Quantum phase transitions and decoupling of magnetic sublattices in the quasi-two-dimensional Ising magnetCo3V2O8in a transverse magnetic field Academic Article uri icon

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  • The application of a magnetic field transverse to the easy axis, Ising direction in the quasi-two-dimensional Kagome staircase magnet, Co3V2O8, induces three quantum phase transitions at low temperatures, ultimately producing a novel high field polarized state, with two distinct sublattices. New time-of-flight neutron scattering techniques, accompanied by large angular access, high magnetic field infrastructure allow the mapping of a sequence of ferromagnetic and incommensurate phases and their accompanying spin excitations. At least one of the transitions to incommensurate phases at \mu 0Hc1~6.25 T and \mu 0Hc2~7 T is discontinuous, while the final quantum critical point at \mu 0Hc3~13 T is continuous.


  • Fritsch, K
  • Ehlers, G
  • Rule, KC
  • Habicht, K
  • Ramazanoglu, M
  • Dabkowska, HA
  • Gaulin, Bruce D

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  • November 5, 2015