We present muon spin relaxation (μSR) and specific-heat versus temperature C(T) measurements on polycrystalline and single-crystal samples of the pyrochlore magnet Yb2Ti2O7. C(T) exhibits a sharp peak at a TC of 0.21 and 0.26 K for the single-crystal and polycrystalline samples, respectively. For both samples, the magnetic entropy released between 50 mK and 30 K amounts to Rln2 per Yb. At temperatures below TC we observe a steep drop in the asymmetry of the zero-field μSR time spectra at short time scales, as well as a decoupling of the muon spins from the internal field in longitudinal magnetic fields of ≤0.25 T for both the polycrystalline and single-crystal samples. These muon data are indicative of static magnetic moments. Our results are consistent with the onset of long-range magnetic order in both forms of Yb2Ti2O7.
|期刊||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|出版狀態||Published - 2014 五月 23|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics