Spin fluctuations and spin-liquid behaviors of frustrated kagome antiferromagnets have received intense recent attention. Although most severe frustration was predicted for an Ising kagome antiferromagnet, a real material system of undistorted kagome lattice has not been found so far. Here we report the frustrated magnetism of a new Ising kagome antiferromagnet, MgCo 3(OH) 6Cl 2, which can be viewed as a Co version of the intensively researched quantum kagome antiferromagnet of Herbertsmithite ZnCu 3(OH) 6Cl 2. Experiments of magnetization, heat capacity, μSR, and neutron scattering demonstrated a partially frozen state with persistent spin fluctuations below around T = 2.7 K. The present study has provided a real material system to study the Ising spin behaviors on undistorted kagome lattice.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 10 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials