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Magnons in the collinear antiferromagnetic phase of Mn5Si3

Dec 9, 2020, 2:30 PM
3h 30m
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Dr Nikolaos Biniskos (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ, Lichtenbergstrasse 1, 85748 Garching, Germany)

Description

The antiferromagnetic compound Mn5Si3 is an interesting material for applications since it is hosting rich physics, such as the inverse magnetocaloric effect [1] and a large anomalous Hall effect [2]. Despite the intense research activity over the past decades [1-5], many open questions remain regarding the minimal magnetic model Hamiltonian, the role of the spin fluctuations in the magnetically ordered phases and which Mn site is responsible for them. We addressed some of these problems by combining polarized and unpolarized inelastic neutron scattering measurements and density functional theory calculations. We investigated the electronic and magnetic properties of the system and determined the magnetic exchange interactions and the biaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy in the high temperature collinear antiferromagnetic phase of Mn5Si3. This provided the parameters for a Heisenberg model, from which we computed the spin-wave energies as a function of the external magnetic field applied perpendicular to the preferred axis. Our experimental data and theoretical results are in good agreement with each other.
[1] N. Biniskos et al; Physical Review Letters 120, 257205 (2018).
[2] C. Sürgers et al; Scientific Reports 7, 42982 (2017).
[3] M. Gottschlich et al; Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 15275 (2012).
[4] P.J. Brown et al; J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 4, 10025 (1992).
[5] P.J. Brown and J.B. Forsyth; J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 7, 7619 (1995).

Primary author

Dr Nikolaos Biniskos (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ, Lichtenbergstrasse 1, 85748 Garching, Germany)

Co-authors

Dr Flaviano José dos Santos (Peter Grünberg Institut & Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich & JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany) Dr Karin Schmalzl (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at ILL, 38000 Grenoble, France ) Dr Stéphane Raymond (Université Grenoble Alpes, CEA, INAC, MEM, 38000 Grenoble, France) Dr Manuel dos Santos Dias (Peter Grünberg Institut & Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich & JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany) Mr Jörg Persson (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2) and Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-4), JARA-FIT, 52425 Jülich, Germany) Dr Samir Lounis (Peter Grünberg Institut & Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich & JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany) Prof. Stefan Blügel (Peter Grünberg Institut & Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich & JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany) Prof. Thomas Brückel (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2) and Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-4), JARA-FIT, 52425 Jülich, Germany)

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