Magnetic frustrations in the Shastry-Sutherland system ErB4

S. Michimura, A. Shigekawa, F. Iga, M. Sera, T. Takabatake, K. Ohoyama, Y. Okabe

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Magnetization and neutron diffraction measurements on single crystal ErB4 have revealed that ErB4 orders antiferromagnetically below TN = 15.4 K with an ordering vector k = [ 1 0 0 ]. The magnetic susceptibility is highly anisotropic, χc ≫ χa. Successive metamagnetic transitions occur with a plateau at the half saturation magnetization (1/2 MS) for both B//a and B//c. The magnetic phase diagram is presented and discussed in relation to the frustration of the Shastry-Sutherland lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-597
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • Frustration
  • Magnetization
  • Rare-earth boride
  • Shastry-Sutherland lattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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