Spinreorientation transitions in the Cairo pentagonal magnet ${\mathbf{Bi}}_{4}{\mathbf{Fe}}_{5}{\mathbf{O}}_{13}\mathbf{F}$
Abstract
Here, we show that interlayer spins play a dual role in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi _{4}Fe _{5}O _{13}F, on one hand mediating the threedimensional magnetic order, and on the other driving spinreorientation transitions both within and between the planes. The corresponding sequence of magnetic orders unraveled by neutron diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy features two orthogonal magnetic structures described by opposite local vector chiralities, and an intermediate, partly disordered phase with nearly collinear spins. A similar collinear phase has been predicted theoretically to be stabilized by quantum fluctuations, but Bi _{4}Fe _{5}O _{13}F is very far from the relevant parameter regime. While the observed inplane reorientation cannot be explained by any standard frustration mechanism, our ab initio bandstructure calculations reveal strong singleion anisotropy of the interlayer Fe ^{3+} spins that turns out to be instrumental in controlling the local vector chirality and the associated interlayer order.
 Authors:

 Univ. of Augsburg (Germany). Experimental Physics VI, Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism
 Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). School of Physics and Astronomy
 Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Moscow (Russia). Dept. of Chemistry
 Univ. of Antwerp, Antwerp (Belgium). Electron microscopy for materials science (EMAT)
 Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Quantum Condensed Matter Division
 Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Moscow (Russia). Dept. of Chemistry; Skolkovo Inst. of Science and Technology, Moscow (Russia)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE; Russian Science Foundation
 OSTI Identifier:
 1410907
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC0500OR22725; 141300680
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Physical Review B
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 24699950
 Publisher:
 American Physical Society (APS)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
Citation Formats
Tsirlin, Alexander A., Rousochatzakis, Ioannis, Filimonov, Dmitry, Batuk, Dmitry, Frontzek, Matthias, and Abakumov, Artem M. Spinreorientation transitions in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi4Fe5O13F. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094420.
Tsirlin, Alexander A., Rousochatzakis, Ioannis, Filimonov, Dmitry, Batuk, Dmitry, Frontzek, Matthias, & Abakumov, Artem M. Spinreorientation transitions in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi4Fe5O13F. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094420.
Tsirlin, Alexander A., Rousochatzakis, Ioannis, Filimonov, Dmitry, Batuk, Dmitry, Frontzek, Matthias, and Abakumov, Artem M. Tue .
"Spinreorientation transitions in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi4Fe5O13F". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094420. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410907.
@article{osti_1410907,
title = {Spinreorientation transitions in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi4Fe5O13F},
author = {Tsirlin, Alexander A. and Rousochatzakis, Ioannis and Filimonov, Dmitry and Batuk, Dmitry and Frontzek, Matthias and Abakumov, Artem M.},
abstractNote = {Here, we show that interlayer spins play a dual role in the Cairo pentagonal magnet Bi4Fe5O13F, on one hand mediating the threedimensional magnetic order, and on the other driving spinreorientation transitions both within and between the planes. The corresponding sequence of magnetic orders unraveled by neutron diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy features two orthogonal magnetic structures described by opposite local vector chiralities, and an intermediate, partly disordered phase with nearly collinear spins. A similar collinear phase has been predicted theoretically to be stabilized by quantum fluctuations, but Bi4Fe5O13F is very far from the relevant parameter regime. While the observed inplane reorientation cannot be explained by any standard frustration mechanism, our ab initio bandstructure calculations reveal strong singleion anisotropy of the interlayer Fe3+ spins that turns out to be instrumental in controlling the local vector chirality and the associated interlayer order.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094420},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 9,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}
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