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Title: Three-dimensional magnetic critical behavior in CrI 3

CrI 3 is a promising candidate for the van der Waals bonded ferromagnetic devices since its ferromagnetism can be maintained upon exfoliating of bulk crystals down to single layer. In this work we studied critical properties of bulk CrI 3 single crystals around the paramagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition. Critical exponents β= 0.260(4) with a critical temperature T c= 60.05(13) K and γ= 1.136(6) with T c= 60.43(4) K are obtained by the Kouvel-Fisher method, whereas δ= 5.32(2) is obtained by a critical isotherm analysis at T c= 60 K. In conclusion, the critical exponents determined in bulk CrI 3 single crystals suggest a three-dimensional long-range magnetic coupling with the exchange distance decaying as J(r)≈r -4:69
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
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Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO; TRN: US1802286
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; ferromagnetism; magnetism; magnetic semiconductors; single crystal materials; magnetization measurements; x-ray diffraction
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OSTI ID: 1417417