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  1. Perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions with double barrier and single or synthetic antiferromagnetic storage layer

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    Cuchet, Léa; Rodmacq, Bernard; Auffret, Stéphane; Sousa, Ricardo C.; Prejbeanu, Ioan L.; Dieny, Bernard

    2015-06-21

    The magnetic properties of double tunnel junctions with perpendicular anisotropy were investigated. Two synthetic antiferromagnetic references are used, while the middle storage magnetic layer can be either a single ferromagnetic or a synthetic antiferromagnetic FeCoB-based layer, with a critical thickness as large as 3.0 nm. Among the different achievable magnetic configurations in zero field, those with either antiparallel references, and single ferromagnetic storage layer, or parallel references, and synthetic antiferromagnetic storage layer, are of particular interest since they allow increasing the efficiency of spin transfer torque writing and the thermal stability of the stored information as compared to single tunnel junctions. The latter configuration can be preferred when stray fields would favour a parallel orientation of the reference layers. In this case, the synthetic antiferromagnetic storage layer is also less sensitive to residual stray fields.

  2. Nanoscale layering of antiferromagnetic and superconducting phases in Rb(2)Fe(4)Se(5) single crystals.

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    Charnukha, A; Cvitkovic, A; Prokscha, T; Pröpper, D; Ocelic, N; Suter, A; Salman, Z; Morenzoni, E; Deisenhofer, J; Tsurkan, V; Loidl, A; Keimer, B; Boris, A V

    2012-07-06

    We studied phase separation in the single-crystalline antiferromagnetic superconductor Rb(2)Fe(4)Se(5) (RFS) using a combination of scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy and low-energy muon spin rotation (LE-μSR). We demonstrate that the antiferromagnetic and superconducting phases segregate into nanometer-thick layers perpendicular to the iron-selenide planes, while the characteristic in-plane size of the metallic domains reaches 10  μm. By means of LE-μSR we further show that in a 40-nm thick surface layer the ordered antiferromagnetic moment is drastically reduced, while the volume fraction of the paramagnetic phase is significantly enhanced over its bulk value. Self-organization into a quasiregular heterostructure indicates an intimate connection between the modulated superconducting and antiferromagnetic phases.

  3. Exchange biasing single molecule magnets: coupling of TbPc2 to antiferromagnetic layers.

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    Lodi Rizzini, A; Krull, C; Balashov, T; Mugarza, A; Nistor, C; Yakhou, F; Sessi, V; Klyatskaya, S; Ruben, M; Stepanow, S; Gambardella, P

    2012-11-14

    We investigate the possibility to induce exchange bias between single molecule magnets (SMM) and metallic or oxide antiferromagnetic substrates. Element-resolved X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements reveal, respectively, the presence and absence of unidirectional exchange anisotropy for TbPc(2) SMM deposited on antiferromagnetic Mn and CoO layers. TbPc(2) deposited on Mn thin films present magnetic hysteresis and a negative horizontal shift of the Tb magnetization loop after field cooling, consistent with the observation of pinned spins in the Mn layer coupled parallel to the Tb magnetic moment. Conversely, molecules deposited on CoO substrates present paramagnetic magnetization loops with no indication of exchange bias. These experiments demonstrate the ability of SMM to polarize the pinned uncompensated spins of an antiferromagnet during field-cooling and realize metal-organic exchange-biased heterostructures using antiferromagnetic pinning layers.

  4. Single-component molecular material hosting antiferromagnetic and spin-gapped Mott subsystems

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    Takagi, Rina; Hamai, Takamasa; Gangi, Hiro; Miyagawa, Kazuya; Zhou, Biao; Kobayashi, Akiko; Kanoda, Kazushi

    2017-03-01

    We investigated a system based solely on a single molecular species, Cu(tmdt) 2, accommodating d and π orbitals within the molecule. 13C nuclear magnetic resonance measurements captured singlet-triplet excitations of π spins indicating the existence of a π -electron-based spin-gapped Mott insulating subsystem, which has been hidden by the large magnetic susceptibility exhibited by the d spins forming antiferromagnetic chains. The present results demonstrate a unique hybrid Mott insulator composed of antiferromagnetic and spin-singlet Mott subsystems with distinctive dimensionalities.

  5. Real-space imaging of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order with a single-spin magnetometer.

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    Gross, I; Akhtar, W; Garcia, V; Martínez, L J; Chouaieb, S; Garcia, K; Carrétéro, C; Barthélémy, A; Appel, P; Maletinsky, P; Kim, J-V; Chauleau, J Y; Jaouen, N; Viret, M; Bibes, M; Fusil, S; Jacques, V

    2017-09-13

    Although ferromagnets have many applications, their large magnetization and the resulting energy cost for switching magnetic moments bring into question their suitability for reliable low-power spintronic devices. Non-collinear antiferromagnetic systems do not suffer from this problem, and often have extra functionalities: non-collinear spin order may break space-inversion symmetry and thus allow electric-field control of magnetism, or may produce emergent spin-orbit effects that enable efficient spin-charge interconversion. To harness these traits for next-generation spintronics, the nanoscale control and imaging capabilities that are now routine for ferromagnets must be developed for antiferromagnetic systems. Here, using a non-invasive, scanning single-spin magnetometer based on a nitrogen-vacancy defect in diamond, we demonstrate real-space visualization of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order in a magnetic thin film at room temperature. We image the spin cycloid of a multiferroic bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) thin film and extract a period of about 70 nanometres, consistent with values determined by macroscopic diffraction. In addition, we take advantage of the magnetoelectric coupling present in BiFeO3 to manipulate the cycloid propagation direction by an electric field. Besides highlighting the potential of nitrogen-vacancy magnetometry for imaging complex antiferromagnetic orders at the nanoscale, these results demonstrate how BiFeO3 can be used in the design of reconfigurable nanoscale spin textures.

  6. Real-space imaging of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order with a single-spin magnetometer

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    Gross, I.; Akhtar, W.; Garcia, V.; Martínez, L. J.; Chouaieb, S.; Garcia, K.; Carrétéro, C.; Barthélémy, A.; Appel, P.; Maletinsky, P.; Kim, J.-V.; Chauleau, J. Y.; Jaouen, N.; Viret, M.; Bibes, M.; Fusil, S.; Jacques, V.

    2017-09-01

    Although ferromagnets have many applications, their large magnetization and the resulting energy cost for switching magnetic moments bring into question their suitability for reliable low-power spintronic devices. Non-collinear antiferromagnetic systems do not suffer from this problem, and often have extra functionalities: non-collinear spin order may break space-inversion symmetry and thus allow electric-field control of magnetism, or may produce emergent spin–orbit effects that enable efficient spin–charge interconversion. To harness these traits for next-generation spintronics, the nanoscale control and imaging capabilities that are now routine for ferromagnets must be developed for antiferromagnetic systems. Here, using a non-invasive, scanning single-spin magnetometer based on a nitrogen–vacancy defect in diamond, we demonstrate real-space visualization of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order in a magnetic thin film at room temperature. We image the spin cycloid of a multiferroic bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) thin film and extract a period of about 70 nanometres, consistent with values determined by macroscopic diffraction. In addition, we take advantage of the magnetoelectric coupling present in BiFeO3 to manipulate the cycloid propagation direction by an electric field. Besides highlighting the potential of nitrogen–vacancy magnetometry for imaging complex antiferromagnetic orders at the nanoscale, these results demonstrate how BiFeO3 can be used in the design of reconfigurable nanoscale spin textures.

  7. Structural anomalies associated with antiferromagnetic transition of single-component molecular metal [Au(tmdt)2].

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    Zhou, Biao; Kobayashi, Akiko; Okano, Yoshinori; Cui, HengBo; Graf, David; Brooks, James S; Nakashima, Takeshi; Aoyagi, Shinobu; Nishibori, Eiji; Sakata, Makoto; Kobayashi, Hayao

    2009-11-02

    The crystal structure of the single-component molecular metal [Au(tmdt)(2)] was examined by performing powder X-ray diffraction experiments in the temperature range of 9-300 K using a synchrotron radiation source installed at SPring-8. The structural anomalies associated with antiferromagnetic transition were observed around the transition temperature (T(N) = 110 K). The continuous temperature dependence of the unit cell volume and the discontinuous change in the thermal expansion coefficient at T(N) suggested that the antiferromagnetic transition of [Au(tmdt)(2)] is a second-order transition. Au(tmdt)(2) molecules are closely packed in the (021) plane with two-dimensional lattice vectors of a and l (= 2a + b + 2c). The shortest intermolecular S...S distance along the a axis shows a sharp decrease at around T(N), while the temperature dependence of l exhibits a characteristic peak in the same temperature region. A distinct structure anomaly was not observed along the direction perpendicular to the (021) plane. These results suggest that the molecular arrangement in only the (021) plane changes significantly at T(N). Thus, the intermolecular spacing shows anomalous temperature dependence at around T(N) only along that direction where the neighboring tmdt ligands have opposite spins in the antiferromagnetic spin structure model recently derived from ab initio band structure calculations. The results of single-crystal four-probe resistance measurements on extremely small crystals (approximately 25 microm) did not show a distinct resistance anomaly at T(N). The resistance anomaly associated with antiferromagnetic transition, if at all present, is very small. The Au-S bond length decreases sharply at around 110 K; this is consistent with the proposed antiferromagnetic spin distribution model, where the left and right ligands of the same molecule possess opposite spin polarizations. The tendency of the Au-S bond to elongate with decreasing temperature is ascribed to the

  8. Polarized Neutron Studies on Antiferromagnetic Single Crystals: Technical Report No. 4

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    Nathans, R.; Riste, T.; Shirane, G.; Shull, C.G.

    1958-11-26

    The theory of neutron scattering by magnetic crystals as given by Halpern and Johnson predicts changes in the polarization state of the neutron beam upon scattering which depend upon the relative orientation of the neutron polarization vector and the crystal magnetic axis. This was investigated experimentally with a polarized beam spectrometer using single crystals of Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3} and alpha - Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} in which reside unique antiferromagnetic axes. Studies were made on several different reflections in both crystals for a number of different temperatures both below and above the Neel point. Results support the theoretical predictions and indicate directions for the moments in these crystals consistent with previous work. A more detailed study of the polarization changes in the (111) reflection in alpha - Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} at room temperature on application of a magnetic field was carried out, The results indicate that the principal source of the parasitic ferromagnetism in hematite is essentially independent of the orientation of the antiferromagnetic domains within the crystal.

  9. Reentrant spin glass behavior in antiferromagnetic single crystalline Ba 6Mn 24O 48 nanoribbons

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    Zhang, Xianke; Tang, Shaolong; Li, Yulong; Du, Youwei

    2010-04-01

    Single crystalline Ba 6Mn 24O 48 nanoribbons with diameters ranging from one hundred nanometers to a few hundred nanometers and length up to tens of microns are synthesized via a facile molten salt method. These nanoribbons are characterized by a range of methods including X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The magnetic properties of Ba 6Mn 24O 48 nanoribbons are investigated by the zero-field-cooled (ZFC), field-cooled (FC) magnetization, and ac susceptibility. Upon cooling, we find the reentrant spin glass (RSG) behavior in these nanoribbons, i.e., paramagnetic (PM), antiferromagnetic (AFM), and spin glass (SG). The RSG behavior might be due to the surface spin disorder, geometrical frustration and Mn 3+/Mn 4+ mixture in Ba 6Mn 24O 48 nanoribbons.

  10. Single-crystal study on the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet UZn12

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    Gonçalves, A. P.; Estrela, P.; de Visser, A.; Lopes, E. B.; Catarino, I.; Bonfait, G.; Godinho, M.; Almeida, M.; Gnida, D.; Kaczorowski, D.

    2011-02-01

    Millimetre size UZn12 single crystals were grown by the high temperature solution growth method using zinc as the solvent. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction data confirm that this compound crystallizes in the hexagonal high temperature form of SmZn12 (S.G. P6/mmm) and points to a U1.01(1)Zn11.7(1) stoichiometry for the crystals, with ~ 4% of the U atoms being located at the 2c site due to the partial substitution of 4h Zn pairs. UZn12 orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 5.0(2) K, and the magnetization and resistivity measurements suggest that the magnetic moments are confined within the a-b plane. The Sommerfeld coefficient, derived from the paramagnetic region by the standard method, is γp≈200 mJ (mol K2) - 1, which definitely classifies UZn12 as a moderate heavy-fermion system. The heavy-fermion character of UZn12 is also manifested in the overall shape of temperature-dependent electrical resistivity that is dominated by a single-ion Kondo effect at high temperatures and coherent Kondo scattering at low temperatures. The paramagnetic magnetoresistivity isotherms can be fairly well superimposed onto each other using Schlottmann's scaling for the single-ion Kondo model, as expected for a Kondo system.

  11. Single-crystal study on the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet UZn₁₂.

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    Gonçalves, A P; Estrela, P; de Visser, A; Lopes, E B; Catarino, I; Bonfait, G; Godinho, M; Almeida, M; Gnida, D; Kaczorowski, D

    2011-02-02

    Millimetre size UZn(12) single crystals were grown by the high temperature solution growth method using zinc as the solvent. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction data confirm that this compound crystallizes in the hexagonal high temperature form of SmZn(12) (S.G. P6/mmm) and points to a U(1.01(1))Zn(11.7(1)) stoichiometry for the crystals, with ∼ 4% of the U atoms being located at the 2c site due to the partial substitution of 4h Zn pairs. UZn(12) orders antiferromagnetically at T(N) = 5.0(2) K, and the magnetization and resistivity measurements suggest that the magnetic moments are confined within the a-b plane. The Sommerfeld coefficient, derived from the paramagnetic region by the standard method, is γ(p)≈200 mJ (mol K(2))( - 1), which definitely classifies UZn(12) as a moderate heavy-fermion system. The heavy-fermion character of UZn(12) is also manifested in the overall shape of temperature-dependent electrical resistivity that is dominated by a single-ion Kondo effect at high temperatures and coherent Kondo scattering at low temperatures. The paramagnetic magnetoresistivity isotherms can be fairly well superimposed onto each other using Schlottmann's scaling for the single-ion Kondo model, as expected for a Kondo system.

  12. Antiferromagnetic Ordering in the Single-Component Molecular Conductor [Pd(tmdt)2].

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    Ogura, Satomi; Idobata, Yuki; Zhou, Biao; Kobayashi, Akiko; Takagi, Rina; Miyagawa, Kazuya; Kanoda, Kazushi; Kasai, Hidetaka; Nishibori, Eiji; Satoko, Chikatoshi; Delley, Bernard

    2016-08-01

    Crystals of [Pd(tmdt)2] (tmdt = trimethylenetetrathiafulvalenedithiolate) were prepared in order to investigate their physical properties. The electrical resistivity of [Pd(tmdt)2] was measured on single crystals using two-probe methods and showed that the room-temperature conductivity was 100 S·cm(-1). The resistivity behaviors implied that [Pd(tmdt)2] was a semimetal at approximately room temperature and became narrow-gap semiconducting as the temperature was decreased to the lowest temperature. X-ray structural studies on small single crystals of [Pd(tmdt)2] at temperatures of 20-300 K performed using synchrotron radiation at SPring-8 showed no distinct structural change over this temperature region. However, small anomalies were observed at approximately 100 K. Electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra were measured over the temperature range of 2.7-301 K. The ESR intensity increased as the temperature decreased to 100 K and then decreased linearly as the temperature was further decreased to 50 K, where an abrupt decrease in the intensity was observed. To investigate the magnetic state, (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements were performed in the temperature range of 2.5-271 K, revealing broadening below 100 K. The NMR relaxation rate gradually increased below 100 K and formed a broad peak at approximately 50 K, followed by a gradual decrease down to the lowest temperature. These results suggest that most of the sample undergoes the antiferromagnetic transition at approximately 50 K with the magnetic ordering temperatures distributed over a wide range up to 100 K. These electric and magnetic properties of [Pd(tmdt)2] are quite different from those of the single-component molecular (semi)metals [Ni(tmdt)2] and [Pt(tmdt)2], which retain their stable metallic states down to extremely low temperatures. The experimental results and the band structure calculations at the density functional theory level showed that [Pd(tmdt)2] may be an antiferromagnetic Mott

  13. Spin-waves in Antiferromagnetic Single-crystal LiFePO4

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    Li, Jiying; Garlea, Vasile O; Zarestky, Jarel; Vaknin, D.

    2006-01-01

    Spin-wave dispersions in the antiferromagnetic state of single-crystal LiFePO{sub 4} were determined by inelastic neutron scattering measurements. The dispersion curves measured from the (0,1,0) reflection along both a* and b* reciprocal-space directions reflect the anisotropic coupling of the layered Fe{sup 2+} (S=2) spin system. The spin-wave dispersion curves were theoretically modeled using linear spin-wave theory by including in the spin Hamiltonian in-plane nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor interactions (J{sub 1} and J{sub 2}), inter-plane nearest-neighbor interactions (J{perpendicular}) and a single-ion anisotropy (D). A weak (0,1,0) magnetic peak was observed in elastic neutron scattering studies of the same crystal indicating that the ground state of the staggered iron moments is not along the (0,1,0) direction, as previously reported from polycrystalline samples studies, but slightly rotated away from this axis.

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

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

    2013-03-01

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

  15. Highly anisotropic superconducting gaps and possible evidence of antiferromagnetic order in FeSe single crystals

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    Chen, Guan-Yu; Zhu, Xiyu; Yang, Huan; Wen, Hai-Hu

    2017-08-01

    Specific heat has been measured in FeSe single crystals down to 0.414 K under magnetic fields up to 16 T. A sharp specific-heat anomaly is observed at the superconducting transition temperature Tc=8.2 K. Another jump of specific-heat coefficient C /T is observed at about 1.08 K which is argued to be the long sought antiferromagnetic transition in bulk FeSe. Global fitting to electronic specific heat in a wide temperature region shows that the models with a single contribution with isotropic s -wave, anisotropic s -wave, and d -wave gaps all do not work well, nor the two isotropic s -wave gaps. We then fit the data by a model with two components in which one has the gap function of Δ0(1 +α cos2 θ ) . To have a good global fitting and the entropy conservation for the low-temperature transition, we conclude that the gap minimum should be smaller than 0.15 meV (α =0.9 to 1), indicating that the superconducting gap(s) are nodeless but highly anisotropic. Our results are quite consistent with the gap structure derived recently from scanning tunneling spectroscopy measurements and yield specific-heat contributions of about 32% weight from the hole pocket and 68% from the electron pockets.

  16. Single crystal study of the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CePt₂In₇.

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    Tobash, Paul H; Ronning, F; Thompson, J D; Scott, B L; Moll, P J W; Batlogg, B; Bauer, E D

    2012-01-11

    We report the synthesis, structure, and physical properties of single crystals of CePt(2)In(7). Single crystal x-ray diffraction analysis confirms the tetragonal I4/mmm structure of CePt(2)In(7) with unit cell parameters a = 4.5886(6) Å, c = 21.530(6) Å and V = 453.32(14) Å(3). The magnetic susceptibility, heat capacity, Hall effect and electrical resistivity measurements are all consistent with CePt(2)In(7) undergoing an antiferromagnetic order transition at T(N) = 5.5 K, which is field independent up to 9 T. Above T(N), the Sommerfeld coefficient of specific heat is γ ≈ 300 mJ mol(-1) K(-2), which is characteristic of an enhanced effective mass of itinerant charge carriers. The electrical resistivity is typical of heavy-fermion behavior and gives a residual resistivity ρ(0) ∼ 0.2 µΩ cm, indicating good crystal quality. CePt(2)In(7) also shows moderate anisotropy of the physical properties that is comparable to structurally related CeMIn(5) (M = Co, Rh, Ir) heavy-fermion superconductors.

  17. Signatures of filamentary superconductivity in antiferromagnetic BaFe2As2 single crystals

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    Moseley, D. A.; Yates, K. A.; Branford, W. R.; ...

    2015-08-24

    In this paper, we present ac susceptibility and magnetotransport measurements on aged single crystals of the ferropnictide parent compound, BaFe2As2 with a paramagnetic-to-antiferromagnetic transition temperature of 134 K. The ac susceptibility shows the clear onset of a partial diamagnetic response with an onset temperature, commensurate with a subtle downturn in resistivity at approximately 20 K. Below 20 K the magnetotransport shows in-plane anisotropy, magnetic-field history dependence and a hysteretic signature. Above 20 K the crystals show the widely reported high-field linear magnetoresistance. An enhanced noise signature in ac susceptibility is observed above 20 K, which varies in character with amplitude and frequency of the ac signal. The hysteresis in magnetoresistance and the observed sensitivity of the superconducting phase to the amplitude of the ac signal are indicative characteristics of granular or weakly linked filamentary superconductivity. Furthermore, these features taken together with the observed noise signature abovemore » $$T_{\\mathrm{c}}$$ suggests a link between the formation of the superconducting filamentary phase and the freezing of antiphase domain walls, known to exist in these materials.« less

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

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    Mi, Bin-Zhou

    2016-09-01

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

  19. Direct imaging of both ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic domains in multiferroic BiFeO{sub 3} single crystal using x-ray photoemission electron microscopy

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    Moubah, R.; Colson, D.; Viret, M.; Elzo, M.; Jaouen, N.; Belkhou, R.

    2012-01-23

    In this work, we propose to study the magnetic and ferroelectric configurations in ferroelectric multidomain BiFeO{sub 3} single crystals. Using x-ray (magnetic) linear dichroism in a photoemission electron microscope (X-PEEM), we are able to directly image both the antiferromagnetic and ferroelectric domains. We find that inside one single ferroelectric domain several antiferromagnetic domains coexist. This is different from what was observed on epitaxial thin films, where the ferroelectric domains perfectly match the antiferromagnetic ones, but also from previous neutron measurements on ferroelectric monodomain single-crystals for which one single antiferromagnetic domain was identified. This underlines the fundamental differences between thin films, bulk samples, and single versus ferroelectric multidomain samples.

  20. Direct imaging of both ferroelectric and antiferromagnetic domains in multiferroic BiFeO3 single crystal using x-ray photoemission electron microscopy

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    Moubah, R.; Elzo, M.; El Moussaoui, S.; Colson, D.; Jaouen, N.; Belkhou, R.; Viret, M.

    2012-01-01

    In this work, we propose to study the magnetic and ferroelectric configurations in ferroelectric multidomain BiFeO3 single crystals. Using x-ray (magnetic) linear dichroism in a photoemission electron microscope (X-PEEM), we are able to directly image both the antiferromagnetic and ferroelectric domains. We find that inside one single ferroelectric domain several antiferromagnetic domains coexist. This is different from what was observed on epitaxial thin films, where the ferroelectric domains perfectly match the antiferromagnetic ones, but also from previous neutron measurements on ferroelectric monodomain single-crystals for which one single antiferromagnetic domain was identified. This underlines the fundamental differences between thin films, bulk samples, and single versus ferroelectric multidomain samples.

  1. Single-component molecular conductor [Cu(tmdt)(2)] containing an antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain.

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    Zhou, Biao; Yajima, Hiroyuki; Kobayashi, Akiko; Okano, Yoshinori; Tanaka, Hisashi; Kumashiro, Tetsuya; Nishibori, Eiji; Sawa, Hiroshi; Kobayashi, Hayao

    2010-07-19

    Traditional molecular conductors are composed of more than two chemical species and are characterized by low-dimensional electronic band structures. By contrast, the single-component molecular metals [M(tmdt)(2)] (M = Ni, Pt, Au; tmdt = trimethylenetetrathiafulvalenedithiolate) possess three-dimensional electronic structures that can be widely tuned by exchanging the central transition metal atom (M). In this study, the Cu atom was used to realize a new magnetic single-component molecular conductor exhibiting strong pi-d interactions. The crystal structure of [Cu(tmdt)(2)] was found to be essentially the same as those of the Ni, Pt, or Au-based systems with metallic states down to low temperature, but different from the structure of [Cu(dmdt)(2)] (dmdt = dimethyltetrathiafulvalenedithiolate) with its tetrahedrally coordinated dmdt ligands. A compressed pellet of microcrystals exhibited fairly high room-temperature conductivity (sigma(RT) approximately 7 S.cm(-1)), which increased almost linearly with pressure, reaching 110 S.cm(-1) at 15 kbar. This strongly suggests that the single crystal of [Cu(tmdt)(2)] is metallic at high pressure. Magnetic susceptibility measurements indicated one-dimensional Heisenberg behavior with |J| = 117 cm(-1) and an antiferromagnetic transition at 13 K. Density functional theory molecular orbital calculations revealed that the alpha-spin orbital of pdsigma(-) is distributed at the central part of the complex (CuS(4)), and alpha- and beta-sym-Lpi orbitals have almost the same energies and their spins are distributed mainly in the pdsigma(-) orbital. This is in contrast to the first single-component molecular metal [Ni(tmdt)(2)], which has stable metal bands formed from an almost degenerated sym-Lpi orbital (the highest occupied molecular orbital) and asym-Lpi(d) orbital (the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital). These results suggest that the alpha-pdsigma(-) state of [Cu(tmdt)(2)] exists just around the Fermi energy of the virtual

  2. Coupling of single, double, and triple-decker metal-phthalocyanine complexes to ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic substrates

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    Lodi Rizzini, Alberto; Krull, Cornelius; Mugarza, Aitor; Balashov, Timofey; Nistor, Corneliu; Piquerel, Raoul; Klyatskaya, Svetlana; Ruben, Mario; Sheverdyaeva, Polina M.; Moras, Paolo; Carbone, Carlo; Stamm, Christian; Miedema, Piter S.; Thakur, Pardeep K.; Sessi, Violetta; Soares, Marcio; Yakhou-Harris, Flora; Cezar, Julio C.; Stepanow, Sebastian; Gambardella, Pietro

    2014-12-01

    We report a survey of the magnetic properties of metal-organic complexes coupled to ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic surfaces. Using element-resolved X-ray magnetic circular dichroism, we investigate the magnetism of single, double, and triple-decker phthalocyanines focusing on MnPc, TbPc2, and Tb2Pc3 deposited on Ni, Mn, and CoO thin films. Depending on the number of Pc ligands, we find that the metal ions within the molecules couple either parallel or antiparallel to a ferromagnetic substrate. Whereas single-decker complexes such as MnPc form a unique magnetic entity with ferromagnetic films, the intrinsic single molecule magnet properties of TbPc2 and Tb2Pc3 remain largely unaltered. TbPc2 deposited on perpendicularly magnetized Ni films exhibits enhanced magnetic stability compared to TbPc2 in molecular crystals, opposite to TbPc2 deposited on in-plane magnetized Ni. Depending on the competition between uniaxial anisotropy, superexchange, and Zeeman interaction, the magnetic moment of TbPc2 can be aligned parallel or antiparallel to that of the substrate by modulating the intensity of an external magnetic field. This occurs also for Tb2Pc3, but the substrate-induced exchange coupling in triple-decker molecules is found to be short-ranged, that is, limited to the Tb ion closer to the ferromagnetic surface. Finally, we discuss the conditions required to establish exchange bias between molecules and antiferromagnetic substrates. We show that TbPc2 deposited on antiferromagnetic Mn thin films exhibits both exchange bias and enhanced coercivity when field cooled parallel to the out-of-plane easy axis. However, exchange bias does not extend to all molecules on the surface. On oxide antiferromagnets such as CoO we find no evidence of exchange bias for either TbPc2 or MnPc.

  3. Magnetotransport properties of antiferromagnetic YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.25} single crystals.

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    Cimpoiasu, E.; Paulikas, A. P.; Veal, B. W.; Almasan, C. C.; Materials Science Division; Kent State Univ.

    2001-01-01

    In-plane {Delta}{rho}{sub ab}/{rho}{sub ab} and out-of-plane {Delta}{rho}{sub c}/{rho}{sub c} magnetoresistivities of antiferromagnetic YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6.25} single crystals were measured in magnetic fields H applied along the ab-plane. {Delta}{rho}{sub ab}/{rho}{sub ab} is a superposition of two components: The first component is strongly in-plane anisotropic, changing sign from negative when H{sup {parallel}}/ to positive when H{sup {perpendicular}}/. The second component is positive, quadratic in H, and isotropic in the ab-plane. {Delta}{rho}{sub c}/{rho}{sub c} displays a fourfold symmetry upon in-plane rotation of the magnetic field, with maxima along the easy axes of antiferromagnetic spin ordering and minima along unfavorable directions of spin orientation (45{sup o} from the Cu-O-Cu bonds).

  4. Antiferromagnetic spintronics.

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

    2016-03-01

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

  5. Antiferromagnetic order in single crystals of the S =2 quasi-one-dimensional chain MnCl3(bpy)

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    Shinozaki, Shin-ichi; Okutani, Akira; Yoshizawa, Daichi; Kida, Takanori; Takeuchi, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Shoji; Risset, Olivia N.; Talham, Daniel R.; Meisel, Mark W.; Hagiwara, Masayuki

    2016-01-01

    A suite of experimental tools, including high-field magnetization and electron spin resonance (ESR) studies in magnetic fields of up to 50 T and heat capacity studies up to 9 T, have revealed antiferromagnetic order in single crystals of the Heisenberg S =2 chain compound MnCl3(bpy), where bpy is 2 ,2'-bipyridine . The Néel temperature, which depends on the strength of the applied magnetic field and its orientation with respect to the crystalline axes that was revealed by heat capacity measurements, is near 11.5 K in zero field. The spin-flop transition is identified in the magnetization curve acquired at 1.7 K and at μoHSFc=24 T along the c axis. The transition field HSF is lower than that expected from the previous antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) studies on a powder sample. The identification of the long-range antiferromagnetic order resolves an earlier report by Granroth et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1616 (1996)], 10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.1616 that identified MnCl3(bpy) as an S =2 Haldane system down to 40 mK. The ESR studies identify a wide range of antiferromagnetic resonance modes that provide additional microscopic information about the g values (ga*=2.09 , gb=1.92 , and gc=2.07 ), the zero-field splitting constants, D /kB=-1.5 K and E /kB=-0.17 K when the nearest-neighbor spin interaction J /kB=31.2 K, which is evaluated from fitting the susceptibility, and the anisotropy of this compound (easy axis is the c axis, the second easy-axis is the b axis, and the hard axis is the a* axis), when using a standard (two-sublattice) AFMR analysis that does not quantitatively reproduce the observed HSFc value. The observed resonance mode indicates the frequency minimum at HSFc.

  6. Physical properties of metallic antiferromagneticCaCo1.86As2 single crystals

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    Anand, V. K.; Dhaka, Rajendra S.; Lee, Yongbin; Harmon, Bruce N.; Kaminski, Adam; Johnston, David C.

    2014-06-01

    X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), magnetic susceptibility χ, isothermal magnetization M, heat capacity Cp, and in-plane electrical resistivity ρ measurements as a function of temperature T and magnetic field H are presented for CaCo1.86As2 single crystals. The electronic structure is probed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) measurements of CaCo1.86As2 and by full-potential linearized augmented-plane-wave calculations for the supercell Ca8Co15As16 (CaCo1.88As2). Our XRD crystal structure refinement is consistent with the previous combined refinement of x-ray and neutron powder diffraction data showing a collapsed-tetragonal ThCr2Si2-type structure with 7(1)% vacancies on the Co sites corresponding to the composition CaCo1.86As2 [D. G. Quirinale et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 174420 (2013)]. The anisotropic χ(T) data are consistent with the magnetic neutron diffraction data of Quirianale et al. that demonstrate the presence of A-type collinear antiferromagnetic order below the Néel temperature TN=52(1) K with the easy axis being the tetragonal c axis. However, no clear evidence from the ρ(T) and Cp(T) data for a magnetic transition at TN is observed. A metallic ground state is demonstrated from the band calculations and the ρ(T), Cp(T), and ARPES data, and spin-polarized calculations indicate a competition between the A-type AFM and FM ground states. The Cp(T) data exhibit a large Sommerfield electronic coefficient reflecting a large density of states at the Fermi energy D(EF) that is enhanced compared with the band structure calculation where the bare D(EF) arises from Co 3d bands. At 1.8 K, the M(H) data for H∥c exhibit a well-defined first-order spin-flop transition at an applied field of 3.5 T. The small ordered moment of ≈0.3μB/Co obtained from the M(H) data at low T, the large exchange enhancement of χ and the lack of a self-consistent interpretation of the χ(T) and M(H,T) data in terms of a local moment Heisenberg model together

  7. Design and Magnetic Properties of a Mononuclear Co(II) Single Molecule Magnet and Its Antiferromagnetically Coupled Binuclear Derivative.

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    El-Khatib, Fatima; Cahier, Benjamin; Shao, Feng; López-Jordà, Maurici; Guillot, Régis; Rivière, Eric; Hafez, Hala; Saad, Zeinab; Girerd, Jean-Jacques; Guihéry, Nathalie; Mallah, Talal

    2017-04-17

    The preparations of related mononuclear and binuclear Co(II) complexes with a quasi-identical local C3v symmetry using a cryptand organic ligand are reported. The mononuclear complex behaves as a single molecule magnet (SMM). A relatively weak antiferromagnetic exchange coupling (J) of the same order of magnitude as the local magnetic anisotropy (D) is determined experimentally and theoretically for the binuclear complex. The weak magnitude of the antiferromagnetic exchange coupling, analyzed using a combination of broken-symmetry density functional theory and wave function based calculations, is ascribed to the weak overlap between the singly occupied orbitals because of the local C3v symmetry of the Co(II) ions; the organic ligand was found to contribute to the exchange coupling as the azido bridge that directly links the Co(II) ions. Calculation of the energy and wave functions of the spin states for the binuclear complex, in the general case, allows analysis of the effect of the |J/D| ratio on the magnetic behavior of the binuclear complex and prediction of the optimum range of values for the complex to behave as two weakly interacting SMMs.

  8. Thickness-Dependent and Magnetic-Field-Driven Suppression of Antiferromagnetic Order in Thin V5S8 Single Crystals.

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    Hardy, Will J; Yuan, Jiangtan; Guo, Hua; Zhou, Panpan; Lou, Jun; Natelson, Douglas

    2016-06-28

    With materials approaching the 2D limit yielding many exciting systems with intriguing physical properties and promising technological functionalities, understanding and engineering magnetic order in nanoscale, layered materials is generating keen interest. One such material is V5S8, a metal with an antiferromagnetic ground state below the Néel temperature TN ∼ 32 K and a prominent spin-flop signature in the magnetoresistance (MR) when H∥c ∼ 4.2 T. Here we study nanoscale-thickness single crystals of V5S8, focusing on temperatures close to TN and the evolution of material properties in response to systematic reduction in crystal thickness. Transport measurements just below TN reveal magnetic hysteresis that we ascribe to a metamagnetic transition, the first-order magnetic-field-driven breakdown of the ordered state. The reduction of crystal thickness to ∼10 nm coincides with systematic changes in the magnetic response: TN falls, implying that antiferromagnetism is suppressed; and while the spin-flop signature remains, the hysteresis disappears, implying that the metamagnetic transition becomes second order as the thickness approaches the 2D limit. This work demonstrates that single crystals of magnetic materials with nanometer thicknesses are promising systems for future studies of magnetism in reduced dimensionality and quantum phase transitions.

  9. NMR investigations of dinuclear, single-anion bridged copper(II) metallacycles: structure and antiferromagnetic behavior in solution.

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    Reger, Daniel L; Pascui, Andrea E; Pellechia, Perry J; Ozarowski, Andrew

    2013-11-04

    The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of single-anion bridged, dinuclear copper(II) metallacycles [Cu2(μ-X)(μ-L)2](A)3 (L(m) = m-bis[bis(1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene: X = F(-), A = BF4(-); X = Cl(-), OH(-), A = ClO4(-); L(m)* = m-bis[bis(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene: X = CN(-), F(-), Cl(-), OH(-), Br(-), A = ClO4(-)) have relatively sharp (1)H and (13)C NMR resonances with small hyperfine shifts due to the strong antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions between the two S = 1/2 metal centers. The complete assignments of these spectra, except X = CN(-), have been made through a series of NMR experiments: (1)H-(1)H COSY, (1)H-(13)C HSQC, (1)H-(13)C HMBC, T1 measurements and variable-temperature (1)H NMR. The T1 measurements accurately determine the Cu···H distances in these molecules. In solution, the temperature dependence of the chemical shifts correlate with the population of the paramagnetic triplet (S = 1) and diamagnetic singlet (S = 0) states. This correlation allows the determination of antiferromagnetic exchange coupling constants, -J (Ĥ = -JŜ1Ŝ2), in solution for the L(m) compounds 338(F(-)), 460(Cl(-)), 542(OH(-)), for the L(m)* compounds 128(CN(-)), 329(F(-)), 717(Cl(-)), 823(OH(-)), and 944(Br(-)) cm(-1), respectively. These values are of similar magnitudes to those previously measured in the solid state (-Jsolid = 365, 536, 555, 160, 340, 720, 808, and 945 cm(-1), respectively). This method of using NMR to determine -J values in solution is an accurate and convenient method for complexes with strong antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions. In addition, the similarity between the solution and solid-state -J values of these complexes confirms the information gained from the T1 measurements: the structures are similar in the two states.

  10. The magnetic properties of three-dimensional spin-1 easy-axis single-ion anisotropic antiferromagnets

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    Hu, Ai-Yuan; Wang, Qin

    2010-05-01

    The ordered and disordered phases of spin-1 Heisenberg and Ising antiferromagnets with easy-axis single-ion anisotropy on a three-dimensional lattice are studied. By using of the double-time Green's function method within the Tyablikov decoupling for the exchange anisotropy and Callen's approximation for the single-ion anisotropy, the Néel temperature, magnetization and susceptibility are investigated. Their relations with the temperature and anisotropic parameter are analyzed over the entire range of temperature. It is found that our results agree well with spin wave theory results at low temperature, agree with the high temperature series results at high temperature, and compare reasonably well with the linked-cluster series approach and ratio method results at intermediate temperature.

  11. Magnetic coupling between Sm3+ and the canted spin in an antiferromagnetic SmFeO3 single crystal

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    Marshall, L. G.; Cheng, J.-G.; Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B.; Yan, J.-Q.; Mandrus, D. G.

    2012-08-01

    The perovskite SmFeO3 exhibits type-G antiferromagnetic ordering at TN ≈ 670 K and an easy axis rotation transition at TSR ≈ 480 K. Owing to the peculiar site anisotropy of rare-earth Sm3+, the moment on Sm3+ is oriented antiparallel to the canted spin from the Fe+ sublattice along the a axis at T < TSR. The development of the magnetic moment on Sm3+ as temperature decreases makes it possible to balance the two magnetic moments at Tcomp. The application of a moderate external magnetic field along the a axis can trigger an abrupt reversal of the moment on Sm3+ and the canted spin relative to the external field at a temperature around Tcomp. We report here a study of the field-induced magnetic-moment reversal in a single crystal SmFeO3 by measuring the magnetization and specific heat with the external field along different crystallographic axes.

  12. Antiferromagnetic order induced by gadolinium substitution in Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} single crystals

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    Kim, S. W.; Jung, M. H.; Vrtnik, S.; Dolinšek, J.

    2015-06-22

    Magnetic topological insulators can serve as a fundamental platform for various spin-based device applications. We report the antiferromagnetic order induced by the magnetic impurity dopants of Gd in Gd{sub x}Bi{sub 2−x}Se{sub 3} and the systematic results with varying the Gd concentration x ( = 0.14, 0.20, 0.30, and 0.40). The antiferromagnetic order is demonstrated by the magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity, and specific heat measurements. The anomaly observed at T{sub N} = 6 K for x ≥ 0.30 shifts towards lower temperature with increasing the magnetic field, indicative of antiferromagnetic ground state. The Gd substitution into Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} enables not only tuning the magnetism from paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic for high x (≥ 0.30) but also giving a promising candidate for antiferromagnetic topological insulators.

  13. Three-dimensional antiferromagnetic order of single-chain magnets: a new approach to design molecule-based magnets.

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    Miyasaka, Hitoshi; Takayama, Karin; Saitoh, Ayumi; Furukawa, Sachie; Yamashita, Masahiro; Clérac, Rodolphe

    2010-03-22

    Two one-dimensional compounds composed of a 1:1 ratio of Mn(III) salen-type complex and Ni(II) oximato moiety with different counter anions, PF(6)(-) and BPh(4)(-), were synthesized: [Mn(3,5-Cl(2)saltmen)Ni(pao)(2)(phen)]PF(6) (1) and [Mn(5-Clsaltmen)Ni(pao)(2)(phen)]BPh(4) (2), where 3,5-Cl(2)saltmen(2-) = N,N'-(1,1,2,2-tetramethylethylene)bis(3,5-dichlorosalicylideneiminate); 5-Clsaltmen(2-) = N,N'-(1,1,2,2-tetramethylethylene)bis(5-chlorosalicylideneiminate); pao(-) = pyridine-2-aldoximate; and phen = 1,10-phenanthroline. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction study was carried out for both compounds. In 1 and 2, the chain topology is very similar forming an alternating linear chain with a [-Mn(III)-ON-Ni(II)-NO-] repeating motif (where -ON- is the oximate bridge). The use of a bulky counteranion, such as BPh(4)(-), located between the chains in 2 rather than PF(6)(-) in 1, successfully led to the magnetic isolation of the chains in 2. This minimization of the interchain interactions allows the study of the intrinsic magnetic properties of the chains present in 1 and 2. While 1 and 2 possess, as expected, very similar paramagnetic properties above 15 K, their ground state is antiferromagnetic below 9.4 K and paramagnetic down to 1.8 K, respectively. Nevertheless, both compounds exhibit a magnet-type behavior at temperatures below 6 K. While for 2, the observed magnetism is well explained by a Single-Chain Magnet (SCM) behavior, the magnet properties for 1 are induced by the presence in the material of SCM building units that order antiferromagnetically. By controlling both intra- and interchain magnetic interactions in this new [Mn(III)Ni(II)] SCM system, a remarkable AF phase with a magnet-type behavior has been stabilized in relation with the intrinsic SCM properties of the chains present in 1. This result suggests that the simultaneous enhancement of both intrachain (J) and interchain (J') magnetic interactions (with keeping J > J'), independently of the presence

  14. Signatures of filamentary superconductivity in antiferromagnetic BaFe2As2 single crystals

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    Moseley, D. A.; Yates, K. A.; Branford, W. R.; Sefat, Athena Safa; Mandrus, David; Stuard, S. J.; Salem-Sugui, S.; Cohen, L. F.

    2015-08-24

    In this paper, we present ac susceptibility and magnetotransport measurements on aged single crystals of the ferropnictide parent compound, BaFe2As2 with a paramagnetic-to-antiferromagnetic transition temperature of 134 K. The ac susceptibility shows the clear onset of a partial diamagnetic response with an onset temperature, commensurate with a subtle downturn in resistivity at approximately 20 K. Below 20 K the magnetotransport shows in-plane anisotropy, magnetic-field history dependence and a hysteretic signature. Above 20 K the crystals show the widely reported high-field linear magnetoresistance. An enhanced noise signature in ac susceptibility is observed above 20 K, which varies in character with amplitude and frequency of the ac signal. The hysteresis in magnetoresistance and the observed sensitivity of the superconducting phase to the amplitude of the ac signal are indicative characteristics of granular or weakly linked filamentary superconductivity. Furthermore, these features taken together with the observed noise signature above $T_{\\mathrm{c}}$ suggests a link between the formation of the superconducting filamentary phase and the freezing of antiphase domain walls, known to exist in these materials.

  15. Collinear antiferromagnetism in trigonal SrMn2As2 revealed by single-crystal neutron diffraction

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    Das, Pinaki; Sangeetha, N. S.; Pandey, Abhishek; Benson, Zackery A.; Heitmann, T. W.; Johnston, D. C.; Goldman, A. I.; Kreyssig, A.

    2017-01-01

    Iron pnictides and related materials have been a topic of intense research for understanding the complex interplay between magnetism and superconductivity. Here we report on the magnetic structure of SrMn2As2 that crystallizes in a trigonal structure (P\\bar{3}m1 ) and undergoes an antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition at {{T}\\text{N}}=118(2) K. The magnetic susceptibility remains nearly constant at temperatures T≤slant {{T}\\text{N}} with \\boldsymbol{H}\\parallel \\boldsymbol{c} whereas it decreases significantly with \\boldsymbol{H}\\parallel \\boldsymbol{a}\\boldsymbol{b} . This shows that the ordered Mn moments lie in the \\boldsymbol{a}\\boldsymbol{b} plane instead of aligning along the \\boldsymbol{c} -axis as in tetragonal BaMn2As2. Single-crystal neutron diffraction measurements on SrMn2As2 demonstrate that the Mn moments are ordered in a collinear Néel AFM phase with {{180}\\circ} AFM alignment between a moment and all nearest neighbor moments in the basal plane and also perpendicular to it. Moreover, quasi-two-dimensional AFM order is manifested in SrMn2As2 as evident from the temperature dependence of the order parameter.

  16. Antiferromagnetic skyrmions

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    Tretiakov, Oleg; Barker, Joseph

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

  17. Spin-polarized Second Harmonic Generation from the Antiferromagnetic CaCoSO Single Crystal

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    Reshak, A. H.

    2017-01-01

    The spin-polarized second harmonic generation (SHG) of the recently synthesized CaCoSO single crystal is performed based on the calculated electronic band structure. The calculation reveals that the spin-up (↑) channel of CaCoSO possesses a direct energy gap (Γv-Γc) of about 2.187 eV, 1.187 eV (Kv-Kc) for the spin-down (↓) channel and an indirect gap (Γv-Kc) of about 0.4 eV for the spin-polarized CaCoSO single crystal. The linear optical properties obtained reveal that the recently synthesized crystal exhibits considerable anisotropy with negative uniaxial anisotropy and birefringence favor to enhance the SHG. We have calculated the three non-zero tensor components of the SHG and found the is the dominat component, one with a large SHG of about (d33 = 6.936 pm/V at λ = 1064 nm), the half value of KTiOPO4 (KTP). As the values of (↑) < (↓) < spin-polarized are related to the values of the energy gap of (↑) 2.187 eV> (↓) 1.187 eV> spin-polarized gap 0.4 eV; therefore, a smaller energy gap gives better SHG performance. Furthermore, the microscopic first hyperpolarizability, βijk, is calculated. PMID:28406164

  18. Cell dimensions and antiferromagnetism of lunar and terrestrial ilmenite single crystals

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    Thorpe, A.N.; Minkin, J.A.; Senftle, F.E.; Alexander, Corrine; Briggs, Charles; Evans, H.T.; Nord, G.L.

    1977-01-01

    X-Ray diffraction and anisotropic magnetic measurements have been made on single crystals of lunar ilmenite and on terrestrial ilmenite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada and the Ilmen Mountains, U.S.S.R. The elongated c-axis of lunar ilmenite, previously reported, is confirmed by new measurements. The shorter c-axis found in terrestrial specimens is ascribed to Fe3+ substitution for Ti4+ in the titanium layer. Magnetic measurements on the same specimens show that, in agreement with the Ishikawa-Shirane et al. model, the initial shortening of the c-axis by the above substitution of small amounts of Fe3+ (<8%) causes an increase in Fe2+-Fe2+ exchange coupling through Fe3+ in the titanium layer that lowers the Ne??el transition temperature. The Weiss temperatures and other magnetic parameters confirm this model proposed by Ishikawa and Shirane et al. Additional transitions found in one of the terrestrial specimens (Bancroft) have been ascribed to a small amount of an exsolved spinel phase, possibly a solid solution phase of magnetite-u??lvospinel. The spinel phase is localized in hematite-rich blebs which exsolved from the host ilmenite-rich phase. ?? 1977.

  19. Motion of a single hole in a quantum antiferromagnet at finite temperatures

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    Igarashi, J. ); Fulde, P. )

    1993-07-01

    Motion of a single hole is studied at finite temperatures in the [ital t]-[ital J] model on a slave-fermion Schwinger-boson representation. The spin fluctuation is treated with the mean-field theory of Arovas and Auerbach. The Green's function for the slave fermion is calculated within the self-consistent Born approximation. A sharp quasiparticle peak is found to be separated from a broad spectrum of incoherence in the spectral function for low temperatures. The Green's function for the physical hole is calculated by taking account of the multiple scattering between the slave fermion and the Schwinger boson. A bound state of the slave fermion and the Schwinger boson is found at low temperatures, suggesting that the spin and the charge cannot be separated into a simple form. The energy of the bound state is minimized at momenta ([plus minus][pi]/2, [plus minus][pi]/2), indicating that a small pocketlike Fermi surface is formed around the momenta for low concentrations of dopant holes.

  20. Refining the spin Hamiltonian in the spin-1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 using single crystals.

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    Han, Tianheng; Chu, Shaoyan; Lee, Young S

    2012-04-13

    We report thermodynamic measurements of the S=1/2 kagome lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2, a promising candidate system with a spin-liquid ground state. Using single crystal samples, the magnetic susceptibility both perpendicular and parallel to the kagome plane has been measured. A small, temperature-dependent anisotropy has been observed, where χ(z)/χ(p)>1 at high temperatures and χ(z)/χ(p)<1 at low temperatures. Fits of the high-temperature data to a Curie-Weiss model also reveal an anisotropy. By comparing with theoretical calculations, the presence of a small easy-axis exchange anisotropy can be deduced as the primary perturbation to the dominant Heisenberg nearest neighbor interaction. These results have great bearing on the interpretation of theoretical calculations based on the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet model to the experiments on ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2.

  1. Antiferromagnetism in EuCu2As2 and EuCu1.82Sb2 single crystals

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    Anand, V. K.; Johnston, D. C.

    2015-05-07

    Single crystals of EuCu2As2 and EuCu2Sb2 were grown from CuAs and CuSb self-flux, respectively. The crystallographic, magnetic, thermal, and electronic transport properties of the single crystals were investigated by room-temperature x-ray diffraction (XRD), magnetic susceptibility χ versus temperature T, isothermal magnetization M versus magnetic field H, specific heat Cp(T), and electrical resistivity ρ(T) measurements. EuCu2As2 crystallizes in the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2-type structure (space group I4/mmm), whereas EuCu2Sb2 crystallizes in the related primitive tetragonal CaBe2Ge2-type structure (space group P4/nmm). The energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and XRD data for the EuCu2Sb2 crystals showed the presence of vacancies on the Cu sites, yielding themore » actual composition EuCu1.82Sb2. The ρ(T) and Cp(T) data reveal metallic character for both EuCu2As2 and EuCu1.82Sb2. Antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering is indicated from the χ(T),Cp(T), and ρ(T) data for both EuCu2As2 (TN = 17.5 K) and EuCu1.82Sb2 (TN = 5.1 K). In EuCu1.82Sb2, the ordered-state χ(T) and M(H) data suggest either a collinear A-type AFM ordering of Eu+2 spins S = 7/2 or a planar noncollinear AFM structure, with the ordered moments oriented in the tetragonal ab plane in either case. This ordered-moment orientation for the A-type AFM is consistent with calculations with magnetic dipole interactions. As a result, the anisotropic χ(T) and isothermal M(H) data for EuCu2As2, also containing Eu+2 spins S = 7/2, strongly deviate from the predictions of molecular field theory for collinear AFM ordering and the AFM structure appears to be both noncollinear and noncoplanar.« less

  2. Single-ion properties of the Seff = 1/2 XY antiferromagnetic pyrochlores Na A'Co2F7 (A'=Ca2 + , Sr2 +)

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    Ross, K. A.; Brown, J. M.; Cava, R. J.; Krizan, J. W.; Nagler, S. E.; Rodriguez-Rivera, J. A.; Stone, M. B.

    2017-04-01

    The antiferromagnetic pyrochlore material NaCaCo2F7 is a thermal spin liquid over a broad temperature range (≈140 K down to TF=2.4 K), in which magnetic correlations between Co2 + dipole moments explore a continuous manifold of antiferromagnetic XY states [K. A. Ross et al., Phys. Rev. B 93, 014433 (2016), 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.014433]. The thermal spin liquid is interrupted by spin freezing at a temperature that is ˜2 % of the mean-field interaction strength, leading to short-range static XY clusters with distinctive relaxation dynamics. Here we report the low-energy inelastic neutron scattering response from the related compound NaSrCo2F7 , confirming that it hosts the same static and dynamic spin correlations as NaCaCo2F7 . We then present the single-ion levels of Co2 + in these materials as measured by inelastic neutron scattering. An intermediate spin-orbit coupling model applied to an ensemble of trigonally distorted octahedral crystal fields accounts for the observed transitions. The single-ion ground state of Co2 + is a Kramers doublet with a strongly XY-like g tensor (gx y/gz˜3 ). The local disorder inherent from the mixed pyrochlore A sites (Na+/Ca2 + and Na+/Sr2 +) is evident in these measurements as exaggerated broadening of some of the levels. A simple model that reproduces the salient features of the single-ion spectrum produces approximately 8.4% and 4.1% variation in the z and x y components of the g tensor, respectively. This study confirms that an Seff=1/2 model with XY antiferromagnetic exchange and weak exchange disorder serves as a basic starting point in understanding the low-temperature magnetic behavior of these strongly frustrated magnets.

  3. Single-molecule magnet behaviour in a tetrathiafulvalene-based electroactive antiferromagnetically coupled dinuclear dysprosium(III) complex.

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    Pointillart, Fabrice; Le Gal, Yann; Golhen, Stéphane; Cador, Olivier; Ouahab, Lahcène

    2011-09-05

    The reactions between the [Ln(tta)(3)]·2H(2)O precursors (tta(-)=2-thenoyltrifluoroacetonate anion) and the tetrathiafulvalene-3-pyridine-N-oxide ligands (L(1)) lead to dinuclear complexes of formula [{Ln(tta)(3)(L(1))}(2)]·xCH(2)Cl(2) (x=0.5 for Ln=Dy(III) (1) and x=0 for Ln=Gd(III) (2)). The crystal structure reveals that two {Ln(tta)(3)} moieties are bridged by two donors through the nitroxide groups. The Dy(III) centre adopts a distorted square antiprismatic oxygenated polyhedron structure. The antiferromagnetic nature of the exchange interaction between the two Dy(III) ions has been determined by two methods: 1) an empirical method using the [Dy(hfac)(3)(L(2))(2)] mononuclear complex as a model (3) (hfac(-)=1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonate anion, L(2)=tetrathiafulvaleneamido-2-pyridine-N-oxide ligand), and 2) assuming an Ising model for the Dy(III) ion giving an exchange energy of -2.30 cm(-1), g=19.2 in the temperature range of 2-10 K. The antiferromagnetic interactions have been confirmed by a quantitative determination of J for the isotropic Gd(III) derivative (J=-0.031 cm(-1), g=2.003). Compound 1 displays a slow magnetisation relaxation without applied external magnetic fields. Alternating current susceptibility shows a thermally activated behaviour with pre-exponential factors of 5.48(4)×10(-7) s and an energy barrier of 87(1) K. The application of an external field of 1.6 kOe compensates the antiferromagnetic interactions and opens a new quantum tunnelling path. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Two-dimensional antiferromagnetic correlations in an La1.4Sr1.6(Mn0.9Co0.1)2O7 single crystal

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    Bykov, A. A.; Zobkalo, I. A.; Dubrovskii, A. A.; Smirnov, O. P.; Nikitin, S. E.; Terent'ev, K. Yu.; Gavrilov, S. V.; Shaikhutdinov, K. A.

    2017-05-01

    The temperature and field dependences of the magnetization, the electrical resistivity, and the magnetostriction of bilayer lanthanum manganite La1.4Sr1.6Mn2O7 single crystals and cobalt-doped La1.4Sr1.6(Mn0.9Cu0.1)2O7 are measured. The magnetostriction of the cobalt-doped compound increases as compared to the initial La1.4Sr1.6Mn2O7 compound, and the magnetization and the magnetoresistance of the former compound change substantially. Powder and single-crystal neutron diffraction patterns are used to detect ferromagnetic ordering in La1.4Sr1.6(Mn0.9Co0.1)2O7 at a temperature below T C 45(2) K, and this ordering coexists with antiferromagnetic correlations, which develop at temperatures below T C 80(5) K.

  5. Distinct itinerant spin-density waves and local-moment antiferromagnetism in an intermetallic ErPd2Si2 single crystal

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    Li, Hai-Feng; Cao, Chongde; Wildes, Andrew; Schmidt, Wolfgang; Schmalzl, Karin; Hou, Binyang; Regnault, Louis-Pierre; Zhang, Cong; Meuffels, Paul; Löser, Wolfgang; Roth, Georg

    2015-01-01

    Identifying the nature of magnetism, itinerant or localized, remains a major challenge in condensed-matter science. Purely localized moments appear only in magnetic insulators, whereas itinerant moments more or less co-exist with localized moments in metallic compounds such as the doped-cuprate or the iron-based superconductors, hampering a thorough understanding of the role of magnetism in phenomena like superconductivity or magnetoresistance. Here we distinguish two antiferromagnetic modulations with respective propagation wave vectors at Q± = (H ± 0.557(1), 0, L ± 0.150(1)) and QC = (H ± 0.564(1), 0, L), where (H, L) are allowed Miller indices, in an ErPd2Si2 single crystal by neutron scattering and establish their respective temperature- and field-dependent phase diagrams. The modulations can co-exist but also compete depending on temperature or applied field strength. They couple differently with the underlying lattice albeit with associated moments in a common direction. The Q± modulation may be attributed to localized 4f moments while the QC correlates well with itinerant conduction bands, supported by our transport studies. Hence, ErPd2Si2 represents a new model compound that displays clearly-separated itinerant and localized moments, substantiating early theoretical predictions and providing a unique platform allowing the study of itinerant electron behavior in a localized antiferromagnetic matrix. PMID:25608949

  6. Uniform mixing of high- Tc superconductivity and antiferromagnetism on a single CuO 2 plane in five-layered cuprates

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    Mukuda, H.; Abe, M.; Kitaoka, Y.; Kotegawa, H.; Tokiwa, K.; Watanabe, T.; Iyo, A.; Kito, H.; Tanaka, Y.; Kodama, Y.

    2007-09-01

    We report systematic Cu-NMR studies on five-layered cuprates from under-doped HgBa2Ca4Cu5O12+δ (Hg-1245(UD)) to slightly overdoped Tl-1245(OVD), and compare with optimally-doped Hg-1245(OPT). In the under-doped Hg-1245(UD), antiferromagnetism (AFM) has been found to take place at TN = 290 K, exhibiting a large antiferromagnetic moment of 0.67-0.69 μB at three inner planes (IP's). These values are comparable to that reported for non-doped cuprates, suggesting that the IP's may be in a nearly non-doped regime. Most surprisingly, the AFM order is also detected with MAFM(OP) = 0.1 μB even at two outer planes (OP's) that are responsible for the onset of superconductivity (SC) with Tc = 72 K. The high-Tc SC at Tc = 72 K can uniformly coexist on a microscopic level with the AFM at OP's. This is the first microscopic evidence for the uniformly mixed phase of AFM and SC on a single CuO2 plane. Although, the AFM/SC mixed CuO2 planes are significantly separated by three non-doped AFM layers, the onset of AFM does not prevent the occurrence of SC with the high value of Tc = 72 K.

  7. Uniform mixing of high-Tc superconductivity and antiferromagnetism on a single CuO2 plane of a Hg-based five-layered cuprate.

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    Mukuda, H; Abe, M; Araki, Y; Kitaoka, Y; Tokiwa, K; Watanabe, T; Iyo, A; Kito, H; Tanaka, Y

    2006-03-03

    We report a site selective Cu-NMR study on underdoped Hg-based five-layered high-Tc cuprate HgBa2Ca4CU5O(12+delta) with a Tc = 72 K. Antiferromagnetism (AFM) has been found to take place at T(N) = 290 K, exhibiting a large antiferromagnetic moment of 0.67-0.69 microB at three inner planes (IP). This value is comparable to the values reported for nondoped cuprates, suggesting that the IP may be in a nearly nondoped regime. Most surprisingly, the AFM order is also detected with M(AFM)(OP) = 0.1 microB even at two outer planes (OP) that are responsible for the onset of superconductivity (SC). The high-Tc SC at Tc = 72 K can uniformly coexist on a microscopic level with the AFM at OP's. This is the first microscopic evidence for the uniform mixed phase of AFM and SC on a single CuO2 plane in a simple environment without any vortex lattice and/or stripe order.

  8. Spin diffusion and torques in disordered antiferromagnets

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-03-01

    We have developed a drift-diffusion equation of spin transport in collinear bipartite metallic antiferromagnets. Starting from a model tight-binding Hamiltonian, we obtain the quantum kinetic equation within Keldysh formalism and expand it to the lowest order in spatial gradient using Wigner expansion method. In the diffusive limit, these equations track the spatio-temporal evolution of the spin accumulations and spin currents on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet. We use these equations to address the nature of the spin transfer torque in (i) a spin-valve composed of a ferromagnet and an antiferromagnet, (ii) a metallic bilayer consisting of an antiferromagnet adjacent to a heavy metal possessing spin Hall effect, and in (iii) a single antiferromagnet possessing spin Hall effect. We show that the latter can experience a self-torque thanks to the non-vanishing spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnet.

  9. Spin diffusion and torques in disordered antiferromagnets.

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-03-15

    We have developed a drift-diffusion equation of spin transport in collinear bipartite metallic antiferromagnets. Starting from a model tight-binding Hamiltonian, we obtain the quantum kinetic equation within Keldysh formalism and expand it to the lowest order in spatial gradient using Wigner expansion method. In the diffusive limit, these equations track the spatio-temporal evolution of the spin accumulations and spin currents on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet. We use these equations to address the nature of the spin transfer torque in (i) a spin-valve composed of a ferromagnet and an antiferromagnet, (ii) a metallic bilayer consisting of an antiferromagnet adjacent to a heavy metal possessing spin Hall effect, and in (iii) a single antiferromagnet possessing spin Hall effect. We show that the latter can experience a self-torque thanks to the non-vanishing spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnet.

  10. A two-dimensional iron(II) carboxylate linear chain polymer that exhibits a metamagnetic spin-canted antiferromagnetic to single-chain magnetic transition.

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    Zheng, Yan-Zhen; Xue, Wei; Tong, Ming-Liang; Chen, Xiao-Ming; Grandjean, Fernande; Long, Gary J

    2008-05-19

    A two-dimensional iron(II) carboxylate coordination polymer, [Fe(pyoa)2]infinity, where pyoa is 2-(pyridin-3-yloxy)acetate, has been prepared by hydrothermal synthesis. Its crystal structure reveals a single iron(II) site with an elongated octahedral coordination environment containing four equatorial carboxylate oxygens and two axial pyridyl nitrogens; the iron(II) sites are linked by syn-anti micro-carboxylates to form chains along the b axis that have an Fe...Fe separation of 4.910 A. The shortest interchain and interlayer Fe...Fe distances are 6.453 and 11.125 A, respectively. The 4.2-295 K Mössbauer spectra of [Fe(pyoa) 2] infinity consist of a single paramagnetic high-spin iron(II) quadrupole doublet. The axial Fe-N bond direction defines the Jahn-Teller axis at an iron(II) site and, consequently, the orientation of the single-ion magnetic anisotropy. Thus, along the b axis in a given chain, the spins are collinear and parallel to the Jahn-Teller axis. The Jahn-Teller axes of adjacent intralayer chains have different orientations with an angle of 79.2 degrees between the axes in adjacent chains in a bc layer. [Fe(pyoa)2]infinity exhibits field-induced metamagnetic behavior such that, in an applied field smaller than the critical field, the iron(II) spin-canted moments experience intrachain ferromagnetic interactions and weak interchain antiferromagnetic interactions; the spin canting yields weak ferromagnetism. In an applied field larger than the critical field, the weak antiferromagnetic interchain interactions are overwhelmed to yield superparamagnetic-like slow-magnetic relaxation with an energy barrier of 23(3) K. Single-crystal magnetic studies reveal a quasi-uniaxial magnetic anisotropy with the a axis as the easy-magnetic axis and the b axis as the hard-magnetic axis; the susceptibility measured along the easy a axis may be fit with the Glauber model to yield an effective intrachain exchange coupling constant of 2.06(8) K. A dynamic analysis of the

  11. Kondo lattice and antiferromagnetic behavior in quaternary CeTAl4Si2 (T = Rh, Ir) single crystals

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    Maurya, Arvind; Kulkarni, Ruta; Thamizhavel, Arumugam; ...

    2016-02-26

    Here, we have explored in detail the anisotropic magnetic properties of CeRhAl4Si2 and CeIrAl4Si2, which undergo two antiferromagnetic transitions, at TN1 = 12.6 and 15.5 K, followed by a second transition at TN2 = 9.4 and 13.8 K, respectively, with the [001]-axis as the relatively easy axis of magnetization. The electrical resistivity at ambient and applied pressure provides evidence of Kondo interaction in both compounds, further supported by a reduced value of the entropy associated with the magnetic ordering. The Sommerfeld coefficient γ is inferred to be 195.6 and 49.4 mJ/(mol K2) for CeRhAl4Si2 and CeIrAl4Si2, respectively, classifying these materialsmore » as moderate heavy-fermion compounds. The crystal electric field energy levels are derived from the peak seen in the Schottky heat capacity. Furthermore, we have also performed electronic structure calculations by using the local spin density approximation + U [LSDA+U] approach, which provide physical insights on the observed magnetic behavior of these two compounds.« less

  12. Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet

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    Jungwirth, Tomas

    Louis Néel pointed out in his Nobel lecture that while abundant and interesting from theoretical viewpoint, antiferromagnets did not seem to have any applications. Indeed, the alternating directions of magnetic moments on individual atoms and the resulting zero net magnetization make antiferromagnets hard to control by tools common in ferromagnets. Strong coupling would be achieved if the externally generated field had a sign alternating on the scale of a lattice constant at which moments alternate in AFMs. However, generating such a field has been regarded unfeasible, hindering the research and applications of these abundant magnetic materials. We have recently predicted that relativistic quantum mechanics may offer staggered current induced fields with the sign alternating within the magnetic unit cell which can facilitate a reversible switching of an antiferromagnet by applying electrical currents with comparable efficiency to ferromagnets. Among suitable materials is a high Néel temperature antiferromagnet, tetragonal-phase CuMnAs, which we have recently synthesized in the form of single-crystal epilayers structurally compatible with common semiconductors. We demonstrate electrical writing and read-out, combined with the insensitivity to magnetic field perturbations, in a proof-of-concept antiferromagnetic memory device. We acknowledge support from European Research Council Advanced Grant No. 268066.

  13. Low temperature magnetic properties and spin dynamics in single crystals of Cr8Zn antiferromagnetic molecular rings

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    Adelnia, Fatemeh; Chiesa, Alessandro; Bordignon, Sara; Carretta, Stefano; Ghirri, Alberto; Candini, Andrea; Cervetti, Christian; Evangelisti, Marco; Affronte, Marco; Sheikin, Ilya; Winpenny, Richard; Timco, Grigore; Borsa, Ferdinando; Lascialfari, Alessandro

    2015-12-01

    A detailed experimental investigation of the effects giving rise to the magnetic energy level structure in the vicinity of the level crossing (LC) at low temperature is reported for the open antiferromagnetic molecular ring Cr8Zn. The study is conducted by means of thermodynamic techniques (torque magnetometry, magnetization and specific heat measurements) and microscopic techniques (nuclear magnetic resonance line width, nuclear spin lattice, and spin-spin relaxation measurements). The experimental results are shown to be in excellent agreement with theoretical calculations based on a minimal spin model Hamiltonian, which includes a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. The first ground state level crossing at μ0Hc1 = 2.15 T is found to be an almost true LC while the second LC at μ0Hc2 = 6.95 T has an anti-crossing gap of Δ12 = 0.19 K. In addition, both NMR and specific heat measurements show the presence of a level anti-crossing between excited states at μ0H = 4.5 T as predicted by the theory. In all cases, the fit of the experimental data is improved by introducing a distribution of the isotropic exchange couplings (J), i.e., using a J strain model. The peaks at the first and second LCs in the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate are dominated by inelastic scattering and a value of Γ ˜ 1010 rad/s is inferred for the life time broadening of the excited state of the open ring, due to spin phonon interaction. A loss of NMR signal (wipe-out effect) is observed for the first time at LC and is explained by the enhancement of the spin-spin relaxation rate due to the inelastic scattering.

  14. Low temperature magnetic properties and spin dynamics in single crystals of Cr{sub 8}Zn antiferromagnetic molecular rings

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    Adelnia, Fatemeh; Chiesa, Alessandro; Bordignon, Sara; Carretta, Stefano; Ghirri, Alberto; Candini, Andrea; Cervetti, Christian; Evangelisti, Marco; Affronte, Marco; Sheikin, Ilya; Winpenny, Richard; Timco, Grigore; Borsa, Ferdinando; and others

    2015-12-28

    A detailed experimental investigation of the effects giving rise to the magnetic energy level structure in the vicinity of the level crossing (LC) at low temperature is reported for the open antiferromagnetic molecular ring Cr{sub 8}Zn. The study is conducted by means of thermodynamic techniques (torque magnetometry, magnetization and specific heat measurements) and microscopic techniques (nuclear magnetic resonance line width, nuclear spin lattice, and spin-spin relaxation measurements). The experimental results are shown to be in excellent agreement with theoretical calculations based on a minimal spin model Hamiltonian, which includes a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. The first ground state level crossing at μ{sub 0}H{sub c1} = 2.15 T is found to be an almost true LC while the second LC at μ{sub 0}H{sub c2} = 6.95 T has an anti-crossing gap of Δ{sub 12} = 0.19 K. In addition, both NMR and specific heat measurements show the presence of a level anti-crossing between excited states at μ{sub 0}H = 4.5 T as predicted by the theory. In all cases, the fit of the experimental data is improved by introducing a distribution of the isotropic exchange couplings (J), i.e., using a J strain model. The peaks at the first and second LCs in the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate are dominated by inelastic scattering and a value of Γ ∼ 10{sup 10} rad/s is inferred for the life time broadening of the excited state of the open ring, due to spin phonon interaction. A loss of NMR signal (wipe-out effect) is observed for the first time at LC and is explained by the enhancement of the spin-spin relaxation rate due to the inelastic scattering.

  15. Combining microscopic and macroscopic probes to untangle the single-ion anisotropy and exchange energies in an S =1 quantum antiferromagnet

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    Brambleby, Jamie; Manson, Jamie L.; Goddard, Paul A.; Stone, Matthew B.; Johnson, Roger D.; Manuel, Pascal; Villa, Jacqueline A.; Brown, Craig M.; Lu, Helen; Chikara, Shalinee; Zapf, Vivien; Lapidus, Saul H.; Scatena, Rebecca; Macchi, Piero; Chen, Yu-sheng; Wu, Lai-Chin; Singleton, John

    2017-04-01

    The magnetic ground state of the quasi-one-dimensional spin-1 antiferromagnetic chain is sensitive to the relative sizes of the single-ion anisotropy (D ) and the intrachain (J ) and interchain (J') exchange interactions. The ratios D /J and J'/J dictate the material's placement in one of three competing phases: a Haldane gapped phase, a quantum paramagnet, and an X Y -ordered state, with a quantum critical point at their junction. We have identified [Ni (HF2) (pyz) 2] SbF6 , where pyz = pyrazine, as a rare candidate in which this behavior can be explored in detail. Combining neutron scattering (elastic and inelastic) in applied magnetic fields of up to 10 tesla and magnetization measurements in fields of up to 60 tesla with numerical modeling of experimental observables, we are able to obtain accurate values of all of the parameters of the Hamiltonian [D =13.3 (1 ) K, J =10.4 (3 ) K, and J'=1.4 (2 ) K], despite the polycrystalline nature of the sample. Density-functional theory calculations result in similar couplings (J =9.2 K, J'=1.8 K) and predict that the majority of the total spin population resides on the Ni(II) ion, while the remaining spin density is delocalized over both ligand types. The general procedures outlined in this paper permit phase boundaries and quantum-critical points to be explored in anisotropic systems for which single crystals are as yet unavailable.

  16. Unusual Magnetic State with Dual Magnetic Excitations in the Single Crystal of S = 1/2 Kagome Lattice Antiferromagnet CaCu3(OH)6Cl2 • 0.6H2O

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    Yoshida, Hiroyuki; Noguchi, Naoya; Matsushita, Yoshitaka; Ishii, Yuto; Ihara, Yoshihiko; Oda, Migaku; Okabe, Hirotaka; Yamashita, Satoshi; Nakazawa, Yasuhiro; Takata, Atsushi; Kida, Takanori; Narumi, Yasuo; Hagiwara, Masayuki

    2017-03-01

    We have succeeded in preparing single crystals of CaCu3(OH)6Cl2 • 0.6H2O, a candidate for the S = 1/2 Kagome lattice antiferromagnet. Magnetic properties of the compound are dominated by the nearest neighbor antiferromagnetic interaction J1, and the next nearest neighbor ferromagnetic J2 and an antiferromagnetic Jd across a hexagon, which is different from related compounds Kapellasite and Haydeeite with ferromagnetic J1. Magnetic susceptibility exhibits a sudden increase below 13 K and a cusp anomaly at T* = 7.2 K in the ab-plane, whereas only a moderate enhancement is observed below T* along the c-axis. A tiny peak detected in heat capacity at T* indicates the occurrence of a magnetic phase transition. The low temperature magnetic heat capacity was reproduced by assuming a two-dimensional spin-wave component and a temperature-linear term. The spin-wave contribution suggests a magnon excitation in a short-range ordered region, whereas the relatively large T-linear term 5.9 mJ/(Cu-mol·K2) at H = 0 T of this insulating compound suggests the existence of an unusual quasi-particle excitation below T*. They apparently reveal the unconventionality of the ground state of this S = 1/2 Kagome lattice antiferromagnet.

  17. NaSrMn2F7, NaCaFe2F7, and NaSrFe2F7: novel single crystal pyrochlore antiferromagnets

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    Sanders, M. B.; Krizan, J. W.; Plumb, K. W.; McQueen, T. M.; Cava, R. J.

    2017-02-01

    The crystal structures and magnetic properties of three previously unreported A2B2F7 pyrochlore materials, NaSrMn2F7, NaCaFe2F7, and NaSrFe2F7 are presented. In these compounds, either S  =  2Fe2+ or S  =  5/2Mn2+ is on the B site, while nonmagnetic Na and Ca (Na and Sr) are disordered on the A site. The materials, which were grown as crystals via the floating zone method, display high effective magnetic moments and large Curie-Weiss thetas. Despite these characteristics, no ordering transition is detected. However, freezing of the magnetic spins, characterized by peaks in the susceptibility or specific heat, is observed at very low temperatures. The empirical frustration index, f  =  -θ CW/T f, for the materials are 36 (NaSrMn2F7), 27 (NaSrFe2F7), and 19 (NaCaFe2F7). AC susceptibility, DC susceptibility, and heat capacity measurements are used to characterize the observed spin glass behavior. The results suggest that the compounds are frustrated pyrochlore antiferromagnets with weak bond disorder. The magnetic phenomena that these fluoride pyrochlores exhibit, in addition to their availability as relatively large single crystals, make them promising candidates for the study of geometric magnetic frustration.

  18. Kinetic antiferromagnetism in the triangular lattice.

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    Haerter, Jan O; Shastry, B Sriram

    2005-08-19

    We show that the motion of a single hole in the infinite-U Hubbard model with frustrated hopping leads to weak metallic antiferromagnetism of kinetic origin. An intimate relationship is demonstrated between the simplest versions of this problem in one and two dimensions, and two of the most subtle many body problems, namely, the Heisenberg Bethe ring in one dimension and the two-dimensional triangular lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

  19. Simultaneous metal-insulator and antiferromagnetic transitions in orthorhombic perovskite iridate S r0.94I r0.78O2.68 single crystals

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    Zheng, H.; Terzic, J.; Ye, Feng; Wan, X. G.; Wang, D.; Wang, Jinchen; Wang, Xiaoping; Schlottmann, P.; Yuan, S. J.; Cao, G.

    2016-06-01

    The orthorhombic perovskite SrIr O3 is a semimetal, an intriguing exception in iridates where the strong spin-orbit interaction coupled with electron correlations tends to impose an insulating state. We report results of our investigation of bulk single-crystal S r0.94I r0.78O2.68 or Ir-deficient, orthorhombic perovskite SrIr O3 . It retains the same crystal structure as stoichiometric SrIr O3 but exhibits a sharp, simultaneous antiferromagnetic (AFM) and metal-insulator (MI) transition occurring in the basal-plane resistivity at 185 K. Above it, the basal-plane resistivity features an extended regime of almost linear temperature dependence up to 800 K but the strong electronic anisotropy renders an insulating behavior in the out-of-plane resistivity. The Hall resistivity undergoes an abrupt sign change and grows below 40 K, which along with the Sommerfeld constant of 20 mJ /mol K2 suggests a multiband effect. All results including our first-principles calculations underscore a delicacy of the paramagnetic, metallic state in SrIr O3 that is in close proximity to an AFM insulating state. The contrasting ground states in isostructural S r0.94I r0.78O2.68 and SrIr O3 illustrate a critical role of lattice distortions and Ir deficiency in rebalancing the ground state in the iridates. Finally, the concurrent AFM and MI transitions reveal a direct correlation between the magnetic transition and formation of an activation gap in the iridate, which is conspicuously absent in S r2Ir O4 .

  20. Strong magnetic correlations to 900 K in single crystals of the trigonal antiferromagnetic insulators SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Pandey, Abhishek; Benson, Zackery A.; ...

    2016-09-15

    Crystallographic, electronic transport, thermal, and magnetic properties are reported for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2 single crystals grown using Sn flux. Rietveld refinements of powder x-ray diffraction data show that the two compounds are isostructural and crystallize in the trigonal CaAl2Si2-type structure (space groupmore » $$P\\bar{3}$$ m1), in agreement with the literature. Electrical resistivity ρ versus temperature T measurements demonstrate insulating ground states for both compounds with activation energies of 85 meV for SrMn2As2 and 61 meV for CaMn2As2. In a local-moment picture, the Mn+2 3d5 ions are expected to have high-spin S=5/2 with spectroscopic splitting factor g≈2. Magnetic susceptibility χ and heat capacity Cp measurements versus T reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) transitions at TN=120(2) K and 62(3) K for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2, respectively. The anisotropic χ(T≤TN) data indicate that the hexagonal c axis is the hard axis and hence that the ordered Mn moments are aligned in the ab plane. Finally, the χ(T) data for both compounds and the Cp(T) for SrMn2As2 show strong dynamic short-range AFM correlations from TN up to at least 900 K, likely associated with quasi-two-dimensional connectivity of strong AFM exchange interactions between the Mn spins within the corrugated honeycomb Mn layers parallel to the ab plane.« less

  1. From itinerant ferromagnetism to insulating antiferromagnetism: A magnetic and transport study of single crystal SrRu1-xMnxO3 (0<= x<0.60)

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    Chikara, Shalinee; Schlottmann, Pedro

    2005-03-01

    We report results of a magnetic and transport study of SrRu1-xMnxO3 (0<= x<0.60), i.e., Mn doped SrRuO3. The Mn doping drives the system from the itinerant ferromagnetic state (TC=165 K for x=0) through a quantum critical point at xc=0.39 to an insulating antiferromagnetic state. The onset of antiferromagnetism is abrupt with a Néel temperature increasing from 205 K for x=0.44 to 250 K for x=0.59. Accompanying this quantum phase transition is a drastic change in resistivity by as much as 8 orders of magnitude as a function of x at low temperatures. The critical composition xc=0.39 sharply separates the two distinct ground states, namely the ferromagnetic metal from the antiferromagnetic insulator.

  2. Single-length-scaling analysis for antiferromagnetic fractons in dilute Heisenberg system RbMn{sub 0.4}Mg{sub 0.6}F{sub 3}.

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    Itoh, S.; Nakayama, T.; Kajimoto, R.; Adams, M. A.; Materials Science Division; High Energy Accelerator Research Organization; Rutherford Appleton Lab.

    2009-01-01

    The dynamic structure factors S(q,w) of an ideal percolating network, the three-dimensional (3d) dilute Heisenberg antiferromagnet RbMn{sub 0.4}Mg{sub 0.6}F{sub 3}, obtained from high resolution ({Delta}E = 17.5 {micro}eV) inelastic neutron scattering (INS) experiments are analyzed for the first time within the framework of the single-length-scaling postulate (SLSP). The analysis confirms the validity of the SLSP and is also used to extract the values of the key exponents governing the spin dynamics, the dynamic exponent (z{sub AF} = D{sub f}/tilded{sub AF}) being 2.5 {+-} 0.1 and the spectral dimension tilded{sub AF} for antiferromagnetic (AFM) fractons taking a value of unity.

  3. Three-Dimensional (3-D) Ferromagnetic Network of Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnets: Subtle Environmental Effects and Switching to Antiferromagnetic.

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    Fournet, Adeline D; Mitchell, Kylie J; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Abboud, Khalil A; Christou, George

    2017-09-05

    A new member of the Mn12 family of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) has been prepared and found to be the first of this family to give a 3-D ferromagnetic network. [Mn12O12(O2CC6H4-p-F)16(H2O)4] (2) was prepared by carboxylate substitution on the acetate derivative with p-F-benzoic acid and crystallizes as 2·8MeCN in space group I4̅2m with extensive formation of intermolecular C-H···F hydrogen-bonding. The latter leads to a combination of ferromagnetic (F) and antiferromagnetic (AF) interactions and an overall F network that gives a χMT value at low T that is abnormally high for an S = 10 ground state. 2·8MeCN undergoes solvent loss under vacuum to 2, with a decrease in unit-cell volume of 17%, primarily due to a 13% decrease in the c-axis. The χMT vs T plot for 2 indicates a switch to a net AF network. Exposure to air causes hydration to 2·3H2O, a concomitant increase in unit cell volume, and a switch back to a F network. The same conversion of 2·8MeCN to 2·3H2O can also be accomplished in one step rather than two steps, by leaving crystals of the former exposed to air at ambient temperature and pressure for 10 days, giving the same magnetic plots. Interestingly, the desolvation/solvation processes cause Jahn-Teller isomerism to occur, but the ratio of the faster-relaxing isomer to the normal slowly relaxing one does not change monotonically. Single-crystal micro-SQUID studies on 2·8MeCN show the expected magnetization hysteresis loops for a SMM and a small exchange-bias from the intermolecular interactions that is unexpectedly AF. Since the micro-SQUID study only identifies interactions along the easy-axis (z-axis) of the crystal, this is readily rationalized as due to the Jz components of the intermolecular interactions in 2·8MeCN being net AF. The combined results offer useful insights into the degree of sensitivity of the magnetic properties to small environmental perturbations.

  4. Rearrangement of the antiferromagnetic ordering at high magnetic fields in SmFeAsO and SmFeAsO0.9F0.1 single crystals

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    Weyeneth, S.; Moll, P. J. W.; Puzniak, R.; Ninios, K.; Balakirev, F. F.; McDonald, R. D.; Chan, H. B.; Zhigadlo, N. D.; Katrych, S.; Bukowski, Z.; Karpinski, J.; Keller, H.; Batlogg, B.; Balicas, L.

    2011-04-01

    The low-temperature antiferromagnetic state of the Sm ions in both nonsuperconducting SmFeAsO and superconducting SmFeAsO0.9F0.1 single crystals was studied by magnetic torque, magnetization, and magnetoresistance measurements in magnetic fields up to 60 T and temperatures down to 0.6 K. We uncover in both compounds a distinct rearrangement of the antiferromagnetically ordered Sm moments near 35-40 T. This is seen in both static and pulsed magnetic fields as a sharp change in the sign of the magnetic torque, which is sensitive to the magnetic anisotropy and hence to the magnetic moment in the ab plane, (i.e., the FeAs layers), and as a jump in the magnetization for magnetic fields perpendicular to the conducting planes. This rearrangement of magnetic ordering in 35-40 T is essentially temperature independent and points toward a canted or a partially polarized magnetic state in high magnetic fields. However, the observed value for the saturation moment above this rearrangement, suggests that the complete suppression of the antiferromagnetism related to the Sm-moments would require fields in excess of 60 T. Such a large field value is particularly remarkable when compared to the relatively small Néel temperature TN≃5 K, suggesting very anisotropic magnetic exchange couplings. At the transition, magnetoresistivity measurements show a crossover from positive to negative field dependence, indicating that the charge carriers in the FeAs planes are sensitive to the magnetic configuration of the rare-earth elements. This points towards a finite magnetic/electronic coupling between the SmO and the FeAs layers which are likely to mediate the exchange interactions leading to the long-range antiferromagnetic order of the Sm ions.

  5. Combining microscopic and macroscopic probes to untangle the single-ion anisotropy and exchange energies in an S=1 quantum antiferromagnet [Combining micro- and macroscopic probes to untangle single-ion and spatial exchange anisotropies in a S=1 quantum antiferromagnet

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    Brambleby, Jamie; Manson, Jamie L.; Goddard, Paul A.; ...

    2017-04-20

    The magnetic ground state of the quasi-one-dimensional spin-1 antiferromagnetic chain is sensitive to the relative sizes of the single-ion anisotropy (D) and the intrachain (J) and interchain (J') exchange interactions. The ratios D/J and J' /J dictate the material's placement in one of three competing phases: a Haldane gapped phase, a quantum paramagnet, and an XY-ordered state, with a quantum critical point at their junction. We have identified [Ni(HF2)(pyz)2] SbF6, where pyz = pyrazine, as a rare candidate in which this behavior can be explored in detail. Combining neutron scattering (elastic and inelastic) in applied magnetic fields of up tomore » 10 tesla and magnetization measurements in fields of up to 60 tesla with numerical modeling of experimental observables, we are able to obtain accurate values of all of the parameters of the Hamiltonian [D = 13.3(1) K, J = 10.4(3) K, and J' = 1.4(2) K], despite the polycrystalline nature of the sample. Density-functional theory calculations result in similar couplings (J = 9.2 K, J' = 1.8 K) and predict that the majority of the total spin population resides on the Ni(II) ion, while the remaining spin density is delocalized over both ligand types. Finally, the general procedures outlined in this paper permit phase boundaries and quantum-critical points to be explored in anisotropic systems for which single crystals are as yet unavailable.« less

  6. Influence of uniaxial single-ion anisotropy on the magnetic and thermal properties of Heisenberg antiferromagnets within unified molecular field theory

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    Johnston, David C.

    2017-03-17

    Here, the influence of uniaxial single-ion anisotropy –DS2z on the magnetic and thermal properties of Heisenberg antiferromagnets (AFMs) is investigated. The uniaxial anisotropy is treated exactly and the Heisenberg interactions are treated within unified molecular field theory (MFT), where thermodynamic variables are expressed in terms of directly measurable parameters. The properties of collinear AFMs with ordering along the z axis (D>0) in applied field Hz = 0 are calculated versus D and temperature T, including the ordered moment μ, the Néel temperature TN, the magnetic entropy, internal energy, heat capacity, and the anisotropic magnetic susceptibilities χ∥ and χ⊥ in themore » paramagnetic (PM) and AFM states. The high-field average magnetization per spin μz(Hz,D,T) is found, and the critical field Hc(D,T) is derived at which the second-order AFM to PM phase transition occurs. The magnetic properties of the spin-flop (SF) phase are calculated, including the zero-field properties TN(D) and μ(D,T). The high-field μz(Hz,D,T) is determined, together with the associated spin-flop field HSF(D,T) at which a second-order SF to PM phase transition occurs. The free energies of the AFM, SF, and PM phases are derived from which Hz–T phase diagrams are constructed. For fJ =–1 and –0.75, where fJ = θpJ/TNJ and θpJ and TNJ are the Weiss temperature in the Curie-Weiss law and the Néel temperature due to exchange interactions alone, respectively, phase diagrams in the Hz–T plane similar to previous results are obtained. However, for fJ = 0 we find a topologically different phase diagram where a spin-flop bubble with PM and AFM boundaries occurs at finite Hz and T. Also calculated are properties arising from a perpendicular magnetic field, including the perpendicular susceptibility χ⊥(D,T), the associated effective torque at low fields arising from the –DS2z term in the Hamiltonian, the high-field perpendicular magnetization μ⊥, and the

  7. Influence of uniaxial single-ion anisotropy on the magnetic and thermal properties of Heisenberg antiferromagnets within unified molecular field theory

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    Johnston, David C.

    2017-03-01

    The influence of uniaxial single-ion anisotropy -D Sz2 on the magnetic and thermal properties of Heisenberg antiferromagnets (AFMs) is investigated. The uniaxial anisotropy is treated exactly and the Heisenberg interactions are treated within unified molecular field theory (MFT) [Phys. Rev. B 91, 064427 (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.064427], where thermodynamic variables are expressed in terms of directly measurable parameters. The properties of collinear AFMs with ordering along the z axis (D >0 ) in applied field Hz=0 are calculated versus D and temperature T , including the ordered moment μ , the Néel temperature TN, the magnetic entropy, internal energy, heat capacity, and the anisotropic magnetic susceptibilities χ∥ and χ⊥ in the paramagnetic (PM) and AFM states. The high-field average magnetization per spin μz(Hz,D ,T ) is found, and the critical field Hc(D ,T ) is derived at which the second-order AFM to PM phase transition occurs. The magnetic properties of the spin-flop (SF) phase are calculated, including the zero-field properties TN(D ) and μ (D ,T ) . The high-field μz(Hz,D ,T ) is determined, together with the associated spin-flop field HSF(D ,T ) at which a second-order SF to PM phase transition occurs. The free energies of the AFM, SF, and PM phases are derived from which Hz-T phase diagrams are constructed. For fJ=-1 and -0.75 , where fJ=θp J/TN J and θp J and TN J are the Weiss temperature in the Curie-Weiss law and the Néel temperature due to exchange interactions alone, respectively, phase diagrams in the Hz-T plane similar to previous results are obtained. However, for fJ=0 we find a topologically different phase diagram where a spin-flop bubble with PM and AFM boundaries occurs at finite Hz and T . Also calculated are properties arising from a perpendicular magnetic field, including the perpendicular susceptibility χ⊥(D ,T ) , the associated effective torque at low fields arising from the -D Sz2 term in the Hamiltonian, the high

  8. STUDIES ON ANTIFERROMAGNETISM.

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    The report describes studies on the antiferromagnetism of salts of metals of the first transition group. Low temperature heat capacities, x-ray and neutron diffraction, magnetic susceptibilities, visible, ultraviolet, and infrared spectra, and electronic and nuclear paramagnetic resonance were measured. The report lists the scientific publications which were issued as technical reports. (Author)

  9. Antiferromagnetism in chromium

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    Jaramillo, Rafael

    I present two experimental studies of the spin density wave antiferromagnetic order in elemental Chromium. The first addresses the response of the magnetic ground state to applied pressure. The spin and charge order parameters are probed at high pressure and low temperature in a diamond anvil cell using monochromatic X-ray diffraction. We find that the magnetism is suppressed exponentially with pressure, providing a canonical example of a weak-coupling, mean-field ground state, before terminating at a quantum phase transition. We confirm the harmonic relationship between the spin and charge degrees of freedom in the low temperature regime, and we identify the microscopic coupling between pressure and magnetism. The discovery of the long-sought-after quantum critical regime sets the stage for a complete study of antiferromagnetic quantum criticality in this clean model system. The second study addresses the thermodynamics and transport properties of antiferromagnetic domain structure. We find a robust thermal hysteresis in the longitudinal and Hall resistivities of sub-mm bulk Cr samples. The temperature limits of the hysteresis are correlated with domain wall fluctuations and freezing. The persistent sign of the hysteresis and the macroscopic return point memory warrant a new understanding of domain wall energetics. By combining electrical transport and X-ray microdiffraction measurements we are able to pinpoint the effects of antiferromagnetic domain walls on electron transport.

  10. Microscopic and macroscopic signatures of antiferromagnetic domain walls.

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    Jaramillo, R; Rosenbaum, T F; Isaacs, E D; Shpyrko, O G; Evans, P G; Aeppli, G; Cai, Z

    2007-03-16

    Magnetotransport measurements on small single crystals of Cr, the elemental antiferromagnet, reveal the hysteretic thermodynamics of the domain structure. The temperature dependence of the transport coefficients is directly correlated with the real-space evolution of the domain configuration as recorded by x-ray microprobe imaging, revealing the effect of antiferromagnetic domain walls on electron transport. A single antiferromagnetic domain wall interface resistance is deduced to be of order 5 x 10(-5) mu Omega cm(2) at a temperature of 100 K.

  11. Holes in Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Chen, Yang

    1990-05-01

    In this Brief Report we show that a recent model proposed by Shankar [Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 203 (1989)], describing the motion of holes in quantum antiferromagnets is equivalent to the Schwinger model [Phys. Rev. 128, 2425 (1962)] in 1+1 dimensions. Some exact results are deduced. In addition to the superconducting long-range order found by Shankar, it is shown that there is a 2pF hole density wave existing with the superconducting pairing instability.

  12. Evolution of the Electronic State through the Reduction Annealing in Electron-Doped Pr1.3-xLa0.7CexCuO4+δ (x=0.10) Single Crystals: Antiferromagnetism, Kondo Effect, and Superconductivity

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    Adachi, Tadashi; Mori, Yosuke; Takahashi, Akira; Kato, Masatsune; Nishizaki, Terukazu; Sasaki, Takahiko; Kobayashi, Norio; Koike, Yoji

    2013-06-01

    The evolution of the electronic state through the reduction annealing has been investigated in electron-doped Pr1.3-xLa0.7CexCuO4+δ (x=0.10) single crystals with the so-called T' structure. From the ab-plane and c-axis electrical resistivity measurements in magnetic fields, it has been found that, through the reduction annealing, the strongly localized state of carriers accompanied by the antiferromagnetic (AF) pseudogap in the as-grown crystal changes to a metallic state bringing about the Kondo effect without AF pseudogap and to a superconducting state. These results are able to be understood in terms of a model based on the strong electron correlation. The complete removal of excess oxygen in the T'-cuprates is expected to result in the appearance of superconductivity in a wide range of the Ce concentration including the parent compound of x=0.

  13. Antiferromagnetic hedgehogs with superconducting cores

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    Goldbart, P.M.; Sheehy, D.E.

    1998-09-01

    Excitations of the antiferromagnetic state that resemble antiferromagnetic hedgehogs at large distances but are predominantly superconducting inside a core region are discussed within the context of Zhang{close_quote}s SO(5)-symmetry-based approach to the physics of high-temperature superconducting materials. Nonsingular, in contrast with their hedgehog cousins in pure antiferromagnetism, these texture excitations are what hedgehogs become when the antiferromagnetic order parameter is permitted to {open_quotes}escape{close_quotes} into superconducting directions. The structure of such excitations is determined in a simple setting, and a number of their experimental implications are examined. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  14. Antiferromagnetic hedgehogs with superconducting cores

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    Goldbart, Paul M.; Sheehy, Daniel E.

    1998-09-01

    Excitations of the antiferromagnetic state that resemble antiferromagnetic hedgehogs at large distances but are predominantly superconducting inside a core region are discussed within the context of Zhang's SO(5)-symmetry-based approach to the physics of high-temperature superconducting materials. Nonsingular, in contrast with their hedgehog cousins in pure antiferromagnetism, these texture excitations are what hedgehogs become when the antiferromagnetic order parameter is permitted to ``escape'' into superconducting directions. The structure of such excitations is determined in a simple setting, and a number of their experimental implications are examined.

  15. Spin reorientation via antiferromagnetic coupling

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

    2014-05-07

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

  16. Kondo lattice and antiferromagnetic behavior in quaternary CeTAl4Si2 (T = Rh, Ir) single crystals

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    Maurya, Arvind; Kulkarni, Ruta; Thamizhavel, Arumugam; Paudyal, Durga; Dhar, Sudesh Kumar

    2016-02-26

    Here, we have explored in detail the anisotropic magnetic properties of CeRhAl4Si2 and CeIrAl4Si2, which undergo two antiferromagnetic transitions, at TN1 = 12.6 and 15.5 K, followed by a second transition at TN2 = 9.4 and 13.8 K, respectively, with the [001]-axis as the relatively easy axis of magnetization. The electrical resistivity at ambient and applied pressure provides evidence of Kondo interaction in both compounds, further supported by a reduced value of the entropy associated with the magnetic ordering. The Sommerfeld coefficient γ is inferred to be 195.6 and 49.4 mJ/(mol K2) for CeRhAl4Si2 and CeIrAl4Si2, respectively, classifying these materials as moderate heavy-fermion compounds. The crystal electric field energy levels are derived from the peak seen in the Schottky heat capacity. Furthermore, we have also performed electronic structure calculations by using the local spin density approximation + U [LSDA+U] approach, which provide physical insights on the observed magnetic behavior of these two compounds.

  17. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect.

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

    2016-03-04

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

  18. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect

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

    2016-03-01

    We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF2 . A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF2 (110) (30 nm )/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF2 (110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF2 through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2-80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9 T ) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF2 thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected.

  19. Antiferromagnetic spin Seebeck effect.

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

    2016-03-03

    We report on the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnetic MnF2. A device scale on-chip heater is deposited on a bilayer of MnF2 (110) (30nm)/Pt (4 nm) grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a MgF2(110) substrate. Using Pt as a spin detector layer, it is possible to measure the thermally generated spin current from MnF2 through the inverse spin Hall effect. The low temperature (2–80 K) and high magnetic field (up to 140 kOe) regime is explored. A clear spin-flop transition corresponding to the sudden rotation of antiferromagnetic spins out of the easy axis is observed in the spin Seebeck signal when large magnetic fields (>9T) are applied parallel to the easy axis of the MnF2 thin film. When the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the easy axis, the spin-flop transition is absent, as expected.

  20. Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet.

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    Wadley, P; Howells, B; Železný, J; Andrews, C; Hills, V; Campion, R P; Novák, V; Olejník, K; Maccherozzi, F; Dhesi, S S; Martin, S Y; Wagner, T; Wunderlich, J; Freimuth, F; Mokrousov, Y; Kuneš, J; Chauhan, J S; Grzybowski, M J; Rushforth, A W; Edmonds, K W; Gallagher, B L; Jungwirth, T

    2016-02-05

    Antiferromagnets are hard to control by external magnetic fields because of the alternating directions of magnetic moments on individual atoms and the resulting zero net magnetization. However, relativistic quantum mechanics allows for generating current-induced internal fields whose sign alternates with the periodicity of the antiferromagnetic lattice. Using these fields, which couple strongly to the antiferromagnetic order, we demonstrate room-temperature electrical switching between stable configurations in antiferromagnetic CuMnAs thin-film devices by applied current with magnitudes of order 10(6) ampere per square centimeter. Electrical writing is combined in our solid-state memory with electrical readout and the stored magnetic state is insensitive to and produces no external magnetic field perturbations, which illustrates the unique merits of antiferromagnets for spintronics.

  1. Piezospintronic effect in honeycomb antiferromagnets

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    Ulloa, Camilo; Troncoso, Roberto E.; Bender, Scott A.; Duine, R. A.; Nunez, A. S.

    2017-09-01

    The emission of pure spin currents by mechanical deformations, the piezospintronic effect, in antiferromagnets is studied. We characterize the piezospintronic effect in an antiferromagnetic honeycomb monolayer in response to external strains. It is shown that the strain tensor components can be evaluated in terms of the spin Berry phase. In addition, we propose an experimental setup to detect the piezospin current generated in the piezospintronic material through the inverse spin Hall effect. Our results apply to a wide family of two-dimensional antiferromagnetic materials without inversion symmetry, such as the transition-metal chalcogenophosphate materials M P X3 (M =V , Mn; X =S , Se, Te) and NiPSe3.

  2. Antiferromagnetic inclusions in lunar glass

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    Thorpe, A.N.; Senftle, F.E.; Briggs, Charles; Alexander, Corrine

    1974-01-01

    The magnetic susceptibility of 11 glass spherules from the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 fines and two specimens of a relatively large glass spherical shell were studied as a function of temperature from room temperature to liquid helium temperatures. All but one specimen showed the presence of antiferromagnetic inclusions. Closely spaced temperature measurements of the magnetic susceptibility below 77 K on five of the specimens showed antiferromagnetic temperature transitions (Ne??el transitions). With the exception of ilmenite in one specimen, these transitions did not correspond to any transitions in known antiferromagnetic compounds. ?? 1974.

  3. Coupled orthorhombic distortion, antiferromagnetism, and superconductivity in a single twin domain of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2 As2 (x =0.047)

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    Zhang, Qiang; Wang, Wenjie; Hansen, B.; Ni, N.; Bud'Ko, S. L.; Canfield, P. C.; McQueeney, R. L.; Vaknin, D.; Kim, J. W.

    2013-03-01

    The interplay between structure, magnetism, and superconductivity in single crystal Ba(Fe1-xCox)2 As2 (x =0.047) has been studied using high-resolution X-ray diffraction by monitoring charge Bragg peaks in each twin domain separately. The emergence of superconducting state is correlated with the suppression of theorthorhombic distortion around TC, exhibiting the competition between orthorhombicity and superconductivity. Above TS, the Bragg peak widths gradually broaden, possibly induced by orthorhombic (nematic) fluctuations in the paramagnetic tetragonal phase. Upon cooling, anomalies in the peak width are observed at TS and also TN indicative of strong magnetoelastic coupling. Using the capability to study individual twin domains, the peak widths in the ab-plane are found to exhibit anisotropic behavior along and perpendicular to the stripe-type AFM wave vector. In contrast, the temperature dependencies of the out-of-plane peak width showan anomaly at TN, reflecting the connection between Fe-As distance and Fe local moment. Supported by DOE Basic Energy Sciences contract no. DE-AC02-07CH11358.

  4. High-pressure ultrasonic study of the commensurate-incommensurate spin-density-wave transition in an antiferromagnetic Cr-0.3 at. % Ru alloy single crystal

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    Cankurtaran, M.; Saunders, G. A.; Wang, Q.; Ford, P. J.; Alberts, H. L.

    1992-12-01

    A comprehensive experimental study has been made of the elastic and nonlinear acoustic behavior of a dilute Cr alloy as it undergoes a commensurate (C)-incommensurate (I) spin-density-wave transition. Simultaneous measurements of the temperature dependence of ultrasonic wave velocity and attenuation of longitudinal and shear 10-MHz ultrasonic waves propagated along both the [100] and the [110] direction of Cr-0.3 at. % Ru alloy single crystal have been made in the temperature range 200-300 K. The temperature dependence of ultrasonic attenuation for each mode is characterized by a spikelike peak centered at TCI (=238.6 K) (on cooling) and at TIC (=255.6 K) (on warming). The velocities of both longitudinal and shear ultrasonic waves exhibit a large and steep increase at TCI on cooling and a similar drop at TIC on warming with a pronounced hysteresis between TIC and TCI. These observations show that the transition between the commensurate and incommensurate phases is first order. Measurements of the effects of hydrostatic pressure (up to 0.15 GPa) on the velocities of ultrasonic waves, which were made at several fixed temperatures between 248 and 297 K, show similar features: a steep increase at PCI (increasing pressure) and a similar drop at PIC (decreasing pressure) with a well-defined hysteresis. Both TCI and TIC increase strongly and approximately linearly with pressure, the mean values of dTCI/dP and dTIC/dP being (333+/-3) K/GPa and (277+/-5) K/GPa, respectively. The pressure and temperature dependencies of the anomalies in the ultrasonic wave velocity have been used to locate both the C-I and I-C boundaries on the magnetic P-T phase diagram. There is a triple point (at about 315 K and 0.22 GPa) where the paramagnetic, commensurate, and incommensurate spin-density-wave phases coexist. Results for the complete sets of the elastic stiffness tensor components and their hydrostatic pressure derivatives have been used to evaluate the acoustic-mode Gr

  5. Itinerant ferromagnetism to insulating antiferromagnetism: A magnetic and transport study of single crystal SrRu1-xMnxO3(0⩽x<0.60)

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    Cao, G.; Chikara, S.; Lin, X. N.; Elhami, E.; Durairaj, V.; Schlottmann, P.

    2005-01-01

    We report results of a magnetic and transport study of SrRu1-xMnxO3(0⩽x<0.60) , i.e., Mn doped SrRuO3 . The Mn doping drives the system from the itinerant ferromagnetic state ( TC=165K for x=0 ) through a quantum critical point at xc=0.39 to an insulating antiferromagnetic state. The onset of antiferromagnetism is abrupt with a Néel temperature increasing from 205 K for x=0.44 to 250 K for x=0.59 . Accompanying this quantum phase transition is a drastic change in resistivity by as much as eight orders of magnitude as a function of x at low temperatures. The critical composition xc=0.39 sharply separates the two distinct ground states, namely the ferromagnetic metal from the antiferromagnetic insulator.

  6. Thermophoresis of an antiferromagnetic soliton

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    Kim, Se Kwon; Tchernyshyov, Oleg; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav

    2015-07-01

    We study the dynamics of an antiferromagnetic soliton under a temperature gradient. To this end, we start by phenomenologically constructing the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation for an antiferromagnet with the aid of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. We then derive the Langevin equation for the soliton's center of mass by the collective coordinate approach. An antiferromagentic soliton behaves as a classical massive particle immersed in a viscous medium. By considering a thermodynamic ensemble of solitons, we obtain the Fokker-Planck equation, from which we extract the average drift velocity of a soliton. The diffusion coefficient is inversely proportional to a small damping constant α , which can yield a drift velocity of tens of m/s under a temperature gradient of 1 K/mm for a domain wall in an easy-axis antiferromagnetic wire with α ˜10-4 .

  7. Quantification of quantum discord in a antiferromagnetic Heisenberg compound

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    Singh, H. Chakraborty, T. Mitra, C.

    2014-04-24

    An experimental quantification of concurrence and quantum discord from heat capacity (C{sub p}) measurement performed over a solid state system has been reported. In this work, thermodynamic measurements were performed on copper nitrate (CN, Cu(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}⋅2.5H{sub 2}O) single crystals which is an alternating antiferromagnet Heisenberg spin 1/2 system. CN being a weak dimerized antiferromagnet is an ideal system to investigate correlations between spins. The theoretical expressions were used to obtain concurrence and quantum discord curves as a function of temperature from heat capacity data of a real macroscopic system, CN.

  8. Uniaxial pressure dependence of the antiferromagnetic order in UPt3

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    van Dijk, N. H.; Rodière, P.; Fåk, B.; Huxley, A.; Flouquet, J.; Fernández-Díaz, M. T.; Yakhou, F.

    The weak antiferromagnetic order of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3 has been investigated by elastic neutron-scattering measurements under applied uniaxial pressure up to 6 kbar along the a and c axes of the hexagonal crystal structure. For p||c the small antiferromagnetically ordered moment of 0.02μB/U-atom shows a non-linear decrease for increasing pressures and is still not completely suppressed at the maximum applied pressure of 6 kbar. For p||a a significant increase in the magnetic Bragg peak intensity is observed, which suggests an incomplete domain repopulation and confirms the presence of a single-k structure.

  9. Superconductivity, antiferromagnetism, and neutron scattering

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    Tranquada, John M.; Xu, Guangyong; Zaliznyak, Igor A.

    2014-01-01

    High-temperature superconductivity in both the copper-oxide and the iron-pnictide/chalcogenide systems occurs in close proximity to antiferromagnetically ordered states. Neutron scattering has been an essential technique for characterizing the spin correlations in the antiferromagnetic phases and for demonstrating how the spin fluctuations persist in the superconductors. While the nature of the spin correlations in the superconductors remains controversial, the neutron scattering measurements of magnetic excitations over broad ranges of energy and momentum transfers provide important constraints on the theoretical options. We present an overview of the neutron scattering work on high-temperature superconductors and discuss some of the outstanding issues.

  10. Spin dynamics simulations for a nanoscale Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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

    2010-03-01

    Thermoinduced magnetization(TiM) is a novel response which was predicted to occur in nanoscale antiferromagnetic materials. Extensive Monte Carlo simulations footnotetextG. Brown, A. Janotti, M. Eisenbach, and G. M. Stocks, Phys.Rev.B 72, 140405(2005) have shown that TiM is an intrinsic property of the antiferromagnetic classical Heisenberg model below the Neel temperature. To obtain a fundamental understanding of TiM, spin dynamics(SD) simulations are performed to study the spin wave behavior, which seems to be the cause of TiM. A classical Heisenberg model with an antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor exchange interaction and uniaxial single-site anisotropy is studied. Simple-cubic lattices with free boundary conditions are used. We employed the fast spin dynamics algorithms with fourth-order Suzuki-Trotter decompositions of the exponential operator. Additional small excitation peaks due to surface effects are found in transverse S(q,w).

  11. Intrinsic magnetization of antiferromagnetic textures

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    Tveten, Erlend G.; Müller, Tristan; Linder, Jacob; Brataas, Arne

    2016-03-01

    Antiferromagnets (AFMs) exhibit intrinsic magnetization when the order parameter spatially varies. This intrinsic spin is present even at equilibrium and can be interpreted as a twisting of the homogeneous AFM into a state with a finite spin. Because magnetic moments couple directly to external magnetic fields, the intrinsic magnetization can alter the dynamics of antiferromagnetic textures under such influence. Starting from the discrete Heisenberg model, we derive the continuum limit of the free energy of AFMs in the exchange approximation and explicitly rederive that the spatial variation of the antiferromagnetic order parameter is associated with an intrinsic magnetization density. We calculate the magnetization profile of a domain wall and discuss how the intrinsic magnetization reacts to external forces. We show conclusively, both analytically and numerically, that a spatially inhomogeneous magnetic field can move and control the position of domain walls in AFMs. By comparing our model to a commonly used alternative parametrization procedure for the continuum fields, we show that the physical interpretations of these fields depend critically on the choice of parametrization procedure for the discrete-to-continuous transition. This can explain why a significant amount of recent studies of the dynamics of AFMs, including effective models that describe the motion of antiferromagnetic domain walls, have neglected the intrinsic spin of the textured order parameter.

  12. Single orthorhombic b axis orientation and antiferromagnetic ordering type in multiferroic CaMnO3 thin film with La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 buffer layer

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    Wang, F.; Dong, B. J.; Zhang, Y. Q.; Liu, W.; Zhang, H. R.; Bai, Y.; Li, S. K.; Yang, T.; Sun, J. R.; Wang, Z. J.; Zhang, Z. D.

    2017-09-01

    The detailed crystal structure and antiferromagnetic properties of a 42 nm thick CaMnO3 film grown on a LaAlO3 substrate with a 9 nm La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 buffer layer have been investigated. Compared with a CaMnO3 film directly grown on a LaAlO3 substrate, only one kind of orthorhombic b axis orientation along the [100] axis of the substrate is observed in the CaMnO3 film with a La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 buffer layer. To determine the antiferromagnetic ordering type of our CaMnO3 film with a buffer layer, the first-principles calculations were carried out with the results, indicating that the CaMnO3 film, even under a tensile strain of 1.9%, is still a compensated G-type antiferromagnetic order, the same as the bulk. Moreover, the exchange bias effect is observed at the interface of the CaMnO3/La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 film, further confirming the antiferromagnetic ordering of the CaMnO3 film with a buffer layer. In addition, it is concluded that the exchange bias effect originates from the spin glass state at the La0.67Ca0.33MnO3/CaMnO3 interface, which arises from a competition between the double-exchange ferromagnetic La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 and super-exchange antiferromagnetic CaMnO3 below the spin glass freezing temperature.

  13. Strong correlation induced charge localization in antiferromagnets

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

    2013-01-01

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

  14. Antiferromagnetic ordering in MnF(salen).

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    Čižmár, Erik; Risset, Olivia N; Wang, Tong; Botko, Martin; Ahir, Akhil R; Andrus, Matthew J; Park, Ju-Hyun; Abboud, Khalil A; Talham, Daniel R; Meisel, Mark W; Brown, Stuart E

    2016-06-15

    Antiferromagnetic order at [Formula: see text] K has been identified in Mn(III)F(salen), salen  =  H14C16N2O2, an S  =  2 linear-chain system. Using single crystals, specific heat studies performed in magnetic fields up to 9 T revealed the presence of a field-independent cusp at the same temperature where (1)H NMR studies conducted at 42 MHz observed dramatic changes in the spin-lattice relaxation time, T 1, and in the linewidths. Low-field (less than 0.1 T) magnetic susceptibility studies of single crystals and randomly-arranged microcrystalline samples reveal subtle features associated with the transition.

  15. Antiferromagnetic ordering in MnF(salen)

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    Čižmár, Erik; Risset, Olivia N.; Wang, Tong; Botko, Martin; Ahir, Akhil R.; Andrus, Matthew J.; Park, Ju-Hyun; Abboud, Khalil A.; Talham, Daniel R.; Meisel, Mark W.; Brown, Stuart E.

    2016-06-01

    Antiferromagnetic order at {{T}\\text{N}}=23 K has been identified in Mn(III)F(salen), salen  =  H14C16N2O2, an S  =  2 linear-chain system. Using single crystals, specific heat studies performed in magnetic fields up to 9 T revealed the presence of a field-independent cusp at the same temperature where 1H NMR studies conducted at 42 MHz observed dramatic changes in the spin-lattice relaxation time, T 1, and in the linewidths. Low-field (less than 0.1 T) magnetic susceptibility studies of single crystals and randomly-arranged microcrystalline samples reveal subtle features associated with the transition.

  16. Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility.

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    Olejník, K; Schuler, V; Marti, X; Novák, V; Kašpar, Z; Wadley, P; Campion, R P; Edmonds, K W; Gallagher, B L; Garces, J; Baumgartner, M; Gambardella, P; Jungwirth, T

    2017-05-19

    Antiferromagnets offer a unique combination of properties including the radiation and magnetic field hardness, the absence of stray magnetic fields, and the spin-dynamics frequency scale in terahertz. Recent experiments have demonstrated that relativistic spin-orbit torques can provide the means for an efficient electric control of antiferromagnetic moments. Here we show that elementary-shape memory cells fabricated from a single-layer antiferromagnet CuMnAs deposited on a III-V or Si substrate have deterministic multi-level switching characteristics. They allow for counting and recording thousands of input pulses and responding to pulses of lengths downscaled to hundreds of picoseconds. To demonstrate the compatibility with common microelectronic circuitry, we implemented the antiferromagnetic bit cell in a standard printed circuit board managed and powered at ambient conditions by a computer via a USB interface. Our results open a path towards specialized embedded memory-logic applications and ultra-fast components based on antiferromagnets.

  17. Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility

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    Olejník, K.; Schuler, V.; Marti, X.; Novák, V.; Kašpar, Z.; Wadley, P.; Campion, R. P.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Garces, J.; Baumgartner, M.; Gambardella, P.; Jungwirth, T.

    2017-05-01

    Antiferromagnets offer a unique combination of properties including the radiation and magnetic field hardness, the absence of stray magnetic fields, and the spin-dynamics frequency scale in terahertz. Recent experiments have demonstrated that relativistic spin-orbit torques can provide the means for an efficient electric control of antiferromagnetic moments. Here we show that elementary-shape memory cells fabricated from a single-layer antiferromagnet CuMnAs deposited on a III-V or Si substrate have deterministic multi-level switching characteristics. They allow for counting and recording thousands of input pulses and responding to pulses of lengths downscaled to hundreds of picoseconds. To demonstrate the compatibility with common microelectronic circuitry, we implemented the antiferromagnetic bit cell in a standard printed circuit board managed and powered at ambient conditions by a computer via a USB interface. Our results open a path towards specialized embedded memory-logic applications and ultra-fast components based on antiferromagnets.

  18. Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility

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    Olejník, K.; Schuler, V.; Marti, X.; Novák, V.; Kašpar, Z.; Wadley, P.; Campion, R. P.; Edmonds, K. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Garces, J.; Baumgartner, M.; Gambardella, P.; Jungwirth, T.

    2017-01-01

    Antiferromagnets offer a unique combination of properties including the radiation and magnetic field hardness, the absence of stray magnetic fields, and the spin-dynamics frequency scale in terahertz. Recent experiments have demonstrated that relativistic spin-orbit torques can provide the means for an efficient electric control of antiferromagnetic moments. Here we show that elementary-shape memory cells fabricated from a single-layer antiferromagnet CuMnAs deposited on a III–V or Si substrate have deterministic multi-level switching characteristics. They allow for counting and recording thousands of input pulses and responding to pulses of lengths downscaled to hundreds of picoseconds. To demonstrate the compatibility with common microelectronic circuitry, we implemented the antiferromagnetic bit cell in a standard printed circuit board managed and powered at ambient conditions by a computer via a USB interface. Our results open a path towards specialized embedded memory-logic applications and ultra-fast components based on antiferromagnets. PMID:28524862

  19. Antiferromagnetic Dirac semimetals in two dimensions

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    Wang, Jing

    2017-03-01

    The search for symmetry-protected two-dimensional (2D) Dirac semimetals analogous to graphene is important both for fundamental and practical interest. The 2D Dirac cones are protected by crystalline symmetries and magnetic ordering may destroy their robustness. Here we propose a general framework to classify stable 2D Dirac semimetals in spin-orbit coupled systems having the combined time-reversal and inversion symmetries, and show the existence of the stable Dirac points in 2D antiferromagnetic semimetals. Compared to 3D Dirac semimetals which fall into two distinct classes, Dirac semimetals in 2D with combined time-reversal and inversion symmetries belong to a single class which is closely related to the nonsymmorphic space-group symmetries. We further provide a concrete model in antiferromagnetic semimetals which supports symmetry-protected 2D Dirac points. The symmetry breaking in such systems leads to 2D chiral topological states such as quantum anomalous Hall insulator and chiral topological superconductor phases.

  20. Spin pumping torque in antiferromagnets

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    Semenov, Yuriy G.; Kim, Ki Wook

    2017-05-01

    A currentless, magnetic-field free mechanism for the Néel vector rotation in an antiferromagnet is proposed. An efficient torque is induced by spin pumping through charging/discharging of spin filtered electrons via a ferromagnetic layer in a spin capacitor structure consisting of the two heterogenous magnetic materials. The relatively long electron spin relaxation time in the antiferromagnet enables the electron spin polarizations to retain the exchange effective field sufficiently long to modulate the local magnetic moments and subsequently the magnetic state of the material. Precession of the sublattice magnetization is modeled based on the Néel vector formulation, theoretically demonstrating the feasibility of the physical mechanism (such as the reversal) with sub-aJ energy consumption. Its potential application to spintronic devices is also discussed.

  1. Antiferromagnetism in EuCu2As2 and EuCu1.82Sb2 single crystals

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    Anand, V. K.; Johnston, D. C.

    2015-05-07

    Single crystals of EuCu2As2 and EuCu2Sb2 were grown from CuAs and CuSb self-flux, respectively. The crystallographic, magnetic, thermal, and electronic transport properties of the single crystals were investigated by room-temperature x-ray diffraction (XRD), magnetic susceptibility χ versus temperature T, isothermal magnetization M versus magnetic field H, specific heat Cp(T), and electrical resistivity ρ(T) measurements. EuCu2As2 crystallizes in the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2-type structure (space group I4/mmm), whereas EuCu2Sb2 crystallizes in the related primitive tetragonal CaBe2Ge2-type structure (space group P4/nmm). The energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and XRD data for the EuCu2Sb2 crystals showed the presence of vacancies on the Cu sites, yielding the actual composition EuCu1.82Sb2. The ρ(T) and Cp(T) data reveal metallic character for both EuCu2As2 and EuCu1.82Sb2. Antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering is indicated from the χ(T),Cp(T), and ρ(T) data for both EuCu2As2 (TN = 17.5 K) and EuCu1.82Sb2 (TN = 5.1 K). In EuCu1.82Sb2, the ordered-state χ(T) and M(H) data suggest either a collinear A-type AFM ordering of Eu+2 spins S = 7/2 or a planar noncollinear AFM structure, with the ordered moments oriented in the tetragonal ab plane in either case. This ordered-moment orientation for the A-type AFM is consistent with calculations with magnetic dipole interactions. As a result, the anisotropic χ(T) and isothermal M(H) data for EuCu2As2, also containing Eu+2 spins S = 7/2, strongly deviate from the predictions of molecular field theory for collinear AFM ordering and the

  2. Quasiparticle bandstructure of antiferromagnetic EuTe

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    Mathi Jaya, S.; Nolting, W.

    1997-11-01

    The temperature-dependent electronic quasiparticle spectrum of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor EuTe is derived by use of a combination of a many-body model procedure with a tight-binding - `linear muffin tin orbital' (TB - LMTO) band structure calculation. The central part is the d - f model for a single band electron (`test electron') being exchange coupled to the antiferromagnetically ordered localized moments of the Eu ions. The single-electron Bloch energies of the d - f model are taken from a TB - LMTO calculation for paramagnetic EuTe. The d - f model is evaluated by a recently proposed moment conserving Green function technique to get the temperature-dependent sublattice - quasiparticle bandstructure (S - QBS) and sublattice - quasiparticle density of states (S - QDOS) of the unoccupied 5d - 6s energy bands. Unconventional correlation effects and the appearance of characteristic quasiparticles (`magnetic polarons') are worked out in detail. The temperature dependence of the S - QDOS and S - QBS is mainly provoked by the spectral weights of the energy dispersions. Minority- and majority-spin spectra coincide for all temperatures but with different densities of states. Upon cooling from 0953-8984/9/47/012/img1 to T = 0 K the lower conduction band edge exhibits a small blue shift of -0.025 eV in accordance with the experiment. Quasiparticle damping manifesting itself in a temperature-dependent broadening of the spectral density peaks arises from spin exchange processes between (5d - 6s) conduction band electrons and localized 4f moments.

  3. Studies of the magnetic structure at the ferromagnet - antiferromagnet interface

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    Scholl, A.; Nolting, F.; Stohr, J.; Luning, J.; Seo, J.W.; Locquet, J.-P.; Anders, S.; Ohldag, H.; Padmore, H.A.

    2001-01-02

    Antiferromagnetic layers are a scientifically challenging component in magneto-electronic devices such as magnetic sensors in hard disk heads, or magnetic RAM elements. In this paper we show that photo-electron emission microscopy (PEEM) is capable of determining the magnetic structure at the interface of ferromagnets and antiferromagnets with high spatial resolution (down to 20 nm). Dichroism effects at the L edges of the magnetic 3d transition metals, using circularly or linearly polarized soft x-rays from a synchrotron source, give rise to a magnetic image contrast. Images, acquired with the PEEM2 experiment at the Advanced Light Source, show magnetic contrast for antiferromagnetic LaFeO{sub 3}, microscopically resolving the magnetic domain structure in an antiferromagnetically ordered thin film for the first time. Magnetic coupling between LaFeO{sub 3} and an adjacent Co layer results in a complete correlation of their magnetic domain structures. From field dependent measurements a unidirectional anisotropy resulting in a local exchange bias of up to 30 Oe in single domains could be deduced. The elemental specificity and the quantitative magnetic sensitivity render PEEM a perfect tool to study magnetic coupling effects in multi-layered thin film samples.

  4. Antiferromagnetic spin flop and exchange bias

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    Nogués, J.; Morellon, L.; Leighton, C.; Ibarra, M. R.; Schuller, Ivan K.

    2000-03-01

    The effect of the antiferromagnetic spin flop on exchange bias has been investigated in antiferromagnetic (MnF2)-ferromagnetic (Fe) bilayers. Cooling and measuring in fields larger than the antiferromagnetic spin-flop field, HSF, causes an irreversible reduction of the magnitude of the exchange bias field, HE. This indicates that, contrary to what is normally assumed, the interface spin structure does not remain ``frozen in'' below TN if large enough fields are applied.

  5. Antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the half-Heusler semimetal HoPdBi.

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    Pavlosiuk, Orest; Kaczorowski, Dariusz; Fabreges, Xavier; Gukasov, Arsen; Wiśniewski, Piotr

    2016-01-05

    We observed the coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetic order in the single-crystalline ternary pnictide HoPdBi, a plausible topological semimetal. The compound orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 1.9 K and exhibits superconductivity below Tc = 0.7 K, which was confirmed by magnetic, electrical transport and specific heat measurements. The specific heat shows anomalies corresponding to antiferromagnetic ordering transition and crystalline field effect, but not to superconducting transition. Single-crystal neutron diffraction indicates that the antiferromagnetic structure is characterized by the propagation vector. Temperature variation of the electrical resistivity reveals two parallel conducting channels of semiconducting and metallic character. In weak magnetic fields, the magnetoresistance exhibits weak antilocalization effect, while in strong fields and temperatures below 50 K it is large and negative. At temperatures below 7 K Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations with two frequencies appear in the resistivity. These oscillations have non-trivial Berry phase, which is a distinguished feature of Dirac fermions.

  6. Spin-density-wave antiferromagnetism of Cr in Fe/Cr(001) superlattices

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    Fullerton, E.E.; Bader, S.D.; Robertson, J.L.

    1996-10-01

    The antiferromagnetic spin-density-wave (SDW) order of Cr layers in Fe/Cr(001) superlattices was investigated by neutron scattering. For Cr thickness 51-190 {Angstrom}, a transverse SDW is formed for all temperatures below Neel temperature with a single wavevector Q normal to the layers. A coherent magnetic structure forms with the nodes of the SDW near the Fe-Cr interfaces. For thinner Cr layers, the magnetic scattering can be described by commensurate antiferromagnetic order.

  7. Antiferromagnetic state in bilayer graphene

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    Kharitonov, Maxim

    2012-11-01

    Motivated by the recent experiment of Velasco Jr. [J. Velasco Jr. , Nat. Nanotechnology1748-338710.1038/nnano.2011.251 7, 156 (2012)], we develop a mean-field theory of the interaction-induced antiferromagnetic (AF) state in bilayer graphene at charge neutrality point at arbitrary perpendicular magnetic field B. We demonstrate that the AF state can persist at all B. At higher B, the state continuously crosses over to the AF phase of the ν=0 quantum Hall ferromagnet, recently argued to be realized in the insulating ν=0 state. The mean-field quasiparticle gap is finite at B=0 and grows with increasing B, becoming quasilinear in the quantum Hall regime, in accord with the reported behavior of the transport gap. By adjusting the two free parameters of the model, we obtain a simultaneous quantitative agreement between the experimental and theoretical values of the key parameters of the gap dependence—its zero-field value and slope at higher fields. Our findings suggest that the insulating state observed in bilayer graphene in Ref. is antiferromagnetic (canted, once the Zeeman effect is taken into account) at all magnetic fields.

  8. Coherent bremsstrahlung of relativistic electrons in antiferromagnets

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    Kunashenko, Yu.P.

    1988-08-01

    The coherent bremsstrahlung (CB) of relativistic electrons in antiferromagnetic crystals is studied theoretically. It is shown that the internal magnetic field of an antiferromagnet has a negligible effect on CB. The complete CB spectrum is calculated for hematite, ..cap alpha..-Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/.

  9. Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory.

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    Kosub, Tobias; Kopte, Martin; Hühne, Ruben; Appel, Patrick; Shields, Brendan; Maletinsky, Patrick; Hübner, René; Liedke, Maciej Oskar; Fassbender, Jürgen; Schmidt, Oliver G; Makarov, Denys

    2017-01-03

    Magnetic random access memory schemes employing magnetoelectric coupling to write binary information promise outstanding energy efficiency. We propose and demonstrate a purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory (AF-MERAM) that offers a remarkable 50-fold reduction of the writing threshold compared with ferromagnet-based counterparts, is robust against magnetic disturbances and exhibits no ferromagnetic hysteresis losses. Using the magnetoelectric antiferromagnet Cr2O3, we demonstrate reliable isothermal switching via gate voltage pulses and all-electric readout at room temperature. As no ferromagnetic component is present in the system, the writing magnetic field does not need to be pulsed for readout, allowing permanent magnets to be used. Based on our prototypes, we construct a comprehensive model of the magnetoelectric selection mechanisms in thin films of magnetoelectric antiferromagnets, revealing misfit induced ferrimagnetism as an important factor. Beyond memory applications, the AF-MERAM concept introduces a general all-electric interface for antiferromagnets and should find wide applicability in antiferromagnetic spintronics.

  10. Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory

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    Kosub, Tobias; Kopte, Martin; Hühne, Ruben; Appel, Patrick; Shields, Brendan; Maletinsky, Patrick; Hübner, René; Liedke, Maciej Oskar; Fassbender, Jürgen; Schmidt, Oliver G.; Makarov, Denys

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic random access memory schemes employing magnetoelectric coupling to write binary information promise outstanding energy efficiency. We propose and demonstrate a purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory (AF-MERAM) that offers a remarkable 50-fold reduction of the writing threshold compared with ferromagnet-based counterparts, is robust against magnetic disturbances and exhibits no ferromagnetic hysteresis losses. Using the magnetoelectric antiferromagnet Cr2O3, we demonstrate reliable isothermal switching via gate voltage pulses and all-electric readout at room temperature. As no ferromagnetic component is present in the system, the writing magnetic field does not need to be pulsed for readout, allowing permanent magnets to be used. Based on our prototypes, we construct a comprehensive model of the magnetoelectric selection mechanisms in thin films of magnetoelectric antiferromagnets, revealing misfit induced ferrimagnetism as an important factor. Beyond memory applications, the AF-MERAM concept introduces a general all-electric interface for antiferromagnets and should find wide applicability in antiferromagnetic spintronics.

  11. Antiferromagnetic domains and the spin-flop transition of MnF2

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    Felcher, G. P.; Kleb, R.

    1996-11-01

    In antiferromagnetic MnF2 the magnetic moments of manganese are aligned along the tetragonal axis of the rutile structure. In a magnetic field HSF along that axis (9.27 T at 4.2 K) the antiferromagnetic moments flop in the basal plane. Polarized neutron diffraction measurements showed that at about HSF the entire crystal becomes aligned in a single antiferromagnetic domain, which persists even after the field is suppressed. The effect is due to a minute misalignment (a fraction of degree) of the applied field with the tetragonal axis of the crystal. The ensuing breakdown of symmetry at the spin-flop transition provides a way to control domains in this type of antiferromagnet.

  12. Antiferromagnetic domains and the spin{endash}flop transition in MnF{sub 2} (abstract)

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    Felcher, G.P.; Kleb, R.; Jaccarino, V.

    1997-04-01

    Polarized neutron diffraction measurements were carried out on a single crystal of anti- ferromagnetic MnF{sub 2} at different magnetic fields up to the spin{endash}flop transition. This compound orders antiferromagnetically below 67 K, and the magnetic moments of the two manganese atoms in the rutile structure are aligned antiferromagnetically along the tetragonal axis of the crystalline cell. By applying a magnetic field of H=9.27 T (at 4.2 K) along the axis the antiferromagnetic moments flop in the basal plane. From the polarization dependence of the (210) reflection it was found that just below the spin{endash}flop field the entire crystal becomes aligned in a single antiferromagnetic domain, and remains in such state even after the field is removed. The symmetry relations of the polarization for neutron diffraction peaks in different quadrants of the [001] zone were analyzed in the paramagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and spin{endash}flop regions (here polarization analysis sorted out the axial and basal plane components of the sublattice magnetization). In the spin{endash}flop region the magnetization induced along the tetragonal axis was found to be different for the two manganese atoms, an effect quantitatively explained by the misalignment of a fraction of degree of the applied field with the crystal axis. What is remarkable here is that a minute breakdown of symmetry provides a way to control antiferromagnetic domains. {copyright}{ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  13. Antiferromagnetic topological nodal line semimetals

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    Wang, Jing

    2017-08-01

    We study three-dimensional nodal line semimetals (NLSMs) with magnetic ordering and strong spin-orbit interaction. Two distinct classes of magnetic NLSMs are proposed. The first class is band-inversion NLSM where the accidental line node is induced by band inversion and locally protected by glide mirror plane and the combined time-reversal and inversion symmetries. This can be viewed as a trivial stacking of the two-dimensional antiferromagnetic Dirac semimetals. The second class is essential NLSM where the nodal features are filling enforced by specific magnetic symmetry group. We further provide two concrete tight-binding models for magnetic NLSMs which belong to these two different classes, respectively. We conclude with a brief discussion on the possible material venues and the experimental implications for such phases.

  14. Femtosecond optomagnetism in dielectric antiferromagnets

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    Bossini, D.; Rasing, Th

    2017-02-01

    Optical femtosecond manipulation of magnetic order is attractive for the development of new concepts for ultrafast magnetic recording. Theoretical and experimental investigations in this research area aim at establishing a physical understanding of magnetic media in light-induced non-equilibrium states. Such a quest requires one to adjust the theory of magnetism, since the thermodynamical concepts of elementary excitations and spin alignment determined by the exchange interaction are not applicable on the femtosecond time-scale after the photo-excitation. Here we report some key milestones concerning the femtosecond optical control of spins in dielectric antiferromagnets, whose spin dynamics is by nature faster than that of ferromagnets and can be triggered even without any laser heating. The recent progress of the opto-magnetic effect in the sub-wavelength regime makes this exciting research area even more promising, in terms of both fundamental breakthroughs and technological perspectives.

  15. Spin-flop states in a synthetic antiferromagnet and variations of unidirectional anisotropy in FeMn-based spin valves

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    Milyaev, M. A.; Naumova, L. I.; Chernyshova, T. A.; Proglyado, V. V.; Kulesh, N. A.; Patrakov, E. I.; Kamenskii, I. Yu.; Ustinov, V. V.

    2016-12-01

    Spin valves with a synthetic antiferromagnet have been prepared by magnetron sputtering. Regularities of the formation of single- and two-phase spin-flop states in the synthetic antiferromagnet have been studied using magnetoresistance measurements and imaging the magnetic structure. A thermomagnetic treatment of spin valve in a field that corresponds to the single-phase spin-flop state of synthetic antiferromagnet was shown to allow us to obtain a magnetically sensitive material characterized by hysteresis-free field dependence of the magnetoresistance.

  16. Spin Superfluidity in Biaxial Antiferromagnetic Insulators

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    Qaiumzadeh, Alireza; Skarsvâg, Hans; Holmqvist, Cecilia; Brataas, Arne

    2017-03-01

    Antiferromagnets may exhibit spin superfluidity since the dipole interaction is weak. We seek to establish that this phenomenon occurs in insulators such as NiO, which is a good spin conductor according to previous studies. We investigate nonlocal spin transport in a planar antiferromagnetic insulator with a weak uniaxial anisotropy. The anisotropy hinders spin superfluidity by creating a substantial threshold that the current must overcome. Nevertheless, we show that applying a high magnetic field removes this obstacle near the spin-flop transition of the antiferromagnet. Importantly, the spin superfluidity can then persist across many micrometers, even in dirty samples.

  17. Antiferromagnetic spin flop and exchange bias

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    Nogues, J.; Morellon, L.; Leighton, C.; Ibarra, M. R.; Schuller, Ivan K.

    2000-03-01

    The effect of the antiferromagnetic spin flop on exchange bias has been investigated in antiferromagnetic (MnF{sub 2})-ferromagnetic (Fe) bilayers. Cooling and measuring in fields larger than the antiferromagnetic spin-flop field, H{sub SF}, causes an irreversible reduction of the magnitude of the exchange bias field, H{sub E}. This indicates that, contrary to what is normally assumed, the interface spin structure does not remain ''frozen in'' below T{sub N} if large enough fields are applied. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  18. Classical Antiferromagnetism in Kinetically Frustrated Electronic Models

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    Sposetti, C. N.; Bravo, B.; Trumper, A. E.; Gazza, C. J.; Manuel, L. O.

    2014-05-01

    We study, by means of the density matrix renormalization group, the infinite U Hubbard model—with one hole doped away from half filling—in triangular and square lattices with frustrated hoppings, which invalidate Nagaoka's theorem. We find that these kinetically frustrated models have antiferromagnetic ground states with classical local magnetization in the thermodynamic limit. We identify the mechanism of this kinetic antiferromagnetism with the release of the kinetic energy frustration, as the hole moves in the established antiferromagnetic background. This release can occur in two different ways: by a nontrivial spin Berry phase acquired by the hole, or by the effective vanishing of the hopping amplitude along the frustrating loops.

  19. Domain walls in antiferromagnetically coupled multilayer films.

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    Hellwig, Olav; Berger, Andreas; Fullerton, Eric E

    2003-11-07

    We report experimentally observed magnetic domain-wall structures in antiferromagnetically coupled multilayer films with perpendicular anisotropy. Our studies reveal a first-order phase transition from domain walls with no net moment to domain walls with ferromagnetic cores. The transition originates from the competition between dipolar and exchange energies, which we tune by means of layer thickness. Although observed in a synthetic antiferromagnetic system, such domain-wall structures may be expected to occur in A-type antiferromagnets with anisotropic exchange coupling.

  20. Solitonlike magnetization textures in noncollinear antiferromagnets

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    Ulloa, Camilo; Nunez, A. S.

    2016-04-01

    We show that proper control of magnetization textures can be achieved in noncollinear antiferromagnets. This opens the versatile toolbox of domain-wall manipulation in the context of a different family of materials. In this way, we show that noncollinear antiferromagnets are a good prospect for applications in the context of antiferromagnetic spintronics. As in many noncollinear antiferromagnets, the order parameter field takes values in SO(3). By performing a gradient expansion in the energy functional we derive an effective theory that accounts for the physics of the magnetization of long-wavelength excitations. We apply our formalism to static and dynamic textures such as domain walls and localized oscillations, and identify topologically protected textures that are spatially localized. Our results are applicable to the exchange-bias materials Mn3X , with X =Ir,Rh,Pt .

  1. Thermalization of a dimerized antiferromagnetic spin chain.

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    Konstantinidis, N P

    2016-01-20

    Thermalization is investigated for the one-dimensional anisotropic antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with dimerized nearest-neighbor interactions that break integrability. For this purpose the time evolution of local operator expectation values after an interacting quench is calculated directly with the Chebyshev polynomial expansion, and the deviation of the diagonal from the canonical thermal ensemble value is calculated for increasing system size for these operators. The spatial and spin symmetries of the Hamiltonian are taken into account to divide it into symmetry subsectors. The rate of thermalization is found to weaken with the dimerization parameter as the Hamiltonian evolves between two integrable limits, the non-dimerized and the fully dimerized where the chain breaks up into isolated dimers. This conclusion is supported by the distribution of the local operator off-diagonal elements between the eigenstates of the Hamiltonian with respect to their energy difference, which determines the strength of temporal fluctuations. The off-diagonal elements have a low-energy peak for small dimerization which facilitates thermalization, and originates in the reduction of spatial symmetry with respect to the non-dimerized limit. For increasing dimerization their distribution changes and develops a single low-energy maximum that relates to the fully dimerized limit and slows down thermalization.

  2. Characterization of the Dilute Ising Antiferromagnet

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    Wiener, Timothy

    2000-09-12

    A spin glass is a magnetic ground state in which ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions compete, thereby creating frustration and a multidegenerate state with no long range order. An Ising system is a system where the spins are constrained to lie parallel or antiparallel to a primary axis. There has been much theoretical interest in the past ten years in the effects of applying a magnetic field transverse to the primary axis in an Ising spin glass at low temperatures and thus study phase transitions at the T=0 limit. The focus of this study is to search for and characterize a new Ising spin glass system. This is accomplished by site diluting yttrium for terbium in the crystalline material TbNi2Ge2. The first part of this work gives a brief overview of the physics of rare earth magnetism and an overview of experimental characteristics of spin glasses. This is followed by the methodology used to manufacture the large single crystals used in this study, as well as the measurement techniques used. Next, a summary of the results of magnetic measurements on across the dilution series from pure terbium to pure yttrium is presented. This is followed by detailed measurements on particular dilutions which demonstrate spin glass behavior. Pure TbNi2Ge2 is an Ising antiferromagnet with a several distinct metamagnetic states below 17 K. As the terbium is alloyed with yttrium, these magnetic states are weakened in a consistent manner, as is seen in measurements of the transition temperatures and analysis of Curie-Weiss behavior at high temperature. At low concentrations of terbium, below 35%, long range order is no longer present and a spin-glass-like state emerges. This state is studied through various measurements, dc and ac susceptibility, resistivity, and specific heat. This magnetic behavior was then compared to that of other well characterized spin glasses. It is concluded that there is a region of

  3. Dinuclear metallacycles with single M-O(H)-M bridges [M = Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II)]: effects of large bridging angles on structure and antiferromagnetic superexchange interactions.

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    Reger, Daniel L; Pascui, Andrea E; Foley, Elizabeth A; Smith, Mark D; Jezierska, Julia; Ozarowski, Andrew

    2014-02-17

    The reactions of M(ClO4)2·xH2O and the ditopic ligands m-bis[bis(1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene (Lm) or m-bis[bis(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene (Lm*) in the presence of triethylamine lead to the formation of monohydroxide-bridged, dinuclear metallacycles of the formula [M2(μ-OH)(μ-Lm)2](ClO4)3 (M = Fe(II), Co(II), Cu(II)) or [M2(μ-OH)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3 (M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II)). With the exception of the complexes where the ligand is Lm and the metal is copper(II), all of these complexes have distorted trigonal bipyramidal geometry around the metal centers and unusual linear (Lm*) or nearly linear (Lm) M-O-M angles. For the two solvates of [Cu2(μ-OH)(μ-Lm)2](ClO4)3, the Cu-O-Cu angles are significantly bent and the geometry about the metal is distorted square pyramidal. All of the copper(II) complexes have structural distortions expected for the pseudo-Jahn-Teller effect. The two cobalt(II) complexes show moderate antiferromagnetic coupling, -J = 48-56 cm(-1), whereas the copper(II) complexes show very strong antiferromagnetic coupling, -J = 555-808 cm(-1). The largest coupling is observed for [Cu2(μ-OH)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3, the complex with a Cu-O-Cu angle of 180°, such that the exchange interaction is transmitted through the dz(2) and the oxygen s and px orbitals. The interaction decreases, but it is still significant, as the Cu-O-Cu angle decreases and the character of the metal orbital becomes increasingly d(x(2)-y(2)). These intermediate geometries and magnetic interactions lead to spin Hamiltonian parameters for the copper(II) complexes in the EPR spectra that have large E/D ratios and one g matrix component very close to 2. Density functional theory calculations were performed using the hybrid B3LYP functional in association with the TZVPP basis set, resulting in reasonable agreement with the experiments.

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

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

    2011-02-11

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

  5. Synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles with tunable susceptibilities

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    Hu, Wei; Wilson, Robert J.; Earhart, Christopher M.; Koh, Ai Leen; Sinclair, Robert; Wang, Shan X.

    2009-01-01

    High-moment monodisperse disk-shaped Co–Fe magnetic nanoparticles, stable in aqueous solution, were physically fabricated by using nanoimprinted templates and vacuum deposition techniques. These multilayer synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles exhibit nearly zero magnetic remanence and coercivity, and susceptibilities which can be tuned by exploiting interlayer magnetic interactions. In addition, a low cost method of scaling up the production of sub-100 nm synthetic antiferromagnetic nanoparticles is demonstrated. PMID:19529797

  6. Magnon Spin Nernst Effect in Antiferromagnets

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    Zyuzin, Vladimir A.; Kovalev, Alexey A.

    2016-11-01

    We predict that a temperature gradient can induce a magnon-mediated spin Hall response in an antiferromagnet with nontrivial magnon Berry curvature. We develop a linear response theory which gives a general condition for a Hall current to be well defined, even when the thermal Hall response is forbidden by symmetry. We apply our theory to a honeycomb lattice antiferromagnet and discuss a role of magnon edge states in a finite geometry.

  7. Constructing a magnetic handle for antiferromagnetic manganites

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    Glavic, Artur; Dixit, Hemant; Cooper, Valentino R.; Aczel, Adam A.

    2016-04-27

    An intrinsic property of antiferromagnetic materials is the compensation of the magnetic moments from the individual atoms that prohibits the direct interaction of the spin lattice with an external magnetic field. To overcome this limitation we have created artificial spin structures by heteroepitaxy between two bulk antiferromagnets SrMnO 3 and NdMnO 3 . We demonstrate that charge transfer at the interface results in the creation of thin ferromagnetic layers adjacent to A -type antiferromagnetism in thick NdMnO 3 layers. A novel interference based neutron diffraction technique and polarized neutron reflectometry are used to confirm the presence of ferromagnetism in the SrMnO 3 layers and to probe the relative alignment of antiferromagnetic spins induced by the coupling at the ferro- to antiferromagnet interface. A density functional theory analysis of the driving forces for the exchange reveals strong ferromagnetic interfacial coupling through quantifiable short range charge transfer. Our results confirm a layer-by-layer control of magnetic arrangements that constitutes a promising step on a path towards isothermal magnetic control of antiferromagnetic arrangements as would be necessary in spin-based heterostructures like multiferroic devices.

  8. Constructing a magnetic handle for antiferromagnetic manganites

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    Glavic, Artur; Dixit, Hemant; Cooper, Valentino R.; ...

    2016-04-27

    An intrinsic property of antiferromagnetic materials is the compensation of the magnetic moments from the individual atoms that prohibits the direct interaction of the spin lattice with an external magnetic field. To overcome this limitation we have created artificial spin structures by heteroepitaxy between two bulk antiferromagnets SrMnO 3 and NdMnO 3 . We demonstrate that charge transfer at the interface results in the creation of thin ferromagnetic layers adjacent to A -type antiferromagnetism in thick NdMnO 3 layers. A novel interference based neutron diffraction technique and polarized neutron reflectometry are used to confirm the presence of ferromagnetism in themore » SrMnO 3 layers and to probe the relative alignment of antiferromagnetic spins induced by the coupling at the ferro- to antiferromagnet interface. A density functional theory analysis of the driving forces for the exchange reveals strong ferromagnetic interfacial coupling through quantifiable short range charge transfer. Our results confirm a layer-by-layer control of magnetic arrangements that constitutes a promising step on a path towards isothermal magnetic control of antiferromagnetic arrangements as would be necessary in spin-based heterostructures like multiferroic devices.« less

  9. Roughness effects in uncompensated antiferromagnets

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    Charilaou, M.; Hellman, F.

    2015-02-28

    Monte Carlo simulations show that roughness in uncompensated antiferromagnets decreases not just the surface magnetization but also the net magnetization and particularly strongly affects the temperature dependence. In films with step-type roughness, each step creates a new compensation front that decreases the global net magnetization. The saturation magnetization decreases non-monotonically with increasing roughness and does not scale with the surface area. Roughness in the form of surface vacancies changes the temperature-dependence of the magnetization; when only one surface has vacancies, the saturation magnetization will decrease linearly with surface occupancy, whereas when both surfaces have vacancies, the magnetization is negative and exhibits a compensation point at finite temperature, which can be tuned by controlling the occupancy. Roughness also affects the spin-texture of the surfaces due to long-range dipolar interactions and generates non-collinear spin configurations that could be used in devices to produce locally modified exchange bias. These results explain the strongly reduced magnetization found in magnetometry experiments and furthers our understanding of the temperature-dependence of exchange bias.

  10. Quantum annealing with antiferromagnetic fluctuations.

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    Seki, Yuya; Nishimori, Hidetoshi

    2012-05-01

    We introduce antiferromagnetic quantum fluctuations into quantum annealing in addition to the conventional transverse-field term. We apply this method to the infinite-range ferromagnetic p-spin model, for which the conventional quantum annealing has been shown to have difficulties in finding the ground state efficiently due to a first-order transition. We study the phase diagram of this system both analytically and numerically. Using the static approximation, we find that there exists a quantum path to reach the final ground state from the trivial initial state that avoids first-order transitions for intermediate values of p. We also study numerically the energy gap between the ground state and the first excited state and find evidence for intermediate values of p for which the time complexity scales polynomially with the system size at a second-order transition point along the quantum path that avoids first-order transitions. These results suggest that quantum annealing would be able to solve this problem with intermediate values of p efficiently, in contrast to the case with only simple transverse-field fluctuations.

  11. Existence of fermion zero modes and deconfinement of spinons in quantum antiferromagnetism resulting from algebraic spin liquid

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    Kim, Ki-Seok

    2005-12-01

    We investigate the quantum antiferromagnetism arising from algebraic spin liquid via spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking. We claim that in the antiferromagnet massive Dirac spinons can appear to make a broad continuum spectrum at high energies in inelastic neutron scattering. The mechanism of spinon deconfinement results from the existence of fermion zero modes in single monopole potentials. Neel vectors can make a hedgehog configuration around a magnetic monopole of compact U(1) gauge fields. Remarkably, in the monopole composite potential the Dirac fermion is shown to have a zero mode. The emergence of the fermion zero mode forbids the condensation of monopoles, resulting in deconfinement of Dirac spinons in the quantum antiferromagnet.

  12. Dinuclear Metallacycles with Single M-X-M Bridges (X = Cl(-), Br(-); M = Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II)): Strong Antiferromagnetic Superexchange Interactions.

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    Reger, Daniel L; Pascui, Andrea E; Foley, Elizabeth A; Smith, Mark D; Jezierska, Julia; Wojciechowska, Agnieszka; Stoian, Sebastian A; Ozarowski, Andrew

    2017-03-06

    A series of monochloride-bridged, dinuclear metallacycles of the general formula [M2(μ-Cl)(μ-L)2](ClO4)3 have been prepared using the third-generation, ditopic bis(pyrazolyl)methane ligands L = m-bis[bis(1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene (Lm), M = Cu(II), Zn(II), and L = m-bis[bis(3,5-dimethyl-1-pyrazolyl)methyl]benzene (Lm*), M = Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II). These complexes were synthesized from the direct reactions of M(ClO4)2·6H2O, MCl2, and the ligand, Lm or Lm*, in the appropriate stoichiometric amounts. Three analogous complexes of the formula [M2(μ-Cl)(μ-L)2](BF4)3, L = Lm, M = Cu(II), and L = Lm*, M = Co(II), Cu(II), were prepared from the reaction of [M2(μ-F)(μ-L)2](BF4)3 and (CH3)3SiCl. The bromide-bridged complex [Cu2(μ-Br)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3 was prepared by the first method. Three acyclic complexes, [Co2(μ-Lm)μ-Cl4], [Co2(μ-Lm*)Cl4], and [Co2(μ-Lm*)Br4], were also prepared. The structures of all [M2(μ-X)(μ-L)2](3+) (X = Cl(-), Br(-)) complexes have two ditopic bis(pyrazolyl)methane ligands bridging two metals in a metallacyclic arrangement. The fifth coordination site of the distorted trigonal bipyramidal metal centers is filled by a bridging halide ligand that has an unusual linear or nearly linear M-X-M angle. The NMR spectra of [Zn2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3 and especially [Cd2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3 demonstrate that the metallacycle structure is maintained in solution. Solid state magnetic susceptibility data for the copper(II) compounds show very strong antiferromagnetic exchange interactions, with -J values of 536 cm(-1) for [Cu2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm)2](ClO4)3·xCH3CN, 720 cm(-1) for [Cu2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3, and 945 cm(-1) for [Cu2(μ-Br)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3·2CH3CN. Smaller but still substantial antiferromagnetic interactions are observed with other first row transition metals, with -J values of 98 cm(-1) for [Ni2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3, 55 cm(-1) for [Co2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4)3, and 34 cm(-1) for [Fe2(μ-Cl)(μ-Lm*)2](ClO4

  13. Symmetry Reduction in the Quantum Kagome Antiferromagnet Herbertsmithite

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    Zorko, A.; Herak, M.; Gomilšek, M.; van Tol, J.; Velázquez, M.; Khuntia, P.; Bert, F.; Mendels, P.

    2017-01-01

    Employing complementary torque magnetometry and electron spin resonance on single crystals of herbertsmithite, the closest realization to date of a quantum kagome antiferromagnet featuring a spin-liquid ground state, we provide novel insight into different contributions to its magnetism. At low temperatures, two distinct types of defects with different magnetic couplings to the kagome spins are found. Surprisingly, their magnetic response contradicts the threefold symmetry of the ideal kagome lattice, suggesting the presence of a global structural distortion that may be related to the establishment of the spin-liquid ground state.

  14. Antiferromagnetic Mn 50Fe 50 wire with large magnetostriction

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    He, Aina; Ma, Tianyu; Zhang, Jingjing; Luo, Wei; Yan, Mi

    2009-11-01

    This work presents a study on the relation between the fiber texture and the magnetostrictive performance in an antiferromagnetic Mn 50Fe 50 alloy wire, which was prepared through the combining process of hot rolling and cold drawing. The face-centered cubic (fcc) crystal structure can be retained during the plastic deformation process. Mixed fiber textures consisting of both <1 1 0> and <1 0 0> components were formed along the drawing direction (DD) in the wire. A large magnetostriction of 750 ppm was obtained along DD under 1.2 T, which can be ascribed to the single γ phase and the formation of preferred crystal orientation.

  15. Symmetry Reduction in the Quantum Kagome Antiferromagnet Herbertsmithite.

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    Zorko, A; Herak, M; Gomilšek, M; van Tol, J; Velázquez, M; Khuntia, P; Bert, F; Mendels, P

    2017-01-06

    Employing complementary torque magnetometry and electron spin resonance on single crystals of herbertsmithite, the closest realization to date of a quantum kagome antiferromagnet featuring a spin-liquid ground state, we provide novel insight into different contributions to its magnetism. At low temperatures, two distinct types of defects with different magnetic couplings to the kagome spins are found. Surprisingly, their magnetic response contradicts the threefold symmetry of the ideal kagome lattice, suggesting the presence of a global structural distortion that may be related to the establishment of the spin-liquid ground state.

  16. Exchange bias mechanism at the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interface with rotatable antiferromagnetic spins: A Monte Carlo study

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    Hu, Yong; Wang, Yuying; Chi, Xiaodan; Li, Xuesi; Du, An; Shi, Feng

    2017-08-01

    We perform modified Monte Carlo simulations on a ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayer structure with adjustable antiferromagnetic anisotropy and degree of exchange coupling. Generally, both the antiferromagnetic anisotropy and the degree of exchange coupling at the ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interface are difficult to be directly detected experimentally. However, they may play crucial roles in establishing the exchange bias properties through determining whether the antiferromagnetic spins at the interface are rotatable or pinned. Therefore, we precisely calculated the numbers of rotatable and pinned antiferromagnetic spins at the interface and analyzed their contribution to exchange bias and coercivity in the specified ranges of antiferromagnetic anisotropy and degree of exchange coupling. The simulation results may help to clarify the experimental controversies concerning the occurrence of exchange bias effect prior to the detection of pinned uncompensated antiferromagnetic spins. They can also be used to properly interpret the dependence of exchange bias on several-nanometer antiferromagnetic layer thicknesses.

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

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

    2016-08-19

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

  18. Antiferromagnetic domain wall motion driven by spin-orbit torques

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

    2016-01-01

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

  19. An itinerant antiferromagnetic metal without magnetic constituents

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    Svanidze, E.; Wang, Jiakui K.; Besara, T.; Liu, L.; Huang, Q.; Siegrist, T.; Frandsen, B.; Lynn, J. W.; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.; Gamża, Monika B.; Aronson, M. C.; Uemura, Y. J.; Morosan, E.

    2015-01-01

    The origin of magnetism in metals has been traditionally discussed in two diametrically opposite limits: itinerant and local moments. Surprisingly, there are very few known examples of materials that are close to the itinerant limit, and their properties are not universally understood. In the case of the two such examples discovered several decades ago, the itinerant ferromagnets ZrZn2 and Sc3In, the understanding of their magnetic ground states draws on the existence of 3d electrons subject to strong spin fluctuations. Similarly, in Cr, an elemental itinerant antiferromagnet with a spin density wave ground state, its 3d electron character has been deemed crucial to it being magnetic. Here, we report evidence for an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal with no magnetic constituents: TiAu. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below a Néel temperature of 36 K, about an order of magnitude smaller than in Cr, rendering the spin fluctuations in TiAu more important at low temperatures. This itinerant antiferromagnet challenges the currently limited understanding of weak itinerant antiferromagnetism, while providing insights into the effects of spin fluctuations in itinerant–electron systems. PMID:26166042

  20. An itinerant antiferromagnetic metal without magnetic constituents.

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    Svanidze, E; Wang, Jiakui K; Besara, T; Liu, L; Huang, Q; Siegrist, T; Frandsen, B; Lynn, J W; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H; Gamża, Monika B; Aronson, M C; Uemura, Y J; Morosan, E

    2015-07-13

    The origin of magnetism in metals has been traditionally discussed in two diametrically opposite limits: itinerant and local moments. Surprisingly, there are very few known examples of materials that are close to the itinerant limit, and their properties are not universally understood. In the case of the two such examples discovered several decades ago, the itinerant ferromagnets ZrZn2 and Sc3In, the understanding of their magnetic ground states draws on the existence of 3d electrons subject to strong spin fluctuations. Similarly, in Cr, an elemental itinerant antiferromagnet with a spin density wave ground state, its 3d electron character has been deemed crucial to it being magnetic. Here, we report evidence for an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal with no magnetic constituents: TiAu. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below a Néel temperature of 36 K, about an order of magnitude smaller than in Cr, rendering the spin fluctuations in TiAu more important at low temperatures. This itinerant antiferromagnet challenges the currently limited understanding of weak itinerant antiferromagnetism, while providing insights into the effects of spin fluctuations in itinerant-electron systems.

  1. Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory

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    Kosub, Tobias; Kopte, Martin; Hühne, Ruben; Appel, Patrick; Shields, Brendan; Maletinsky, Patrick; Hübner, René; Liedke, Maciej Oskar; Fassbender, Jürgen; Schmidt, Oliver G.; Makarov, Denys

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic random access memory schemes employing magnetoelectric coupling to write binary information promise outstanding energy efficiency. We propose and demonstrate a purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory (AF-MERAM) that offers a remarkable 50-fold reduction of the writing threshold compared with ferromagnet-based counterparts, is robust against magnetic disturbances and exhibits no ferromagnetic hysteresis losses. Using the magnetoelectric antiferromagnet Cr2O3, we demonstrate reliable isothermal switching via gate voltage pulses and all-electric readout at room temperature. As no ferromagnetic component is present in the system, the writing magnetic field does not need to be pulsed for readout, allowing permanent magnets to be used. Based on our prototypes, we construct a comprehensive model of the magnetoelectric selection mechanisms in thin films of magnetoelectric antiferromagnets, revealing misfit induced ferrimagnetism as an important factor. Beyond memory applications, the AF-MERAM concept introduces a general all-electric interface for antiferromagnets and should find wide applicability in antiferromagnetic spintronics. PMID:28045029

  2. An itinerant antiferromagnetic metal without magnetic constituents

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    Svanidze, E.; Wang, Jiakui K.; Besara, T.; Liu, L.; Huang, Q.; Siegrist, T.; Frandsen, B.; Lynn, J. W.; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.; Gamża, Monika B.; Aronson, M. C.; Uemura, Y. J.; Morosan, E.

    2015-07-13

    The origin of magnetism in metals has been traditionally discussed in two diametrically opposite limits: itinerant and local moments. Surprisingly, there are very few known examples of materials that are close to the itinerant limit, and their properties are not universally understood. In the case of the two such examples discovered several decades ago, the itinerant ferromagnets ZrZn2 and Sc3In, the understanding of their magnetic ground states draws on the existence of 3d electrons subject to strong spin fluctuations. Similarly, in Cr, an elemental itinerant antiferromagnet with a spin density wave ground state, its 3d electron character has been deemed crucial to it being magnetic. Here, we report evidence for an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal with no magnetic constituents: TiAu. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below a Néel temperature of 36 K, about an order of magnitude smaller than in Cr, rendering the spin fluctuations in TiAu more important at low temperatures. In conclusion, this itinerant antiferromagnet challenges the currently limited understanding of weak itinerant antiferromagnetism, while providing insights into the effects of spin fluctuations in itinerant–electron systems.

  3. An itinerant antiferromagnetic metal without magnetic constituents

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    Svanidze, E.; Wang, Jiakui K.; Besara, T.; ...

    2015-07-13

    The origin of magnetism in metals has been traditionally discussed in two diametrically opposite limits: itinerant and local moments. Surprisingly, there are very few known examples of materials that are close to the itinerant limit, and their properties are not universally understood. In the case of the two such examples discovered several decades ago, the itinerant ferromagnets ZrZn2 and Sc3In, the understanding of their magnetic ground states draws on the existence of 3d electrons subject to strong spin fluctuations. Similarly, in Cr, an elemental itinerant antiferromagnet with a spin density wave ground state, its 3d electron character has been deemedmore » crucial to it being magnetic. Here, we report evidence for an itinerant antiferromagnetic metal with no magnetic constituents: TiAu. Antiferromagnetic order occurs below a Néel temperature of 36 K, about an order of magnitude smaller than in Cr, rendering the spin fluctuations in TiAu more important at low temperatures. In conclusion, this itinerant antiferromagnet challenges the currently limited understanding of weak itinerant antiferromagnetism, while providing insights into the effects of spin fluctuations in itinerant–electron systems.« less

  4. Itinerant Antiferromagnetism in RuO2

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    Berlijn, Tom; Snijders, Paul C.; Delaire, Oliver A.; ...

    2017-02-15

    Bulk rutile RuO2 has long been considered a Pauli paramagnet. Here, in this article, we report that RuO2 exhibits a hitherto undetected lattice distortion below approximately 900 K. The distortion is accompanied by antiferromagnetic order up to at least 300 K with a small room temperature magnetic moment of approximately 0.05μB as evidenced by polarized neutron diffraction. Density functional theory plus U(DFT+U) calculations indicate that antiferromagnetism is favored even for small values of the Hubbard U of the order of 1 eV. The antiferromagnetism may be traced to a Fermi surface instability, lifting the band degeneracy imposed by the rutilemore » crystal field. The combination of high Néel temperature and small itinerant moments make RuO2 unique among ruthenate compounds and among oxide materials in general.« less

  5. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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

    2016-01-01

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

  6. Itinerant Antiferromagnetism in RuO2

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    Berlijn, T.; Snijders, P. C.; Delaire, O.; Zhou, H.-D.; Maier, T. A.; Cao, H.-B.; Chi, S.-X.; Matsuda, M.; Wang, Y.; Koehler, M. R.; Kent, P. R. C.; Weitering, H. H.

    2017-02-01

    Bulk rutile RuO2 has long been considered a Pauli paramagnet. Here we report that RuO2 exhibits a hitherto undetected lattice distortion below approximately 900 K. The distortion is accompanied by antiferromagnetic order up to at least 300 K with a small room temperature magnetic moment of approximately 0.05 μB as evidenced by polarized neutron diffraction. Density functional theory plus U (DFT +U ) calculations indicate that antiferromagnetism is favored even for small values of the Hubbard U of the order of 1 eV. The antiferromagnetism may be traced to a Fermi surface instability, lifting the band degeneracy imposed by the rutile crystal field. The combination of high Néel temperature and small itinerant moments make RuO2 unique among ruthenate compounds and among oxide materials in general.

  7. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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

    2016-04-06

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

  8. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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

    2016-04-06

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

  9. Antiferromagnetic Spin Wave Field-Effect Transistor

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

    2016-04-01

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

  10. Paramagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect

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    Wu, Stephen

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

  11. Antiferromagnetic domains in epitaxial thin films

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    Scholl, Andreas

    2002-03-01

    Interface and surface effects play a central role in modern magnet structures. Magnetic exchange coupling and bias, spin injection across the boundary between magnetic and non-magnetic layers, and the surface and interface anisotropy in multilayers are examples for interface phenomena that are utilized in magneto-electronics. In particular, the microscopic origin of exchange bias at ferromagnet/antiferromagnet interfaces is still an unsolved problem despite of intense research, driven by the important application of exchange bias in hard disk read-heads and magnetic RAM. Knowledge of the microscopic magnetic structure in antiferromagnetic thin films and surfaces is of crucial importance for a better understanding of the exchange bias effect. Microscopic experiments on magnetically coupled ferromagnet/antiferromagnet layers using X-ray Photoemission Electron Microscopy (X-PEEM) now provide a new insight into the microscopic processes at this important interface. Using a combination of x-ray magnetic dichroism (XMD) contrast and microscopic electron yield detection we have resolved the magnetic domain structure in LaFeO3 and NiO thin films and crystals. The antiferromagnetic domain structure is linked to the crystallographic structure of the material and vanishes approaching the magnetic ordering temperature. Ferromagnetic films grown on the antiferromagnetic substrate show a corresponding ferromagnetic domain structure, an uniaxial exchange anistropy and a local bias which increases with decreasing domain size, suggesting a statistical origin of the bias effect. The role of uncompensated interface spins will also be discussed. We will present first experiments on magnetic interlayer coupling across metallic antiferromagnets, which suggest a similar origin of bias in full-metallic exchange bias system. A. Scholl et al., Science 287, 1014 (2000), F. Nolting et al., Nature 405, 767 (2000), H. Ohldag et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2878 (2001)

  12. Ground-state candidate for the classical dipolar kagome Ising antiferromagnet

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    Chioar, I. A.; Rougemaille, N.; Canals, B.

    2016-06-01

    We have investigated the low-temperature thermodynamic properties of the classical dipolar kagome Ising antiferromagnet using Monte Carlo simulations, in the quest for the ground-state manifold. In spite of the limitations of a single-spin-flip approach, we managed to identify certain ordering patterns in the low-temperature regime and we propose a candidate for this unknown state. This configuration presents some intriguing features and is fully compatible with the extrapolations of the at-equilibrium thermodynamic behavior sampled so far, making it a very likely choice for the dipolar long-range ordered state of the classical kagome Ising antiferromagnet.

  13. Magnetic Structure of the Local-moment Antiferromagnet CeCuSn

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    Chang, S.; Janssen, Y.; Garlea, Vasile O; Zarestky, Jerel L; Nakotte, H.; McQueeney, R. J.

    2005-01-01

    We report on single-crystal neutron diffraction studies of the local-moment antiferromagnet CeCuSn. The ground-state magnetic structure is characterized by a magnetic wave vector k = (0.115,0,0). The onset of antiferromagnetic order occurs around 12 K with an inflection in the temperature dependence of the magnetic intensities at about 8 K. This is in contrast to bulk measurements, which only show broad features at 8--10 K. The ordered moments are likely reduced from the free-ion moment for Ce.

  14. Strain-induced ferromagnetism in antiferromagnetic LuMnO3 thin films.

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    White, J S; Bator, M; Hu, Y; Luetkens, H; Stahn, J; Capelli, S; Das, S; Döbeli, M; Lippert, Th; Malik, V K; Martynczuk, J; Wokaun, A; Kenzelmann, M; Niedermayer, Ch; Schneider, C W

    2013-07-19

    Single phase and strained LuMnO(3) thin films are discovered to display coexisting ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic orders. A large moment ferromagnetism (≈1μ(B)), which is absent in bulk samples, is shown to display a magnetic moment distribution that is peaked at the highly strained substrate-film interface. We further show that the strain-induced ferromagnetism and the antiferromagnetic order are coupled via an exchange field, therefore demonstrating strained rare-earth manganite thin films as promising candidate systems for new multifunctional devices.

  15. Strain-Induced Ferromagnetism in Antiferromagnetic LuMnO3 Thin Films

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    White, J. S.; Bator, M.; Hu, Y.; Luetkens, H.; Stahn, J.; Capelli, S.; Das, S.; Döbeli, M.; Lippert, Th.; Malik, V. K.; Martynczuk, J.; Wokaun, A.; Kenzelmann, M.; Niedermayer, Ch.; Schneider, C. W.

    2013-07-01

    Single phase and strained LuMnO3 thin films are discovered to display coexisting ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic orders. A large moment ferromagnetism (≈1μB), which is absent in bulk samples, is shown to display a magnetic moment distribution that is peaked at the highly strained substrate-film interface. We further show that the strain-induced ferromagnetism and the antiferromagnetic order are coupled via an exchange field, therefore demonstrating strained rare-earth manganite thin films as promising candidate systems for new multifunctional devices.

  16. Observation of antiferromagnetic correlations in UBe 13

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    Neumann, K. U.; Capellmann, H.; Fisk, Z.; Smith, J. L.; Ziebeck, K. R. A.

    1986-11-01

    The wavevector and energy dependence of the paramagnetic response in the normal phase of the Heavy Fermion system UBe 13 has been investigated between 10 K and 300 K using polarized neutrons and polarization analysis. At 10 K the response was found to be enhanced at non zero wave-vectors indicating the presence of strong antiferromagnetic correlations. The peaks in the scattering occured at positions expected for incipient type G antiferromagnetism of the simple cubic uranium sublattice. At room temperature the spatial correlations completely disappeared and the response was wave vector independent. Constant Q scans carried out at 10 K confirmed the Lorentzian dependence proposed by Goldman et al. [1].

  17. Giant Anomalous Hall Effect in the Chiral Antiferromagnet Mn3Ge

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    Kiyohara, Naoki; Tomita, Takahiro; Nakatsuji, Satoru

    2016-06-01

    The external field control of antiferromagnetism is a significant subject both for basic science and technological applications. As a useful macroscopic response to detect magnetic states, the anomalous Hall effect (AHE) is known for ferromagnets, but it has never been observed in antiferromagnets until the recent discovery in Mn3Sn . Here we report another example of the AHE in a related antiferromagnet, namely, in the hexagonal chiral antiferromagnet Mn3Ge . Our single-crystal study reveals that Mn3Ge exhibits a giant anomalous Hall conductivity |σx z|˜60 Ω-1 cm-1 at room temperature and approximately 380 Ω-1 cm-1 at 5 K in zero field, reaching nearly half of the value expected for the quantum Hall effect per atomic layer with Chern number of unity. Our detailed analyses on the anisotropic Hall conductivity indicate that in comparison with the in-plane-field components |σx z| and |σz y|, which are very large and nearly comparable in size, we find |σy x| obtained in the field along the c axis to be much smaller. The anomalous Hall effect shows a sign reversal with the rotation of a small magnetic field less than 0.1 T. The soft response of the AHE to magnetic field should be useful for applications, for example, to develop switching and memory devices based on antiferromagnets.

  18. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE ANTIFERROMAGNETIC ANISOTROPY IN MNF2,

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    Existing data on the temperature dependence of the sublattice magnetization and of the antiferromagnetic resonance frequency of MnF2, together with...new antiferromagnetic resonance data, are used to determine the temperature dependence of the antiferromagnetic anisotropy energy. The experimental

  19. Impact of anisotropy on antiferromagnet rotation in Heusler-type ferromagnet/antiferromagnet epitaxial bilayers

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    Hajiri, T.; Matsushita, M.; Ni, Y. Z.; Asano, H.

    2017-04-01

    We report the magnetotransport properties of ferromagnet (FM)/antiferromagnet (AFM) Fe2CrSi /Ru2MnGe epitaxial bilayers using current-in-plane configurations. Above the critical thickness of the Ru2MnGe layer to induce exchange bias, symmetric and asymmetric curves were observed in response to the direction of FM magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Because each magnetoresistance curve showed full and partial AFM rotation, the magnetoresistance curves imply the impact of the Fe2CrSi magnetocrystalline anisotropy to govern the AFM rotation. The maximum magnitude of the angular-dependent resistance-change ratio of the bilayers is more than an order of magnitude larger than that of single-layer Fe2CrSi films, resulting from the reorientation of AFM spins via the FM rotation. These results highlight the essential role of controlling the AFM rotation and reveal a facile approach to detect the AFM moment even in current-in-plane configurations in FM/AFM bilayers.

  20. Spin Hall Effects in Metallic Antiferromagnets

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    Zhang, Wei; Jungfleisch, Matthias B.; Jiang, Wanjun; ...

    2014-11-04

    In this paper, we investigate four CuAu-I-type metallic antiferromagnets for their potential as spin current detectors using spin pumping and inverse spin Hall effect. Nontrivial spin Hall effects were observed for FeMn, PdMn, and IrMn while a much higher effect was obtained for PtMn. Using thickness-dependent measurements, we determined the spin diffusion lengths of these materials to be short, on the order of 1 nm. The estimated spin Hall angles of the four materials follow the relationship PtMn > IrMn > PdMn > FeMn, highlighting the correlation between the spin-orbit coupling of nonmagnetic species and the magnitude of the spinmore » Hall effect in their antiferromagnetic alloys. These experiments are compared with first-principles calculations. Finally, engineering the properties of the antiferromagnets as well as their interfaces can pave the way for manipulation of the spin dependent transport properties in antiferromagnet-based spintronics.« less

  1. Spin Hall Effects in Metallic Antiferromagnets

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    Zhang, Wei; Jungfleisch, Matthias B.; Jiang, Wanjun; Pearson, John E.; Hoffmann, Axel; Freimuth, Frank; Mokrousov, Yuriy

    2014-11-04

    In this paper, we investigate four CuAu-I-type metallic antiferromagnets for their potential as spin current detectors using spin pumping and inverse spin Hall effect. Nontrivial spin Hall effects were observed for FeMn, PdMn, and IrMn while a much higher effect was obtained for PtMn. Using thickness-dependent measurements, we determined the spin diffusion lengths of these materials to be short, on the order of 1 nm. The estimated spin Hall angles of the four materials follow the relationship PtMn > IrMn > PdMn > FeMn, highlighting the correlation between the spin-orbit coupling of nonmagnetic species and the magnitude of the spin Hall effect in their antiferromagnetic alloys. These experiments are compared with first-principles calculations. Finally, engineering the properties of the antiferromagnets as well as their interfaces can pave the way for manipulation of the spin dependent transport properties in antiferromagnet-based spintronics.

  2. Magnetoelastic effects on antiferromagnetic phase transitions (invited)

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    Wolf, W.P.; Huan, C.H.A.

    1988-04-15

    The effect of elastic strains on antiferromagnetic phase transitions is considered. For cases in which the magnetic and chemical unit cells coincide, the combination of a strain and an applied field is found to lead to the possibility of a linear magnetoelastic (LME) coupling which may induce antiferromagnetic order, even in the normally paramagnetic phase. Such an effect can, in principle, destroy any second-order phase transition. An order of magnitude estimate shows that the effect is small but not negligible, and that it may explain a number of unusual effects observed in dysprosium aluminum garnet, including anomalous neutron scattering, magnetic hysteresis and magnetostriction. Similar strain-induced effects may be important in many other antiferromagnets, including CoF/sub 2/, FeF/sub 2/, MnF/sub 2/, and ..cap alpha..Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/, as well as in mixed crystals with the same structures. Strain gradients may produce similar effects in other antiferromagnets which are magnetoelectric, including DyPO/sub 4/, DyAlO/sub 3/, and Cr/sub 2/O/sub 3/.

  3. Direct measurement of antiferromagnetic domain fluctuations.

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    Shpyrko, O G; Isaacs, E D; Logan, J M; Feng, Yejun; Aeppli, G; Jaramillo, R; Kim, H C; Rosenbaum, T F; Zschack, P; Sprung, M; Narayanan, S; Sandy, A R

    2007-05-03

    Measurements of magnetic noise emanating from ferromagnets owing to domain motion were first carried out nearly 100 years ago, and have underpinned much science and technology. Antiferromagnets, which carry no net external magnetic dipole moment, yet have a periodic arrangement of the electron spins extending over macroscopic distances, should also display magnetic noise. However, this must be sampled at spatial wavelengths of the order of several interatomic spacings, rather than the macroscopic scales characteristic of ferromagnets. Here we present a direct measurement of the fluctuations in the nanometre-scale superstructure of spin- and charge-density waves associated with antiferromagnetism in elemental chromium. The technique used is X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, where coherent X-ray diffraction produces a speckle pattern that serves as a 'fingerprint' of a particular magnetic domain configuration. The temporal evolution of the patterns corresponds to domain walls advancing and retreating over micrometre distances. This work demonstrates a useful measurement tool for antiferromagnetic domain wall engineering, but also reveals a fundamental finding about spin dynamics in the simplest antiferromagnet: although the domain wall motion is thermally activated at temperatures above 100 K, it is not so at lower temperatures, and indeed has a rate that saturates at a finite value-consistent with quantum fluctuations-on cooling below 40 K.

  4. Striped spin liquid crystal ground state instability of kagome antiferromagnets.

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    Clark, Bryan K; Kinder, Jesse M; Neuscamman, Eric; Chan, Garnet Kin-Lic; Lawler, Michael J

    2013-11-01

    The Dirac spin liquid ground state of the spin 1/2 Heisenberg kagome antiferromagnet has potential instabilities. This has been suggested as the reason why it does not emerge as the ground state in large-scale numerical calculations. However, previous attempts to observe these instabilities have failed. We report on the discovery of a projected BCS state with lower energy than the projected Dirac spin liquid state which provides new insight into the stability of the ground state of the kagome antiferromagnet. The new state has three remarkable features. First, it breaks spatial symmetry in an unusual way that may leave spinons deconfined along one direction. Second, it breaks the U(1) gauge symmetry down to Z(2). Third, it has the spatial symmetry of a previously proposed "monopole" suggesting that it is an instability of the Dirac spin liquid. The state described herein also shares a remarkable similarity to the distortion of the kagome lattice observed at low Zn concentrations in Zn-paratacamite and in recently grown single crystals of volborthite suggesting it may already be realized in these materials.

  5. Antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the half-Heusler semimetal HoPdBi

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    Pavlosiuk, Orest; Kaczorowski, Dariusz; Fabreges, Xavier; Gukasov, Arsen; Wiśniewski, Piotr

    2016-01-01

    We observed the coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetic order in the single-crystalline ternary pnictide HoPdBi, a plausible topological semimetal. The compound orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 1.9 K and exhibits superconductivity below Tc = 0.7 K, which was confirmed by magnetic, electrical transport and specific heat measurements. The specific heat shows anomalies corresponding to antiferromagnetic ordering transition and crystalline field effect, but not to superconducting transition. Single-crystal neutron diffraction indicates that the antiferromagnetic structure is characterized by the propagation vector. Temperature variation of the electrical resistivity reveals two parallel conducting channels of semiconducting and metallic character. In weak magnetic fields, the magnetoresistance exhibits weak antilocalization effect, while in strong fields and temperatures below 50 K it is large and negative. At temperatures below 7 K Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations with two frequencies appear in the resistivity. These oscillations have non-trivial Berry phase, which is a distinguished feature of Dirac fermions. PMID:26728755

  6. Antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in the half-Heusler semimetal HoPdBi

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    Pavlosiuk, Orest; Kaczorowski, Dariusz; Fabreges, Xavier; Gukasov, Arsen; Wiśniewski, Piotr

    2016-01-01

    We observed the coexistence of superconductivity and antiferromagnetic order in the single-crystalline ternary pnictide HoPdBi, a plausible topological semimetal. The compound orders antiferromagnetically at TN = 1.9 K and exhibits superconductivity below Tc = 0.7 K, which was confirmed by magnetic, electrical transport and specific heat measurements. The specific heat shows anomalies corresponding to antiferromagnetic ordering transition and crystalline field effect, but not to superconducting transition. Single-crystal neutron diffraction indicates that the antiferromagnetic structure is characterized by the propagation vector. Temperature variation of the electrical resistivity reveals two parallel conducting channels of semiconducting and metallic character. In weak magnetic fields, the magnetoresistance exhibits weak antilocalization effect, while in strong fields and temperatures below 50 K it is large and negative. At temperatures below 7 K Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations with two frequencies appear in the resistivity. These oscillations have non-trivial Berry phase, which is a distinguished feature of Dirac fermions.

  7. Exchange biasing in ferromagnet/antiferromagnet Fe/KMnF 3

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    Celinski, Z.; Lucic, D.; Cramer, N.; Camley, R. E.; Goldfarb, R. B.; Skrzypek, D.

    1999-08-01

    A new ferromagnet/antiferromagnet bilayer system, Fe/KMnF 3, exhibits interesting interfacial exchange properties. The bulk antiferromagnet KMnF 3 has three possible magnetic states: paramagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and weakly ferromagnetic spin-canted. Consequently, the exchange anisotropy in Fe/KMnF 3 is unusual. We examine the exchange bias in Fe/KMnF 3 as a function of the magnetic state. Monocrystalline Fe(0 0 1) and polycrystalline Fe films, 3 nm thick, were grown epitaxially on Ag(0 0 1) templates on GaAs(0 0 1) substrates. Epitaxial KMnF 3 was then grown on both the single-crystal and polycrystal Fe. We measured the low-field, zero-field-cooled and field-cooled magnetizations as functions of temperature. The zero-field-cooled single-crystal Fe magnetization is greatly reduced at liquid-helium temperatures. We see the influence of the transition from the antiferromagnetic to the spin-canted state on the exchange coupling. The blocking temperature is close to the Néel temperature (89 K). From the shift in the hysteresis loop, we estimate the strength of the interfacial exchange coupling to be 4.5×10 -5 J/m 2.

  8. NMR studies of the incommensurate helical antiferromagnet EuCo2P2 : Determination of antiferromagnetic propagation vector

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    Higa, Nonoka; Ding, Qing-Ping; Yogi, Mamoru; Sangeetha, N. S.; Hedo, Masato; Nakama, Takao; Ōnuki, Yoshichika; Johnston, D. C.; Furukawa, Yuji

    2017-07-01

    Recently, Q.-P. Ding et al. [Phys. Rev. B 95, 184404 (2017), 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.184404] reported that their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study on EuCo2As2 successfully characterized the antiferromagnetic (AFM) propagation vector of the incommensurate helix AFM state, showing that NMR is a unique tool for determination of the spin structures in incommensurate helical AFMs. Motivated by this work, we have carried out 153Eu, 31P, and 59Co NMR measurements on the helical antiferromagnet EuCo2P2 with an AFM ordering temperature TN=66.5 K. An incommensurate helical AFM structure was clearly confirmed by 153Eu and 31P NMR spectra on single-crystalline EuCo2P2 in zero magnetic field at 1.6 K and its external magnetic field dependence. Furthermore, based on 59Co NMR data in both the paramagnetic and incommensurate AFM states, we have determined the model-independent value of the AFM propagation vector k =(0 ,0 ,0.73 ±0.09 )2 π /c , where c is the c -axis lattice parameter. The temperature dependence of k is also discussed.

  9. NMR studies of the incommensurate helical antiferromagnet EuCo2P2: Determination of antiferromagnetic propagation vector

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    Higa, Nonoka; Ding, Qing -Ping; Yogi, Mamoru; ...

    2017-07-06

    Recently, Q.-P. Ding et al. reported that their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study on EuCo2As2 successfully characterized the antiferromagnetic (AFM) propagation vector of the incommensurate helix AFM state, showing that NMR is a unique tool for determination of the spin structures in incommensurate helical AFMs. Motivated by this work, we have carried out 153Eu, 31P, and 59Co NMR measurements on the helical antiferromagnet EuCo2P2 with an AFM ordering temperature TN = 66.5 K. An incommensurate helical AFM structure was clearly confirmed by 153Eu and 31P NMR spectra on single-crystalline EuCo2P2 in zero magnetic field at 1.6 K and its externalmore » magnetic field dependence. Furthermore, based on 59Co NMR data in both the paramagnetic and incommensurate AFM states, we have determined the model-independent value of the AFM propagation vector k = (0,0,0.73±0.09)2π/c, where c is the c-axis lattice parameter. As a result, the temperature dependence of k is also discussed.« less

  10. Dirac fermions in an antiferromagnetic semimetal

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    Tang, Peizhe; Zhou, Quan; Xu, Gang; Zhang, Shou-Cheng

    2016-08-08

    Analogues of the elementary particles have been extensively searched for in condensed-matter systems for both scientific interest and technological applications. Recently, massless Dirac fermions were found to emerge as low-energy excitations in materials now known as Dirac semimetals. All of the currently known Dirac semimetals are non-magnetic with both time-reversal symmetry and inversion symmetry. Here in this paper, we show that Dirac fermions can exist in one type of antiferromagnetic system, where both and are broken but their combination is respected. We propose orthorhombic antiferromagnet CuMnAs as a candidate, analyse the robustness of the Dirac points under symmetry protections and demonstrate its distinctive bulk dispersions, as well as the corresponding surface states, by ab initio calculations. Our results provide a possible platform to study the interplay of Dirac fermion physics and magnetism.

  11. Antiferromagnetic anisotropy determination by spin Hall magnetoresistance

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    Wang, Hua; Hou, Dazhi; Qiu, Zhiyong; Kikkawa, Takashi; Saitoh, Eiji; Jin, Xiaofeng

    2017-08-01

    An electric method for measuring magnetic anisotropy in antiferromagnetic insulators (AFIs) is proposed. When a metallic film with strong spin-orbit interactions, e.g., platinum (Pt), is deposited on an AFI, its resistance should be affected by the direction of the AFI Néel vector due to the spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR). Accordingly, the direction of the AFI Néel vector, which is affected by both the external magnetic field and the magnetic anisotropy, is reflected in resistance of Pt. The magnetic field angle dependence of the resistance of Pt on AFI is calculated by considering the SMR, which indicates that the antiferromagnetic anisotropy can be obtained experimentally by monitoring the Pt resistance in strong magnetic fields. Calculations are performed for realistic systems such as Pt/Cr2O3, Pt/NiO, and Pt/CoO.

  12. Antiferromagnetic order in hybrid electromagnetic metamaterials

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    Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.; Filonov, Dmitry; Lukyanchuk, Boris; Kivshar, Yuri

    2017-08-01

    We demonstrate experimentally a new type of order in optical magnetism resembling the staggered structure of spins in antiferromagnetic ordered materials. We study hybrid electromagnetic metasurfaces created by assembling hybrid meta-atoms formed by metallic split-ring resonators and dielectric particles with a high refractive index, both supporting optically-induced magnetic dipole resonances of different origin. Each pair (or ‘metamolecule’) is characterized by two interacting magnetic dipole moments with the distance-dependent magnetization resembling the spin exchange interaction in magnetic materials. By directly mapping the structure of the electromagnetic fields, we demonstrate experimentally that strong coupling between the optically-induced magnetic moments of different origin can flip the magnetisation orientation in a metamolecule creating an antiferromagnetic lattice of staggered optically-induced magnetic moments in hybrid metasurfaces.

  13. Dirac fermions in an antiferromagnetic semimetal

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    Tang, Peizhe; Zhou, Quan; Xu, Gang; ...

    2016-08-08

    Analogues of the elementary particles have been extensively searched for in condensed-matter systems for both scientific interest and technological applications. Recently, massless Dirac fermions were found to emerge as low-energy excitations in materials now known as Dirac semimetals. All of the currently known Dirac semimetals are non-magnetic with both time-reversal symmetry and inversion symmetry. Here in this paper, we show that Dirac fermions can exist in one type of antiferromagnetic system, where both and are broken but their combination is respected. We propose orthorhombic antiferromagnet CuMnAs as a candidate, analyse the robustness of the Dirac points under symmetry protections andmore » demonstrate its distinctive bulk dispersions, as well as the corresponding surface states, by ab initio calculations. Our results provide a possible platform to study the interplay of Dirac fermion physics and magnetism.« less

  14. Weyl magnons in breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnets

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    Li, Fei-Ye; Li, Yao-Dong; Kim, Yong Baek; Balents, Leon; Yu, Yue; Chen, Gang

    2016-09-21

    Frustrated quantum magnets not only provide exotic ground states and unusual magnetic structures, but also support unconventional excitations in many cases. Using a physically relevant spin model for a breathing pyrochlore lattice, we discuss the presence of topological linear band crossings of magnons in antiferromagnets. These are the analogues of Weyl fermions in electronic systems, which we dub Weyl magnons. The bulk Weyl magnon implies the presence of chiral magnon surface states forming arcs at finite energy. We argue that such antiferromagnets present a unique example, in which Weyl points can be manipulated in situ in the laboratory by applied fields. We discuss their appearance specifically in the breathing pyrochlore lattice, and give some general discussion of conditions to find Weyl magnons, and how they may be probed experimentally. Our work may inspire a re-examination of the magnetic excitations in many magnetically ordered systems.

  15. Weyl magnons in breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnets

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    Li, Fei-Ye; Li, Yao-Dong; Kim, Yong Baek; ...

    2016-09-21

    Frustrated quantum magnets not only provide exotic ground states and unusual magnetic structures, but also support unconventional excitations in many cases. Using a physically relevant spin model for a breathing pyrochlore lattice, we discuss the presence of topological linear band crossings of magnons in antiferromagnets. These are the analogues of Weyl fermions in electronic systems, which we dub Weyl magnons. The bulk Weyl magnon implies the presence of chiral magnon surface states forming arcs at finite energy. We argue that such antiferromagnets present a unique example, in which Weyl points can be manipulated in situ in the laboratory by appliedmore » fields. We discuss their appearance specifically in the breathing pyrochlore lattice, and give some general discussion of conditions to find Weyl magnons, and how they may be probed experimentally. Our work may inspire a re-examination of the magnetic excitations in many magnetically ordered systems.« less

  16. Weyl magnons in breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnets

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    Li, Fei-Ye; Li, Yao-Dong; Kim, Yong Baek; Balents, Leon; Yu, Yue; Chen, Gang

    2016-01-01

    Frustrated quantum magnets not only provide exotic ground states and unusual magnetic structures, but also support unconventional excitations in many cases. Using a physically relevant spin model for a breathing pyrochlore lattice, we discuss the presence of topological linear band crossings of magnons in antiferromagnets. These are the analogues of Weyl fermions in electronic systems, which we dub Weyl magnons. The bulk Weyl magnon implies the presence of chiral magnon surface states forming arcs at finite energy. We argue that such antiferromagnets present a unique example, in which Weyl points can be manipulated in situ in the laboratory by applied fields. We discuss their appearance specifically in the breathing pyrochlore lattice, and give some general discussion of conditions to find Weyl magnons, and how they may be probed experimentally. Our work may inspire a re-examination of the magnetic excitations in many magnetically ordered systems. PMID:27650053

  17. Antiferromagnetic Ising Model in Hierarchical Networks

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    Cheng, Xiang; Boettcher, Stefan

    2015-03-01

    The Ising antiferromagnet is a convenient model of glassy dynamics. It can introduce geometric frustrations and may give rise to a spin glass phase and glassy relaxation at low temperatures [ 1 ] . We apply the antiferromagnetic Ising model to 3 hierarchical networks which share features of both small world networks and regular lattices. Their recursive and fixed structures make them suitable for exact renormalization group analysis as well as numerical simulations. We first explore the dynamical behaviors using simulated annealing and discover an extremely slow relaxation at low temperatures. Then we employ the Wang-Landau algorithm to investigate the energy landscape and the corresponding equilibrium behaviors for different system sizes. Besides the Monte Carlo methods, renormalization group [ 2 ] is used to study the equilibrium properties in the thermodynamic limit and to compare with the results from simulated annealing and Wang-Landau sampling. Supported through NSF Grant DMR-1207431.

  18. Dirac fermions in an antiferromagnetic semimetal

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    Tang, Peizhe; Zhou, Quan; Xu, Gang; Zhang, Shou-Cheng

    2016-12-01

    Analogues of the elementary particles have been extensively searched for in condensed-matter systems for both scientific interest and technological applications. Recently, massless Dirac fermions were found to emerge as low-energy excitations in materials now known as Dirac semimetals. All of the currently known Dirac semimetals are non-magnetic with both time-reversal symmetry and inversion symmetry . Here we show that Dirac fermions can exist in one type of antiferromagnetic system, where both and are broken but their combination is respected. We propose orthorhombic antiferromagnet CuMnAs as a candidate, analyse the robustness of the Dirac points under symmetry protections and demonstrate its distinctive bulk dispersions, as well as the corresponding surface states, by ab initio calculations. Our results provide a possible platform to study the interplay of Dirac fermion physics and magnetism.

  19. Novel domain wall dynamics in synthetic antiferromagnets

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    Yang, See-Hun; Parkin, Stuart

    2017-08-01

    In this article, we review fascinating new mechanisms on recently observed remarkable current driven domain wall motion in nanowires formed from perpendicularly magnetized synthetic antiferromagnets interfaced with heavy metallic layers, sources of spin-orbit torques. All the associated torques such as volumetric adiabatic and non-adiabatic spin-transfer-torque, spin-orbit torques, shape anisotropy field torques, Dzyaloshinkii-Moriya interaction torques and most importantly a new powerful torque, exchange coupling torque, will be discussed based on an analytical model that provides an intuitive description of domain wall dynamics in synthetic ferromagnets as well as synthetic antiferromagnets. In addition, the current driven DW motion in the presence of in-plane fields will be investigated, thus deepening our knowledge about the role of the exchange coupling torque, which will be of potential use for application to various novel spintronic devices.

  20. Modeling anisotropic magnetoresistance in layered antiferromagnets

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    Santos, D. L. R.; Pinheiro, F. A.; Velev, J.; Chshiev, M.; Castro, J. d.'Albuquerque e.; Lacroix, C.

    2017-06-01

    We have investigated the electronic transport and the anisotropic magnetoresistance in systems consisting of pairs of antiferromagnetically aligned layers separated by a non-magnetic layer, across which an antiferromagnetic coupling between the double layers is established. Calculations have been performed within the framework of the tight-binding model, taking into account the exchange coupling within the ferromagnetic layers and the Rashba spin-orbit interaction. Conductivities have been evaluated in the ballistic regime, based on Kubo formula. We have systematically studied the dependence of the conductivity and of the anisotropic magnetoresistance on several material and structural parameters, such as the orientation of the magnetic moments relative to the crystalline axis, band filling, out-of-plane hopping and spin-orbit parameter.

  1. Half-metallic diluted antiferromagnetic semiconductors.

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    Akai, H; Ogura, M

    2006-07-14

    The possibility of half-metallic antiferromagnetism, a special case of ferrimagnetism with a compensated magnetization, in the diluted magnetic semiconductors is highlighted on the basis of the first-principles electronic structure calculation. As typical examples, the electrical and magnetic properties of II-VI compound semiconductors doped with 3d transition metal ion pairs--(V, Co) and (Fe, Cr)--are discussed.

  2. Spin Seebeck Effect Signals from Antiferromagnets

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

    The Longitudinal Spin Seebeck Effect (LSSE), in which a heat current stimulates spin propagation across an interface between a magnetic material and a normal metal, is well established and observed in ferromagnetic systems. Data have been presented indicating that antiferromagnetic systems could also give rise to LSSE signals. We report here on LSSE signal measured on the Pt/NiO/YIG structure, where NiO is an antiferromagnet. This system is reported to exhibit antiferromagnonic transport. We explore the dependence of the signal on the thickness of the NiO and YIG layers. We also report its temperature dependence, which was not explored before. The results are interpreted in terms of the temperature dependence of the magnon density of states. It appears that magnon modes with energies below about 40 K are most involved in the process, as was the case to the LSSE on YIG itself. Preliminary results using other antiferromagnets and other inverse spin-Hall layers look promising and will also be reported Work supported by ARO- MURI W911NF-14-1-0016.

  3. Spin transfer in antiferromagnets (Conference Presentation)

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    Moriyama, Takahiro

    2016-10-01

    Since antiferromagnets (AFMs) have no spontaneous magnetization unlike ferromagnetic materials, it is not easy to manipulate the magnetic moments in AFMs by external magnetic field. However, recent theoretical studies suggest that it is possible to manipulate the magnetization in AFMs by spin-transfer-torque in a similar manner to ferromagnetic materials. In this study, we perform spin-toque ferromagnetic resonance (ST-FMR) measurements on FeNi/NiO/Pt multilayers to experimentally investigate the interaction between the spin current and the magnetic moments of antiferromagnetic NiO. The spin current is injected to the NiO by the spin Hall effect in Pt. The monotonous change in the FMR linewidth of this system with respect to the spin current can be interpreted in a way that the spin current is transferred through the NiO and interacts with the FeNi. This intriguing spin current transport can be explained by the angular momentum transfer mediated by the antiferromagnetic magnons. The results assure that the spin current exerts a torque on the NiO magnetic moments and excites their dynamics. In the talk, recent results will be also discussed.

  4. Calculation of nonlinear magnetic susceptibility tensors for a uniaxial antiferromagnet

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    Lim, Siew-Choo; Osman, Junaidah; Tilley, D. R.

    2000-11-01

    In this paper, we present a derivation of the nonlinear susceptibility tensors for a two-sublattice uniaxial antiferromagnet up to the third-order effects within the standard definition by which the rf magnetization m is defined as a power series expansion in the rf fields h with the susceptibility tensors χ(q) as the coefficients. The starting point is the standard set of torque equations of motion for this problem. A complete set of tensor elements is derived for the case of a single-frequency input wave. Within a circular polarization frame (pnz) expressions are given for the first-order susceptibility, second-harmonic generation, optical rectification, third-harmonic generation and intensity-dependent susceptibility. Some of the coefficients with representative resonance features in the far infrared are illustrated graphically and we conclude with a brief discussion of the implications of the resonance features arising from the calculations and their potential applications.

  5. Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point

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    Mendes-Santos, T.; Costa, N. C.; Batrouni, G.; Curro, N.; dos Santos, R. R.; Paiva, T.; Scalettar, R. T.

    2017-02-01

    Heavy-fermion systems and other strongly correlated electron materials often exhibit a competition between antiferromagnetic (AF) and singlet ground states. Using exact quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we examine the effect of impurities in the vicinity of such an AF-singlet quantum critical point (QCP), through an appropriately defined "impurity susceptibility" χimp. Our key finding is a connection within a single calculational framework between AF domains induced on the singlet side of the transition and the behavior of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation rate 1 /T1 . We show that local NMR measurements provide a diagnostic for the location of the QCP, which agrees remarkably well with the vanishing of the AF order parameter and large values of χimp.

  6. Impurities near an antiferromagnetic-singlet quantum critical point

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    Mendes-Santos, T.; Costa, N. C.; Batrouni, G.; ...

    2017-02-15

    Heavy-fermion systems and other strongly correlated electron materials often exhibit a competition between antiferromagnetic (AF) and singlet ground states. We examine the effect of impurities in the vicinity of such an AF-singlet quantum critical point (QCP), through an appropriately defined “impurity susceptibility” χimp, using exact quantum Monte Carlo simulations. Our key finding is a connection within a single calculational framework between AF domains induced on the singlet side of the transition and the behavior of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation rate 1/T1. Furthermore, we show that local NMR measurements provide a diagnostic for the location of the QCP, whichmore » agrees remarkably well with the vanishing of the AF order parameter and large values of χimp.« less

  7. Edge and impurity response in two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets

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    Metlitski, Max A.; Sachdev, Subir

    2008-11-01

    Motivated by recent Monte Carlo simulations of Höglund and Sandvik (arXiv:0808.0408), we study edge response in square lattice quantum antiferromagnets. We use the O(3) nonlinear σ model to compute the decay asymptotics of the staggered magnetization, energy density, and local magnetic susceptibility away from the edge. We find that the total edge susceptibility is negative and diverges logarithmically as the temperature T→0 . We confirm the predictions of the continuum theory by performing a 1/S expansion of the microscopic Heisenberg model with the edge. We propose a qualitative explanation of the edge dimerization seen in Monte Carlo simulations by a theory of valence-bond-solid correlations in the Néel state. We also discuss the extension of the latter theory to the response of a single nonmagnetic impurity, and its connection to the theory of the deconfined critical point.

  8. New heavy-fermion antiferromagnet UPd2Cd20.

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    Hirose, Yusuke; Doto, Hiroshi; Honda, Fuminori; Li, Dexin; Aoki, Dai; Haga, Yoshinori; Settai, Rikio

    2016-10-26

    We succeeded in growing a new high quality single crystal of a ternary uranium compound UPd2Cd20. From the electrical resistivity, magnetization, magnetic susceptibility, and specific heat experiments, UPd2Cd20 is found to be an antiferromagnetic heavy-fermion compound with the Néel temperature [Formula: see text]  =  5 K and exhibits the large electronic specific heat coefficient γ exceeding 500 mJ (K(2)· mol)(-1). This compound is the first one that exhibits the magnetic ordering with the magnetic moments of the U atom in a series of UT2X20 (T: transition metal, X  =  Al, Zn, Cd). UPd2Cd20 shows typical characteristic features in heavy-fermion systems such as a broad maximum in the magnetic susceptibility at [Formula: see text] and a large coefficient A of T (2) term in the resistivity.

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

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

    2014-11-03

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

  10. Studies of the magnetic structure at the ferromagnet-antiferromagnet interface.

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    Scholl, A; Nolting, F; Stöhr, J; Lüning, J; Seo, J W; Locquet, J P; Fompeyrine, J; Anders, S; Ohldag, H; Padmore, H A

    2001-03-01

    Antiferromagnetic layers are a scientifically challenging component in magnetoelectronic devices, such as magnetic sensors in hard-disk heads, or magnetic random-access memory (RAM) elements. In this paper, it is shown that photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) is capable of determining the magnetic structure at the interface of ferromagnets and antiferromagnets with high spatial resolution (down to 20 nm). Dichroism effects at the L edges of the magnetic 3d transition metals, using circularly or linearly polarized soft X-rays from a synchrotron source, give rise to a magnetic image contrast. Images, acquired with the PEEM2 experiment at the Advanced Light Source, show magnetic contrast for antiferromagnetic LaFeO3, microscopically resolving the magnetic domain structure in an antiferromagnetically ordered thin film for the first time. Magnetic coupling between LaFeO3 and an adjacent Co layer results in a complete correlation of their magnetic domain structures. From field-dependent measurements, a unidirectional anisotropy resulting in a local exchange bias of up to 30 Oe in single domains could be deduced. The elemental specificity and the quantitative magnetic sensitivity render PEEM a perfect tool to study magnetic coupling effects in multilayered thin-film samples.

  11. Robust spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed; Waintal, Xavier; Manchon, Aurélien

    2017-04-01

    We theoretically study the current-induced spin torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions, composed of two semi-infinite antiferromagnetic layers separated by a tunnel barrier, in both clean and disordered regimes. We find that the torque enabling electrical manipulation of the Néel antiferromagnetic order parameter is out of plane, ˜n ×p , while the torque competing with the antiferromagnetic exchange is in plane, ˜n ×(p ×n ) . Here, p and n are the Néel order parameter direction of the reference and free layers, respectively. Their bias dependence shows behavior similar to that in ferromagnetic tunnel junctions, the in-plane torque being mostly linear in bias, while the out-of-plane torque is quadratic. Most importantly, we find that the spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions is much more robust against disorder than that in antiferromagnetic metallic spin valves due to the tunneling nature of spin transport.

  12. Modelling compensated antiferromagnetic interfaces with MuMax3

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    De Clercq, Jonas; Leliaert, Jonathan; Van Waeyenberge, Bartel

    2017-10-01

    We show how compensated antiferromagnetic interfaces can be implemented in the micromagnetic simulation program MuMax3. We demonstrate that we can model spin flop coupling as a uniaxial anisotropy for small canting angles and how we can take into account the exact energy terms for strong coupling between a ferromagnet and a compensated antiferromagnet. We also investigate athermal training in biaxial antiferromagnets and reproduce the training effect in a polycrystalline IrMn/CoFe bilayer.

  13. Dynamics of antiferromagnetic skyrmion driven by the spin Hall effect

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    Jin, Chendong; Song, Chengkun; Wang, Jianbo; Liu, Qingfang

    2016-10-01

    Magnetic skyrmion moved by the spin-Hall effect is promising for the application of the generation racetrack memories. However, the Magnus force causes a deflected motion of skyrmion, which limits its application. Here, we create an antiferromagnetic skyrmion by injecting a spin-polarized pulse in the nanostripe and investigate the spin Hall effect-induced motion of antiferromagnetic skyrmion by micromagnetic simulations. In contrast to ferromagnetic skyrmion, we find that the antiferromagnetic skyrmion has three evident advantages: (i) the minimum driving current density of antiferromagnetic skyrmion is about two orders smaller than the ferromagnetic skyrmion; (ii) the velocity of the antiferromagnetic skyrmion is about 57 times larger than the ferromagnetic skyrmion driven by the same value of current density; (iii) antiferromagnetic skyrmion can be driven by the spin Hall effect without the influence of Magnus force. In addition, antiferromagnetic skyrmion can move around the pinning sites due to its property of topological protection. Our results present the understanding of antiferromagnetic skyrmion motion driven by the spin Hall effect and may also contribute to the development of antiferromagnetic skyrmion-based racetrack memories.

  14. Half-Quantum Vortices in an Antiferromagnetic Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate.

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    Seo, Sang Won; Kang, Seji; Kwon, Woo Jin; Shin, Yong-il

    2015-07-03

    We report on the observation of half-quantum vortices (HQVs) in the easy-plane polar phase of an antiferromagnetic spinor Bose-Einstein condensate. Using in situ magnetization-sensitive imaging, we observe that pairs of HQVs with opposite core magnetization are generated when singly charged quantum vortices are injected into the condensate. The dynamics of HQV pair formation is characterized by measuring the temporal evolutions of the pair separation distance and the core magnetization, which reveals the short-range nature of the repulsive interactions between the HQVs. We find that spin fluctuations arising from thermal population of transverse magnon excitations do not significantly affect the HQV pair formation dynamics. Our results demonstrate the instability of a singly charged vortex in the antiferromagnetic spinor condensate.

  15. Anomalous Hall effect in the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3}

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    Sürgers, Christoph Kittler, Wolfram; Wolf, Thomas; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.

    2016-05-15

    Metallic antiferromagnets with noncollinear orientation of magnetic moments provide a playground for investigating spin-dependent transport properties by analysis of the anomalous Hall effect. The intermetallic compound Mn{sub 5}Si{sub 3} is an intinerant antiferromagnet with collinear and noncollinear magnetic structures due to Mn atoms on two inequivalent lattice sites. Here, magnetotransport measurements on polycrstalline thin films and a single crystal are reported. In all samples, an additional contribution to the anomalous Hall effect attributed to the noncollinear arrangment of magnetic moments is observed. Furthermore, an additional magnetic phase between the noncollinear and collinear regimes above a metamagnetic transition is resolved in the single crystal by the anomalous Hall effect.

  16. Crystal growth of the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet Ba3CoSb2O9

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    Prabhakaran, D.; Boothroyd, A. T.

    2017-06-01

    We report growth of large single crystals of the triangular-lattice antiferromagnetic compound Ba3CoSb2O9 by the floating-zone technique in an image furnace. Evaporation of Sb due to its high volatility was controlled by high pressure and addition of excess Sb in the starting materials to compensate for the losses. The crystal quality was analysed using different X-ray techniques, and the magnetic transition temperature was confirmed by magnetization and heat capacity measurements.

  17. Phase transitions and thermodynamic properties of triangular strongly-diluted antiferromagnetic Potts model

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    Murtazaev, A. K.; Babaev, A. B.; Ataeva, G. Y.

    2017-10-01

    By introducing a substantial amount of non-magnetic impurities into an antiferromagnetic 2d Potts model on a triangular lattice it is that the impurities in spin systems described by this model result in the change of a first-order to a second-order phase transition. The systems with linear sizes L×L=N, L=18-48 are considered. Investigations are performed using the standard Metropolis algorithm along with Monte-Carlo single-cluster Wolff algorithm.

  18. Switching of antiferromagnetic chains with magnetic pulses

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    Tao, Kun; Polyakov, Oleg P.; Stepanyuk, Valeri S.

    2016-04-01

    Recent experimental studies have demonstrated the possibility of information storage in short antiferromagnetic chains on an insulator substrate [S. Loth et al., Science 335, 196 (2012), 10.1126/science.1214131]. Here, using the density functional theory and atomistic spin dynamics simulations, we show that a local magnetic control of such chains with a magnetic tip and magnetic pulses can be used for fast switching of their magnetization. Furthermore, by changing the position of the tip one can engineer the magnetization dynamics of the chains.

  19. Spin-mechanical inertia in antiferromagnets

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    Cheng, Ran; Wu, Xiaochuan; Xiao, Di

    2017-08-01

    Angular-momentum conservation has served as a guiding principle in the interplay between spin dynamics and mechanical rotations. However, in an antiferromagnet with vanishing magnetization, new fundamental rules are required to properly describe spin-mechanical phenomena. Here we show that the Néel order dynamics affects the mechanical motion of a rigid body by modifying its inertia tensor in the presence of strong magnetocrystalline anisotropy. This effect depends on temperature when magnon excitations are considered. Such a spin-mechanical inertia can produce measurable consequences at small scales.

  20. Ferrimagnetism in a transverse Ising antiferromagnet

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    Kaneyoshi, T.

    2016-05-01

    The phase diagrams and temperature dependences of total magnetization mT in a transverse Ising antiferromagnet consisting of alternating two (A and B) layers are studied by the uses of the effective-field theory with correlations and the mean-field-theory. A lot of characteristic phenomena, namely ferrimagnetic behaviors, have been found in the mT, when the crystallographically equivalent conditions between the A and B layers are broken. The appearance of a compensation point has been found below its transition temperature.

  1. High-Tc spin superfluidity in antiferromagnets.

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    Bunkov, Yu M; Alakshin, E M; Gazizulin, R R; Klochkov, A V; Kuzmin, V V; L'vov, V S; Tagirov, M S

    2012-04-27

    We report the observation of the unusual behavior of induction decay signals in antiferromagnetic monocrystals with Suhl-Nakamura interactions. The signals show the formation of the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of magnons and the existence of spin supercurrent, in complete analogy with the spin superfluidity in the superfluid (3)He and the atomic BEC of quantum gases. In the experiments described here, the temperature of the magnon BEC is a thousand times larger than in the superfluid (3)He. It opens a possibility to apply the spin supercurrent for various magnetic spintronics applications.

  2. Spin liquids and spin dynamics in kagome antiferromagnets

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    Mendels, Philippe

    2006-03-01

    Among all the corner sharing highly frustrated magnets, only a few experimental systems are good candidates for a low-T fluctuating state, ie fulfilling the important conditions of the pure Heisenberg lattice with nn couplings. The combination of the weakness of the single-ion anisotropy and of a direct overlap antiferromagnetic exchange are certainly the major advantages of the chromate S=3/2 kagome bilayer Ba2Sn2ZnGa10-7pCr7pO22- BSZCGO(p)- and the long studied SrCr9pGa12-9pO19 - SCGO(p). Beyond the absence of ordering well below the Curie-Weiss temperature, the unusual large value of the specific heat unveils a high density of low lying excitations and its field independence suggests that the excited states are mostly singlets. Moreover, their ground state is found essentially fluctuating although an intrinsic spin glass (SG) signature is observed in susceptibility measurements. Through a review of our past years work, I'll illustrate all the potential of local studies (NMR and μSR) to reveal some key aspects of the physics of these compounds: susceptibility, fluctuations, impact of dilution defects which generate an extended response of the spin-lattice ... as well as the puzzling spin-glass state. More recently we also investigated new series of compounds, among them volborthite and delafossites which feature S=1/2 spins on a corner sharing antiferromagnetic lattice. I'll introduce these compounds and shortly discuss their relation to ideal Hamiltonians and novel features. - D. Bono et al.Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 187201 (2004), 92, 217202 (2004) ; Cond-mat/0503496. F. Bert et al. Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 087203 (2005). L. Limot, et al., Phys. Rev. B, 65, 132403 (2002). P. Mendels et al. Phys. Rev. Lett., 85, 3496 (2000).

  3. Antiferromagnetic Ordering of Mn(III)F(salen)

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    Meisel, M. W.; Wang, Tong; Brown, S. E.; Botko, M.; Čižmár, E.; Risset, O. N.; Talham, D. R.

    2014-03-01

    Due to a report suggesting Mn(III)F(salen), salen = H14C16N2O2, is an S = 2 Haldane system with J /kB = 50 K and no long-range order down to 2 K based on standard magnetometry studies,[2] specific heat and NMR measurements were performed. Using small single crystals, specific heat studies revealed the presence of an anomaly near 23 K, and this response was robust in fields up to 9 T. The 1H NMR results performed on a single crystal in 1 T revealed a sharp transition characteristic of antiferromagnetic ordering at 22.5 K. Measuring the magnetic response of the same single crystal in a commercial magnetometer reveals the presence of a subtle feature, near 23 K, that is not resolved with as-grown, randomlly oriented microcrystalline samples. These findings provide insight into the results obtained in torque magnetometry, EPR, and neutron scattering data.[3] Supported by NSF via DMR-1202033 (MWM), DMR-1105531 (SEB), DMR-1005581 (DRT), and DMR-1157490 (NHMFL), by the Slovak Agency for Research and Development via APVV-0132-11 (EČ), and by the Fulbright Commission of the Slovak Republic (MWM).

  4. Electron spin resonance shifts in S=1 antiferromagnetic chains

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    Furuya, Shunsuke C.; Maeda, Yoshitaka; Oshikawa, Masaki

    2013-03-01

    We discuss electron spin resonance (ESR) shifts in spin-1 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains with a weak single-ion anisotropy, based on several effective field theories: the O(3) nonlinear sigma model (NLSM) in the Haldane phase, free-fermion theories around the lower and the upper critical fields. In the O(3) NLSM, the single-ion anisotropy corresponds to a composite operator which creates two magnons at the same time and position. Therefore, even inside a parameter range where free magnon approximation is valid for thermodynamics, we have to take interactions among magnons into account in order to include the single-ion anisotropy as a perturbation. Although the O(3) NLSM is only valid in the Haldane phase, an appropriate translation of Faddeev-Zamolodchikov operators of the O(3) NLSM to fermion operators enables one to treat ESR shifts near the lower critical field in a similar manner to discussions in the Haldane phase. Our theory gives quantitative agreements with a numerical evaluation using quantum Monte Carlo simulation, and also with recent ESR experimental results on a spin-1 chain compound Ni(C5H14N2)2N3(PF6).

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

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    Shuaibu, A.; Rahman, M. M.

    2014-03-05

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

  6. Topological gapless phases in nonsymmorphic antiferromagnets

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    Brzezicki, Wojciech; Cuoco, Mario

    2017-04-01

    We investigate the nature of the electronic states in a variety of nonsymmorphic collinear antiferromagnets with glide reflection symmetry, a combination of mirror and half-lattice translation. In particular, the study refers to a class of systems with two-band itinerant electrons that are spin-orbit coupled and interacting with a magnetic background having a zigzag pattern. We describe the symmetry properties of the model system by focusing on the role of nonsymmorphic transformations arising from the antiferromagnetic structure of the spin ordering. Gapless phases with Dirac points having different types of symmetry-protection as well as electronic structures with triple and quadruple band-crossing points are obtained. A glide semimetal is shown to be converted into a gapless phase with Dirac points protected by inversion and time-inversion symmetry combination. Interestingly, we find a relation between the states in the glide sectors that provides a general mechanism to get multiple band touching points. The split of the multiple Fermi points drives the transition from a point node to a line node semimetal or to a metal with nontrivial winding around the Fermi pockets and an electronic structure that is tied to the presence of glide symmetric Dirac points. Besides a new perspective of ordered states in complex materials, our findings indicate relevant paths to topological gapless phases and edge states in a wide class of magnetic systems.

  7. Antiferromagnetic phase diagram of the cuprate superconductors

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    Nunes, L. H. C. M.; Teixeira, A. W.; Marino, E. C.

    2017-02-01

    Taking the spin-fermion model as the starting point for describing the cuprate superconductors, we obtain an effective nonlinear sigma-field hamiltonian, which takes into account the effect of doping in the system. We obtain an expression for the spin-wave velocity as a function of the chemical potential. For appropriate values of the parameters we determine the antiferromagnetic phase diagram for the YBa2Cu3O6+x compound as a function of the dopant concentration in good agreement with the experimental data. Furthermore, our approach provides a unified description for the phase diagrams of the hole-doped and the electron doped compounds, which is consistent with the remarkable similarity between the phase diagrams of these compounds, since we have obtained the suppression of the antiferromagnetic phase as the modulus of the chemical potential increases. The aforementioned result then follows by considering positive values of the chemical potential related to the addition of holes to the system, while negative values correspond to the addition of electrons.

  8. Orientational transitions in antiferromagnetic liquid crystals

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    Zakhlevnykh, A. N.; Petrov, D. A.

    2016-09-01

    The orientational phases in an antiferromagnetic liquid crystal (ferronematic) based on the nematic liquid crystal with the negative anisotropy of diamagnetic susceptibility are studied in the framework of the continuum theory. The ferronematic was assumed to be compensated; i.e., in zero field, impurity ferroparticles with the magnetic moments directed parallel and antiparallel to the director are equiprobably distributed in it. It is established that under the action of a magnetic field the ferronematic undergoes orientational transitions compensated (antiferromagnetic) phase-non-uniform phase-saturation (ferrimagnetic) phase. The analytical expressions for threshold fields of the transitions as functions of material parameters are obtained. It is shown that with increasing magnetic impurity segregation parameter, the threshold fields of the transitions significantly decrease. The bifurcation diagram of the ferronematic orientational phases is built in terms of the energy of anchoring of magnetic particles with the liquid-crystal matrix and magnetic field. It is established that the Freedericksz transition is the second-order phase transition, while the transition to the saturation state can be second- or first-order. In the latter case, the suspension exhibits orientational bistability. The orientational and magnetooptical properties of the ferronematic in different applied magnetic fields are studied.

  9. Antiferromagnetic coupling between martensitic twin variants observed by magnetic resonance in Ni-Mn-Sn-Co films

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    Golub, V. O.; Lvov, V. A.; Aseguinolaza, I.; Salyuk, O.; Popadiuk, D.; Kharlan, Y.; Kakazei, G. N.; Araujo, J. P.; Barandiaran, J. M.; Chernenko, V. A.

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic properties of N i46.0M n36.8S n11.4C o5.8/MgO (001 ) epitaxial thin film, which undergo a martensitic phase transformation from cubic austenitic phase to a twinned orthorhombic martensitic phase at 270 K, were studied by the magnetic resonance at the microwave frequency of 9.45 GHz. It was found that the single resonance line observed in the austenite splits into three lines in the martensitic phase. A theoretical approach was developed to show that the additional resonance lines are caused by the weak antiferromagnetic coupling of the ferromagnetic twin components across twin boundaries. Fitting of the experimental resonance lines to model gives an effective field of antiferromagnetic coupling of about 1.5 kOe, which is two or three orders of magnitude lower than in the conventional antiferromagnetic solids because the number of magnetic ions interacting antiferromagnetically through the twin boundary is much less than the total number of magnetic ions in the twin. This feature shows a strong resemblance between the submicron twinned martensite and artificial antiferromagnetic superlattices, whereby providing a distinctive insight into magnetism of the studied magnetic shape memory material.

  10. Tailoring exchange couplings in magnetic topological-insulator/antiferromagnet heterostructures

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    He, Qing Lin; Kou, Xufeng; Grutter, Alexander J.; Yin, Gen; Pan, Lei; Che, Xiaoyu; Liu, Yuxiang; Nie, Tianxiao; Zhang, Bin; Disseler, Steven M.; Kirby, Brian J.; Ratcliff, William, II; Shao, Qiming; Murata, Koichi; Zhu, Xiaodan; Yu, Guoqiang; Fan, Yabin; Montazeri, Mohammad; Han, Xiaodong; Borchers, Julie A.; Wang, Kang L.

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic topological insulators such as Cr-doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3 provide a platform for the realization of versatile time-reversal symmetry-breaking physics. By constructing heterostructures exhibiting Néel order in an antiferromagnetic CrSb and ferromagnetic order in Cr-doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3, we realize emergent interfacial magnetic phenomena which can be tailored through artificial structural engineering. Through deliberate geometrical design of heterostructures and superlattices, we demonstrate the use of antiferromagnetic exchange coupling in manipulating the magnetic properties of magnetic topological insulators. Proximity effects are shown to induce an interfacial spin texture modulation and establish an effective long-range exchange coupling mediated by antiferromagnetism, which significantly enhances the magnetic ordering temperature in the superlattice. This work provides a new framework on integrating topological insulators with antiferromagnetic materials and unveils new avenues towards dissipationless topological antiferromagnetic spintronics.

  11. Tailoring exchange couplings in magnetic topological-insulator/antiferromagnet heterostructures.

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    He, Qing Lin; Kou, Xufeng; Grutter, Alexander J; Yin, Gen; Pan, Lei; Che, Xiaoyu; Liu, Yuxiang; Nie, Tianxiao; Zhang, Bin; Disseler, Steven M; Kirby, Brian J; Ratcliff Ii, William; Shao, Qiming; Murata, Koichi; Zhu, Xiaodan; Yu, Guoqiang; Fan, Yabin; Montazeri, Mohammad; Han, Xiaodong; Borchers, Julie A; Wang, Kang L

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic topological insulators such as Cr-doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3 provide a platform for the realization of versatile time-reversal symmetry-breaking physics. By constructing heterostructures exhibiting Néel order in an antiferromagnetic CrSb and ferromagnetic order in Cr-doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3, we realize emergent interfacial magnetic phenomena which can be tailored through artificial structural engineering. Through deliberate geometrical design of heterostructures and superlattices, we demonstrate the use of antiferromagnetic exchange coupling in manipulating the magnetic properties of magnetic topological insulators. Proximity effects are shown to induce an interfacial spin texture modulation and establish an effective long-range exchange coupling mediated by antiferromagnetism, which significantly enhances the magnetic ordering temperature in the superlattice. This work provides a new framework on integrating topological insulators with antiferromagnetic materials and unveils new avenues towards dissipationless topological antiferromagnetic spintronics.

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

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

    2016-08-07

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

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

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

    2016-08-01

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

  14. Strong magnetic correlations to 900 K in single crystals of the trigonal antiferromagnetic insulators SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Pandey, Abhishek; Benson, Zackery A.; Johnston, D. C.

    2016-09-15

    Crystallographic, electronic transport, thermal, and magnetic properties are reported for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2 single crystals grown using Sn flux. Rietveld refinements of powder x-ray diffraction data show that the two compounds are isostructural and crystallize in the trigonal CaAl2Si2-type structure (space group $P\\bar{3}$ m1), in agreement with the literature. Electrical resistivity ρ versus temperature T measurements demonstrate insulating ground states for both compounds with activation energies of 85 meV for SrMn2As2 and 61 meV for CaMn2As2. In a local-moment picture, the Mn+2 3d5 ions are expected to have high-spin S=5/2 with spectroscopic splitting factor g≈2. Magnetic susceptibility χ and heat capacity Cp measurements versus T reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) transitions at TN=120(2) K and 62(3) K for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2, respectively. The anisotropic χ(T≤TN) data indicate that the hexagonal c axis is the hard axis and hence that the ordered Mn moments are aligned in the ab plane. Finally, the χ(T) data for both compounds and the Cp(T) for SrMn2As2 show strong dynamic short-range AFM correlations from TN up to at least 900 K, likely associated with quasi-two-dimensional connectivity of strong AFM exchange interactions between the Mn spins within the corrugated honeycomb Mn layers parallel to the ab plane.

  15. Strong magnetic correlations to 900 K in single crystals of the trigonal antiferromagnetic insulators SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Pandey, Abhishek; Benson, Zackery A.; Johnston, D. C.

    2016-09-15

    Crystallographic, electronic transport, thermal, and magnetic properties are reported for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2 single crystals grown using Sn flux. Rietveld refinements of powder x-ray diffraction data show that the two compounds are isostructural and crystallize in the trigonal CaAl2Si2-type structure (space group $P\\bar{3}$ m1), in agreement with the literature. Electrical resistivity ρ versus temperature T measurements demonstrate insulating ground states for both compounds with activation energies of 85 meV for SrMn2As2 and 61 meV for CaMn2As2. In a local-moment picture, the Mn+2 3d5 ions are expected to have high-spin S=5/2 with spectroscopic splitting factor g≈2. Magnetic susceptibility χ and heat capacity Cp measurements versus T reveal antiferromagnetic (AFM) transitions at TN=120(2) K and 62(3) K for SrMn2As2 and CaMn2As2, respectively. The anisotropic χ(T≤TN) data indicate that the hexagonal c axis is the hard axis and hence that the ordered Mn moments are aligned in the ab plane. Finally, the χ(T) data for both compounds and the Cp(T) for SrMn2As2 show strong dynamic short-range AFM correlations from TN up to at least 900 K, likely associated with quasi-two-dimensional connectivity of strong AFM exchange interactions between the Mn spins within the corrugated honeycomb Mn layers parallel to the ab plane.

  16. Electrically tunable transport in the antiferromagnetic Mott insulator Sr2IrO4

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    Wang, C.; Seinige, H.; Cao, G.; Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B.; Tsoi, M.

    2015-09-01

    Electronic transport properties of the antiferromagnetic Mott insulator S r2Ir O4 have been investigated under extremely high electric biases. Using nanoscale contacts, we apply electric fields up to a few MV/m to a single crystal of S r2Ir O4 and observe a continuous reduction in the material's resistivity with increasing bias, characterized by a reduction in the transport activation energy by as much as 16 % . Temperature-dependent resistivity measurements provide a means to unambiguously retrieve the bias dependence of the activation energy from the Arrhenius plots at different biases. We further demonstrate the feasibility of reversible resistive switching induced by the electric bias, which is of interest for the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. Our findings demonstrate the potential of electrical means for tuning electronic properties in 5 d transition-metal oxides and suggest a promising path towards development of next-generation functional devices.

  17. Magnetic properties of the covalent chain antiferromagnet RbFeSe2

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    Seidov, Z.; Krug von Nidda, H.-A.; Tsurkan, V.; Filippova, I. G.; Günther, A.; Gavrilova, T. P.; Vagizov, F. G.; Kiiamov, A. G.; Tagirov, L. R.; Loidl, A.

    2016-10-01

    Single crystals of the ternary iron selenide RbFeSe2 have been investigated by means of x-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, and specific-heat measurements as well as by Mössbauer spectroscopy. Built up from linear chains of edge-sharing FeSe4 tetrahedra, RbFeSe2 represents a quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnet. Below TN=248 K three-dimensional antiferromagnetic collinear magnetic order sets in, with the magnetic moments oriented perpendicularly to the chain direction. The hyperfine fields determined from our Mössbauer studies reveal strongly reduced magnetic moments. The high-temperature susceptibility data of RbFeSe2 suggest a one-dimensional metallic character along the chains.

  18. β -NMR Investigation of the Depth-Dependent Magnetic Properties of an Antiferromagnetic Surface

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    Cortie, D. L.; Buck, T.; Dehn, M. H.; Karner, V. L.; Kiefl, R. F.; Levy, C. D. P.; McFadden, R. M. L.; Morris, G. D.; McKenzie, I.; Pearson, M. R.; Wang, X. L.; MacFarlane, W. A.

    2016-03-01

    By measuring the prototypical antiferromagnet α -Fe2O3 , we show that it is possible to determine the static spin orientation and dynamic spin correlations within nanometers from an antiferromagnetic surface using the nuclear spin polarization of implanted 8Li+ ions detected with β -NMR. Remarkably, the first-order Morin spin reorientation in single crystal α -Fe2O3 occurs at the same temperature at all depths between 1 and 100 nm from the (110) surface; however, the implanted nuclear spin experiences an increased 1 /T1 relaxation rate at shallow depths revealing soft-surface magnons. The surface-localized dynamics decay towards the bulk with a characteristic length of ɛ =11 ±1 nm , closely matching the finite-size thresholds of hematite nanostructures.

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

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

    2014-05-21

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

  20. Spin- and density-resolved microscopy of antiferromagnetic correlations in Fermi-Hubbard chains.

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    Boll, Martin; Hilker, Timon A; Salomon, Guillaume; Omran, Ahmed; Nespolo, Jacopo; Pollet, Lode; Bloch, Immanuel; Gross, Christian

    2016-09-16

    The repulsive Hubbard Hamiltonian is one of the foundational models describing strongly correlated electrons and is believed to capture essential aspects of high-temperature superconductivity. Ultracold fermions in optical lattices allow for the simulation of the Hubbard Hamiltonian with control over kinetic energy, interactions, and doping. A great challenge is to reach the required low entropy and to observe antiferromagnetic spin correlations beyond nearest neighbors, for which quantum gas microscopes are ideal. Here, we report on the direct, single-site resolved detection of antiferromagnetic correlations extending up to three sites in spin-1/2 Hubbard chains, which requires entropies per particle well below s* = ln(2). The simultaneous detection of spin and density opens the route toward the study of the interplay between magnetic ordering and doping in various dimensions. Copyright © 2016, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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

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    Fu, Mingxuan; Imai, Takahashi; Han, Tian -Heng; ...

    2015-11-06

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

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

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    Fu, M.; Imai, T.; Han, T. -H.; Lee, Y. S.

    2015-11-05

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

  3. Self-assembly of magnetic Ni nanoparticles into 1D arrays with antiferromagnetic order

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    Bliznyuk, V.; Singamaneni, S.; Sahoo, S.; Polisetty, S.; He, Xi; Binek, Ch

    2009-03-01

    In this paper, we report on the magnetic properties of isolated nanoparticles and interacting nanochains formed by the self-assembly of Ni nanoparticles. The magnetic properties were studied using superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry and magnetic force microscopy (MFM). We demonstrate that single-domain Ni nanoparticles spontaneously form one-dimensional (1D) chains under the influence of an external magnetic field. Furthermore, such magnetic field-driven self-assembly in conjunction with surface templating produces regular arrays of 1D nanochains with antiferromagnetic intra-chain order. The antiferromagnetic order, which is in striking contrast to what is found for non-interacting nanoparticle assemblies within the chains, can be evidenced from MFM and SQUID measurements.

  4. Self-assembly of magnetic Ni nanoparticles into 1D arrays with antiferromagnetic order.

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    Bliznyuk, V; Singamaneni, S; Sahoo, S; Polisetty, S; He, Xi; Binek, Ch

    2009-03-11

    In this paper, we report on the magnetic properties of isolated nanoparticles and interacting nanochains formed by the self-assembly of Ni nanoparticles. The magnetic properties were studied using superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry and magnetic force microscopy (MFM). We demonstrate that single-domain Ni nanoparticles spontaneously form one-dimensional (1D) chains under the influence of an external magnetic field. Furthermore, such magnetic field-driven self-assembly in conjunction with surface templating produces regular arrays of 1D nanochains with antiferromagnetic intra-chain order. The antiferromagnetic order, which is in striking contrast to what is found for non-interacting nanoparticle assemblies within the chains, can be evidenced from MFM and SQUID measurements.

  5. Temperature dependence of ferromagnet-antiferromagnet spin alignment and coercivity in epitaxial micromagnet bilayers

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    Lee, Michael S.; Wynn, Thomas A.; Folven, Erik; ...

    2017-06-26

    In this paper, soft x-ray photoemission electron microscopy with an in situ magnetic field has been used to study the relationship between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spin alignment and the switching/reversal field of epitaxial micromagnetic structures. We investigated a model system consisting of a bilayer of ferromagnetic La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 and antiferromagnetic LaFeO3 where the spin axes in each layer can be driven from mutually perpendicular (spin-flop) to parallel alignment by varying the temperature between 30 and 300 K. Results show that not only does this spin alignment noticeably influence the bilayer micromagnet coercivity compared to La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 single-layer micromagnets, but the coercivity withinmore » this materials system can be tuned over a wide range by careful balance of material properties.« less

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

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

    2015-11-06

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

  7. Fragile antiferromagnetism in the heavy-fermion compound YbBiPt

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    Ueland, Benjamin G.; Kreyssig, Andreas; Prokes, K.; Lynn, J. W.; Harriger, L. W.; Pratt, D. K.; Singh, D. K.; Heitmann, T. W.; Sauerbrei, Samantha; Saunders, Scott M.; Mun, E. D.; Budko, Serguei L.; McQueeney, Robert J.; Canfield, Paul C.; Goldman, Alan I.

    2014-05-08

    We report results from neutron scattering experiments on single crystals of YbBiPt that demonstrate antiferromagnetic order characterized by a propagation vector, τAFM = (121212), and ordered moments that align along the [1 1 1] direction of the cubic unit cell. We describe the scattering in terms of a two-Gaussian peak fit, which consists of a narrower component that appears below TN≈0.4 K and corresponds to a magnetic correlation length of ξn≈ 80 Å, and a broad component that persists up to T*≈ 0.7 K and corresponds to antiferromagnetic correlations extending over ξb≈ 20 Å. Our results illustrate the fragile magnetic order present in YbBiPt and provide a path forward for microscopic investigations of the ground states and fluctuations associated with the purported quantum critical point in this heavy-fermion compound.

  8. Ferroelectric strain modulation of antiferromagnetic moments in Ni/NiO ferromagnet/antiferromagnet heterostructures

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    Zhang, Yu-Jun; Chen, Jia-Hui; Li, Liang-Liang; Ma, Jing; Nan, Ce-Wen; Lin, Yuan-Hua

    2017-05-01

    Electric field manipulation of magnetic properties has attracted a lot of research interest recently in solid-state physics. However, ferroelectric strain modulation of antiferromagnetic (AFM) layer is rarely studied in ferromagnet/antiferromagnet/ferroelectric heterostructures. In this paper, we prepared a Ni/NiO(001) heterostructure on ferroelectric Pb (Mg1/3N b2 /3 ) 0.7T i0.3O3(001 ) substrates and observed an out-of-plane electric field modulation of exchange bias and magnetic anisotropy in the Ni layer. The exchange bias was easily eliminated by an electric field cycle, which was due to the AFM domain switching induced by piezoelectric strain in the NiO layer. Synchrotron x ray linear dichroism results confirmed the AFM moment alignment induced by ferroelectric strain as well. Our work showed a promising strategy to manipulate AFM moments and domains, serving the blooming AFM spintronics.

  9. Critical two-dimensional Ising model with free, fixed ferromagnetic, fixed antiferromagnetic, and double antiferromagnetic boundaries.

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    Wu, Xintian; Izmailyan, Nickolay

    2015-01-01

    The critical two-dimensional Ising model is studied with four types boundary conditions: free, fixed ferromagnetic, fixed antiferromagnetic, and fixed double antiferromagnetic. Using bond propagation algorithms with surface fields, we obtain the free energy, internal energy, and specific heat numerically on square lattices with a square shape and various combinations of the four types of boundary conditions. The calculations are carried out on the square lattices with size N×N and 30

  10. Spin supercurrent in the canted antiferromagnetic phase

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    Hama, Yusuke; Tsitsishvili, George; Ezawa, Zyun F.

    2013-03-01

    The spin and layer (pseudospin) degrees of freedom are entangled coherently in the canted antiferromagnetic phase of the bilayer quantum Hall system at the filling factor ν=2. A complex Goldstone mode emerges describing such a combined degree of freedom. In the zero tunneling-interaction limit (ΔSAS→0), its phase field provokes a supercurrent carrying both spin and charge within each layer. The Hall resistance is predicted to become anomalous precisely as in the ν=1 bilayer system in the counterflow and drag experiments. Furthermore, it is shown that the total current flowing in the bilayer system is a supercurrent carrying solely spins in the counterflow geometry. It is intriguing that all these phenomena occur only in imbalanced bilayer systems.

  11. Ising antiferromagnet on the Archimedean lattices

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    Yu, Unjong

    2015-06-01

    Geometric frustration effects were studied systematically with the Ising antiferromagnet on the 11 Archimedean lattices using the Monte Carlo methods. The Wang-Landau algorithm for static properties (specific heat and residual entropy) and the Metropolis algorithm for a freezing order parameter were adopted. The exact residual entropy was also found. Based on the degree of frustration and dynamic properties, ground states of them were determined. The Shastry-Sutherland lattice and the trellis lattice are weakly frustrated and have two- and one-dimensional long-range-ordered ground states, respectively. The bounce, maple-leaf, and star lattices have the spin ice phase. The spin liquid phase appears in the triangular and kagome lattices.

  12. Antiferromagnetically Induced Photoemission Band in the Cuprates

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    Haas, Stephan; Moreo, Adriana; Dagotto, Elbio

    1995-05-01

    Strong antiferromagnetic correlations in models of high critical temperature (high- Tc) cuprates produce quasiparticlelike features in photoemission (PES) calculations above the Fermi momentum pF corresponding to weakly interacting electrons. This effect, discussed before by Kampf and Schrieffer [Phys. Rev. B 41, 6399 (1990)], is analyzed here using computational techniques in strong coupling. It is concluded that weight above pF should be observable in PES data for underdoped compounds, while in the overdoped regime it will be hidden in the experimental background. At optimal doping the signal is weak. The order of magnitude of our results is compatible with experimental data by Aebi et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2757 (1994)] for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8.

  13. Ising antiferromagnet on the 2-uniform lattices

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    Yu, Unjong

    2016-08-01

    The antiferromagnetic Ising model is investigated on the twenty 2-uniform lattices using the Monte Carlo method based on the Wang-Landau algorithm and the Metropolis algorithm to study the geometric frustration effect systematically. Based on the specific heat, the residual entropy, and the Edwards-Anderson freezing order parameter, the ground states of them were determined. In addition to the long-range-ordered phase and the spin ice phase found in the Archimedean lattices, two more phases were found. The partial long-range order is long-range order with exceptional disordered sites, which give extensive residual entropy. In the partial spin ice phase, the partial freezing phenomenon appears: A majority of sites are frozen without long-range order, but the other sites are fluctuating even at zero temperature. The spin liquid ground state was not found in the 2-uniform lattices.

  14. Antiferromagnetic resonance in Rb1C60

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    Bennati, M.; Griffin, R. G.; Knorr, S.; Grupp, A.; Mehring, M.

    1998-08-01

    High-frequency (94 and 140 GHz) ESR was used to investigate the magnetic properties of the low-dimensional conductor Rb1C60. Below 35 K new features of the electron spin resonance are distinguished from the CESR signal of the conducting phase. The analysis of the resonance linewidth and line shift allows a clear identification of a frequency-dependent antiferromagnetic resonance line (AFMR) below 25 K. The characteristic temperature TN for the ordering transition is 25 K. Between 25 K

  15. Magnetic susceptibilities of antiferromagnetic Re4+ compounds

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    Chatterjee, Ibha; Desai, V. P.

    1981-11-01

    The low-temperature (0-30 K) antiferromagnetic susceptibilites of hexachloro- and hexabromorhenates (K2ReCl6 and K2ReBr6) are explained by using correlated effective-field theory and considering XY symmetry of the exchange Hamiltonian. The theory gives a good account of the observed magnetic susceptibilities of these compounds and the sublattice magnetization of the K2ReCl6 compound. The nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor exchange integrals for these compounds are J1=-1.32 cm-1, J2=0.20 cm-1 for K2ReCl6 and J1=-1.82 cm-1, J2=0.15 cm-1 for K2ReBr6.

  16. Spin transport of the frustrated quasi-two-dimensional XY-like antiferromagnet

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    Lima, L. S.

    2017-01-01

    We use the Self Consistent Harmonic Approximation together with the Kubo formalism of the Linear Response Theory to study the spin transport in the two-dimensional frustrated Heisenberg antiferromagnet in a square lattice with easy-plane ion single anisotropy. The regular part of the spin conductivity σreg(ω) is determined for several values of the critical ion single parameter Dc, that separates the low D region from the large D quantum paramagnetic phase. We have obtained an abrupt change in the spin conductivity in the discontinuity points of the graphic Dc vs. η, where the system presents a quantum phase transition.

  17. Narrowing of antiferromagnetic domain wall in corundum-type Cr2O3 by lattice strain

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    Kota, Yohei; Imamura, Hiroshi

    2017-01-01

    The effect of lattice strain on single-ion magnetic anisotropy and antiferromagnetic domain wall width in corundum-type Cr2O3 is studied using first-principles calculations and micromagnetics simulations. Without lattice strain, the domain wall width L DW is about 80 nm. When the lattice constant a is increased by 1-2%, L DW is reduced to less than 20 nm due to the increase in the single-ion anisotropy constant K 1 to on the order of 106 erg/cm3.

  18. Kapitza problem for the magnetic moments of synthetic antiferromagnetic systems

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    Dzhezherya, Yu. I.; Demishev, K. O.; Korenivskii, V. N.

    2012-08-15

    The dynamics of magnetization in synthetic antiferromagnetic systems with the magnetic dipole coupling in a rapidly oscillating field has been examined. It has been revealed that the system can behave similar to the Kapitza pendulum. It has been shown that an alternating magnetic field can be efficiently used to control the magnetic state of a cell of a synthetic antiferromagnet. Analytical relations have been obtained between the parameters of such an antiferromagnet and an external magnetic field at which certain quasistationary states are implemented.

  19. Magnonic analog of relativistic Zitterbewegung in an antiferromagnetic spin chain

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    Wang, Weiwei; Gu, Chenjie; Zhou, Yan; Fangohr, Hans

    2017-07-01

    We theoretically investigate the spin-wave (magnon) excitations in a classical antiferromagnetic spin chain with easy-axis anisotropy. We obtain a Dirac-like equation by linearizing the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation in this antiferromagnetic system, in contrast to the ferromagnetic system in which a Schrödinger-type equation is derived. The Hamiltonian operator in the Dirac-like equation is a pseudo-Hermitian. We compute and demonstrate relativistic Zitterbewegung (trembling motion) in the antiferromagnetic spin chain by measuring the expectation values of the wave-packet position.

  20. Piezo-antiferromagnetic effect of sawtooth-like graphene nanoribbons

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    Zhao, Shangqian; Lu, Yan; Zhang, Yuchun; Lu, Wengang; Liang, Wenjie; Wang, Enge

    2014-05-01

    A type of sawtooth-like graphene nanoribbon (SGNR) with piezo-antiferromagnetic effect is studied numerically. The ground state of the studied SGNR changes from nonmagnetic state to antiferromagnetic state with uniaxial strain. The changes of the spin-charge distributions during the stretching are investigated. The Hubbard model reveals that the hopping integrals between the π-orbitals of the carbon atoms are responsible to the piezo-antiferromagnetic effect. The study sheds light on the application of graphene-based structures to nanosensors and spintronic devices.

  1. Switching of a large anomalous Hall effect between metamagnetic phases of a non-collinear antiferromagnet.

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    Sürgers, Christoph; Wolf, Thomas; Adelmann, Peter; Kittler, Wolfram; Fischer, Gerda; Löhneysen, Hilbert V

    2017-02-20

    The anomalous Hall effect (AHE), which in long-range ordered ferromagnets appears as a voltage transverse to the current and usually is proportional to the magnetization, often is believed to be of negligible size in antiferromagnets due to their low uniform magnetization. However, recent experiments and theory have demonstrated that certain antiferromagnets with a non-collinear arrangement of magnetic moments exhibit a sizeable spontaneous AHE at zero field due to a non-vanishing Berry curvature arising from the quantum mechanical phase of the electron's wave functions. Here we show that antiferromagnetic Mn5Si3 single crystals exibit a large AHE which is strongly anisotropic and shows multiple transitions with sign changes at different magnetic fields due to field-induced rearrangements of the magnetic structure despite only tiny variations of the total magnetization. The presence of multiple non-collinear magnetic phases offers the unique possiblity to explore the details of the AHE and the sensitivity of the Hall effect on the details of the magnetic texture.

  2. Possible ground states and parallel magnetic-field-driven phase transitions of collinear antiferromagnets

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    Li, Hai-Feng

    2016-10-01

    Understanding the nature of all possible ground states and especially magnetic-field-driven phase transitions of antiferromagnets represents a major step towards unravelling the real nature of interesting phenomena such as superconductivity, multiferroicity or magnetoresistance in condensed-matter science. Here a consistent mean-field calculation endowed with antiferromagnetic (AFM) exchange interaction (J), easy axis anisotropy (γ), uniaxial single-ion anisotropy (D) and Zeeman coupling to a magnetic field parallel to the AFM easy axis consistently unifies the AFM state, spin-flop (SFO) and spin-flip transitions. We reveal some mathematically allowed exotic spin states and fluctuations depending on the relative coupling strength of (J, γ and D). We build the three-dimensional (J, γ and D) and two-dimensional (γ and D) phase diagrams clearly displaying the equilibrium phase conditions and discuss the origins of various magnetic states as well as their transitions in different couplings. Besides the traditional first-order type one, we unambiguously confirm an existence of a second-order type SFO transition. This study provides an integrated theoretical model for the magnetic states of collinear antiferromagnets with two interpenetrating sublattices and offers a practical approach as an alternative to the estimation of magnetic exchange parameters (J, γ and D), and the results may shed light on nontrivial magnetism-related properties of bulks, thin films and nanostructures of correlated electron systems.

  3. Switching of a large anomalous Hall effect between metamagnetic phases of a non-collinear antiferromagnet

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    Sürgers, Christoph; Wolf, Thomas; Adelmann, Peter; Kittler, Wolfram; Fischer, Gerda; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.

    2017-01-01

    The anomalous Hall effect (AHE), which in long-range ordered ferromagnets appears as a voltage transverse to the current and usually is proportional to the magnetization, often is believed to be of negligible size in antiferromagnets due to their low uniform magnetization. However, recent experiments and theory have demonstrated that certain antiferromagnets with a non-collinear arrangement of magnetic moments exhibit a sizeable spontaneous AHE at zero field due to a non-vanishing Berry curvature arising from the quantum mechanical phase of the electron’s wave functions. Here we show that antiferromagnetic Mn5Si3 single crystals exibit a large AHE which is strongly anisotropic and shows multiple transitions with sign changes at different magnetic fields due to field-induced rearrangements of the magnetic structure despite only tiny variations of the total magnetization. The presence of multiple non-collinear magnetic phases offers the unique possiblity to explore the details of the AHE and the sensitivity of the Hall effect on the details of the magnetic texture. PMID:28218287

  4. Nonlocally sensing the magnetic states of nanoscale antiferromagnets with an atomic spin sensor

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    Yan, Shichao; Malavolti, Luigi; Burgess, Jacob A. J.; Droghetti, Andrea; Rubio, Angel; Loth, Sebastian

    2017-01-01

    The ability to sense the magnetic state of individual magnetic nano-objects is a key capability for powerful applications ranging from readout of ultradense magnetic memory to the measurement of spins in complex structures with nanometer precision. Magnetic nano-objects require extremely sensitive sensors and detection methods. We create an atomic spin sensor consisting of three Fe atoms and show that it can detect nanoscale antiferromagnets through minute, surface-mediated magnetic interaction. Coupling, even to an object with no net spin and having vanishing dipolar stray field, modifies the transition matrix element between two spin states of the Fe atom–based spin sensor that changes the sensor’s spin relaxation time. The sensor can detect nanoscale antiferromagnets at up to a 3-nm distance and achieves an energy resolution of 10 μeV, surpassing the thermal limit of conventional scanning probe spectroscopy. This scheme permits simultaneous sensing of multiple antiferromagnets with a single-spin sensor integrated onto the surface. PMID:28560346

  5. Nonlocally sensing the magnetic states of nanoscale antiferromagnets with an atomic spin sensor.

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    Yan, Shichao; Malavolti, Luigi; Burgess, Jacob A J; Droghetti, Andrea; Rubio, Angel; Loth, Sebastian

    2017-05-01

    The ability to sense the magnetic state of individual magnetic nano-objects is a key capability for powerful applications ranging from readout of ultradense magnetic memory to the measurement of spins in complex structures with nanometer precision. Magnetic nano-objects require extremely sensitive sensors and detection methods. We create an atomic spin sensor consisting of three Fe atoms and show that it can detect nanoscale antiferromagnets through minute, surface-mediated magnetic interaction. Coupling, even to an object with no net spin and having vanishing dipolar stray field, modifies the transition matrix element between two spin states of the Fe atom-based spin sensor that changes the sensor's spin relaxation time. The sensor can detect nanoscale antiferromagnets at up to a 3-nm distance and achieves an energy resolution of 10 μeV, surpassing the thermal limit of conventional scanning probe spectroscopy. This scheme permits simultaneous sensing of multiple antiferromagnets with a single-spin sensor integrated onto the surface.

  6. Temperature dependence of anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4}

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    Wang, C.; Seinige, H.; Tsoi, M.; Cao, G.; Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B.

    2015-05-07

    Temperature-dependent magnetotransport properties of the antiferromagnetic semiconductor Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} are investigated with point-contact devices. The point-contact technique allows to probe very small volumes and, therefore, to look for electronic transport on a microscopic scale. Point-contact measurements with single crystals of Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} were intended to see whether the additional local resistance associated with a small contact area between a sharpened Cu tip and the antiferromagnet shows magnetoresistance (MR) such as that seen in bulk crystals. Point-contact measurements at liquid nitrogen temperature revealed large MRs (up to 28%) for modest magnetic fields (250 mT) applied within an IrO{sub 2} (ab) plane with angular dependence showing a crossover from four-fold to two-fold symmetry with an increasing magnetic field. Point contact measurement exhibits distinctive anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) in comparison to a bulk experiment, imposing intriguing questions about the mechanism of AMR in this material. Temperature-dependent MR measurements show that the MR falls to zero at the Neel temperature, but the temperature dependence of the MR ratio differs qualitatively from that of the resistivity. This AMR study helps to unveil the entanglement between electronic transport and magnetism in Sr{sub 2}IrO{sub 4} while the observed magnetoresistive phenomena can be potentially used to sense the antiferromagnetic order parameter in spintronic applications.

  7. Long-range Antiferromagnetic Order in [MnTe/ZnTe] Superlattices

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    Rhyne, J.; Lin, J.; Furdyna, J.; Giebultowicz, T.

    1997-03-01

    Long range antiferromagnetic order has been found in epitaxially-grown superlattices of [(MnTe)_x/(ZnTe)_y] with thin ZnTe interlayers (e.g, y=3D4-6 monolayers) and MnTe layer thicknesses x =3D 10 and 20. Previous studies(T.M. Giebultowicz, P. Klosowski, N. Samarth, H. Luo, J. K. Furdyna, and J.J. Rhyne, Phys. Rev. B 48), 12817 (1993). of [MnTe/ZnTe] superlattices with thicker ZnTe interlayers (e.g., y=3D18) revealed antiferromagnetic order confined to single MnTe layers consistent with strong nearest-neighbor (NN) exchange and relatively weak higher-neighbor exchange. The thin ZnTe layer superlattices show an inphase antiferromagnetic interlayer coupling coherent across several bilayers with spin directions on adjacent MnTe layers determined by assuming "phantom" spins on the ZnTe layers with the same AFM order as the MnTe layers. As the temperature is raised, this ordering slowly transforms into an antiphase coupling with spin directions in alternate MnTe layers reversed from their low temperature structure. The magnetic scattered intensity from both co-existing phases vanishes at a common Neel temperature near 75 K.

  8. Switching of a large anomalous Hall effect between metamagnetic phases of a non-collinear antiferromagnet

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    Sürgers, Christoph; Wolf, Thomas; Adelmann, Peter; Kittler, Wolfram; Fischer, Gerda; Löhneysen, Hilbert V.

    2017-02-01

    The anomalous Hall effect (AHE), which in long-range ordered ferromagnets appears as a voltage transverse to the current and usually is proportional to the magnetization, often is believed to be of negligible size in antiferromagnets due to their low uniform magnetization. However, recent experiments and theory have demonstrated that certain antiferromagnets with a non-collinear arrangement of magnetic moments exhibit a sizeable spontaneous AHE at zero field due to a non-vanishing Berry curvature arising from the quantum mechanical phase of the electron’s wave functions. Here we show that antiferromagnetic Mn5Si3 single crystals exibit a large AHE which is strongly anisotropic and shows multiple transitions with sign changes at different magnetic fields due to field-induced rearrangements of the magnetic structure despite only tiny variations of the total magnetization. The presence of multiple non-collinear magnetic phases offers the unique possiblity to explore the details of the AHE and the sensitivity of the Hall effect on the details of the magnetic texture.

  9. Giant magnetic effects and oscillations in antiferromagnetic Josephson weak links

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    Gorkov, L.; Kresin, Vladimir

    2001-04-01

    Josephson junctions with an antiferromagnetic metal as a link are described. The junction can be switched off by a relatively small magnetic field. The amplitude of the current oscillates as a function of the field.

  10. Long-range interactions in antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains

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    Bravo, B.; Cabra, D. C.; Gómez Albarracín, F. A.; Rossini, G. L.

    2017-08-01

    We study the role of long-range dipolar interactions on antiferromagnetic spin chains, from the classical S →∞ limit to the deep quantum case S =1 /2 , including a transverse magnetic field. To this end, we combine different techniques such as classical energy minima, classical Monte Carlo, linear spin waves, bosonization, and density matrix renormalization group (DMRG). We find a phase transition from the already reported dipolar ferromagnetic region to an antiferromagnetic region for high enough antiferromagnetic exchange. Thermal and quantum fluctuations destabilize the classical order before reaching magnetic saturation in both phases, and also close to zero field in the antiferromagnetic phase. In the extreme quantum limit S =1 /2 , extensive DMRG computations show that the main phases remain present with transition lines to saturation significatively shifted to lower fields, in agreement with the bosonization analysis. The overall picture maintains a close analogy with the phase diagram of the anisotropic XXZ spin chain in a transverse field.

  11. A new phase diagram for layered antiferromagnetic films.

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    Hellwig, Olav; Kirk, Taryl L; Kortright, Jeffrey B; Berger, Andreas; Fullerton, Eric E

    2003-02-01

    Magnetic multilayer films provide convenient model systems for studying the physics of antiferromagnetic films and surfaces. Here we report on the magnetic reversal and domain structure in antiferromagnetically coupled Co/Pt multilayers that are isomorphic to layered antiferromagnetic films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. We observe two distinct remanent states and reversal modes of the system. In mode 1 the magnetization in each layer reverses independently, producing an antiferromagnetic remanent state that shows full lateral correlation and vertical anticorrelation across the interlayers. In mode 2 the reversal in adjacent layers is locally synchronized with a remanent state that is vertically correlated but laterally anticorrelated in ferromagnetic stripe domains. Theoretical energy calculations of the two ground states identify a new phase boundary that is in good agreement with our experimental results.

  12. Micromagnetic theory of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic recording media

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    Schabes, Manfred

    2001-03-01

    The micromagnetic theory of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic recording media (AFC media) is discussed for the case of AFC media consisting of two ferromagnetic layers and a polarization layer.[1-2] Attention is focused on AFC media where the top layer governs the remanent magnetization while the bottom layer acts as a slave layer. Micromagnetic simulations of recorded bit transitions demonstrate a good anticorrelation of the layer magnetizations at bit transitions for this case. Calculation of MR readback pulses shows that these AFC media have pulse widths of a thin single layer magnetic recording medium with an effective MrT that is approximately given by the difference in MrT's of the top and bottom layers. Magnetic stability is set to first order by the thicker top layer and the interactions between the top and bottom layers. [1] E.E. Fullerton, D.T. Margulies, M.E. Schabes, M. Carey, B. Gurney, A. Moser, M. Best, G. Zeltzer, K. Rubin, H. Rosen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77 (2000), 3806. [2] E.N. Abarra, A. Inomata, H. Sato, I. Okamoto, Y. Mizoshita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77 (2000), 2581.

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

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

    2014-03-01

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

  14. Valence bond distribution and correlation in bipartite Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Schwandt, David; Alet, Fabien; Oshikawa, Masaki

    2014-03-01

    Every singlet state of a quantum spin-1/2 system can be decomposed into a linear combination of valence bond basis states. The range of valence bonds within this linear combination as well as the correlations between them can reveal the nature of the singlet state and are key ingredients in variational calculations. In this work, we study the bipartite valence bond distributions and their correlations within the ground state of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on bipartite lattices. In terms of field theory, this problem can be mapped to correlation functions near a boundary. In dimension d ≥2, a nonlinear σ model analysis reveals that at long distances the probability distribution P (r) of valence bond lengths decays as |r|-d-1 and that valence bonds are uncorrelated. By a bosonization analysis, we also obtain P(r )∝|r|-d-1 in d =1 despite the different mechanism. On the other hand, we find that correlations between valence bonds are important even at large distances in d =1, in stark contrast to d ≥2. The analytical results are confirmed by high-precision quantum Monte Carlo simulations in d =1, 2, and 3. We develop a single-projection loop variant of the valence bond projection algorithm, which is well designed to compute valence bond probabilities and for which we provide algorithmic details.

  15. Critical dynamics of the classical anisotropic BCC Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

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    Tsai, Shan-Ho; Bunker, Alex; Landau, D. P.

    2001-03-01

    Large-scale spin-dynamics simulations have been used to investigate the dynamic behavior of the classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet with single-site uniaxial anisotropy, in bcc lattices. Time evolutions of spin configurations were determined numerically from coupled equations of motion for individual spins using an algorithm implemented by Krech et al [1], which is based on fourth-order Suzuki-Trotter decompositions of exponential operators. The dynamic structure factor S(q,ω) was calculated from the space- and time-displaced spin-spin correlation function. Preliminary results for the transverse and the longitudinal components of S(q,ω) show that while the former is propagative, with a relatively short time scale, the latter is diffusive and its computation requires very long time integrations. Because of difficulties for experiments to probe the critical region, experimental data have not yet been able to distinguish between competing theories. While limited by finite lattice size and finite integration time, simulations offer the hope of shedding light on the differences between theories and experiment. [1] M. Krech, A. Bunker, D.P. Landau, Comput. Phys. Commun. 111, 1 (1998). Supported by NSF and SDSC

  16. Local control of antiferromagnetic domains in Cr2O3

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    Adenwalla, S.; Singh, Uday; Echtenkamp, W.; Binek, Ch.

    2015-03-01

    We have used a Cr2O3/Pd/(Co/Pd)3 exchange biased heterostructure to measure the spatial distribution of anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) domains in magnetoelectric AFM Cr2O3.TheAFMCr2O3 possesses a residual roughness insensitive surface magnetization below its Néel temperature (TN 307K) This surface magnetization couples to the ferromagnetic material (Co/Pd) and results in exchange bias. Cooling the Cr2O3 from above its Néel temperature in different magnetization states of the ferromagnet results in the formation of AFM domains in Cr2O3. The AFM domains in the Cr2O3 were mapped by a spatial map of the exchange bias of the ferromagnet for the sample cooled in various remnant conditions of Co/Pd and at different temperatures. Local control of AFM domains was achieved by first, controlling the magnetization of Co/Pd multilayers and cooling below the Neel temperature, resulting in a single AFM domain, and then, subsequently writing a reversed AFM domain using the heat from a 6 mW focused laser beam. Scanning the laser beam allows for the writing of any domain pattern with a spatial resolution of 5 μm, limited only by the focusing optics. This work is supported by NSF Grant No. 1409622 and MRSEC DMR-0820521.

  17. Kinetically Inhibited Order in a Diamond-Lattice Antiferromagnet

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    MacDougall, Gregory J; Gout, Delphine J; Zarestky, Jerel L; Ehlers, Georg; Podlesnyak, Andrey A; McGuire, Michael A; Mandrus, David; Nagler, Stephen E

    2011-01-01

    Frustrated magnetic systems exhibit highly degenerate ground states and strong fluctuations, often leading to new physics. An intriguing example of current interest is the antiferromagnet on a diamond lattice, realized physically in the A-site spinel materials. This is a prototypical system in three dimensions where frustration arises from competing interactions rather than purely geometric constraints, and theory suggests the possibility of novel order at low temperature. Here we present a comprehensive single crystal neutron scattering study CoAl2O4, a highly frustrated A-site spinel. We observe strong diffuse scattering that peaks at wavevectors associated with Neel ordering. Below the temperature T*=6.5K, there is a dramatic change in elastic scattering lineshape accompanied by the emergence of well-defined spin-wave excitations. T* had previously been associated with the onset of glassy behavior. Our new results suggest instead that in fact T* signifies a first-order phase transition, but with true long-range order inhibited by the kinetic freezing of domain walls. This scenario might be expected to occur widely in frustrated systems containing first-order phase transitions and is a natural explanation for existing reports of anomalous glassy behavior in other materials.

  18. Bistable transmission of antiferromagnetic Fabry-Perot resonator

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    Zhao, Yan; Fu, Shu-Fang; Li, Hua; Wang, Xuan-Zhang

    2011-07-01

    We investigate the magnetically nonlinear optical transmission of the Fabry-Perot resonator filled with an antiferromagnetic medium. In a proper incident power range, we find very large nonlinear phase shifts so that the bistable switches appear even for a very thin medium film, such as of half-wavelength thickness. All results are based on antiferromagnetic MnF2 medium with far-infrared resonant frequencies.

  19. Preparation of Entangled and Antiferromagnetic States by Dissipative Rydberg Pumping

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    Carr, A. W.; Saffman, M.

    2013-07-01

    We propose and analyze an approach for preparation of high fidelity entanglement and antiferromagnetic states using Rydberg mediated interactions with dissipation. Using asymmetric Rydberg interactions the two-atom Bell singlet is a dark state of the Rydberg pumping process. Master equation simulations demonstrate Bell singlet preparation fidelity F=0.998. Antiferromagnetic states are generated on a four-spin plaquette in agreement with results found from diagonalization of the transverse field Ising Hamiltonian.

  20. Spin-transfer torque induced spin waves in antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Daniels, Matthew W.; Guo, Wei; Stocks, George Malcolm; Xiao, Di; Xiao, Jiang

    2015-01-01

    We explore the possibility of exciting spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic films by injecting spin current at the surface. We analyze both magnetically compensated and uncompensated interfaces. We find that the spin current induced spin-transfer torque can excite spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic materials and that the chirality of the excited spin wave is determined by the polarization of the injected spin current. Furthermore, the presence of magnetic surface anisotropy can greatly increase the accessibility of these excitations.

  1. Spin-transfer torque induced spin waves in antiferromagnetic insulators

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    Daniels, Matthew W.; Guo, Wei; Stocks, George Malcolm; ...

    2015-01-01

    We explore the possibility of exciting spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic films by injecting spin current at the surface. We analyze both magnetically compensated and uncompensated interfaces. We find that the spin current induced spin-transfer torque can excite spin waves in insulating antiferromagnetic materials and that the chirality of the excited spin wave is determined by the polarization of the injected spin current. Furthermore, the presence of magnetic surface anisotropy can greatly increase the accessibility of these excitations.

  2. Thermally activated repolarization of antiferromagnetic particles: Monte Carlo dynamics

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    Soloviev, S. V.; Popkov, A. F.; Knizhnik, A. A.; Iskandarova, I. M.

    2017-02-01

    Based on the equation of motion of an antiferromagnetic moment, taking into account a random field of thermal fluctuations, we propose a Monte Carlo (MC) scheme for the numerical simulation of the evolutionary dynamics of an antiferromagnetic particle, corresponding to the Langevin dynamics in the Kramers theory for the two-well potential. Conditions for the selection of the sphere of fluctuations of random deviations of the antiferromagnetic vector at an MC time step are found. A good agreement with the theory of Kramers thermal relaxation is demonstrated for varying temperatures and heights of energy barrier over a wide range of integration time steps in an overdamped regime. Based on the developed scheme, we performed illustrative calculations of the temperature drift of the exchange bias under the fast annealing of a ferromagnet-antiferromagnet structure, taking into account the random variation of anisotropy directions in antiferromagnetic grains and their sizes. The proposed approach offers promise for modeling magnetic sensors and spintronic memory devices containing heterostructures with antiferromagnetic layers.

  3. Peculiarities of stochastic motion in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    Gomonay, H.; Loktev, V.

    2013-01-01

    Antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials are widely used in spintronic devices as passive elements (for stabilization of ferromagnetic layers) and as active elements (for information coding). In both cases the switching between different AFM states, to a great extent depends on the environmental noise. In the present paper we derive stochastic Langevian equations for an AFM vector and a corresponding Fokker-Plank equation for a distribution function in the phase space of generalised coordinate and momentum. Thermal noise is modelled by a random delta-correlated magnetic field that interacts with the dynamic magnetisation of AFM particle. We scrupulously analyse a particular case of a collinear compensated AFM in the presence of spin-polarised current. The energy distribution function is found for normal modes in the vicinity of two equilibrium states (static and stationary) in sub- and super-critical regimes. It is shown that the noise-induced dynamics of AFM vector has some pecuilarities compared to the dynamics of magnetisation vector in ferromagnets.

  4. Quantum Phase Transitions in Antiferromagnets and Superfluids

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    Sachdev, Subir

    2000-03-01

    A general introduction to the non-zero temperature dynamic and transport properties of low-dimensional systems near a quantum phase transition shall be presented. Basic results will be reviewed in the context of experiments on the spin-ladder compounds. Recent large N computations (M. Vojta and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83), 3916 (1999) on an extended t-J model motivate a global scenario of the quantum phases and transitions in the high temperature superconductors, and connections will be made to numerous experiments. A universal theory (S. Sachdev, C. Buragohain, and M. Vojta, Science, in press M. Vojta, C. Buragohain, and S. Sachdev, cond- mat/9912020) of quantum impurities in spin-gap antiferromagnets near a magnetic ordering transition will be compared quantitatively to experiments on Zn doped Y Ba2 Cu3 O7 (Fong et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1939 (1999)

  5. Antiferromagnetic Skyrmion: Stability, Creation and Manipulation.

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    Zhang, Xichao; Zhou, Yan; Ezawa, Motohiko

    2016-04-21

    Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like topological excitations in ferromagnets, which have the topo-logical number Q = ± 1, and hence show the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) due to the Magnus force effect originating from the topology. Here, we propose the counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) system, that is, the AFM skyrmion, which is topologically protected but without showing the SkHE. Two approaches for creating the AFM skyrmion have been described based on micromagnetic lattice simulations: (i) by injecting a vertical spin-polarized current to a nanodisk with the AFM ground state; (ii) by converting an AFM domain-wall pair in a nanowire junction. It is demonstrated that the AFM skyrmion, driven by the spin-polarized current, can move straightly over long distance, benefiting from the absence of the SkHE. Our results will open a new strategy on designing the novel spintronic devices based on AFM materials.

  6. Robust ferromagnetism carried by antiferromagnetic domain walls

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    Hirose, Hishiro T.; Yamaura, Jun-Ichi; Hiroi, Zenji

    2017-02-01

    Ferroic materials, such as ferromagnetic or ferroelectric materials, have been utilized as recording media for memory devices. A recent trend for downsizing, however, requires an alternative, because ferroic orders tend to become unstable for miniaturization. The domain wall nanoelectronics is a new developing direction for next-generation devices, in which atomic domain walls, rather than conventional, large domains themselves, are the active elements. Here we show that atomically thin magnetic domain walls generated in the antiferromagnetic insulator Cd2Os2O7 carry unusual ferromagnetic moments perpendicular to the wall as well as electron conductivity: the ferromagnetic moments are easily polarized even by a tiny field of 1 mT at high temperature, while, once cooled down, they are surprisingly robust even in an inverse magnetic field of 7 T. Thus, the magnetic domain walls could serve as a new-type of microscopic, switchable and electrically readable magnetic medium which is potentially important for future applications in the domain wall nanoelectronics.

  7. Robust ferromagnetism carried by antiferromagnetic domain walls

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    Hirose, Hishiro T.; Yamaura, Jun-ichi; Hiroi, Zenji

    2017-01-01

    Ferroic materials, such as ferromagnetic or ferroelectric materials, have been utilized as recording media for memory devices. A recent trend for downsizing, however, requires an alternative, because ferroic orders tend to become unstable for miniaturization. The domain wall nanoelectronics is a new developing direction for next-generation devices, in which atomic domain walls, rather than conventional, large domains themselves, are the active elements. Here we show that atomically thin magnetic domain walls generated in the antiferromagnetic insulator Cd2Os2O7 carry unusual ferromagnetic moments perpendicular to the wall as well as electron conductivity: the ferromagnetic moments are easily polarized even by a tiny field of 1 mT at high temperature, while, once cooled down, they are surprisingly robust even in an inverse magnetic field of 7 T. Thus, the magnetic domain walls could serve as a new-type of microscopic, switchable and electrically readable magnetic medium which is potentially important for future applications in the domain wall nanoelectronics. PMID:28195565

  8. Study of magnetization switching in synthetic antiferromagnets

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    Radu, Cosmin; Cimpoesu, Dorin; Spinu, Leonard; Stancu, Alexandru

    2008-03-01

    Synthetic Antiferromagnet (SAF) structures are very important in designing modern spintronic devices. The theoretical studies of the toggle writing mode in MRAM^1 use the concepts of SAF critical curve, which is a generalization of the astroid from the coherent rotation model in the case of uniaxial anisotropy. Although extensively studied theoretically^2,3 there are no methods proposed to experimentally determine the critical curve of a SAF structure. We propose a way for determining the critical curve of the switching fields using reversible susceptibility experiments (RS) and we prove this to be more sensitive to the switching characteristics of SAF structures than a regular hysteresis loop. For certain coupling strengths the entire critical curve can't be determined using standard RS experiments and a strategy for revealing these hidden parts of the critical curve is proposed. 1. L. Savtchenko, B. N. Engel, N. D. Rizzo, M. F. Deherrera, and J. A. Janesky, US Patent 6,545,906 B1, (2003). 2. S. Y. Wang and H. Fujiwara, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 286, 27-30 (2005). 3. H. Fujiwara, S. Y. Wang, and M. Sun, J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10P507-10P507-5 (2005). Work supported by DARPA grant HR0011-07-1-0031.

  9. Antiferromagnetic Skyrmion: Stability, Creation and Manipulation

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    Zhang, Xichao; Zhou, Yan; Ezawa, Motohiko

    2016-01-01

    Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like topological excitations in ferromagnets, which have the topo-logical number Q = ± 1, and hence show the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) due to the Magnus force effect originating from the topology. Here, we propose the counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) system, that is, the AFM skyrmion, which is topologically protected but without showing the SkHE. Two approaches for creating the AFM skyrmion have been described based on micromagnetic lattice simulations: (i) by injecting a vertical spin-polarized current to a nanodisk with the AFM ground state; (ii) by converting an AFM domain-wall pair in a nanowire junction. It is demonstrated that the AFM skyrmion, driven by the spin-polarized current, can move straightly over long distance, benefiting from the absence of the SkHE. Our results will open a new strategy on designing the novel spintronic devices based on AFM materials. PMID:27099125

  10. Nonequilibrium antiferromagnetic mixed-spin Ising model.

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    Godoy, Mauricio; Figueiredo, Wagner

    2002-09-01

    We studied an antiferromagnetic mixed-spin Ising model on the square lattice subject to two competing stochastic processes. The model system consists of two interpenetrating sublattices of spins sigma=1/2 and S=1, and we take only nearest neighbor interactions between pairs of spins. The system is in contact with a heat bath at temperature T, and the exchange of energy with the heat bath occurs via one-spin flip (Glauber dynamics). Besides, the system interacts with an external agency of energy, which supplies energy to it whenever two nearest neighboring spins are simultaneously flipped. By employing Monte Carlo simulations and a dynamical pair approximation, we found the phase diagram for the stationary states of the model in the plane temperature T versus the competition parameter between one- and two-spin flips p. We observed the appearance of three distinct phases, that are separated by continuous transition lines. We also determined the static critical exponents along these lines and we showed that this nonequilibrium model belongs to the universality class of the two-dimensional equilibrium Ising model.

  11. Antiferromagnetic Skyrmion: Stability, Creation and Manipulation

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    Zhang, Xichao; Zhou, Yan; Ezawa, Motohiko

    2016-04-01

    Magnetic skyrmions are particle-like topological excitations in ferromagnets, which have the topo-logical number Q = ± 1, and hence show the skyrmion Hall effect (SkHE) due to the Magnus force effect originating from the topology. Here, we propose the counterpart of the magnetic skyrmion in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) system, that is, the AFM skyrmion, which is topologically protected but without showing the SkHE. Two approaches for creating the AFM skyrmion have been described based on micromagnetic lattice simulations: (i) by injecting a vertical spin-polarized current to a nanodisk with the AFM ground state; (ii) by converting an AFM domain-wall pair in a nanowire junction. It is demonstrated that the AFM skyrmion, driven by the spin-polarized current, can move straightly over long distance, benefiting from the absence of the SkHE. Our results will open a new strategy on designing the novel spintronic devices based on AFM materials.

  12. Robust ferromagnetism carried by antiferromagnetic domain walls.

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    Hirose, Hishiro T; Yamaura, Jun-Ichi; Hiroi, Zenji

    2017-02-14

    Ferroic materials, such as ferromagnetic or ferroelectric materials, have been utilized as recording media for memory devices. A recent trend for downsizing, however, requires an alternative, because ferroic orders tend to become unstable for miniaturization. The domain wall nanoelectronics is a new developing direction for next-generation devices, in which atomic domain walls, rather than conventional, large domains themselves, are the active elements. Here we show that atomically thin magnetic domain walls generated in the antiferromagnetic insulator Cd2Os2O7 carry unusual ferromagnetic moments perpendicular to the wall as well as electron conductivity: the ferromagnetic moments are easily polarized even by a tiny field of 1 mT at high temperature, while, once cooled down, they are surprisingly robust even in an inverse magnetic field of 7 T. Thus, the magnetic domain walls could serve as a new-type of microscopic, switchable and electrically readable magnetic medium which is potentially important for future applications in the domain wall nanoelectronics.

  13. Effect of antiferromagnet on exchange bias in systems with antiferromagnetic interfacial coupling and inverted ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic core-matrix morphology.

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    Hu, Yong; Ma, Yan; Liu, Yan; Du, An

    2010-11-01

    A modified Monte Carlo Metropolis method is performed to simulate the effects of antiferromagnetic exchange interaction J(AF) and anisotropy K(AF) on exchange bias field H(E) and coercivity H(C) in the nanoparticle systems with antiferromagnetic interfacial coupling and inverted ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic core-matrix morphology after cooling in weak and strong fields H(CF), respectively. The results show that the J(AF) dependence of H(E) is insensitive, except obvious changes occur at intermediate J(AF) for two H(CF). When the values of J(AF) are weak, the absolute values of H(E) may keep at a relatively large value. H(C) has a peak at approximately J(AF) = -0.6 with the increase of J(AF) for weak H(CF), while the opposite trend appears for the case of strong H(CF). H(E) is negative and its absolute value increases with the increase of K(AF) for weak H(CF), so does the trend of H(E) with K(AF) for strong H(CF) as K(AF) < or = 6. However, with further increase of K(AF) for strong H(CF), H(E) varies from the negative value to the positive value. Whereas H(C) for two values of H(CF) both decrease and finally level off with increasing K(AF). Variations of antiferromagnetic exchange interaction and anisotropy may alter the net magnetization and the pinning ability of spins on the surface of frustrated antiferromagnetic cores, resulting in the change of pinning configuration in the antiferromagnet during the magnetization reversal of ferromagnetic spins to influence the exchange bias.

  14. Algebra Solutions of Antiferromagnet-Antiferromagnet-Ferromagnet Quantum Heisenberg Chains Related to Sp(6,R) Lie Algebra

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    Jin, Shuo; Xie, Bing-Hao

    2011-10-01

    Antiferromagnet-antiferromagnet-ferromagnet (AF-AF-F) quantum Heisenberg chains in linear spin-wave frame is shown explicitly to have an su(1,2) algebraic structure, and its algebra solutions related to the Sp(6,R) Lie algebra are derived by using an algebraic method. It is found that the energy spectrum of the system is determined by one-boson excitation energies built on a vector coherent state of Sp(6,R)⊃U(1,2).

  15. Collective and local excitations in Ba2CoTeO6: A composite system of a spin-1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet and a honeycomb-lattice J1-J2 Ising antiferromagnet

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    Chanlert, Purintorn; Kurita, Nobuyuki; Tanaka, Hidekazu; Kimata, Motoi; Nojiri, Hiroyuki

    2017-08-01

    We report the results of multifrequency high-magnetic-field electron-spin resonance (ESR) measurements on the highly frustrated antiferromagnet Ba2CoTeO6 . This compound is magnetically composed of two subsystems A and B, which are described as a spin-1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet and a honeycomb-lattice J1-J2 Ising antiferromagnet, respectively. Ba2CoTeO6 undergoes successive magnetic phase transitions at TN 1=12.0 K and TN 2=3.0 K. For a magnetic field H parallel to the c axis, subsystem B exhibits successive metamagnetic transitions with magnetization plateaus at one-third and one-half of the saturation magnetization. Below TN 2, we observed collective ESR modes for H ∥c , which are characteristic of a triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet with weak easy-plane anisotropy. We also observed a local excitation mode, which can be assigned as a single flip of the Ising-like spin of subsystem B. From a detailed analysis of the collective and local ESR modes, combined with the magnetization process, we determined the magnetic parameters of subsystems A and B, and confirmed that the two subsystems are almost decoupled.

  16. Suppression of the antiferromagnetic pseudogap in the electron-doped high-temperature superconductor by protect annealing.

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    Horio, M; Adachi, T; Mori, Y; Takahashi, A; Yoshida, T; Suzuki, H; Ambolode, L C C; Okazaki, K; Ono, K; Kumigashira, H; Anzai, H; Arita, M; Namatame, H; Taniguchi, M; Ootsuki, D; Sawada, K; Takahashi, M; Mizokawa, T; Koike, Y; Fujimori, A

    2016-02-04

    In the hole-doped cuprates, a small number of carriers suppresses antiferromagnetism and induces superconductivity. In the electron-doped cuprates, on the other hand, superconductivity appears only in a narrow window of high-doped Ce concentration after reduction annealing, and strong antiferromagnetic correlation persists in the superconducting phase. Recently, Pr(1.3-x)La0.7Ce(x)CuO4 (PLCCO) bulk single crystals annealed by a protect annealing method showed a high critical temperature of around 27 K for small Ce content down to 0.05. Here, by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements of PLCCO crystals, we observed a sharp quasi-particle peak on the entire Fermi surface without signature of an antiferromagnetic pseudogap unlike all the previous work, indicating a dramatic reduction of antiferromagnetic correlation length and/or of magnetic moments. The superconducting state was found to extend over a wide electron concentration range. The present results fundamentally challenge the long-standing picture on the electronic structure in the electron-doped regime.

  17. Suppressed weak antilocalization in the topological insulator Bi2Se3 proximity coupled to antiferromagnetic NiO.

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    Bhowmick, Tushar; Jerng, Sahng-Kyoon; Jeon, Jae Ho; Roy, Sanjib Baran; Kim, Yong Hyeon; Seo, Junho; Kim, Jun Sung; Chun, Seung-Hyun

    2017-01-05

    Time-reversal symmetry (TRS) breaking of the topological insulators (TIs) is a prerequisite to observe the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) and topological magnetoelectric effect (TME). Although antiferromagnetism as well as ferromagnetism could break the TRS and generate massive Dirac surface states in the TIs, no attention has been paid to the antiferromagnet-TI heterostructures. Herein, we report the magnetotransport measurements of Bi2Se3 proximately coupled to antiferromagnetic NiO. Thin films of Bi2Se3 were successfully grown on the NiO (001) single crystalline substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Unexpectedly, we observed a strong suppression of the weak antilocalization effect, which is similar to the case of TIs coupled to the ferromagnetic materials. For the 5 nm-thick Bi2Se3 sample on NiO, we even observed a crossover to weak localization at 2 K. These behaviors are attributed to the strong magnetic exchange field from the Ni 3d electrons. Our results show the effectiveness of the antiferromagnetic materials in breaking the TRS of TIs by the proximity effect and their possible applications for QAHE and TME observations.

  18. Antiferromagnet-induced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic trilayers

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    Wang, Bo-Yao; Lin, Po-Han; Tsai, Ming-Shian; Shih, Chun-Wei; Lee, Meng-Ju; Huang, Chun-Wei; Jih, Nae-Yeou; Wei, Der-Hsin

    2016-08-01

    This study demonstrates the effect of antiferromagnet-induced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) on ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic (FM/AFM/FM) trilayers and reveals its interplay with a long-range interlayer coupling between separated FM layers. In epitaxially grown 12 monolayer (ML) Ni/Co/Mn/5 ML Co/Cu(001) films, magnetic hysteresis loops and element-resolved magnetic domain imaging showed that the magnetization direction of the top layers of 12 ML Ni/Co films could be changed from the in-plane direction to the perpendicular direction, when the thickness of the Mn films (tMn) was greater than a critical value close to the thickness threshold associated with the onset of AFM ordering (tMn=3.5 ML). The top FM layers exhibited a significantly enhanced PMA when tMn increased further, and this enhancement can be attributed to a strengthened AFM ordering of the volume moments of the Mn films, as evidenced by the presence of induced domain frustration. By contrast, the long-range interlayer coupling presented clear effects only when tMn was at a lower coverage.

  19. Phase Diagram of a Three-Dimensional Antiferromagnet with Random Magnetic Anisotropy

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    Perez, Felio A.; Borisov, Pavel; Johnson, Trent A.; ...

    2015-03-04

    Three-dimensional (3D) antiferromagnets with random magnetic anisotropy (RMA) that were experimentally studied to date have competing two-dimensional and three-dimensional exchange interactions which can obscure the authentic effects of RMA. The magnetic phase diagram of FexNi1-xF2 epitaxial thin films with true random single-ion anisotropy was deduced from magnetometry and neutron scattering measurements and analyzed using mean field theory. Regions with uniaxial, oblique and easy plane anisotropies were identified. A RMA-induced glass region was discovered where a Griffiths-like breakdown of long-range spin order occurs.

  20. Low frequency magnetic response in antiferromagnetically coupled Fe/Cr multilayers.

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    Aliev, F G; Martinez, J L; Moshchalkov, V V; Bruynseraede, Y; Levanyuk, A P; Villar, R

    2002-05-06

    The magnetic field and temperature dependence of the low frequency magnetic response of antiferromagnetically coupled Fe/Cr(100) multilayers has been studied between +/-500 Oe, from 2 to 300 K. At T = 2 K the losses exhibit an unusually strong frequency dependence which can be described within a single relaxation time scheme. This relaxation time proves to be strongly field dependent. These phenomena are specific for epitaxial multilayers with large magnetoresistance. The behavior of the relaxation time at low temperatures might be related to some quantum tunneling processes.

  1. Phase Diagram of a Three-Dimensional Antiferromagnet with Random Magnetic Anisotropy

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    Perez, Felio A.; Borisov, Pavel; Johnson, Trent A.; Stanescu, Tudor D.; Trappen, Robbyn; Holcomb, Mikel B.; Lederman, David; Fitzsimmons, M. R.; Aczel, Adam A.; Hong, Tao

    2015-03-04

    Three-dimensional (3D) antiferromagnets with random magnetic anisotropy (RMA) that were experimentally studied to date have competing two-dimensional and three-dimensional exchange interactions which can obscure the authentic effects of RMA. The magnetic phase diagram of FexNi1-xF2 epitaxial thin films with true random single-ion anisotropy was deduced from magnetometry and neutron scattering measurements and analyzed using mean field theory. Regions with uniaxial, oblique and easy plane anisotropies were identified. A RMA-induced glass region was discovered where a Griffiths-like breakdown of long-range spin order occurs.

  2. Global stability and the magnetic phase diagram of a geometrically frustrated triangular lattice antiferromagnet

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    Fishman, Randy S.; Haraldsen, Jason T.

    2011-04-01

    While a magnetic phase may be both locally stable and globally unstable, global stability always implies local stability. The distinction between local and global stability is studied on a geometrically-frustrated triangular lattice antiferromagnet with single-ion anisotropy D that favors alignment along the z axis. Whereas the critical value Dcloc for local stability may be discontinuous across a magnetic phase boundary, the critical value Dcglo≥Dcloc for global stability must be continuous. We demonstrate this behavior across the phase boundary between collinear three and four sublattice phases that are stable for large D.

  3. Is the ground state of A1C60 (A=Rb, Cs) antiferromagnetic?

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    Rahmer, J.; Knorr, S.; Grupp, A.; Mehring, M.; Hone, J.; Zettl, A.

    1999-09-01

    EPR measurements in the metallic and the low-temperature orthorhombic phases of Rb1C60 and Cs1C60 powder samples have been performed at 9, 34, and 94 GHz. Detailed analysis reveals that all line features emerging in the low-temperature phase can be assigned to paramagnetic defects. We conclude that, in contrast to previous interpretations of the data, no signs of antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) have been observed. Furthermore we report on 94 GHz measurements of Rb1C60 single crystals which show a clear angular dependence in the metallic regime.

  4. Itinerant Antiferromagnetism in FeMnP0.8Si0.2

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    Sales, Brian C.; Susner, Michael A.; Conner, Benjamin S.; ...

    2015-09-25

    Compounds based on the Fe2P structure have continued to attract interest because of the interplay between itinerant and localized magnetism in a noncentrosymmetric crystal structure, and because of the recent developments of these materials for magnetocaloric applications. We report the growth and characterization of millimeter-sized single crystals of FeMnP0.8Si0.2 with the Fe2P structure. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction, magnetization, resistivity, and Hall and heat capacity data are reported. The crystals exhibit itinerant antiferromagnetic order below 158 K with no hint of ferromagnetic behavior in the magnetization curves and with the spins ordered primarily in the ab plane. The room-temperature resistivity is closemore » to the Ioffe-Regel limit for a metal. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction indicates a strong preference for Mn to occupy the larger pyramidal 3g site. The cation site preference in the as-grown crystals and the antiferromagnetism were not changed after high-temperature anneals and a rapid quench to room temperature« less

  5. Isothermal anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic metallic IrMn

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    Galceran, R.; Fina, I.; Cisneros-Fernández, J.; Bozzo, B.; Frontera, C.; López-Mir, L.; Deniz, H.; Park, K.-W.; Park, B.-G.; Balcells, Ll.; Martí, X.; Jungwirth, T.; Martínez, B.

    2016-10-01

    Antiferromagnetic spintronics is an emerging field; antiferromagnets can improve the functionalities of ferromagnets with higher response times, and having the information shielded against external magnetic field. Moreover, a large list of aniferromagnetic semiconductors and metals with Néel temperatures above room temperature exists. In the present manuscript, we persevere in the quest for the limits of how large can anisotropic magnetoresistance be in antiferromagnetic materials with very large spin-orbit coupling. We selected IrMn as a prime example of first-class moment (Mn) and spin-orbit (Ir) combination. Isothermal magnetotransport measurements in an antiferromagnetic-metal(IrMn)/ferromagnetic-insulator thin film bilayer have been performed. The metal/insulator structure with magnetic coupling between both layers allows the measurement of the modulation of the transport properties exclusively in the antiferromagnetic layer. Anisotropic magnetoresistance as large as 0.15% has been found, which is much larger than that for a bare IrMn layer. Interestingly, it has been observed that anisotropic magnetoresistance is strongly influenced by the field cooling conditions, signaling the dependence of the found response on the formation of domains at the magnetic ordering temperature.

  6. Anisotropic resonance modes emerging in an antiferromagnetic superconducting state.

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    Waßer, F; Lee, C H; Kihou, K; Steffens, P; Schmalzl, K; Qureshi, N; Braden, M

    2017-09-04

    Two strong arguments in favor of magnetically driven unconventional superconductivity arise from the coexistence and closeness of superconducting and magnetically ordered phases on the one hand, and from the emergence of magnetic spin-resonance modes at the superconducting transition on the other hand. Combining these two arguments one may ask about the nature of superconducting spin-resonance modes occurring in an antiferromagnetic state. This problem can be studied in underdoped BaFe2 As2, for which the local coexistence of large moment antiferromagnetism and superconductivity is well established by local probes. However, polarized neutron scattering experiments are required to identify the nature of the resonance modes. In the normal state of Co underdoped BaFe2 As2 the antiferromagnetic order results in broad magnetic gaps opening in all three spin directions that are reminiscent of the magnetic response in the parent compound. In the superconducting state two distinct anisotropic resonance excitations emerge, but in contrast to numerous studies on optimum and over-doped BaFe2 As2 there is no isotropic resonance excitation. The two anisotropic resonance modes appearing within the antiferromagnetic phase are attributed to a band selective superconducting state, in which longitudinal magnetic excitations are gapped by antiferromagnetic order with sizable moment.

  7. Isothermal anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic metallic IrMn.

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    Galceran, R; Fina, I; Cisneros-Fernández, J; Bozzo, B; Frontera, C; López-Mir, L; Deniz, H; Park, K-W; Park, B-G; Balcells, Ll; Martí, X; Jungwirth, T; Martínez, B

    2016-10-20

    Antiferromagnetic spintronics is an emerging field; antiferromagnets can improve the functionalities of ferromagnets with higher response times, and having the information shielded against external magnetic field. Moreover, a large list of aniferromagnetic semiconductors and metals with Néel temperatures above room temperature exists. In the present manuscript, we persevere in the quest for the limits of how large can anisotropic magnetoresistance be in antiferromagnetic materials with very large spin-orbit coupling. We selected IrMn as a prime example of first-class moment (Mn) and spin-orbit (Ir) combination. Isothermal magnetotransport measurements in an antiferromagnetic-metal(IrMn)/ferromagnetic-insulator thin film bilayer have been performed. The metal/insulator structure with magnetic coupling between both layers allows the measurement of the modulation of the transport properties exclusively in the antiferromagnetic layer. Anisotropic magnetoresistance as large as 0.15% has been found, which is much larger than that for a bare IrMn layer. Interestingly, it has been observed that anisotropic magnetoresistance is strongly influenced by the field cooling conditions, signaling the dependence of the found response on the formation of domains at the magnetic ordering temperature.

  8. Isothermal anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic metallic IrMn

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    Galceran, R.; Fina, I.; Cisneros-Fernández, J.; Bozzo, B.; Frontera, C.; López-Mir, L.; Deniz, H.; Park, K.-W.; Park, B.-G.; Balcells, Ll.; Martí, X.; Jungwirth, T.; Martínez, B.

    2016-01-01

    Antiferromagnetic spintronics is an emerging field; antiferromagnets can improve the functionalities of ferromagnets with higher response times, and having the information shielded against external magnetic field. Moreover, a large list of aniferromagnetic semiconductors and metals with Néel temperatures above room temperature exists. In the present manuscript, we persevere in the quest for the limits of how large can anisotropic magnetoresistance be in antiferromagnetic materials with very large spin-orbit coupling. We selected IrMn as a prime example of first-class moment (Mn) and spin-orbit (Ir) combination. Isothermal magnetotransport measurements in an antiferromagnetic-metal(IrMn)/ferromagnetic-insulator thin film bilayer have been performed. The metal/insulator structure with magnetic coupling between both layers allows the measurement of the modulation of the transport properties exclusively in the antiferromagnetic layer. Anisotropic magnetoresistance as large as 0.15% has been found, which is much larger than that for a bare IrMn layer. Interestingly, it has been observed that anisotropic magnetoresistance is strongly influenced by the field cooling conditions, signaling the dependence of the found response on the formation of domains at the magnetic ordering temperature. PMID:27762278

  9. Supersymmetry protected topological phases of isostatic lattices and kagome antiferromagnets

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    Lawler, Michael J.

    2016-10-01

    I generalize the theory of phonon topological band structures of isostatic lattices to frustrated antiferromagnets. I achieve this with a discovery of a many-body supersymmetry (SUSY) in the phonon problem of balls and springs and its connection to local constraints satisfied by ground states. The Witten index of the SUSY model demands the Maxwell-Calladine index of mechanical structures. "Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking" is identified as the need to gap all modes in the bulk to create the topological isostatic lattice state. Since ground states of magnetic systems also satisfy local constraint conditions (such as the vanishing of the total spin on a triangle), I identify a similar SUSY structure for many common models of antiferromagnets including the square, triangluar, kagome, pyrochlore nearest-neighbor antiferromagnets, and the J2=J1/2 square-lattice antiferromagnet. Remarkably, the kagome family of antiferromagnets is the analog of topological isostatic lattices among this collection of models. Thus, a solid-state realization of the theory of phonon topological band structure may be found in frustrated magnetic materials.

  10. Spin pumping and inverse spin Hall voltages from dynamical antiferromagnets

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    Johansen, Øyvind; Brataas, Arne

    2017-06-01

    Dynamical antiferromagnets can pump spins into adjacent conductors. The high antiferromagnetic resonance frequencies represent a challenge for experimental detection, but magnetic fields can reduce these resonance frequencies. We compute the ac and dc inverse spin Hall voltages resulting from dynamical spin excitations as a function of a magnetic field along the easy axis and the polarization of the driving ac magnetic field perpendicular to the easy axis. We consider the insulating antiferromagnets MnF2,FeF2, and NiO. Near the spin-flop transition, there is a significant enhancement of the dc spin pumping and inverse spin Hall voltage for the uniaxial antiferromagnets MnF2 and FeF2. In the uniaxial antiferromagnets it is also found that the ac spin pumping is independent of the external magnetic field when the driving field has the optimal circular polarization. In the biaxial NiO, the voltages are much weaker, and there is no spin-flop enhancement of the dc component.

  11. Quantum-mechanical and continual models of magnetic dynamics for antiferromagnetic particles in Mössbauer spectra analysis

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    Mischenko, I.; Chuev, M.

    2016-12-01

    A standard multi-level relaxation model of magnetic dynamics of single-domain particles together with recently developed quantum-mechanical and continual models of specific thermo- and magnetic dynamics of antiferromagnetic particles were applied to analyse temperature series of Mössbauer spectra of Fe2O3 based nanoparticles. Advantages of these models, their comparison and further generalizations are discussed on the example of the particular experimental data.

  12. Effects of the antiferromagnetic spin structure on antiferromagnetically induced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

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    Wang, Bo-Yao; Tsai, Ming-Shian; Huang, Chun-Wei; Shih, Chun-Wei; Chen, Chia-Ju; Lin, Kai; Li, Jin-Jhuan; Jih, Nae-Yeou; Lu, Chun-I.; Chuang, Tzu-Hung; Wei, Der-Hsin

    2017-09-01

    Antiferromagnetic (AFM) thin films are promising materials for inducing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in adjacent ferromagnetic (FM) films. This study demonstrates that in a selected AFM spin structure with out-of-plane uncompensated moments, the magnitude of the induced PMA in its neighboring Co/Ni film could be significantly enhanced by the establishment of a collinearlike exchange interaction between the volume moments of the AFM film and the perpendicular magnetic FM film. Detailed magnetic hysteresis loops and x-ray analysis revealed a quench of perpendicular surface anisotropy in a monolayered Fe50Mn50/Co /Ni film due to the formation of antiparallel-like coupled Fe and Mn moments. By contrast, the establishment of a three-dimensional quadratic-type AFM spin structure of an Fe50Mn50 film triggered parallel-like out-of-plane uncompensated Fe and Mn moments at the interface and reinforced the PMA induced in the Co/Ni film.

  13. Pairing-induced kinetic energy lowering in doped antiferromagnets

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    Wróbel, P.; Eder, R.; Fulde, P.

    2003-10-01

    We analyse lowering of the kinetic energy in doped antiferromagnets at the transition to the superconducting state. Measurements of optical conductivity indicate that such unconventional behaviour takes place in underdoped Bi-2212. We argue that the definition of the operator representing the kinetic energy is determined by experimental conditions. The thermodynamic average of that operator is related to the integrated spectral weight of the optical conductivity and thus depends on the cut-off frequency limiting that integral. If the upper limit of the integral lies below the charge transfer gap the spectral weight represents the average of the hopping term in the space restricted to the energy range below the gap. We show that the kinetic energy is indeed lowered at the superconducting transition in the t-J model (tJM), which is an effective model defined in the restricted space. That result is in agreement with experimental observations and may be attributed to the formation of spin polarons and the change of roles which are played by the kinetic and the potential energy in the tJM and in some effective model for spin polarons. The total spectral weight represents the kinetic energy in a model defined in a broader space if the upper limit in the integral of the optical conductivity is set above the gap. We demonstrate that the kinetic energy in the Hubbard model is also lowered in the superconducting state. That result does not agree with experimental observations, indicating that the spectral weight is conserved for all temperatures if the upper limit of the integral is set above the charge transfer gap. This discrepancy suggests that a single band model is not capable of describing in some respects the physics of excitations across the gap.

  14. Nematic antiferromagnetic states in bulk FeSe

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    Liu, Kai; Lu, Zhong-Yi; Xiang, Tao

    2016-05-01

    The existence of nematic order, which breaks the lattice rotational symmetry with nonequivalent a and b axes in iron-based superconductors, is a well-established experimental fact. An antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition is accompanying this order, observed in nearly all parent compounds, except bulk FeSe. The absence of the AFM order in FeSe casts doubt on the magnetic mechanism of iron-based superconductivity, since the nematic order is believed to be driven by the same interaction that is responsible for the superconducting pairing in these materials. Here we show, through systematic first-principles electronic structure calculations, that the ground state of FeSe is in fact strongly AFM correlated but without developing a magnetic long-range order. Actually, there are a series of staggered n -mer AFM states with corresponding energies below that of the single stripe AFM state, which is the ground state for the parent compounds of most iron-based superconductors. Here, the staggered n -mer (n any integer >1 ) means a set of n adjacent parallel spins on a line along the b axis with antiparallel spins between n -mers along both a and b axes. Moreover, different n -mers can antiparallelly mix with each other to coexist. Among all the states, we find that the lowest energy states formed by the staggered dimer, staggered trimer, and their random antiparallel aligned spin states along the b axis are quasidegenerate. The thermal average of these states does not show any magnetic long-range order, but it does possess a hidden one-dimensional AFM order along the a axis, which can be detected by elastic neutron scattering measurements. Our finding gives a natural account for the absence of long-range magnetic order and suggests that the nematicity is driven predominantly by spin fluctuations even in bulk FeSe, providing a unified description on the phase diagram of iron-based superconductors.

  15. Quantum phase transitions in disordered antiferromagnets

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    Yu, Rong

    Recently quantum phase transitions have attracted the interest of both theorists and experimentalists in condensed matter physics. Quantum magnets provide a perfect playground for studying these phase transitions since they can be triggered by many control parameters such as frustration, lattice dimerization, and magnetic field. Most previous studies have focused on the magnetic properties in pure systems. In these systems, responses to the triggering parameters are found to be uniform, leading to homogeneous phases. However little progress has been made so far on the phase transitions and properties in disordered quantum magnets because they are more complicated systems, and few theoretical tools can be applied. In this thesis we use the stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo method to study quantum phase transitions in disordered magnets. We find that disordered magnets can behave quite differently from pure systems. The system inhomogeneity can strongly affect phase transitions by changing their universality class. We also find order-disorder transitions are often accompanied by the appearance of novel quantum disordered phases, in which magnetic properties behave highly nontrivial, even singular. In this thesis two examples are studied in great detail. The first one is the phase diagram of an inhomogeneous, bond-diluted two-dimensional antiferromagnet near the percolation threshold. We show that the magnetic transition can be tuned by the inhomogeneity of the dilution from a classical percolation to a quantum phase transition. Interestingly the quantum transition still takes the nature of a renormalized percolative transition, with continuously varying critical exponents. A gapless quantum disordered phase with no magnetic long-range order but geometric percolation is found. The low-temperature uniform susceptibility diverges as a non-universal power-law of the temperature in this phase, indicating that this is a quantum Griffiths phase. In the second

  16. Huge positive magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic double perovskite metals

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    Nand Singh, Viveka; Majumdar, Pinaki

    2014-07-01

    Metals with large positive magnetoresistance are rare. We demonstrate that antiferromagnetic metallic states, as have been predicted for the double perovskites, are excellent candidates for huge positive magnetoresistance. An applied field suppresses long range antiferromagnetic order leading to a state with short range antiferromagnetic correlations and strong electronic scattering. The field induced resistance ratio can be more than tenfold, at moderate field, in a structurally ordered system, and continues to be almost twofold even in systems with ˜25% antisite disorder. Although our explicit demonstration is in the context of a two- dimensional spin-fermion model of the double perovskites, the mechanism we uncover is far more general, complementary to the colossal negative magnetoresistance process, and would operate in other local moment metals that show a field driven suppression of non-ferromagnetic order.

  17. Emergence of soliton chirality in a quantum antiferromagnet

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    Braun, Hans-Benjamin; Kulda, Jiri; Roessli, Bertrand; Visser, Dirk; Krämer, Karl W.; Güdel, Hans-Ulrich; Böni, Peter

    2005-12-01

    Left- and right-handed chiral matter is present at every scale ranging from seashells to molecules to elementary particles. In magnetism, chirality may be inherited from the asymmetry of the underlying crystal structure, or it may emerge spontaneously. In particular, there has been a long-standing search for chiral spin states that emerge spontaneously with the disappearance of antiferromagnetic long-range order. Here we identify a generic system supporting such a behaviour and report on experimental evidence for chirality associated with the quantum dynamics of solitons in antiferromagnetic spin chains. The soliton chirality observed by polarized neutron scattering is in agreement with theoretical predictions and is a manifestation of a Berry phase. Our observations provide the first example of the emergence of spin currents and hidden chiral order that accompany the disappearance of antiferromagnetic order, a scheme believed to lie at the heart of the enigmatic normal state of cuprate superconductors.

  18. Huge positive magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic double perovskite metals.

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    Singh, Viveka Nand; Majumdar, Pinaki

    2014-07-23

    Metals with large positive magnetoresistance are rare. We demonstrate that antiferromagnetic metallic states, as have been predicted for the double perovskites, are excellent candidates for huge positive magnetoresistance. An applied field suppresses long range antiferromagnetic order leading to a state with short range antiferromagnetic correlations and strong electronic scattering. The field induced resistance ratio can be more than tenfold, at moderate field, in a structurally ordered system, and continues to be almost twofold even in systems with ∼ 25% antisite disorder. Although our explicit demonstration is in the context of a two- dimensional spin-fermion model of the double perovskites, the mechanism we uncover is far more general, complementary to the colossal negative magnetoresistance process, and would operate in other local moment metals that show a field driven suppression of non-ferromagnetic order.

  19. Revealing the properties of Mn2Au for antiferromagnetic spintronics.

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    Barthem, V M T S; Colin, C V; Mayaffre, H; Julien, M-H; Givord, D

    2013-01-01

    The continuous reduction in size of spintronic devices requires the development of structures, which are insensitive to parasitic external magnetic fields, while preserving the magnetoresistive signals of existing systems based on giant or tunnel magnetoresistance. This could be obtained in tunnel anisotropic magnetoresistance structures incorporating an antiferromagnetic, instead of a ferromagnetic, material. To turn this promising concept into real devices, new magnetic materials with large spin-orbit effects must be identified. Here we demonstrate that Mn2Au is not a Pauli paramagnet as hitherto believed but an antiferromagnet with Mn moments of ~4 μB. The particularly large strength of the exchange interactions leads to an extrapolated Néel temperature well above 1,000 K, so that ground-state magnetic properties are essentially preserved up to room temperature and above. Combined with the existence of a significant in-plane anisotropy, this makes Mn2Au the most promising material for antiferromagnetic spintronics identified so far.

  20. Kondo Screening and Fermi Surface in the Antiferromagnetic Metal Phase

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    Yamamoto, Seiji; Si, Qimiao

    2006-03-01

    We address the Kondo effect deep inside the antiferromagnetic metal phase of a Kondo lattice Hamiltonian with SU(2) invariance. The local- moment component is described in terms of a non-linear sigma model. The Fermi surface of the conduction electron component is taken to be sufficiently small, so that it is not spanned by the antiferromagnetic wavevector. The effective low energy form of the Kondo coupling simplifies drastically, corresponding to the uniform component of the magnetization that forward-scatters the conduction electrons on their own Fermi surface. We use a combined bosonic and fermionic (Shankar) renormalization group procedure to analyze this effective theory and study the Kondo screening and Fermi surface in the antiferromagnetic phase. The implications for the global magnetic phase diagram, as well as quantum critical points, of heavy fermion metals are discussed.

  1. Magnetic phase diagrams of classical triangular and kagome antiferromagnets.

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    Gvozdikova, M V; Melchy, P-E; Zhitomirsky, M E

    2011-04-27

    We investigate the effect of geometrical frustration on the H-T phase diagrams of the classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets on triangular and kagome lattices. The phase diagrams for the two models are obtained from large-scale Monte Carlo simulations. For the kagome antiferromagnet, thermal fluctuations are unable to lift degeneracy completely and stabilize translationally disordered multipolar phases. We find a substantial difference in the temperature scales of the order by disorder effect related to different degeneracy of the low- and the high-field classical ground states in the kagome antiferromagnet. In the low-field regime, the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition into a spin-nematic phase is produced by unbinding of half-quantum vortices.

  2. Antiferromagnetic model of aggregation of a magnetic fluid

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    Morozov, K.I.

    1987-07-01

    Reversible aggregation of ferromagnetic particles of a magnetic fluid (MF) in an external magnetic field has been observed in a number of experimental studies. In this work the aggregation of MF is interpreted as a separation into paramagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases. A comparative analysis of the thermodynamic stability of antiferromagnetic (droplike) and ferromagnetic (needlelike) agglomerates is carried out. It is shown that in the absence of an applied field the former are thermodynamically more advantageous than the latter; the critical field of the antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic phase transition is found, the critical values of the concentration of the MF, the temperature, and the osmotic pressure, determining the onset of the separation of the MF into regions with high and low particle concentration, are calculated.

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

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

    2016-08-26

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

  4. Antiferromagnetic phase transition in a nonequilibrium lattice of Rydberg atoms

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    Lee, Tony E.; Cross, M. C.; Haeffner, H.

    2011-09-15

    We study a driven-dissipative system of atoms in the presence of laser excitation to a Rydberg state and spontaneous emission. The atoms interact via the blockade effect, whereby an atom in the Rydberg state shifts the Rydberg level of neighboring atoms. We use mean-field theory to study how the Rydberg population varies in space. As the laser frequency changes, there is a continuous transition between the uniform and antiferromagnetic phases. The nonequilibrium nature also leads to a novel oscillatory phase and bistability between the uniform and antiferromagnetic phases.

  5. Spin transport through the metallic antiferromagnet FeMn

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    Saglam, H.; Zhang, W.; Jungfleisch, M. B.; Sklenar, J.; Pearson, J. E.; Ketterson, J. B.; Hoffmann, A.

    2016-10-01

    We investigate spin transport through metallic antiferromagnets using measurements based on spin pumping combined with inverse spin Hall effects in N i80F e20/FeMn /W trilayers. The relatively large magnitude and opposite sign of spin Hall effects in W compared to FeMn enable an unambiguous detection of spin currents transmitted through the entire FeMn layer thickness. Using this approach we can detect two distinctively different spin transport regimes, which we associate with electronic and magnonic spin currents, respectively. The latter can extend to relatively large distances (≈9 nm) and is enhanced when the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature is close to the measurement temperature.

  6. Spin excitations in the antiferromagnet NaNiO2

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    de Brion, S.; Darie, C.; Holzapfel, M.; Talbayev, D.; Mihály, L.; Simon, F.; Jánossy, A.; Chouteau, G.

    2007-03-01

    In NaNiO2 , Ni3+ ions form a quasi-two-dimensional triangular lattice of S=1/2 spins. The magnetic order observed below 20K has been described as an A type antiferromagnet with ferromagnetic layers weakly coupled antiferromagnetically. We studied the magnetic excitations with the electron spin resonance for frequencies 1-20cm-1 , in magnetic fields up to 14T . The bulk of the results are interpreted in terms of a phenomenological model involving biaxial anisotropy for the spins: a strong easy-plane term, and a weaker anisotropy within the plane.

  7. Spin Excitations in the Antiferromagnet NaNiO2

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    de Brion,S.; Darie, C.; Holzapfel, M.; Talbayev, D.; Mihaly, L.; Simon, F.; Janossy, A.; Chouteau, G.

    2007-01-01

    In NaNiO2 , Ni3+ ions form a quasi-two-dimensional triangular lattice of S=1/2 spins. The magnetic order observed below 20K has been described as an A type antiferromagnet with ferromagnetic layers weakly coupled antiferromagnetically. We studied the magnetic excitations with the electron spin resonance for frequencies 1 20cm-1 , in magnetic fields up to 14T . The bulk of the results are interpreted in terms of a phenomenological model involving biaxial anisotropy for the spins: a strong easy-plane term, and a weaker anisotropy within the plane

  8. Identification of a Griffiths singularity in a geometrically frustrated antiferromagnet

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    Kumar, Jitender; Panja, Soumendra Nath; Dengre, Shanu; Nair, Sunil

    2017-02-01

    We report the observation of a Griffiths phase in the geometrically frustrated antiferromagnet DyBaCo 4O 7 +δ . Its onset is identified using measurements of the thermoremanent magnetization, which appears to be superior to conventional in-field measurement protocols for the characterization of the Griffiths phase. Within this phase, the temporal relaxation of magnetization exhibits a functional form which is expected for Heisenberg systems, reflecting the nature of spin interactions in this class of materials. Interestingly, the effective Co 2 + /Co 3 + ratio tailored by varying the oxygen nonstoichiometry δ is only seen to influence the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature (T N ), leaving the Griffiths temperature (T G ) invariant.

  9. Magnetic relaxation in a suspension of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles

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    Raikher, Yu. L.; Stepanov, V. I.

    2008-09-01

    A kinetic model is proposed to describe the low-frequency magnetodynamics of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles suspended in a fluid. Because of their small size, apart from an anisotropic magnetic susceptibility typical of antiferromagnets, these particles also have a constant magnetic moment caused by sublattice decompensation. An orientational crossover takes place in such a nanosuspension (colloid) when magnetized by a constant field: the axes of easy particle magnetization that were initially aligned along the field become oriented perpendicularly. This effect changes significantly the characteristics of the system’s magnetic response: the dynamic susceptibility spectrum and the relaxation time in a pulsed field.

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

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

    2015-08-01

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

  11. Multicritical point in a diluted bilayer Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnet.

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    Sandvik, Anders W

    2002-10-21

    The S=1/2 Heisenberg bilayer antiferromagnet with randomly removed interlayer dimers is studied using quantum Monte Carlo simulations. A zero-temperature multicritical point (p(*),g(*)) at the classical percolation density p=p(*) and interlayer coupling g(*) approximately equal 0.16 is demonstrated. The quantum critical exponents of the percolating cluster are determined using finite-size scaling. It is argued that the associated finite-temperature quantum critical regime extends to zero interlayer coupling and could be relevant for antiferromagnetic cuprates doped with nonmagnetic impurities.

  12. Composite spin crystal phase in antiferromagnetic chiral magnets

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    Osorio, S. A.; Rosales, H. D.; Sturla, M. B.; Cabra, D. C.

    2017-07-01

    We study the classical antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the triangular lattice with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions in a magnetic field. We focus in particular on the emergence of a composite spin crystal phase, dubbed an antiferromagnetic skyrmion lattice, that was recently observed for intermediate fields. This complex phase can be made up from three interpenetrated skyrmion lattices, one for each sublattice of the original triangular one. Following these recent numerical results, in this paper we explicitly construct the low-energy effective action that reproduces the correct phenomenology and could serve as a starting point to study the coupling to charge carriers, lattice vibrations, structural disorder, and transport phenomena.

  13. Spin Nernst Effect of Magnons in Collinear Antiferromagnets

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    Cheng, Ran; Okamoto, Satoshi; Xiao, Di

    2016-11-01

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry guarantees that the spin wave modes are doubly degenerate. The two modes carry opposite spin angular momentum and exhibit opposite chirality. Using a honeycomb antiferromagnet in the presence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, we show that a longitudinal temperature gradient can drive the two modes to opposite transverse directions, realizing a spin Nernst effect of magnons with vanishing thermal Hall current. We find that magnons around the Γ point and the K point contribute oppositely to the transverse spin transport, and their competition leads to a sign change of the spin Nernst coefficient at finite temperature. Possible material candidates are discussed.

  14. Gauge fields and related forces in antiferromagnetic soliton physics

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    Dasgupta, Sayak; Kim, Se Kwon; Tchernyshyov, Oleg

    2017-06-01

    We derive equations of motion for topological solitons in antiferromagnets under the combined action of perturbations such as an external magnetic field and torque-generating electrical current. Aside from conservative forces, such perturbations generate an effective "magnetic field" exerting a gyrotropic force on the soliton and an induced "electric field" if the perturbation is time-dependent. We apply the general formalism to the cases of a domain wall and of a vortex. An antiferromagnetic vortex can be effectively moved by combined applications of a magnetic field and an electric current.

  15. High-throughput screening for antiferromagnetic Heusler compounds using density functional theory

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    Balluff, Jan; Diekmann, Kevin; Reiss, Günter; Meinert, Markus

    2017-08-01

    Commonly used antiferromagnets contain expensive precious metals, which limits their applicability. Novel materials that are made of abundant elements are thus required for a large scale application, e.g., in spintronic devices. We propose a combinatorial, high-throughput approach based on density functional theory calculations to search for such new antiferromagnets. The power of the method is demonstrated by screening the ternary Heusler compounds for antiferromagnetic phases. We utilize the AFLOWLib, a computational materials database that contains over one million ternary phases. Among these we identify 291 potentially stable magnetic Heusler compounds. By explicitly checking for antiferromagnetic configurations we identify 70 antiferromagnetic Heusler compounds. Comparison with available experimental data shows that the method has excellent selectivity: all known antiferromagnetic Heusler compounds are correctly identified and no material is erroneously assigned an antiferromagnetic ground state. By calculating the Néel temperatures we predict 21 antiferromagnetic Heusler compounds with a Néel temperature above room temperature.

  16. CrSb2 is a S=1 Quasi-one-Dimensional Antiferromagnet

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    Stone, Matthew; Lumsden, Mark; Nagler, Stephen; Sales, Brian; Mandrus, David; Singh, David

    2010-03-01

    First principle calculations have predicted the existence of a quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnet in the intermetallic compound CrSb2 (S=1). This is unexpected given that most low-dimensional magnets rely on anisotropies in crystal structure or bonding to produce the anisotropic exchange constants which ultimately lead to their low-dimensionality. We present inelastic neutron scattering measurements of single-crystal samples of CrSb2 which verify the existence of quasi-one-dimensional magnetism in this compound. Triple-axis and time-of-flight spectrometer measurements indicate a single spin-wave branch in all the three reciprocal space directions. The bandwidth of this excitation is only 25 meV along the H and K directions, but approximately 50 meV along the L reciprocal space direction. This corresponds to quasi-one-dimensional excitations propagating along the crystalline c-axis. These measurements provide the first conclusive evidence of a quasi-one-dimensional intermetallic antiferromagnet.

  17. J1-J2 square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnets with 4 d1 spins: A MoOP O4Cl (A =K ,Rb )

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    Ishikawa, Hajime; Nakamura, Nanako; Yoshida, Makoto; Takigawa, Masashi; Babkevich, Peter; Qureshi, Navid; Rønnow, Henrik M.; Yajima, Takeshi; Hiroi, Zenji

    2017-02-01

    Magnetic properties of A MoOP O4Cl (A =K ,Rb ) with M o5 + ions in the 4 d1 electronic configuration are investigated by magnetization, heat capacity, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements on single crystals, combined with powder neutron diffraction experiments. The magnetization measurements reveal that they are good model compounds for the spin-1/2 J1-J2 square-lattice magnet with the first and second nearest-neighbor interactions. Magnetic transitions are observed at around 6 and 8 K in the K and Rb compounds, respectively. In contrast to the normal Néel-type antiferromagnetic order, the NMR and neutron diffraction experiments find a columnar antiferromagnetic order for each compound, which is stabilized by a dominant antiferromagnetic J2. Both compounds realize the unusual case of two interpenetrating J2 square lattices weakly coupled to each other by J1.

  18. Coexistence of Antiferromagnetism with Superconductivity in CePt2In7: Microscopic Phase Diagram Determined by In115 NMR and NQR

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

    2014-05-01

    Single crystals of the heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CePt2In7 with a Néel temperature (TN) of 5.2 K at ambient pressure have been investigated by zero-field In115-nuclear magnetic and quadrupole resonance measurements as a function of applied pressure. Within the antiferromagnetic state, the character of Ce's 4f electron appears to change from localized to itinerantlike at P*˜2.4 GPa, approximately the pressure where superconductivity first emerges. With increased pressure, the superconducting transition Tc reaches a maximum just at or slightly before antiferromagnetic order disappears, and not at the pressure Pc˜3.4 GPa, where the steeply decreasing Néel boundary extrapolates to zero temperature. For P >Pc, the spin relaxation rate drops sharply by more than 2 orders of magnitude at Tc, suggestive of a first-order transition.

  19. Suppression of the antiferromagnetic order when approaching the superconducting state in a phase-separated crystal of KxFe2 -ySe2

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    Li, Shichao; Gan, Yuan; Wang, Jinghui; Zhong, Ruidan; Schneeloch, J. A.; Xu, Zhijun; Tian, Wei; Stone, M. B.; Chi, Songxue; Matsuda, M.; Sidis, Y.; Bourges, Ph.; Li, Qiang; Gu, Genda; Tranquada, J. M.; Xu, Guangyong; Birgeneau, R. J.; Wen, Jinsheng

    2017-09-01

    We have combined elastic and inelastic neutron scattering techniques, magnetic susceptibility, and resistivity measurements to study single-crystal samples of KxFe2 -ySe2 , which contain the superconducting phase that has a transition temperature of ˜31 K. In the inelastic neutron scattering measurements, we observe both the spin-wave excitations resulting from the block antiferromagnetic ordered phase and the resonance that is associated with the superconductivity in the superconducting phase, demonstrating the coexistence of these two orders. From the temperature dependence of the intensity of the magnetic Bragg peaks, we find that well before entering the superconducting state, the development of the magnetic order is interrupted, at ˜42 K. We consider this result to be evidence for the physical separation of the antiferromagnetic and superconducting phases; the suppression is possibly due to the proximity effect of the superconducting fluctuations on the antiferromagnetic order.

  20. Field-induced structural transition and irreversible domain detwinning in the antiferromagnet Fe1.1Te

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    Fabrèges, X.; Duc, F.; Roth, T.; Knafo, W.; Viennois, R.; Detlefs, C.

    2017-05-01

    Single-crystal x-ray diffraction in pulsed magnetic fields of up to 31 T was used to investigate the iron telluride antiferromagnet Fe1.1Te , which is a parent of the Fe-based chalcogenide superconductors. At temperatures below the Néel temperature TN≃60 K, high magnetic fields perpendicular to the c axis lead to an irreversible detwinning of the crystal at the field HR, where magnetocrystalline domains are selected by a moment reorientation process. Just below TN, the onset of a structural transition at the critical field HC>HR , which delimits the antiferromagnet phase, indicates a partial restoration of the high-temperature tetragonal symmetry. The lattice and magnetic answers to an in-plane magnetic field are discussed, emphasizing the strength of magnetoelastic coupling in Fe1.1Te .

  1. ZnFe2O4 antiferromagnetic structure redetermination

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    Kremenović, Aleksandar; Antić, Bratislav; Vulić, Predrag; Blanuša, Jovan; Tomic, Aleksandra

    2017-03-01

    Magnetic structure of ZnFe2O4 normal spinel is re-examined. Antiferromagnetic structure non-collinear model is established within Ca2 space group having four different crystallographic/magnetic sites for 32 Fe3+ spins within magnetic unit cell.

  2. Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order.

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    Li, Xiao; Cao, Ting; Niu, Qian; Shi, Junren; Feng, Ji

    2013-03-05

    Conventional electronics are based invariably on the intrinsic degrees of freedom of an electron, namely its charge and spin. The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley, as a new electronic degree of freedom, has received considerable attention in recent years. In this paper, we develop the theory of spin and valley physics of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice. We show that by coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order, there is an emergent electronic degree of freedom characterized by the product of spin and valley indices, which leads to spin-valley-dependent optical selection rule and Berry curvature-induced topological quantum transport. These properties will enable optical polarization in the spin-valley space, and electrical detection/manipulation through the induced spin, valley, and charge fluxes. The domain walls of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice harbors valley-protected edge states that support spin-dependent transport. Finally, we use first-principles calculations to show that the proposed optoelectronic properties may be realized in antiferromagnetic manganese chalcogenophosphates (MnPX3, X = S, Se) in monolayer form.

  3. Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order

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    Li, Xiao; Cao, Ting; Niu, Qian; Shi, Junren; Feng, Ji

    2013-01-01

    Conventional electronics are based invariably on the intrinsic degrees of freedom of an electron, namely its charge and spin. The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley, as a new electronic degree of freedom, has received considerable attention in recent years. In this paper, we develop the theory of spin and valley physics of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice. We show that by coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order, there is an emergent electronic degree of freedom characterized by the product of spin and valley indices, which leads to spin–valley-dependent optical selection rule and Berry curvature–induced topological quantum transport. These properties will enable optical polarization in the spin–valley space, and electrical detection/manipulation through the induced spin, valley, and charge fluxes. The domain walls of an antiferromagnetic honeycomb lattice harbors valley-protected edge states that support spin-dependent transport. Finally, we use first-principles calculations to show that the proposed optoelectronic properties may be realized in antiferromagnetic manganese chalcogenophosphates (MnPX3, X = S, Se) in monolayer form. PMID:23435746

  4. Symmetry breaking in low-dimensional SU(N) antiferromagnets

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    Kolezhuk, Alexei

    2008-10-01

    Consequences of explicit symmetry breaking in a physically motivated model of SU(N) antiferromagnet in spatial dimensions one and two are studied. It is shown that the case N=3, which can be realized in spin-1 cold atom systems, displays special properties distinctly different from those for N{>=}4. Qualitative form of the phase diagram depending on the model parameters is given.

  5. Correlation between antiferromagnetic interface coupling and positive exchange bias

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    Nogues, J.; Leighton, C.; Schuller, Ivan K.

    2000-01-01

    The induced moment in antiferromagnetic (AFM)-ferromagnetic (FM) (FeF{sub 2}-Fe and MnF{sub 2}-Fe) bilayers has been studied from the shift along the magnetization axis of the exchange-biased hysteresis loops. The magnetization shift depends strongly on the cooling field and microstructure of the AFM layer. The shift for small cooling fields can be opposite to the cooling field, indicating that, in some cases, the presence of the FM layer induces an antiferromagnetic coupling at the interface. Samples with negative magnetization shifts (antiferromagnetic coupling) exhibit large changes in exchange bias H{sub E} as a function of cooling field and positive exchange bias. Samples with positive magnetization shifts (ferromagnetic coupling) show almost no change in H{sub E} with cooling field and the exchange bias field remains always negative. These results confirm the theoretical assumption that an antiferromagnetic interface coupling is necessary to observe positive exchange bias. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  6. Spiraling spin structure in an exchange-coupled antiferromagnetic layer

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    Yang; Chien

    2000-09-18

    Using trilayers of permalloy/FeMn/Co with various thicknesses t(AF) of the antiferromagnetic FeMn, we have observed evidence of a spiraling spin structure within FeMn. For t(AF)<90 A, the turn angle straight theta of the spiral varies as straight theta = (1.76 degrees /A)t(AF).

  7. A cold-atom Fermi-Hubbard antiferromagnet.

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    Mazurenko, Anton; Chiu, Christie S; Ji, Geoffrey; Parsons, Maxwell F; Kanász-Nagy, Márton; Schmidt, Richard; Grusdt, Fabian; Demler, Eugene; Greif, Daniel; Greiner, Markus

    2017-05-24

    Exotic phenomena in systems with strongly correlated electrons emerge from the interplay between spin and motional degrees of freedom. For example, doping an antiferromagnet is expected to give rise to pseudogap states and high-temperature superconductors. Quantum simulation using ultracold fermions in optical lattices could help to answer open questions about the doped Hubbard Hamiltonian, and has recently been advanced by quantum gas microscopy. Here we report the realization of an antiferromagnet in a repulsively interacting Fermi gas on a two-dimensional square lattice of about 80 sites at a temperature of 0.25 times the tunnelling energy. The antiferromagnetic long-range order manifests through the divergence of the correlation length, which reaches the size of the system, the development of a peak in the spin structure factor and a staggered magnetization that is close to the ground-state value. We hole-dope the system away from half-filling, towards a regime in which complex many-body states are expected, and find that strong magnetic correlations persist at the antiferromagnetic ordering vector up to dopings of about 15 per cent. In this regime, numerical simulations are challenging and so experiments provide a valuable benchmark. Our results demonstrate that microscopy of cold atoms in optical lattices can help us to understand the low-temperature Fermi-Hubbard model.

  8. Holographic model for the paramagnetism/antiferromagnetism phase transition

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    Cai, Rong-Gen; Yang, Run-Qiu

    2015-04-01

    In this paper we build a holographic model of paramagnetism/antiferromagnetism phase transition, which is realized by introducing two real antisymmetric tensor fields coupling to the background gauge field strength and interacting with each other in a dyonic black brane background. In the case without an external magnetic field and in low temperatures, the magnetic moments condense spontaneously in an antiparallel manner with the same magnitude and the time reversal symmetry is also broken spontaneously (if the boundary spatial dimension is more than 2, spatial rotational symmetry is broken spontaneously as well), which leads to an antiferromagnetic phase. In the case with the weak external magnetic field, the magnetic susceptibility density has a peak at the critical temperature and satisfies the Curie-Weiss law in the paramagnetic phase of antiferromagnetism. In the strong external magnetic field case, there is a critical magnetic field Bc in the antiferromagnetic phase: when the magnetic field reaches Bc, the system will return into the paramagnetic phase by a second order phase transition.

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

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    Marinescu, D. C.

    2015-05-01

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

  10. Quantum critical behavior of low-dimensional spin 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    Stone, Matthew Brandon

    In this dissertation, experiments on four different insulating antiferromagnetic spin 1/2 Heisenberg systems are presented and described. Copper pyrazine dinitrate is a linear chain spin 1/2 (S = 1/2) Heisenberg antiferromagnet. In an applied magnetic field, the continuum splits into multiple continua including incommensurate gapless excitations. The inelastic neutron scattering measurements presented represent the first complete experimental study of the S = 1/2 linear chain excitation spectrum in an applied magnetic field. Copper nitrate is a S = 1/2 alternating chain Heisenberg antiferromagnet. This system is near the isolated dimer limit, such that perturbation theory based on weakly coupled spin pairs accurately describes the excitation spectrum. Inelastic neutron scattering measurements were performed as a function of applied magnetic field. The data presented here represent the first such measure in all portions of the magnetic phase diagram of a gapped quantum magnet. Piperazinium hexachlorodicuprate is a two-dimensional S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet. It is shown in this work that the structure consists of a collection of coupled spins in the crystalline ac plane. Multiple spin-spin interactions are important in this material. This has consequences for the nature of the dominant interactions and causes there to be significant spin frustration in this system. The spectrum consists of coherent dispersive singlet-triplet excitations describable in terms of multiple significant exchange interactions with geometrical frustration. Thermodynamic and inelastic neutron scattering measurements are presented which characterize the magnetic excitations as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field. In addition, the full magnetic phase diagram including a gapless disordered phase and a reentrant phase transition is presented. Cu2(1,4-diazacycloheptane)2Cl4 was widely believed to be a S = 1/2 Heisenberg spin-ladder material. Neutron scattering measurements

  11. Quantized antiferromagnetic spin waves in the molecular Heisenberg ring CsFe8

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    Dreiser, J.; Waldmann, O.; Dobe, C.; Carver, G.; Ochsenbein, S. T.; Sieber, A.; Güdel, H. U.; van Duijn, J.; Taylor, J.; Podlesnyak, A.

    2010-01-01

    We report on inelastic neutron-scattering (INS) measurements on the molecular spin ring CsFe8 , in which eight spin-5/2 Fe(III) ions are coupled by nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic Heisenberg interaction. We have recorded INS data on a nondeuterated powder sample up to high energies at the time-of-flight spectrometers FOCUS at PSI and MARI at ISIS, which clearly show the excitation of spin waves in the ring. Due to the small number of spin sites, the spin-wave dispersion relation is not continuous but quantized. Furthermore, the system exhibits a gap between the ground state and the first excited state. We have modeled our data using exact diagonalization of a Heisenberg-exchange Hamiltonian together with a small single-ion anisotropy term. Due to the molecule’s symmetry, only two parameters J and D are needed to obtain excellent agreement with the data. The results can be well described within the framework of the rotational-band model as well as antiferromagnetic spin-wave theories.

  12. Fractionalized excitations in the spin-liquid state of a kagome-lattice antiferromagnet.

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    Han, Tian-Heng; Helton, Joel S; Chu, Shaoyan; Nocera, Daniel G; Rodriguez-Rivera, Jose A; Broholm, Collin; Lee, Young S

    2012-12-20

    The experimental realization of quantum spin liquids is a long-sought goal in physics, as they represent new states of matter. Quantum spin liquids cannot be described by the broken symmetries associated with conventional ground states. In fact, the interacting magnetic moments in these systems do not order, but are highly entangled with one another over long ranges. Spin liquids have a prominent role in theories describing high-transition-temperature superconductors, and the topological properties of these states may have applications in quantum information. A key feature of spin liquids is that they support exotic spin excitations carrying fractional quantum numbers. However, detailed measurements of these 'fractionalized excitations' have been lacking. Here we report neutron scattering measurements on single-crystal samples of the spin-1/2 kagome-lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu(3)(OD)(6)Cl(2) (also called herbertsmithite), which provide striking evidence for this characteristic feature of spin liquids. At low temperatures, we find that the spin excitations form a continuum, in contrast to the conventional spin waves expected in ordered antiferromagnets. The observation of such a continuum is noteworthy because, so far, this signature of fractional spin excitations has been observed only in one-dimensional systems. The results also serve as a hallmark of the quantum spin-liquid state in herbertsmithite.

  13. Strong intermolecular antiferromagnetic verdazyl-verdazyl coupling in the solid state.

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    Eusterwiemann, S; Doerenkamp, C; Dresselhaus, T; Janka, O; de Oliveira, M; Daniliuc, C G; Eckert, H; Neugebauer, J; Pöttgen, R; Studer, A

    2017-06-21

    Strong magnetic couplings are generally observed intramolecularly in organic diradicals or in systems in which they are promoted by crystal engineering strategies involving, for example, transition metal ligation. We herein present a strong intermolecularly coupling verdazyl radical in the solid state without the use of such design strategies. The crystal structure of an acetylene-substituted verdazyl radical shows a unique antiparallel face-to-face orientation of the neighboring verdazyl molecules along with verdazyl-acetylene interactions giving rise to an alternating antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain. Single crystal structural data at 80, 100, 173, and 223 K show that one of the π-stacking distances depends on temperature, while heat capacity data indicate the absence of a phase transition. Based on this structural input, broken symmetry DFT calculations predict a change from an alternating linear Heisenberg chain with two comparable coupling constants J1 and J2 at higher temperatures towards dominant pair interactions at lower temperatures. The predicted antiferromagnetic coupling is confirmed experimentally by magnetic susceptibility, solid-state EPR and NMR spectroscopic results.

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

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

    2015-11-06

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

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

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    Mudry, C.; Fradkin, E. )

    1994-10-15

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

  16. Negative spin Hall magnetoresistance of Pt on the bulk easy-plane antiferromagnet NiO

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    Hoogeboom, Geert R.; Aqeel, Aisha; Kuschel, Timo; Palstra, Thomas T. M.; van Wees, Bart J.

    2017-07-01

    We report on spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR) measurements of Pt Hall bars on antiferromagnetic NiO(111) single crystals. An SMR with a sign opposite to conventional SMR is observed over a wide range of temperatures as well as magnetic fields stronger than 0.25 T. The negative sign of the SMR can be explained by the alignment of magnetic moments being almost perpendicular to the external magnetic field within the easy plane (111) of the antiferromagnet. This correlation of magnetic moment alignment and the external magnetic field direction is realized just by the easy-plane nature of the material without the need of any exchange coupling to an additional ferromagnet. The SMR signal strength decreases with increasing temperature, primarily due to the decrease in Néel order by including fluctuations. An increasing magnetic field increases the SMR signal strength as there are fewer domains, and the magnetic moments are more strongly manipulated at high magnetic fields. The SMR is saturated at an applied magnetic field of 6 T, resulting in a spin-mixing conductance of ˜1018 Ω-1 m-2, which is comparable to that of Pt on insulating ferrimagnets such as yttrium iron garnet. An argon plasma treatment doubles the spin-mixing conductance.

  17. Observation of Spin-flop Transition in Antiferromagnetic Organic Molecular Conductors using AFM Micro-cantilever

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    Tokumoto, Madoka; Otsuka, Takeo; Kobayashi, Akiko

    2005-03-01

    A series of (BETS)2Fe1-xGaxCl1-yBry salts is a good candidate for a systematic study of π-d interaction between the conduction electrons and local magnetic moments in organic conductors. Some of them show antiferromagnetic ground state at low temperatures. A torque magnetometry is useful for precise determination of the easy axis as well as the spin-flop field. In this work we will report on the measurements of spin-flop transitions in antiferromagnetic organic molecular conductors including λ-(BETS)2FeCl4[1], using a commercial self-sensing piezo-resistive microcantilever for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) developed by Seiko Instruments Inc. We have succeeded in observation of spin-flop transitions of tiny single crystals including λ-(BETS)2FeCl4 as small as less than 1μg[2]. The results are consistent with the capacitive magnetic torque study[3]. [1] M. Tokumoto et al. Synth. Metals 86, 2161 (1997). [2] M. Tokumoto et al., ICMM2004, Polyhedron in press. [3] T. Sasaki et al., Synth. Metals 120, 759 (2001).

  18. Coalescence-driven magnetic order of the uncompensated antiferromagnetic Co doped ZnO

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    Ney, V.; Henne, B.; Lumetzberger, J.; Wilhelm, F.; Ollefs, K.; Rogalev, A.; Kovacs, A.; Kieschnick, M.; Ney, A.

    2016-12-01

    The evolution of the structural and magnetic properties of Co doped ZnO has been investigated over an unprecedented concentration range above the coalescence limit. ZnO films with Co concentrations from 20% to 60% of the cationic lattice have been grown by reactive magnetron sputtering. The wurtzite crystal structure was maintained even for these high dopant concentrations. By measuring the x-ray absorption at the near edge and the linear and circular dichroism of the films at the Zn and Co K edge, it could be shown that Co substitutes predominantly for Zn in the lattice. No indications of metallic Co have been found in the samples. At low Co concentrations, the films are paramagnetic, but with increasing Co content, the films become antiferromagnetically ordered with increasing order temperature. Uncompensated spins, coupled to the antiferromagnetic dopant configurations, lead to a vertical exchange-bias-like effect, which increases with increasing Co concentration. In parallel, the single-ion anisotropy is gradually lost.

  19. Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing

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    Higuchi, Takuya; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto

    2016-01-01

    The absence of net magnetization inside antiferromagnetic domains has made the control of their spatial distribution quite challenging. Here we experimentally demonstrate an optical method for controlling antiferromagnetic domain distributions in MnF2. Reduced crystalline symmetry can couple an order parameter with non-conjugate external stimuli. In the case of MnF2, time-reversal symmetry is macroscopically broken reflecting the different orientations of the two magnetic sublattices. Thus, it exhibits different absorption coefficients between two orthogonal linear polarizations below its antiferromagnetic transition temperature under an external magnetic field. Illumination with linearly polarized laser light under this condition selectively destructs the formation of a particular antiferromagnetic order via heating. As a result, the other antiferromagnetic order is favoured inside the laser spot, achieving spatially localized selection of an antiferromagnetic order. Applications to control of interface states at antiferromagnetic domain boundaries, exchange bias and control of spin currents are expected. PMID:26911337

  20. Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing.

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    Higuchi, Takuya; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto

    2016-02-25

    The absence of net magnetization inside antiferromagnetic domains has made the control of their spatial distribution quite challenging. Here we experimentally demonstrate an optical method for controlling antiferromagnetic domain distributions in MnF2. Reduced crystalline symmetry can couple an order parameter with non-conjugate external stimuli. In the case of MnF2, time-reversal symmetry is macroscopically broken reflecting the different orientations of the two magnetic sublattices. Thus, it exhibits different absorption coefficients between two orthogonal linear polarizations below its antiferromagnetic transition temperature under an external magnetic field. Illumination with linearly polarized laser light under this condition selectively destructs the formation of a particular antiferromagnetic order via heating. As a result, the other antiferromagnetic order is favoured inside the laser spot, achieving spatially localized selection of an antiferromagnetic order. Applications to control of interface states at antiferromagnetic domain boundaries, exchange bias and control of spin currents are expected.

  1. Control of antiferromagnetic domain distribution via polarization-dependent optical annealing

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    Higuchi, Takuya; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto

    2016-02-01

    The absence of net magnetization inside antiferromagnetic domains has made the control of their spatial distribution quite challenging. Here we experimentally demonstrate an optical method for controlling antiferromagnetic domain distributions in MnF2. Reduced crystalline symmetry can couple an order parameter with non-conjugate external stimuli. In the case of MnF2, time-reversal symmetry is macroscopically broken reflecting the different orientations of the two magnetic sublattices. Thus, it exhibits different absorption coefficients between two orthogonal linear polarizations below its antiferromagnetic transition temperature under an external magnetic field. Illumination with linearly polarized laser light under this condition selectively destructs the formation of a particular antiferromagnetic order via heating. As a result, the other antiferromagnetic order is favoured inside the laser spot, achieving spatially localized selection of an antiferromagnetic order. Applications to control of interface states at antiferromagnetic domain boundaries, exchange bias and control of spin currents are expected.

  2. Excitation spectra of generalized antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin chains (abstract)

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    Parkinson, J. B.; Bonner, J. C.

    1988-04-01

    We compare the excitation spectra in the presence of a magnetic field of a number of integrable (exactly solvable) and nonintegrable quantum spin chains of various spin value s. The archetypal Bethe-ansatz integrable model is the s= 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet (HB AFM). The excitation spectra are characterized by a soft mode which tracks across the Brillouin zone as the field increases to its saturation value. A class of Bethe-ansatz integrable models with SU(2) symmetry and the general spin s display excitation spectra qualitatively similar to the spin- 1/2 model above, for all s. A second class of Bethe-ansatz integrable models has SU(n) symmetry, where n=2s+1. Like the SU(2) integrable chains, these models have gapless excitation spectra, but the basic Brillouin zone changes from k=±2π/(2s+1)a. Studies show that periodicity of the SU(3) member of the class changes (increases) as the field increases to saturation. For both classes of integrable models, there is a single type of excitation pattern which is generically similar for all s. In the case of the other models, on the other hand, numerical studies show that the excitations divide into at least two distinct classes. In the case of the s=1 HB AFM, at high fields (corresponding to SzT=N,N-1, . . .,N/2) the excitations map approximately onto the complete set of excitations for s= 1/2 , whereas at low fields (SzT=N/2,N/2-1,. . .,0) the excitations have notable classical character. In the case of the s=1 model with pure biquadratic exchange, one set of excitations, corresponding to SzT even (SzT=N,N-2,. . .,2,0), again shows an approximate mapping to the complete excitation set for s= 1/2 . The second class of excitations, corresponding to SzT odd, are very different. They are symmetric about k=±π/2a for all SzT, i.e., correspond to a basic Brillouin zone of ±π/2a.

  3. Small-polaron theory of doped antiferromagnets

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    Auerbach, Assa; Larson, Brond E.

    1991-04-01

    The spin-hole coherent-state path integral is used to generate a systematic large-spin expansion of the t-J model on the square lattice. The single hole's classical energy is minimized by small polarons with short-ranged interactions. Intersublattice hopping of polarons is forbidden by a tunneling selection rule. We derive the low-energy Lagrangian which reduces to the model of Wiegmann, Wen, Shankar, and Lee of Néel-gauge-field induced superconductivity.

  4. Possible Correlation Between Stripe-Like Antiferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations and Superconductivity in ThFeAsN

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    Kumar, Jagdish

    2017-08-01

    The recently invented ThFeAsN superconductor, belonging to the family of Fe-based superconductors, has been studied using ab initio density functional theory. Our calculations demonstrate that the electronic structure of this superconductor is similar to that of other Fe-based superconductors with computed magnetic ground state showing strong dependence on atomic positions. Using relaxed atomic positions, the single- and double-stripe magnetic states are found to be energetically close to each other, which may lead to stripe-like antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations. We speculate that such energetic degeneracy among two antiferromagnetic structures may be an ideal condition for strong stripe-like antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations, which may be playing a key role in obtaining high transition temperature of 30 K. Fixed spin moment calculations demonstrate the possibility of local minima for magnetic states in ThFeAsN. The absence of long-range ordering in ThFeAsN may be due to presence of such local minima.

  5. Giant facet-dependent spin-orbit torque and spin Hall conductivity in the triangular antiferromagnet IrMn3.

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    Zhang, Weifeng; Han, Wei; Yang, See-Hun; Sun, Yan; Zhang, Yang; Yan, Binghai; Parkin, Stuart S P

    2016-09-01

    There has been considerable interest in spin-orbit torques for the purpose of manipulating the magnetization of ferromagnetic elements for spintronic technologies. Spin-orbit torques are derived from spin currents created from charge currents in materials with significant spin-orbit coupling that propagate into an adjacent ferromagnetic material. A key challenge is to identify materials that exhibit large spin Hall angles, that is, efficient charge-to-spin current conversion. Using spin torque ferromagnetic resonance, we report the observation of a giant spin Hall angle [Formula: see text] of up to ~0.35 in (001)-oriented single-crystalline antiferromagnetic IrMn3 thin films, coupled to ferromagnetic permalloy layers, and a [Formula: see text] that is about three times smaller in (111)-oriented films. For (001)-oriented samples, we show that the magnitude of [Formula: see text] can be significantly changed by manipulating the populations of various antiferromagnetic domains through perpendicular field annealing. We identify two distinct mechanisms that contribute to [Formula: see text]: the first mechanism, which is facet-independent, arises from conventional bulk spin-dependent scattering within the IrMn3 layer, and the second intrinsic mechanism is derived from the unconventional antiferromagnetic structure of IrMn3. Using ab initio calculations, we show that the triangular magnetic structure of IrMn3 gives rise to a substantial intrinsic spin Hall conductivity that is much larger for the (001) than for the (111) orientation, consistent with our experimental findings.

  6. Giant facet-dependent spin-orbit torque and spin Hall conductivity in the triangular antiferromagnet IrMn3

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    Zhang, Weifeng; Han, Wei; Yang, See-Hun; Sun, Yan; Zhang, Yang; Yan, Binghai; Parkin, Stuart S. P.

    2016-01-01

    There has been considerable interest in spin-orbit torques for the purpose of manipulating the magnetization of ferromagnetic elements for spintronic technologies. Spin-orbit torques are derived from spin currents created from charge currents in materials with significant spin-orbit coupling that propagate into an adjacent ferromagnetic material. A key challenge is to identify materials that exhibit large spin Hall angles, that is, efficient charge-to-spin current conversion. Using spin torque ferromagnetic resonance, we report the observation of a giant spin Hall angle θSHeff of up to ~0.35 in (001)-oriented single-crystalline antiferromagnetic IrMn3 thin films, coupled to ferromagnetic permalloy layers, and a θSHeff that is about three times smaller in (111)-oriented films. For (001)-oriented samples, we show that the magnitude of θSHeff can be significantly changed by manipulating the populations of various antiferromagnetic domains through perpendicular field annealing. We identify two distinct mechanisms that contribute to θSHeff: the first mechanism, which is facet-independent, arises from conventional bulk spin-dependent scattering within the IrMn3 layer, and the second intrinsic mechanism is derived from the unconventional antiferromagnetic structure of IrMn3. Using ab initio calculations, we show that the triangular magnetic structure of IrMn3 gives rise to a substantial intrinsic spin Hall conductivity that is much larger for the (001) than for the (111) orientation, consistent with our experimental findings. PMID:27704044

  7. Segregation of antiferromagnetism and high-temperature superconductivity in Ca1-xLaxFe2As2

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    Saha, Shanta R.; Drye, T.; Goh, S. K.; Klintberg, L. E.; Silver, J. M.; Grosche, F. M.; Sutherland, M.; Munsie, T. J. S.; Luke, G. M.; Pratt, D. K.; Lynn, J. W.; Paglione, J.

    2014-04-01

    We report the effect of applied pressures on magnetic and superconducting order in single crystals of the aliovalent La-doped iron pnictide material Ca1-xLaxFe2As2. Using electrical transport, elastic neutron scattering, and resonant tunnel diode oscillator measurements on samples under both quasihydrostatic and hydrostatic pressure conditions, we report a series of phase diagrams spanning the range of substitution concentrations for both antiferromagnetic and superconducting ground states that include pressure-tuning through the antiferromagnetic (AFM) superconducting critical point. Our results indicate that the observed superconducting phase with a maximum transition temperature of Tc=47 K is intrinsic to these materials, appearing only upon suppression of magnetic order by pressure-tuning through the AFM critical point. Thus, the superconducting phase appears to exist exclusively in juxtaposition to the antiferromagnetic phase in a manner similar to the oxygen- and fluorine-based iron-pnictide superconductors with the highest transition temperatures reported to date. Unlike the lower-Tc systems, in which superconductivity and magnetism usually coexist, the tendency for the highest-Tc systems to show noncoexistence provides an important insight into the distinct transition temperature limits in different members of the iron-based superconductor family.

  8. Anisotropic field-induced gap in the quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnet KCuMoO4(OH )

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    Nawa, Kazuhiro; Janson, Oleg; Hiroi, Zenji

    2017-09-01

    We investigated magnetic and thermodynamic properties of S =1/2 quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnet KCuMoO4(OH ) through single-crystalline magnetization and heat capacity measurements. At zero field, it behaves as a uniform S =1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with J =238 K , and exhibits a canted antiferromagnetism below TN=1.52 K . In addition, a magnetic field H induces the anisotropy in magnetization and opens a gap in the spin-excitation spectrum. These properties are understood in terms of an effective staggered field induced by staggered g tensors and Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya (DM) interactions. Temperature dependencies of the heat capacity and their field variations are consistent with those expected for quantum sine-Gordon model, indicating that spin excitations consist of soliton, antisoliton, and breather modes. From field dependencies of the soliton mass, the staggered field normalized by the uniform field cs is estimated as 0.041, 0.174, and 0.030, for H ∥a , b , and c , respectively. Such a large variation of cs is understood as the combination of staggered g tensors and DM interactions which induce the staggered field in the opposite direction for H ∥a and c but almost the same direction for H ∥b at each Cu site.

  9. EuCo2P2: A Model Molecular-Field Helical Heisenberg Antiferromagnet

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Cuervo-Reyes, Eduardo; Pandey, Abhishek; ...

    2016-07-19

    The metallic compound EuCo2P2 with the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2 structure containing Eu spins-7/2 was previously shown from single-crystal neutron diffraction measurements to exhibit a helical antiferromagnetic (AFM) structure below TN=66.5 K with the helix axis along the c axis and with the ordered moments aligned within the ab plane. Here we report crystallography, electrical resistivity, heat capacity, magnetization, and magnetic susceptibility measurements on single crystals of this compound. We demonstrate that EuCo2P2 is a model molecular-field helical Heisenberg antiferromagnet from comparisons of the anisotropic magnetic susceptibility χ, high-field magnetization, and magnetic heat capacity of EuCo2P2 single crystals at temperature T≤TNmore » with the predictions of our recent formulation of molecular-field theory. Values of the Heisenberg exchange interactions between the Eu spins are derived from the data. The low-T magnetic heat capacity ~T3 arising from spin-wave excitations with no anisotropy gap is calculated and found to be comparable to the lattice heat capacity. The density of states at the Fermi energy of EuCo2P2 and the related compound BaCo2P2 are found from the heat capacity data to be large, 10 and 16 states/eV per formula unit for EuCo2P2 and BaCo2P2, respectively. These values are enhanced by a factor of ~2.5 above those found from DFT electronic structure calculations for the two compounds. Additionally, the calculations also find ferromagnetic Eu–Eu exchange interactions within the ab plane and AFM interactions between Eu spins in nearest- and next-nearest planes, in agreement with the MFT analysis of χab(T≤TN).« less

  10. EuCo2P2 : A model molecular-field helical Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Sangeetha, N. S.; Cuervo-Reyes, Eduardo; Pandey, Abhishek; Johnston, D. C.

    2016-07-01

    The metallic compound EuCo2P2 with the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2 structure containing Eu spins-7/2 was previously shown from single-crystal neutron diffraction measurements to exhibit a helical antiferromagnetic (AFM) structure below TN=66.5 K with the helix axis along the c axis and with the ordered moments aligned within the a b plane. Here we report crystallography, electrical resistivity, heat capacity, magnetization, and magnetic susceptibility measurements on single crystals of this compound. We demonstrate that EuCo2P2 is a model molecular-field helical Heisenberg antiferromagnet from comparisons of the anisotropic magnetic susceptibility χ , high-field magnetization, and magnetic heat capacity of EuCo2P2 single crystals at temperature T ≤TN with the predictions of our recent formulation of molecular-field theory. Values of the Heisenberg exchange interactions between the Eu spins are derived from the data. The low-T magnetic heat capacity ˜T3 arising from spin-wave excitations with no anisotropy gap is calculated and found to be comparable to the lattice heat capacity. The density of states at the Fermi energy of EuCo2P2 and the related compound BaCo2P2 are found from the heat capacity data to be large, 10 and 16 states/eV per formula unit for EuCo2P2 and BaCo2P2 , respectively. These values are enhanced by a factor of ˜2.5 above those found from DFT electronic structure calculations for the two compounds. The calculations also find ferromagnetic Eu-Eu exchange interactions within the a b plane and AFM interactions between Eu spins in nearest- and next-nearest planes, in agreement with the MFT analysis of χa b(T ≤TN) .

  11. Skyrmion defects and competing singlet orders in a half-filled antiferromagnetic Kondo-Heisenberg model on the honeycomb lattice

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    Liu, Chia-Chuan; Goswami, Pallab; Si, Qimiao

    2017-09-01

    Due to the interaction between the topological defects of an order parameter and underlying fermions, the defects can possess induced fermion numbers, leading to several exotic phenomena of fundamental importance to both condensed matter and high-energy physics. One of the intriguing outcomes of induced fermion numbers is the presence of fluctuating competing orders inside the core of a topological defect. In this regard, the interaction between fermions and skyrmion excitations of an antiferromagnetic phase can have important consequences for understanding the global phase diagrams of many condensed matter systems where antiferromagnetism and several singlet orders compete. We critically investigate the relation between fluctuating competing orders and skyrmion excitations of the antiferromagnetic insulating phase of a half-filled Kondo-Heisenberg model on a honeycomb lattice. By combining analytical and numerical methods, we obtain the exact eigenstates of underlying Dirac fermions in the presence of a single skyrmion configuration, which are used for computing the induced chiral charge. Additionally, by employing this nonperturbative eigenbasis, we calculate the susceptibilities of different translational symmetry breaking charges, bond and current density wave orders, and translational symmetry preserving Kondo singlet formations. Based on the computed susceptibilities, we establish spin Peierls and Kondo singlets as dominant competing orders of antiferromagnetism. We show favorable agreement between our findings and field theoretic predictions based on the perturbative gradient expansion scheme, which crucially relies on the adiabatic principle and plane-wave eigenstates for Dirac fermions. The methodology developed here can be applied to many other correlated systems supporting competition between spin-triplet and spin-singlet orders in both lower and higher spatial dimensions.

  12. Spin Nernst effect of magnons in collinear antiferromagnets

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    Cheng, Ran; Okamoto, Satoshi; Xiao, Di

    2016-11-15

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry guarantees that the spin wave modes are doubly degenerate. The two modes carry opposite spin angular momentum and exhibit opposite chirality. Using a honeycomb antiferromagnet in the presence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, we show that a longitudinal temperature gradient can drive the two modes to opposite transverse directions, realizing a spin Nernst effect of magnons with vanishing thermal Hall current. We find that magnons around themore » $$\\Gamma$$ point and the $K$ point contribute oppositely to the transverse spin transport, and their competition leads to a sign change of the spin Nernst coefficient at finite temperature. As a result, possible material candidates are discussed.« less

  13. Currentless reversal of Néel vector in antiferromagnets

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    Semenov, Yuriy G.; Li, Xi-Lai; Kim, Ki Wook

    2017-01-01

    The possibility of magnetization reversal via a bias-mediated perpendicular magnetic anisotropy is examined theoretically in an antiferromagnet. The numerical analyses based on a Néel vector formulation as well as the micromagnetic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert simulation reveal that the desired switching can be achieved through dynamical responses that are significantly different from their ferromagnetic counterparts. Instead of the usual precessional trajectories around the applied effective magnetic field, their motions are rather pendulum-like due to the layered magnetic sublattices with a strong antiparallel exchange interaction, where the inertial behavior plays a crucial role. The absence of spiral damping can also lead to faster relaxation by orders of magnitude. With no reliance on the current driven processes, the investigated mechanism is predicted with a low energy requirement of only a few aJ per switching operation in the antiferromagnets.

  14. Layer Anti-Ferromagnetism on Bilayer Honeycomb Lattice

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    Tao, Hong-Shuai; Chen, Yao-Hua; Lin, Heng-Fu; Liu, Hai-Di; Liu, Wu-Ming

    2014-01-01

    Bilayer honeycomb lattice, with inter-layer tunneling energy, has a parabolic dispersion relation, and the inter-layer hopping can cause the charge imbalance between two sublattices. Here, we investigate the metal-insulator and magnetic phase transitions on the strongly correlated bilayer honeycomb lattice by cellular dynamical mean-field theory combined with continuous time quantum Monte Carlo method. The procedures of magnetic spontaneous symmetry breaking on dimer and non-dimer sites are different, causing a novel phase transition between normal anti-ferromagnet and layer anti-ferromagnet. The whole phase diagrams about the magnetism, temperature, interaction and inter-layer hopping are obtained. Finally, we propose an experimental protocol to observe these phenomena in future optical lattice experiments. PMID:24947369

  15. Nonthermal antiferromagnetic order and nonequilibrium criticality in the Hubbard model.

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    Tsuji, Naoto; Eckstein, Martin; Werner, Philipp

    2013-03-29

    We study dynamical phase transitions from antiferromagnetic to paramagnetic states driven by an interaction quench in the fermionic Hubbard model using the nonequilibrium dynamical mean-field theory. We identify two dynamical transition points where the relaxation behavior qualitatively changes: one corresponds to the thermal phase transition at which the order parameter decays critically slowly in a power law ∝t(-1/2), and the other is connected to the existence of nonthermal antiferromagnetic order in systems with effective temperature above the thermal critical temperature. The frequency of the amplitude mode extrapolates to zero as one approaches the nonthermal (quasi)critical point, and thermalization is significantly delayed by the trapping in the nonthermal state. A slow relaxation of the nonthermal order is followed by a faster thermalization process.

  16. Antiferromagnetic Stabilization in the Ti8O12 Cluster.

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    Yu, Xiaohu; Oganov, Artem R; Popov, Ivan A; Qian, Guangrui; Boldyrev, Alexander I

    2016-01-26

    Using the evolutionary algorithm USPEX and DFT+U calculations, we predicted a high-symmetry geometric structure of the bare Ti8 O12 cluster composed of 8 Ti atoms forming a cube, in which O atoms are at midpoints of all of its edges, in excellent agreement with experimental results. Using natural bond orbital analysis, adaptive natural density partitioning algorithm, electron localization function, and partial charge plots, we find the origin of the particular stability of bare Ti8 O12 cluster: unique chemical bonding where eight electrons of Ti atoms interacting with each other in antiferromagnetic fashion to lower the total energy of the system. The bare Ti8 O12 is thus an unusual molecule stabilized by d-orbital antiferromagnetic coupling. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Ferro- and antiferro-magnetism in (Np, Pu)BC

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    Klimczuk, T.; Kozub, A. L.; Griveau, J.-C.; Colineau, E.; Wastin, F.; Falmbigl, M.; Rogl, P.

    2015-04-01

    Two new transuranium metal boron carbides, NpBC and PuBC, have been synthesized. Rietveld refinements of powder XRD patterns of (Np,Pu)BC confirmed in both cases isotypism with the structure type of UBC. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal antiferromagnetic ordering for PuBC below T{sub N} = 44 K, whereas ferromagnetic ordering was found for NpBC below T{sub C} = 61 K. Heat capacity measurements prove the bulk character of the observed magnetic transition for both compounds. The total energy electronic band structure calculations support formation of the ferromagnetic ground state for NpBC and the antiferromagnetic ground state for PuBC.

  18. Effects of random fields in an antiferromagnetic Ising spin glass

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    Vieira; Nobre; Yokoi

    2000-05-01

    The effects of random fields on the two-sublattice infinite-ranged Ising spin-glass model are investigated. This model is expected to be appropriate as a mean-field description of antiferromagnetic spin glasses such as FexMn1-xTiO3. Within replica-symmetric calculations, we study the influence of Gaussian and bimodal random fields on the phase transitions and phase diagrams. It is shown that, in the presence of random fields, the first-order transitions are weakened and may become continuous. Also, the antiferromagnetic phases are always destroyed by sufficiently strong random fields. A qualitative comparison with existing experimental results and the limitations of the present calculations are discussed.

  19. Jamming behavior of domains in a spiral antiferromagnetic system.

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    Chen, S-W; Guo, H; Seu, K A; Dumesnil, K; Roy, S; Sinha, S K

    2013-05-24

    Using resonant magnetic x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, we show that the domains of a spiral antiferromagnet enter a jammed state at the onset of long-range order. We find that the slow thermal fluctuations of the domain walls exhibit a compressed exponential relaxation with an exponent of 1.5 found in a wide variety of solidlike jammed systems and can be qualitatively explained in terms of stress release in a stressed network. As the temperature decreases, the energy barrier for fluctuations becomes large enough to arrest further domain wall fluctuations, and the domains freeze into a spatial configuration within 10 K of the Néel temperature. The relaxation times can be fitted with the Vogel-Fulcher law as observed in polymers, glasses, and colloids, thereby indicating that the dynamics of domain walls in an ordered antiferromagnet exhibit some of the universal features associated with jamming behavior.

  20. Role of the antiferromagnetic bulk spins in exchange bias

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    Schuller, Ivan K.; Morales, Rafael; Batlle, Xavier; Nowak, Ulrich; Güntherodt, Gernot

    2016-10-01

    This "Critical Focused Issue" presents a brief review of experiments and models which describe the origin of exchange bias in epitaxial or textured ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic bilayers. Evidence is presented which clearly indicates that inner, uncompensated, pinned moments in the bulk of the antiferromagnet (AFM) play a very important role in setting the magnitude of the exchange bias. A critical evaluation of the extensive literature in the field indicates that it is useful to think of this bulk, pinned uncompensated moments as a new type of a ferromagnet which has a low total moment, an ordering temperature given by the AFM Néel temperature, with parallel aligned moments randomly distributed on the regular AFM lattice.

  1. Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic order in bacterial vortex lattices

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    Wioland, Hugo; Woodhouse, Francis G.; Dunkel, Jörn; Goldstein, Raymond E.; Goldstein Lab Team

    2013-11-01

    In conventional electronic materials, spins can organize into ordered phases that give rise to ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic behavior. Here, we report similar observations in a completely different system: a suspension of swimming bacteria. When a dense Bacillus subtilis suspension is confined to a small circular chamber, it can spontaneously form a stable vortex (``spin'') state that can persist for several minutes. By coupling up to 100 such chambers in microfluidic devices, we are able to realize bacterial spin lattices of different geometries. Depending on that geometry and the effective coupling strength between neighboring vortices, we observe the formation of stable ``antiferromagnetic'' and ``ferromagnetic'' bacterial vortex states, that appear to be controlled by the subtle competition between bacterial boundary layer flows and bulk dynamics.

  2. Spin transport through the metallic antiferromagnet FeMn

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    Saglam, H.; Zhang, W.; Jungfleisch, M. B.; Sklenar, J.; Pearson, J. E.; Ketterson, J. B.; Hoffmann, A.

    2016-10-19

    Here, we investigate spin transport through metallic antiferromagnets using measurements based on spin pumping combined with inverse spin Hall effects in Ni80Fe20/FeMn/W trilayers. The relatively large magnitude and opposite sign of spin Hall effects in W compared to FeMn enable an unambiguous detection of spin currents transmitted through the entire FeMn layer thickness. By using this approach we can detect two distinctively different spin transport regimes, which we associate with electronic and magnonic spin currents, respectively. Furthermore, the latter can extend to relatively large distances (approximate to 9 nm) and is enhanced when the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature is close to the measurement temperature.

  3. Spin transport through the metallic antiferromagnet FeMn

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    Saglam, H.; Zhang, W.; Jungfleisch, M. B.; ...

    2016-10-19

    Here, we investigate spin transport through metallic antiferromagnets using measurements based on spin pumping combined with inverse spin Hall effects in Ni80Fe20/FeMn/W trilayers. The relatively large magnitude and opposite sign of spin Hall effects in W compared to FeMn enable an unambiguous detection of spin currents transmitted through the entire FeMn layer thickness. By using this approach we can detect two distinctively different spin transport regimes, which we associate with electronic and magnonic spin currents, respectively. Furthermore, the latter can extend to relatively large distances (approximate to 9 nm) and is enhanced when the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature is close tomore » the measurement temperature.« less

  4. Spin Nernst effect of magnons in collinear antiferromagnets

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    Cheng, Ran; Okamoto, Satoshi; Xiao, Di

    2016-11-15

    In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry guarantees that the spin wave modes are doubly degenerate. The two modes carry opposite spin angular momentum and exhibit opposite chirality. Using a honeycomb antiferromagnet in the presence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, we show that a longitudinal temperature gradient can drive the two modes to opposite transverse directions, realizing a spin Nernst effect of magnons with vanishing thermal Hall current. We find that magnons around the $\\Gamma$ point and the $K$ point contribute oppositely to the transverse spin transport, and their competition leads to a sign change of the spin Nernst coefficient at finite temperature. As a result, possible material candidates are discussed.

  5. Quantum corrections to the conductivity of itinerant antiferromagnets

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    Muttalib, K. A.; Wölfle, P.

    2015-04-01

    We present a systematic calculation of the effects of scattering of electrons off spin waves on electron transport properties in itinerant antiferromagnetic thin films in two and three dimensions. We study various regimes set by the parameters related to the spin-wave gap, exchange energy, as well as the exchange splitting, in addition to the scales set by temperature and disorder. We find an interaction-induced quantum correction to the conductivity linear in temperature, similar to that obtained recently for ferromagnetic systems within a certain regime of disorder, although the disorder dependence is different. In addition, we explore the phase relaxation rates and the associated weak-localization corrections for both small and large spin-wave gaps. We obtain a wide variety of temperature and disorder dependence for various parameter regimes. These results should provide an alternative way to study magnetic properties of thin antiferromagnetic films, for which neutron scattering measurements could be difficult, by direct transport measurements.

  6. Singular field response and singular screening of vacancies in antiferromagnets.

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    Wollny, Alexander; Andrade, Eric C; Vojta, Matthias

    2012-10-26

    For isolated vacancies in ordered local-moment antiferromagnets we show that the magnetic-field linear-response limit is generically singular: The magnetic moment associated with a vacancy in zero field is different from that in a finite field h in the limit h→0(+). The origin is a universal and singular screening cloud, which moreover leads to perfect screening as h→0(+) for magnets which display spin-flop bulk states in the weak-field limit.

  7. Academic Meeting Scheduling Using an Antiferromagnetic Potts Model

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    Kudo, Kazue

    2017-07-01

    Scheduling parallel sessions of an academic meeting is a complicated task. If each presentation is assigned to an appropriate session, an antiferromagnetic Potts model can be used for semi-automatic timetabling. The timetabling method proposed here is based on graph coloring and includes additional constraints to be considered in a practical situation. We examine the feasibility of semi-automatic timetabling in some practical examples.

  8. Effects of random fields in an antiferromagnetic Ising bilayer film

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    Kaneyoshi, T.

    2017-10-01

    The magnetic properties (phase diagrams and magnetizations) of an antiferromagnetic Ising bilayer film with random fields are investigated by the use of the effective field theory with correlations. It is examined how an uncompensated magnetization can be realized in the system, due to the effects of random fields in the two layers. They show the tricritical, compensation point and reentrant phenomena, depending on these parameters.

  9. Cooling by corralling: a route to antiferromagnetism in optical lattices

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    Loh, Yen Lee

    2012-02-01

    Cold atoms in optical lattices have emerged as a promising tool for emulating condensed matter Hamiltonians. Current experiments have observed ``Mott insulating'' behavior in the Fermi-Hubbard model at an average entropy S/N 1 kB/atom. Our quantum Monte Carlo simulations [1], in agreement with other methods, show that S/N 0.65 kB/atom is low enough to produce antiferromagnetism (AF) at the center of a harmonic trap. However, further progress in the field requires even lower entropies that are beyond the reach of traditional cooling techniques. I have proposed a way to attain very low temperatures and entropies (S/N < 0.03 kB/atom) by trapping fermions in a corral formed from another species of atoms [2]. This Fermi system can then be evolved into an antiferromagnet by morphing the lattice into a set of double wells, quasi-adiabatically. Quantum dynamics simulations have, so far, given promising results.[4pt] [1] Thereza Paiva, Yen Lee Loh, Mohit Randeria, Richard T. Scalettar, and Nandini Trivedi, ``Fermions in 3D optical lattices: Cooling protocol to obtain antiferromagnetism,'' PRL 107, 086401 (2011).[0pt] [2] Yen Lee Loh, ``Proposal for achieving very low entropies in optical lattice systems,'' arxiv:1108.0628.

  10. Electrical manipulation of a ferromagnet by an antiferromagnet

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    Tshitoyan, V.; Ciccarelli, C.; Mihai, A. P.; Ali, M.; Irvine, A. C.; Moore, T. A.; Jungwirth, T.; Ferguson, A. J.

    Several recent studies of antiferromagnetic (AFM) spintronics have focused on transmission and detection of spin-currents in AFMs. Efficient spin transmission through AFMs was inferred from experiments in FM/AFM/NM (normal metal) structures. Measurements in FM/AFM bilayers have demonstrated that a metallic AFM can also act as an efficient ISHE detector of the spin-current, with spin-Hall angles comparable to heavy NMs. Here we demonstrate that an antiferromagnet can be employed for a highly efficient electrical manipulation of a ferromagnet. We use an all-electrical excitation and detection technique of ferromagnetic resonance in a NiFe/IrMn bilayer. We observe antidamping-like spin torque acting on the NiFe generated by the in-plane current driven through the IrMn antiferromagnet. A large enhancement of the torque, characterized by an effective spin-Hall angle exceeding most heavy transition metals, correlates with the presence of the exchange-bias field at the NiFe/IrMn interface. It highlights that, in addition to strong spin-orbit coupling, the AFM order in IrMn governs the observed phenomenon.

  11. Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Dalla Piazza, B.; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, N. B.; Nilsen, G. J.; Tregenna-Piggott, P.; Perring, T. G.; Enderle, M.; McMorrow, D. F.; Ivanov, D. A.; Rønnow, H. M.

    2015-01-01

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spin-1/2 particles is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wavevector (π, 0). We use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound Cu(DCOO)2.4D2O, a known realization of the quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially extended pairs of fractional S = 1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wavevector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Our results establish the existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration.

  12. Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic orderings in wurtzite diluted magnetic nanostructures

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    Tronc, P.; Kitaev, Yu. E.; Hayn, R.; Strelchuk, V.; Kolomys, O.

    2017-10-01

    Using a new approach based on symmetry analysis, we have determined the magnetic symmetry groups (Shubnikov groups) of ferro- and antiferromagnetic wurtzite nanostructures doped with magnetic atoms periodically distributed at cation sites as well as the direction of the spontaneous magnetic field. Quantum wells, nanorods (nanowires), nanotubes, and quantum dots have been considered. The direction of the spontaneous magnetic field is determined by magnetic atoms with higher C3v (3m) or Cs (m) site symmetry group (the site symmetry group is defined with respect to the doped nanostructure). When the magnetic-atom distribution becomes more or less disordered (Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors), it seems reasonable to assume that, in most of the cases, the symmetry in regions with a size of some wurtzite unit-cells remains close to that of a periodic one, hence possibly inducing local ferro- or antiferromagnetic properties. The regions can induce overall ferro- or antiferromagnetic states when they have common spontaneous magnetic field direction or, possibly, induce easy-magnetization direction or plane (direction or plane of maximal magnetization intensity for a given external magnetic field strength) when disorder imposes a spread of spontaneous magnetic field direction over the various regions. Of course, such an effect adds itself to magnetic properties eventually induced by grain boundaries, other crystalline phases, and defects such as vacancies, dislocations or interstitial atoms.

  13. Antiferromagnetic domain wall as spin wave polarizer and retarder.

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    Lan, Jin; Yu, Weichao; Xiao, Jiang

    2017-08-02

    As a collective quasiparticle excitation of the magnetic order in magnetic materials, spin wave, or magnon when quantized, can propagate in both conducting and insulating materials. Like the manipulation of its optical counterpart, the ability to manipulate spin wave polarization is not only important but also fundamental for magnonics. With only one type of magnetic lattice, ferromagnets can only accommodate the right-handed circularly polarized spin wave modes, which leaves no freedom for polarization manipulation. In contrast, antiferromagnets, with two opposite magnetic sublattices, have both left and right-circular polarizations, and all linear and elliptical polarizations. Here we demonstrate theoretically and confirm by micromagnetic simulations that, in the presence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, an antiferromagnetic domain wall acts naturally as a spin wave polarizer or a spin wave retarder (waveplate). Our findings provide extremely simple yet flexible routes toward magnonic information processing by harnessing the polarization degree of freedom of spin wave.Spin waves are promising candidates as carriers for energy-efficient information processing, but they have not yet been fully explored application wise. Here the authors theoretically demonstrate that antiferromagnetic domain walls are naturally spin wave polarizers and retarders, two key components of magnonic devices.

  14. Enhanced Spin Conductance of a Thin-Film Insulating Antiferromagnet

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    Bender, Scott A.; Skarsvâg, Hans; Brataas, Arne; Duine, Rembert A.

    2017-08-01

    We investigate spin transport by thermally excited spin waves in an antiferromagnetic insulator. Starting from a stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert phenomenology, we obtain the out-of-equilibrium spin-wave properties. In linear response to spin biasing and a temperature gradient, we compute the spin transport through a normal-metal-antiferromagnet-normal-metal heterostructure. We show that the spin conductance diverges as one approaches the spin-flop transition; this enhancement of the conductance should be readily observable by sweeping the magnetic field across the spin-flop transition. The results from such experiments may, on the one hand, enhance our understanding of spin transport near a phase transition, and on the other be useful for applications that require a large degree of tunability of spin currents. In contrast, the spin Seebeck coefficient does not diverge at the spin-flop transition. Furthermore, the spin Seebeck coefficient is finite even at zero magnetic field, provided that the normal metal contacts break the symmetry between the antiferromagnetic sublattices.

  15. Large anomalous Hall effect in a half-Heusler antiferromagnet

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    Suzuki, T.; Chisnell, R.; Devarakonda, A.; Liu, Y.-T.; Feng, W.; Xiao, D.; Lynn, J. W.; Checkelsky, J. G.

    2016-12-01

    The quantum mechanical (Berry) phase of the electronic wavefunction plays a critical role in the anomalous and spin Hall effects, including their quantized limits. While progress has been made in understanding these effects in ferromagnets, less is known in antiferromagnetic systems. Here we present a study of antiferromagnet GdPtBi, whose electronic structure is similar to that of the topologically non-trivial HgTe (refs ,,), and where the Gd ions offer the possibility to tune the Berry phase via control of the spin texture. We show that this system supports an anomalous Hall angle ΘAH > 0.1, comparable to the largest observed in bulk ferromagnets and significantly larger than in other antiferromagnets. Neutron scattering measurements and electronic structure calculations suggest that this effect originates from avoided crossing or Weyl points that develop near the Fermi level due to a breaking of combined time-reversal and lattice symmetries. Berry phase effects associated with such symmetry breaking have recently been explored in kagome networks; our results extend this to half-Heusler systems with non-trivial band topology. The magnetic textures indicated here may also provide pathways towards realizing the topological insulating and semimetallic states predicted in this material class.

  16. Magnetic susceptibilities of rectangular Heisenberg S=1/2 antiferromagnets

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    Valleau, Tom; Butcher, Rob; Keith, Brian; Landee, Christopher; Turnbull, Mark; Sandvik, Anders

    2008-03-01

    Rectangular antiferromagnets are two-dimensional systems with inequivalent exchange strengths (J', J) along the two principle axes with J' ≡ αJ, α <1. They have an intermediate dimensionality that can vary continuously from 1D (α = 0 ) to square 2D (α = 1). There exist a number of physical realizations of rectangular antiferromagnets (CuPzBr2, CuPzCl2, CuPz(N3)2 where Pz = pyrazine) but there has been no previous mechanism for interpreting their susceptibilities in terms of two exchange parameters. We have simulated the susceptibility of the rectangular S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet using the stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo method [1] and used the results to interpret our experimental data. For example, copper pyrazine diazide, CuPz(N3)2, has a primary exchange of 15.5 K and an anisotropy parameter α = 0.4. The stronger exchange is due to the superexchange pathway through the pyrazine molecule and the weaker corresponds to the azide bridges. [1] A. Sandvik, PRB 59, R14157 (1999).

  17. Antiferromagnetic resonance in alkali-metal clusters in sodalite

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    Nakano, Takehito; Tsugeno, Hajime; Hanazawa, Atsufumi; Kashiwagi, Takanari; Nozue, Yasuo; Hagiwara, Masayuki

    2013-11-01

    We have performed electron spin resonance (ESR) studies of K43+ and (K3Rb)3+ nanoclusters incorporated in powder specimens of aluminosilicate sodalite at several microwave frequencies between 9 and 34 GHz. The K43+ and (K3Rb)3+ clusters are arrayed in a bcc structure and are known to show antiferromagnetic ordering below the Néel temperatures of TN ≃72 and ≃80 K, respectively, due to the exchange coupling between s electrons confined in the clusters. We have found sudden broadenings of ESR spectra in both samples below TN. The line shape of the spectra below TN is analyzed by powder pattern simulations of antiferromagnetic resonance (AFMR) spectra. The calculated line shapes well reproduce the experimental ones at all the frequencies by assuming a biaxial magnetic anisotropy. We have evaluated extremely small anisotropy fields of approximately 1 Oe indicating that these materials are ideal Heisenberg antiferromagnets. We have also found that the magnetic anisotropy changes from easy-plane type to uniaxial type by changing into a heavier alkali-metal cluster and that the g value shifts to a large value beyond two below TN for K43+ and (K3Rb)3+ nanoclusters. These novel features of K43+ and (K3Rb)3+ nanoclusters incorporated in sodalite are discussed.

  18. Field Evolution of Antiferromagnetic Domains and Domain Walls

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    Fullerton, Eric E.; Hellwig, Olav; Berger, Andreas K.

    2003-03-01

    We have used magnetron sputtered [Co(4Å)Pt(7Å)]X Co(4Å)Ru(9Å)N multiplayer films to create artificially layered antiferromagnets. In contrast to atomic antiferromagnets our model system has an antiferromagnetic (AF) exchange energy comparable to the Zeemann energy in moderate fields and allows to fine tune the relative magnitude of the different magnetic energy terms by varying the parameters X and N. With increasing X and N we observe a transition from traditionally observed sharp AF domain walls towards AF domain walls with a finite width which consist of ferromagnetic stripes, i.e. the AF domains have zero net moment whereas the domain walls carry a finite magnetic moment. Such AF domain walls have not been observed before and are a direct consequence of balancing out exchange and Zeeman energy. We also show that such domain walls are expected from theoretical energy calculations. In this contribution we study the nature and field evolution of the AF stripe domain walls by Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM). The surface sensitivity of MFM and the finite moment of the AF domain walls allow us to image AF domains as well as domain walls. We are showing first experiments to study the AF domain wall evolution in real space while applying an external field. O.H. was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft via a Forschungsstipendium under the contract number HE 3286/1-1.

  19. Spin Disorder and Order in Quasi-2D Triangular Heisenberg Antiferromagnets: Comparative Study of FeGa2S4, Fe2Ga2S5, and NiGa2S4

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    Nakatsuji, S.; Tonomura, H.; Onuma, K.; Nambu, Y.; Sakai, O.; Maeno, Y.; Macaluso, R. T.; Chan, Julia Y.

    2007-10-01

    Our single crystal study reveals that the single-layer S=2 triangular Heisenberg antiferromagnet FeGa2S4 forms a frozen spin-disordered state, similar to the S=1 isostructural magnet NiGa2S4. In this state, the magnetic specific heat CM is not only insensitive to the field, but shows a T2 dependence that scales to CM of NiGa2S4, suggesting the same underlying mechanism of the 2D coherent behavior. In contrast, the bilayer system Fe2Ga2S5 exhibits a 3D antiferromagnetic order.

  20. Mott localization in a pure stripe antiferromagnet Rb1-δFe1.5-σS2

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    Wang, Meng; Yi, Ming; Cao, Huibo; de la Cruz, C.; Mo, S. K.; Huang, Q. Z.; Bourret-Courchesne, E.; Dai, Pengcheng; Lee, D. H.; Shen, Z. X.; Birgeneau, R. J.

    2015-09-01

    A combination of neutron diffraction and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements on a pure antiferromagnetic stripe Rb1-δFe1.5-σS2 is reported. A neutron diffraction experiment on a powder sample shows that a 98% volume fraction of the sample is in the antiferromagnetic stripe phase with rhombic iron vacancy order and a refined composition of Rb0.66Fe1.36S2, and that only 2% of the sample is in the block antiferromagnetic phase with √5×√5 iron vacancy order. Furthermore, a neutron diffraction experiment on a single crystal shows that there is only a single phase with the stripe antiferromagnetic order with the refined composition of Rb0.78Fe1.35S2, while the phase with block antiferromagnetic order is absent. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements on the same crystal with the pure stripe phase reveal that the electronic structure is gapped at the Fermi level with a gap larger than 0.325 eV. The data collectively demonstrate that the extra 10% iron vacancies in addition to the rhombic iron vacancy order effectively impede the formation of the block antiferromagnetic phase; the data also suggest that the stripe antiferromagnetic phase with rhombic iron vacancy order is a Mott insulator.

  1. Partial Ferrimagnetism in S = 1/2 Heisenberg Ladders with a Ferromagnetic Leg, an Antiferromagnetic Leg, and Antiferromagnetic Rungs

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    Sekiguchi, Kazutaka; Hida, Kazuo

    2017-08-01

    Ground-state and finite-temperature properties of S = 1/2 Heisenberg ladders with a ferromagnetic leg, an antiferromagnetic leg, and antiferromagnetic rungs are studied. It is shown that a partial ferrimagnetic phase extends over a wide parameter range in the ground state. The numerical results are supported by an analytical calculation based on a mapping onto the nonlinear σ model and a perturbation calculation from the strong-rung limit. It is shown that the partial ferrimagnetic state is a spontaneously magnetized Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid with incommensurate magnetic correlation, which is confirmed by a DMRG calculation. The finite-temperature magnetic susceptibility is calculated using the thermal pure quantum state method. It is suggested that the susceptibility diverges as T-2 in the ferrimagnetic phases as in the case of ferromagnetic Heisenberg chains.

  2. Antiferromagnetic CsCrF5 and canted antiferromagnetism in RbCrF5 and KCrF5

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    Jagličić, Zvonko; Mazej, Zoran

    2017-07-01

    In ACrF5 (A = Cs, Rb, K), Cr(IV) ions are coordinated by six fluoride ligands where the resulting CrF6 octahedra share cis vertexes to form infinite chains of ([CrIVF5]-)n. The geometry of the latter in Cs compound differs from that in K and Rb compounds. The results of investigations of the magnetic behaviour of these compounds have shown that an antiferromagnetic superexchange interaction is present within the chains with JCs = -10.2 cm-1, JRb = -13.3 cm-1, and JK = -13.1 cm-1. Additional ferromagnetic-like long-range ordering has been observed in KCrF5 and RbCrF5 below 6 K which can be explained, in a correlation with their crystal structures, as canted antiferromagnetism.

  3. Thermal and magnetic properties of a low-temperature antiferromagnet Ce4Pt12Sn25

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    Movshovich, R.; Kurita, N.; Lee, H.-O.; Ho, Pei-Chun; Maple, M. Brian; Tokiwa, Yoshifumi; Miclea, Corneliu F.; Bauer, Eric D.; Ronning, Filip; Sengupta, Pinaki; Vekhter, Ilya; Fisk, Zachary; Thompson, J. D.

    2011-01-01

    We report specific heat (C) and magnetization (M) of single crystalline Ce4Pt12Sn25 at temperature down to approx 50 mK and in fields up to 3 T. C/T exhibits a sharp anomaly at 180 mK, with a large jump in a Sommerfeld coefficient γ = C/T of Δγ = 30 J/molK2-Ce, which, together with corresponding cusp-like magnetization anomaly, indicate antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state with Nel temperature TN = 0.18 K. Numerical calculations based on Heisenberg model reproduce well zero field specific heat data, and point to a very small Kondo scale TK, clearly placing Ce4Pt12Sn25 in the weak exchange coupling J < Jc limit of the Doniac diagram. Magnetic field suppresses AFM state at H* approx 0.7 T, much more rapidly than indicated by theoretical calculations.

  4. Thermal and magnetic properties of a low-temperature antiferromagnet Ce4Pt12Sn25

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    Movshovich, R.; Kurita, N.; Lee, H.-O.; Tokiwa, Y.; Miclea, C. F.; Bauer, E. D.; Ronning, F.; Thompson, J. D.; Ho, P.; Maple, M. B.; Sengupta, P.; Vekhter, I.; Fisk, Z.

    2010-03-01

    We report specific heat (C) and magnetization (M) of single crystalline Ce4Pt12Sn25 at temperature down to ˜,0,K and in fields up to 3,. C/T exhibits a sharp anomaly at 180,K, with a large δC/T,˜,0,/mol,^2-Ce, which, together with corresponding the cusp-like magnetization anomaly, indicate antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state with N'eel temperature TN,,.18,. Numerical calculations based on Heisenberg model reproduce both specific heat and magnetization data, and point to a very small Kondo scale TK, clearly placing Ce4Pt12Sn25 in the weak exchange coupling J < Jc limit of the Doniac diagram. Magnetic field suppresses AFM state at H^* 0.7 T. Anomalous behavior observed in M(H) vs. T for fields in the vicinity of H^* points to a likely field-induced quantum critical point (QCP) at H^*.

  5. Itinerant Magnetic Excitations in Antiferromagnetic CaFe2As2

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    Diallo, S.; Antropov, V.; Perring, T.; Broholm, C.; Pulikkotil, J.; Ni, N.; Bud'ko, S.; Canfield, P.; Kreyssig, A.; Goldman, A.; McQueeney, R.

    2009-05-07

    Neutron scattering measurements of the magnetic excitations in single crystals of antiferromagnetic CaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} reveal steeply dispersive and well-defined spin waves up to an energy of {approx}100 meV. Magnetic excitations above 100 meV and up to the maximum energy of 200 meV are however broader in energy and momentum than the experimental resolution. While the low energy modes can be fit to a Heisenberg model, the total spectrum cannot be described as arising from excitations of a local moment system. Ab initio calculations of the dynamic magnetic susceptibility suggest that the high energy behavior is dominated by the damping of spin waves by particle-hole excitations.

  6. Pressure Induced Stripe-Order Antiferromagnetism and First-Order Phase Transition in Fese

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    Wang, P. S.; Sun, S. S.; Cui, Y.; Song, W. H.; Li, T. R.; Yu, Rong; Lei, Hechang; Yu, Weiqiang

    2016-12-01

    To elucidate the magnetic structure and the origin of the nematicity in FeSe, we perform a high-pressure 77Se NMR study on FeSe single crystals. We find a suppression of the structural transition temperature with pressure up to about 2 GPa from the anisotropy of the Knight shift. Above 2 GPa, a stripe-order antiferromagnetism that breaks the spatial fourfold rotational symmetry is determined by the NMR spectra under different field orientations and with temperatures down to 50 mK. The magnetic phase transition is revealed to be first-order type, implying the existence of a concomitant structural transition via a spin-lattice coupling. Stripe-type spin fluctuations are observed at high temperatures, and remain strong with pressure. These results provide clear evidence for strong coupling between nematicity and magnetism in FeSe, and therefore support a universal scenario of magnetic driven nematicity in iron-based superconductors.

  7. Astroid Curves for a Synthetic Antiferromagnetic Stack in AN Applied Magnetic Field

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    Forrester, D. M.; Kovacs, E.; Kürten, K. E.; Kusmartsev, F. V.

    The interaction of two magnetic particles separated by an interlayer is illustrated through the "astroid" curves that represent regions in the magnetic field plane where different numbers of minima associated with stable or metastable states may exist. For a single particle, we describe the astroid curves of the Stoner-Wohlfarth model. The case of two particles is then examined and found to be much more complicated. The energy landscape of the two-particle system contains ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic and canting states that emerge in response to the level of applied magnetic field. Because of this, up to four energy minima can exist in the system, depending upon the strength of the magnetic field and the material properties of the particles.

  8. Astroid Curves for a Synthetic Antiferromagnetic Stack in AN Applied Magnetic Field

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    Forrester, D. M.; Kovacs, E.; Kürten, K. E.; Kusmartsev, F. V.

    2010-12-01

    The interaction of two magnetic particles separated by an interlayer is illustrated through the "astroid" curves that represent regions in the magnetic field plane where different numbers of minima associated with stable or metastable states may exist. For a single particle, we describe the astroid curves of the Stoner-Wohlfarth model. The case of two particles is then examined and found to be much more complicated. The energy landscape of the two-particle system contains ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic and canting states that emerge in response to the level of applied magnetic field. Because of this, up to four energy minima can exist in the system, depending upon the strength of the magnetic field and the material properties of the particles.

  9. High sum-frequency generation in dielectric/antiferromagnet/Ag sandwich structures

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    Fu, Shu-Fang; Liang, Hong; Zhou, Sheng; Wang, Xuan-Zhang

    2014-05-01

    We present a method to increase the sum-frequency (SF) outputs in dielectric/antiferromagnet(AF)/Ag sandwich structures for a fixed input power. Two incident waves simultaneously illuminate the upper surface, one is oblique and the other is normal to it. Numerical calculations based on the SiO2/MnF2/Ag and ZnF2/MnF2/Ag structures show that the SF outputs on the upper film increase a few times as compared to those of a single AF film when the thickness of the AF film is one-quarter of the vacuum wavelength. Moreover, the SF outputs generated near the higher resonant frequency will be higher than those obtained near the lower resonant frequency. An optimum AF film thickness is achieved through investigating its effect on the SF outputs in the two different dielectric sandwich structures.

  10. Comparison of dispersion and actuation properties of vortex and synthetic antiferromagnetic particles for biotechnological applications

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    Leulmi, S.; Joisten, H.; Dietsch, T.; Iss, C.; Morcrette, M.; Auffret, S.; Sabon, P.; Dieny, B.

    2013-09-01

    Magnetic nanoparticles are receiving an increasing interest for various biotechnological applications due to the capability that they offer to exert actuation on biological species via external magnetic fields. In this study, two types of magnetic particles recently proposed for cancer cells treatment were compared. Both are prepared by top-down approaches and imitate the properties of superparamagnetic particles. One type is made of a single magnetic layer and has a magnetic vortex configuration. The second type has a multilayered structure called synthetic antiferromagnet. Once released in solution, the agglomeration/dispersion of these particles due to their magnetostatic interactions was compared as well as the mechanical torque that they can generate when submitted to an external magnetic field.

  11. Control of spinor dynamics in an anti-ferromagnetic F=1 Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Glassman, Zachary; Fahey, Donald; Wilson, Ryan; Tiesinga, Eite; Lett, Paul

    2016-05-01

    Spin-exchange collisions driving coherent population oscillations of the F = 1 ground state magnetic sublevels can be used for precision quantum measurements in a condensed Bose gas. Entanglement generated by these dynamics enables below standard quantum limit phase estimation by way of an SU(1,1) interferometer and antiferromagnetic spin-nematic squeezing. In order to observe these effects, we have simulated the spinor dynamics in the single mode approximation with both fully quantum and semi-classical models. We present a study of microwave pulse sequences, which can be used to control the spinor dynamics via energy level shifts and rotations, and discuss improved methods for future experiments in this field.

  12. Magnetostrictive iron gallium thin films grown onto antiferromagnetic manganese nitride: Structure and magnetism

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    Mandru, Andrada-Oana; Corbett, Joseph P.; Richard, Andrea L.; Gallagher, James; Meng, Keng-Yuan; Ingram, David C.; Yang, Fengyuan; Smith, Arthur R.

    2016-10-01

    We report structural and magnetic properties of magnetostrictive Fe100 -xGax (x ≈ 15) alloys when deposited onto antiferromagnetic manganese nitride and non-magnetic magnesium oxide substrates. From X-ray diffraction measurements, we find that the FeGa films are single crystalline. Scanning tunneling microscopy imaging reveals that the surface morphologies are dictated by the growth temperature, composition, and substrate. The magnetic properties can be tailored by the substrate, as found by magnetic force microscopy imaging and vibrating sample magnetometry measurements. In addition to pronounced tetragonal deformations, depositing FeGa onto manganese nitride leads to the formation of stripe-like magnetic domain patterns and to the appearance of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy.

  13. First-principles DFT+U modeling of defect behaviors in anti-ferromagnetic uranium mononitride

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    Lan, Jian-Hui; Zhao, Zi-Chen; Wu, Qiong; Zhao, Yu-Liang; Shi, Wei-Qun; Chai, Zhi-Fang

    2013-12-14

    A series of point defects in uranium mononitride (UN) have been studied by first-principles DFT+U calculations. The influence of intrinsic defects on the properties of UN was explored by considering the anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) order along the [001] direction. Our results show that all the point defects lead to obvious volume swelling of UN crystal. Energetically, the interstitial nitrogen defect is the most favorable one among single-point defects in UN crystal with the formation energy of 4.539 eV, while the N-Frenkel pair becomes the most preferable one among double-point defects. The AFM order induces obvious electron spin polarization of uranium towards neighboring uranium atoms with opposite spin orientations in UN crystal.

  14. Spin dynamics in the distorted triangular lattice antiferromagnet α -SrCr2O4

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    Songvilay, M.; Petit, S.; Suard, E.; Martin, C.; Damay, F.

    2017-07-01

    The spin dynamics in the distorted triangular lattice antiferromagnet α -SrCr2O4 has been investigated by inelastic neutron scattering on a single crystal. The spin wave dispersion has been mapped out in the (0 k l ) and (h k 0 ) planes, and modeled by spin wave calculations, in order to determine the intraplane and interplane exchange couplings. Comparison with α -CaCr2O4 shows that, despite the smaller lattice distortion of α -SrCr2O4 , the deviation from a perfect triangular lattice still affects the spin dynamics of the Sr compound, with a soft mode, similar to the one observed in the Ca counterpart, being observed in (020). Although α -SrCr2O4 is further away from a magnetic phase boundary than its Ca counterpart, its dynamic magnetic properties still show intriguing features, which are discussed as quantum fluctuations arising from a two-magnon continuum.

  15. Controlling the canted state in antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic bilayers close to the spin reorientation transition

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

    2017-03-01

    Canted magnetization is obtained in ultrathin, antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic bilayers with thicknesses around the spin reorientation transition. The canting angle is controlled by both the magnetic layer thickness and interlayer coupling strength, which are tuned independently. Hysteresis loops are obtained, where magnetization components parallel and transverse to the applied field are measured, and analyzed by comparison to micromagnetic simulations. This enables the canting angle to be extracted and the behavior of the individual layers to be distinguished. Two types of canted systems are obtained with either single-layer reversal or complex, coupled two-layer reversal, under moderate external magnetic fields. Controlling the magnetization canting and reversal behavior of ultra-thin layers is relevant for the development of magnetoresistive random-access memory and spin-torque oscillator devices.

  16. Antiferromagnetism with divalent Eu in EuNi5As3

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    Jiang, W. B.; Smidman, M.; Xie, W.; Liu, J. Y.; Lee, J. M.; Chen, J. M.; Ho, S. C.; Ishii, H.; Tsuei, K. D.; Guo, C. Y.; Zhang, Y. J.; Lee, Hanoh; Yuan, H. Q.

    2017-01-01

    We have successfully synthesized single crystals of EuNi5As3 using a flux method, and we present a comprehensive study of the physical properties using magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power, and x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements. EuNi5As3 undergoes two close antiferromagnetic transitions at respective temperatures of TN 1=7.2 K and TN 2=6.4 K, which are associated with the Eu2 + moments. Both transitions are suppressed upon applying a field, and we map the temperature-field phase diagrams for fields applied parallel and perpendicular to the easy a axis. XAS measurements reveal that the Eu is strongly divalent, with very little temperature dependence, indicating the localized Eu2 + nature of EuNi5As3 , with a lack of evidence for heavy-fermion behavior.

  17. Neutron Scattering Study in Breathing Pyrochlore Antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11

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    Haku, T.; Soda, M.; Sera, M.; Kimura, K.; Taylor, J.; Itoh, S.; Yokoo, T.; Matsumoto, Y.; Yu, D.; Mole, R. A.; Takeuchi, T.; Nakatsuji, S.; Kono, Y.; Sakakibara, T.; Chang, L.-J.; Masuda, T.

    2017-04-01

    Inelastic neutron scattering (INS) study on breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet Ba3Yb2Zn5O11 is presented. Observed crystalline electric field (CEF) excitations are explained by a Hamiltonian of Kramers ion Yb3+ of which the local symmetry exhibits C3v point group symmetry. The magnetic susceptibility is consistently reproduced by the energy scheme of the CEF excitations. The INS spectra in the low-energy range are quantitatively explained by spin-1/2 single-tetrahedron model having XXZ anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. This model has a two-fold degeneracy of the lowest-energy state per tetrahedron and well reproduces the bulk properties at T ≥ 0.5K. At lower temperatures, however, we observe a broad maximum in the heat capacity around 63 mK, demonstrating that a unique quantum ground state is selected due to extra perturbations.

  18. Magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO 3 in Abragam-Pryce approximation

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    Meshcheryakov, V. F.

    2006-05-01

    Weiss molecular field theory was used to calculate the magnetization of the canted antiferromagnetic CoCO 3 ( T=18.1 K). Wave functions of magnetic doublets near Co 2+ ground state in Abragam-Pryce approximation were determined. One of the crystal field variables, free Co 2+ ion isotropic exchange interaction inside, and between magnetic sublatticies, and rotation angle ϕ, characterizing nonequivalence ion Co 2+ positions, were used as parameters. From comparison with the experimental data exchange interaction anisotropy and g-factors g, g were obtained. At low temperatures T<40 K the coincidence of calculated and experimental results are good and g-factor values are almost the same as have been obtained from EPR data in Co(1%)+CdCO single crystals. At high temperatures in the paramagnetic region, experimental data differs from calculated ones by more than two times. It is shown that this discrepancy cannot be described within the frames of used approximations.

  19. Magnetic soft modes in the distorted triangular antiferromagnet -CaCr2O4

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    Toth, Sandor; Lake, Bella; Hradil, Klaudia; Rule, K; Stone, Matthew B; Islam, A. T. M. N.

    2012-01-01

    -CaCr2O4 is a spin-3/2, distorted triangular lattice antiferromagnet with a simple 120 spin structure that masks the complex pattern of exchange interactions. The magnetic excitation spectrum has been measured using inelastic neutron scattering on powder and single crystal samples. It reveals unusual low energy modes which can be explained by linear spin-wave theory assuming nearest and next-nearest neighbor interactions. The mode softening is due to the next-nearest neighbor interactions and indicates a new magnetic phase nearby as revealed by the phase diagram constructed for this system. The extracted direct exchange interactions correlate well with the Cr3+{Cr3+ distances and are in agreement with other chromium oxide delafossite compounds.

  20. Simplex SU(3) quantum antiferromagnets on the kagome and hyperkagome lattices

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    Kiselev, Yury Yu.; Parameswaran, Siddharth A.; Arovas, Daniel P.

    2013-03-01

    We investigate SU(3) ``simplex solid'' antiferromagnets on the kagome and hyperkagome lattices. The ground states of these systems are annihilated by certain local projectors acting on triples of sites, and are analogous to the valence bond solid wavefunctions constructed by Affleck, Kennedy, Lieb, and Tasaki. Using a coherent state representation, we map to a classical model of CP2 spins with 3-spin interactions, which we analyze via single-spin Monte Carlo simulations and a cluster algorithm for the three-body interactions. We compute the static structure factor and short-range correlations encoded by the simplex solid wavefunction and rationalize the results in terms of the ``order by disorder'' mechanism. We acknowledge support from NSF grant DMR-1007028 (YYK and DPA) and from the Simons Foundation (SAP).

  1. Antiferromagnetism and hidden order in isoelectronic doping of URu2Si2

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    Wilson, Murray N.; Williams, Travis J.; Cai, Yipeng; ...

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we present muon spin rotation (mu SR) and susceptibility measurements on single crystals of isoelectronically doped URu2-xTxSi2 (T = Fe, Os) for doping levels up to 50%. Zero field (ZF) μ SR measurements show long-lived oscillations demonstrating that an antiferromagnetic state exists down to low doping levels for both Os and Fe dopants. The measurements further show an increase in the internal field with doping for both Fe and Os. Comparison of the local moment-hybridization crossover temperature from susceptibility measurements and our magnetic transition temperature shows that changes in hybridization, rather than solely chemical pressure, are importantmore » in driving the evolution of magnetic order with doping.« less

  2. Dilution effects on the antiferromagnetic Kondo semiconductor CeOs2Al10

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    Okada, Y.; Kawabata, J.; Yamada, Y.; Muro, Y.; Takabatake, T.

    2017-04-01

    We have studied the effects of dilution of Ce sublattice on the unusual antiferromagnetic (AFM) order in the Kondo semiconductor CeOs2Al10 at 28.5 K by the magnetic, transport and specific-heat measurements of single crystals of Ce1-zLazOs2Al10. The effective magnetic moment and paramagnetic Curie temperature hardly change with z up to 0.5, indicating that the 4f state remains unchanged at high temperatures. The suppression of the Néel temperature TN is much weaker than that in 5d hole doped system, Ce(Os1-yRey)2Al10. Therefore, the AFM interaction is robust against the violation of the coherent Ce sublattice. The activation energy in the resistivity decreases in parallel with TN, confirming the argument that the presence of the c-f hybridization gap is a requisite for the unusual AFM order in this system.

  3. NMR investigation of antiferromagnetism and coherence in URu2Si2 -xPx

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    Shirer, K. R.; Lawson, M.; Kissikov, T.; Bush, B. T.; Gallagher, A.; Chen, K.-W.; Baumbach, R. E.; Curro, N. J.

    2017-01-01

    We report 31P and 29Si NMR in single crystals of URu2Si2 -xPx for x =0.09 and x =0.33 . The spectra in the x =0.33 sample are consistent with a homogenous commensurate antiferromagnetic phase below TN˜37 K. The Knight shift exhibits an anomaly at the coherence temperature T* that is slightly enhanced with P doping. Spin-lattice-relaxation rate data indicate that the density of states is suppressed for x =0.09 below 30 K, similar to the undoped compound, but there is no evidence of long-range order at this concentration. Our results suggest that Si substitution provides chemical pressure and electronic tuning mediated by filling of the s /p shells with minimal electronic inhomogeneity.

  4. Domain-wall velocities of up to 750 m s-1 driven by exchange-coupling torque in synthetic antiferromagnets

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    Yang, See-Hun; Ryu, Kwang-Su; Parkin, Stuart

    2015-03-01

    The operation of racetrack memories is based on the motion of domain walls in atomically thin, perpendicularly magnetized nanowires, which are interfaced with adjacent metal layers with high spin-orbit coupling. Such domain walls have a chiral Néel structure and can be moved efficiently by electrical currents. High-capacity racetrack memory requires closely packed domain walls, but their density is limited by dipolar coupling from their fringing magnetic fields. These fields can be eliminated using a synthetic antiferromagnetic structure composed of two magnetic sub-layers, exchange-coupled via an ultrathin antiferromagnetic-coupling spacer layer. Here, we show that nanosecond-long current pulses can move domain walls in synthetic antiferromagnetic racetracks that have almost zero net magnetization. The domain walls can be moved even more efficiently and at much higher speeds (up to ˜750 m s-1) compared with similar racetracks in which the sub-layers are coupled ferromagnetically. This is due to a stabilization of the Néel domain wall structure, and an exchange coupling torque that is directly proportional to the strength of the antiferromagnetic exchange coupling between the two sub-layers. Moreover, the dependence of the wall velocity on the magnetic field applied along the nanowire is distinct from that of the single-layer racetrack due to the exchange coupling torque. The high domain wall velocities in racetracks that have no net magnetization allow for densely packed yet highly efficient domain-wall-based spintronics.

  5. Hedgehog Excitations and their Superconducting Cores in the Antiferromagnetic State of SO(5) Materials

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    Goldbart, Paul M.

    1998-03-01

    Zhang's SO(5) approach to the physics of high-temperature superconducting materials(S.-C. Zhang, Science 275), 1089 (1997). contains the possibility that the antiferromagnetic state should support novel excitations that resemble antiferromagnetic hedgehogs at large distances but are predominantly superconducting inside a core region(P. M. Goldbart, Antiferromagnetic hedgehogs with superconducting cores); cond- mat/9711088 (UIUC Preprint P-97-10-030-iii).. Neither singular nor topologically stable, in contrast with their hedgehog cousins in pure antiferromagnetism, these excitations are what hedgehogs become when antiferromagnetic order is permitted to `` escape'' toward superconductivity---a central element in Zhang's approach. We describe the structure of antiferromagnetic hedgehog excitations with superconducting cores within the context of Zhang's approach to high-temperature superconducting materials, and touch upon a number of the experimental implications that these excitations engender.

  6. Electrical measurement of antiferromagnetic moments in exchange-coupled IrMn/NiFe stacks.

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    Martí, X; Park, B G; Wunderlich, J; Reichlová, H; Kurosaki, Y; Yamada, M; Yamamoto, H; Nishide, A; Hayakawa, J; Takahashi, H; Jungwirth, T

    2012-01-06

    We employ antiferromagnetic tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance to study the behavior of antiferromagnetically ordered moments in IrMn exchange coupled to NiFe. Experiments performed by common laboratory tools for magnetization and electrical transport measurements allow us to directly link the broadening of the NiFe hysteresis loop and its shift (exchange bias) to the rotation and pinning of antiferromagnetic moments in IrMn. At higher temperatures, the broadened loops show zero shift, which correlates with the observation of fully rotating antiferromagnetic moments inside the IrMn film. The onset of exchange bias at lower temperatures is linked to a partial rotation between distinct metastable states and pinning of the IrMn antiferromagnetic moments in these states. The observation complements common pictures of exchange bias and reveals an electrically measurable memory effect in an antiferromagnet.

  7. Magnetic field induced switching of the antiferromagnetic order parameter in thin films of magnetoelectric chromia

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    Fallarino, Lorenzo; Berger, Andreas; Binek, Christian

    2015-02-01

    A Landau-theoretical approach is utilized to model the magnetic field induced reversal of the antiferromagnetic order parameter in thin films of magnetoelectric antiferromagnets. A key ingredient of this peculiar switching phenomenon is the presence of a robust spin polarized state at the surface of the antiferromagnetic films. Surface or boundary magnetization is symmetry allowed in magnetoelectric antiferromagnets and experimentally established for chromia thin films. It couples rigidly to the antiferromagnetic order parameter and its Zeeman energy creates a pathway to switch the antiferromagnet via magnetic field application. In the framework of a minimalist Landau free energy expansion, the temperature dependence of the switching field and the field dependence of the transition width are derived. Least-squares fits to magnetometry data of (0001 ) textured chromia thin films strongly support this model of the magnetic reversal mechanism.

  8. Effects of size, shape, and frequency on the antiferromagnetic resonance linewidth of MnF

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    Obrien, K. C.

    1973-01-01

    The research concerning the properties and application of solid state materials at submillimeter frequencies is summarized. Work reported includes: far infrared Fourier spectroscopy; studies of the antiferromagnetic resonance line in MnF2 at millimeter wavelengths; numerical solution of the equations of motion of a general two-sublattice antiferromagnet; study of antiferromagnetic resonance line in NiO powder; and resonance investigations of several indium thisospinels at millimeter wavelengths.

  9. Mn2Au: body-centered-tetragonal bimetallic antiferromagnets grown by molecular beam epitaxy.

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    Wu, Han-Chun; Liao, Zhi-Min; Sofin, R G Sumesh; Feng, Gen; Ma, Xiu-Mei; Shick, Alexander B; Mryasov, Oleg N; Shvets, Igor V

    2012-12-11

    Mn(2)Au, a layered bimetal, is successfully grown using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The experiments and theoretical calculations presented suggest that Mn(2)Au film is antiferromagnetic with a very low critical temperature. The antiferromagnetic nature is demonstrated by measuring the exchange-bias effect of Mn(2)Au/Fe bilayers. This study establishes a primary basis for further research of this new antiferromagnet in spin-electronic device applications.

  10. Emergence of Long Period Antiferromagnetic Orders from Haldane Phase in S=1 Heisenberg Chains with D-Modulation

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    Hida, Kazuo; Chen, Wei

    2005-07-01

    The effect of spatial modulation of the single-site anisotropy D on the ground state of the S=1 Heisenberg chains is investigated. In the case of period 2 modulation, it is found that the phase diagram contains the Haldane phase, large-D phase, Néel phase of udud-type and u0d0-type. It is shown that the hidden antiferromagnetic order in the Haldane phase compatible with the spatial modulation of D-term get frozen resulting in the emergence of various types of Néel orders. The investigation of the model with longer period D-modulation also confirms this picture.

  11. Magnetoelectric Force Microscopy on Antiferromagnetic 180(∘) Domains in Cr₂O₃.

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    Schoenherr, Peggy; Giraldo, L Marcela; Lilienblum, Martin; Trassin, Morgan; Meier, Dennis; Fiebig, Manfred

    2017-09-07

    Magnetoelectric force microscopy (MeFM) is characterized as methodical tool for the investigation of antiferromagnetic domain states, in particular of the 180 ∘ variety. As reference compound for this investigation we use Cr 2 O 3 . Access to the antiferromagnetic order is provided by the linear magnetoelectric effect. We resolve the opposite antiferromagnetic 180 ∘ domain states of Cr 2 O 3 and estimate the sensitivity of the MeFM approach, its inherent advantages in comparison to alternative techniques and its general feasibility for probing antiferromagnetic order.

  12. Cyclic period-3 window in antiferromagnetic potts and Ising models on recursive lattices

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    Ananikian, N. S.; Ananikyan, L. N.; Chakhmakhchyan, L. A.

    2011-09-01

    The magnetic properties of the antiferromagnetic Potts model with two-site interaction and the antiferromagnetic Ising model with three-site interaction on recursive lattices have been studied. A cyclic period-3 window has been revealed by the recurrence relation method in the antiferromagnetic Q-state Potts model on the Bethe lattice (at Q < 2) and in the antiferromagnetic Ising model with three-site interaction on the Husimi cactus. The Lyapunov exponents have been calculated, modulated phases and a chaotic regime in the cyclic period-3 window have been found for one-dimensional rational mappings determined the properties of these systems.

  13. Itinerant Antiferromagnetism in FeMnP0.8Si0.2

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    Sales, Brian C.; Susner, Michael A.; Conner, Benjamin S.; Yan, Jiaqiang Q.; May, Andrew F.

    2015-09-25

    Compounds based on the Fe2P structure have continued to attract interest because of the interplay between itinerant and localized magnetism in a noncentrosymmetric crystal structure, and because of the recent developments of these materials for magnetocaloric applications. We report the growth and characterization of millimeter-sized single crystals of FeMnP0.8Si0.2 with the Fe2P structure. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction, magnetization, resistivity, and Hall and heat capacity data are reported. The crystals exhibit itinerant antiferromagnetic order below 158 K with no hint of ferromagnetic behavior in the magnetization curves and with the spins ordered primarily in the ab plane. The room-temperature resistivity is close to the Ioffe-Regel limit for a metal. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction indicates a strong preference for Mn to occupy the larger pyramidal 3g site. The cation site preference in the as-grown crystals and the antiferromagnetism were not changed after high-temperature anneals and a rapid quench to room temperature

  14. How to move domain walls in an antiferromagnet

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    Kim, Se Kwon

    Domain walls (DWs) in an easy-axis antiferromagnet can be driven by several stimuli: a charge current (in conducting antiferromagnets), a magnon current, and a temperature gradient. In this talk, we discuss the dynamics of a DW induced by two latter external perturbations, which are applicable in both metallic and insulating antiferromagnets. First of all, we study the Brownian dynamics of a DW subjected to a temperature gradient. To this end, we derive the Langevin equation for the DW's center of mass with the aid of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. A DW behaves as a classical massive particle immersed in a viscous medium. By considering a thermodynamic ensemble of DWs, we obtain the Fokker-Planck equation, from which we extract the average drift velocity of a DW. We briefly address other mechanisms of thermally driven DW motion. Secondly, we analyze the dynamics of a DW driven by circularly polarized magnons. Magnons passing through a DW reverse their spin upon transmission, thereby transferring two quanta of angular momentum to the DW and causing it to precess. A precessing DW partially reflects magnons back to the source. The reflection of magnons creates a previously identified reactive force. We point out a second mechanism of propulsion of the DW, which we term redshift: magnons passing through a precessing DW reduce their linear momentum and transfer the decrease to the DW. We solve the equations of motion for magnons in the background of a uniformly precessing DW with the aid of supersymmetric quantum mechanics and compute the net force and torque applied by magnons to the DW. The theory agrees well with micromagnetic simulations. This work has been supported in part by the ARO, the U.S. DOE-BES, and the U.S. NSF grants.

  15. Spin injection and absorption in antiferromagnets (Conference Presentation)

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    Frangou, Lamprini; Merodio, Pablo; Ghosh, Abhijit; Oyarzun, Simon; Auffret, Stephane; Ebels, Ursula; Chshiev, Mair; Bea, Helene; Vila, Laurent; Bailey, William E.; Gambarelli, Serge; Baltz, Vincent

    2016-10-01

    The antiferromagnetic order is expected to have a high potential in next-generation spintronic applications. It is resistant to perturbation by magnetic fields, produces no stray fields, displays ultrafast dynamics and may generate large magneto-transport effects. In spintronic materials, spin currents are key to unravelling spin dependent transport phenomena. Here, spin pumping results from the non-equilibrium magnetization dynamics of a ferromagnetic spin injector, which pumps a spin current into an adjacent spin sink. This spin sink absorbs the current to an extent which depends on its spin-dependent properties. The properties of the spin sink can be recorded either through the changes induced in ferromagnetic damping or through direct electrical means, such as by measuring the inverse spin Hall voltage. In this talk, we will deal with the injection of a spin current in thin antiferromagnetic sinks. Measurements of the spin penetration depths and absorption mechanisms were obtained for polycrystalline Ir20Mn80 and Fe50Mn50 films (Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 032406 (2014)). More interestingly, spins propagate more efficiently in layers where the magnetic order is fluctuating rather than static. The experimental data were compared to some of the recently developed theories and converted into interfacial spin mixing conductance enhancements. These findings help us progress towards the development of more efficient spin sources, while also providing an alternative method to probe magnetic phase transitions (Phys. Rev. Lett. in press (2016)). This type of alternative method is particularly needed to deal with the case of thin materials with no net magnetic moments, such as thin antiferromagnets.

  16. Z2 antiferromagnetic topological insulators with broken C4 symmetry

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    Bègue, Frédéric; Pujol, Pierre; Ramazashvili, Revaz

    2017-04-01

    A two-dimensional topological insulator may arise in a centrosymmetric commensurate Néel antiferromagnet (AF), where staggered magnetization breaks both the elementary translation and time reversal, but retains their product as a symmetry. Fang et al. [6] proposed an expression for a Z2 topological invariant to characterize such systems. Here, we show that this expression does not allow to detect all the existing phases if a certain lattice symmetry is lacking. We implement numerical techniques to diagnose topological phases of a toy Hamiltonian, and verify our results by computing the Chern numbers of degenerate bands, and also by explicitly constructing the edge states, thus illustrating the efficiency of the method.

  17. Emergent transition for superconducting fluctuations in antiferromagnetic ruthenocuprates

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    Mclaughlin, A. C.; Attfield, J. P.

    2014-12-01

    The emergence of carrier pairing from the electronically inhomogeneous phase of lightly hole-doped copper oxides has been investigated through magnetoresistance measurements on 1222-type ruthenocuprates RuSr2(R,Ce ) 2Cu2O10 -δ , principally with R =Gd , Sm, Nd. A well-defined transition at which superconducting fluctuations emerge is discovered at a remarkably low critical doping, pc=0.0084 , deep within the antiferromagnetic phase. Systematic variations of the low-temperature fluctuation density with doping and cell volume demonstrate the intrinsic nature of the electronic inhomogeneity and provide new support for bosonic models of the superconducting mechanism.

  18. Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films

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    Wadley, P.; Hills, V.; Shahedkhah, M. R.; Edmonds, K. W.; Campion, R. P.; Novák, V.; Ouladdiaf, B.; Khalyavin, D.; Langridge, S.; Saidl, V.; Nemec, P.; Rushforth, A. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Dhesi, S. S.; Maccherozzi, F.; Železný, J.; Jungwirth, T.

    2015-01-01

    Tetragonal CuMnAs is an antiferromagnetic material with favourable properties for applications in spintronics. Using a combination of neutron diffraction and x-ray magnetic linear dichroism, we determine the spin axis and magnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs, and reveal the presence of an interfacial uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. From the temperature-dependence of the neutron diffraction intensities, the Néel temperature is shown to be (480 ± 5) K. Ab initio calculations indicate a weak anisotropy in the (ab) plane for bulk crystals, with a large anisotropy energy barrier between in-plane and perpendicular-to-plane directions. PMID:26602978

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Garlea, V O; Zheludev, A; Regnault, L-P; Chung, J-H; Qiu, Y; Boehm, M; Habicht, K; Meissner, M

    2008-01-25

    Inelastic neutron scattering is used to investigate magnetic excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin-liquid system Cu(2)Cl(4).D(8)C(4)SO(2). Contrary to previously conjectured models that relied on bond-alternating nearest-neighbor interactions in the spin chains, the dominant interactions are actually next-nearest-neighbor in-chain antiferromagnetic couplings. The appropriate Heisenberg Hamiltonian is equivalent to that of a S=1/2 4-leg spin-tube with almost perfect one dimensionality and no bond alternation. A partial geometric frustration of rung interactions induces a small incommensurability of short-range spin correlations.

  2. Quantum Spin Liquid Emerging from Antiferromagnetic Order by Introducing Disorder.

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    Furukawa, T; Miyagawa, K; Itou, T; Ito, M; Taniguchi, H; Saito, M; Iguchi, S; Sasaki, T; Kanoda, K

    2015-08-14

    Quantum spin liquids, which are spin versions of quantum matter, have been sought after in systems with geometrical frustration. We show that disorder drives a classical magnet into a quantum spin liquid through conducting NMR experiments on an organic Mott insulator, κ-(ET)_{2}Cu[N(CN)_{2}]Cl. Antiferromagnetic ordering in the pristine crystal, when irradiated by x rays, disappears. Spin freezing, spin gap, and critical slowing down are not observed, but gapless spin excitations emerge, suggesting a novel role of disorder that brings forth a quantum spin liquid from a classical ordered state.

  3. Quantum Spin Liquid Emerging from Antiferromagnetic Order by Introducing Disorder

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    Furukawa, T.; Miyagawa, K.; Itou, T.; Ito, M.; Taniguchi, H.; Saito, M.; Iguchi, S.; Sasaki, T.; Kanoda, K.

    2015-08-01

    Quantum spin liquids, which are spin versions of quantum matter, have been sought after in systems with geometrical frustration. We show that disorder drives a classical magnet into a quantum spin liquid through conducting NMR experiments on an organic Mott insulator, κ -(ET) 2Cu [N (CN) 2]Cl . Antiferromagnetic ordering in the pristine crystal, when irradiated by x rays, disappears. Spin freezing, spin gap, and critical slowing down are not observed, but gapless spin excitations emerge, suggesting a novel role of disorder that brings forth a quantum spin liquid from a classical ordered state.

  4. Competing interactions in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic perovskite superlattices

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    Takamura, Y.; Biegalski, M.B.; Christen, H.M.

    2009-10-22

    Soft x-ray magnetic dichroism, magnetization, and magnetotransport measurements demonstrate that the competition between different magnetic interactions (exchange coupling, electronic reconstruction, and long-range interactions) in La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}FeO{sub 3}(LSFO)/La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3}(LSMO) perovskite oxide superlattices leads to unexpected functional properties. The antiferromagnetic order parameter in LSFO and ferromagnetic order parameter in LSMO show a dissimilar dependence on sublayer thickness and temperature, illustrating the high degree of tunability in these artificially layered materials.

  5. Structural origin of magnetic birefringence in rutile-type antiferromagnets

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    Jauch, W.

    1991-10-01

    The microscopic origin of magnetic birefringence in the rutile-type antiferromagnets XF2 (X=Mn, Fe, Co, or Ni) is analyzed on the basis of the theory of structural birefringence developed by Ewald and Born. The general principles of the Ewald-Born theory are reviewed. The magnetic birefringence can be explained by a small exchange-induced internal displacement of the fluorine atoms. Predictions from theory are compared with accurate crystal-structure analyses based on γ-ray-diffraction data. The agreement found between theory and experiment is excellent.

  6. Antiferromagnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs thin films.

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    Wadley, P; Hills, V; Shahedkhah, M R; Edmonds, K W; Campion, R P; Novák, V; Ouladdiaf, B; Khalyavin, D; Langridge, S; Saidl, V; Nemec, P; Rushforth, A W; Gallagher, B L; Dhesi, S S; Maccherozzi, F; Železný, J; Jungwirth, T

    2015-11-25

    Tetragonal CuMnAs is an antiferromagnetic material with favourable properties for applications in spintronics. Using a combination of neutron diffraction and x-ray magnetic linear dichroism, we determine the spin axis and magnetic structure in tetragonal CuMnAs, and reveal the presence of an interfacial uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. From the temperature-dependence of the neutron diffraction intensities, the Néel temperature is shown to be (480 ± 5) K. Ab initio calculations indicate a weak anisotropy in the (ab) plane for bulk crystals, with a large anisotropy energy barrier between in-plane and perpendicular-to-plane directions.

  7. Phase transitions in antiferromagnets with a NaCl structure

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    Kassan-Ogly, F. A.; Filippov, B. N.

    2006-05-01

    A revised derivation scheme of possible magnetic structures in an FCC lattice with the nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor interactions taken into account is proposed. A model of simultaneous magnetic and structural phase transitions of the first order is developed for antiferromagnets with a NaCl structure and with a strong cubic magnetic anisotropy on the base of synthesis of magnetic modified 6-state Potts model and theoretical models of structural phase transitions in cubic crystals. It is shown that the high-temperature diffuse magnetic scattering of neutrons transforms into magnetic Bragg reflections below Néel point.

  8. Density matrix renormalization group numerical study of the kagome antiferromagnet.

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    Jiang, H C; Weng, Z Y; Sheng, D N

    2008-09-12

    We numerically study the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice using the density-matrix renormalization group method. We find that the ground state is a magnetically disordered spin liquid, characterized by an exponential decay of spin-spin correlation function in real space and a magnetic structure factor showing system-size independent peaks at commensurate magnetic wave vectors. We obtain a spin triplet excitation gap DeltaE(S=1)=0.055+/-0.005 by extrapolation based on the large size results, and confirm the presence of gapless singlet excitations. The physical nature of such an exotic spin liquid is also discussed.

  9. Magnetic structure and magnon dynamics of the quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet FePS3

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    Lançon, D.; Walker, H. C.; Ressouche, E.; Ouladdiaf, B.; Rule, K. C.; McIntyre, G. J.; Hicks, T. J.; Rønnow, H. M.; Wildes, A. R.

    2016-12-01

    Neutron scattering from single crystals has been used to determine the magnetic structure and magnon dynamics of FePS3, an S =2 Ising-like quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet with a honeycomb lattice. The magnetic structure has been confirmed to have a magnetic propagation vector of kM=[01 1/2 ] and the moments are collinear with the normal to the a b planes. The magnon data could be modeled using a Heisenberg Hamiltonian with a single-ion anisotropy. Magnetic interactions up to the third in-plane nearest neighbor needed to be included for a suitable fit. The best fit parameters for the in-plane exchange interactions were J1=1.46 , J2=-0.04 , and J3=-0.96 meV. The single-ion anisotropy is large, Δ =2.66 meV, explaining the Ising-like behavior of the magnetism in the compound. The interlayer exchange is very small, J'=-0.0073 meV, proving that FePS3 is a very good approximation to a two-dimensional magnet.

  10. Ground state properties of anti-ferromagnetic spinor Bose gases in one dimension

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    Hao, Yajiang

    2017-03-01

    We investigate the ground state properties of anti-ferromagnetic spin-1 Bose gases in one dimensional harmonic potential from the weak repulsion regime to the strong repulsion regime. The Hamiltonian is diagonalized in the Hilbert space composed of the single particle wavefunctions and spin components. With the numerical diagonalization method, the density distributions, magnetization distribution, one body density matrix, and momentum distribution for each component are obtained. It is shown that the spinor Bose gases of different magnetization exhibit the same total density profiles in the full interaction regime, which evolve from the single peak structure embodying the properties of Bose gases to the fermionized shell structure of spin-polarized fermions. But each component displays different density profiles, and magnetic domains emerge in the strong interaction limit for M = 0.25. In the strong interaction limit, one body density matrix and the momentum distributions exhibit the same behaviour as those of spin-polarized fermions. The fermionization of momentum distribution takes place, in contrast to the δ-function-like distribution of single component Bose gases in the full interaction regime.

  11. Thermal stability of antiferromagnetically coupled multilayers with Ru/Co and Cu/Co interfaces

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    Bal, K.; van den Berg, H. A. M.; Deck, D.; Rasing, Th.

    2001-11-01

    The long-term thermal stability of the hard artificial antiferromagnetic subsystem (AAF) found in giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and tunnel magnetoresistance sensors based on Cu/Co/Ru/Co/Cu has been investigated using the complete sensor stack as well as of selected single layers. A striking asymmetry between both types of Co layers in the single Co layer samples with respect to magnetic and transport properties is observed, which show a different dynamics for each upon annealing. Directly after deposition, the Co/Ru interface is stronger mixed as compared to the Ru/Co interface, due to difference in sputter energies and order of growth. The different behavior upon annealing has been interpreted by the difference in concentration gradients and lattice mismatch at the interfaces. Despite the strong mixing found at the Co/Ru interface, the impact on the characteristics of the AAF, like the GMR signal and the rigidity is limited. Several causes, like the cohesion in the AAF induced by its Co seed layer on the Cu and the limited availability of Ru, are pointed out as likely origins of the improved stability of the AAF as compared to the single Co layers. Possibilities to even further improve the rigidity by carefully matching of anneal procedure and layer thicknesses are discussed.

  12. Unveiling the origin of the basal-plane antiferromagnetism in the spin-orbit Mott insulator Ba2IrO4: a density functional and model Hamiltonian study

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    Hou, Y. S.; Xiang, H. J.; Gong, X. G.

    2016-04-01

    Based on the density functional theory and model Hamiltonian, we studied the basal-plane antiferromagnetism in the spin-orbit Mott insulator Ba2IrO4. By comparing the magnetic properties of the bulk Ba2IrO4 with those of the single-layer Ba2IrO4, we demonstrate unambiguously that the basal-plane antiferromagnetism is caused by the intralyer magnetic interactions rather than by the previously proposed interlayer ones. Aiming at revealing the origin of the basal-plane antiferromagnetism, we add the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interactions into the general bilinear pseudo-spin Hamiltonian. The obtained magnetic interaction parameters indicate that the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interactions are unexpectedly strong. Systematical Monte Carlo simulations demonstrate that the basal-plane antiferromagnetism is caused by isotropic Heisenberg, bond-dependent Kitaev and pseudo-quadrupole interactions. On the basis of this study the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interactions could play a role in explaining magnetic interactions in other iridates.

  13. Unveiling the Origin of the Basal-plane Antiferromagnetism in the Jeff = 1 / 2 Mott Insulator Ba2IrO4: A Density Functional and Model Hamiltonian Study

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    Hou, Yusheng; Xiang, Hongjun; Gong, Xingao; Key Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences (Ministry of Education) Collaboration

    Based on the density functional theory and our new model Hamiltonian, we have studied the basal-plane antiferromagnetism in the novel Jeff = 1/2 Mott insulator Ba2IrO4. By comparing the magnetic properties of the bulk Ba2IrO4 with those of the single-layer Ba2IrO4, we demonstrate unambiguously that the basal-plane antiferromagnetism is caused by the intralyer magnetic interactions rather than by the previously proposed interlayer ones. In order to reveal the origin of the basal-plane antiferromagnetism, we propose a new model Hamiltonian by adding the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interactions into the general bilinear pseudo-spin Hamiltonian. The obtained magnetic interaction parameters indicate that the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interactions are unexpectedly strong. Systematical Monte Carlo simulations demonstrate that the basal-plane antiferromagnetism is caused by the isotropic Heisenberg, bond-dependent Kitaev and pseudo-quadrupole interactions. Our results show for the first time that the single ion anisotropy and pseudo-quadrupole interaction can play significant roles in establishing the exotic magnetism in the Jeff = 1/2 Mott insulator.

  14. Thermally stable magnetic media based on antiferromagnetically coupled layers

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    Fullerton, Eric E.

    2001-03-01

    The combination of signal-to-noise requirements, write field limitations, and thermal activation of small particles is thought to limit the potential areal density of longitudinal media and is commonly referred to as the "superparamagnetic limit". Recording media composed of antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) magnetic recording layers is a promising approach to extend areal densities of longitudinal media beyond these perceived limits [1,2]. The recording medium is made up of two ferromagnetic recording layer separated by a nonmagnetic layer whose thickness is tuned to couple the layers antiferromagnetically. For such a structure, the effective areal moment density (Mrt) of the composite structure is given by the difference between the ferromagnetic layers allowing the effective magnetic thickness to scale independently of the physical thickness of the media. The resulting media appears magnetically thin while being physically thick and, thus, allows AFC media to maintain thermal stability even for low Mrt values. Experimental realization of this concept using CoPtCrB alloy layers that demonstrates thermally stable low-Mrt media suitable for high-density recording will be discussed. This work is done in collaboration with D. T. Margulies, M. E. Schabes,M. Doerner, M. Carey, B. Gurney, A. Moser, M. Best, G. Zeltzer, K. Rubin, and H. Rosen. [1]. Fullerton et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 3806 (2000). [2]. Abarra et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2581 (2000).

  15. Theory of spin transport in antiferromagnets (Conference Presentation)

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    Manchon, Aurélien; Saidaoui, Hamed; Akosa, Collins

    2016-10-01

    Antiferromagnets (AF) have long remained an intriguing and exotic state of matter, their application being restricted to enabling interfacial exchange bias in spin-valves. Their role in the expanding field of applied spintronics has been mostly passive and the in-depth investigation of their basic properties considered as fundamental condensed matter physics. A conceptual breakthrough was achieved ten years ago with the proposal that spin transfer torque could be used to electrically control the direction of the order parameter of AF spin valves, henceforth making these materials potential candidates for low energy spin devices. In spite of substantial theoretical efforts and experimental attempts to observe such a torque, the difficulty to independently detect the direction of the AF order parameter has remained a major obstacle. In this talk, I will first introduce the original concept of spin transfer torque in AF spin-valves, demonstrating that it is strongly limited by the spin decoherence and dramatically vanishes in the presence of disorder, leaving little hope to observe this effect experimentally. Then, I will present the newly proposed concept of spin-orbit torque that utilizes bulk or interfacial the spin-orbit coupling in non-centrosymmetric magnets to directly generate a torque on the AF order parameter. This torque, being local, is much more robust against impurities, as will be demonstrated for the specific case of interfacial Rashba spin-orbit coupling. Finally, I will discuss about spin motive force and torques in antiferromagnetic textures, intriguing effects that remained to be experimentally observed.

  16. Antiferromagnetic ground state in NpCoGe

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    Colineau, E.; Griveau, J.-C.; Eloirdi, R.; Gaczyński, P.; Khmelevskyi, S.; Shick, A. B.; Caciuffo, R.

    2014-03-01

    NpCoGe, the neptunium analog of the ferromagnetic superconductor UCoGe, has been investigated by dc magnetization, ac susceptibility, specific heat, electrical resistivity, Hall effect, 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy, and local spin-density approximation (LSDA) calculations. NpCoGe exhibits an antiferromagnetic ground state with a Néel temperature TN≈13 K and an average ordered magnetic moment <μNp>=0.80μB. The magnetic phase diagram has been determined and shows that the antiferromagnetic structure is destroyed by the application of a magnetic field (≈3 T). The value of the isomer shift suggests a Np3+ charge state (configuration 5f4). A high Sommerfeld coefficient value for NpCoGe (170 mJ mol-1 K-2) is inferred from specific heat. LSDA calculations indicate strong magnetic anisotropy and easy magnetization along the c axis. Mössbauer data and calculated exchange interactions support the possible occurrence of an elliptical spin-spiral structure in NpCoGe. The comparison with NpRhGe and uranium analogs suggests the leading role of 5f-d hybridization, the rather delocalized character of 5f electrons in NpCoGe, and the possible proximity of NpRuGe or NpFeGe to a magnetic quantum critical point.

  17. Antiferromagnetic order in MnO spherical nanoparticles

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    Wang, Cuihuan; Baker, Sheila N; Lumsden, Mark D; Nagler, Stephen E; Heller, William T; Baker, Gary A; Deen, P P; Cranswick, Lachlan M.D.; Su, Y.; Christianson, Andrew D

    2011-01-01

    We have performed unpolarized and polarized neutron diffraction experiments on monodisperse 8- and 13-nm antiferromagnetic MnO nanoparticles. For the 8-nm sample, the antiferromagnetic transition temperature T{sub N} (114 K) is suppressed compared to that in the bulk material (119 K), while for the 13-nm sample T{sub N} (120 K) is comparable to that in the bulk. The neutron diffraction data of the nanoparticles is well described using the bulk MnO magnetic structure but with a substantially reduced average magnetic moment of 4.2 {+-} 0.3 {micro}{sub B}/Mn for the 8-nm sample and 3.9 {+-} 0.2 {micro}{sub B}/Mn for the 13-nm sample. An analysis of the polarized neutron data on both samples shows that in an individual MnO nanoparticle about 80% of Mn ions order. These results can be explained by a structure in which the monodisperse nanoparticles studied here have a core that behaves similar to the bulk with a surface layer which does not contribute significantly to the magnetic order.

  18. Antiferromagnetic Metal and Mott Transition on Shastry-Sutherland Lattice

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    Liu, Hai-Di; Chen, Yao-Hua; Lin, Heng-Fu; Tao, Hong-Shuai; Liu, Wu-Ming

    2014-01-01

    The Shastry-Sutherland lattice, one of the simplest systems with geometrical frustration, which has an exact eigenstate by putting singlets on diagonal bonds, can be realized in a group of layered compounds and raises both theoretical and experimental interest. Most of the previous studies on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice are focusing on the Heisenberg model. Here we opt for the Hubbard model to calculate phase diagrams over a wide range of interaction parameters, and show the competing effects of interaction, frustration and temperature. At low temperature, frustration is shown to favor a paramagnetic metallic ground state, while interaction drives the system to an antiferromagnetic insulator phase. Between these two phases, there are an antiferromagnetic metal phase and a paramagnetic insulator phase (which should consist of a small plaquette phase and a dimer phase) resulting from the competition of the frustration and the interaction. Our results may shed light on more exhaustive studies about quantum phase transitions in geometrically frustrated systems. PMID:24777282

  19. Antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice compound CePt3P.

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    Chen, Jian; Wang, Zhen; Zheng, Shiyi; Feng, Chunmu; Dai, Jianhui; Xu, Zhu'an

    2017-02-03

    A new ternary platinum phosphide CePt3P was synthesized and characterized by means of magnetic, thermodynamic and transport measurements. The compound crystallizes in an antiperovskite tetragonal structure similar to that in the canonical family of platinum-based superconductors APt3P (A = Sr, Ca, La) and closely related to the noncentrosymmetric heavy fermion superconductor CePt3Si. In contrast to all the superconducting counterparts, however, no superconductivity is observed in CePt3P down to 0.5 K. Instead, CePt3P displays a coexistence of antiferromagnetic ordering, Kondo effect and crystalline electric field effect. A field-induced spin-flop transition is observed below the magnetic ordering temperature TN1 of 3.0 K while the Kondo temperature is of similar magnitude as TN1. The obtained Sommerfeld coefficient of electronic specific heat is γCe = 86 mJ/mol·K(2) indicating that CePt3P is a moderately correlated antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice compound.

  20. Antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice compound CePt3P

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    Chen, Jian; Wang, Zhen; Zheng, Shiyi; Feng, Chunmu; Dai, Jianhui; Xu, Zhu’an

    2017-01-01

    A new ternary platinum phosphide CePt3P was synthesized and characterized by means of magnetic, thermodynamic and transport measurements. The compound crystallizes in an antiperovskite tetragonal structure similar to that in the canonical family of platinum-based superconductors APt3P (A = Sr, Ca, La) and closely related to the noncentrosymmetric heavy fermion superconductor CePt3Si. In contrast to all the superconducting counterparts, however, no superconductivity is observed in CePt3P down to 0.5 K. Instead, CePt3P displays a coexistence of antiferromagnetic ordering, Kondo effect and crystalline electric field effect. A field-induced spin-flop transition is observed below the magnetic ordering temperature TN1 of 3.0 K while the Kondo temperature is of similar magnitude as TN1. The obtained Sommerfeld coefficient of electronic specific heat is γCe = 86 mJ/mol·K2 indicating that CePt3P is a moderately correlated antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice compound. PMID:28157184

  1. Electrical control of antiferromagnetic metal up to 15 nm

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    Zhang, PengXiang; Yin, GuFan; Wang, YuYan; Cui, Bin; Pan, Feng; Song, Cheng

    2016-08-01

    Manipulation of antiferromagnetic (AFM) spins by electrical means is on great demand to develop the AFM spintronics with low power consumption. Here we report a reversible electrical control of antiferromagnetic moments of FeMn up to 15 nm, using an ionic liquid to exert a substantial electric-field effect. The manipulation is demonstrated by the modulation of exchange spring in [Co/Pt]/FeMn system, where AFM moments in FeMn pin the magnetization rotation of Co/Pt. By carrier injection or extraction, the magnetic anisotropy of the top layer in FeMn is modulated to influence the whole exchange spring and then passes its influence to the [Co/Pt]/FeMn interface, through a distance up to the length of exchange spring that fully screens electric field. Comparing FeMn to IrMn, despite the opposite dependence of exchange bias on gate voltages, the same correlation between carrier density and exchange spring stiffness is demonstrated. Besides the fundamental significance of modulating the spin structures in metallic AFM via all-electrical fashion, the present finding would advance the development of low-power-consumption AFM spintronics.

  2. CeCoAl4: An incommensurate antiferromagnet

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    Dhar, S. K.; Rama, B.; Ramakrishnan, S.

    1995-08-01

    The orthorhombic compound CeCoAl4 orders antiferromagnetically at a relatively high Néel temperature TN of 13 K. The resistivity of CeCoAl4 shows a sharp increase near the magnetic transition before decreasing with temperature below 12 K. We believe that such behavior is due to the energy gaps induced by the incommensurate antiferromagnetic order. We have also studied the solid solutions LaxCe1-xCoAl4 for x=0.1 and 0.2 and CeCo1-yTyAl4 for T=Ni, Cu, and Pd. The crystal structure changes to YNiAl4-type even at low values of y (y~=0.1 and T=Ni and Pd). We find that TN decreases when La or Cu is substituted for Ce and Co, respectively. The sharp increase in the resistivity near TN in CeCoAl4 is almost smeared out in these pseudoternaries.

  3. Pressure effects in the itinerant antiferromagnetic metal TiAu

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    Wolowiec, C. T.; Fang, Y.; McElroy, C. A.; ...

    2017-06-07

    Here, we report the pressure dependence of the Néel temperature TN up to P ≈ 27 GPa for the recently discovered itinerant antiferromagnet (IAFM) TiAu. The TN(P) phase boundary exhibits unconventional behavior in which the Néel temperature is enhanced from TN ≈ 33 K at ambient pressure to a maximum of TN ≈ 35 K occurring at P ≈ 5.5 GPa. Upon a further increase in pressure, TN is monotonically suppressed to ~22 K at P ≈ 27 GPa. We also find a crossover in the temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity ρ in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) phase that ismore » coincident with the peak in TN(P), such that the temperature dependence of ρ = ρ0 + AnTn changes from n≈3 during the enhancement of TN to n ≈ 2 during the suppression of TN. Based on an extrapolation of the TN(P) data to a possible pressure-induced quantum critical point, we estimate the critical pressure to be Pc ≈ 45 GPa.« less

  4. Antiferromagnetic coupling in soft amorphous ferromagnet/semiconductor multilayers

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    Velez, Maria

    2005-03-01

    Antiferromagnetic coupling between ferromagnetic layers separated by nonmagnetic metallic interlayers has been intensively studied due to the fundamental and technological interest in such behaviour. In this work, the presence of antiferromagnetic (AF) coupling has been investigated in multilayers where the nonmagnetic interlayers are not metallic but semiconducting. The analyzed samples are amorphous (CoxSi1-x)5 nm /(Si)d multilayers obtained by co-sputtering on Si substrates, and the Si layer thickness has been varied in the range 1 nm < d < 15 nm. X-ray diffraction analysis has shown that the multilayered structure is well defined. The individual (CoxSi1-x)5 nm ferromagnetic layer presents an uniaxial anisotropy and a soft magnetic behaviour (with coercivity smaller than 1 Oe for fields applied along its easy axis), being suitable to detect the possible AF coupling in the multilayer. Magneto-optical kerr effect and alternating gradient magnetometry measurements have revealed that these multilayers do present AF coupling at room temperature for d < 8 nm. Moreover, the magnetic field required to switch between antiparallel and parallel configurations is as low as 3 Oe and varies slightly with the Si layer thickness [1]. [1] C. Quiros et al., Phys. Rev. B (in press)

  5. Magnetic excitations of a doped two-dimensional antiferromagnet

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    Sherman, A. ); Schreiber, M. )

    1993-09-01

    Magnetic excitations of the two-dimensional (2D) [ital t]-[ital J] model are considered in the presence of a small concentration of holes [ital c]. The spin-wave approximation used implies long-range antiferromagnetic ordering from the beginning. Migdal's theorem is shown to be valid for the model considered. The energy spectrum of the magnons is determined with the help of the one-pole approximation for the hole Green's function. If the concentration of mobile holes is larger than a critical value an additional branch of overdamped magnons arises near the [Gamma] and [ital M] points of the Brillouin zone. This is connected with the generation of electron-hole pairs (the Stoner excitations) by magnons. The appearance of such excitations means the destruction of the long-range antiferromagnetic order. For parameters presumably realized in cuprate perovskites this happens for several percent of holes per site. The relation between the critical concentration and the hole concentration destroying the 3D long-range ordering in La[sub 2[minus][ital x

  6. Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Dalla Piazza, Bastien; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, N. B.; Nilsen, G. J.; Tregenna-Piggott, P.; Perring, T. G.; Enderle, M.; McMorrow, D. F.; Ivanov, D. A.; Ronnow, H. M.

    2014-12-15

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spins-1/2 is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet (QSLHAF), for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wave vector (π, 0). Here, we use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound CFTD, a known realization of the QSLHAF model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially-extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wave vector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Lastly, our results establish the existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration.

  7. Fractional excitations in the square lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Christensen, N. B.; Nilsen, G. J.; Tregenna-Piggott, P.; Perring, T. G.; Enderle, M.; McMorrow, D. F.; Ivanov, D. A.; Rønnow, H. M.

    2014-01-01

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spins-1/2 is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet (QSLHAF), for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wave vector (π, 0). We use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound CFTD, a known realization of the QSLHAF model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially-extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wave vector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Our results establish the existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration. PMID:25729400

  8. Three-sublattice skyrmion crystal in the antiferromagnetic triangular lattice

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    Rosales, H. D.; Cabra, D. C.; Pujol, Pierre

    2015-12-01

    The frustrated classical antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interactions on the triangular lattice is studied under a magnetic field by means of semiclassical calculations and large-scale Monte Carlo simulations. We show that even a small DM interaction induces the formation of an antiferromagnetic skyrmion crystal (AF-SkX) state. Unlike what is observed in ferromagnetic materials, we show that the AF-SkX state consists of three interpenetrating skyrmion crystals (one by sublattice), and most importantly, the AF-SkX state seems to survive in the limit of zero temperature. To characterize the phase diagram we compute the average of the topological order parameter which can be associated with the number of topological charges or skyrmions. As the magnetic field increases this parameter presents a clear jump, indicating a discontinuous transition from a spiral phase into the AF-SkX phase, where multiple Bragg peaks coexist in the spin structure factor. For higher fields, a second (probably continuous) transition occurs into a featureless paramagnetic phase.

  9. Spin Seebeck effect through antiferromagnetic NiO

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

    2016-07-01

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

  10. Theory of the spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets

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

    2016-01-01

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

  11. Evidence for Intertwining of Superconductivity and Antiferromagnetism in a Cuprate

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    Tranquada, John; Xu, Zhijun; Stock, C.; Chi, S. X.; Kolesnikov, A. I.; Xu, G. Y.; Gu, G. D.

    2014-03-01

    We have used inelastic neutron scattering to measure the low-energy, incommensurate antiferromagnetic spin excitations both above and below the superconducting transition temperature (Tc = 32 K) of La1.905Ba0.095CuO4. While the magnetic excitations in optimally-doped cuprates typically show the development of a spin gap and magnetic resonance below Tc, our sample shows no such effect. Instead strong, gapless spin excitations coexist with bulk superconductivity. To understand this, we note that previous transport measurements have shown that the superconducting layers are decoupled by a magnetic field applied along the c-axis, resulting in a state with frustrated interlayer Josephson coupling, similar to LBCO with x = 1 / 8 , where it has been proposed that pair-density-wave superconductivity occurs. This suggests that, in a similar fashion, the spatially modulated antiferromagnetic correlations (which we see directly in the x = 0 . 095 sample) are intertwined with a spatially modulated superconducting pair wave function. Work at BNL supported by Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US DOE, under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886.

  12. Strain fields and electronic structure of antiferromagnetic CrN

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    Rojas, Tomas; Ulloa, Sergio E.

    2017-09-01

    We present a theoretical analysis of the role that strain plays on the electronic structure of chromium nitride (CrN) crystals. We use local spin-density approximation + U calculations to study the elastic constants, deformation potentials, and strain dependence of electron and hole masses near the fundamental gap. We consider the lowest energy antiferromagnetic models believed to describe CrN at low temperatures, and apply strain along different directions. We find relatively large deformation potentials for all models, and find increasing gaps for tensile strain along most directions. Most interestingly, we find that compressive strains should be able to close the relatively small indirect gap (≃100 meV) at moderate amplitudes ≃1.3 % . We also find large and anisotropic changes in the effective masses with strain, with principal axes closely related to the magnetic ordering of neighboring layers in the antiferromagnet. It would be interesting to consider the role that these effects may have on typical film growth on different substrates, and the possibility of monitoring optical and transport properties of thin films as strain is applied.

  13. Dynamical current-induced ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic resonances

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    Guimarães, F. S. M.; Lounis, S.; Costa, A. T.; Muniz, R. B.

    2015-12-01

    We demonstrate that ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic excitations can be triggered by the dynamical spin accumulations induced by the bulk and surface contributions of the spin Hall effect. Due to the spin-orbit interaction, a time-dependent spin density is generated by an oscillatory electric field applied parallel to the atomic planes of Fe/W(110) multilayers. For symmetric trilayers of Fe/W/Fe in which the Fe layers are ferromagnetically coupled, we demonstrate that only the collective out-of-phase precession mode is excited, while the uniform (in-phase) mode remains silent. When they are antiferromagnetically coupled, the oscillatory electric field sets the Fe magnetizations into elliptical precession motions with opposite angular velocities. The manipulation of different collective spin-wave dynamical modes through the engineering of the multilayers and their thicknesses may be used to develop ultrafast spintronics devices. Our work provides a general framework that probes the realistic responses of materials in the time or frequency domain.

  14. Highly tunable perpendicularly magnetized synthetic antiferromagnets for biotechnology applications

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    Vemulkar, T.; Mansell, R.; Petit, D. C. M. C.; Cowburn, R. P.; Lesniak, M. S.

    2015-07-01

    Magnetic micro and nanoparticles are increasingly used in biotechnological applications due to the ability to control their behavior through an externally applied field. We demonstrate the fabrication of particles made from ultrathin perpendicularly magnetized CoFeB/Pt layers with antiferromagnetic interlayer coupling. The particles are characterized by zero moment at remanence, low susceptibility at low fields, and a large saturated moment created by the stacking of the basic coupled bilayer motif. We demonstrate the transfer of magnetic properties from thin films to lithographically defined 2 μm particles which have been lifted off into solution. We simulate the minimum energy state of a synthetic antiferromagnetic bilayer system that is free to rotate in an applied field and show that the low field susceptibility of the system is equal to the magnetic hard axis followed by a sharp switch to full magnetization as the field is increased. This agrees with the experimental results and explains the behaviour of the particles in solution.

  15. Highly tunable perpendicularly magnetized synthetic antiferromagnets for biotechnology applications.

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    Vemulkar, T; Mansell, R; Petit, D C M C; Cowburn, R P; Lesniak, M S

    2015-07-06

    Magnetic micro and nanoparticles are increasingly used in biotechnological applications due to the ability to control their behavior through an externally applied field. We demonstrate the fabrication of particles made from ultrathin perpendicularly magnetized CoFeB/Pt layers with antiferromagnetic interlayer coupling. The particles are characterized by zero moment at remanence, low susceptibility at low fields, and a large saturated moment created by the stacking of the basic coupled bilayer motif. We demonstrate the transfer of magnetic properties from thin films to lithographically defined 2 μm particles which have been lifted off into solution. We simulate the minimum energy state of a synthetic antiferromagnetic bilayer system that is free to rotate in an applied field and show that the low field susceptibility of the system is equal to the magnetic hard axis followed by a sharp switch to full magnetization as the field is increased. This agrees with the experimental results and explains the behaviour of the particles in solution.

  16. Fractional excitations in the square-lattice quantum antiferromagnet

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    Dalla Piazza, Bastien; Mourigal, M.; Christensen, N. B.; ...

    2014-12-15

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spins-1/2 is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet (QSLHAF), for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wave vector (π, 0). Here, we use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound CFTD, a known realization of the QSLHAF model. Our experimentsmore » reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially-extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wave vector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Lastly, our results establish the existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration.« less

  17. Fractional excitations in the square lattice quantum antiferromagnet.

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    Piazza, B Dalla; Mourigal, M; Christensen, N B; Nilsen, G J; Tregenna-Piggott, P; Perring, T G; Enderle, M; McMorrow, D F; Ivanov, D A; Rønnow, H M

    2015-01-01

    Quantum magnets have occupied the fertile ground between many-body theory and low-temperature experiments on real materials since the early days of quantum mechanics. However, our understanding of even deceptively simple systems of interacting spins-1/2 is far from complete. The quantum square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet (QSLHAF), for example, exhibits a striking anomaly of hitherto unknown origin in its magnetic excitation spectrum. This quantum effect manifests itself for excitations propagating with the specific wave vector (π, 0). We use polarized neutron spectroscopy to fully characterize the magnetic fluctuations in the metal-organic compound CFTD, a known realization of the QSLHAF model. Our experiments reveal an isotropic excitation continuum at the anomaly, which we analyse theoretically using Gutzwiller-projected trial wavefunctions. The excitation continuum is accounted for by the existence of spatially-extended pairs of fractional S=1/2 quasiparticles, 2D analogues of 1D spinons. Away from the anomalous wave vector, these fractional excitations are bound and form conventional magnons. Our results establish the existence of fractional quasiparticles in the high-energy spectrum of a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet, even in the absence of frustration.

  18. Antiferromagnetic exchange bias of a ferromagnetic semiconductor by a ferromagnetic metal

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    Olejnik, K.; Wadley, P.; Haigh, J.; Edmonds, K. W.; Campion, R. P.; Rushforth, A. W.; Gallagher, B. L.; Foxon, C. T.; Jungwirth, T.; Wunderlich, J.; Dhesi, S. S.; Cavill, S.; van der Laan, G.; Arenholz, E.

    2009-11-05

    We demonstrate an exchange bias in (Ga,Mn)As induced by antiferromagnetic coupling to a thin overlayer of Fe. Bias fields of up to 240 Oe are observed. Using element-specific x-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements, we distinguish an interface layer that is strongly pinned antiferromagnetically to the Fe. The interface layer remains polarized at room temperature.

  19. Chiral Magnetic Effect and Anomalous Hall Effect in Antiferromagnetic Insulators with Spin-Orbit Coupling.

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    Sekine, Akihiko; Nomura, Kentaro

    2016-03-04

    We search for dynamical magnetoelectric phenomena in three-dimensional correlated systems with spin-orbit coupling. We focus on the antiferromagnetic insulator phases where the dynamical axion field is realized by the fluctuation of the antiferromagnetic order parameter. It is shown that the dynamical chiral magnetic effect, an alternating current generation by magnetic fields, emerges due to such time dependences of the order parameter as antiferromagnetic resonance. It is also shown that the anomalous Hall effect arises due to such spatial variations of the order parameter as antiferromagnetic domain walls. Our study indicates that spin excitations in antiferromagnetic insulators with spin-orbit coupling can result in nontrivial charge responses. Moreover, observing the chiral magnetic effect and anomalous Hall effect in our system is equivalent to detecting the dynamical axion field in condensed matter.

  20. Combined effect of magnetic field and charge current on antiferromagnetic domain-wall dynamics

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    Yamane, Yuta; Gomonay, Olena; Velkov, Hristo; Sinova, Jairo

    2017-08-01

    We theoretically examine a cross effect of magnetic field and charge current on antiferromagnetic domain wall dynamics. Since antiferromagnetic materials are largely insensitive to external magnetic fields in general, charge current has been shown recently as an alternative and efficient way to manipulate antiferromagnets. We find a new role of the magnetic field in the antiferromagnetic dynamics that appears when it is combined with charge current, demonstrating a domain wall motion in the presence of both field and current. We show that a spatially varying magnetic field can shift the current-driven domain-wall velocity, depending on the domain-wall structure and the direction of the field gradient. Our result suggests a novel concept of field control of current-driven antiferromagnetic dynamics.

  1. Multi-stimuli manipulation of antiferromagnetic domains assessed by second-harmonic imaging.

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    Chauleau, J-Y; Haltz, E; Carrétéro, C; Fusil, S; Viret, M

    2017-08-01

    Among the variety of magnetic textures available in nature, antiferromagnetism is one of the most 'discrete' because of the exact cancellation of its staggered internal magnetization. It is therefore very challenging to probe. However, its insensitivity to external magnetic perturbations, together with the intrinsic sub-picosecond dynamics, make it very appealing for tomorrow's information technologies. Thus, it is essential to understand the microscopic mechanisms governing antiferromagnetic domains to achieve accurate manipulation and control. Using optical second-harmonic generation, a unique and laboratory-available tool, we succeeded in imaging with sub-micrometre resolution both electric and antiferromagnetic orders in the model multiferroic BiFeO3. We show here that antiferromagnetic domains can be manipulated with low power consumption, using sub-coercive electric fields and sub-picosecond light pulses. Interestingly, we also show that antiferromagnetic and ferroelectric domains can behave independently, thus revealing that magneto-electric coupling can lead to various arrangements of the two orders.

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

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

    2015-08-01

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

  3. Multi-stimuli manipulation of antiferromagnetic domains assessed by second-harmonic imaging

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    Chauleau, J.-Y.; Haltz, E.; Carrétéro, C.; Fusil, S.; Viret, M.

    2017-08-01

    Among the variety of magnetic textures available in nature, antiferromagnetism is one of the most `discrete' because of the exact cancellation of its staggered internal magnetization. It is therefore very challenging to probe. However, its insensitivity to external magnetic perturbations, together with the intrinsic sub-picosecond dynamics, make it very appealing for tomorrow's information technologies. Thus, it is essential to understand the microscopic mechanisms governing antiferromagnetic domains to achieve accurate manipulation and control. Using optical second-harmonic generation, a unique and laboratory-available tool, we succeeded in imaging with sub-micrometre resolution both electric and antiferromagnetic orders in the model multiferroic BiFeO3. We show here that antiferromagnetic domains can be manipulated with low power consumption, using sub-coercive electric fields and sub-picosecond light pulses. Interestingly, we also show that antiferromagnetic and ferroelectric domains can behave independently, thus revealing that magneto-electric coupling can lead to various arrangements of the two orders.

  4. Random Ising antiferromagnet on Bethe-like lattices with triangular loops

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    Yokota, Terufumi

    2016-04-01

    Phase diagrams for a random Ising antiferromagnet on Bethe-like lattices with triangular loops are obtained. Triangular loops cause strong geometrical frustration for the Ising antiferromagnet. Spin glass states appear by introducing randomness in the interaction between Ising spins. The random Ising antiferromagnet is studied by the replica method using global order parameter. The phase diagrams are compared with those for the corresponding random Ising ferromagnet to see the effects of the geometrical frustration. Antiferromagnetic phase does not appear for M ≤ 4 where M is the number of the corner sharing triangles on the Bethe-like lattices. In these cases, spin glass phase appears with a reentrant behavior. Spin glass phase in the random antiferromagnet appears for much weaker randomness than that in the corresponding random ferromagnet.

  5. Impact of antiferromagnetism on the optical properties of rare-earth nickelates

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    Ruppen, J.; Teyssier, J.; Ardizzone, I.; Peil, O. E.; Catalano, S.; Gibert, M.; Triscone, J.-M.; Georges, A.; van der Marel, D.

    2017-07-01

    We study the temperature dependence of the optical conductivity of rare-earth nickelate films of varying composition and strain close to the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature, TN. Two prominent peaks at 0.6 and 1.3 eV, which are characteristic of the insulating phase, display a small but significant increase in intensity when the material passes from para- to antiferromagnetic. This observation indicates the presence of a positive feedback between antiferromagnetic (AF) and bond disproportionation (BD) order. By analyzing the temperature dependence near TN, and using a Landau-type free-energy expression for BD and AF order, we infer that BD order is a necessary condition for the AF phase to appear, and that the antiferromagnetism contributes to stabilization of the bond disproportionation. This model also explains why hysteresis is particularly strong when the transition into the insulating state occurs simultaneously with antiferromagnetic order.

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

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

    2015-08-24

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

  7. Chiral Magnetic Effect and Anomalous Hall Effect in Antiferromagnetic Insulators with Spin-Orbit Coupling

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    Sekine, Akihiko; Nomura, Kentaro

    2016-03-01

    We search for dynamical magnetoelectric phenomena in three-dimensional correlated systems with spin-orbit coupling. We focus on the antiferromagnetic insulator phases where the dynamical axion field is realized by the fluctuation of the antiferromagnetic order parameter. It is shown that the dynamical chiral magnetic effect, an alternating current generation by magnetic fields, emerges due to such time dependences of the order parameter as antiferromagnetic resonance. It is also shown that the anomalous Hall effect arises due to such spatial variations of the order parameter as antiferromagnetic domain walls. Our study indicates that spin excitations in antiferromagnetic insulators with spin-orbit coupling can result in nontrivial charge responses. Moreover, observing the chiral magnetic effect and anomalous Hall effect in our system is equivalent to detecting the dynamical axion field in condensed matter.

  8. Charge dynamics of the antiferromagnetically ordered Mott insulator

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    Han, Xing-Jie; Liu, Yu; Liu, Zhi-Yuan; Li, Xin; Chen, Jing; Liao, Hai-Jun; Xie, Zhi-Yuan; Normand, B.; Xiang, Tao

    2016-10-01

    We introduce a slave-fermion formulation in which to study the charge dynamics of the half-filled Hubbard model on the square lattice. In this description, the charge degrees of freedom are represented by fermionic holons and doublons and the Mott-insulating characteristics of the ground state are the consequence of holon-doublon bound-state formation. The bosonic spin degrees of freedom are described by the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model, yielding long-ranged (Néel) magnetic order at zero temperature. Within this framework and in the self-consistent Born approximation, we perform systematic calculations of the average double occupancy, the electronic density of states, the spectral function and the optical conductivity. Qualitatively, our method reproduces the lower and upper Hubbard bands, the spectral-weight transfer into a coherent quasiparticle band at their lower edges and the renormalisation of the Mott gap, which is associated with holon-doublon binding, due to the interactions of both quasiparticle species with the magnons. The zeros of the Green function at the chemical potential give the Luttinger volume, the poles of the self-energy reflect the underlying quasiparticle dispersion with a spin-renormalised hopping parameter and the optical gap is directly related to the Mott gap. Quantitatively, the square-lattice Hubbard model is one of the best-characterised problems in correlated condensed matter and many numerical calculations, all with different strengths and weaknesses, exist with which to benchmark our approach. From the semi-quantitative accuracy of our results for all but the weakest interaction strengths, we conclude that a self-consistent treatment of the spin-fluctuation effects on the charge degrees of freedom captures all the essential physics of the antiferromagnetic Mott-Hubbard insulator. We remark in addition that an analytical approximation with these properties serves a vital function in developing a full understanding of the

  9. Lattice and spin dynamics in a low-symmetry antiferromagnet NiWO4

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    Prosnikov, M. A.; Davydov, V. Yu.; Smirnov, A. N.; Volkov, M. P.; Pisarev, R. V.; Becker, P.; Bohatý, L.

    2017-07-01

    Lattice and magnetic dynamics of NiWO4 single crystals were studied with the use of polarized Raman spectroscopy in a wide temperature range of 10-300 K including the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature TN=62 K. Static magnetic measurements were used for characterizing the single crystals. All Raman-active phonons predicted by the group theory were observed and characterized. Magnetic symmetry analysis was used to determine possible magnetic space groups for NiWO4 which can be also applied to any other isostructural crystal with the same magnetic propagation vector k =(1 /2 ,0 ,0 ) . Although the magnetic structure of NiWO4 is relatively simple, a rich set of narrow and broad magnetic excitations with different polarization properties and temperature behavior in the very broad frequency range of 10-200 cm-1 was observed, with some modes surviving at temperatures much higher than TN up to 220 K. Part of the magnetic excitations were identified as acoustic and optical spin-wave branches which allowed us to construct exchange structure and estimate exchange and anisotropy constants with the use of linear spin-wave theory.

  10. Dynamic Critical Behavior of The Anisotropic Classical Heisenberg Antiferromagnet in Three Dimensions

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    Bunker, Alex; Landau, D. P.; Chen, Kun

    1996-03-01

    Using Monte Carlo and spin-dynamics techniques^1 we studied the dynamic behavior of the body-centered cubic classical Heisenberg antiferromagnet with single site anisotropy. In order that we may directly compare our results to experiment we have set the single site anisotropy term to match the degree of anisotropy found^2 in MnF_2. Through the determination and analysis of the form of the neutron scattering function S(q,ω) at and below T_c, we have found the dispersion curves for different temperatures and studied the critical dynamics. We have compared our results to simulations^1 for the isotropic case and experiment^2 on MnF_2. Research supported in part by the NSF ^**current address: Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ^1 K. Chen, D. P. Landau, Phys. Rev. B \\underline49, 3266, (1994) ^2 J. Als-Nielsen in Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, ed. C. Domb, M. S. Green, (Academic Press, 1976)

  11. Antiferromagnetism in the van der Waals layered spin-lozenge semiconductor CrTe3

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    McGuire, Michael A.; Garlea, V. Ovidiu; KC, Santosh; ...

    2017-04-14

    We have investigated the crystallographic, magnetic, and transport properties of the van der Waals bonded, layered compound CrTe 3 on single-crystal and polycrystalline materials. Furthermore, the crystal structure contains layers made up of lozenge-shaped Cr 4 tetramers. Electrical resistivity measurements show the crystals to be semiconducting, with a temperature dependence consistent with a band gap of 0.3 eV. The magnetic susceptibility exhibits a broad maximum near 300 K characteristic of low dimensional magnetic systems. Weak anomalies are observed in the susceptibility and heat capacity near 55 K, and single-crystal neutron diffraction reveals the onset of long-range antiferromagnetic order at thismore » temperature. Strongly dispersive spin waves are observed in the ordered state. Significant magnetoelastic coupling is indicated by the anomalous temperature dependence of the lattice parameters and is evident in structural optimization in van der Waals density functional theory calculations for different magnetic configurations. The cleavability of the compound is apparent from its handling and is confirmed by first-principles calculations, which predict a cleavage energy 0.5 J / m 2 , similar to graphite. Based on our results, CrTe 3 is identified as a promising compound for studies of low dimensional magnetism in bulk crystals as well as magnetic order in monolayer materials and van der Waals heterostructures.« less

  12. Magnon breakdown in a two dimensional triangular Heisenberg antiferromagnet LuMnO3

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    Oh, Joosung; Le, Manh-Duc; Jeong, Jaehong; Park, Je-Geun; Lee, Jung-Hyun; Song, Wan-Young; Perring, T. G.; Woo, Hyungje; Buyers, W. J. L.; Cheong, S.-W.

    2014-03-01

    Magnons, the quasi-particles of long range ordered magnetic systems, have long been viewed as long lived excitations with spectra that are well described by linear spin wave theory (LSWT). Recent theoretical works, though, suggest that the magnon spectrum of 2D triangular Heisenberg antiferromagnet (THA) is highly renormalized downward with a roton-like minimum at the M point. This, as well as the decay of single magnons into two magnon states, was interpreted as the effects of a cubic interaction between magnons arising from the noncollinear spin structure LuMnO3 is a good 2D THA candidate to test this prediction since it has a noncollinear 120° spin structure with S =2. We have conducted inelastic neutron scattering experiments using a LuMnO3 single crystal. Much of the observed spectrum is well described by LSWT, but, a closer inspection of the M point show deviations: a minimum at the lowest energy mode, a flat dispersion at upper modes and line width broadening at the top of the dispersion due to magnon decay. These features agree qualitatively with the theoretical predictions, revealing the importance of the cubic interaction between magnons in 2D THA

  13. Ferrimagnetism in delta chain with anisotropic ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions

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    Dmitriev, D. V.; Krivnov, V. Ya

    2016-12-01

    We consider analytically and numerically an anisotropic spin-\\frac{1}{2} delta-chain (sawtooth chain) in which exchange interactions between apical and basal spins are ferromagnetic and those between basal spins are antiferromagnetic. In the limit of strong anisotropy of exchange interactions this model can be considered as the Ising delta chain with macroscopic degenerate ground state perturbed by transverse quantum fluctuations. These perturbations lift the ground state degeneracy and the model reduces to the basal XXZ spin chain in the magnetic field induced by static apical spins. We show that the ground state of such a model is ferrimagnetic. The excitations of the model are formed by ferrimagnetic domains separated by domain walls with a finite energy. At low temperatures the system is effectively divided into two independent subsystems, the apical subsystem described by the Ising spin-\\frac{1}{2} chain and the basal subsystem described by the XXZ chain with infinite zz interactions.

  14. Ab initio dynamical exchange interactions in frustrated antiferromagnets

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    Simoni, Jacopo; Stamenova, Maria; Sanvito, Stefano

    2017-08-01

    The ultrafast response to an optical pulse excitation of the spin-spin exchange interaction in transition metal antiferromagnets is studied within the framework of the time-dependent spin-density functional theory. We propose a formulation for the full dynamical exchange interaction, which is nonlocal in space, and it is derived starting from ab initio arguments. Then, we investigate the effect of the laser pulse on the onset of the dynamical process. It is found that we can distinguish two types of excitations, both activated immediately after the action of the laser pulse. While the first one can be associated to a Stoner-like excitation and involves the transfer of spin from one site to another, the second one is related to the ultrafast modification of a Heisenberg-like exchange interaction and can trigger the formation of spin waves in the first few hundred femtoseconds of the time evolution.

  15. Low-temperature broken-symmetry phases of spiral antiferromagnets.

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    Capriotti, Luca; Sachdev, Subir

    2004-12-17

    We study Heisenberg antiferromagnets with nearest- (J1) and third- (J3) neighbor exchange on the square lattice. In the limit of spin S-->infinity, there is a zero temperature (T) Lifshitz point at J(3)=1/4J(1), with long-range spiral spin order at T=0 for J3>1/4J(1). We present classical Monte Carlo simulations and a theory for T>0 crossovers near the Lifshitz point: spin rotation symmetry is restored at any T>0, but there is a broken lattice reflection symmetry for 0< or =T

  16. Antiferromagnetic Critical Fluctuations in BaFe$_2$As$_2$

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    Wilson, Stephen D; Yamani, Z.; Rotundu, C. R.; Freelon, B.; Valdivia, P. N.; Bourret-Courchesne, E. D.; Lynn, J W; Chi, Songxue; Hong, Tao; Birgeneau, R. J.

    2010-01-01

    Magnetic correlations near the magnetostructural phase transition in the bilayer iron-pnictide parent compound, BaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2}, are measured. In close proximity to the antiferromagnetic phase transition in BaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2}, a crossover to three-dimensional critical behavior is anticipated and has been preliminarily observed. Here we report complementary measurements of two-dimensional magnetic fluctuations over a broad temperature range about T{sub N}. The potential role of two-dimensional critical fluctuations in the magnetic phase behavior of BaFe{sub 2}As{sub 2} and their evolution near the anticipated crossover to three-dimensional critical behavior and long-range order are discussed.

  17. Two Dimensional Antiferromagnetic Chern Insulator: NiRuCl6.

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    Zhou, P; Sun, C Q; Sun, L Z

    2016-10-12

    Density functional theory (DFT) and Berry curvature calculations show that quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) can be realized in two-dimensional(2D) antiferromagnetic (AFM) NiRuCl6. The results indicate that NiRuCl6 behaves as an AFM Chern insulator and its spin-polarized electronic structure and strong spin-orbit coupling (SOC) are responsible for the QAHE. By tuning SOC, we found that the topological property of NiRuCl6 arises from its energy band inversion. Considering the compatibility between the AFM and insulators, AFM Chern insulator provides a new way to archive high temperature QAHE in experiments due to its different magnetic coupling mechanism from that of ferromagnetic (FM) Chern insulator.

  18. Kagome-like chains with anisotropic ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions.

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    Dmitriev, D V; Krivnov, V Ya

    2017-06-01

    We consider a spin-[Formula: see text] kagome-like chain with competing ferro- and antiferromagnetic anisotropic exchange interactions. The ground state phase diagram of this model consists of the ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic phases. We study the ground state and the low-temperature properties on the phase boundary between these phases. The ground state on this phase boundary is macroscopically degenerate and consists of localized magnon states. We calculate the ground state degeneracy and corresponding residual entropy. The spontaneous magnetization has a jump on the phase boundary confirming the first-order type of the phase transition. In the limit of a strong anisotropy, the spectrum of the low-energy excitations has multi-scale structure governing the peculiar features of the specific heat behavior.

  19. Nanoscale Magnetic Structure of Ferromagnet/Antiferromagnet Manganite Multilayers

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    Niebieskikwiat, D.; Hueso, L. E.; Borchers, J. A.; Mathur, N. D.; Salamon, M. B.

    2007-12-14

    We use polarized neutron reflectometry and dc magnetometry to obtain a comprehensive picture of the magnetic structure of a series of La{sub 2/3}Sr{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3}/Pr{sub 2/3}Ca{sub 1/3}MnO{sub 3} (LSMO/PCMO) superlattices, with varying thickness of the antiferromagnetic (AFM) PCMO layers (0{<=}t{sub A}{<=}7.6 nm). While LSMO presents a few magnetically frustrated monolayers at the interfaces with PCMO, in the latter a magnetic contribution due to ferromagnetic (FM) inclusions within the AFM matrix is maximized at t{sub A}{approx}3 nm. This enhancement of FM moment occurs at the matching between layer thickness and cluster size, implying the possibility of tuning phase separation by imposing appropriate geometrical constraints which favor the accommodation of FM nanoclusters within the ''non-FM'' material.

  20. Half-metallic antiferromagnet as a prospective material for spintronics.

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    Hu, X

    2012-01-10

    Spintronics is expected as the next-generation technology based on the novel notch of spin degree of freedom of electrons. Half-metals, a class of materials which behave as a metal in one spin direction and an insulator in the opposite spin direction, are ideal for spintronic applications. Half-metallic antiferromagnets as a subclass of half-metals are characterized further by totally compensated spin moments in a unit cell, and have the advantage of being able to generate fully spin-polarized current while exhibiting zero macroscopic magnetization. Considerable efforts have been devoted to the search for this novel material, from which we may get useful insights for prospective material exploration.

  1. Terahertz-Driven Nonlinear Spin Response of Antiferromagnetic Nickel Oxide

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    Baierl, S.; Mentink, J. H.; Hohenleutner, M.; Braun, L.; Do, T.-M.; Lange, C.; Sell, A.; Fiebig, M.; Woltersdorf, G.; Kampfrath, T.; Huber, R.

    2016-11-01

    Terahertz magnetic fields with amplitudes of up to 0.4 Tesla drive magnon resonances in nickel oxide while the induced dynamics is recorded by femtosecond magneto-optical probing. We observe distinct spin-mediated optical nonlinearities, including oscillations at the second harmonic of the 1 THz magnon mode. The latter originate from coherent dynamics of the longitudinal component of the antiferromagnetic order parameter, which are probed by magneto-optical effects of second order in the spin deflection. These observations allow us to dynamically disentangle electronic from lattice-related contributions to magnetic linear birefringence and dichroism—information so far only accessible by ultrafast THz spin control. The nonlinearities discussed here foreshadow physics that will become essential in future subcycle spin switching.

  2. The magnetic order of two-dimensional anisotropic antiferromagnets

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    Hu, Ai-Yuan; Wang, Qin

    2011-01-01

    We study the two-dimensional quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the square lattice with easy-axis exchange anisotropy by means of Green's function approach within random phase and Callen's approximations. The Néel temperature TN, energy gap w0 and staggered magnetization m are calculated. The theoretical predictions of TN and w0 for K2NiF4, Rb2MnF4, K2MnF4, Rb2MnCl4 and (CH3NH3)2MnCl4 fit well to the measured values. The power law behavior of w(T)/w(0)=β[ is also investigated. The exponents β and ν for K2NiF4 are in excellent agreement with the experimental results.

  3. Antiferromagnetic Ising model in an imaginary magnetic field

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    Azcoiti, Vicente; Di Carlo, Giuseppe; Follana, Eduardo; Royo-Amondarain, Eduardo

    2017-09-01

    We study the two-dimensional antiferromagnetic Ising model with a purely imaginary magnetic field, which can be thought of as a toy model for the usual θ physics. Our motivation is to have a benchmark calculation in a system which suffers from a strong sign problem, so that our results can be used to test Monte Carlo methods developed to tackle such problems. We analyze here this model by means of analytical techniques, computing exactly the first eight cumulants of the expansion of the effective Hamiltonian in powers of the inverse temperature, and calculating physical observables for a large number of degrees of freedom with the help of standard multiprecision algorithms. We report accurate results for the free energy density, internal energy, standard and staggered magnetization, and the position and nature of the critical line, which confirm the mean-field qualitative picture, and which should be quantitatively reliable, at least in the high-temperature regime, including the entire critical line.

  4. Itinerant and Localized Magnetization Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Ho

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    Rettig, L.; Dornes, C.; Thielemann-Kühn, N.; Pontius, N.; Zabel, H.; Schlagel, D. L.; Lograsso, T. A.; Chollet, M.; Robert, A.; Sikorski, M.; Song, S.; Glownia, J. M.; Schüßler-Langeheine, C.; Johnson, S. L.; Staub, U.

    2016-06-01

    Using femtosecond time-resolved resonant magnetic x-ray diffraction at the Ho L3 absorption edge, we investigate the demagnetization dynamics in antiferromagnetically ordered metallic Ho after femtosecond optical excitation. Tuning the x-ray energy to the electric dipole (E 1 , 2 p →5 d ) or quadrupole (E 2 , 2 p →4 f ) transition allows us to selectively and independently study the spin dynamics of the itinerant 5 d and localized 4 f electronic subsystems via the suppression of the magnetic (2 1 3 -τ ) satellite peak. We find demagnetization time scales very similar to ferromagnetic 4 f systems, suggesting that the loss of magnetic order occurs via a similar spin-flip process in both cases. The simultaneous demagnetization of both subsystems demonstrates strong intra-atomic 4 f -5 d exchange coupling. In addition, an ultrafast lattice contraction due to the release of magneto-striction leads to a transient shift of the magnetic satellite peak.

  5. Performance of synthetic antiferromagnetic racetrack memory: domain wall versus skyrmion

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    Tomasello, R.; Puliafito, V.; Martinez, E.; Manchon, A.; Ricci, M.; Carpentieri, M.; Finocchio, G.

    2017-08-01

    A storage scheme based on racetrack memory, where the information can be coded in a domain or a skyrmion, seems to be an alternative to conventional hard disk drive for high density storage. Here, we perform a full micromagnetic study of the performance of synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) racetrack memory in terms of velocity and sensitivity to defects by using experimental parameters. We find that, to stabilize a SAF skyrmion, the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in the top and the bottom ferromagnet should have an opposite sign. The velocity of SAF skyrmions and SAF Néel domain walls are of the same order and can reach values larger than 1200 m s-1 if a spin-orbit torque from the spin-Hall effect with opposite sign is applied to both ferromagnets. The presence of disordered anisotropy in the form of randomly distributed grains introduces a threshold current for both SAF skyrmions and SAF domain walls motions.

  6. Ferrimagnetism in delta chain with anisotropic ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions.

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    Dmitriev, D V; Ya Krivnov, V

    2016-12-21

    We consider analytically and numerically an anisotropic spin-[Formula: see text] delta-chain (sawtooth chain) in which exchange interactions between apical and basal spins are ferromagnetic and those between basal spins are antiferromagnetic. In the limit of strong anisotropy of exchange interactions this model can be considered as the Ising delta chain with macroscopic degenerate ground state perturbed by transverse quantum fluctuations. These perturbations lift the ground state degeneracy and the model reduces to the basal XXZ spin chain in the magnetic field induced by static apical spins. We show that the ground state of such a model is ferrimagnetic. The excitations of the model are formed by ferrimagnetic domains separated by domain walls with a finite energy. At low temperatures the system is effectively divided into two independent subsystems, the apical subsystem described by the Ising spin-[Formula: see text] chain and the basal subsystem described by the XXZ chain with infinite zz interactions.

  7. Itinerant and Localized Magnetization Dynamics in Antiferromagnetic Ho.

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    Rettig, L; Dornes, C; Thielemann-Kühn, N; Pontius, N; Zabel, H; Schlagel, D L; Lograsso, T A; Chollet, M; Robert, A; Sikorski, M; Song, S; Glownia, J M; Schüßler-Langeheine, C; Johnson, S L; Staub, U

    2016-06-24

    Using femtosecond time-resolved resonant magnetic x-ray diffraction at the Ho L_{3} absorption edge, we investigate the demagnetization dynamics in antiferromagnetically ordered metallic Ho after femtosecond optical excitation. Tuning the x-ray energy to the electric dipole (E1, 2p→5d) or quadrupole (E2, 2p→4f) transition allows us to selectively and independently study the spin dynamics of the itinerant 5d and localized 4f electronic subsystems via the suppression of the magnetic (2 1 3-τ) satellite peak. We find demagnetization time scales very similar to ferromagnetic 4f systems, suggesting that the loss of magnetic order occurs via a similar spin-flip process in both cases. The simultaneous demagnetization of both subsystems demonstrates strong intra-atomic 4f-5d exchange coupling. In addition, an ultrafast lattice contraction due to the release of magneto-striction leads to a transient shift of the magnetic satellite peak.

  8. Enhanced antiferromagnetic exchange between magnetic impurities in a superconducting host.

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    Yao, N Y; Glazman, L I; Demler, E A; Lukin, M D; Sau, J D

    2014-08-22

    It is generally believed that superconductivity only weakly affects the indirect exchange between magnetic impurities. If the distance r between impurities is smaller than the superconducting coherence length (r ≲ ξ), this exchange is thought to be dominated by Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RKKY) interactions, identical to the those in a normal metallic host. This perception is based on a perturbative treatment of the exchange interaction. Here, we provide a nonperturbative analysis and demonstrate that the presence of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states induces a strong 1/r(2) antiferromagnetic interaction that can dominate over conventional RKKY even at distances significantly smaller than the coherence length (r ≪ ξ). Experimental signatures, implications, and applications are discussed.

  9. Magnetization reversal in ferromagnetic wires patterned with antiferromagnetic gratings

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    Sani, S. R.; Liu, F.; Ross, C. A.

    2017-04-01

    The magnetic reversal behavior is examined for exchange-biased ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic nanostructures consisting of an array of 10 nm thick Ni80Fe20 stripes with width 200 nm and periodicity 400 nm, underneath an orthogonal array of 10 nm thick IrMn stripes with width ranging from 200 nm to 500 nm and periodicity from 400 nm to 1 μm. The Ni80Fe20 stripes show a hysteresis loop with one step when the IrMn width and spacing are small. However, upon increasing the IrMn width and spacing, the hysteresis loops showed two steps as the pinned and unpinned sections of the Ni80Fe20 stripes switch at different fields. Micromagnetic modeling reveals the influence of geometry on the reversal behavior.

  10. Magnetoelastic properties of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic composite media

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    Valencia-Cardona, Juan J.; Leo, Perry H.

    2016-08-01

    We study the magnetic response of a ferromagnetic bilayer with antiferromagnetic coupling, where the layers experience magnetostrictive strains and epitaxial misfit strains. These strains cause the layers to stretch and bend as the magnetic spins of the layers rotate, resulting in elastic energy that adds to the magnetic energy of the system. The magnetic and elastic energies are computed as a function of spin direction in each layer for a given set of material and geometric parameters. By finding the rotations that minimize the total energy, we compute magnetic hysteresis loops for different combinations of magnetic and elastic parameters. The elastic contribution is reflected in the transitions at the corners of the hysteresis curves as well as in the coercive field of the main loop. The details of the elastic contribution depend in a complicated way on the magnetostriction of the layers, the epitaxial strain, the magnetic anisotropies, and the system geometry.

  11. Qubit teleportation and transfer across antiferromagnetic spin chains.

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    Campos Venuti, L; Degli Esposti Boschi, C; Roncaglia, M

    2007-08-10

    We explore the capability of spin-1/2 chains to act as quantum channels for both teleportation and transfer of qubits. Exploiting the emergence of long-distance entanglement in low-dimensional systems [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 247206 (2006)10.1103/Phys.Rev.Lett.96, 247206(2006)], here we show how to obtain high communication fidelities between distant parties. An investigation of protocols of teleportation and state transfer is presented, in the realistic situation where temperature is included. Basing our setup on antiferromagnetic rotationally invariant systems, both protocols are represented by pure depolarizing channels. We propose a scheme where channel fidelity close to 1 can be achieved on very long chains at moderately small temperature.

  12. Experimental estimation of discord in an antiferromagnetic Heisenberg compound

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    Singh, H.; Chakraborty, T.; Panigrahi, P. K.; Mitra, C.

    2015-03-01

    Temperature-dependent static magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity data were employed to quantify quantum discord in copper nitrate which is a spin 1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg system. With the help of existing theoretical formulations, quantum discord, mutual information, and purely classical correlation were estimated as a function of temperature using the experimental data. The experimentally quantified correlations estimated from susceptibility and heat capacity data are consistent with each other, and they exhibit a good match with theoretical predictions. Violation of Bell's inequality was also checked using the static magnetic susceptibility as well as heat capacity data. Quantum discord estimated from magnetic susceptibility as well as heat capacity data is found to be present in the thermal states of the system even when the system is in a separable state.

  13. Studies on the ground state entropy of the Potts antiferromagnet

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    Tsai, Shan-Ho

    This dissertation reports recent results on the ground state degeneracy of the q-state antiferromagnetic Potts model. This model has a deep connection with graph theory in mathematics since the zero-temperature partition function of this model on a given lattice, or more generally on a graph G, is equal to the chromatic polynomial P(G, q), which expresses the number of ways of coloring the n vertices of a graph G using at most q colors such that no two adjacent vertices have the same color. The ground state degeneracy per site of the Potts antiferromagnet is given by W(\\{ G\\}, q) = limsb{n->infty}P(G, q)sp{1/n} (where \\{ G\\} denotes the limit as n-> infty of the family of n-vertex graphs of type G). Exact solutions for this problem are known in only very few special cases. We have obtained rigorous upper and lower bounds, large-q series expansions and Monte Carlo measurements of the ground state degeneracy W(Lambda,\\ q) of the antiferromagnetic Potts model on a number of two dimensional lattices. These bounds are shown to be very restrictive. In particular, the lower bounds coincide with many terms of the respective large-q series expansion and are very good approximations to the exact functions. Although q is an integer parameter in the definition of the initial model, it is instructive to generalize it to complex variable. We study the analytic structure of the function W(\\{ G\\}, q) in the complex q plane. We determine the exact locus {cal B} where W(\\{G\\}, q) is nonanalytic for a number of families of graphs G. We calculate chromatic polynomials on strip graphs of varying widths as a way of obtaining information on the two dimensional limit. For this purpose, we construct generating functions, which provide both the asymptotic limiting function W(\\{ G\\}, q) as well as chromatic polynomials for finite length strips. Exact calculation is presented for a number of families of strip graphs. Effects of different types of boundary conditions are examined

  14. Quantum kagome frustrated antiferromagnets: One route to quantum spin liquids

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    Mendels, Philippe; Bert, Fabrice

    2016-03-01

    After introducing the field of Highly Frustrated Magnetism through the quest for a quantum spin liquid in dimension higher than one, we focus on the emblematic case of the kagome network. From a theoretical point of view, the simple Heisenberg case for an antiferromagnetic kagome lattice decorated with quantum spins has been a long-standing problem, not solved yet. Experimental realizations have remained scarce for long until the discovery of herbertsmithite ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 in 2005. This is one of the very few quantum kagome spin liquid candidates that triggered a burst of activity both on theory and experiment sides. We give a survey of theory outcomes on the "kagome" problem, review the experimental properties of that model candidate and shortly discuss them with respect to recent theoretical results.

  15. Space Group Symmetry Fractionalization in a Chiral Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet.

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    Zaletel, Michael P; Zhu, Zhenyue; Lu, Yuan-Ming; Vishwanath, Ashvin; White, Steven R

    2016-05-13

    The anyonic excitations of a spin liquid can feature fractional quantum numbers under space group symmetries. Detecting these fractional quantum numbers, which are analogs of the fractional charge of Laughlin quasiparticles, may prove easier than the direct observation of anyonic braiding and statistics. Motivated by the recent numerical discovery of spin-liquid phases in the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet, we theoretically predict the pattern of space group symmetry fractionalization in the kagome lattice SO(3)-symmetric chiral spin liquid. We provide a method to detect these fractional quantum numbers in finite-size numerics which is simple to implement in the density matrix renormalization group. Applying these developments to the chiral spin liquid phase of a kagome Heisenberg model, we find perfect agreement between our theoretical prediction and numerical observations.

  16. Nematic ordering dynamics of an antiferromagnetic spin-1 condensate

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    Symes, L. M.; Blakie, P. B.

    2017-07-01

    We consider the formation of order in a quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin-1 condensate quenched from an easy-axis to an easy-plane nematic phase. We define the relevant order parameter to quantify the spin-nematic degrees of freedom and study the evolution of the spin-nematic and superfluid order during the coarsening dynamics using numerical simulations. We observe dynamical scaling in the late-time dynamics, with both types of order extending across the system with a diffusive growth law. We identify half-quantum vortices as the relevant topological defects of the ordering dynamics and demonstrate that the growth of both types of order is determined by the mutual annihilation of these vortices.

  17. XMCD studies of antiferromagnetically coupled Co/Pt Multilayers

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    Baruth, A.; Keavney, D. J.

    2005-03-01

    Previous results on multilayered structures of [Pt(5å)/Co(4å)]3/NiO(tNiOå) /[Co(4å)/Pt(5å)]3 show exchange coupling between the two Co/Pt layers as well as exchange bias between the Co and NiO below 200K [1]. The exchange coupling is explained through the canting of AFM NiO spins which were theoretically predicted [2] and seen using X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism [3]. Using XMCD we have studied the element specific magnetization of Co and NiO as functions of field and temperature (above and below the blocking temperature, 200K) in two samples with 11å and 12å NiO. At these thicknesses of NiO, both sets of Co/Pt multilayers couple antiferromagnetically, but the coupling strength for the 12å NiO sample is approximately half that of the 11å. Element specific hysteresis loops showed identical behavior for both Co and Ni implying that the AFM NiO spins at the interface cant in the direction of the Co magnetization. Photoemission electron microscope images on a virgin sample at room temperature revealed the exact correlation between FM domains in the Co and NiO layers in the strongest antiferromagnetically coupled sample. We plan to measure the AFM domain structure of NiO using Magnetic Linear Dichroism. [1] Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 037207 (2003) [2] Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 219703 (2004) [3] Z.Y. Liu et. al. Phys Rev B (accepted) Funded by NSF MRSEC

  18. Spectral functions of lightly doped antiferromagnets using dressed hole operators

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    Riera, J.A.; Dagotto, E.

    1997-06-01

    Literature addressing the existence of hole pockets in experiments for the high-T{sub c} cuprates and in theoretical analysis of electronic models of correlated electrons is reviewed. It is argued that the issue is not conclusively resolved, both in theory and experiments. The apparently large Fermi surface observed in numerical studies of the doped Hubbard and t-J models suggests the presence of 1{minus}x carriers (with x the concentration of holes). However, this is in contradiction with results obtained in similar calculations for the Drude weight which scales with x at low doping. To address such a paradox, {ital dressed} operators are here used. Their spectral decomposition A({bold k},{omega}) is analyzed specially using the t-J model on ladders, but considering also chains and two-dimensional (2D) clusters. The results are contrasted against those obtained with the standard bare operators. It is concluded that substantial changes in the spectral weight can occur by replacing the bare hole creation operator by its dressed version. Apparently large Fermi surfaces can turn into small ones by working with quasiparticle (qp) operators that represent accurately the state of one hole. Thus, large Fermi surfaces in angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES), obtained by the sudden removal of an electron, may not be in contradiction with a visualization of the normal state of lightly doped antiferromagnets as composed of a gas of spin polarons with energies approximately obtained from the rigid band doping of the half-filled dispersion. The coexistence of a large Fermi surface in ARPES with, e.g., a holelike Hall coefficient seems possible in systems with strong correlations. In this paper the expression hole pocket is used as representing a large accumulation of spectral weight centered at {bold k}=({plus_minus}{pi}/2,{plus_minus}{pi}/2) generated by antiferromagnetic correlations in 2D clusters, or in analogous positions for ladders and chains. (Abstract Truncated)

  19. Spectral evolution with doping of an antiferromagnetic Mott state

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    Wu, Huan-Kuang; Lee, Ting-Kuo

    2017-01-01

    Since the discovery of half-filled cuprate to be a Mott insulator, the excitation spectra above the chemical potential for the unoccupied states has attracted much research attention. There were many theoretical works using different numerical techniques to study this problem, but many have reached different conclusions. One of the reasons is the lack of very detailed high-resolution experimental results for the theories to be compared with. Recently, the scanning tunneling spectroscopy [P. Cai et al., Nat. Phys. 12, 1047 (2016), 10.1038/nphys3840; C. Ye et al., Nat. Commun. 4, 1365 (2013), 10.1038/ncomms2369] on lightly doped Mott insulator with an antiferromagnetic order found the presence of in-gap states with energy of order half an eV above the chemical potential. The measured spectral properties with doping are not quite consistent with earlier theoretical works. Although the experiment has disorder and localization effect, but for the energy scale we will study here, a model without disorder is sufficed to illustrate the underlying physics. We perform a diagonalization method on top of the variational Monte Carlo calculation to study the evolution of antiferromagnetic Mott state with doped hole concentration in the Hubbard model. Our results found in-gap states that behave similarly with ones reported by STS. These in-gap states acquire a substantial amount of dynamical spectral weight transferred from the upper Hubbard band. The in-gap states move toward chemical potential with increasing spectral weight as doping increases. Our result also provides information about the energy scale of these in-gap states in relation with the Coulomb coupling strength U .

  20. Broken symmetry approach to density functional calculation of magnetic anisotropy or zero field splittings for multinuclear complexes with antiferromagnetic coupling.

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    van Wüllen, Christoph

    2009-10-29

    Antiferromagnetic coupling in multinuclear transition metal complexes usually leads to electronic ground states that cannot be described by a single Slater determinant and that are therefore difficult to describe by Kohn-Sham density functional methods. Density functional calculations in such cases are usually converged to broken symmetry solutions which break spin and, in many cases, also spatial symmetry. While a procedure exists to extract isotropic Heisenberg (exchange) coupling constants from such calculations, no such approach is yet established for the calculation of magnetic anisotropy energies or zero field splitting parameters. This work proposes such a procedure. The broken symmetry solutions are not only used to extract the exchange couplings but also single-ion D tensors which are then used to construct a (phenomenological) spin Hamiltonian, from which the magnetic anisotropy and the zero-field energy levels can be computed. The procedure is demonstrated for a bi- and a trinuclear Mn(III) model compound.