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Title: High magnetic field induced spin flip/flop behavior and magnetic phase diagram of CuFe{sub 1−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 2}

The structure and magnetic properties of non-magnetic Ga{sup 3+} ion doped CuFe{sub 1−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 2} (x=0, 0.03, and 0.05) single crystal samples were investigated. X-ray diffraction patterns analysis confirms that the samples are single-phase crystallizing. Doping effect on the magnetic behavior of the ground state and the field-induced spin flip/flop transitions were detected. The transition temperatures and critical magnetic fields of the spin flip/flop, as well as the magnetic hysteresis directly depend on the Ga{sup 3+} doping level. Such doping effects may associate with the competition between dilution effect (partial release of spin frustration) and the induced local magnetic moment, which is the result of the changed magnetic coupling both inter- and intra-planes of Fe ions. Based on the experimental results, the effects of Ga{sup 3+} doping on the spin flip/flop behavior and a detailed high field magnetic diagram were assumed. - Graphical abstract: Temperature dependence of the critical fields for CuFe{sub 1−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 2} (x=0, 0.03, 0.05). (a) and (b) The magnetic field's parallel and perpendicular cases respectively. In which, the square, circle and triangular represent x=0, 0.03 and 0.05 respectively. - Highlights: • Single crystal samples of CuFe{sub 1−x}Ga{sub x}O{sub 2} (x=0, 0.03 and 0.05) were grown. •more » Magnetic field dependence of magnetization was measured in pulsed high magnetic field up to 54 T with different temperatures. • The magnetic field induced multi-step-like transitions were observed in all the single crystal samples. • A detailed magnetic diagram was assumed based on the experimental results.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ; ; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22443454
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 219; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CRITICAL FIELD; DILUTION; DOPED MATERIALS; GALLIUM IONS; GROUND STATES; HYSTERESIS; IRON IONS; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MONOCRYSTALS; PHASE DIAGRAMS; SPIN; SPIN FLIP; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE; X-RAY DIFFRACTION