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Ferromagnetic Ising Chains in Frustrated \(LnODCO_{3}\): The Influence of Magnetic Structure in Magnetocaloric Frameworks

Dixey, Richard J. C., Stenning, Gavin B G, Manuel, Pascal, Orlandi, Fabio, Saines, Paul J. (2019) Ferromagnetic Ising Chains in Frustrated \(LnODCO_{3}\): The Influence of Magnetic Structure in Magnetocaloric Frameworks. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, . ISSN 2050-7526. (doi:10.1039/C9TC04980K) (KAR id:77163)

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Probing the magnetic interactions in functional magnetic materials can reveal detailed insight into how to optimise the properties they possess while providing key understanding of the exotic phenomena they may host. This study probes the short and long range magnetic order in the \(LnODCO_{3}\) (where Ln = Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er) framework magnetocalorics using variable-temperature neutron scattering measurements. Reverse Monte Carlo analysis of neutron scattering data shows that \(TbODCO_{3}\), \(DyODCO_{3}\) and \(HoODCO_{3}\) develop short range Ising-like magnetic order between 1.5 and 20 K, consistent with dominant ferromagnetic correlations within chains along the b-axis. Through magnetic susceptibility measurements we identify that long range magnetic order develops in \(TbODCO_{3}\) and \(HoODCO_{3}\) at ∼1.2 and ∼0.9 K, respectively. Neutron diffraction measurements were conducted on \(HoODCO_{3}\) revealing incommensurate magnetic order develops between 1.2 and 0.9 K, before a commensurate magnetic phases emerges at 0.8 K with long-range ferromagnetic order in the chains. The results suggest Ising-like ferromagnetic chains associated with frustration are responsible for the improved magnetocaloric properties, of some members in this family, at higher temperatures and low applied fields.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C9TC04980K
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Saines
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 16:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:08 UTC
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