Pressure dependence of electrical transport in the triangular antiferromagnetic insulators FeGa2S2 and Fe 2Ga2S5

Takahiro Tomita, Yusuke Nambu, Satoru Nakatsuji, Shinji Koeda, Masato Hedo, Yoshiya Uwatoko

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Abstract

NiGa2S4, FeGa2S4, and Fe 2Ga2S5 are layered triangular lattice antiferromagnets. Although the singlelayer systems NiGa2S4 with S = 1 and FeGa2S4 with S = 2 are both insulators and have two-dimensional (2D) spin-disordered states, the bilayer system Fe2Ga2S 5, which has an effective buckled honeycomb lattice of S = 2, is a semiconductor and exhibits an antiferromagnetic long-range order at 110 K. Here, we present our results of the resistivity measurements of single crystals of FeGa2S4 and Fe2Ga2S5 under pressures of up to 8 GPa. We have observed a kink in the temperature dependence of the resistivity ρ(T) of FeGa2S4 under a pressure of 8 GPa, which is attributable to a transition from a 2D frozen spindisordered state to a three-dimensional (3D) spin-ordered state. In either FeGa2S4 or Fe2Ga2S5, we have observed no transition into a metallic state within pressure range of up to 8 GPa, despite the fact that the resistivities of both FeGa2S4 and Fe2Ga2S5 show decreases with an increase in pressure at room temperature. The energy gap of FeGa2S4 estimated from the temperature dependences of the resistivities show negative pressure dependences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094603
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antiferromagnets
  • Insulator
  • NiGaS
  • Pressure
  • Spin disorder
  • Transport
  • Triangular lattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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