Magnetic-field induced phase transitions in a weakly coupled s=1/2 quantum spin dimer system Ba3Cr2O8

M. Kofu, H. Ueda, H. Nojiri, Y. Oshima, T. Zenmoto, K. C. Rule, S. Gerischer, B. Lake, C. D. Batista, Y. Ueda, S. H. Lee

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Abstract

By using bulk magnetization, electron spin resonance (ESR), heat capacity, and neutron scattering techniques, we characterize the thermodynamic and quantum phase diagrams of Ba3Cr2O8. Our ESR measurements indicate that the low field paramagnetic ground state is a mixed state of the singlet and the Sz=0 triplet for H c. This suggests the presence of an intradimer Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya (DM) interaction with a DM vector perpendicular to the c axis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177204
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume102
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 29

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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