Almost perfect frustration in the dimer magnet Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2 103701

Hidekazu Tanaka, Nobuyuki Kurita, Makiko Okada, Eiji Kunihiro, Yutaka Shirata, Kotaro Fujii, Hidehiro Uekusa, Akira Matsuo, Koichi Kindo, Hiroyuki Nojiri

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We determined the crystal structure of Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2, which was synthesized in this work, and investigated its quantum magnetic properties using single crystals. This compound should be described as a two-dimensionally coupled spin-1 /2 XY-like spin dimer system. Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2 exhibits a stepwise magnetization process with a plateau at half of the saturation magnetization, irrespective of the field direction, although all the Co2+ sites are equivalent. This indicates that spin triplets are localized owing to the almost perfect frustration of interdimer exchange interactions. Thus, the spin states for the zero and 1/2 magnetization-plateau states are almost exactly given by the simple product of singlet dimers and the alternate product of singlet and triplet dimers, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103701
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 15


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