Tilted antiferromagnetic ordering of Mn in Nd0.62Ca 0.38MnO3

S. Y. Wu, W. H. Li, K. C. Lee, J. W. Lynn, R. S. Liu, J. B. Wu, C. Y. Huang

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The magnetic ordering of the Mn spins in polycrystalline Nd 0.62Ca0.38MnO3 has been investigated by means of neutron diffraction and ac magnetic susceptibility measurements. Three peaks around 230, 90, and 40 K were observed in the temperature dependence of the in-phase component of the ac susceptibility, χ′(T). Neutron diffraction measurements show that the peak at 90 K is associated with the ordering of the Mn spins, and that at 40 K is due to the reorientation of the Mn spins. Both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic coupling between the Mn spins were observed. The spins order at TN≈130K, with a spin structure consisting of ferromagnetically coupled, tilted antiferromagnetic sheets. No evidence was found from the neutron diffraction data to indicate that the peak around 230 K in ≈′(T) is of magnetic origin, which suggests that it is associated with charge ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7345-7347
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998


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