Incommensurate longitudinal SDW state with a long periodicity in UCu 2Si2

Fuminori Honda, Naoto Metoki, Tatsuma D. Matsuda, Yoshinori Haga, Yoshichika Onuki

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Neutron diffraction experiment on a high quality single crystal of UCu 2Si2 has been carried out in order to clarify magnetic structures of this compound. At T = 101 K, we have observed incommensurate magnetic satellite reflections with the propagation q = [0 0 δ], δ = 0.116, indicating the magnetic amplitude modulation with a long periodicity, ? = 85.7 Å corresponding to roughly 17 uranium basal plane layers. From a careful analysis of integrated intensities of the magnetic satellites, we determined that the magnetic structure of antiferromagnetic phase is the longitudinal and nearly sinusoidal spin density modulation with the first and third order modulation amplitude μ1 = 1.3 μb/U and μ3 = 0.1 μb/U, respectively. The mean field behavior of the antiferromagnetic order parameter, μ1 α (Tn - T) 1/2 is consistent with the gap formation of a SDW/CDW state. These results can be illustrated with the strong itinerant character of 5/electrons in this compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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