Magnetization process and collective excitations in the s=1/2 triangular-lattice heisenberg antiferromagnet Ba3CoSb 2O9

Takuya Susuki, Nobuyuki Kurita, Takuya Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Akira Matsuo, Koichi Kindo, Hidekazu Tanaka

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Abstract

We have performed high-field magnetization and electronic spin resonance (ESR) measurements on Ba3CoSb2O9 single crystals, which approximates the two-dimensional (2D) S=1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet. For an applied magnetic field H parallel to the ab plane, the entire magnetization curve including the plateau at one-third of the saturation magnetization (Ms) is in excellent agreement with the results of theoretical calculations except a small step anomaly near (3/5)M s, indicative of a theoretically undiscovered quantum phase transition. However, for Hâ̂¥c, the magnetization curve exhibits a cusp near Ms/3 owing to the weak easy-plane anisotropy and the 2D quantum fluctuation. From a detailed analysis of the collective ESR modes observed in the ordered state, combined with the magnetization process, we have determined all the magnetic parameters including the interlayer and anisotropic exchange interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number267201
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume110
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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