Phase diagram with an enhanced spin-glass region of the mixed Ising-XY magnet LiHoxEr1-xF4

J. O. Piatek, B. Dalla Piazza, N. Nikseresht, N. Tsyrulin, I. Zivkovic, K. W. Krämer, M. Laver, K. Prokes, S. Matas, N. B. Christensen, H. M. Rønnow

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We present the experimental phase diagram of LiHoxEr1-xF4, a dilution series of dipolar-coupled model magnets. The phase diagram was determined using a combination of ac susceptibility and neutron
scattering. Three unique phases in addition to the Ising ferromagnet LiHoF4 and the XY antiferromagnet LiErF4 have been identified. Below x=0.86, an embedded spin-glass phase is observed, where a spin glass exists within the ferromagnetic structure. Below x=0.57, an Ising spin glass is observed consisting of frozen needlelike clusters. For x∼0.3–0.1, an antiferromagnetically coupled spin glass occurs. A reduction of TC(x) for the ferromagnet is observed which disobeys the mean-field predictions that worked for LiHoxY1-xF4.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)014408
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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