TY - JOUR

T1 - Neutron Scattering Investigation of the Temperature Dependence of Long-Wavelength Spin Waves in Ferromagnetic Rb2CrCI4

AU - Hutchings, M T

AU - Als-Nielsen, Jens Aage

AU - Lindgård, Per-Anker

AU - Walker, P J

PY - 1981

Y1 - 1981

N2 - The long-wavelength spin waves in Rb2CrCl4, a nearly two-dimensional ferromagnet, have been investigated at several temperatures below Tc=52.4K using neutron inelastic scattering techniques. The data have been analysed in terms of a Hartree-Fock theory using matching-matrix elements to give correctly the effects of anisotropy. Values for the parameters in the spin Hamiltonian have been found, and the theory accounts well for the energy renormalisation of the spin waves and for the transition temperature and variation of magnetic moment with temperature. Due to weak uniaxial anisotropy terms the spin wave spectrum has a small energy gap of approximately=1K at zero wavevector, which precludes true XY-type behaviour, and a canting of the spins of +or-1.1 degrees from (110) directions is predicted.

AB - The long-wavelength spin waves in Rb2CrCl4, a nearly two-dimensional ferromagnet, have been investigated at several temperatures below Tc=52.4K using neutron inelastic scattering techniques. The data have been analysed in terms of a Hartree-Fock theory using matching-matrix elements to give correctly the effects of anisotropy. Values for the parameters in the spin Hamiltonian have been found, and the theory accounts well for the energy renormalisation of the spin waves and for the transition temperature and variation of magnetic moment with temperature. Due to weak uniaxial anisotropy terms the spin wave spectrum has a small energy gap of approximately=1K at zero wavevector, which precludes true XY-type behaviour, and a canting of the spins of +or-1.1 degrees from (110) directions is predicted.

U2 - 10.1088/0022-3719/14/34/012

DO - 10.1088/0022-3719/14/34/012

M3 - Journal article

VL - 14

SP - 5327

EP - 5345

JO - Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

JF - Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

SN - 0953-8984

IS - 34

ER -