The realization of quantum spin liquids on a triangular lattice magnet remains challenging due to quenched disorders present in real materials. Here, we report local-probe signatures of spin-liquid-like excitations in the structurally perfect triangular antiferromagnet Na2BaCo(PO4)2. Our zero-field and longitudinal-field muon spin relaxation measurements reveal both spatially and temporally correlated spins with no hint of static magnetism down to 80 mK, consistent with a quantum spin liquid. Comprehensive Na23 nuclear magnetic resonance experiments enable us to identify a field-induced crossover of magnetic excitations from a spinonlike to a gapped magnon at the critical field μ0HC=1.65 T. Our findings uncover the temporal, thermal, and magnetic-field characteristics of the magnetic excitations in the triangular-lattice quantum spin liquid candidate Na2BaCo(PO4)2.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|State||Published - Jan 11 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics