Orbital ordering and magnetic field effect in MnV2O4

T. Suzuki*, M. Katsumura, K. Taniguchi, T. Arima, T. Katsufuji

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We studied the structural properties of an orbital-spin-coupled spinel oxide, MnV2O4, mainly by single-crystal x-ray diffraction measurement. It was found that a structural phase transition from cubic to tetragonal and ferrimagnetic ordering occur at the same temperature (Ts,TN=57K). The structural phase transition was induced also by magnetic field above Ts. In addition, magnetic-field-induced alignment of tetragonal domains results in large magnetostriction below Ts. We also found that the structural phase transition is caused by the antiferro-type ordering of the V t2g orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127203
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 23

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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