Accession Number:

AD0613148

Title:

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF THE CANTED ANTIFERROMAGNET ALPHA-COSO4,

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CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Report Date:

1964-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

It is known from neutron scattering experiments that alpha-CoSO4 is a four-sublattice canted antiferromagnet with no net magnetic moment. In this paper the magnetic properties of this material are analyzed using a model in which an isotropic fictitious spin of 12 is assigned to each Co ion. The large canting angle of 25 degrees is interpreted in terms of antisymmetric terms in the Hamiltonian due to anisotropic superexchange and the large anisotropy in the g values. Corresponding to the four sublattices, there are four spin-wave modes at k0. Calculations indicate that the resonant frequencies of these modes should lie in the far infrared, and that only three of the modes should be observable spectroscopically. In addition, static susceptibilities of the system have been calculated for T0 and TTn12K, and the g values were estimated. Far-infrared transmission experiments resulted in the observation of three lines at 20.6, 25.4 and 35.8 cm, with relative intensities 110.1. Although these lines are presumed to be the three expected resonances, an unambiguous fitting for all the parameters of the model has not been possible. The temperature dependence of the resonance lines is anomalous. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE