Neutron diffraction study on magnetic structures and transitions in Sr2Cr3As2O2

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Author(s)

  • Juanjuan Liu
  • Jinchen Wang
  • Jieming Sheng
  • Feng Ye
  • Keith M. Taddei
  • J. A. Fernandez-Baca
  • Wei Luo
  • Guang-Ai Sun
  • Zhi-Cheng Wang
  • Hao Jiang
  • Guang-Han Cao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number134416
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review B
Volume98
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Sr2Cr3As2O2 is composed of alternating square-lattice CrO2 and Cr2As2 stacking layers, where CrO2 is isostructural to the CuO2 building-block of cuprate high-Tc superconductors and Cr2As2 to Fe2As2 of Fe-based superconductors. Current interest in this material is raised by theoretic prediction of possible superconductivity. In this neutron powder diffraction study, we discovered that magnetic moments of Cr(II) ions in the Cr2As2 sublattice develop a C-type antiferromagnetic structure below 590 K, and the moments of Cr(I) in the CrO2 sublattice form the La2CuO4-like antiferromagnetic order below 291 K. The staggered magnetic moment 2.19(4)μB/Cr(II) in the more itinerant Cr2As2 layer is smaller than 3.10(6)μB/Cr(I) in the more localized CrO2 layer. Different from previous expectations, a spin-flop transition of the Cr(II) magnetic order observed at 291 K indicates a strong coupling between the CrO2 and Cr2As2 magnetic subsystems.

Citation Format(s)

Neutron diffraction study on magnetic structures and transitions in Sr2Cr3As2O2. / Liu, Juanjuan; Wang, Jinchen; Sheng, Jieming et al.
In: Physical Review B, Vol. 98, No. 13, 134416, 10.10.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review