Magnetic excitations in the orbital disordered phase of MnV2O4

Keisuke Matsuura, Hajime Sagayama, Amane Uehara, Yoichi Nii, Ryoichi Kajimoto, Kazuya Kamazawa, Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Sungdae Ji, Nobuyuki Abe, Taka hisa Arima

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We have investigated the temperature dependence of magnetic dynamics in a spinel-type vanadium oxide MnV2O4 by inelastic neutron scattering. The scattering intensity of excitation around 20 meV disappears in the collinear intermediate-temperature cubic-ferrimagnetic phase, which reveals that this excitation should be peculiar to the orbital ordered phase. We have found a weakly dispersive mode emergent from a non-integer wavevector (1.4,1.4,0) at 56 K, which lies in the cubic-ferrimagnetic phase between non-coplanar ferrimagnetic and paramagnetic phases. This indicates that the probable presence of an incommensurate instability in the simple collinear structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • MnVO
  • Orbital degree of freedom
  • Spin wave
  • Spinel oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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