Freezing of spin correlated nanoclusters in a geometrically frustrated magnet

W. Ratcliff, S. H. Lee, C. Broholm, Sang-Wook Cheong, Q. Huang

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number220406
Pages (from-to)2204061-2204064
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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