Local spin susceptibility in the orbital-frustrated vanadium oxide BaV 10O15

Yasuhiro Shimizu, Ken Ichiro Matsudaira, Masayuki Itoh, Tomomasa Kajita, Takuro Katsufuji

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Abstract

BaV10O15 having a bilayer triangular lattice exhibits a semiconductor-insulator transition accompanied by the structural phase transition at Tc ∼130 K. We show the microscopic properties of the phase transition investigated by 51V NMR measurements on a single crystal. We have observed 51V NMR spectra from two of the three inequivalent V sites at high temperatures. The Knight shift tensors are determined at 300 K for the two V sites. The local spin susceptibility strongly depends on the V sites and temperature despite the nearly independent magnetic susceptibility. Each spectrum is split into two below 200 K far above T c, suggesting a charge/order ordering transition. The local spin susceptibilities of the three sites gradually vanish with decreasing temperature, consistent with the V trimer formation. The microscopic evidence for the spin singlet state is clearly observed below Tc.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012071
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume320
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Frustration in Condensed Matter, ICFCM - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jan 112011 Jan 14

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