The magnetic state in 6H-type BaFeO3-δ at low temperature was studied using small-angle neutron scattering, positive-muon spin relaxation and magnetization measurements. These experiments demonstrate the appearance of two different types of magnetic states: an antiferromagnetic ordering with a long-range correlation and magnetic domains with a short-range correlation. The antiferromagnetic Fe spin arrangement occurs below 130 K. In contrast, the magnetic domains are formed below 170 K and the average size of the magnetic domains was estimated as ∼124 Å. These results explain the discrepancy of the Néel temperatures between three measurement techniques: magnetization, neutron powder diffraction and Mössbauer measurements. Furthermore, it was found that the magnetic domains coexist with the long-range antiferromagnetic ordering below 130 K.
- Antiferromagnetic ordering
- Magnetic domains
- Positive-muon spin relaxation
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)