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Author Franco, D.G.; Carbonio, R.E.; Kaul, E.E.; Nieva, G.
Title Tailoring the ground state of the ferrimagnet La2Ni(Ni1/3Sb2/3)O6 Type Journal Article
Year 2013 Publication Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Abbreviated Journal J. Magn. Magn. Mater.
Volume 346 Issue Pages 196-202
Keywords Ferrimagnetic; Double perovskite; Magnetic frustration; Superexchange and super-superexchange interaction; Magnetic oxide
Abstract We report on the magnetic and structural properties of La2Ni(Ni1/3Sb2/3)O6 in polycrystal, single crystal and thin film samples. We found that this material is a ferrimagnet ( T c ≈ 100 K ) which possesses a very distinctive and uncommon feature in its virgin curve of the hysteresis loops. We observe that bellow 20 K it lies outside the hysteresis cycle, and this feature was found to be an indication of a microscopically irreversible process possibly involving the interplay of competing antiferromagnetic interactions that hinder the initial movement of domain walls. This initial magnetic state is overcome by applying a temperature dependent characteristic field. Above this field, an isothermal magnetic demagnetization of the samples yield a ground state different from the initial thermally demagnetized one.
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