Muon spin relaxation investigation of the spin dynamics of geometrically frustrated antiferromagnetsY2Mo2O7andTb2Mo2O7 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The spin dynamics of geometrically frustrated pyrochlore antiferromagnets Y2Mo2O7 and Tb2Mo2O7 have been investigated using muon spin relaxation. A dramatic slowing down of the moment fluctuations occurs as one approaches the spin freezing temperatures (TF=22 K and 25 K respectively) from above. Below TF there is a disordered magnetic state similar to that found in a spin glass but with a residual muon spin relaxation rate at low temperatures. These results show that there is a large density of states for magnetic excitations in these systems near zero energy.

publication date

  • October 1, 1996