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Imaging Propagative Exciton Polaritons In Atomically Thin Wse2 Waveguides, F. Hu, Y. Luan, Jacob Speltz, D. Zhong, C. H. Liu, J. Yan, D. G. Mandrus, X. Xu, Zhe Fei Sep 2019

Imaging Propagative Exciton Polaritons In Atomically Thin Wse2 Waveguides, F. Hu, Y. Luan, Jacob Speltz, D. Zhong, C. H. Liu, J. Yan, D. G. Mandrus, X. Xu, Zhe Fei

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The exciton polariton (EP) is a half-light and half-matter quasiparticle that is promising for exploring both fundamental quantum phenomena as well as photonic applications. Van der Waals materials, such as transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD), emerge as a promising nanophotonics platform due to its support of long propagative EPs even at room temperature. However, real-space studies have been limited to bulk crystal waveguides with a thickness no less than 60 nm. Here we report the nano-optical imaging of the transverse-electric EPs in WSe2 nanoflakes down to a few atomic layers, which can be turned on and off by tuning the polarization state ...


Predicting Complex Relaxation Processes In Metallic Glass, Yang Sun, Si-Xu Peng, Qun Yang, Feng Zhang, Meng-Hao Yang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Hai-Bin Yu Sep 2019

Predicting Complex Relaxation Processes In Metallic Glass, Yang Sun, Si-Xu Peng, Qun Yang, Feng Zhang, Meng-Hao Yang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Hai-Bin Yu

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Relaxation processes significantly influence the properties of glass materials. However, understanding their specific origins is difficult; even more challenging is to forecast them theoretically. In this study, using microseconds molecular dynamics simulations together with an accurate many-body interaction potential, we predict that an Al90Sm10 metallic glass would have complex relaxation behaviors: In addition to the main (α) relaxation, the glass (i) shows a pronounced secondary (β) relaxation at cryogenic temperatures and (ii) exhibits an anomalous relaxation process (α2) accompanying α relaxation. Both of the predictions are verified by experiments. Computational simulations reveal the microscopic origins of relaxation processes: while the ...


Analysis Of The London Penetration Depth In Ni-Doped Cakfe4 As4, D. Torsello, Kyuil Cho, Kamal R. Joshi, Sunil Ghimire, G. A. Ummarino, Naufer Nusran, Makariy A. Tanatar, William R. Meier, Mingyu Xu, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, G. Ghigo, Ruslan Prozorov Sep 2019

Analysis Of The London Penetration Depth In Ni-Doped Cakfe4 As4, D. Torsello, Kyuil Cho, Kamal R. Joshi, Sunil Ghimire, G. A. Ummarino, Naufer Nusran, Makariy A. Tanatar, William R. Meier, Mingyu Xu, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, G. Ghigo, Ruslan Prozorov

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We report combined experimental and theoretical analysis of superconductivity in CaK(Fe1−xNix)4As4 (CaK1144) for x=0, 0.017, and 0.034. To obtain the superfluid density ρ=[1+ΔλL(T)/λL(0)]−2, the temperature dependence of the London penetration depth ΔλL(T) was measured by using a tunnel-diode resonator (TDR) and the results agreed with the microwave coplanar resonator (MWR) with the small differences accounted for by considering a three orders of magnitude higher frequency of MWR. The absolute value of λL(T≪Tc)≈λL(0) was measured by using MWR, λL(5K)≈170±20 nm, which ...


Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach Sep 2019

Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The growth of the spin glass correlation length has been measured as a function of the waiting time tw on a single crystal of CuMn (6 at. %), reaching values ξ∼150 nm, larger than any other glassy correlation length measured to date. We find an aging rate dlntw/dlnξ larger than found in previous measurements, which evinces a dynamic slowing down as ξ grows. Our measured aging rate is compared with simulation results by the Janus Collaboration. After critical effects are taken into account, we find excellent agreement with the Janus data.


Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko Sep 2019

Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We present a combined study of zero-field (51) V and I-127 NMR at ambient pressure and specific heat and magnetization measurements under pressure up to 2.08 GPa on bulk single crystals of the van der Waals ferromagnet VI3. At ambient pressure, our results consistently demonstrate that VI3 undergoes a structural transition at T-s approximate to 78 K, followed by two subsequent ferromagnetic transitions at T-FM1 approximate to 50 K and T-FM2 approximate to 36 K upon cooling. At lowest temperature (T < T-FM2), two magnetically ordered V sites exist, whereas only one magnetically ordered V site is observed for T-FM1 < T < T-FM2. Whereas T-FM1 is almost unaffected by external pressure, T-FM2 is highly responsive to pressure and merges with the T-FM1 line at p 0.6 GPa. At even higher pressures (p approximate to 1.25 GPa), the T-FM2 line merges with the structural transition at T-s which becomes moderately suppressed with p for p < 1.25 GPa. Taken together, our data point toward a complex magnetic structure and an interesting interplay of magnetic and structural degrees of freedom in VI3.


Evolution Of Structural, Magnetic, And Transport Properties In Mnbi2−X Sbx Te4, Jiaqiang Yan, Satoshi Okamoto, Michael A. Mcguire, Andrew F. May, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Brian C. Sales Sep 2019

Evolution Of Structural, Magnetic, And Transport Properties In Mnbi2−X Sbx Te4, Jiaqiang Yan, Satoshi Okamoto, Michael A. Mcguire, Andrew F. May, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Brian C. Sales

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Here we report the evolution of structural, magnetic, and transport properties in MnBi2−xSbxTe4(0≤x≤2) single crystals. MnSb2Te4, isostructural to MnBi2Te4, is successfully synthesized in single-crystal form. Magnetic measurements suggest an antiferromagnetic order below TN=19K for MnSb2Te4 with the magnetic moments aligned along the crystallographic c axis. With increasing Sb content in MnBi2−xSbxTe4, the a-lattice parameter decreases linearly following Vegard's law, while the c-lattice parameter shows little compositional dependence. The contraction along a is caused by the reduction of the Mn-Te-Mn bond angle, while the Mn-Te bond length remains nearly constant. The antiferromagnetic ordering temperature ...


Fatigue-Resistant High-Performance Elastocaloric Materials Via Additive Manufacturing, Huilong Hou, Emrah Simsek, Tao Ma, Nathan S. Johnson, Suxin Qian, Cheikh Cissé, Drew Stasak, Naila Al Hasan, Lin Zhou, Yunho Hwang, Reinhard Radermacher, Valery I. Levitas, Matthew J. Kramer, Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Aaron P. Stebner, Ryan T. Ott, Jun Cui, Ichiro Takeuchi Aug 2019

Fatigue-Resistant High-Performance Elastocaloric Materials Via Additive Manufacturing, Huilong Hou, Emrah Simsek, Tao Ma, Nathan S. Johnson, Suxin Qian, Cheikh Cissé, Drew Stasak, Naila Al Hasan, Lin Zhou, Yunho Hwang, Reinhard Radermacher, Valery I. Levitas, Matthew J. Kramer, Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Aaron P. Stebner, Ryan T. Ott, Jun Cui, Ichiro Takeuchi

Aerospace Engineering Publications

Elastocaloric cooling, which exploits the latent heat released and absorbed as stress-induced phase transformations are reversibly cycled in shape memory alloys, has recently emerged as a frontrunner in non-vapor-compression cooling technologies. The intrinsically high thermodynamic efficiency of elastocaloric materials is limited only by work hysteresis. Here, we report on creating high-performance low-hysteresis elastocaloric cooling materials via additive manufacturing of Titanium-Nickel (Ti-Ni) alloys. Contrary to established knowledge of the physical metallurgy of Ti-Ni alloys, intermetallic phases are found to be beneficial to elastocaloric performances when they are combined with the binary Ti-Ni compound in nanocomposite configurations. The resulting microstructure gives rise ...


Self-Consistent Two-Gap Description Of Mgb2 Superconductor, Hyunsoo Kim, Kyuil Cho, Makariy A. Tanatar, Valentin Taufour, Stella K. Kim, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Vladimir G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov Aug 2019

Self-Consistent Two-Gap Description Of Mgb2 Superconductor, Hyunsoo Kim, Kyuil Cho, Makariy A. Tanatar, Valentin Taufour, Stella K. Kim, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Vladimir G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

A self-consistent two-gap γ -model is used to quantitatively describe several thermodynamic properties of MgB 2 superconductor. The superconducting coupling matrix, νij , was obtained from the fitting of the superfluid density in the entire superconducting temperature range. Using this input, temperature-dependent superconducting gaps, specific heat, and upper critical fields were calculated with no adjustable parameters and compared with the experimental data as well as with the first-principles calculations. The observed agreement between fit and data shows that γ -model provides adequate quantitative description of the two-gap superconductivity in MgB 2 and may serve as a relatively simple and versatile self-consistent ...


Suppression Of Ferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations In The Filled Skutterudite Superconductor Sros4 As12 Revealed By 75as Nmr-Nqr Measurements, Qing-Ping Ding, K. Nishine, Y. Kawamura, J. Hayashi, C. Sekine, Yuji Furukawa Aug 2019

Suppression Of Ferromagnetic Spin Fluctuations In The Filled Skutterudite Superconductor Sros4 As12 Revealed By 75as Nmr-Nqr Measurements, Qing-Ping Ding, K. Nishine, Y. Kawamura, J. Hayashi, C. Sekine, Yuji Furukawa

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Motivated by the recent observation of ferromagnetic spin correlations in the filled skutterudite SrFe4As12 [Q.-P. Ding et al., Phys. Rev. B 98, 155149 (2018)], we have carried out As-75 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements to investigate the role of magnetic fluctuations in the newly discovered isostructural superconductor SrOs4As12 with a superconducting transition temperature of T-c similar to 4.8 K. Knight shift K determined by the NQR spectrum under a small magnetic field (<= 0.5 T) is nearly independent of temperature, consistent with the temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility. The nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate divided by temperature, 1/T1T, is nearly independent of temperature above similar to 50 K and increases slightly with decreasing temperature below the temperature. The temperature dependence is reasonably explained by a simple model where a flat band structure with a small ledge near the Fermi energy is assumed. By comparing the present NMR data with those in SrFe4As12, we found that the values of vertical bar K vertical bar and 1/T1T in SrOs4As12 are smaller than those in SrFe4As12, indicating no obvious ferromagnetic spin correlations in SrOs4As12. From the temperature dependence of 1/T-1 in the superconducting state, an s-wave superconductivity is realized.


Role Of The Fermi Surface For The Pressure-Tuned Nematic Transition In The Bafe2 As2 Family, Elena Gati, Li Xiang, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield Aug 2019

Role Of The Fermi Surface For The Pressure-Tuned Nematic Transition In The Bafe2 As2 Family, Elena Gati, Li Xiang, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The tetragonal-to-orthorhombic phase transition at Ts, which precedes the antiferromagnetic phase transition at TN in many iron-based superconductors, is considered one of the manifestations of electronic nematic order. By constructing temperature-pressure phase diagrams of pure and Co-doped BaFe2As2, we study the relation of Ts and TN under pressure p. Our data disclose two qualitatively different regimes in which ΔT=Ts−TN either increases or decreases with p. We provide experimental evidence that the transition between the two regimes may be associated with sudden changes of the Fermi surface topology. Therefore, our results not only support the electronic origin of the ...


Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas Aug 2019

Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The archetype cubic chiral magnet MnSi is home to some of the most fascinating states in condensed matter, such as skyrmions and a non-Fermi-liquid behavior in conjunction with a topological Hall effect under hydrostatic pressure. Using small angle neutron scattering, we study the evolution of the helimagnetic, conical, and skyrmionic correlations with increasing hydrostatic pressure. We show that the helical propagation vector smoothly reorients from ⟨111⟩ to ⟨100⟩ at intermediate pressures. At higher pressures, above the critical pressure, the long-range helimagnetic order disappears at zero magnetic field. Nevertheless, skyrmion lattices and conical spirals form under magnetic fields, in a part ...


Effect Of Ni Doping On Vortex Pinning In Cak (Fe1−X Nix)4as4 Single Crystals, N. Haberkorn, Mingyu Xu, William R. Meier, J. Schmidt, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield Aug 2019

Effect Of Ni Doping On Vortex Pinning In Cak (Fe1−X Nix)4as4 Single Crystals, N. Haberkorn, Mingyu Xu, William R. Meier, J. Schmidt, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We study the correlation between chemical composition and vortex dynamics in Ni-doped CaK(Fe1−xNix)4As4 (x=0, 0.015, 0.025, 0.03, and 0.05) single crystals by performing measurements of the critical current densities Jc and the flux creep rates S. The magnetic relaxation of all the crystals is well described by the collective creep theory. The samples display a glassy exponent μ within the predictions for vortex bundles in a weak pinning scenario and relatively small characteristic pinning energy (U0<100K). The undoped crystals display modest Jc values at low temperatures and high magnetic fields applied along the c axis. Jc(T) dependences at high fields display an unusual peak. The enhancement in Jc(T) matches with an increase in U0 and the appearance of a second peak in the magnetization. As Ni doping increases, whereas there is a monotonic decrease in Tc there is a nonmonotonic change in Jc. Initially Jc increases, reaching a maximum value for x=0.015, and then Jc decreases for x≥0.025. This change in Jc(x) is coincident with the onset of antiferromagnetic order. The magnetic field dependence of Jc(H) also manifests a change in behavior between these x values. The analysis of the vortex dynamics for small and intermediate magnetic fields shows a gradual evolution in the glassy exponent μ with Ni content, x. This implies that there is no appreciable change in the mechanism that determines the vortex relaxation.


Impact Of Damping On The Superconducting Gap Dynamics Induced By Intense Terahertz Pulses, Tianbai Cui, Xu Yang, Chirag Vaswani, Jigang Wang, Rafael M. Fernandes, Peter P. Orth Aug 2019

Impact Of Damping On The Superconducting Gap Dynamics Induced By Intense Terahertz Pulses, Tianbai Cui, Xu Yang, Chirag Vaswani, Jigang Wang, Rafael M. Fernandes, Peter P. Orth

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We investigate the interplay between coherent gap dynamics and damping in superconductors taken out of equilibrium by strong optical pulses with subgap terahertz frequencies. A semiphenomenological formalism is developed to include the damping within the electronic subsystem that arises from effects beyond Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer mean-field theory, such as interactions between Bogoliubov quasiparticles and decay of the Higgs mode. These processes, conveniently expressed as longitudinal T1 and transverse T2 relaxation times in the standard pseudospin language for superconductors, cause the gap amplitude to be suppressed after the pulse is turned off, but before the timescale where thermalization occurs due to coupling to ...


Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney Aug 2019

Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Whereas magnetic frustration is typically associated with local-moment magnets in special geometric arrangements, here we show that SrCo2As2 is a candidate for frustrated itinerant magnetism. Using inelastic neutron scattering (INS), we find that antiferromagnetic (AF) spin fluctuations develop in the square Co layers of SrCo2As2 below T approximate to 100 K centered at the stripe-type AF propagation vector of (1/2, 1/2), and that their development is concomitant with a suppression of the uniform magnetic susceptibility determined via magnetization measurements. We interpret this switch in spectral weight as signaling a temperature-induced crossover from an instability toward ferromagnetism ordering to ...


Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig Aug 2019

Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We present a microscopic study of nematicity and magnetism in FeSe over a wide temperature and pressure range using high-energy x-ray diffraction and time-domain Mössbauer spectroscopy. The low-temperature magnetic hyperfine field increases monotonically up to ∼ 6 GPa. The orthorhombic distortion initially decreases under increasing pressure but is stabilized at intermediate pressures by cooperative coupling to the pressure-induced magnetic order. Close to the reported maximum of the superconducting critical temperature at p = 6.8 GPa , the orthorhombic distortion suddenly disappears and a new tetragonal magnetic phase occurs. The pressure and temperature evolution of the structural and magnetic order parameters suggests that ...


Hole Doping And Antiferromagnetic Correlations Above The Néel Temperature Of The Topological Semimetal (Sr1-X Kx) Mnsb2, Yong Liu, Farhan Islam, Kevin W. Dennis, Wei Tian, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney, David Vaknin Jul 2019

Hole Doping And Antiferromagnetic Correlations Above The Néel Temperature Of The Topological Semimetal (Sr1-X Kx) Mnsb2, Yong Liu, Farhan Islam, Kevin W. Dennis, Wei Tian, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney, David Vaknin

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Neutron diffraction and magnetic susceptibility studies of orthorhombic single crystal (Sr0.97K0.03)MnSb2 confirm the three-dimensional (3D) C-type antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering of the Mn2+ moments at TN=305±3 K, which is slightly higher than that of the parent SrMnSb2 with TN=297±3 K. Susceptibility measurements of the K-doped and parent crystals above TN are characteristic of 2D AFM systems. This is consistent with high-temperature neutron diffraction of the parent compound that displays persisting 2D AFM correlations well above TN to at least ∼560 K with no evidence of a ferromagnetic phase. Analysis of the de Haas–van ...


Temperature-Dependent Anisotropies Of Upper Critical Field And London Penetration Depth, V. G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov, A. E. Koshelev Jul 2019

Temperature-Dependent Anisotropies Of Upper Critical Field And London Penetration Depth, V. G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov, A. E. Koshelev

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We show on a few examples of one-band materials with spheroidal Fermi surfaces and anisotropic order parameters that anisotropies γH of the upper critical field and γλ of the London penetration depth depend on temperature, a feature commonly attributed to multiband superconductors. The parameters γH and γλ may have opposite temperature dependences or may change in the same direction depending on the Fermi-surface shape and on the character of the gap nodes. For two-band systems, the behavior of anisotropies is affected by the ratios of bands densities of states, Fermi velocities, anisotropies, and order parameters. We investigate in detail the ...


Anisotropy And Orbital Moment In Sm-Co Permanent Magnets, Bhaskar Das, Renu Choudhary, Ralph Skomski, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Arjun K. Pathak, Durga Paudyal, David J. Sellmyer Jul 2019

Anisotropy And Orbital Moment In Sm-Co Permanent Magnets, Bhaskar Das, Renu Choudhary, Ralph Skomski, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Arjun K. Pathak, Durga Paudyal, David J. Sellmyer

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Structural and magnetic properties of iron-free and iron-substituted SmCo5 have been investigated theoretically and experimentally. The nanocrystalline ribbons of SmCo5−xFex(0≤x≤2), which were produced by rapid solidification, crystallize in the hexagonal CaCu5 structure for x≤0.75. Small Fe additions (x=0.25) substantially improve the coercivity, from 0.45 to 2.70 T, which we interpret as combined intrinsic and extrinsic effect. Most of our findings are consistent with past samarium-cobalt research, but some are at odds with findings that have seemingly been well established through decades of rare-earth transition-metal research. In particular, our local spin-density ...


Antiferromagnetic Stacking Of Ferromagnetic Layers And Doping-Controlled Phase Competition In Ca1−X Srx Co2−Y As2, Bing Li, Yuriy Sizyuk, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, John M. Wilde, Pinaki Das, W. Tian, David C. Johnston, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig, Peter P. Orth, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Benjamin G. Ueland Jul 2019

Antiferromagnetic Stacking Of Ferromagnetic Layers And Doping-Controlled Phase Competition In Ca1−X Srx Co2−Y As2, Bing Li, Yuriy Sizyuk, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, John M. Wilde, Pinaki Das, W. Tian, David C. Johnston, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig, Peter P. Orth, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Benjamin G. Ueland

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

In search of a quantum phase transition between the two-dimensional (2D) ferromagnetism of CaCo2−yAs2 and stripe-type antiferromagnetism in SrCo2 As2, we instead find evidence for 1D magnetic frustration between magnetic square Co layers. We present neutron-diffraction data for Ca1−x Srx Co2−y As2 that reveal a sequence of x -dependent magnetic transitions which involve different stacking of 2 D ferromagnetically aligned layers with different magnetic anisotropy. We explain the x-dependent changes to the magnetic order by utilizing classical analytical calculations of a 1D Heisenberg model where single-ion magnetic anisotropy and frustration of antiferromagnetic nearest- and next-nearest-layer exchange interactions ...


Tuning Phase-Stability And Short-Range Order Through Ai-Doping In (Cocrfemn)100-Xaix High Entropy Alloys, Prashant Singh, Amalraj Marshal, A. V. Smirnov, Aayush Sharma, Ganesh Balasubramanian, K. G. Pradeep, Duane D. Johnson Jul 2019

Tuning Phase-Stability And Short-Range Order Through Ai-Doping In (Cocrfemn)100-Xaix High Entropy Alloys, Prashant Singh, Amalraj Marshal, A. V. Smirnov, Aayush Sharma, Ganesh Balasubramanian, K. G. Pradeep, Duane D. Johnson

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

For (CoCrFeMn)100−xAlx high-entropy alloys, we investigate the phase evolution with increasing Al content (0≤x≤20 at.%). From first-principles theory, aluminum doping drives the alloy structurally from fcc to bcc separated by a narrow two-phase region (fcc+bcc), which is well supported by our experiments. Using KKR-CPA electronic-structure calculations, we highlight the effect of Al doping on the formation enthalpy (alloy stability) and electronic dispersion of (CoCrFeMn)100−xAlx alloys. As chemical short-range order indicates the nascent local order, and entropy changes, as well as expected low-temperature ordering behavior, we use KKR-CPA-based thermodynamic linear response to predict the ...


Single Pair Of Weyl Fermions In The Half-Metallic Semimetal Eucd2as2, Lin-Lin Wang, Na Hyun Jo, Brinda Kuthanazhi, Yun Wu, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Adam Kaminski, Paul C. Canfield Jun 2019

Single Pair Of Weyl Fermions In The Half-Metallic Semimetal Eucd2as2, Lin-Lin Wang, Na Hyun Jo, Brinda Kuthanazhi, Yun Wu, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Adam Kaminski, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Materials with the ideal case of a single pair of Weyl points (WPs) are highly desirable for elucidating the unique properties of Weyl fermions. EuC d 2 A s 2 is an antiferromagnetic topological insulator or Dirac semimetal depending on the different magnetic configurations. Using first-principles band-structure calculations, we show that inducing ferromagnetism in EuC d 2 A s 2 can generate a single pair of WPs from splitting the single pair of antiferromagnetic Dirac points due to its half-metallic nature. Analysis with a low-energy effective Hamiltonian shows that a single pair of WPs is obtained in EuC d 2 ...


Magnetic Structure And Magnetization Of Z -Axis Helical Heisenberg Antiferromagnets With Xy Anisotropy In High Magnetic Fields Transverse To The Helix Axis At Zero Temperature, David C. Johnston Jun 2019

Magnetic Structure And Magnetization Of Z -Axis Helical Heisenberg Antiferromagnets With Xy Anisotropy In High Magnetic Fields Transverse To The Helix Axis At Zero Temperature, David C. Johnston

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

A helix has a wave vector along the z axis with the magnetic moments ferromagnetically aligned within xy planes with a turn angle kd between the moments in adjacent planes in transverse field H=Hxˆi=0. The magnetic structure and x-axis average magnetization per spin of this system in a classical XY anisotropy field HA is studied versus kd, HA, and large Hx at zero temperature. For values of HA below a kd-dependent maximum value, the xy helix phase transitions with increasing Hx into a spin-flop (SF) phase where the ordered moments have x, y, and z components. The moments ...


Two-Dimensional Ordering And Collective Magnetic Excitations In The Dilute Ferromagnetic Topological Insulator (Bi0.95 Mn0.05)2 Te3, David Vaknin, Daniel M. Pajerowski, Deborah L. Schlagel, Kevin W. Dennis, Robert Mcqueeney Jun 2019

Two-Dimensional Ordering And Collective Magnetic Excitations In The Dilute Ferromagnetic Topological Insulator (Bi0.95 Mn0.05)2 Te3, David Vaknin, Daniel M. Pajerowski, Deborah L. Schlagel, Kevin W. Dennis, Robert Mcqueeney

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Employing elastic and inelastic neutron scattering (INS) techniques, we report on the microscopic properties of the ferromagnetism in the dilute magnetic topological insulator (Bi0.95Mn0.05)2 Te3. Neutron diffraction of polycrystalline samples shows the ferromagnetic (FM) ordering is long range within the basal plane, and mainly two dimensional (2D) in character with short-range correlations between layers below T C ≈ 13 K. Remarkably, we observe gapped and collective magnetic excitations in this dilute magnetic system. The excitations appear typical of quasi-2D FM systems despite the severe broadening of short-wavelength magnons which is expected from the random spatial distribution of Mn ...


Ultrahigh Elastically Compressible And Strain-Engineerable Intermetallic Compounds Under Uniaxial Mechanical Loading, Gyuho Song, Vladislav Borisov, William Meier, Mingyu Xu, Keith J. Dusoe, John T. Sypek, Roser Valentí, Paul C. Canfield, Seok-Woo Lee Jun 2019

Ultrahigh Elastically Compressible And Strain-Engineerable Intermetallic Compounds Under Uniaxial Mechanical Loading, Gyuho Song, Vladislav Borisov, William Meier, Mingyu Xu, Keith J. Dusoe, John T. Sypek, Roser Valentí, Paul C. Canfield, Seok-Woo Lee

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Intermetallic compounds possess unique atomic arrangements that often lead to exceptional material properties, but their extreme brittleness usually causes fracture at a limited strain of less than 1% and prevents their practical use. Therefore, it is critical for them to exhibit either plasticity or some form of structural transition to absorb and release a sufficient amount of mechanical energy before failure occurs. This study reports that the ThCr2Si2-structured intermetallic compound (CaFe2As2) and a hybrid of its structure (CaKFe4As4) with 2 µm in diameter and 6 µm in height can exhibit superelasticity with strain up to 17% through a reversible, deformation-induced ...


Topological States In A15 Superconductors, Minsung Kim, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2019

Topological States In A15 Superconductors, Minsung Kim, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Superconductors with the A15 structure are prototypical type-II s-wave superconductors which have generated considerable interest in early superconducting material history. However, the topological nature of the electronic structure remains unnoticed so far. Here, using first-principles band structure calculations based on density-functional theory, we show that the A15 superconductors (Ta3Sb, Ta3Sn, and Ta3Pb) have nontrivial band topology in the bulk electronic band structures, leading to the formation of topological surface states near the Fermi energy. Due to the bulk superconductivity, the proximity effect in the topological surface states would induce topological superconductivity even without heterostructure of a topological insulator and an ...


Magnetic Fluctuations In The Itinerant Ferromagnet Lacrge3 Studied By 139la Nmr, K. Rana, H. Kotegawa, R. R. Ullah, J. S. Harvey, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, H. Tou, V. Taufour, Yuji Furukawa Jun 2019

Magnetic Fluctuations In The Itinerant Ferromagnet Lacrge3 Studied By 139la Nmr, K. Rana, H. Kotegawa, R. R. Ullah, J. S. Harvey, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, H. Tou, V. Taufour, Yuji Furukawa

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

LaCrGe3 is an itinerant ferromagnet with a Curie temperature of T C = 85 K and exhibits an avoided ferromagnetic quantum critical point under pressure through a modulated antiferromagnetic phase as well as tricritical wing structure in its temperature-pressure-magnetic field ( T – p – H) phase diagram. In order to understand the static and dynamical magnetic properties of LaCrGe3 , we carried out 139 La nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements. Based on the analysis of NMR data, using the self-consistent-renormalization (SCR) theory, the spin fluctuations in the paramagnetic state are revealed to be isotropic ferromagnetic and three dimensional (3D) in nature. Furthermore, the system ...


Crystal Growth And Magnetic Structure Of Mnbi2 Te 4, J.-Q. Yan, Q. Zhang, T. Heitmann, Zengle Huang, K. Y. Chen, J.-G. Cheng, Weida Wu, David Vaknin, B. C. Sales, Robert J. Mcqueeney Jun 2019

Crystal Growth And Magnetic Structure Of Mnbi2 Te 4, J.-Q. Yan, Q. Zhang, T. Heitmann, Zengle Huang, K. Y. Chen, J.-G. Cheng, Weida Wu, David Vaknin, B. C. Sales, Robert J. Mcqueeney

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Millimeter-sized MnBi2Te4 single crystals are grown out of a Bi-Te flux and characterized using magnetic, transport, scanning tunneling microscopy, and spectroscopy measurements. The magnetic structure of MnBi2Te4 below TN is determined by powder and single-crystal neutron diffraction measurements. Below TN = 24 K, Mn2+ moments order ferromagnetically in the ab plane but antiferromagnetically along the crystallographic c axis. The ordered moment is 4.04(13)μB/Mn at 10 K and aligned along the crystallographic c axis in an A-type antiferromagnetic order. Below TN, the electrical resistivity drops upon cooling or when going across the metamagnetic transition in increasing magnetic fields ...


Magnetic-Field Effects On The Fragile Antiferromagnetism In Ybbipt, Benjamin G. Ueland, Andreas Kreyssig, E. D. Mun, J. W. Lynn, L. W. Harriger, D. K. Pratt, K. Prokeš, Z. Hüsges, R. Toft-Petersen, S. Sauerbrei, Scott M. Saunders, Yuji Furukawa, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman May 2019

Magnetic-Field Effects On The Fragile Antiferromagnetism In Ybbipt, Benjamin G. Ueland, Andreas Kreyssig, E. D. Mun, J. W. Lynn, L. W. Harriger, D. K. Pratt, K. Prokeš, Z. Hüsges, R. Toft-Petersen, S. Sauerbrei, Scott M. Saunders, Yuji Furukawa, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman

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We present neutron-diffraction data for the cubic-heavy-fermion YbBiPt that show broad magnetic diffraction peaks due to the fragile short-range antiferromagnetic (AFM) order persist under an applied magnetic-field H. Our results for H perpendicular to[(1) over bar 1 0] and a temperature of T = 0.14(1) K show that the (1/2,1/2,3/2) magnetic diffraction peak can be described by the same two-peak line shape found for mu H-0 = 0T below the Neel temperature of T-N = 0.4 K. Both components of the peak exist for mu H-0 less than or similar to 1.4 T ...


Magnetocaloric Effect Of Gadolinium In High Magnetic Fields, T. Gottschall, M. D. Kuz’Min, K. P. Skokov, Y. Skourski, M. Fries, O. Gutfleisch, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, Deborah L. Schlagel, Yaroslav Mudryk, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, J. Wosnitza Apr 2019

Magnetocaloric Effect Of Gadolinium In High Magnetic Fields, T. Gottschall, M. D. Kuz’Min, K. P. Skokov, Y. Skourski, M. Fries, O. Gutfleisch, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, Deborah L. Schlagel, Yaroslav Mudryk, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, J. Wosnitza

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The magnetocaloric effect of gadolinium has been measured directly in pulsed magnetic fields up to 62 T. The maximum observed adiabatic temperature change is Delta T-ad = 60.5 K, the initial temperature T-0 being just above 300 K. The field dependence of Delta T-ad is found to follow the usual H-2/3 law, with a small correction in H-4/3. However, as H is increased, a radical change is observed in the dependence of Delta T-ad on T-0, at H = const. The familiar caret-shaped peak situated at T-0 = T-C becomes distinctly asymmetric, its high-temperature slope becoming more gentle and evolving ...


Anisotropy Induced Vortex Lattice Rearrangement In Cakfe4as4, Rustem Khasanov, William R. Meier, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Hubertus Luetkens, Paul C. Canfield, Alex Amato Apr 2019

Anisotropy Induced Vortex Lattice Rearrangement In Cakfe4as4, Rustem Khasanov, William R. Meier, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Hubertus Luetkens, Paul C. Canfield, Alex Amato

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The magnetic penetration depth anisotropy gamma(lambda) = lambda(c)/lambda(ab) (lambda(ab) and lambda(c) are the in-plane and the out-of-plane components of the magnetic penetration depth) in a CaKFe4As4 single crystal sample (the critical temperature T-c similar or equal to 35 K) was studied by means of muon-spin rotation (mu SR). gamma(lambda) is almost temperature independent for T less than or similar to 20 K (gamma(lambda) similar or equal to 1.9) and it reaches similar or equal to 3.0 by approaching T-c. The change of gamma(lambda) induces the corresponding rearrangement of the flux ...