We have performed elastic neutron scattering experiments on the superconductor La1.85Ho0.03Sr0.12CuO4 to study the effect of substitution of a cation with a large magnetic moment at La site on the static spin correlation. In the Ho-free sample with a hole concentration of 0.12, the spatially-modulated magnetic order is known to be stabilized at temperature below T spin ∼30 K. In the present Ho-doped sample, we found the appearance of magnetic peaks at (0.5, 0.5 ± 0.119, 0) positions below T spin ∼35 K, which is similar to the observation in the pristine sample. Furthermore, the volume-corrected intensities in the Ho-free and Ho-doped samples are comparable, suggesting a negligible effect of Ho-substitution at La sites. These results are quite a contrast to the huge enhancement of the magnetic intensity and the increase of T spin by substituting a comparable amounts of magnetic Fe3+ ions onto CuO2 planes. Therefore, the stability of the stripe order induced by the cation substitution is sensitive to the site at which the substitution occurs.
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