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Title: Quantum Electric Dipole Glass and Frustrated Magnetism Near a Critical Point in Li2ZrCuO4
Authors: Vavilova, E.
Moskvin, A. S.
Arango, Y. C.
Sotnikov, A.
Drechsler, S. -L.
Klingeler, R.
Volkova, O.
Vasiliev, A.
Kataev, V.
Büchner, B.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: Quantum Electric Dipole Glass and Frustrated Magnetism Near a Critical Point in Li2ZrCuO4 / E. Vavilova, A. S. Moskvin, Y. C. Arango et al. — DOI 10.26583/sv.13.4.10 // EPL. — 2009. — Vol. 88. — Iss. 2. — 27001.
Abstract: We report a new peculiar effect of the interaction between a sublattice of frustrated quantum spin-1/2 chains and a sublattice of pseudospin-1/2 centers (quantum electric dipoles) uniquely co-existing in the complex oxide γ-Li2ZrCuO4 (≡Li2CuZrO 4). 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance, Cu2+ electron spin resonance and a complex dielectric constant data reveal that the sublattice of Li+-derived electric dipoles orders glass like at Tg≃70 K yielding a spin site nonequivalency in the CuO 2 chains. We suggest that such a remarkable interplay between electrical and spin degrees of freedom might strongly influence the properties of the spiral spin state in Li2ZrCuO4 that is close to a quantum ferromagnetic critical point. In particular that strong quantum fluctuations and/or the glassy behavior of electric dipoles might renormalize the exchange integrals affecting this way the pitch angle of the spiral as well as be responsible for the missing multiferroicity present in other helicoidal magnets. Copyright © 2009 EPLA.
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 77954718032
ISSN: 0295-5075
DOI: 10.26583/sv.13.4.10
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Support of the DFG (grants 436 RUS 113/936/0-1, DR269/3-1 and KL1824/3-1) and the RFBR (grants 08-02-91952-NNIO-a, 07-02-01184-a, 06-02-17242, 07-02-96047, and 08-02-00633), is gratefully acknowledged. YCA acknowledges support of the EU Programme Alban. We thank A. A. Zvyagin and N. M. Plakida for discussions.
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