Magnetic properties of the kagome staircase mixed system (CoxNi1-x)3V2O8.
Technische Universität, Darmstadt
[Ph.D. Thesis], (2009)
Dissertation Navid Qureshi -
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|Item Type:||Ph.D. Thesis|
|Title:||Magnetic properties of the kagome staircase mixed system (CoxNi1-x)3V2O8|
The orthooxovanadates of the 3d transition metals M3V2O8, known as kagome staircase systems, reveal interesting magnetic properties due to their crystal structure. Although these compounds are isostructural for M=Co, Ni, Mn, Cu, they differ considerably with respect to their magnetic phase transitions and magnetic structures. As the magnetic ions are situated on corners of cornersharing triangles, geometric frustration plays an important role in this system. This is not only connected to the fact, that the antiferromagnetic structures exhibit reduced magnetic moments, but apparently also to the ferromagnetic structure of Co3V2O8, which exhibits a strongly reduced Co moment of 1.54 Bohr magnetons. Within this work precisely this ferromagnetic structure has been investigated in detail and it could be shown that the relatively weak magnetic moment does not result from frustration, but is a consequence of the strong hybridization effects between the cobalt and oxygen orbitals. The pronounced covalent character of this Co ion leads to the fact that due to the charge transfer the oxygen ions signicantly contribute to the bulk magnetization when applying an external magnetic field. The second part of the presented work deals with the systematic investigation of the mixed system (CoxNi1-x)3V2O8. A detailed magnetic phase diagram could be drawn, in which the temperature and composition dependent magnetic phase transitions have been pinpointed. Furthermore, an interesting magnetic structure of a chosen composition of x=0.5 has been observed, which differs considerably from those of the end members.
|Place of Publication:||Darmstadt|
|Classification DDC:||500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 530 Physik|
|Divisions:||11 Fachbereich Material- und Geowissenschaften|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2009 09:27|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2012 11:55|
|Referees:||Fueß, Prof. Dr. Hartmut and Alff, Prof. Dr. Lambert|
|Refereed:||26 September 2008|