Low temperature magnetic properties of frustrated pyrochlore ferromagnet Ho2Ir2O7

Dinesh Kumar, S. Y. Chen, M. K. Lee, C. M.N. Kumar, R. Aldus, L. J. Chang

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We have performed low temperature magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, electrical resistivity and neutron diffraction measurements to study the magnetic properties of frustrated pyrochlore ferromagnet Ho2Ir2O7. The magnetization and dc resistivity measurement indicate metal-insulator transition near 140 K. The accumulated value of observed entropy calculated from heat capacity data is Rln2, indicating the Ho3+ doublet ground state. The Ir sublattice order is antiferromagnetic which is evident from the magnetization measurements. The best fit of the neutron diffraction spectra at 1.8 K shows the magnetic structures with two types of components. One of the magnetic structure is all-in-all-out type, which is due to the strong coupling between Ho3+ and Ir4+ ions and develops below 18 K. It suggests that the magnetic moment of Ho3+ ions align in the field of Ir4+, ordering along local <111> directions. There is also a Ho3+ magnetic component perpendicular to <111> below 100 K. This perpendicular component may originate from the defects in the Ir sub-lattice. Defects such as Ir deficiency or an Ir atom pointing at the opposite direction will cause the emergent of the perpendicular component.

期刊Journal of Physics: Conference Series
出版狀態Published - 2017 4月 20
事件8th International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2016, HFM 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
持續時間: 2016 9月 72016 9月 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 一般物理與天文學


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