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Neutron powder diffraction study of NaMn$_{2}$O$_{4}$ and Li$_{0.92}$Mn$_{2}$O$_{4}$: Insights on spin-charge-orbital ordering

Matsubara, N.; Nocerino, E.; Kamazawa, K.; Forslund, O. K.; Sassa, Y.; Keller, L.; Sikolenko, V. V.; Pomjakushin, V.; Sakurai, H.; Sugiyama, J.; Månsson, M.


High-pressure synthesized quasi-one-dimensional NaMn$_{2}$O$_{4}$ and Li$_{0.92}$Mn$_{2}$O$_{4}$ are both antiferromagnetic insulators. Here their atomic and magnetic structures are investigated using neutron powder diffraction. The present crystal structural analyses of NaMn$_{2}$O$_{4}$ reveal that a Mn$^{3+}$/Mn$^{4+}$ charge-ordering state exists even at low temperature (down to 1.5 K). It is evident that one of the Mn sites shows a strongly distorted Mn$^{3+}$ octahedron due to the Jahn-Teller effect. Above TN=35 K, a two-dimensional short-range correlation is observed, as indicated by asymmetric diffuse scattering. Below TN, two antiferromagnetic transitions are observed: (i) a commensurate long-range Mn$^{3+}$ spin ordering below TN1=35 K and (ii) an incommensurate Mn$^{4+}$ spin ordering below TN2=11 K. Surprisingly, the two antiferromagnetic orders are found to be independent of each other. The commensurate magnetic structure (kC=0.5,0.5,0.5) follows the magnetic anisotropy of the local easy axes of Mn$^{3+}$, while the incommensurate Mn$^{4+}$ one shows a spin-density-wave or a cycloidal order with kIC=(0,0,0.216). For Li$_{0.92}$Mn$_{2}$O$_{4}$, on the other hand, the absence of a long-range spin-ordered state is confirmed down to 1.5 K.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138939
Veröffentlicht am 13.10.2021
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.043143
Zitationen: 1
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2643-1564
KITopen-ID: 1000138939
Erschienen in Physical Review Research
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 2
Heft 4
Seiten 043143
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