75As nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements carried out on underdoped, non-superconducting Ca10(Pt3As 8)(Fe2As2)5 reveal physical properties that are similar but not identical to 122 superconductor parent compounds such as BaFe2As2. Results from the single crystal study indicate a phase transition to an antiferromagnetic (AF) state on cooling through T ∼ 100 K, albeit nonuniformly. Specifically, the NMR lineshape reflects the presence of staggered hyperfine fields on the As sites associated with a striped AF order. The variation of the internal hyperfine field with temperature suggests that the phase transition to the AF state is discontinuous, and therefore likely coincident with the structural transition inferred from transport experiments.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics