Spin Liquid State in theS=1/2Triangular LatticeBa3CuSb2O9 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The synthesis and characterization of Ba3CuSb2O9, which has a layered array of Cu2+ spins in a triangular lattice, are reported. The magnetic susceptibility and neutron scattering experiments of this material show no magnetic ordering down to 0.2 K with a θ(CW) = -55  K. The magnetic specific heat reveals a T-linear dependence with a γ = 43.4  mJ  K(-2)  mol(-1) below 1.4 K. These observations suggest that Ba3CuSb2O9 is a new quantum spin liquid candidate with a S = 1/2 triangular lattice.

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publication date

  • April 8, 2011