Gapless magnetic excitations in the kagome antiferromagnet Ca-kapellasite probed by Cl 35 NMR spectroscopy

Y. Ihara, T. Sasaki, N. Noguchi, Y. Ishii, M. Oda, H. Yoshida

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Abstract

The low-energy magnetic excitations of the spin-1/2 kagome antiferromagnet CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O (Ca-kapellasite) have been investigated by a Cl35 NMR experiment in fields up to 18.9 T. Recently, Ca-kapellasite was found to be one of the most promising candidates to explore the intrinsic magnetic properties in kagome antiferromagnets, because magnetic defects, which deteriorate the intrinsic magnetic properties, are minimized by choosing Ca ions with a large ionic radius as the counterions. From our nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate 1/T1 measurement, we found a power-law temperature dependence below the magnetic ordering temperature TM=7.2 K, which leads us to suggest that gapless magnetic excitations survive even in the ordered state. This power-law behavior is suppressed in high magnetic fields. We discuss a possible magnetic state that can generate gapless excitations at low fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180409
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume96
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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