Criticality in a disordered quantum antiferromagnet studied by neutron diffraction
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Field-induced magnetic ordering in the structurally disordered quantum magnets Ni(Cl1−xBrx)2⋅4SC(NH2)2, x=8% and 13%, is studied by means of neutron diffraction. The order-parameter critical exponent is found to be very close to its value β=0.5 expected for magnetic Bose-Einstein condensation in the absence of disorder. This result applies to temperatures down to 40 mK, and a 1 T range in magnetic field. The crossover exponent is found to be ϕ∼0.4 for temperature ranges as small as 300 mK. Possible reasons for a discrepancy with recent numerical simulations and bulk measurements are discussed. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review B
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit03855 - Zheludev, Andrey / Zheludev, Andrey
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