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Ghost Modes and Continuum Scattering in the Dimerized Distorted Kagome Lattice Antiferromagnet Rb2Cu3SnF12

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Author(s)

K. Matan, Y. Nambu, Yang Zhao, T.J. Sato, Y. Fukumoto, T. Ono, H. Tanaka, Collin L. Broholm, A. Podlesnyak, G. Ehlers

Abstract

Magnetic excitations of the pinwheel valence bond solid state in the distorted kagome lattice antiferromagnet Rb2Cu3SnF12 were studied using high-resolution inelastic neutron scattering. A weakly dispersive mode around 5 meV and duplicate triplet excitations were observed. These modes cannot be reproduced by the dimer series expansion of six dimers, but are attributed to the folding of the two dimensional Brillouin zone caused by the structural transition. Polarization analysis of the excitations indicates the transitions from the singlet state to the Stot,z=±1 and Stot,z= 0 triplet states are predominantly in-plane and out-of-plane polarized, respectively. Futhermore, continuum scattering was observed above 8 meV.
Citation
Physical Review B
Volume
89
Issue
2

Citation

Matan, K. , Nambu, Y. , Zhao, Y. , Sato, T. , Fukumoto, Y. , Ono, T. , Tanaka, H. , Broholm, C. , Podlesnyak, A. and Ehlers, G. (2014), Ghost Modes and Continuum Scattering in the Dimerized Distorted Kagome Lattice Antiferromagnet Rb<sub>2</sub>Cu<sub>3</sub>SnF<sub>12</sub>, Physical Review B, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914107 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created January 20, 2014, Updated October 12, 2021