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Title: In-depth study of the H - T phase diagram of Sr 4 Ru 3 O 10 by magnetization experiments

Here, we present magnetization measurements on Sr4Ru3O10 as a function of temperature and magnetic field applied perpendicular to the magnetic easy c-axis inside the ferromagnetic phase. Peculiar metamagnetism evolves in Sr4Ru3O10 below the ferromagnetic transition TC as a double step in the magnetization at two critical fields Hc1 and Hc2. We map the H-T phase diagram with special focus on the temperature range 50 K ≤T≤TC. We find that the critical field Hc1(T) connects the field and temperature axes of the phase diagram, whereas the Hc2 boundary starts at 2.8 T for the lowest temperatures and ends in a critical endpoint at (1 T; 80 K). We also conclude from the temperature dependence of the ratio Hc1Hc2(T) that the double metamagnetic transition is an intrinsic effect of the material and it is not caused by sample stacking faults such as twinning or partial in-plane rotation between layers.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [5] ;  [5]
  1. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. of Texas, Richardson, TX (United States)
  4. Univ. of Johannesburg, Aukland Park (South Africa)
  5. CNR-SPIN Inst. and Univ. of Salerno, Fisciano (Italy)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-25540
Journal ID: ISSN 0921-4526; TRN: US1703260
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physica. B, Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physica. B, Condensed Matter; Journal ID: ISSN 0921-4526
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (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; Material Science; strontiumruthenate; ferromagnetism; metamagnetic transition; magnetic anisotropy; phase diagram
OSTI Identifier:
1406228