Competing magnetic phases on a kagomé staircase

G. Lawes*, M. Kenzelmann, N. Rogado, K. H. Kim, G. A. Jorge, R. J. Cava, A. Aharony, O. Entin-Wohlman, A. B. Harris, T. Yildirim, Q. Z. Huang, S. Park, C. Broholm, A. P. Ramirez

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The phase diagram of the spin-1 kagomé staircase Ni 3V2O8 was investigated. The system was found to be attractive because its complex magnetic phase diagram can be understood on the basis of an embellished kagomé spin hamiltonian. The H-T phase diagram was described by a model of competing first and second neighbor interactions with smaller anisotropic terms. The results show that Ni 3V2O8 provides an elegant example of order from subleading interactions in a highly frustrated system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number247201
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2004


FundersFunder number
SPINSDMR-9986442, DMR-9704257
National Science FoundationDMR-0244254, DMR-0306940
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences9986442, 9704257, 0244254
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Laboratory Directed Research and Development
Johns Hopkins University
Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation2000073
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Korea Science and Engineering Foundation


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