Spin-orbit coupling inactivity of Co2+ ion in geometrically frustrated magnet GeCo2O4

Keisuke Tomiyasu, Ayaka Tominaga, Shigeo Hara, Hirohiko Sato, Tadataka Watanabe, Shin Ichi Ikeda, Haruhiro Hiraka, Kazuaki Iwasa, Kazuyoshi Yamada

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We report single-crystal neutron diffraction studies on a spinel antiferromagnet GeCo2O4, which exhibits magnetic order with a trigonal propagation vector and tetragonal lattice expansion (c/a ≃ 1.001) below TN 21 = K. For this inconsistency between spin and lattice in symmetry, magnetic Bragg reflections with a tetragonal propagation vector were discovered below TN. We discuss spin and orbital states of Co2+ ion underlying the new magnetic component.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Frustration in Condensed Matter, ICFCM - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jan 112011 Jan 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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