The spin dynamics of the frustrated quasi-two-dimensional spin-5/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic kagome compound deuteronium jarosite, (D(3)O) Fe(3)(SO(4))(2)(OD)(6), has been studied using inelastic neutron scattering. The dynamic magnetic susceptibility shows a clear spin-liquid behavior with strong dynamic short-range correlations with staggered chirality, as seen from the wave vector dependence at finite-energy transfers. The magnetic scattering at low temperatures is gapless and extends out to at least 20 meV. The dynamics shows a non-exponential relaxation behavior but no dynamical w/T scaling. The characteristic energy (inverse relaxation rate) increases linearly with temperature.
|Journal||EPL: A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- pyrochlore antiferromagnet
- magnetic excitations
- potassium jarosite
- range order
Fak, B., Coomer, F., Harrison, A., Visser, D., & Zhitomirsky, M. E. (2008). Spin-liquid behavior in a kagome antiferromagnet: Deuteronium jarosite. EPL: A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Physics, 81(1), . https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/81/17006