Coexistance of spiral and commensurate structures in a triangular antiferromagnet KFe(MoO4)2

A. I. Smirnov, L. E. Svistov, L. A. Prozorova, A. Zheludev, M. D. Lumsden, E. Ressouche, O. A. Petrenko, M. Hagiwara, S. Kimura, K. Nishikawa, K. Kindo, A. Ya Shapiro, L. N. Demianets

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Magnetization, specific heat, magnetic resonance and neutron diffraction measurements are used to study the magnetic structure of KFe(MoO 4)2. This stacked triangular antiferromagnet (T N=2.5 K) demonstrates an unusual breaking of the spin system into two intercalated and almost independent 2D subsystems. One is a collinear antiferromagnet with a simple spin-flop behavior. The other is a spiral magnet. The spin structure may be explained assuming two types of inequivalent magnetic planes with distorted triangular lattices of Fe3+(S=5/2) ions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032068
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSECTION 3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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