Nanometer structural columns and frustration of magnetic ordering in Nb12O29

E. N. Andersen, T. Klimczuk, V. L. Miller, H. W. Zandbergen, Robert Joseph Cava

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Single phase samples of the monoclinic and orthorhombic polymorphs of Nb12O29 have been identified and isolated. These polymorphs have different arrangements of nanometer dimension structural columns of ReO3-type niobium oxygen arrays: They differ in structure after a 3-nm translation in one of three dimensions while being the same in the other two. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show that one polymorph displays an antiferromagnetic transition at 12K, along with short-range order fluctuations up to 25K, while the other shows strict Curie-Weiss behavior down to 2K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033413
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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