Aging and memory properties of topologically frustrated magnets Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The model 2d kagome system (H3O)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6 and the 3d pyrochlore Y2Mo2O7 are two well characterized examples of low-disordered frustrated antiferromagnets which rather then condensing into spin liquid have been found to undergo a freezing transition with spin glass-like properties. We explore more deeply the comparison of their properties with those of spin glasses, by the study of characteristic rejuvenation and memory effects in the non-stationary susceptibility. While the pyrochlore shows clear evidence for these non-trivial effects, implying temperature selective aging, that is characteristic of a wide hierarchical distribution of equilibration processes, the kagome system does n not show clearly these effects. Rather, it seems to evolve towards the same final state independently of temperature.

publication date

  • 2002