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Low Energy Spin Dynamics in the Spin Ice, Ho2Sn2O7



G. Ehlers, A. Huq, S. O. Diallo, C. Adriano, K. C. Rule, A. L. Cornelius, P. Fouquet, P. G. Pagliuso, Jason S. Gardner


The magnetic properties of Ho2Sn2O7 have been investigated and compared to other spin ice compounds. Although the lattice has expanded by 3% relative to the better studied Ho2Ti2O7 spin ice, no significant changes were observed in the high temperature properites, Tapproximately greater than} 20 K. As the temperature is lowered and correlations develop, Ho2Sn2O7 enters its quantum phase at a slightly higher temperature than Ho2Sn2O7 and is more antiferromagnetic in character. Below 80 K a weak inelastic mode associated with the holmium nuclear spin system has been measured. The hyperfine field at the holmium nucleus ws found to be ≅ 700 T.
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter


neutron scattering, quasielastic, spin ice


Ehlers, G. , Huq, A. , Diallo, S. , Adriano, C. , Rule, K. , Cornelius, A. , Fouquet, P. , Pagliuso, P. and Gardner, J. (2012), Low Energy Spin Dynamics in the Spin Ice, Ho<sub>2</sub>Sn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>7</sub>, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, [online], (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created February 7, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021