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|Title:||Magnetic properties and exchange integrals of the frustrated chain cuprate linarite PbCuSO4(OH)2|
|Keywords:||NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE|
ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY|
|Citation:||Wolter, A. U. B., Lipps, F., Schäpers, M., Drechsler, S. L., Nishimoto, S., Vogel, R., Kataev, V., Büchner, B., Rosner, H., Schmitt, M., Uhlarz, M., Skourski, Y., Wosnitza, J., Süllow, S., & Rule, K. C. (2012). Magnetic properties and exchange integrals of the frustrated chain cuprate linarite PbCuSO4(OH)2. Physical Review B, 85, Article Number 014407.|
|Abstract:||We present a detailed study in the paramagnetic regime of the frustrated s = 1/2 spin-compound linarite PbCuSO4(OH)(2) with competing ferromagnetic nearest-neighbor and antiferromagnetic next-nearest-neighbor exchange interactions. Our data reveal highly anisotropic values for the saturation field along the crystallographic main directions, with similar to 7.6, similar to 10.5, and similar to 8.5 T for the a, b, and c axes, respectively. In the paramagnetic regime, this behavior is explained mainly by the anisotropy of the g factor, but leaving room for an easy-axis exchange anisotropy. Within the isotropic J(1)-J(2) spin model, our experimental data are described by various theoretical approaches, yielding values for the exchange interactions J(1) similar to -100 K and J(2) similar to 36 K. These main intrachain exchange integrals are significantly larger as compared to the values derived in two previous studies in the literature and shift the frustration ratio alpha = J(2)/vertical bar J(1)vertical bar approximate to 0.36 of linarite closer to the one-dimensional critical point at 0.25. Electron spin resonance (ESR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements further prove that the static susceptibility is dominated by the intrinsic spin susceptibility. The Knight shift as well as the broadening of the linewidth in ESR and NMR at elevated temperatures indicate a highly frustrated system with the onset of magnetic correlations far above the magnetic ordering temperature T-N = 2.75(5) K, in agreement with the calculated exchange constants. © 2012, American Physical Society.|
|Gov't Doc #:||4587|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
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