Magnetism in the KBaRE(BO3)2 (RE = Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu) series: Materials with a triangular rare earth lattice

M. B. Sanders, F. A. Cevallos, R. J. Cava

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Abstract

We report the magnetic properties of compounds in the KBaRE(BO3)2 family (RE = Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb), materials with a planar triangular lattice composed of rare earth ions. The samples were analyzed by x-ray diffraction and crystallize in the space group R-3m. Physical property measurements indicate the compounds display predominantly antiferromagnetic interactions between spins without any signs of magnetic ordering above 1.8 K. The ideal 2D rare earth triangular layers in this structure type make it a potential model system for investigating magnetic frustration in rare-earth-based materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number036102
JournalMaterials Research Express
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

Keywords

  • Magnetic frustration
  • Magnetism
  • Powder x-ray diffraction

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