Magnetic diffuse scattering in the Zn-Mg-Ho icosahedral quasicrystal has been studied by neutron scattering over a wide (Formula presented) range using a single-quasicrystalline sample. It was found that the diffuse scattering obeys the icosahedral symmetry, and appears as satellite peaks of the intense nuclear Bragg reflections. The diffuse-scattering patterns were successfully accounted for by assuming short-range spin correlations in a six-dimensional hypercubic crystal with a magnetic modulation vector (Formula presented) A possible origin for the six-dimensional spin correlations is discussed.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics