Dimensional crossover in the XY-compound YBa2Cu3O6+x

W. Montfrooij, H. Casalta, P. Schleger, Niels Hessel Andersen, A.A. Zhokov, A.N. Christensen

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    The magnetic ordering of the bilayered Heisenberg antiferromagnet YBa2Cu3O6+x with weak XY-anisotropy was investigated for temperatures close to the magnetic transition temperature T-N. We find that the magnitude of the sublattice magnetization is well described by a power law similar to epsilon(0) [epsilon = (T-N -T)/T-N] with critical exponent beta(2D) = 0.26(1) in the region 5 x 10(-2) > epsilon > 5 x 10(-3) and with beta(3D) = 0.35(5) in the region 5 x 10(-3) > epsilon > 5 x 10(-4), reflecting a dimensional crossover at T approximate to 0.995T(N). We present results which suggest the presence of the magnetic reflections (1/2h,1/2h,0), indicative of a small component of the electron moments perpendicular to the ab-plane. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    Pages (from-to)848-849
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


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