Orbital ordering and the dilute effect in copper fluoride

N. Tatami, Y. Ando, S. Niioka, H. Kira, M. Onodera, H. Nakao, K. Iwasa, Y. Murakami, T. Kakiuchi, Y. Wakabayashi, H. Sawa, S. Itoh

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We have investigated the dilute effect on a typical orbital ordering system KCuF3 by partially substituting Zn for Cu. The crystal structure has been examined as a function of Cu concentration at room temperature by X-ray diffraction. It is found that the phase transition from a tetragonal structure to a cubic one occurs with decreasing Cu concentration. This structural phase transition is confirmed to be an orbital order-disorder transition by the resonant X-ray scattering (RXS) technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-789
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar


  • Dilute effect
  • Orbital order
  • Phase diagram
  • Resonant X-ray scattering


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