Issue 16, 2018

Magnetic ordering in a frustrated bow-tie lattice


We report a systematic X-ray and powder neutron diffraction study of the geometrically frustrated material, Ca2Mn3O8. Ca2Mn3O8 exhibits a ‘bow-tie’ like connectivity of Mn4+ with Ca2+ occupying octahedral sites between MnO6 layers. Magnetic refinements of neutron powder diffraction data indicate that the spins order with a canted four sub-lattice-like (↑↑↓↓) arrangement below ∼50 K. In addition, short range magnetic correlations can be seen to persist until ∼130 K.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic ordering in a frustrated bow-tie lattice

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14 Nov 2017
22 Feb 2018
First published
17 Apr 2018
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J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 4541-4548

Magnetic ordering in a frustrated bow-tie lattice

L. J. Vera Stimpson, E. E. Rodriguez, C. M. Brown, G. B. G. Stenning, M. Jura and D. C. Arnold, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 4541 DOI: 10.1039/C7TC05187E

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