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Title: Tricritical wings and modulated magnetic phases in LaCrGe 3 under pressure

Experimental and theoretical investigations on itinerant ferromagnetic systems under pressure have shown that ferromagnetic quantum criticality is avoided either by a change of the transition order, becoming of the first order at a tricritical point, or by the appearance of modulated magnetic phases. In the first case, the application of a magnetic field reveals a wing-structure phase diagram as seen in itinerant ferromagnets such as ZrZn 2 and UGe 2. Secondly, no tricritical wings have been observed so far. Here, we report on the discovery of wing-structure as well as the appearance of modulated magnetic phases in the temperature-pressure-magnetic field phase diagram of LaCrGe 3. Our investigation of LaCrGe 3 reveals a double-wing structure indicating strong similarities with ZrZn 2 and UGe 2. Unlike these simpler systems, LaCrGe 3 also shows modulated magnetic phases similar to CeRuPO. Our finding provides an example of an additional possibility for the phase diagram of metallic quantum ferromagnets.
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  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States); Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723; PII: 699
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ferromagnetism; magnetic properties and materials; phase transitions and critical phenomena
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