Antiferromagnetic spin correlations in the Zn-Mg-Ho icosahedral quasicrystal

Taku J. Sato, Hiroyuki Takakura, An Pang Tsai, Kaoru Shibata, Kenji Ohoyama

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Magnetic diffuse scattering in the Zn-Mg-Ho icosahedral quasicrystal has been studied by neutron scattering over a wide (Formula presented) range using a single-quasicrystalline sample. It was found that the diffuse scattering obeys the icosahedral symmetry, and appears as satellite peaks of the intense nuclear Bragg reflections. The diffuse-scattering patterns were successfully accounted for by assuming short-range spin correlations in a six-dimensional hypercubic crystal with a magnetic modulation vector (Formula presented) A possible origin for the six-dimensional spin correlations is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-486
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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