Nematic-to-smectic transition of magnetic texture in conical state

Masayasu Takeda, Yasuo Endoh, Kazuhisa Kakurai, Yoshinori Onose, Junichi Suzuki, Yoshinori Tokura

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The complex phase transition of the magnetic long-range order in Fe0: 7Co0: 3Si has been investigated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurement at low temperatures under an external magnetic field. A variety of scattering patterns, such as ring, crescent-shaped, and diffusive spots, were observed by changing temperature and applying a magnetic field. The results could be interpreted by an analogy of the phase transition of the liquid crystal when the net magnetization is regarded as the director of the liquid crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093704
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Conical structure
  • Liquid crystal
  • Magnetic texture
  • Small-angle neutron scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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