Random spin freezing in single crystalline Ce2CuSi3

D. X. Li, S. Nimori, S. Ohta, Y. Yamamura, Y. Shikama

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We present the results of ac and dc susceptibility, magnetization and magnetic relaxation measurements performed on single crystalline Ce 2CuSi3, a hexagonal AlB2-type nonmagnetic atom disorder compound, with the magnetic field applied along two typical crystallographic directions, i.e. H⊥c-axis and H//c-axis. For both the directions, spin-glass state is confirmed to form at low temperature with almost the same spin freezing temperature Tf (∼2.07K), initial frequency shift δTf (∼0.015) and activation energy E a/kB (∼10.04 K) in zero dc field. Strong magnetic anisotropy is also found to be a significant feature of this compound. The experimental results and the dynamical analyses suggest that spin-glass behavior is intrinsic to the title compound.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032044
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 102011 Aug 17


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