Magnetic ordering of Pr in Pb2Sr2PrCu 3O8

W. T. Hsieh, W. H. Li, K. C. Lee, J. W. Lynn, J. H. Shieh, H. C. Ku

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Abstract

The magnetic ordering of the Pr ions in Pb2Sr 2PrCu3O8 has been studied using neutron-diffraction and ac-suspectibility measurements. An imperfect three-dimensional magnetic ordering of the Pr spins was observed at a temperature well below its Neel temperature of TN≊7 K. The magnetic intensities observed at T=1.4 K can be explained by assuming long-range order in the ab plane with short-range correlations, of correlation length ξc=20 Å, along the c axis and a moment directed along the c-axis direction. The magnetic ordering is 2D in nature, and the basic magnetic structure consists of nearest-neighbor spins that are aligned antiparallel along all three crystallographic directions. The magnetic transition is also evident in the ac-susceptibility versus temperature measurements, where a cusp that is typical of antiferromagnetic ordering is clearly observed, which matches the TN obtained by neutron diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7124-7126
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume76
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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