Effects of hole-doping and disorder on the magnetic states of delafossite CuCrO2 having a spin-3/2 antiferromagnetic triangular sublattice

Tetsuji Okuda, Ryoichi Kajimoto, Mario Okawa, Tomohiko Saitoh

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Abstract

In this review, we will discuss the effects of itinerant hole and disorder produced by substitutions on the magnetic states of polycrystalline delafossite oxide CuCrO2 having a spin-3/2 antiferromagnetic triangular sublattice. First, we will show the effects of hole-doping by the substitution of nonmagnetic Mg2+ for magnetic Cr3+ on the physical properties of CuCrO2, and will discuss the origin of nontrivial promotion of the 120° Néel state due to the coupling between the itinerant hole and localized spin. Next, we will show the effects of disorder introduced by the isovalent substitutions such as the nonmagnetic Ag+ substitution for nonmagnetic Cu+ and the nonmagnetic Al3+ one for magnetic Cr3+, and will discuss the possibility of appearance of unusual magnetic states such as spin liquid or spin nematic states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1330002
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 20
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antiferromagnetic triangular lattice
  • delafossite
  • geometrical frustration
  • hole-doping
  • order by disorder
  • spin liquid
  • spin nematic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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