Long Periodic Helimagnetic Ordering in CrM 3S6 (M = Nb and Ta)

Y. Kousaka, T. Ogura, J. Zhang, P. Miao, S. Lee, S. Torii, T. Kamiyama, J. Campo, K. Inoue, J. Akimitsu

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We report long periodic chiral helimagnetic orderings in ferromagnetic inorganic compounds CrM 3S6 (M = Nb and Ta) with a chiral space group of P6322. Magnetization in polycrystalline samples and high resolution powder neutron diffraction were measured. Our powder neutron diffraction measurements in CrM 3S6 successfully separated nuclear and magnetic satellite peaks, having the period of hundreds of angstroms along the c-axis. Therefore, we propose that the magnetic ordering in ferromagnetic CrM3S6 is not ferromagnetic, but long periodic chiral helimagnetic ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012061
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, ECNS 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: Aug 30 2015Sep 4 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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