Slow relaxation process in Ising-like Heisenberg kagome antiferromagnets due to macroscopic degeneracy in the ordered state

Shu Tanaka, Seiji Miyashita

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We study relaxation phenomena in the ferromagnetically ordered state of the Ising-like Heisenberg kagome antiferromagnets. We introduce the weathervane loop in order to characterize macroscopic degenerate ordered states and study the microscopic mechanism of the slow relaxation from a viewpoint of the dynamics of the weathervane loop configuration. This mechanism may give a possible origin of the slow relaxation reported in recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number145256
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 11
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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