We have probed the low-temperature magnetic behavior of the ordered spin-ice material Tb2Sn2O7 through ac magnetic susceptibility measurements of both the pure material and samples with small percentages of Ti substituted on the Sn sublattice. We observe a clear signature for the previously reported ordering transition at TC=850 mK, as well as evidence for dynamic freezing at temperatures well below TC, confirming the persistence of significant magnetic fluctuations deep in the spin-ordered regime. The long-range-ordering transition was completely suppressed with as little as 5% Ti for Sn substitution, and 10% Ti substitution resulted in a spin-glass-like spin freezing transition near 250 mK. The results demonstrate that the long-range magnetic ordering is surprisingly fragile in this system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 25 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials