Non-Collinear Magnetism due to Orbital Degeneracy and Multipolar Interactions

Hiroaki Kusunose, Yoshio Kuramoto

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The origin of non-collinear magnetism under quadrupolar ordering is investigated with CeB6 taken as a target system. The mode-mixing effect among 15 multipoles is analyzed based on the Ginzburg-Landau free energy. Then the lower magnetic transition temperature and the order parameters are derived within the mean-field approximation. In the presence of pseudodipole-type interactions for the next-nearest neighbors, the observed pattern of non-collinear ordering is indeed stabilized for certain set of interaction parameters. The stability of the phase III′ in the magnetic field is also explained, which points to the importance of the next-nearest-neighbor octupole-octupole interaction. Concerning the phase IV in CexLa1-xB6 with x ∼ 0.75, a possibility of pure octupole ordering is discussed based on slight modifications of the strength of interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1761
Number of pages11
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • CeB
  • CeLaB
  • Ginzburg-landau free energy
  • Mode mixing
  • Multipole moment
  • Non-collinear magnetism
  • Orbital degeneracy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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