We have investigated the antiferroquadrupolar (AFQ) order in DyB2C2 by resonant x-ray scattering. X rays with energies near the L3 absorption edge of Dy were employed. Superlattice peaks that correspond to three kinds of propagation vectors of (1 0 0), (1 0 1/2), and (0 0 1/2) were investigated in detail with polarization analyses. The experimental results are analyzed using a formalism of resonant x-ray scattering and a model of the AFQ order. The magnetic and quadrupolar scatterings are explained by the model satisfactorily. A detailed investigation of the critical behavior of the AFQ ordering is also reported. The critical exponent β is deduced to be 0.35, not far from the three-dimensional Heisenberg system. We have also succeeded in detecting the diffuse scattering above TQ.
|Number of pages||8497811|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Mar 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics