Magnetic structure of La1.2Tb0.8CuO4

Alexandros Lappas, Kosmas Prassides

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A high-intensity powder neutron diffraction study of La1.2Tb0.8CuO4 which has the tetragonal T*-structure shows that the compound orders antiferromagnetically with a magnetic structure which can be described by employing a magnetic propagation vector, τ = (-1/2, 1/2, 0) perpendicular to the Cu2+ spin direction, S = (1/2, 1/2, 0) (identical to that of La2CuO4). The staggered Cu2+ moment at 1.6 K is 0.46 (6) μB. However, non-collinear spin structures are also possible. The appearance of magnetic diffuse scattering at low temperatures is interpreted as the signature of short range magnetic ordering of the Tb3+ ions. Essentially unchanged magnetic behaviour is found in the lightly-doped La1.19Tb0.8Sr0.01CuO4 and La1.2Tb0.79Ce0.01CuO4 materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2151-2153
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun 21

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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