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Title: Structural and magnetic characterization of the one-dimensional S = 5/2 antiferromagnetic chain system SrMn(VO 4)(OH)

The descloizite-type compound, SrMn(VO 4)(OH), was synthesized as large single crystals (1-2mm) using a high-temperature high-pressure hydrothermal technique. X-ray single crystal structure analysis reveals that the material crystallizes in the acentric orthorhombic space group of P2 12 12 1 (no. 19), Z = 4. The structure exhibits a one-dimensional feature, with [MnO 4] chains propagating along the a-axis which are interconnected by VO 4 tetrahedra. Raman and infrared spectra were obtained to identify the fundamental vanadate and hydroxide vibrational modes. Magnetization data reveal a broad maximum at approximately 80 K, arising from one-dimensional magnetic correlations with intrachain exchange constant of J/k B = 9.97(3) K between nearest Mn neighbors and a canted antiferromagnetic behavior below T N = 30 K. Single crystal neutron diffraction at 4 K yielded a magnetic structure solution in the lower symmetry of the magnetic space group P2 1 with two unique chains displaying antiferromagnetically ordered Mn moments oriented nearly perpendicular to the chain axis. Lastly, the presence of the Dzyaloshinskii Moriya antisymmetric exchange interaction leads to a slight canting of the spins and gives rise to a weak ferromagnetic component along the chain direction.
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  1. Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States