Neutron and x-ray scattering studies of the lightly doped spin–Peierls system Cu1−xCdxGeO3 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Single crystals of the lightly-doped spin-Peierls system Cu(1-x)Cd(x)GeO3 have been studied using bulk susceptibility, x-ray diffraction, and inelastic neutron scattering techniques. We investigate the triplet gap in the magnetic excitation spectrum of this quasi-one dimensional quantum antiferromagnet, and its relation to the spin-Peierls dimerisation order parameter. We employ two different theoretical forms to model the inelastic neutron scattering cross section and chi''(Q,omega), and show the sensitivity of the gap energy to the choice of chi''(Q,omega). We find that a finite gap exists at the spin-Peierls phase transition.

authors

  • Haravifard, S
  • Rule, KC
  • Dabkowska, HA
  • Gaulin, Bruce D
  • Yamani, Z
  • Buyers, WJL

publication date

  • October 31, 2007