Magnetic properties of defects in spin-gap magnets

  • A. I. Smirnov
  • V. N. Glazkov
  • S. S. Sosin
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The magnetic properties of defects were studied in spin-gap magnets such as spin-Peierls magnet CuGeO3, Haldane magnet PbNi2V2O8, and charge-ordered ladder magnet NaV2O5. Doping of these systems with nonmagnetic impurities leads to additional magnetic degrees of freedom, which manifest themselves at low temperatures, where the intrinsic magnetic susceptibility of a spin-gap system is close to zero. Magnetic susceptibility appears due to the local destruction of the singlet ground state as a result of impurity-induced breakage of spin chains. Antiferromagnetically correlated areas arise near the spin-chain breaks. The sizes of these areas and the effective spin of these specific spin clusters are estimated. The order parameter and its spatially modulated depth are determined for impurity-induced magnetically ordered phases. The magnetic properties of defects for the NaV2O5 ladder structure are explained in the model of electrons “hopping” near the chain break. The hopping degree of freedom effectively influences the total spin of a spin-chain fragment and magnetization of the system.

PACS numbers

75.10.Jm 75.60.Ch 75.50.Ee 75.30.−m 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Smirnov
    • 1
  • V. N. Glazkov
    • 1
  • S. S. Sosin
    • 1
  1. 1.Kapitza Institute for Physical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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