Ultrahigh magnetic field phases in the frustrated triangular-lattice magnet CuCrO2

Atsuhiko Miyata, Oliver Portugall, Daisuke Nakamura, Kenya Ohgushi, Shojiro Takeyama

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The magnetic phases of a triangular-lattice antiferromagnet CuCrO2 were investigated in magnetic fields along the c axis, H [001], up to 120 T. Faraday rotation and magnetoabsorption spectroscopy were used to unveil the rich physics of magnetic phases. An up-up-down (UUD) magnetic structure phase was observed around 90-105 T at temperatures around 10 K. Additional distinct anomalies adjacent to the UUD phase were uncovered and the Y-shaped and the V-shaped phases are proposed to be viable candidates. These ordered phases emerged as a result of the interplay of geometrical spin frustration, single-ion anisotropy, and thermal fluctuations in an environment of extremely high magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180401
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1


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