Magnetic phase diagram of S r2-x L axIr O4 synthesized by mechanical alloying

Kazumasa Horigane, M. Fujii, H. Okabe, Kaya Kobayashi, Rie Horie, H. Ishii, Y. F. Liao, Yoshihiro Kubozono, A. Koda, R. Kadono, Jun Akimitsu

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Abstract

We report the crystal structure and physical properties of Sr2-xLaxIrO4 synthesized by mechanical alloying. The magnetic transition temperature TN and electrical resistivity decreased with increasing La doping, consistent with previous studies involving single-crystalline samples. We also identified the relationship between TN and tetragonal distortion (c/a) in this system. This result suggests that the magnetism of the Sr214 system is strongly correlated with its crystal structure. Zero-field muon spin rotation/relaxation studies revealed that short-range antiferromagnetic ordering is realized in Sr1.9La0.1IrO4; also, the spin-glass state is stabilized in the low-temperature region. The Ir moment estimated from the longitudinal field μSR results is 0.045μB, ten times smaller than that of Sr2IrO4 (∼0.4μB), indicating that electrons are introduced into the Ir atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064425
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume97
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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