Title: Direct Observation of Phase Coherence in 3-k Magnetic Configurations
Authors: BLACKBURN ElizabethBERNHOEFT N.MCINTYRE G.WILKINS S.b.BOULET PascalOLLIVIER J.PODLESNYAK A.JURANYI F.JAVORSKY PavelLANDER GerardMATTENBERGER K.VOGT O.
Citation: PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE LETTERS vol. 86 no. 17-18 p. 2553-2565
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC30264
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30264
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: We report the observation by neutron diffraction of phase coherent Bragg reactions in a multi-k magnetic confguration with a spatial periodicity outside the conventional scattering cross-section. The peaks, which exist in the 3-k state of UAs0:8Se0:2, display long-range order with a wavevector dependence characteristic of a magnetic interaction. The results confirm the long-range order and temperature dependence reported in an earlier study of similar peaks in this material using x-ray resonant scattering by (a) the non-trivial extension to the technique of neutron diffraction, and (b) the observation of similar 3-k phase-coherent re ections in other samples by x-ray resonant scattering. The importance of the neutron diffraction results lies primarily in the fact that magnetic neutron diffraction is well established as a weak probe operating on thermodynamic time scales.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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