Static Critical Behavior of the Spin-Freezing Transition in the Geometrically Frustrated Pyrochlore AntiferromagnetY2Mo2O7 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Some frustrated pyrochlore antiferromagnets, such as Y2Mo2O7, show a spin-freezing transition and magnetic irreversibilities below a temperature Tf similar to what is observed nonlinear magnetization measurements on Y2Mo2O7 that provide strong evidence that there is an underlying thermodynamic phase transition at Tf, which is characterized by critical exponents \gamma \approx 2.8 and \beta \approx 0.8. These values are typical of those found in random spin glasses, despite the fact that the level of random disorder in Y2Mo2O7 is immeasurably small.

publication date

  • February 3, 1997