Two inequivalent sublattices and orbital ordering inMnV2O4studied byV51NMR Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We report detailed 51V NMR spectra in a single crystal of MnV2O4. The vanadium spectrum reveals two peaks in the orbitally ordered state, which arise from different internal hyperfine fields at two different V sublattices. These internal fields evolve smoothly with externally applied field, and show no change in structure that would suggest a change of the orbital ordering. The result is consistent with the orbital ordering model recently proposed by Sarkar et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 216405 (2009)] in which the same orbital that is a mixture of t_2g orbitals rotates by about 45$^\circ$ alternately within and between orbital chains in the I4_1/a tetragonal space group.

publication date

  • October 1, 2009