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Design of a Random Quantum Spin Chain Paramagnet: Sr3CuPt0.5Ir0.5O6

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Science  26 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5248, pp. 489-491
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5248.489

Abstract

A new class of magnetic behavior, random quantum spin chain paramagnetism, has been observed in the one-dimensional compound Sr3CuPt1-xIrxO6. A random quantum spin chain system has S = spins coupled by Heisenberg exchange interactions that are randomly ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic between neighbors along the chain. This condition was fulfilled by members of the solid solution Sr3CuPt1-xIrxO6 (x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1), whose end-members, Sr3CuPtO6 and Sr3CuIrO6, are antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic, respectively. Magnetic susceptibility data for the solid solution Sr3CuPt1-xIrxO6 (x = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1) were collected and were found to be in excellent agreement with a theoretical model.

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