Q=0 long-range magnetic order in centennialite CaCu3(OD)6Cl2·0.6 D2 O: A spin-12 perfect kagome antiferromagnet with J1-J2-Jd q=0 LONG-RANGE MAGNETIC ORDER in ... K. IIDA et al.

K. Iida, H. K. Yoshida, A. Nakao, H. O. Jeschke, Y. Iqbal, K. Nakajima, S. Ohira-Kawamura, K. Munakata, Y. Inamura, N. Murai, M. Ishikado, R. Kumai, T. Okada, M. Oda, K. Kakurai, M. Matsuda

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Abstract

Crystal and magnetic structures of the mineral centennialite CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O are investigated by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction measurements complemented by density functional theory (DFT) and pseudofermion functional renormalization group (PFFRG) calculations. CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O crystallizes in the P3m1 space group and Cu2+ ions form a geometrically perfect kagome network with antiferromagnetic J1. No intersite disorder between Cu2+ and Ca2+ ions is detected. CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O enters a magnetic long-range ordered state below TN=7.2 K, and the q=0 magnetic structure with negative vector spin chirality is obtained. The ordered moment at 0.3 K is suppressed to 0.58(2)μB. Our DFT calculations indicate the presence of antiferromagnetic J2 and ferromagnetic Jd superexchange couplings of a strength which places the system at the crossroads of three magnetic orders (at the classical level) and a spin-12 PFFRG analysis shows a dominance of q=0 type magnetic correlations, consistent with and indicating proximity to the observed q=0 spin structure. The results suggest that this material is located close to a quantum critical point and is a good realization of a J1-J2-Jd kagome antiferromagnet.

Original languageEnglish
Article number220408
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume101
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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