Neutron scattering study of spiral-type spin correlations in the frustrated spinel Mn0.07Mg0.93Cr2O4

T. Yokobori, K. Tomiyasu, Y. Kousaka, H. Matsui, H. Hiraka, K. Iwasa, K. Yamada, J. Akimitsu

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Abstract

We studied spiral-type spin correlations in Mn0.07Mg 0.93Cr2O4 by single-crystalline neutron scattering. The correlation lengths are evaluated to be 12.7 Å and 4.4 Åalong parallel and perpendicular to the propagation vector, respectively. The spiral rotational plane is estimated to be the proper-screw type rather than the cycloid-screw one. This fact suggests that Mn moments stabilize the cycloidal structure, generating the ferroelectricity in the parent material MnCr2O4.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012039
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume320
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Frustration in Condensed Matter, ICFCM - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Jan 11 2011Jan 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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