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Christian Binek Publications

FeBr2

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Crossover From Transient Spin Structures Ot The Field-Induced Griffiths Phase Of Febr2, Christian Binek Aug 2000

Crossover From Transient Spin Structures Ot The Field-Induced Griffiths Phase Of Febr2, Christian Binek

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In the presence of an applied axial magnetic field Ha the uniaxial antiferromagnets FeCl2 and FeBr2 show fluctuating domain-like antiferromagnetic correlations above the phase boundary Tc(Ha). They are detected by SQUID measurements of the low frequency out-of-phase susceptibility gc″ and indicate a field-induced Griffiths phase at temperatures Tc(Ha) < T < TN. In contrast to FeCl2, important additional frustration-induced intraplanar non-critical contributions to χ″ vs. T are found in FeBr2. For external fields above the Tc(Ha) line, Ha > 2.6 MA/m, they are shown to superimpose linearly on the Griffiths contributions. These dominate at Ha = 2.67 MA/m and are unequivocally modeled within the Landau theory of fluctuations near phase transitions by introducing a Lorentzian Tc distribution.


Transient Spin Structures At The Antifero-To-Paramagnetic Phase Boundary Of Febr2, Christian Binek Aug 2000

Transient Spin Structures At The Antifero-To-Paramagnetic Phase Boundary Of Febr2, Christian Binek

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Excess magnetization and anomalous susceptibility loss is observed on antiferromagnetic FeBr2 in an axial field H below and above its H-T-phase boundary between the multicritical temperature (Tm = 4.6 K) and the Néel temperature (TN = 14.1 K). These and other unusual properties of FeBr2 are attributed to frustration-induced intraplanar non-critical spin fluctuations, which can be simulated within the framework of a triaxial version of the 2D-ANNNI model.


Polydispersivity Of Non-Critical Field-Induced Fluctuations In Febr2, Christian Binek May 1998

Polydispersivity Of Non-Critical Field-Induced Fluctuations In Febr2, Christian Binek

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The field and temperature dependence of the complex low-frequency susceptibility of the metamagnet FeBr2 exhibits large anomalies in the vicinity of the second-order phase boundary Hc(T). The low-frequency losses reflect polydispersive dynamics with a broad distribution of relaxation times peaking at τ ≈ 0.2 s. The dispersion, χ versus ƒ, is well described within Chamberlin's model of dynamically coupled domains. The heterogeneous glass-like response gives rise to the intuitive picture of a magnetic fluid of high viscosity.