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High-pressure suppression of long-range magnetic order in the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO$$_{2}$$

Terada, Noriki*; Osakabe, Toyotaka ; Kitazawa, Hideaki*

We succeeded in observing pressure-suppressed magnetic long-range ordering (LRO) in the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet CuFeO$$_{2}$$, using neutron-diffraction experiments under an isotropic pressure. The magnetic LRO of the four-sublattice ground state under ambient pressure in CuFeO$$_{2}$$ almost disappears at the high pressure of 7.9 GPa, and is replaced by an incommensurate order with temperature-independent wave number of (0.192 0.192 1.5). The incommensurate wave number observed at 7.9 GPa corresponds to that observed just above the temperature at which lattice distortion and magnetic LRO simultaneously occur under ambient pressure. Therefore, the long-range magnetic ordering disappears because the high pressure suppressed the lattice distortion that otherwise relieves spin frustration and leads the spin system to LRO.



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Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary



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