Antiferromagnetic ordering of S = 1/2 triangles in La4Cu3MoO12

M. Azuma, T. Odaka, M. Takano, D. A. Vander Griend, Kenneth R Poeppelmeier, Y. Narumi, K. Kindo, Y. Mizuno, S. Maekawa

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Magnetic properties of a cupric triangular cluster compound La4Cu3MoO12 were investigated. Susceptibility data show that paramagnetic cupric spin (S = 1/2) above room temperature forms S = 1/2 trimers at lower temperatures because of strong intratrimer antiferromagnetic interactions. The cluster moments acquire antiferromagnetic order below 2.6 K. The trimers can be polarized in an external field of 20 T at 1.3 K. The magnetization remains nearly constant at 1μB per trimer up to a magnetization plateau at 55 T.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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