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|Title:||The effect of spin dilution on magnetism of the linear chain system beta-Cu(2-x)Zn(x)V(2)O(7)|
|Publisher:||INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES|
|Citation:||PRAMANA-JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 74(5), 833-843|
|Abstract:||We have measured the magnetic susceptibility (X) and heat capacity (C(p)) of beta-Cu(2-x)Zn(x)V(2)O(7) (x = 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3, 2) in the temperature range 2-300 K. A one-dimensional alternating exchange Heisenberg antiferromagnetism (HAF) is observed in all compositions with chains of infinite length. The intra-chain exchange remains uniform and decreases marginally with dilution of the magnetic state. A cooperative ordering is seen in the magnetic chains for all Zn concentrations (x <= 0.3). The temperature of occurrence of this transition decreases with increasing Zn concentration. Though the conventional spin-wave theory has been used here to describe the properties of the ordered phase, the presence of some contributions like the lattice heat capacity in C(p) and the Curie-Weiss term in susceptibility introduces some uncertainties in the estimation of the proportions contributed by the spin system. Therefore, the nature of the ordered phase could not be ascertained unambiguously.|
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