Looking for a quantum spin liquid in the BaNi2(V1−xPx)2O8 spin 1 honeycomb system

Mimi Chung, Tai Kong, R. J. Cava

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The general magnetic characterisation of a series of materials in the BaNi2V2O8-BaNi2P2O8 layered honeycomb spin-1 system is reported. A change from dominantly 2-dimensional (2D) to dominantly 3-dimentional (3D) magnetic character is observed on progressing from the pure V to the pure P material. The change is continuous with composition in BaNi2(V1−xPx)2O8. But a variety of features in the temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibilities at low temperatures suggest that the magnetic system is complex. Although the Curie–Weiss temperature becomes less strongly negative on increasing the P content, an indication of increased competition between different types of magnetic coupling, the system does not appear to be approaching a quantum spin liquid state at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2051-2062
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 18 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Magnetic oxides
  • crystal structure
  • magnetic phase transition


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