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Phase transitions in double tungstate in extremely low-dimensional and low-symmetry compounds with cooperative Jahn-Teller effect
Author(s): Mieczyslaw Tadeusz Borowiec
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Paper Abstract

The rare earth double tungstates are of special interest because of manifestation of cooperative Jahn-Teller effect (CJTE) for low-dimensional and low-symmetry crystallographic structure. The structural phase transition (SPT) as a result of the CJTE is unique one among large number of various SPT in solids. In the alkali-dysprosium double tungstates ADy(WO4)2 in spite of monoclinic symmetry the SPT of CJTE types are realized because the presence of Dy3+ ions with closely spaced energy levels. In alkali-dysprosium double tungstates the magnetically ordered structures possessing a number of features connected with low- dimensional interactions of Dy3+ ions were observed. Studies of specific heat in magnetic field and of magnetic susceptibility led to conclusion that the magnetic phase transitions (MPT) from paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic state take place at subkelvin temperature region. Both MPT and SPT are very sensitive to magnetic field. In case of SPT this confirms its CJTE nature and allows to determine the type of the elastic ordering. The external magnetic field induced the transitions from antiferro- to ferromagnetic states. The alkali-dysprosium double tungstates belong to the more general class of magneto-elastics with interrelation between magnetic and elastic ordering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4412, International Conference on Solid State Crystals 2000: Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Single Crystals, (10 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435825
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Mieczyslaw Tadeusz Borowiec, Institute of Physics (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4412:
International Conference on Solid State Crystals 2000: Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Single Crystals

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