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Title: Magnetic ground state of the Ising-like antiferromagnet DyScO 3

Here, we report on the low-temperature magnetic properties of the DyScO3 perovskite, which were characterized by means of single crystal and powder neutron scattering, and by magnetization measurements. Below T N = 3.15 K, Dy 3+ moments form an antiferromagnetic structure with an easy axis of magnetization lying in the ab plane. The magnetic moments are inclined at an angle of ~ ±28° to the b axis. We show that the ground-state Kramers doublet of Dy 3+ is made up of primarily |±15/2> eigenvectors and well separated by a crystal field from the first excited state at E 1 = 24.9 meV. This leads to an extreme Ising single-ion anisotropy, M /M ~0.05. The transverse magnetic fluctuations, which are proportional to M 2 /M 2 , are suppressed, and only moment fluctuations along the local Ising direction are allowed. We also found that the Dy-Dy dipolar interactions along the crystallographic c axis are two to four times larger than in-plane interactions.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany); Technische Univ. Dresden, Dresden (Germany)
  3. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1399967
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1398156