspot under the photosphere

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    Kirichek, Elena A.; Solov'ev, Alexandr A.

    2010-11-01

    In recent years, the local helioseismology has become a highly effective tool for investigating subphotospheric layers of the Sun, which can yield fairly detailed distributions of the subphotospheric temperatures and large-scale plasma flows based on the spectra of the oscillations observed at the photospheric layers and the observed peculiarities of propagation of magnetoacoustic waves in this medium (Zhao et al. (2001), Kosovichev (2006)). Unfortunately, the effects of temperature and the magnetic field on the wave propagation speed have not yet been separated Kosovichev (2006), so that the structure of the sunspot magnetic field in deep layers, beneath the photosphere, remains a subject of purely theoretical analysis. In his analysis of some theoretical models of the subphotospheric layers of sunspots based on recent helioseismological data, Kosovichev (2006) concluded that Parker's (“spaghetti”) cluster model Parker (1979) is most appropriate. In this model, the magnetic flux in the sunspot umbra is concentrated into separate, strongly compressed, vertical magnetic flux tubes that are interspaced with plasma that is almost free of magnetic field; the plasma can move between these tubes.

  9. Open magnetic structures on the sun

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    Levine, R. H.; Altschuler, M. D.; Harvey, J. W.; Jackson, B. V.

    1977-01-01

    High-resolution harmonic analysis of the solar magnetic field has been used succesfully to calculate the geometry of open magnetic field lines in the solar corona. Comparison of the loci of open-field-line footpoints with solar X-ray photographs shows that all the coronal holes during two solar rotations are successfully represented, including details of their evolution. Some open magnetic configurations derived in the calculations precede by up to one solar rotation the manifestation of coincident dark areas on the X-ray photographs. The only other areas that contribute open field lines to the corona are separations between active-region loop systems. By varying the radius at which field lines are forced to be open in the calculation, it is possible to reproduce more closely the surface configuration of particular coronal holes. Comparison of the size of X-ray holes with the fraction of the solar surface covered by open field lines leads to the conclusion that a significant part of the area of coronal holes must contain closed magnetic fields. Comparison of open field lines which lie in the equatorial plane of the sun with solar-wind data indicates that eventual high-speed solar-wind streams are associated with those parts of open magnetic structures that diverge the least.

  10. Microwave sol–gel synthesis and upconversion photoluminescence properties of CaGd{sub 2}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} phosphors with incommensurately modulated structure

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    Lim, Chang Sung; Aleksandrovsky, Aleksandr; Molokeev, Maxim; Oreshonkov, Aleksandr; Atuchin, Victor

    2015-08-15

    CaGd{sub 2−x}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} phosphors with the doping concentrations of Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} (x=Er{sup 3+}+Yb{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+}=0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and Yb{sup 3+}=0.2, 0.45) have been successfully synthesized by the microwave sol–gel method. The crystal structure of CaGd{sub 2−x}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} tungstates have been refined, and upconversion photoluminescence properties have been investigated. The synthesized particles, being formed after the heat-treatment at 900 °C for 16 h, showed a well crystallized morphology. Under the excitation at 980 nm, CaGd{sub 2}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} particles exhibited a strong 525-nm and a weak 550-nm emission bands in the green region and a very weak 655-nm emission band in the red region. The Raman spectrum of undoped CaGd{sub 2}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4} revealed about 12 narrow lines. The strongest band observed at 903 cm{sup −1} was assigned to the ν{sub 1} symmetric stretching vibration of WO{sub 4} tetrahedrons. The spectra of the samples doped with Er and Yb obtained under the 514.5 nm excitation were dominated by Er{sup 3+} luminescence preventing the recording of these samples Raman spectra. Concentration quenching of the erbium luminescence at {sup 2}H{sub 11/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transition is weak in the range of erbium doping level x{sub Er}=0.05–0.2, while, for transition {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2}, the signs of concentration quenching become pronounced at x{sub Er}=0.2. - Graphical abstract: CaGd{sub 2−x}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} phosphors with the doping concentrations of Er{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} (x=Er{sup 3+}+Yb{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+}=0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and Yb{sup 3+}=0.2, 0.45) have been successfully synthesized by the microwave sol–gel method and the crystal structure refinement, and upconversion photoluminescence properties have been investigated. - Highlights: • CaGd{sub 2−x}(WO{sub 4}){sub 4}:Er{sup 3+}/Yb

  11. High performance hybrid magnetic structure for biotechnology applications

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    Humphries, David E.; Pollard, Martin J.; Elkin, Christopher J.

    2009-02-03

    The present disclosure provides a high performance hybrid magnetic structure made from a combination of permanent magnets and ferromagnetic pole materials which are assembled in a predetermined array. The hybrid magnetic structure provides means for separation and other biotechnology applications involving holding, manipulation, or separation of magnetic or magnetizable molecular structures and targets. Also disclosed are further improvements to aspects of the hybrid magnetic structure, including additional elements and for adapting the use of the hybrid magnetic structure for use in biotechnology and high throughput processes.

  12. High performance hybrid magnetic structure for biotechnology applications

    DOEpatents

    Humphries, David E; Pollard, Martin J; Elkin, Christopher J

    2005-10-11

    The present disclosure provides a high performance hybrid magnetic structure made from a combination of permanent magnets and ferromagnetic pole materials which are assembled in a predetermined array. The hybrid magnetic structure provides means for separation and other biotechnology applications involving holding, manipulation, or separation of magnetizable molecular structures and targets. Also disclosed are: a method of assembling the hybrid magnetic plates, a high throughput protocol featuring the hybrid magnetic structure, and other embodiments of the ferromagnetic pole shape, attachment and adapter interfaces for adapting the use of the hybrid magnetic structure for use with liquid handling and other robots for use in high throughput processes.

  13. Low Temperature Magnetic Ordering of the Magnetic Ionic Plastic Crystal, Choline[FeCl4

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    de Pedro, I.; García-Saiz, A.; Andreica, D.; Fernández Barquín, L.; Fernández-Díaz, M. T.; Blanco, J. A.; Amato, A.; Rodríguez Fernández, J.

    2015-11-01

    We report on the nature of the low temperature magnetic ordering of a magnetic ionic plastic crystal, Choline[FeCl4]. This investigation was carried out using heat capacity measurements, neutron diffraction experiments and muon spin relaxation (μSR) spectroscopy. The calorimetric measurements show the onset of an unusual magnetic ordering below 4 K with a possible second magnetic phase transition below 2 K. Low temperature neutron diffraction data reveal a three dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering at 2 K compatible with the previous magnetometry results. The analysis of μSR spectra indicates a magnetic phase transition below 2.2 K. At 1.6 K, the analysis of the shape of the μSR spectra suggests the existence of an additional magnetic phase with features of a possible incommensurate magnetic structure.

  14. Symmetry-Based Computational Tools for Magnetic Crystallography

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    Perez-Mato, J. M.; Gallego, S. V.; Tasci, E. S.; Elcoro, L.; de la Flor, G.; Aroyo, M. I.

    2015-07-01

    In recent years, two important advances have opened new doors for the characterization and determination of magnetic structures. Firstly, researchers have produced computer-readable listings of the magnetic or Shubnikov space groups. Secondly, they have extended and applied the superspace formalism, which is presently the standard approach for the description of nonmagnetic incommensurate structures and their symmetry, to magnetic structures. These breakthroughs have been the basis for the subsequent development of a series of computer tools that allow a more efficient and comprehensive application of magnetic symmetry, both commensurate and incommensurate. Here we briefly review the capabilities of these computation instruments and present the fundamental concepts on which they are based, providing various examples. We show how these tools facilitate the use of symmetry arguments expressed as either a magnetic space group or a magnetic superspace group and allow the exploration of the possible magnetic orderings associated with one or more propagation vectors in a form that complements and goes beyond the traditional representation method. Special focus is placed on the programs available online at the Bilbao Crystallographic Server ( http://www.cryst.ehu.es ).

  15. Magnetic Micro/Nano Structures for Biological Manipulation

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    Huang, Chen-Yu; Hsieh, Teng-Fu; Chang, Wei-Chieh; Yeh, Kun-Chieh; Hsu, Ming-Shinn; Chang, Ching-Ray; Chen, Jiann-Yeu; Wei, Zung-Hang

    2016-05-01

    Biomanipulation based on micro/nano structures is an attractive approach for biotechnology. To manipulate biological systems by magnetic forces, the magnetic labeling technology utilized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as a common rule. Ferrofluid, well-dispersed MNPs, can be used for magnetic modification of the surface or as molds to form organized microstructures. For magnetic-based micro/nano structures, different methods to modulate magnetic field at the microscale have been developed. Specifically, this review focused on a new strategy which uses the concept of micromagnetism of patterned magnetic thin film with specific domain walls configurations to generate stable magnetic poles for cell patterning.

  16. Method of using triaxial magnetic fields for making particle structures

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    Martin, James E.; Anderson, Robert A.; Williamson, Rodney L.

    2005-01-18

    A method of producing three-dimensional particle structures with enhanced magnetic susceptibility in three dimensions by applying a triaxial energetic field to a magnetic particle suspension and subsequently stabilizing said particle structure. Combinations of direct current and alternating current fields in three dimensions produce particle gel structures, honeycomb structures, and foam-like structures.

  17. Incommensurability Effects on Dipolar Bosons in Optical Lattices

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    Cinti, Fabio

    2016-03-01

    We present a study that investigated a quantum dipolar gas in continuous space where a potential lattice was imposed. Employing exact quantum Monte Carlo techniques, we analysed the ground-state properties of the scrutinised system, varying the lattice depth and the dipolar interaction. For system densities corresponding to a commensurate filling with respect to the optical lattice, we observed a simple crystal-to-superfluid quantum phase transition, being consistent with the physics of dipolar bosons in continuous space. In contrast, an incommensurate density showed the presence of a supersolid phase. Indeed, such a result opens up the tempting opportunity to observe a defect-induced supersolidity with dipolar gases in combination with a tunable optical lattice. Finally, the stability of the condensate was analysed at finite temperature.

  18. Density Functional Theory insights into the mechanism of noncollinear incommensurate spin density waves in Iron Arsenide

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    Schoonmaker, Robert; Clark, Stewart; Lancaster, Tom; Frawley, Thomas; Hatton, Peter

    Iron arsenide intersects interesting physics between novel superconductors and other helical magnetic ordering in Pnma metal arsenide materials. Recent diffraction data has found a more complex ordering than a simple helical incommensurate spin density wave. Instead iron arsenide exhibits a definite chirality to the helimagnetism, an ellipticity in the spiral not aligned with the crystal axis, and resonant diffraction peaks forbidden by the Pnma symmetry. From non-magnetic and collinear density functional theory calculations we present insight into the mechanisms for the formation of this helimagnetic state. We find that ferromagnetic superexchange is a likely mechanism for the spin ordering and that the noncollinear ordering under this regime is caused by the spins on neighbouring irons arranging to minimise direct exchange between iron atoms, and also minimize disruption of the ferromagnetic superexchange between priveleged iron-arsenic pairs. To explain the forbidden peaks in the diffraction we have performed second-order spin-orbit perturbation calculations on the nonmagnetic calculation, which finds that the orbital ordering on the iron atoms coupled to the helimagnetism will lead to the otherwise symmetry-forbidden peaks.

  19. Coronal magnetic structure at a solar sector boundary

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    Wilcox, J. M.; Svalgaard, L.

    1973-01-01

    The persistent large-scale coronal magnetic structure associated with a sector boundary appears to consist of a magnetic arcade loop structure extending from one solar polar region to the other in approximately the North-South direction. This structure was inferred from computer coronal magnetic field maps for days on which a stable magnetic sector boundary was near central meridian, based on an interplanetary sector boundary observed to recur during much of 1968 and 1969.

  20. Unusual Urbach tail in TlGaSe2 ferroelectric-semiconductor with incommensurate phase

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    Seyidov, Ð.œirHasan Yu.; Suleymanov, Rauf A.; Şale, Yasin

    2012-11-01

    An analysis of temperature behavior of optical absorption edge is performed for TlGaSe2 ferroelectric-semiconductor with incommensurate phase. Unusual behavior of the Urbach tail manifested by the shift of the absorption edge toward the higher energies with increasing temperature was observed. It was shown that such behavior is due to the specific temperature interval where Urbach energy decreases with the temperature. This interval corresponds to the incommensurate phase-commensurate phase transition region. Unusual behavior of the Urbach energy can be explained interpreting the incommensurate phase as some type of disordered state, and TlGaSe2 crystal as a disordered semiconductor with controllable disorder.

  1. Crustal structure interpreted from magnetic anomalies

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    Phillips, Jeffrey D.; Reynolds, Richard L.; Frey, Herbert

    1991-01-01

    This review, discusses publications during the last quadrennium (1987-1990) that used aeromagnetic data, marine magnetic data, satellite magnetic data, and rock magnetic and petrologic data to provide information on the sources of magnetic anomalies. The publications reviewed reflect increased integration of rock magnetic property and petrologic studies with magnetic anomaly interpretation studies, particularly in deep crustal magnetization, exploration for hydrocarbons, and inversion of marine magnetic anomalies. Interpretations of aeromagnetic data featuring image display techniques and using the horizontal gradient method for locating magnetization boundaries became standard.

  2. Direct evidence of an incommensurate phase in NaNbO{sub 3} and its implication in NaNbO{sub 3}-based lead-free antiferroelectrics

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    Guo, Hanzheng; Randall, Clive A.; Shimizu, Hiroyuki

    2015-09-14

    Hot-stage in situ transmission electron microscopy was employed to investigate the temperature-induced complex sequence of phase transitions in NaNbO{sub 3} polycrystalline. In addition to the commonly recognized P (Pbma) → R (Pmnm) → S (Pnmm) phase transitions, incommensurate phases were observed to exist in P and R phase regions. The former (in the P → R transition region) is coincident with a diffused dielectric peak appearing at ∼170 °C, and the latter (in the R → S transition region) serves as an intermediate structure to bridge the two sub-phases in the R phase region. The incommensurate phase in the P phase region can be inferred from the polarization current density and differential dielectric permittivity anomalies, and it provides the bridge structure during the electric field-induced polarization reversal and antiferroelectric-to-ferroelectric transition in NaNbO{sub 3} solid solutions.

  3. Molecular structure and motion in zero field magnetic resonance

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    Jarvie, T.P.

    1989-10-01

    Zero field magnetic resonance is well suited for the determination of molecular structure and the study of motion in disordered materials. Experiments performed in zero applied magnetic field avoid the anisotropic broadening in high field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. As a result, molecular structure and subtle effects of motion are more readily observed.

  4. Chemical pressure effects on structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of solid solutions Mn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}TeO{sub 6}

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    Ivanov, S.A.; Mathieu, R.; Nordblad, P.; Ritter, C.; Tellgren, R.; Golubko, N.; Mosunov, A.; Politova, E.D.; Weil, M.

    2014-02-01

    Highlights: • Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} and Co{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} are antiferromagnets with corundum related structures. • The structural and magnetic properties of Mn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}TeO{sub 6} ceramics were investigated. • All compounds adopt the trigonal structure of Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} up to at least x = 2.4. • The antiferromagnetic transition temperature monotonously increases with x. • NPD data evidences the magnetic structure of the Mn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}TeO{sub 6} ceramics. - Abstract: The effects of Co{sup 2+} doping on the structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of the multiferroic frustrated antiferromagnet Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} have been investigated. Ceramic samples of the solid solution series Mn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}TeO{sub 6} were prepared by a solid-state reaction route. X-ray and neutron powder diffraction and electron microscopy techniques were combined with calorimetric, dielectric and magnetic measurements to investigate the dependence of the crystal structure and physical properties on temperature and composition. It is shown that the compounds with x ≤ 2.4 adopt the trigonal corundum-related structure of pure Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} (space group R3{sup ¯}) in the temperature range 5–295 K and that the lattice parameters a and c and the unit-cell volume V decrease linearly with increasing Co{sup 2+} concentration. The low-temperature magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity data evidence the antiferromagnetic ordering of all samples. The Neel temperature linearly increases with Co{sup 2+} concentration x. Curie–Weiss fits of the high temperature susceptibility indicate that the magnetic frustration decreases with x. The derived magnetic structure of Mn{sub 3}TeO{sub 6} can be described as an incommensurately modulated magnetic spin state with k = [0, 0, k{sub z}] and an elliptical spin-spiral order of spins within the chains of MnO{sub 6} octahedra. With increasing Co{sup 2+} concentration the propagation vector k{sub z} changes

  5. Deviations from soft mode behaviour in the Raman spectrum of incommensurate BaMnF 4

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    Murray, A. F.; Brims, G.; Sprunt, S.

    1981-09-01

    New measurements of the Raman spectrum of incommensurate BaMnF 4 reveal that there is not a classically 'soft' amplitude mode as has hitherto been assumed. This finding questions the validity of predictions based on straightforward Landau theory.

  6. Neutron Study of the Magnetic Structures and Phase Transitions in RCuAs2 (R=Pr, Nd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Yb)

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    Zhao, Yang; Lynn, J. W.; Thakur, Gohil S.; Haque, Zeba; Gupta, L. C.; Ganguli, A. K.

    2015-03-01

    Neutron diffraction and inelastic scattering studies have been carried out on polycrystalline samples of the above titled materials as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field to determine the magnetic structures, order parameters, and overall spin dynamics. The space group of these compound is P4/nmm with typical (tetragonal) lattice parameters a ~ 3.9 Å and c ~ 10.0 Å. PrCuAs2 develops commensurate magnetic order at TN=6.4 K with an ordered moment of 1.24 μB oriented along the c-axis. The ordering wave vector is (0,0,1/2), with a Γ31 representation. NdCuAs2 orders at TN=3.54 K with the same ordering wave vector (with the Γ102 or Γ92 representations), but with the moment direction in the a-b plane along [110] of magnitude 3.5 μB. TbCuAs2 and HoCuAs2 exhibit incommensurate order at TN=9.1 and 4.0 K, respectively. The results for the inelastic scattering will be discussed.

  7. Partial Spin Ordering and Complex Magnetic Structure in BaYFeO4: A Neutron Diffraction and High Temperature Susceptibility Study

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    Thompson, Corey; Greedan, John; Garlea, Vasile O; Flacau, Roxana; Tan, Malinda; Derakhshan, Shahab

    2014-01-01

    The novel iron-based compound, BaYFeO4, crystallizes in the Pnma space group with two distinct Fe3+ sites, that are alternately corner-shared [FeO5]7 square pyramids and [FeO6]9 octahedra, forming into [Fe4O18]24 rings, which propagate as columns along the b-axis. A recent report shows two discernible antiferromagnetic (AFM) transitions at 36 and 48 K in the susceptibility, yet heat capacity measurements reveal no magnetic phase transitions at these temperatures. An upturn in the magnetic susceptibility measurements up to 400 K suggests the presence of shortrange magnetic behavior at higher temperatures. In this Article, variable-temperature neutron powder diffraction and hightemperature magnetic susceptibility measurements were performed to clarify the magnetic behavior. Neutron powder diffraction confirmed that the two magnetic transitions observed at 36 and 48 K are due to long-range magnetic order. Below 48 K, the magnetic structure was determined as a spin-density wave (SDW) with a propagation vector, k = (0, 0, 1/3), and the moments along the b-axis, whereas the structure becomes an incommensurate cycloid [k = (0, 0, 0.35)] below 36 K with the moments within the bc-plane. However, for both cases the ordered moments on Fe3+ are only of the order 3.0 B, smaller than the expected values near 4.5 B, indicating that significant components of the Fe moments remain paramagnetic to the lowest temperature studied, 6 K. Moreover, new high-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements revealed a peak maximum at 550 K indicative of short-range spin correlations. It is postulated that most of the magnetic entropy is thus removed at high temperatures which could explain the absence of heat capacity anomalies at the long-range ordering temperatures. Published spin dimer calculations, which appear to suggest a k = (0, 0, 0) magnetic structure, and allow for neither low dimensionality nor geometric frustration, are inadequate to explain the observed complex magnetic

  8. Complex magnetic ordering in CeFe1.76 studied by neutron diffraction

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    Jayasekara, Wageesha T; Tian, W; Hodovanets, Halyna; Canfield, Paul C; Bud'ko, Serguei L; Kreyssig, Andreas; Goldman, Alan I

    2014-10-01

    Neutron diffraction measurements on a single crystal of CeGe1.76 reveal a complex series of magnetic transitions at low temperature. At TN≈7 K, there is a transition from a paramagnetic state at higher temperature to an incommensurate magnetic structure characterized by a magnetic propagation vector (0 0 τ) with τ≈1/4 and the magnetic moment along the a axis of the orthorhombic unit cell. Below TLI≈5 K, the magnetic structure locks in to a commensurate structure with τ=1/4 and the magnetic moment remains along the a axis. Below T≈4 K, we find additional half-integer and integer indexed magnetic Bragg peaks consistent with a second commensurately ordered antiferromagnetic state.

  9. Influence Of Nanoparticles Diameter On Structural Properties Of Magnetic Fluid In Magnetic Field

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    Kúdelčík, Jozef; Bury, Peter; Hardoň, Štefan; Kopčanský, Peter; Timko, Milan

    2015-07-01

    The properties of magnetic fluids depend on the nanoparticle diameter, their concentration and the carrier liquid. The structural changes in magnetic fluids with different nanoparticle diameter based on transformer oils TECHNOL and MOGUL under the effect of a magnetic field and temperature were studied by acoustic spectroscopy. At a linear and jump changes of the magnetic field at various temperatures a continuous change was observed of acoustic attenuation caused by aggregation of the magnetic nanoparticles to structures. From the anisotropy of acoustic attenuation and using the Taketomi theory the basic parameters of the structures are calculated and the impact of nanoparticle diameters on the size of structures is confirmed.

  10. Scanning Magnetoresistance Microscopy Studies of Small Magnetic and Electrical Structures

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    Xiao, Gang

    2004-03-01

    Many physical objects generate microscopic magnetic-field images near their surfaces. Such images reveal important signatures of inherent electrical and magnetic processes within the objects. For example, the image of a magnetic thin film discloses its internal magnetic domain structure. Electrical currents inside an semiconductor chip generate surface magnetic field images, which not only contain information about the electrical current distribution, but also the frequencies with which various components on a chip operates. A type II superconductor also creates an image of threading magnetic flux lines, whose structure and dynamics are fundamental properties. We have developed a sensitive and high-resolution magnetic microscope that is capable of non-invasively imaging, characterizing, and investigating spatial magnetic field patterns. At the heart of the microscope is a miniaturized magnetic-tunnel-junction (MTJ) or giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensor, capable to work at high speed, under ambient conditions, and over a wide bandwidth. This type of MR microscopy (MRM) offers many advantages over the magnetic force microscopy (MFM) and others. It measures the absolute local magnetic field, and its sensor does not generate invasive field as a magnetic tip would. The MRM can also measure dynamic magnetic images in a time varying external field. We will present results obtained from a wide range of structures using MRM, including small magnetic structures and state-of-the-art integrated circuits. This work supported by NSF is a collaboration with B. Schrag, X.Y. Liu, and G. Singh.

  11. Structuralization induced by the photothermal effect in magnetic fluid film

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    Timko, M.; Kopčanský, P.; Repašan, M.; Koneracká, M.; Hnatič, M.; Džarová, A.; Štelina, J.; Musil, C.; Ayrjan, E.

    2008-05-01

    The structuralization of magnetic particles after illumination was experimentally observed in two types of a magnetic fluid based on mineral oil with the magnetite particles covered by monolayer surfactant and kerosene-based magnetic fluid sterically stabilized by a double layer consisting of oleic acid and dodecylbenzensulphonic acid (DBS). This contribution presents a detailed theoretical description of the thermodiffusion process in magnetic fluids, simulation of the structuralization in magnetic fluid with a negative Soret constant, and confirmaton of the negative value of this constant for a kerosene-based magnetic fluid.

  12. Hard magnetism in structurally engineered silica nanocomposite.

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    Song, Hyon-Min; Zink, Jeffrey I

    2016-09-21

    Creation of structural complexity by simple experimental control will be an attractive approach for the preparation of nanomaterials, as a classical bottom-up method is supplemented by a more efficient and more direct artificial engineering method. In this study, structural manipulation of MCM-41 type mesoporous silica is investigated by generating and imbedding hard magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles into mesoporous silica. Depending on the heating rate and target temperature, mesoporous silica undergoes a transformation in shape to form hollow silica, framed silica with interior voids, or melted silica with intact mesostructures. Magnetism is governed by the major CoFe2O4 phase, and it is affected by antiferromagnetic hematite (α-Fe2O3) and olivine-type cobalt silicate (Co2SiO4), as seen in its paramagnetic behavior at the annealing temperature of 430 °C. The early formation of Co2SiO4 than what is usually observed implies the effect of the partial substitution of Fe in the sites of Co. Under slow heating (2.5 °C min(-1)) mesostructures are preserved, but with significantly smaller mesopores (d100 = 1.5 nm). In addition, nonstoichiometric CoxFe1-xO with metal vacancies at 600 °C, and spinel Co3O4 at 700 °C accompany major CoFe2O4. The amorphous nature of silica matrix is thought to contribute significantly to these structurally diverse and rich phases, enabled by off-stoichiometry between Si and O, and accelerated by the diffusion of metal cations into SiO4 polyhedra at an elevated temperature. PMID:27537252

  13. Mapping the magnetic and crystal structure in cobalt nanowires

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    Cantu-Valle, Jesus; Betancourt, Israel; Sanchez, John E.; Ruiz-Zepeda, Francisco; Maqableh, Mazin M.; Mendoza-Santoyo, Fernando; Stadler, Bethanie J. H.; Ponce, Arturo

    2015-01-01

    Using off-axis electron holography under Lorentz microscopy conditions to experimentally determine the magnetization distribution in individual cobalt (Co) nanowires, and scanning precession-electron diffraction to obtain their crystalline orientation phase map, allowed us to directly visualize with high accuracy the effect of crystallographic texture on the magnetization of nanowires. The influence of grain boundaries and disorientations on the magnetic structure is correlated on the basis of micromagnetic analysis in order to establish the detailed relationship between magnetic and crystalline structure. This approach demonstrates the applicability of the method employed and provides further understanding on the effect of crystalline structure on magnetic properties at the nanometric scale. PMID:26221057

  14. Mapping the magnetic and crystal structure in cobalt nanowires

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    Cantu-Valle, Jesus; Betancourt, Israel; Sanchez, John E.; Ruiz-Zepeda, Francisco; Mendoza-Santoyo, Fernando; Ponce, Arturo; Maqableh, Mazin M.; Stadler, Bethanie J. H.

    2015-07-14

    Using off-axis electron holography under Lorentz microscopy conditions to experimentally determine the magnetization distribution in individual cobalt (Co) nanowires, and scanning precession-electron diffraction to obtain their crystalline orientation phase map, allowed us to directly visualize with high accuracy the effect of crystallographic texture on the magnetization of nanowires. The influence of grain boundaries and disorientations on the magnetic structure is correlated on the basis of micromagnetic analysis in order to establish the detailed relationship between magnetic and crystalline structure. This approach demonstrates the applicability of the method employed and provides further understanding on the effect of crystalline structure on magnetic properties at the nanometric scale.

  15. Computational and experimental investigations of magnetic domain structures in patterned magnetic thin films

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    Li, Yulan; Xu, Ke; Hu, Shenyang; Suter, Jon; Schreiber, Daniel K.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Johnson, Bradley R.; McCloy, John

    2015-08-01

    The use of nondestructive magnetic signatures for continuous monitoring of the degradation of structural materials in nuclear reactors is a promising yet challenging application for advanced functional materials behavior modeling and measurement. In this work, a numerical model, which is based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation of magnetization dynamics and the phase field approach, was developed to study the impact of defects such as nonmagnetic precipitates and/or voids, free surfaces and crystal orientation on magnetic domain structures and magnetic responses in magnetic materials, with the goal of exploring the correlation between microstructures and magnetic signatures. To validate the model, single crystal iron thin films (~240 nm thickness) were grown on MgO substrates and a focused ion beam was used to pattern micrometer-scale specimens with different geometries. Magnetic force microscopy (MFM) was used to measure magnetic domain structure and its field-dependence. Numerical simulations were constructed with the same geometry as the patterned specimens and under similar applied magnetic field conditions as tested by MFM. The results from simulations and experiments show that 1) magnetic domain structures strongly depend on the film geometry and the external applied field and 2) the predicted magnetic domain structures from the simulations agree quantitatively with those measured by MFM. The results demonstrate the capability of the developed model, used together with key experiments, for improving the understanding of the signal physics in magnetic sensing, thereby providing guidance to the development of advanced nondestructive magnetic techniques.

  16. Magnetic resonance imaging structured reporting in infertility.

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    Montoliu-Fornas, Guillermina; Martí-Bonmatí, Luis

    2016-06-01

    Our objective was to define and propose a standardized magnetic resonance (MR) imaging structured report in patients with infertility to have clinical completeness on possible diagnosis and severity. Patients should be studied preferable on 3T equipment with a surface coil. Standard MR protocol should include high-resolution fast spin-echo T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted images and gradient-echo T1-weighted fat suppression images. The report should include ovaries (polycystic, endometrioma, tumor), oviduct (hydrosalpinx, hematosalpinx, pyosalpinx, peritubal anomalies), uterus (agenesia, hypoplasia, unicornuate, uterus didelphys, bicornuate, septate uterus), myometrium (leiomyomas, adenomyosis), endometrium (polyps, synechia, atrophy, neoplasia), cervix and vagina (isthmoceles, mucosal-parietal irregularity, stenosis, neoplasia), peritoneum (deep endometriosis), and urinary system-associated abnormalities. To be clinically useful, radiology reports must be structured, use standardized terminology, and convey actionable information. The structured report must comprise complete, comprehensive, and accurate information, allowing radiologists to continuously interact with patients and referring physicians to confirm that the information is used properly to affect the decision making process. PMID:27105717

  17. Magnetic sensor for building structural vibrations.

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    García, Alfonso; Morón, Carlos; Tremps, Enrique

    2014-01-01

    This paper shows a new displacement-to-frequency transducer based on the variation of a coil inductance when a magnetic core is partially or completely inserted inside. This transducer is based on a Colpitts oscillator due its low manufacturing price, behavior and immunity to noise. A tank circuit with a configuration in parallel was used because it can be employed at lower frequencies and it enables it to make a direct analysis. The sensor has a dynamic range equal to the length of the coil. The cores can exchange sensors (coils with its ferromagnetic core) using the same electronic measuring system. In this way, with only an electronic circuit, the core sensor determines the measurement range. The obtained resolution is higher than 1/100,000, and the sensor also allows the measurement and knowing in real time the effect of vibration, thermal expansion, referred overload movements, etc.., that can occur in the structural elements of a building. PMID:24504104

  18. Magnetic Sensor for Building Structural Vibrations

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    García, Alfonso; Morón, Carlos; Tremps, Enrique

    2014-01-01

    This paper shows a new displacement-to-frequency transducer based on the variation of a coil inductance when a magnetic core is partially or completely inserted inside. This transducer is based on a Colpitts oscillator due its low manufacturing price, behavior and immunity to noise. A tank circuit with a configuration in parallel was used because it can be employed at lower frequencies and it enables it to make a direct analysis. The sensor has a dynamic range equal to the length of the coil. The cores can exchange sensors (coils with its ferromagnetic core) using the same electronic measuring system. In this way, with only an electronic circuit, the core sensor determines the measurement range. The obtained resolution is higher than 1/100,000, and the sensor also allows the measurement and knowing in real time the effect of vibration, thermal expansion, referred overload movements, etc.., that can occur in the structural elements of a building. PMID:24504104

  19. Magnetic control of waveguide modes of Bragg structures

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    Sylgacheva, D. A.; Khokhlov, N. E.; Kalish, A. N.; Belotelov, V. I.

    2016-05-01

    We present the study of the waveguide modes of one-dimensional magnetic photonic crystals with in-plane-magnetized layers. There is a magneto-optical effect of nonreciprocity for the TM-modes propagating along the layers perpendicularly to the magnetization. Due to the non-reciprocity the phase velocity of the modes changes with magnetization reversal. Comparison of the effect in the non-magnetic photonic crystal with additional magnetic layer on top and a magnetophotonic crystal with altering magnetic layers shows that the effect is greater in the first case due to the higher asymmetry of the claddings of the magnetic layer. This effect is important for the light modulation with external magnetic field in waveguide structures and may be used for design of novel types of the magneto-optical devices, sensors of magnetic field or biosensors.

  20. Re-direction of dc magnetic flux in magnetically isotropic multilayered structures

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    Tarkhanyan, Roland H.; Niarchos, Dimitris G.

    2016-07-01

    Analytical design of a periodic composite structure allowing re-direction (bending) of dc magnetic flux with respect to applied external field is presented using methods of transformation optics. The composite structure is made of micrometer scale alternating layers of two different homogeneous and magnetically isotropic materials. Dependence of the magnetic flux bending angle on geometrical orientation of the layers as well as on the magnetic permeability ratio is examined. Such structures can find use in various devices based on the control and manipulations of the magnetic flux.

  1. The History and Significance of the Incommensurability Thesis

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    Pearce, James Jacob

    The incommensurability thesis (IT) maintains that there are no non-prejudicial means of choosing between competing theories in the empirical sciences. If true, IT would entail that natural science is a fundamentally subjective or irrational activity. Should this latter claim prove justifiable, then empirical science cannot be regarded as an organ of objective knowledge, and "scientific realism" is eo ipso false. I follow the origin of IT from its pre-history in Logical Positivism, through certain preliminary philosophical developments in the work of Karl Popper, W. V. O. Quine, Stephen Toulmin and N. R. Hanson, to the eventual formulation and introduction of IT by Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend. I then examine the rigorous criticism of IT by various philosophers since about 1964, and discuss different methods of objective theory comparison which have been advanced by such philosophers as Hilary Putnam, W. H. Newton-Smith, Michael Devitt, Hartry Field, Philip Kitcher and Howard Sankey. I conclude by arguing for two counterintuitive claims: (1) Even if true, IT fails to provide evidence against scientific realism. (2) In fact, the truth of IT actually furnishes evidence for a necessary condition for scientific realism, and hence evidence which can be construed as indirectly favorable to scientific realism.

  2. Melting of a frustration-induced dimer crystal and incommensurability in the J1-J2 two-leg ladder

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    Lavarélo, Arthur; Roux, Guillaume; Laflorencie, Nicolas

    2011-10-01

    The phase diagram of an antiferromagnetic ladder with frustrating next-nearest-neighbor couplings along the legs is determined using numerical methods (exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group) supplemented by strong-coupling and mean-field analysis. Interestingly, this model displays remarkable features, bridging the physics of the J1-J2 chain and of the unfrustrated ladder. The phase diagram as a function of the transverse coupling J⊥ and the frustration J2 exhibits an Ising transition between a columnar phase of dimers and the usual rung-singlet phase of two-leg ladders. The transition is driven by resonating valence bond fluctuations in the singlet sector while the triplet spin gap remains finite across the transition. In addition, frustration brings incommensurability in the real-space spin-correlation functions, the onset of which evolves smoothly from the J1-J2 chain value to zero in the large-J⊥ limit. The onset of incommensurability in the spin structure factor and in the dispersion relation is also analyzed. The physics of the frustrated rung-singlet phase is well understood using perturbative expansions and mean-field theories in the large-J⊥ limit. Last, we discuss the effect of the nontrivial magnon dispersion relation on the thermodynamical properties of the system. The relation of this model and its physics to experimental observations on compounds that are currently investigated, such as BiCu2PO6, is eventually addressed.

  3. Effect of interlayer exchange coupling on magnetic chiral structures

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    Kang, S. P.; Kwon, H. Y.; Kim, H. S.; Shim, J. H.; Won, C.

    2015-07-28

    We numerically investigated the effect of interlayer exchange coupling on magnetic chiral structures, such as a helical/cycloidal spin structure and magnetic skyrmion crystal (SkX), which are produced in a magnetic system involving the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI). We report the existence of a phase transition where the length scale of magnetic structure discontinuously changes, and that there can be a novel magnetic structure around the phase boundary that exhibits double-ordering lengths of magnetic structure. Therefore, the system has multiple ground phases determined by the ratio of interlayer exchange coupling strength and DMI strength. Furthermore, we investigated the critical condition of the external perpendicular field required for the SkX. The critical field is significantly reduced under the effect of interlayer exchange coupling, which can stabilize the SkX without the external field.

  4. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of Bi{sub 0.8}A{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} (A = La, Ca, Sr, Ba) multiferroics using neutron diffraction and Mossbauer spectroscopy

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    Rangi, Manisha; Agarwal, Ashish Sanghi, Sujata; Singh, Ripandeep; Meena, S. S.; Das, A.

    2014-08-15

    Bi{sub 0.8}A{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} (A = La, Ca, Sr, Ba) multiferroics were studied using x-ray, neutron diffraction and magnetization techniques. All the samples crystallized in rhombohedral structure with space group R3c. The compounds exhibit antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering at 300 K and no evidence of further structural or magnetic transition was observed on lowering of temperature below it. The magnetic structure of these substituted compounds are found to be collinear G-type AFM structure as against the non collinear incommensurate magnetic structure reported in the case of parent compound. The moments on Fe at 6 K are aligned along the a-axis in the case of Ca-doped sample. With increase in the ionic radii of dopant, the moments are found to be aligned in the ac plane and the angle of tilt away from the a-axis increases. The observed change in the magnetic structure with substitution is attributed to the intrinsic structural distortion as evidenced by the change in the bond angle (Fe-O-Fe) and bond distances (Bi-O, Fe-O). It has been found that heterovalent substitution A{sup 2+} results in the formation of oxygen vacancies in the parent lattices as the possibility of Fe{sup 4+} ruled out by Mössbauer spectra recorded at room temperature. Higher value of remnant magnetization (0.4187 emu/g) and coercivity (4.7554kOe) is observed in Bi{sub 0.8}Ba{sub 0.2}FeO{sub 3} sample in comparison to other substituted samples revealing a strong correlation between ionic radii and magnetization.

  5. Photographic observation of magnetic domain structure with three-dimensional local magnetization direction

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    Meguro, Sakae; Akahane, Koichi; Saito, Shin

    2016-07-01

    The direction of magnetization of a magnetic material is possibly oriented three-dimensionally because of the presence of magnetic anisotropy field, self-demagnetizing field, and stray field. Therefore, the three-dimensional detection of the direction of magnetization is required. The method of magnetic domain observation by photographic imaging utilizing the Kerr effect is widely used. If the perpendicular magnetization components exist, there is a problem that obliquely incident light has superimposed longitudinal Kerr and polar Kerr effects. To perform the three-dimensional detection of magnetization direction, it is necessary to eliminate the influence of the polar Kerr effect from the Kerr effect of obliquely incident light. We report the photographic observation of the magnetic domain structure and the detection of the three-dimensional local magnetization direction using the Kerr effect, applying only an in-plane saturation magnetic field.

  6. Oxocuprates: A structural and magnetic zoo

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    Ramakrishna, B.L.; Ong, E.W.

    1988-11-15

    We have attempted a magnetostructural correlation for the oxocuprates: Y/sub 2/Cu/sub 2/O/sub 5/, BaCuO/sub 2/, Y/sub 2/BaCuO/sub 5/, and YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 6/, all of which are closely related to the new high-T/sub c/ superconductors. It was found that this series of compounds has interesting combinations of ferro- and antiferromagnetic interactions as a consequence of the structural and electronic variety of copper. Y/sub 2/Cu/sub 2/O/sub 5/ and Y/sub 2/BaCuO/sub 5/ were shown to be chain and layer magnetic systems, respectively. BaCuO/sub 2/, a complicated 3D structure, has interesting effects of exchange interaction manifested in the temperature-dependent EPR spectrum. YBa/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 6/ has been shown to possess a Neel point at 450 K from EPR intensity variation with temperature.

  7. Magnetism and surface structure of atomically controlled ultrathin metal films.

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    Shiratsuchi, Yu.; Yamamoto, M.; Bader, S. D.; Materials Science Division; Osaka Univ.

    2007-01-01

    We review the correlation of magnetism and surface structure in ultrathin metal films, including the tailoring of novel magnetic properties using atomic scale control of the nanostructure. We provide an overview of modern fabrication and characterization techniques used to create and explore these fascinating materials, and highlight important phenomena of interest. We also discuss techniques that control and characterize both the magnetic and structural properties on an atomic scale. Recent advances in the development and applications of these techniques allow nanomagnetism to be investigated in an unprecedented manner. A system cannot necessarily retain a two-dimensional structure as it enters the ultrathin region, but it can transform into a three-dimensional, discontinuous structure due to the Volmer-Weber growth mechanism. This structural transformation can give rise to superparamagnetism. During this evolution, competing factors such as interparticle interactions and the effective magnetic anisotropy govern the magnetic state. These magnetic parameters are influenced by the nanostructure of the film. In particular, controlling the magnetic anisotropy is critical for determining the magnetic properties. Surface effects play especially important roles in influencing both the magnitude and direction of the magnetic anisotropy in ultrathin films. By properly altering the surface structure, the strength and direction of the magnetic anisotropy are controlled via spin-orbit and/or dipole interactions.

  8. Magnetic structure of NiS2 -xSex

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    Yano, S.; Louca, Despina; Yang, J.; Chatterjee, U.; Bugaris, D. E.; Chung, D. Y.; Peng, L.; Grayson, M.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

    2016-01-01

    NiS2 -2 xSex is revisited to determine the magnetic structure using neutron diffraction and magnetic representational analysis. Upon cooling, the insulating parent compound, NiS2, becomes antiferromagnetic with two successive magnetic transitions. The first transition (M 1 ) occurs at TN˜39 K with Γ1ψ1 symmetry and a magnetic propagation vector of k =(000 ) . The second transition (M 2 ) occurs at TN˜30 K with k =(0.5 ,0.5 ,0.5 ) and a Γ1ψ2 symmetry with face-centered translations, giving rise to four possible magnetic domains. With doping, the system becomes metallic. The transition to the M 2 state is suppressed prior to x =0.4 while the M 1 state persists. The M 1 magnetic structure gradually vanishes by x ˜0.8 at a lower concentration than previously reported. The details of the magnetic structures are provided.

  9. A permalloy zigzag structure based magnetic bio-sensor

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    Ger, Tzong-Rong; Xu, You-Ren; Huang, Hao-Ting; Wei, Zung-Hang

    2012-04-01

    A magnetic fluid consisting of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles is embedded inside cells by intracellular uptake. A micro-fabricated magnetic zigzag-shaped surface structure is studied for use as a biosensor. We have developed a MOKE magnetometer based methodology to measure the different hysteresis loop signals between cells with and without being placed on zigzag sensors. Adding the magnetic cells on the structure decreases the coercivity from the magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) signal of zigzag magnetic thin films because of the magnetic properties of superparamagnetic nanoparticles. The magnetoresistance measurement observed is that the switching fields of the zigzag structure with magnetic cells are significantly increased compared to the case without cells in the hard axis of the external field applied.

  10. First principles-based moiré model for incommensurate graphene on BN

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    Spataru, Catalin; Thurmer, Konrad

    Various properties of supported graphene films depend strongly on the exact positions of carbon atoms with respect to the underlying substrate. While density functional theory (DFT) can predict atom position in many systems, it cannot be applied straightforwardly to systems that are incommensurate or have large unit cells, such as graphene on a BN surface. We address these limitations by developing a simple moiré model with parameters derived from DFT calculations for systems strained into commensurate structures with manageable unit cell sizes. Our moiré model, which takes into account the flexural rigidity of graphene and includes the influence of the substrate, is able to reproduce the DFT-relaxed carbon positions with an accuracy of <0.01 Å. We then apply this model to the unstrained C/BN system and predict how structure and energy vary with azimuthal orientation of the graphene sheet with respect to the BN substrate. Work supported by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at Sandia National Laboratories, a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Co., for the U.S. DOE under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  11. Band Gap Engineering of PbI2 by Incommensurate Van der Waals Epitaxy

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    Wang, Yiping; Shi, Jian

    Van der Waals epitaxial growth had been thought to have trivial contribution on inducing substantial epitaxial strain in thin films due to its weak nature of Van der Waals interfacial energy. Due to this, electrical and optical structure engineering via Van der Waals epitaxial strain has been rarely studied. However, by appropriate film-substrate selection, we show that significant band structure engineering could be achieved in a soft thin film material PbI2 via Van der Waals epitaxy. The thickness dependent photoluminescence of single crystal PbI2 flakes was studied and attributed to the substrate-film coupling effect via incommensurate Van der Waals epitaxy. It is proposed that the Van der Waals strain is resulted from the soft nature of PbI2 and large Van der Waals interaction due to the involvement of heavy elements. Such strain plays vital roles in modifying the band gap of PbI2. The deformation potential theory is used to quantitatively unveil the correlation between thickness, strain and band gap change. Our hypothesis is confirmed by the subsequent mechanical bending test and Raman characterization.

  12. Neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structures of CeMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} and CeMn{sub 2}Si{sub 2}

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    Fernandez-Baca, J.A.; Chakoumakos, B.C.; Hill, P.; Ali, N.

    1995-12-31

    The magnetic properties of the layered compounds of the form RMn{sub 2}X{sub 2} (R = Rare Earth, X = Si, Ge) have been thought to be sensitive to the intralayer Mn-Mn distance. Thus it has been reported that the Mn moments in CeMn{sub 2}Si{sub 2} are aligned antiferromagnetically (AF) below T{sub N} = 380K, while the Mn moments in CeMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} are ferromagnetic (FM) below T{sub C} = 316K. Recently, however, there has been some debate about the actual magnetic structures of this family of compounds, and for this reason the authors have performed high-resolution neutron powder diffraction measurements on these compounds for temperatures between 12K and 550K. The measurements indicate that at high temperatures both compounds are paramagnetic. Below T{sub N} = 380K CeMn{sub 2}Si{sub 2} becomes a collinear AF, with a structure similar to that reported by Siek et al. in which the magnetic propagation vector is {tau} = (0 0 1). CeMn{sub 2}Ge{sub 2} on the other hand, exhibits two different magnetic transitions. At T{sub N} {approx} 415K there is a transition to a collinear AF phase characterized by the commensurate propagation wavevector {tau} = (1 0 1). At T{sub C} = 318K there is a transition to a conical structure with a ferromagnetic component along the c-axis and a helical component in the ab plane. The helical component is characterized by the incommensurate propagation vector {tau} = (1 0 1-q{sub z}), where q{sub z} is temperature dependent. These findings are consistent with the recent results of Welter et al.

  13. A New Mechanism for Magnetic Hole Structures

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    Goodrich, K.; Ergun, R.

    2014-12-01

    Finite moments of decreased magnetic field strength, dubbed magnetic holes, are observed in-situ in the Earth's magnetosphere, particularly in the bursty bulk flow braking region. The generation mechanism of magnetic holes has been investigated and multiple theories have been proposed. There are two popular theories: magnetic holes are the product of the mirror instability (Southwood and Kivelson 1993) or the product of the shear instability in the tail of the magnetosphere (Balikhin et al 2012). These theories are contingent on instabilities on the MHD scale. This study investigates THEMIS electric field and electron temperature observations of small magnetic holes in the bursty bulk flow region. An analysis of these observations indicate that smaller magnetic holes ( < ion Larmor radius) require a physical mechanism on the kinetic scale. We propose that these particular holes are maintained by a current carried by electrons, which are in turn generated by a self -consistent potential drop within the magnetic hole.

  14. Nonlinear dynamics of breathers in the spiral structures of magnets

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    Kiselev, V. V.; Raskovalov, A. A.

    2016-06-01

    The structure and properties of pulsating solitons (breathers) in the spiral structures of magnets are analyzed within the sine-Gordon model. The breather core pulsations are shown to be accompanied by local shifts and oscillations of the spiral structure with the formation of "precursors" and "tails" in the moving soliton. The possibilities for the observation and excitation of breathers in the spiral structures of magnets and multiferroics are discussed.

  15. Magnetic field modulation of chirooptical effects in magnetoplasmonic structures.

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    Armelles, Gaspar; Caballero, Blanca; Prieto, Patricia; García, Fernando; Cebollada, Alfonso; González, Maria Ujué; García-Martin, Antonio

    2014-04-01

    In this work we analyse the magnetic field effects on the chirooptical properties of magnetoplasmonic chiral structures. The structures consist of two-dimensional arrays of Au gammadions in which thin layers of Co have been inserted. Due to the magnetic properties of the Au/Co interface the structures have perpendicular magnetic anisotropy which favours magnetic saturation along the surface normal, allowing magnetic field modulation of the chirooptical response with moderate magnetic fields. These structures have two main resonances. The resonance at 850 nm has a larger chirooptical response than the resonance at 650 nm, which, on the other hand, exhibits a larger magnetic field modulation of its chirooptical response. This dissimilar behaviour is due to the different physical origin of the chirooptical and magneto-optical responses. Whereas the chirooptical effects are due to the geometry of the structures, the magneto-optical response is related to the intensity of the electromagnetic field in the magnetic (Co) layers. We also show that the optical chirality can be modulated by the applied magnetic field, which suggests that magnetoplasmonic chiral structures could be used to develop new strategies for chirooptical sensing. PMID:24569696

  16. Magnetic Cycles and Buoyant Magnetic Structures in a Rapidly Rotating Sun

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    Nelson, Nicholas J.; Brown, B. P.; Brun, S.; Miesch, M. S.; Toomre, J.

    2011-01-01

    Observations of sun-like stars rotating faster than our current sun show that they exhibit solar-like magnetic cycles and features, such as star spots. Using global 3-D simulations to study the coupling of large-scale convection, rotation, and magnetism in a younger sun, we have probed the effects of more rapid rotation on stellar dynamos and the nature of magnetic cycles. Our anelastic spherical harmonics (ASH) code allows study of the convective envelope, occupying the outer 30% by radius of a sun-like star. Major MHD simulations carried out at three times the current solar rotation rate reveal magnetic dynamo action that can produce wreaths of strong toroidal magnetic field at low latitudes, often with opposite polarity in the two hemispheres. The presence of the wreaths is quite surprising, for they arise as quite persistent global structures amidst the vigorous and turbulent convection. We have recently explored behavior in systems with considerably lower diffusivities, achieved with a dynamic Smagorinsky treatment of unresolved turbulence. The lower levels of diffusion create magnetic wreaths that undergo prominent variations in field strength, even exhibiting global magnetic cycles that involve polarity reversals. Additionally, during the cycle maximum, when magnetic energies and mean magnetic fields peak, the wreaths possess buoyant magnetic structures that rise coherently through much of the convective envelope via a combination of advection by convective upflows and magnetic buoyancy. We explore aspects of these rising magnetic structures and the evolving global dynamo action which produces them.

  17. Chromium Substitution Effect on the Magnetic Structure of Iron Oxides

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    Osman Murat, Ozkendir

    2012-05-01

    The local magnetic and electronic structures of chromium substituted iron oxide polycrystalline samples are investigated via Fe L-edge x-ray absorption near-edge structural and magnetic circular dichroism measurements. A strong dependence of atomic magnetic levels on the applied external magnetic field is observed. The magnetic behavior of Cr-doped iron oxides are determined to be dominantly governed by the d—d hybridization between Fe and Cr valence levels. In addition, the formation of CrO2 and Cr2O3 chromium oxide clusters in the sample are observed to determine the magnetic ordering, i.e. anti-ferromagnetic or ferromagnetic with the changing external magnetic fields. The results highly agree with the previous studies.

  18. Magnetic Structure Determinations at NBS/NIST

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    Lynn, J. W.; Borchers, J. A.; Huang, Q.; Santoro, A.; Erwin, R. W.

    2001-01-01

    Magnetic neutron scattering plays a central role in determining and understanding the microscopic properties of a vast variety of magnetic systems, from the fundamental nature, symmetry, and dynamics of magnetically ordered materials to elucidating the magnetic characteristics essential in technological applications. From the early days of neutron scattering measurements at NBS/NIST, magnetic diffraction studies have been a central theme involving many universities, industrial and government labs from around the United States and worldwide. Such measurements have been used to determine the spatial arrangement and directions of the atomic magnetic moments, the atomic magnetization density of the individual atoms in the material, and the value of the ordered moments as a function of thermodynamic parameters such as temperature, pressure, and applied magnetic field. These types of measurements have been carried out on single crystals, powders, thin films, and artificially grown multilayers, and often the information collected can be obtained by no other experimental technique. This article presents, in an historical perspective, a few examples of work carried out at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and discusses the key role that the Center can expect to play in future magnetism research.

  19. Dislocations in stacking and commensurate-incommensurate phase transition in bilayer graphene and hexagonal boron nitride

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    Lebedeva, Irina V.; Lebedev, Alexander V.; Popov, Andrey M.; Knizhnik, Andrey A.

    2016-06-01

    Dislocations corresponding to a change of stacking in two-dimensional hexagonal bilayers, graphene and boron nitride, and associated with boundaries between commensurate domains are investigated using the two-chain Frenkel-Kontorova model on top of ab initio calculations. Structural transformations of bilayers in which the bottom layer is stretched and the upper one is left to relax freely are considered for gradually increased elongation of the bottom layer. Formation energies of dislocations, dislocation width, and orientation of the boundary between commensurate domains are analyzed depending on the magnitude and direction of elongation. The second-order phase transition from the commensurate phase to the incommensurate one with multiple dislocations is predicted to take place at some critical elongation. The order parameter for this transition corresponds to the density of dislocations, which grows continuously upon increasing the elongation of the bottom layer above the critical value. In graphene and metastable boron nitride with the layers aligned in the same direction, where elementary dislocations are partial, this transition, however, is preceded by formation of the first dislocation at the elongation smaller than the critical one. The phase diagrams including this intermediate state are plotted in coordinates of the magnitude and direction of elongation of the bottom layer.

  20. Incommensurability and Multi-paradigm Grounding in Design Science Research: Implications for Creating Knowledge

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    Hovorka, Dirk S.

    The problem identification-design-build-evaluate-theorize structure of design science research has been proposed as an approach to creating knowledge in information systems and in broader organizational and social domains. Although the approach has merit, the philosophical foundations of two specific components warrant attention. First, the grounding of design theory on potentially incommensurate kernel theories may produce incoherent design theory. In addition, design theory has no strong logical connection to kernel theories, and so cannot be used to test or validate the contributing kernel theories. Second, the philosophical grounding of evaluation may inadvertently shift from functionally based measures of utility and efficiency, to evaluation based on the pragmatic fulfillment of multidimensional human actions as people encounter information systems, resulting in evaluation errors. Although design and evaluation from a single paradigm is not desirable, sufficient, or representative of design science research, multi-paradigm grounding of design and evaluation must be realized and used consciously by the research community if the design science approach is to remain a legitimate approach to knowledge creation.

  1. Spinful fermionic ladders at incommensurate filling: Phase diagram, local perturbations, and ionic potentials

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    Carr, Sam T.; Narozhny, Boris N.; Nersesyan, Alexander A.

    2013-12-15

    We study the effect of external potential on transport properties of the fermionic two-leg ladder model. The response of the system to a local perturbation is strongly dependent on the ground state properties of the system and especially on the dominant correlations. We categorize all phases and transitions in the model (for incommensurate filling) and introduce “hopping-driven transitions” that the system undergoes as the inter-chain hopping is increased from zero. We also describe the response of the system to an ionic potential. The physics of this effect is similar to that of the single impurity, except that the ionic potential can affect the bulk properties of the system and in particular induce true long range order. -- Highlights: •We study low temperature electronic properties of a two leg ladder. •We find a wide variety of phase transitions as a function of model parameters. •We study the effect of impurities on these models. •Conductance may be very sensitive to the structure of these impurities.

  2. Helicity, anisotropies, and their competition in a multiferroic magnet: Insight from the phase diagram

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    Gvozdikova, M. V.; Ziman, T.; Zhitomirsky, M. E.

    2016-07-01

    Motivated by the complex phase diagram of MnWO4, we investigate the competition between anisotropy, magnetic field, and helicity for the anisotropic next-nearest-neighbor Heisenberg model. Apart from two competing exchanges, which favor a spiral magnetic structure, the model features the biaxial single-ion anisotropy. The model is treated in the real-space mean-field approximation and the phase diagram containing various incommensurate and commensurate states is obtained for different field orientations. We discuss the similarities and differences of the theoretical phase diagram and the experimental diagram of MnWO4.

  3. Plane and hemispherical potential structures in magnetically expanding plasmas

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    Takahashi, Kazunori; Igarashi, Yuichi; Fujiwara, Tamiya

    2010-07-26

    Two-dimensional potential structures are measured for different gas pressure in expanding argon plasma using permanent magnets, where the magnetic field is about 100 G in the source and several gauss in the diffusion chamber. The plane potential drop is observed near the source exit for 0.35 mTorr, while the potential structure becomes hemispherical when increasing up to 1 mTorr; the hemispherical structure results in the radial divergence of the ion beam. It is found that the trajectories of the accelerated ions and the electrons overcoming the potential drop are dominated by the potential structure and magnetic-field lines, respectively.

  4. Structural and magnetic etch damage in CoFeB

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    Krayer, L.; Lau, J. W.; Kirby, B. J.

    2014-05-07

    A detailed understanding of the interfacial properties of thin films used in magnetic media is critical for the aggressive component scaling required for continued improvement in storage density. In particular, it is important to understand how common etching and milling processes affect the interfacial magnetism. We have used polarized neutron reflectometry and transmission electron microscopy to characterize the structural and magnetic properties of an ion beam etched interface of a CoFeB film. We found that the etching process results in a sharp magnetic interface buried under a nanometer scale layer of non-magnetic, compositionally distinct material.

  5. Magnetic coupling at perovskite and rock-salt structured interfaces

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    Matvejeff, M.; Ahvenniemi, E.; Takahashi, R.; Lippmaa, M.

    2015-10-05

    We study magnetic coupling between hole-doped manganite layers separated by either a perovskite or a rock-salt barrier of variable thickness. Both the type and the quality of the interface have a strong impact on the minimum critical barrier thickness where the manganite layers become magnetically decoupled. A rock-salt barrier layer only 1 unit cell (0.5 nm) thick remains insulating and is able to magnetically de-couple the electrode layers. The technique can therefore be used for developing high-performance planar oxide electronic devices such as magnetic tunnel junctions and quantum well structures that depend on magnetically and electronically sharp heterointerfaces.

  6. Structural and magnetic properties of Mg substituted Co nanoferrites

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    Sharma, Jyoti; Sharma, Neha; Yadav, Premlata; Parashar, Jyoti; Jadoun, Priya; Saxena, V. K.; Bhatnagar, D.; Sharma, K. B.

    2016-05-01

    The structural and magnetic properties of magnesium substituted cobalt nano ferrites CoxMg1-xFe2O4 (x= 0.2, 0.4 and 1.0) have been investigated. The structural characterization has been done by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The magnetic studies indicate that the samples show ferromagnetic behaviour at room temperature as well as at low temperature. The magnetization decreases with Mg content in both the cases due to the less magnetic nature of Mg ions than that of the Co ions.

  7. Short Large-Amplitude Magnetic Structures (SLAMS) at Venus

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    Collinson, G. A.; Wilson, L. B.; Sibeck, D. G.; Shane, N.; Zhang, T. L.; Moore, T. E.; Coates, A. J.; Barabash, S.

    2012-01-01

    We present the first observation of magnetic fluctuations consistent with Short Large-Amplitude Magnetic Structures (SLAMS) in the foreshock of the planet Venus. Three monolithic magnetic field spikes were observed by the Venus Express on the 11th of April 2009. The structures were approx.1.5->11s in duration, had magnetic compression ratios between approx.3->6, and exhibited elliptical polarization. These characteristics are consistent with the SLAMS observed at Earth, Jupiter, and Comet Giacobini-Zinner, and thus we hypothesize that it is possible SLAMS may be found at any celestial body with a foreshock.

  8. Modulated anharmonic ADPs are intrinsic to aperiodic crystals: a case study on incommensurate Rb2ZnCl4

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    Li, Liang; Wölfel, Alexander; Schönleber, Andreas; Mondal, Swastik; Schreurs, Antoine M. M.; Kroon-Batenburg, Loes M. J.; van Smaalen, Sander

    2011-01-01

    A combination of structure refinements, analysis of the superspace MEM density and interpretation of difference-Fourier maps has been used to characterize the incommensurate modulation of rubidium tetrachlorozincate, Rb2ZnCl4, at a temperature of T = 196 K, close to the lock-in transition at T lock-in = 192 K. The modulation is found to consist of a combination of displacement modulation functions, modulated atomic displacement parameters (ADPs) and modulated third-order anharmonic ADPs. Up to fifth-order Fourier coefficients could be refined against diffraction data containing up to fifth-order satellite reflections. The center-of-charge of the atomic basins of the MEM density and the displacive modulation functions of the structure model provide equivalent descriptions of the displacive modulation. Modulations of the ADPs and anharmonic ADPs are visible in the MEM density, but extracting quantitative information about these modulations appears to be difficult. In the structure refinements the modulation parameters of the ADPs form a dependent set, and ad hoc restrictions had to be introduced in the refinements. It is suggested that modulated harmonic ADPs and modulated third-order anharmonic ADPs form an intrinsic part, however small, of incommensurately modulated structures in general. Refinements of alternate models with and without parameters for modulated ADPs lead to significant differences between the parameters of the displacement modulation in these two types of models, thus showing the modulation of ADPs to be important for a correct description of the displacive modulation. The resulting functions do not provide evidence for an interpretation of the modulation by a soliton model. PMID:21586828

  9. Magnetic domain structure and thermal stabilization of laser treatment zones in soft magnetic materials

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    Pudov, V. I.; Dragoshanskii, Yu. N.

    2016-02-01

    A combined effect of laser treatment and introduced fine-grained weakly magnetic impurity Mg-P-B defects on the magnetic structure and physical properties of anisotropic electrotechnical materials has been investigated. Specific features of changes in the type and behavior of the magnetic domain structure under different types of deformation (laser irradiation, scratching, and introduction of interstitial defects) have been revealed. The physical basis and optimum conditions of increase in thermal stability of local laser treatment zones in soft magnetic alloys have been determined. The obtained results open the prospects of decreasing magnetic losses in soft magnetic alloys and producing magnetic materials with a high level of physical and mechanical properties that are more resistant to operating conditions.

  10. Structural magnetic loss of vertical aligned carbon fibres

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    Hong, Wen; Xiao, Peng; Luo, Heng

    2013-06-01

    The electromagnetic spectroscopy of vertical aligned carbon fibres (VACF) reinforced epoxy resin has been performed in the frequency range from 8.2 to 12.4 GHz. The composite was prepared by conventional epoxy polymerization. The results indicate VACF could possess magnetic loss and the structural magnetic properties could be tailored by adjusting the forest structure. The corresponding mechanism of the structural magnetic properties is proposed by the Faradays' law of induction. The structural magnetism is further confirmed by measuring VACF reinforced Al2O3 composites in 1073 K environment. The measurement agrees well with the trend predicted by the parallel fibres model. These results represent a crucial step towards high temperature microwave absorber design and open a new avenue for realizing magnetic losses in the dielectric material.

  11. Magnetoelectric effect and phase transitions in CuO in external magnetic fields

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    Wang, Zhaosheng; Qureshi, Navid; Yasin, Shadi; Mukhin, Alexander; Ressouche, Eric; Zherlitsyn, Sergei; Skourski, Yurii; Geshev, Julian; Ivanov, Vsevolod; Gospodinov, Marin; Skumryev, Vassil

    2016-01-01

    Apart from being so far the only known binary multiferroic compound, CuO has a much higher transition temperature into the multiferroic state, 230 K, than any other known material in which the electric polarization is induced by spontaneous magnetic order, typically lower than 100 K. Although the magnetically induced ferroelectricity of CuO is firmly established, no magnetoelectric effect has been observed so far as direct crosstalk between bulk magnetization and electric polarization counterparts. Here we demonstrate that high magnetic fields of ≈50 T are able to suppress the helical modulation of the spins in the multiferroic phase and dramatically affect the electric polarization. Furthermore, just below the spontaneous transition from commensurate (paraelectric) to incommensurate (ferroelectric) structures at 213 K, even modest magnetic fields induce a transition into the incommensurate structure and then suppress it at higher field. Thus, remarkable hidden magnetoelectric features are uncovered, establishing CuO as prototype multiferroic with abundance of competitive magnetic interactions. PMID:26776921

  12. Magnetoelectric effect and phase transitions in CuO in external magnetic fields.

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    Wang, Zhaosheng; Qureshi, Navid; Yasin, Shadi; Mukhin, Alexander; Ressouche, Eric; Zherlitsyn, Sergei; Skourski, Yurii; Geshev, Julian; Ivanov, Vsevolod; Gospodinov, Marin; Skumryev, Vassil

    2016-01-01

    Apart from being so far the only known binary multiferroic compound, CuO has a much higher transition temperature into the multiferroic state, 230 K, than any other known material in which the electric polarization is induced by spontaneous magnetic order, typically lower than 100 K. Although the magnetically induced ferroelectricity of CuO is firmly established, no magnetoelectric effect has been observed so far as direct crosstalk between bulk magnetization and electric polarization counterparts. Here we demonstrate that high magnetic fields of ≈ 50 T are able to suppress the helical modulation of the spins in the multiferroic phase and dramatically affect the electric polarization. Furthermore, just below the spontaneous transition from commensurate (paraelectric) to incommensurate (ferroelectric) structures at 213 K, even modest magnetic fields induce a transition into the incommensurate structure and then suppress it at higher field. Thus, remarkable hidden magnetoelectric features are uncovered, establishing CuO as prototype multiferroic with abundance of competitive magnetic interactions. PMID:26776921

  13. Magnetic Structure of NiCr2O4 Studied by Neutron Scattering and Magnetization Measurements

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    Tomiyasu, Keisuke; Kagomiya, Isao

    2004-09-01

    The magnetic ordering of the normal spinel ferrimagnet NiCr2O4 below TC = 74 K was reinvestigated by neutron scattering and magnetization measurements on a powder specimen. We found another magnetic transition at TS = 31 K besides TC in both experiments. The ordering of a ferrimagnetic (longitudinal) component and that of an antiferromagnetic (transverse) component occur at TC and TS, separately. A new magnetic structure model of NiCr2O4 below TS with a spontaneous magnetization of about 0.3 μB/formula is proposed based on experimental neutron scattering intensity.

  14. A Magnetic Field Sensor Based on a Magnetic Fluid-Filled FP-FBG Structure.

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    Xia, Ji; Wang, Fuyin; Luo, Hong; Wang, Qi; Xiong, Shuidong

    2016-01-01

    Based on the characteristic magnetic-controlled refractive index property, in this paper, a magnetic fluid is used as a sensitive medium to detect the magnetic field in the fiber optic Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity. The temperature compensation in fiber Fabry-Perot magnetic sensor is demonstrated and achieved. The refractive index of the magnetic fluid varies with the applied magnetic field and external temperature, and a cross-sensitivity effect of the temperature and magnetic field occurs in the Fabry-Perot magnetic sensor and the accuracy of magnetic field measurements is affected by the thermal effect. In order to overcome this problem, we propose a modified sensor structure. With a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) written in the insert fiber end of the Fabry-Perot cavity, the FBG acts as a temperature compensation unit for the magnetic field measurement and it provides an effective solution to the cross-sensitivity effect. The experimental results show that the sensitivity of magnetic field detection improves from 0.23 nm/mT to 0.53 nm/mT, and the magnetic field measurement resolution finally reaches 37.7 T. The temperature-compensated FP-FBG magnetic sensor has obvious advantages of small volume and high sensitivity, and it has a good prospect in applications in the power industry and national defense technology areas. PMID:27136564

  15. A Magnetic Field Sensor Based on a Magnetic Fluid-Filled FP-FBG Structure

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    Xia, Ji; Wang, Fuyin; Luo, Hong; Wang, Qi; Xiong, Shuidong

    2016-01-01

    Based on the characteristic magnetic-controlled refractive index property, in this paper, a magnetic fluid is used as a sensitive medium to detect the magnetic field in the fiber optic Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity. The temperature compensation in fiber Fabry-Perot magnetic sensor is demonstrated and achieved. The refractive index of the magnetic fluid varies with the applied magnetic field and external temperature, and a cross-sensitivity effect of the temperature and magnetic field occurs in the Fabry-Perot magnetic sensor and the accuracy of magnetic field measurements is affected by the thermal effect. In order to overcome this problem, we propose a modified sensor structure. With a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) written in the insert fiber end of the Fabry-Perot cavity, the FBG acts as a temperature compensation unit for the magnetic field measurement and it provides an effective solution to the cross-sensitivity effect. The experimental results show that the sensitivity of magnetic field detection improves from 0.23 nm/mT to 0.53 nm/mT, and the magnetic field measurement resolution finally reaches 37.7 T. The temperature-compensated FP-FBG magnetic sensor has obvious advantages of small volume and high sensitivity, and it has a good prospect in applications in the power industry and national defense technology areas. PMID:27136564

  16. Static and dynamic properties of incommensurate smectic-A(IC) liquid crystals

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    Lubensky, T. C.; Ramaswamy, Sriram; Toner, John

    1988-01-01

    The elasticity, topological defects, and hydrodynamics of the incommensurate smectic A(IC) phase liquid crystals are studied. The phase is characterized by two colinear mass density waves of incommensurate spatial frequency. The elastic free energy is formulated in terms of a displacement field and a phason field. It is found that the topological defects of the system are dislocations with a nonzero phason field and phason field components. A two-dimensional Burgers lattice for these dislocations is introduced. It is shown that the hydrodynamic modes of the phase include first- and second-sound modes whose direction-dependent velocities are identical to those in ordinary smectics.

  17. Commensurate-incommensurate transition of monolayer krypton on graphite by helium-atom scattering

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    Chung, S.; Kara, A.; Larese, J. Z.; Leung, W. Y.; Frankl, And D.

    1987-04-01

    The commensurate-incommensurate transition of monolayer krypton films on a graphite single-crystal substrate is observed by helium-atom diffraction for transition temperatures in the range 50-60 K. The change in lattice spacing appears continuous, with an upper limit of 0.3% on a possible jump, with no detectable hysteresis. The slightly incommensurate phase is disordered but apparently well correlated. The spatial correlation length changes in a possibly discontinuous manner. A decrease of specular and diffracted intensities while the film is still commensurate is observed. This may be due to incoherent elastic scattering from isolated defects, or possibly to increased inelastic scattering.

  18. Fractal structure of the interplanetary magnetic field

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    Burlaga, L. F.; Klein, L. W.

    1985-01-01

    Under some conditions, time series of the interplanetary magnetic field strength and components have the properties of fractal curves. Magnetic field measurements made near 8.5 AU by Voyager 2 from June 5 to August 24, 1981 were self-similar over time scales from approximately 20 sec to approximately 3 x 100,000 sec, and the fractal dimension of the time series of the strength and components of the magnetic field was D = 5/3, corresponding to a power spectrum P(f) approximately f sup -5/3. Since the Kolmogorov spectrum for homogeneous, isotropic, stationary turbulence is also f sup -5/3, the Voyager 2 measurements are consistent with the observation of an inertial range of turbulence extending over approximately four decades in frequency. Interaction regions probably contributed most of the power in this interval. As an example, one interaction region is discussed in which the magnetic field had a fractal dimension D = 5/3.

  19. Unusual Structure and Magnetism in MnO Nanoclusters

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    Ganguly, Shreemoyee; Kabir, Mukul; Sanyal, Biplab; Mookerjee, Abhijit

    2011-03-01

    We report an unusual structural and magnetic evolution in stoichiometric MnO nanoclusters by an extensive and unbiased search through the potential energy surface within density functional theory. The (MnO)n nanoclusters adopt two-dimensional structures in size ranges in which Mnn nanoclusters are three-dimensional and regardless of the size of the nanocluster, the magnetic coupling is found to be antiferromagnetic, and is strikingly different from Mn-based molecular magnets. Both of these features are explained through the inherent electronic structures of the nanoclusters. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Swedish Research Links program funded by VR/SIDA and Carl Tryggers Foundation, Sweden.

  20. Influence of magnetic fields on structural martensitic transitions

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    Lashley, J C; Cooley, J C; Smith, J L; Fisher, R A; Modic, K A; Yang, X- D; Riseborough, P S; Opeil, C P; Finlayson, T R; Goddard, P A; Silhanek, A V

    2009-01-01

    We show evidence that a structural martensitic transition is related to significant changes in the electronic structure, as revealed in thermodynamic measurements made in high-magnetic fields. The magnetic field dependence is considered unusual as many influential investigations of martensitic transitions have emphasized that the structural transitions are primarily lattice dynamical and are driven by the entropy due to the phonons. We provide a theoretical framework which can be used to describe the effect of magnetic field on the lattice dynamics in which the field dependence originates from the dielectric constant.

  1. Structuralization of Magnetic Nanoparticles Induced by Laser Heating in Magnetic Fluids

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    Kopčanský, P.; Timko, M.; Tomčo, L.; Koneracká, M.; Štelina, J.; Musil, C.

    2010-01-01

    The structuralization of magnetic particles in magnetic fluids due to the thermodiffusion induced by laser light illumination was experimentally observed in two types of magnetic fluids: one based on a mineral oil with magnetite particles covered by a monolayer of oleic acid as a surfactant and the other a kerosene-based magnetic fluid sterically stabilized by a double layer consisting of oleic acid and dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid (DBS). Forced Rayleigh scattering (FRS) showed different behaviors of magnetic particle structuralization in the observed magnetic fluids. While for the case of mineral oil-based magnetic fluids, there was observed a positive thermodiffusion ( S > 0), an indication of negative thermodiffusion ( S < 0) was observed in magnetic fluids based on kerosene. This was also confirmed by the time-dependent decay of a grating of magnetic particles. Numerical simulation of aggregation for the case of negative thermodiffusion was confirmed by the observed aggregation after laser illumination in kerosene-based magnetic fluids and enabled an estimated value of the negative Soret constant in the magnetic fluid studied ( S ≈ -10-2 K -1).

  2. Defective graphene and nanoribbons: electronic, magnetic and structural properties

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    Guerra, Thiago; Azevedo, Sérgio; Machado, Marcelo

    2016-03-01

    We make use of first-principles calculations, based on the density functional theory (DFT), to investigate the alterations at the structural, energetic, electronic and magnetic properties of graphene and zigzag graphene nanoribbons (ZGNRs) due to the inclusion of different types of line and punctual defects. For the graphene it is found that the inclusion of defects breaks the translational symmetry of the crystal with drastic changes at its electronic structure, going from semimetallic to semiconductor and metallic. Regarding the magnetic properties, no magnetization is observed for the defective graphene. We also show that the inclusion of defects at ZGNRs is a good way to create and control pronounced peaks at the Fermi level. Furthermore, defective ZGNRs structures show magnetic moment by supercell up to 2.0 μ B . For the non defective ZGNRs is observed a switch of the magnetic coupling between opposite ribbon edges from the antiferromagnetic to the ferrimagnetic and ferromagnetic configurations.

  3. Local magnetic structure determination using polarized neutron holography

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    Szakál, Alex Markó, Márton Cser, László

    2015-05-07

    A unique and important property of the neutron is that it possesses magnetic moment. This property is widely used for determination of magnetic structure of crystalline samples observing the magnetic components of the diffraction peaks. Investigations of diffraction patterns give information only about the averaged structure of a crystal but for discovering of local spin arrangement around a specific (e.g., impurity) nucleus remains still a challenging problem. Neutron holography is a useful tool to investigate the local structure around a specific nucleus embedded in a crystal lattice. The method has been successfully applied experimentally in several cases using non-magnetic short range interaction of the neutron and the nucleus. A mathematical model of the hologram using interaction between magnetic moment of the atom and the neutron spin for polarized neutron holography is provided. Validity of a polarized neutron holographic experiment is demonstrated by applying the proposed method on model systems.

  4. Vertical Structure of Magnetized Accretion Disks around Young Stars

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    Lizano, S.; Tapia, C.; Boehler, Y.; D'Alessio, P.

    2016-01-01

    We model the vertical structure of the magnetized accretion disks that are subject to viscous and resistive heating and irradiation by the central star. We apply our formalism to the radial structure of the magnetized accretion disks that are threaded by the poloidal magnetic field dragged during the process of star formation, which was developed by Shu and coworkers. We consider disks around low-mass protostars, T Tauri, and FU Orionis stars, as well as two levels of disk magnetization: {λ }{sys}=4 (strongly magnetized disks) and {λ }{sys}=12 (weakly magnetized disks). The rotation rates of strongly magnetized disks have large deviations from Keplerian rotation. In these models, resistive heating dominates the thermal structure for the FU Ori disk, and the T Tauri disk is very thin and cold because it is strongly compressed by magnetic pressure; it may be too thin compared with observations. Instead, in the weakly magnetized disks, rotation velocities are close to Keplerian, and resistive heating is always less than 7% of the viscous heating. In these models, the T Tauri disk has a larger aspect ratio, which is consistent with that inferred from observations. All the disks have spatially extended hot atmospheres where the irradiation flux is absorbed, although most of the mass (˜90%-95%) is in the disk midplane. With the advent of ALMA one expects direct measurements of magnetic fields and their morphology at disk scales. It will then be possible to determine the mass-to-flux ratio of magnetized accretion disks around young stars, an essential parameter for their structure and evolution. Our models contribute to the understanding of the vertical structure and emission of these disks.

  5. Vertical Structure of Magnetized Accretion Disks Around Young Stars

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    Tapia, Carlos; Lizano, Susana

    2016-01-01

    We model the vertical structure of magnetized accretion disks subject to viscous and resistive heating, and irradiation by the central star. We apply our formalism to the radial structure of magnetized accretion disks threaded by a poloidal magnetic field dragged during the process of star formation developed by Shu and coworkers. We consider disks around low mass protostars, T Tauri, and FU Orionis stars. We consider two levels of disk magnetization, λsys = 4 (strongly magnetized disks), and λsys = 12 (weakly magnetized disks). The rotation rates of strongly magnetized disks have large deviations from Keplerian rotation. In these models, resistive heating dominates the thermal structure for the FU Ori disk. The T Tauri disk is very thin and cold because it is strongly compressed by magnetic pressure; it may be too thin compared with observations. Instead, in the weakly magnetized disks, rotation velocities are close to Keplerian, and resistive heating is always less than 7% of the viscous heating. In these models, the T Tauri disk has a larger aspect ratio, consistent with that inferred from observations. All the disks have spatially extended hot atmospheres where the irradiation flux is absorbed, although most of the mass (~ 90 - 95 %) is in the disk midplane.

  6. Spontaneous phase transitions in magnetic films with a modulated structure

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    Arzamastseva, G. V.; Evtikhov, M. G.; Lisovskii, F. V. Mansvetova, E. G.

    2011-09-15

    The influence of monoperiodic and biperiodic bias fields on the nucleation of domain structures in quasi-uniaxial magnetic films near the Curie point has been studied experimentally. The main types of observed nonuniform magnetic moment distributions have been established and chains of a devil's staircase phase transitions are shown to be realized when the films are slowly cooled.

  7. Time evolution of a single, quiet-Sun magnetic structure

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    Requerey, Iker S.; Bonet, José Antonio; Solanki, Sami K.; Bellot Rubio, L. R.; Del Toro Iniesta, Jose Carlos

    Isolated flux tubes are considered to be fundamental magnetic building blocks of the solar photosphere. Their formation is usually attributed to the concentration of magnetic field to kG strengths by the convective instability mechanism. However, the small size of the magnetic elements in quiet-Sun areas has prevented this scenario from being studied in fully resolved structures. Here we report on the formation and subsequent evolution of a photospheric magnetic flux tube, observed in the quiet Sun with unprecedented spatial resolution (0. ('') 15 - 0. ('') 18) and high temporal cadence (33 s). The observations were acquired by the Imaging Magnetograph Experiment (IMaX) aboard the textsc{Sunrise} balloon-borne solar observatory. The equipartition field strength magnetic element is reached from the merging of several magnetic flux patches in a mesogranule-sized sink. The magnetic structure is then further intensified to kG field strengths by convective collapse and granular compression. The fine structure found within the flux concentration reveal that the scenario is more complex than a canonical flux tube model. After a subsequent weakening process, the field is further intensified to kG strengths. Seen as a whole, the evolution of the magnetic structure is compatible with oscillations in all basic physical quantities. A discussion on whether this evolution fits to the current theoretical descriptions is also presented.

  8. Magnetic structure and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline and amorphous Fe-Zr-N films

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    Sheftel, Elena N.; Harin, Eugene V.; Tedzhetov, Valentin A.; Kiryukhantsev-Korneev, Philipp V.; Levashov, Evgeny A.; Perov, Nikolai S.; Titova, Alexandra O.

    2016-08-01

    Data on the magnetic structure and magnetic properties of Fe-Zr-N films, which were prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering of a heated target and deposited on glass substrates, are reported. Depending on the Zr content (from 3 to 35 at%), the film compositions are characterized by Zr-to-N (at%) ratio from 0.3 to 36.5. The magnetic properties (saturation magnetization Ms, coercive field Hc) and magnetic structure (effective local magnetic anisotropy field D1/2Ha, grain size 2Rc, effective anisotropy field of stochastic domain D1/2, relative stochastic domain size RL/Rc) of the films are discussed in interrelation with their phase and structural states. The coercive field of the studied ferromagnetic nanocrystalline films was shown to obey the relationship Hc~(2Rc)6 and depends on not only the grain size but also the local magnetic anisotropy field D1/2Ha. As the grain size of ferromagnetic phase decreases, the contribution of the magnetoelastic component to the coercive field decreases. It was shown, by examples of weak ferromagnetic and superparamagnetic films with amorphous and mixed (amorphous+nanocrystalline) structures containing a nonferromagnetic phase, that the magnetic properties reflect the real structural and phase state of the films, which cannot be revealed by the X-ray diffraction analysis.

  9. Three-Dimensional EMHD Simulation Studies of Nonlinear Magnetic Structures in Magnetized Plasmas

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    Eliasson, B.; Shukla, P. K.

    2008-10-15

    We present a numerical study of strongly nonlinear magnetic vortex-like structures, denoted whistler spheromaks, which have recently been observed in laboratory experiments. The whistler spheromaks are excited with a ring antenna immersed in the magnetized plasma, and are propagating away from the antenna with a constant speed along the ambient magnetic field lines. The wave magnetic field of the spheromaks are of the same order or larger than the ambient magnetic field, and consists of two parts, the poloidal field which is strong enough to reverse the magnetic field in the center of the spheromak, and the toroidal field. We demonstrate numerically that the latter is crucial for the propagation speed and direction of the spheromak, and that the whistler spheromaks are long-lived structures.

  10. MAGNETIC FIELD STRUCTURES TRIGGERING SOLAR FLARES AND CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS

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    Kusano, K.; Bamba, Y.; Yamamoto, T. T.; Iida, Y.; Toriumi, S.; Asai, A.

    2012-11-20

    Solar flares and coronal mass ejections, the most catastrophic eruptions in our solar system, have been known to affect terrestrial environments and infrastructure. However, because their triggering mechanism is still not sufficiently understood, our capacity to predict the occurrence of solar eruptions and to forecast space weather is substantially hindered. Even though various models have been proposed to determine the onset of solar eruptions, the types of magnetic structures capable of triggering these eruptions are still unclear. In this study, we solved this problem by systematically surveying the nonlinear dynamics caused by a wide variety of magnetic structures in terms of three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations. As a result, we determined that two different types of small magnetic structures favor the onset of solar eruptions. These structures, which should appear near the magnetic polarity inversion line (PIL), include magnetic fluxes reversed to the potential component or the nonpotential component of major field on the PIL. In addition, we analyzed two large flares, the X-class flare on 2006 December 13 and the M-class flare on 2011 February 13, using imaging data provided by the Hinode satellite, and we demonstrated that they conform to the simulation predictions. These results suggest that forecasting of solar eruptions is possible with sophisticated observation of a solar magnetic field, although the lead time must be limited by the timescale of changes in the small magnetic structures.

  11. On Possible Existence of Elongated Magnetical Structure in Circumsolar Space

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    Volodichev, N. N.; Grigorjeva, V. P.; Prokudina, V. D.

    1988-02-01

    The proton events, observed from "Prognoz-8" and connected with the flares of April 28 and 30, 1981 were analyzed. The temporal profiles of proton flux were characterized by discrete structure, and from bursts' duration the total sizes of the magnetic structure (L = 3.5×106km) and characteristic sizes of the fine structure (L = 25 - 30×103km) were evaluated.

  12. The magnetic and thermodynamical structure of a coronal hole

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    Osherovich, V. A.; Gliner, E. B.; Tzur, I.; Kuhn, M. L.

    1985-01-01

    A nonpolytropic model of a polar coronal hole of 2-5 solar radii constructed. The main assumptions are: (1) the magnetic structure of the sun can be described by a combination of dipole-like and radial fields; (2) in the magnetically dominated region rho(nu sq/2) much less than B sq/8 pi the influence of the outflow on the magnetic structure is negligible. The magnetic and thermodynamic structures are obtained by solving the force balance equation for plasma with the observationally derived electron density. Profiles of velocities in the acceleration regime are presented and the influence of the outflow on the thermodynamic structure of the solar corona above the polar region is discussed.

  13. Magnetic structures of nanometer scale Dy, Cr and Ni

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    Fitzsimmons, M.R.; Robinson, R.A.; Lawson, A.C.; Kwei, G.H.; Sickafus, K.E.; Eastman, J.A.; Burkel, E.

    1992-10-01

    Materials composed of nanometer-sized structures are becoming technologically relevant as the sizes of electronic devices approach the nanometer scale. Questions as to the performance and durability of these devices can be partially addressed through the characterization and understanding of the magnetic structures and properties of nanometer-sized materials. The purpose of the present work is to understand the relationship between the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials and their magnetic structures and properties. This paper summarizes three separate experiments: (1) an X-ray diffraction and anomalous absorption (XANES) study of nanocrystalline Dy, (2) neutron diffraction measurements of the magnetic structure of nanocrystalline Cr, and (3) the measurement of the magnetization density of a single twist grain boundary in Ni.

  14. Electronic band structure of magnetic bilayer graphene superlattices

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    Pham, C. Huy; Nguyen, T. Thuong

    2014-09-28

    Electronic band structure of the bilayer graphene superlattices with δ-function magnetic barriers and zero average magnetic flux is studied within the four-band continuum model, using the transfer matrix method. The periodic magnetic potential effects on the zero-energy touching point between the lowest conduction and the highest valence minibands of pristine bilayer graphene are exactly analyzed. Magnetic potential is shown also to generate the finite-energy touching points between higher minibands at the edges of Brillouin zone. The positions of these points and the related dispersions are determined in the case of symmetric potentials.

  15. Freestanding single-crystalline magnetic structures fabricated by ion bombardment

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    Schoenherr, P.; Bischof, A.; Boehm, B.; Eib, P.; Grimm, S.; Alvarado, S. F.; Gross, L.; Allenspach, R.

    2015-01-01

    Starting from an ultrathin Fe film grown epitaxially on top of a GaAs(001) substrate, we show that freestanding structures can be created by ion-beam treatment. These structures are single-crystalline blisters and only a few nanometers thick. Anisotropic stress in the rim of a blister induces magnetic domain states magnetized in the direction normal to the blister edge. Experimental evidence is provided that the lateral size can be confined by starting from a nanostructured template.

  16. Freestanding single-crystalline magnetic structures fabricated by ion bombardment

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    Schoenherr, P.; Bischof, A.; Boehm, B.; Eib, P.; Grimm, S.; Gross, L.; Allenspach, R.; Alvarado, S. F.

    2015-01-19

    Starting from an ultrathin Fe film grown epitaxially on top of a GaAs(001) substrate, we show that freestanding structures can be created by ion-beam treatment. These structures are single-crystalline blisters and only a few nanometers thick. Anisotropic stress in the rim of a blister induces magnetic domain states magnetized in the direction normal to the blister edge. Experimental evidence is provided that the lateral size can be confined by starting from a nanostructured template.

  17. Manipulation by exchange coupling in layered magnetic structures

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    Moskalenko, M. A.; Uzdin, V. M.; Zabel, H.

    2014-02-07

    Exchange coupling in magnetic heterostructures can be modified via introduction of additional magnetic spacer layers at the interfaces. The magnetic characteristics and the spacer layer thickness determine the functional properties of the whole system. We show that the hysteresis loop area of trilayer spring magnets with two different soft magnetic layers (s1, s2) and one hard magnetic layer (h) with the sequence s1/s2/h can be increased as compared to both bilayer structures s1/h and s2/h with the same total thickness of the soft layers and for definite thickness ratios of the soft layers and their sequences. For ferrimagnetic spin valves, the perpendicular exchange bias effect can be tuned via the thickness of non-magnetic spacer layers at the interface, which determine the exchange coupling between ferrimagnets. A simple quasi one-dimensional phenomenological model is able to describe the magnetic hysteresis of even complex layered structures and to predict optimal geometrical and magnetic parameters of such heterostructures.

  18. The magnetic field structure in the active solar corona.

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    Schatten, K. H.

    1971-01-01

    The structure of the magnetic field of the active solar corona is discussed with reference to optical and radio observations of the solar atmosphere. Eclipse observations provide evidence of fine scale structures in the solar atmosphere that appear to relate to the coronal magnetic field. The coronal magnetic field used for comparison is calculated from potential theory; the influence of solar activity upon the potential theory field is discussed with reference to observations of the Faraday rotation of a microwave signal from Pioneer 6 as it was occulted by the solar atmosphere. Evidence has been found suggesting the existence of expanding magnetic bottles located at 10 solar radii above flaring active regions. The dynamics of these events is discussed. It is further suggested that these magnetic bottles are an important component in the solar corona.

  19. Imaging magnetic structures with a transmission X-ray microscope

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    Fischer, P.; Eimüller, T.; Schütz, G.; Guttmann, P.; Schmahl, G.; Bayreuther, G.

    2000-05-01

    The X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (X-MCD), i.e., the dependence of the absorption of circularly polarized X-rays on the magnetization of the absorber exhibits at L-edges of transition metals values up to 25%. This can serve as a huge magnetic contrast mechanism in combination with a transmission X-ray microscope (TXM) to image magnetic domains providing a lateral resolution down to about 30 nm. The inherent element-specificity, the possibility to record images in varying external fields within a complete hysteresis loop, the relation of the contrast to local magnetic spin and orbital moments, etc. demonstrate the unique applicability to study the magnetic domain structure in current technical relevant systems like magneto-optics for high density storage media, multilayers for GMR applications or nanostructures for MRAM technology.

  20. Two-dimensional chiral asymmetry in unidirectional magnetic anisotropy structures

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    Perna, P.; Ajejas, F.; Maccariello, D.; Cuñado, J. L.; Guerrero, R.; Niño, M. A.; Muñoz, M.; Prieto, J. L.; Miranda, R.; Camarero, J.

    2016-05-01

    We investigate the symmetry-breaking effects of magnetic nanostructures that present unidirectional (one-fold) magnetic anisotropy. Angular and field dependent transport and magnetic properties have been studied in two different exchange-biased systems, i.e. ferromagnetic (FM)/ antiferromagnetic (AFM) bilayer and spin-valve structures. We experimentally show the direct relationships between the magnetoresistance (MR) response and the magnetization reversal pathways for any field value and direction. We demonstrate that even though the MR signals are related to different transport phenomena, namely anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR), chiral asymmetries are found around the magnetization hard-axis direction, in both cases originated from the one-fold symmetry of the interfacial exchange coupling. Our results indicate that the chiral asymmetry of transport and magnetic behaviors are intrinsic of systems with an unidirectional contribution.

  1. Phase transitions and magnetic structures in MnW1‑x Mo x O4 compounds (x  ⩽  0.2)

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    Hardy, Vincent; Payen, Christophe; Damay, Françoise; Meddar, Lynda; Josse, Michaël; Andre, Gilles

    2016-08-01

    Temperature-dependent specific heat, magnetization and neutron diffraction data have been collected in zero magnetic field for polycrystalline samples of MnW1‑x Mo x O4 (x  ⩽  0.2) solid solution whose end-member MnWO4 exhibits a magnetoelectric multiferroic phase (AF2 phase) between T 1  ≈  8 K and T 2  =  12.5 K. In MnW1‑x Mo x O4, diamagnetic W6+ are replaced with diamagnetic Mo6+ cations and magnetic couplings among Mn2+ (3d 5, S  =  5/2) ions are modified due the doping-induced tuning of the orbital hybridization between Mn 3d and O 2p states. It was observed that magnetic phase transition temperatures which are associated with the second-order AF3-to-paramagnetic (T N) and AF2-to-AF3 (T 2) transitions in pure MnWO4 slightly increase with the Mo content x. Magnetic specific heat data also indicate that the first-order AF1-to-AF2 phase transition at T 1 survives a weak doping x  ⩽  0.05. This latter phase transition becomes invisible above the base temperature 2 K for higher level of doping x  ⩾  0.10. Neutron powder diffraction datasets collected above 1.5 K for a sample of MnW0.8Mo0.2O4 were analyzed using the Rietveld method. The magnetic structure below  ≈  14 K is a helical incommensurate spin order with a temperature-independent propagation vector k  =  (‑0.217(6), 0.5, 0.466(4)). This cycloidal magnetic structure is similar to the polar AF2 structure observed in MnWO4. The AF1 up-up-down-down collinear spin arrangement observed in MnWO4 is absent in our MnW0.8Mo0.2O4 sample.

  2. Phase transitions and magnetic structures in MnW1-x Mo x O4 compounds (x  ⩽  0.2).

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    Hardy, Vincent; Payen, Christophe; Damay, Françoise; Meddar, Lynda; Josse, Michaël; Andre, Gilles

    2016-08-24

    Temperature-dependent specific heat, magnetization and neutron diffraction data have been collected in zero magnetic field for polycrystalline samples of MnW1-x Mo x O4 (x  ⩽  0.2) solid solution whose end-member MnWO4 exhibits a magnetoelectric multiferroic phase (AF2 phase) between T 1  ≈  8 K and T 2  =  12.5 K. In MnW1-x Mo x O4, diamagnetic W(6+) are replaced with diamagnetic Mo(6+) cations and magnetic couplings among Mn(2+) (3d (5), S  =  5/2) ions are modified due the doping-induced tuning of the orbital hybridization between Mn 3d and O 2p states. It was observed that magnetic phase transition temperatures which are associated with the second-order AF3-to-paramagnetic (T N) and AF2-to-AF3 (T 2) transitions in pure MnWO4 slightly increase with the Mo content x. Magnetic specific heat data also indicate that the first-order AF1-to-AF2 phase transition at T 1 survives a weak doping x  ⩽  0.05. This latter phase transition becomes invisible above the base temperature 2 K for higher level of doping x  ⩾  0.10. Neutron powder diffraction datasets collected above 1.5 K for a sample of MnW0.8Mo0.2O4 were analyzed using the Rietveld method. The magnetic structure below  ≈  14 K is a helical incommensurate spin order with a temperature-independent propagation vector k  =  (-0.217(6), 0.5, 0.466(4)). This cycloidal magnetic structure is similar to the polar AF2 structure observed in MnWO4. The AF1 up-up-down-down collinear spin arrangement observed in MnWO4 is absent in our MnW0.8Mo0.2O4 sample. PMID:27351522

  3. Model for dynamic self-assembled magnetic surface structures.

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    Belkin, M.; Glatz, A.; Snezhko, A.; Aranson, I. S.; Materials Science Division; Northwestern Univ.

    2010-07-07

    We propose a first-principles model for the dynamic self-assembly of magnetic structures at a water-air interface reported in earlier experiments. The model is based on the Navier-Stokes equation for liquids in shallow water approximation coupled to Newton equations for interacting magnetic particles suspended at a water-air interface. The model reproduces most of the observed phenomenology, including spontaneous formation of magnetic snakelike structures, generation of large-scale vortex flows, complex ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic ordering of the snake, and self-propulsion of bead-snake hybrids.

  4. Synthesis, Structural, Electrical and Magnetic Studies of Ni- Ferrite Nanoparticles

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    Godbole, Bhavana; Badera, Nitu; Shrivastava, S. B.; Jain, Deepti; Chandra, L. S. Sharath; Ganesan, V.

    Mono-dispersed NiFe2O4 nanoparticles have been synthesized using a stable ferric salt of FeCl3 with co-precipitation technique, for study of their structural, morphological and magnetic properties. The XRD pattern conforms the formation of FCC structure with the lattice constant 8.31Ao. The crystallite size was found to increase with the bath temperature ranging from 33 nm to 55 nm. The AFM results revealed that uniform disc shaped particles were obtained. The resistivity measurements show a metal like to semiconductor transition, which depends on the size of the grains. The magnetic study reveals that saturation magnetization increases with the grain thickness.

  5. Observation of nonequilibrium behavior near the Lifshitz point in ferroelectrics with incommensurate phase

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    Rushchanskii, K. Z.; Molnar, A.; Bilanych, R.; Yevych, R.; Kohutych, A.; Vysochanskii, Yu. M.; Samulionis, V.; Banys, J.

    2016-01-01

    We have investigated nonequilibrium properties of proper uniaxial Sn2P2(SexS1-x) 6 ferroelectrics with the type II incommensurate phase above Lifshitz point xLP˜0.28 . We performed measurements of dielectric susceptibility in cooling and heating regimes with the rate ranging 0.002-0.1 K/min, as well as high-resolution ultrasound investigation and hypersound Brillouin scattering experiments. For samples with x ≥0.28 clear anomalies are observed at incommensurate second-order transition (Ti) and at first-order lock-in transition (Tc) in the regime of very slow cooling rate, whereas the intermediate incommensurate phase is not observed when the rate is faster than 0.1 K/min. In general, increasing the cooling rate leads to smearing of the anomaly at Tc. We relate this effect to cooling rate dependence of domain-wall concentration and their size: domain width decreases when cooling rate increases. At certain conditions, the size of domain is comparable to the incommensurate phase modulation period, which is in the micrometer range in the vicinity of Lifshitz point and leads to pinning of the modulation period by domain walls.

  6. Muslim Education and Its (In)commensurability with Multiculturalism: Some Thoughts on the Imaginative Madrassah

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    Waghid, Yusef; Davids, Nuraan

    2014-01-01

    Muslim education is not incommensurate with multiculturalism and, hence, does not pose a threat to multiculturalism at all. If Muslim education were to be perceived as a risk to multiculturalism then either such a form of education is not conceived appropriately or the claims of multiculturalism are false. Instead, the authors argue that Muslim…

  7. Magnetic field-aligned coupling effects on ionospheric plasma structure

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    Heelis, R. A.; Vickrey, J. F.

    1990-01-01

    This paper presents a mathematical description of the electrical coupling and dynamics of plasma structure in the E and F regions. The scale size dependence of the electric field coupling along the magnetic field is examined for a realistic background ionosphere and atmosphere. It is shown that, while normalized potentials map reciprocally between two altitudes, the potential disturbance caused by a fixed amplitude plasma density perturbation does not. The magnitude of electrostatic potential created by structured ionization is also shown to be strongly dependent on the altitude of the structure. The role of diffusion parallel to the magnetic field in the redistribution and decay of plasma structure is illustrated.

  8. X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures

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    Turner, J.; Lima, E.; Huang, X.; Krupin, O.; Seu, K.; Parks, D.; Kevan, S.; Kisslinger, K.; McNulty, I.; Gambino, R.; Mangin, S.; Roy, S. and Fischer, P.

    2011-07-14

    We report the first proof-of-principle experiment of iterative phase retrieval from magnetic x-ray diffraction. By using the resonant x-ray excitation process and coherent x-ray scattering, we show that linearly polarized soft x rays can be used to image both the amplitude and the phase of magnetic domain structures. We recovered the magnetic structure of an amorphous terbium-cobalt thin film with a spatial resolution of about 75 nm at the Co L{sub 3} edge at 778 eV. In comparison with soft x-ray microscopy images recorded with Fresnel zone plate optics at better than 25 nm spatial resolution, we find qualitative agreement in the observed magnetic structure.

  9. Structure and magnetism of FeMnO3

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    Rayaprol, S.; Kaushik, S. D.; Babu, P. D.; Siruguri, V.

    2013-02-01

    The compound FeMnO3 crystallizing in the mineral bixbyite structure has been prepared by mechanochemical synthesis achieved by high energy ball milling of starting compounds. The structure and magnetism have been studied using powder neutron diffraction and magnetization measurements. Magnetization measurements exhibits ferrimagnetism at 300 K and antiferromagnetic (TN) ordering around 36 K. Magnetic structure has been determined from the Rietveld analysis of the neutron diffraction pattern recorded at 300 K. Fe and Mn occupy both 8b and 24d sites in 1:1 ratio. Interaction between Fe and Mn atoms is antiferromagnetic. The ferrimagnetism arises due to anti-parallel alignment of unequal moments on 8b and 24d sites.

  10. Structure and magnetism in novel group IV element-based magnetic materials

    SciTech Connect

    Tsui, Frank

    2013-08-14

    The project is to investigate structure, magnetism and spin dependent states of novel group IV element-based magnetic thin films and heterostructures as a function of composition and epitaxial constraints. The materials systems of interest are Si-compatible epitaxial films and heterostructures of Si/Ge-based magnetic ternary alloys grown by non-equilibrium molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) techniques, specifically doped magnetic semiconductors (DMS) and half-metallic Heusler alloys. Systematic structural, chemical, magnetic, and electrical measurements are carried out, using x-ray microbeam techniques, magnetotunneling spectroscopy and microscopy, and magnetotransport. The work is aimed at elucidating the nature and interplay between structure, chemical order, magnetism, and spin-dependent states in these novel materials, at developing materials and techniques to realize and control fully spin polarized states, and at exploring fundamental processes that stabilize the epitaxial magnetic nanostructures and control the electronic and magnetic states in these complex materials. Combinatorial approach provides the means for the systematic studies, and the complex nature of the work necessitates this approach.