The Geometries of Triangular Magnetic Lattices

Robert J. Cava, Katharine L. Holman, Tyrel McQueen, Eric J. Welsh, D. Vincent West, Anthony J. Williams

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A survey of the crystal structures of materials that are currently being studied in the context of geometric magnetic frustration in triangular lattices is presented, based on a purely geometrical picture of their magnetic lattices. Two-dimensional materials are first described, followed by three dimensional materials of increasing structural complexity. When known, both transition metal and rare earth based examples within a lattice type are noted. The ideal cases are described, as well as the geometries that are found in some materials for which ideal triangular symmetry is broken in different ways. A brief description of materials preparation and crystal growth is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Solid-State Sciences
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Solid-State Sciences
ISSN (Print)0171-1873
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4179

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Magnetic Atom
  • Magnetic Frustration
  • Magnetic Lattice
  • Octahedra Sharing Edge
  • Triangular Lattice


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