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Investigation of orthorhombic and tetragonal phases of Cs2CuCl4-xBrx mixed system

Dec 8, 2020, 3:50 PM
25m
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Talk UM: Structure Research MLZ Users 2020 - Structure Research

Speaker

Prof. Natalija van Well (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Crystallography Section, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)

Description

The Cs2CuCl4-xBrx mixed system exists in orthorhombic and tetragonal polymorphs and is an example of the low-dimensional quantum spin systems. The different Cu2+ environments and their influence on the magnetic properties are important to understand the change of magnetic behaviour by applying magnetic field. The orthorhombic mixed system was studied by neutron single crystal diffraction with and without magnetic field. It shows a rich magnetic phase diagram consisting of four regimes depending on the Br concentration and is characterised by different exchange coupling mechanisms. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments on MIRA for the compound from regime III (2 < x < 3.2) with x=2.2 show dynamical correlations at a temperature around 50 mK giving evidence for a spin liquid phase [1].

I4/mmm has been used to describe the tetragonal polymorphs. The magnetic behaviour of such tetragonal compounds can be described as quasi-2D antiferromagnets with a transition temperature TN between 9K and 11K, depending on the Br content [2]. New single-crystal neutron diffraction experiments on RESI indicate a very small orthorhombic distortion at low temperature. The structure solution shows a subgroup relationship for the investigated composition of this mixed system.

[1] N. van Well et al., Ann. Phys. (Berlin), 2000147, (2020),
[2] N. van Well et al., Cryst. Growth Des., 19, 11, 6627-6635 (2019)

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Prof. Natalija van Well (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Crystallography Section, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)

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