Quasi-1D s=1/2 antiferromagnet Cs2CuCl4 in a magnetic field

R. Coldea, D.A. Tennant, R.A. Cowley, D.F. McMorrow, B. Dorner, Z. Tylczynski

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    Abstract

    Magnetic excitations of the quasi-1D S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet (HAF) Cs2CuCl4 have beer measured as a function of magnetic field using neutron scattering. For T < 0.62 K and B = 0 T the weak interchain coupling produces 3D incommensurate ordering. Fields greater than B-c = 1.66 T, but less than the field (similar or equal to 8 T) required to fully align the spins, are observed to decouple the chains, and the system enters a disordered intermediate-field phase (IFP). The IFP excitations are in agreement with the predictions of Muller et al. for the 1D S = 1/2 HAF, and Talstra and Haldane for the related l/r(2) chain (the Haldane-Shastry model). This behavior is inconsistent with linear spin-wave theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume79
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)151-154
    ISSN0031-9007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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