The effects of disorder on the geometrically frustrated magnet ZnCr2O4 are examined through magnetic susceptibility and inelastic neutron-scattering measurements on Zn2+1-x Cd2+x Cr2O4. 3% Cd doping destroys the Neél order of the parent compound, replacing it with a frozen phase of spin-correlated nanoclusters. The local spin structure of these nanoclusters endures through the paramagnetic, spin-glass, and Néel phases of the material.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics