The temperature dependence of the magnetic order of stripe-ordered La1.725Sr0.275NiO4 is investigated by neutron diffraction. Upon cooling, the widths of the magnetic Bragg peaks are observed to broaden. The degree of broadening is found to be very different for l = odd-integer and l = even-integer magnetic peaks. We argue that the observed behaviour is a result of competition between magnetic and charge order.
- Materials and energy storage
- Superconducting materials