Spectroscopy of Magnetic Insulating Transition Metal Dihalides in High Magnetic Fields

  • J. Tuchendler
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 24)

Abstract

The transition metal dihalides have attracted clnsiderable interest for many decades. Originally, attentiln was drawn to compounds such as iron dichlor-ide because they represent archetypes of a variety of materials known as metamagnets. These exhibit, at low temperatures, an antiferromagnetic state which can be ferromagnetically saturated in relatively weak external magnetic fields. This behaviour, first explained by LANDAU [1], originates in the fact that the crystals have a layered structure in which the intralayer exchange coupling is strong and ferromagnetic, while that between layers is weak and antiferromagnetic. In the last decade, it has been the quasi-two-dimensional behaviour due to the lamellar structure which renewed the interest in these compounds in connectiln with new theoretical and experimental developments on phase transitions and critical phenomena. A large set of references can be found in the review paper on magnetic model systems of DE JONGH and MIEDEMA [2].

Keywords

Anisotropy Manganese Halide Poss Alben 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Tuchendler
    • 1
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  1. 1.Laboratoire PMTMUniversité Paris NordVilletaneuseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides de l’Ecole Normale SuperieureParis 05France

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