A magnetization plateau in a kagomé antiferromagnet

Y. Narumi, Z. Honda, K. Katsumata, J. C. Domenge, P. Sindzingre, C. Lhuillier, A. Matsuo, K. Suga, K. Kindo

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We have made magnetization measurements under pulsed magnetic fields on a S=12kagomé antiferromagnet [Cu3(titmb)2(OCOCH 3)6] ·H2O. A magnetization plateau with one-third of the saturation moment has been observed in a certain range of field sweep rates at 100 mK. This transient phenomenon of the magnetization is analyzed using an exact diagonalization method and found to be due to the meta-stable states originating from frustration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-879
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2003 Jul 272003 Aug 1


  • Kagomé
  • Magnetization plateau
  • Metastable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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