Structure and magnetic interactions in the solid solution Ba3−xSrxCr2O8 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Solid solutions of the magnetic insulators Ba3Cr2O8 and Sr3Cr2O8 (Ba3-xSrxCr2O8) have been prepared in polycrystalline form for the first time. Single crys- talline material was obtained using a mirror image floating zone technique. X-ray diffraction data taken at room temperature indicate that the space group of Ba3-xSrxCr2O8 remains unchanged for all values of x, while the cell parameters depend on the chemical composition, as expected. Magnetization data, measured from 300 K down to 2 K, suggests that the interaction constant Jd within the Cr5+ dimers varies in a peculiar way as a function of x, starting at Jd = 25K for x = 0, then first slightly dropping to Jd = 18K for x = 0.75, before reaching Jd = 62K for x = 3.

authors

  • Grundmann, Henrik
  • Schilling, Andreas
  • Marjerrison, Casey A
  • Dabkowska, Hanna A
  • Gaulin, Bruce D

publication date

  • September 2013