Multistep magnetization plateaus in the Shastry-Sutherland system TbB4

S. Yoshii, T. Yamamoto, M. Hagiwara, S. Michimura, A. Shigekawa, F. Iga, T. Takabatake, K. Kindo

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We report high-field magnetization and magnetostriction measurements on the rare-earth-metal tetraboride TbB4, in which the Tb moments form a Shastry-Sutherland lattice in the tetragonal basal plane. A number of magnetization plateaus appear when the magnetic field is perpendicular to the magnetic easy plane. We propose that the magnetization plateaus arise from the combined effect of magnetic frustration and quadrupole interaction in the unique two-dimensional network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number087202
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 20

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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