Nature of the magnetic order of Cu in oxygen-deficient NdBa2Cu3O6+x

J. W. Lynn, W. H. Li, H. A. Mook, B. C. Sales, Z. Fisk

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Neutron-diffraction measurements have been taken on single crystals of NdBa2Cu3O6+x to explore the nature of the magnetic order as a function of oxygen concentration x. The Cu-O planes are known to order antiferromagnetically at TN1, with TN1(x0) 450 K. At lower temperatures we find that the oxygen-deficient Cu planes also order magnetically [TN2(x0.1) 80 K], with a large ordered moment of 0.46B and a simple antiferromagnetic sequencing along the c axis. Both ordering temperatures decrease with increasing x, with TN2 being much more sensitive to x than TN1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2781-2784
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1988


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