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Q=0 long-range magnetic order in centennialite CaCu3(OD)6Cl2·0.6 D2 O: A spin-12 perfect kagome antiferromagnet with J1-J2-Jd q=0 LONG-RANGE MAGNETIC ORDER in ... K. IIDA et al.
Iida K., Yoshida H.K., Nakao A., Jeschke H.O., , Nakajima K., Ohira-Kawamura S., Munakata K., Inamura Y., Murai N.Show More
Published in American Physical Society
Volume: 101
Issue: 22
Crystal and magnetic structures of the mineral centennialite CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O are investigated by means of synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction measurements complemented by density functional theory (DFT) and pseudofermion functional renormalization group (PFFRG) calculations. CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O crystallizes in the P3m1 space group and Cu2+ ions form a geometrically perfect kagome network with antiferromagnetic J1. No intersite disorder between Cu2+ and Ca2+ ions is detected. CaCu3(OH)6Cl2·0.6H2O enters a magnetic long-range ordered state below TN=7.2 K, and the q=0 magnetic structure with negative vector spin chirality is obtained. The ordered moment at 0.3 K is suppressed to 0.58(2)μB. Our DFT calculations indicate the presence of antiferromagnetic J2 and ferromagnetic Jd superexchange couplings of a strength which places the system at the crossroads of three magnetic orders (at the classical level) and a spin-12 PFFRG analysis shows a dominance of q=0 type magnetic correlations, consistent with and indicating proximity to the observed q=0 spin structure. The results suggest that this material is located close to a quantum critical point and is a good realization of a J1-J2-Jd kagome antiferromagnet. © 2020 American Physical Society.
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