Effects of magnetic field, anisotropy, and biquadratic interactions in type-IIA fcc antiferromagnets studied by linear spin-wave theory

Trinanjan Datta, Dao Xin Yao

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We study the spin dynamics in a 3D quantum antiferromagnet on a face-centered-cubic (fcc) lattice. The effects of magnetic field, single-ion anisotropy, and biquadratic interactions are investigated using linear spin-wave theory with spins in a canted basis about the type-IIA fcc antiferromagnetic ground state structure which is known to be stable. We calculate the expected finite-frequency neutron scattering intensity and give qualitative criteria for typical fcc materials MnO and CoO. The magnetization reduction due to quantum zero point fluctuations is also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054409
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 7 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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