Spin liquid to spin glass transition in Y(Sc)Mn2 system caused by nonmagnetic impurity

M. Shiga, K. Fujisawa, H. Wada

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Magnetic, thermal and electrical properties of the Y0.95Sc0.05(Mn1−xAlx)2 pseudo-binary system have been studied. The ground state of Y0.95Sc0.05Mn2 is paramagnetic with quantum spin fluctuations of large amplitude. By substituting Al for Mn, x−T curves exhibit a maximum due to a spin glass freezing and the enhanced γ value for x = 0 decreases rapidly with x. These observations are interpreted as a result of the spin liquid to spin glass transition by impurity effects in a frustrated system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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