A Rb-NMR study has been performed on the quasi-one-dimensional competing spin chain Rb2Cu2Mo3O12 with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange interactions on nearest-neighboring and next-nearest neighboring spins, respectively. The system changes from a gapped ground state at zero field to a gapless state at HC≃2T, where the existence of magnetic order below 1 K was demonstrated by a broadening of the NMR spectrum, associated with a critical divergence of 1/T1. In the higher-temperature region, T1-1 showed a power-law-type temperature dependence, from which the field dependence of the Luttinger parameter K was obtained and compared with theoretical calculations based on the spin nematic Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid (TLL) state.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics