Quest for the high-field phase of CdCr2O4 using an X-ray diffraction technique

T. Inami, K. Ohwada, M. Tsubota, Y. Murata, H. Matsuda, H. Nojiri, H. Ueda, Y. Murakami

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Abstract

Single-crystal x-ray diffraction experiments on the geometrically frustrated magnet CdCr2O4 have been carried out under pulsed magnetic fields up to 31 T. By applying magnetic fields, CdCr 2O4 exhibits a magnetization plateau which is one-half of the saturated magnetization above 28 T, and it is expected that a structural transition from a tetragonal to a rhombohedral or cubic structure occurs simultaneously through a so-called "spin Jahn-Teller" mechanism. Our diffraction experiments confirmed that a sharp structural transition occurs at 28 T and that the 440 reflection is a single peak, suggesting that the crystal structure of the high-field plateau phase is cubic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
Pages (from-to)502-505
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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