Metoki, Naoto; Shibata, Kaoru; Matsuura, Masato*; Kitazawa, Hideaki*; Suzuki, Hiroyuki*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Hagihara, Masato; Frontzek, M. D.*; Matsuda, Masaaki*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 91(5), p.054710_1 - 054710_6, 2022/05
Hyperfine splitting of Nd nuclei in NdPdAl has been studied by means of high-resolution neutron spectroscopy. We observed inelastic peaks at eV coming from the hyperfine splitting in the magnetically ordered phase due to the hyperfine interactions between Nd nuclei (=7/2) and the 4 electrons with ground state composed of mainly . At very low temperatures, nuclear spin of Nd is polarized with increasing occupation probability of low energy levels and contributes to the enhancement of the antiferromagnetic Bragg intensities: the elastic non-spin-flip channel is dominant. As an application of this phenomenon, we determined the Nd moment and hyperfine splitting from the temperature dependence of an antiferromagnetic Bragg intensities for NdPdGe.
Shamoto, Shinichi; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; Lee, M. K.*; Chang, L.-J.*; Garlea, V. O.*; Hwang, I. Y.*; Lee, K. H.*; Chung, J.-H.*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 90(9), p.093703_1 - 093703_4, 2021/09
no abstracts in English
Kodama, Katsuaki; Honda, Takashi*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Shamoto, Shinichi*; Ikeda, Kazutaka*; Otomo, Toshiya*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 90(7), p.074710_1 - 074710_7, 2021/07
Hwang, I. Y.*; Lee, K. H.*; Chung, J.-H.*; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; Garlea, V. O.*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Akatsu, Mitsuhiro*; Shamoto, Shinichi
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 90(6), p.064708_1 - 064708_6, 2021/06
no abstracts in English
Miao, P.*; Tan, Z.*; Lee, S. H.*; Ishikawa, Yoshihisa*; Torii, Shuki*; Yonemura, Masao*; Koda, Akihiro*; Komatsu, Kazuki*; Machida, Shinichi*; Sano, Asami; et al.
Physical Review B, 103(9), p.094302_1 - 094302_18, 2021/03
The layered perovskite PrBaCoO demonstrates a strong negative thermal expansion (NTE) which holds potential for being fabricated into composites with zero thermal expansion. The NTE was found to be intimately associated with the spontaneous magnetic ordering, known as magneto-volume effect (MVE). Here we report with compelling evidences that the continuous-like MVE in PrBaCoO is intrinsically of discontinuous character, originating from an magnetoelectric transition from an antiferromagnetic insulating large-volume (AFILV) phase to a ferromagnetic less-insulating small-volume (FLISV) phase. Furthermore, the magnetoelectric effect (ME) shows high sensitivity to multiple external stimuli such as temperature, carrier doping, hydrostatic pressure, magnetic field etc. In contrast to the well-known ME such as colossal magnetoresistance and multi-ferroic effect which involve symmetry breaking of crystal structure, the ME in the cobaltite is purely isostructural. Our discovery provides a new path way to realizing the ME as well as the NTE, which may find applications in new techniques.
Shamoto, Shinichi; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; Kajimoto, Ryoichi; Ieda, Junichi
Physical Review Research (Internet), 3(1), p.013169_1 - 013169_9, 2021/02
Yamauchi, Hiroki; Sari, D. P.*; Watanabe, Isao*; Yasui, Yukio*; Chang, L.-J.*; Kondo, Keietsu; Ito, Takashi; Ishikado, Motoyuki*; Hagihara, Masato*; Frontzek, M. D.*; et al.
Communications Materials (Internet), 1, p.43_1 - 43_6, 2020/07
High-temperature short-range order is discovered up to 720 K in MnRhSi by complementary use of neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation measurements.
Metoki, Naoto; Aczel, A. A.*; Aoki, Dai*; Chi, S.*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*; Griveau, J.-C.*; Hagihara, Masato*; Hong, T.*; Haga, Yoshinori; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; et al.
JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 30, p.011123_1 - 011123_6, 2020/03
Rare earths (4) and actinides (5) provide variety of interesting states realized with competing interactions between the increasing number of electrons. Since crystal field splitting of many-body electron system is smaller than the bandwidth, (1) high resolution experiments are needed, (2) essentially no clear spectrum with well defined peaks is expected in itinerant Ce and U compounds, and (3) Np and Pu is strictly regulated. Therefore, systematic research on magnetic excitations by neutron scattering experiments of localized compounds and rare earth iso-structural reference is useful. We describe the electron states of heavy electron compounds NpPdAl and actinide and rare earth based iso-structural family.
Metoki, Naoto; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Suzuki, Hiroyuki*; Kitazawa, Hideaki*; Hagihara, Masato*; Masuda, Takatsugu*; Aczel, A. A.*; Chi, S.*; Hong, T.*; Matsuda, Masaaki*; et al.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 87(9), p.094704_1 - 094704_8, 2018/09
The -electron states of PrPdAl were revealed by neutron inelastic scattering. The flat -orbitals with large become stable under the two-dimensional CEF potential of unique crystal structure, which is the origin of the Ising anisotropy. A systematic understanding is possible in RPdAl based on this CEF potential. Especially the -type anisotropy in NpPdAl can be qualitatively understood with the positive Stevens factors. It mean that the local property is important for the physical properties of RPdAl including the heavy fermion superconductivity in NpPdAl.
Metoki, Naoto; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Suzuki, Hiroyuki*; Kitazawa, Hideaki*; Kamazawa, Kazuya*; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; Kajimoto, Ryoichi; Nakamura, Mitsutaka; Inamura, Yasuhiro
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 87(8), p.084708_1 - 084708_7, 2018/08
Inelastic neutron scattering experiments were carried out in order to study the -electron states of NdPdAlThe CEF levels at 0K, 35.4K, 88.3K, 101.5K, and 198.8K were clarified from the excitation spectra. The ground state contains the orbital with as a main component due to a large negative BK, which is the origin of the strong uniaxial anisotropy. The estimated magnetic moment, the calculated susceptibility, magnetization curve, and specific heat are in good agreement with the experimental data. The existence of a common charge distribution with CePdAl and PrPdAl. Indicates that a localized character is important even in actinide-based iso-structural compounds as actually observed in UPdAl and also NpPdAl, in which the valence crossover plays important role for the heavy fermion superconductivity.
Metoki, Naoto; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Matsuda, Masaaki*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*; Watanuki, Ryuta*; Hagihara, Masato*
Physical Review B, 97(17), p.174416_1 - 174416_10, 2018/05
Neutron polarization analysis has been carried out in order to clarify the magnetic structure of multiple order parameter -electron system NdB. We confirmed the non-collinear "all-in all-out" structure () of the in-plane moment. We found that the magnetic moment along the -axis showed diagonally antiferromagnetic structure (). The unusual magnetic ordering is phenomenologically understood via Landau theory. We also found that a long-period incommensurate modulation of the () antiferromagnetic structure of with the propagation = (0.14, 0.14, 0.1) and = (0.2, 0, 0.1) in phase III and IV, respectively. It is clear that the multipole degree-of-freedom based on pseudo-quartet -electron state play important role.
Shamoto, Shinichi; Ito, Takashi; Onishi, Hiroaki; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Inamura, Yasuhiro; Matsuura, Masato*; Akatsu, Mitsuhiro*; Kodama, Katsuaki; Nakao, Akiko*; Moyoshi, Taketo*; et al.
Physical Review B, 97(5), p.054429_1 - 054429_9, 2018/02
Nuclear and magnetic structure and full magnon dispersions of yttrium iron garnet YFeO have been studied by neutron scattering. The lowest-energy dispersion below 14 meV exhibits a quadratic dispersion as expected from ferromagnetic magnons. The imaginary part of -integrated dynamical spin susceptibility "() exhibits a square-root energy-dependence in the low energies. The magnon density of state is estimated from the "() obtained on an absolute scale. The value is consistent with a single chirality mode for the magnon branch expected theoretically.
Yamauchi, Hiroki; Metoki, Naoto; Watanuki, Ryuta*; Suzuki, Kazuya*; Fukazawa, Hiroshi; Chi, S.*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 86(4), p.044705_1 - 044705_9, 2017/04
Neutron diffraction experiments have been carried out to characterize the magnetic structures and order parameters in an intermediate phase of NdB showing the successive phase transitions at K, K, and K. The observed patterns in phase II () are successfully explained by postulating a planar structure with static magnetic moments in the tetragonal -plane. We have found that the magnetic structure in phase II can be uniquely determined to be a linear combination of noncolinear "all-in/all-out"-type and "vortex"-type antiferromagnetic structures. We propose that the quadrupolar interaction holds the key to stabilizing the noncollinear magnetic structure and quadrupolar order. Here, the frustration in the Shastry - Sutherland lattice would play an essential role in suppressing the dominance of the magnetic interaction.
Metoki, Naoto; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Kitazawa, Hideaki*; Suzuki, Hiroyuki*; Hagihara, Masato*; Frontzek, M. D.*; Matsuda, Masaaki*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 86(3), p.034710_1 - 034710_5, 2017/03
Magnetic structure of NdPdAl has been studied by means of neutron powder diffraction. We observed remarkable magnetic reflections with the modulation vector = (1/2 0 0) below the ordering temperature = 1.2 K. We found a collinear magnetic structure of Nd moment of 2.9(1) at 0.3 K parallel to the -axis, where the ferromagnetically ordered planes stack with four Nd layer period of ++-- sequence along the direction with the distance between adjuscent Nd layers to be . This is very similar to CePdAl with = (0.23 0.23 0) and the Ce moment parallel to the -axis. These structures with in-plane modulation is a consequence of the two dimensional nature of fermi surface topology in this family, coming from unique crystal structure with very long tetragonal unit cell and large distance 7 between the rare earth layers separated by Al and two Pd layers.
Sekine, Yurina; Kobayashi, Riki*; Chi, S.*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*; Suzuya, Kentaro; Fujisaki, Fumika*; Ikeda, Kazutaka*; Otomo, Toshiya*; Fukazawa, Tomoko*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; et al.
JPS Conference Proceedings (Internet), 8, p.033009_1 - 033009_6, 2015/09
Neutron diffraction profiles of low-DO-content poly-N,N,-dimethylacrylamide (PDMAA) hydrogels were measured from 100 to 300 K to investigate the structure and properties of water in hydrogels. A broad diffraction observed at temperatures lower than 220 K indicates the existence of amorphous ice in the hydrogels at low temperatures. During the heating process, diffraction peaks from ice crystals appear in the profiles. These peaks indicate that cubic ice and hexagonal ice exist at T 220 K. We refined the structure parameters of these ices in the hydrogel, which indicate the existence of low-density ice in the hydrogel.
Sekine, Yurina; Fukazawa, Tomoko*; Aizawa, Mamoru*; Kobayashi, Riki*; Chi, S.*; Fernandez-Baca, J. A.*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Fukazawa, Hiroshi
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118(47), p.13453 - 13457, 2014/08
Neutron diffraction patterns for deuterated poly-,,-dimethylacrylamide (PDMAA) hydrogels were measured from 10 to 300 K to investigate the structure and properties of water in the gels. Diffraction peaks observed below 250 K indicate the existence of ice in the hydrogels. Some diffraction peaks from the ice are at lower diffraction angles than those in ordinary hexagonal ice (Ih). These shifts in peaks indicate that the lattice constants of the and axes in the ice are about 0.29% and 0.3% higher than those in ice Ih, respectively. The results show that bulk low-density ice can exist in PDMAA hydrogels. The distortions in the lattice structure of ice imply significant interactions between water molecules and the surrounding polymer chains, which play an important role in the chemical and mechanical properties of the hydrogel.
Yamauchi, Hiroki; Osakabe, Toyotaka; Kosaka, Masashi*; Matsuoka, Eiichi*; Onodera, Hideya*
Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 62(12), p.2084 - 2087, 2013/06
Yamauchi, Hiroki; Osakabe, Toyotaka; Matsuoka, Eiichi*; Onodera, Hideya*
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 81(3), p.034715_1 - 034715_7, 2012/03
High-pressure single-crystal neutron diffraction experiments were carried out on a tetragonal HoBC where the antiferroquadrupolar (AFQ) order coexists with the antiferromagnetic (AFM) order competitively. The transition temperature increases monotonically with increasing pressure up to 9.8 GPa, whereas decreases and vanishes at approximately 4 GPa as pressure increases, indicating that applying pressure enhances the AFM interaction and simultaneously suppresses the AFQ order. We presume that the volume shrinkage by applying pressure constrains the local atomic displacement of (B-C) layers and leads to the suppression of the AFQ order. We additionally found pressure-induced phases where the ordered state was considered to be antiferromagnetic.
Nakajima, Taro*; Suno, Azusa*; Mitsuda, Setsuo*; Terada, Noriki*; Kimura, Shojiro*; Kaneko, Koji; Yamauchi, Hiroki
Physical Review B, 84(18), p.184401_1 - 184401_7, 2011/11
Igawa, Naoki; Taguchi, Tomitsugu; Hoshikawa, Akinori*; Yamauchi, Hiroki; Birumachi, Atsushi; Ishii, Yoshinobu*
IOP Conference Series; Materials Science and Engineering, 18, p.022021_1 - 022021_4, 2011/05
The neutron scattering length density distributions of Xe deuterohydrate were analyzed by Rietveld and MEM analysis applied to neutron powder diffraction data to clarify the Xe behavior in the temperature range from 10 to 245 K. A spherical positive scattering length density attributed to the Xe atom was observed at the center of the small cage of the hydrate. On the other hand, an ellipsoid shaped scattering length density distribution at the center of the large cage was observed; the major axis of the ellipsoid scattering length density was directed toward the center of a hexagonal facet of the large cage. The distributions of the Xe atom in the both cages were almost the same at any temperature.