From neutron diffraction measurements on a quasi-1D Ising-like Co2+ spin compound BaCo2V2O8, we observed an appearance of a novel type of incommensurate ordering in magnetic fields. This ordering is essentially different from the Néel-type ordering, which is expected for the classical system, and the peculiar spin structure is caused by quantum fluctuation inherent in the quantum spin chain. A Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid nature characteristic of the gapless quantum 1D system is responsible for the realization of the incommensurate ordering.
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