Dipolar spin correlations in classical pyrochlore magnets

S. V. Isakov, K. Gregor, R. Moessner, Shivaji Lal Sondhi

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A theory of the T→ 0 spin correlations of nearest-neighbor O(N) magnets on the pyrochlore lattice when they are paramagnetic down to T=0 was formulated. The classical nearest-neighbor antiferromagnet on the pyrochlore lattice was also considered. It was observed that a local constraint obeyed by the extensively degenerate ground states dictated a dipolar form for the asymptotic spin correlations. It was found that a simple analytical expression for the correlations of the equivalent models of spin ice and cubic water ice was also obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number167204
Pages (from-to)167204-1-167204-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 15 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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