Spin trimer formation in the metallic compound Gd3Ru4Al12 with a distorted kagome lattice structure

S. Nakamura, N. Kabeya, M. Kobayashi, K. Araki, K. Katoh, A. Ochiai

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Abstract

The magnetic and thermodynamic properties of metallic single-crystalline Gd3Ru4Al12, wherein magnetic Gd-Al layers with a distorted kagome lattice structure and nonmagnetic Ru-Al layers are stacked alternately along the c axis, have been reported. The present investigation demonstrates the gradual formation of ferromagnetic trimers on a distorted kagome lattice with a decrease in temperature by the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction. This may induce an effective transformation into an antiferromagnetic triangular lattice at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054410
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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