Universal magnetic structure of the half-magnetization phase in Cr-based spinels

M. Matsuda, K. Ohoyama, S. Yoshii, H. Nojiri, P. Frings, F. Duc, B. Vignolle, G. L.J.A. Rikken, L. P. Regnault, S. H. Lee, H. Ueda, Y. Ueda

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Using an elastic neutron scattering technique under a pulsed magnetic field up to 30 T, we determined the magnetic structure in the half-magnetization plateau phase in the spinel CdCr2O4. The magnetic structure has a cubic P4332 symmetry, which is the same as that observed in HgCr2O4. This suggests that despite their different zero-field ground states a universal field-induced spin-lattice coupling mechanism is at work in the Cr-based spinels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number047201
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 26

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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