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Title: Origin of the net magnetic moment in LaCoO 3

We use polarized neutron scattering to characterize the Bragg scattering intensity below T C=89.5 K at the (1,0,0) pseudocubic nuclear Bragg point of LaCoO 3. Upon cooling in a field (FC), a net magnetic moment is apparent in Bragg scattering intensity, just as it was in previous magnetization measurements. Critical behavior associated with the net moment near T C upon cooling in small applied fields rapidly rounds with increasing field strength. We show, using a mean-field calculation, that this net moment can develop in a metastable state that forms upon FC, even when all the interactions in the system are antiferromagnetic.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Renmin Univ. of China, Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 2; 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
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1427707
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1417507