Magnetic phase separation and strong enhancement of the Néel temperature at high pressures in a new multiferroic Ba3TaFe3Si2O14
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The high-pressure properties of a new multiferroic of the langasite family Ba3TaFe3Si2O14 were investigated in diamond-anvil cells (DAC) in the temperature range of 4.2–295 K by a new method of synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy. Strong enhancement of the Néel temperature T N was observed at pressures above 20 GPa associated with the structural transformation. The highest value of T N is about 130 K which is almost five times larger than the value at ambient pressure (about 27 K). It was suggested that the high value of T N appears due to redistribution of Fe ions over 3f and 2d tetrahedral sites of the langasite structure. In this case, the short Fe-O distances and favorable Fe-O-Fe bond angles create conditions for strong superexchange interactions between iron ions, and effective two-dimensional (2D) magnetic ordering appears in the (ab) plane. The separation of the sample into two magnetic phases with different T N values of about 50 and 130 K was revealed, which can be explained by the strong 2D magnetic ordering in the ab plane and 3D ordering involving inter-plane interaction.
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