ESR study of the spin ladder with uniform Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
Evolution of the ESR absorption in a strong-leg spin ladder magnet (C7H10N)2CuBr4 (abbreviated as DIMPY)
is studied from 300 K to 400 mK. Temperature dependence of the ESR relaxation follows a staircase of crossovers
between different relaxation regimes. We argue that the main mechanism of ESR line broadening in DIMPY is
uniform Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (|D| = 0.31 K) with an effective longitudinal component along an
exchange bond of Cu ions within the legs resulting from the low crystal symmetry of DIMPY and nontrivial
orbital ordering. The same Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction along with other weaker anisotropic spin-spin
interactions results in the lifting of the triplet excitation degeneracy, revealed through the weak splitting of the
ESR absorption at low temperatures.
Electron spin resonance experiment reveals that non-magnetic bond doping of the spin-gap magnet (C4H12N2)Cu2Cl6 (abbreviated PHCC) results in the formation of S = 1 paramagnetic centers that dominate low-temperature ESR response. We have followed evolution of this signal with doping impurity content and have found that the concentraion of these centers is quadratic over the impurity content. We also observe coexistence of the ESR responses from these local centers and from delocalized triplet excitations over a certain temperature range.
From magnetic, specific heat, 170Yb Mossbauer effect, neutron diffraction, and muon spin relaxation measurements on polycrystalline Yb2Sn2O7, we show that below the first order transition at 0.15 K all of the Yb3+ ions are long-range magnetically ordered and each has a moment of 1.1 Bohr magneton which lies at 10 degrees to a common fourfold cubic axis. The four sublattice moments have four different directions away from this axis and are therefore noncoplanar. We term this arrangement splayed ferromagnetism. This ground state has a dynamical component with a fluctuation rate in the megahertz range. The net ferromagnetic exchange interaction has an anisotropy that favors the local threefold axis. We discuss our results in terms of the phase diagram proposed by Savary and Balents [Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 037202 (2012)] for a pyrochlore lattice of Kramers S=1/2 effective spins.
We report results of an electron spin resonance (ESR) study of a spin-gap antiferromagnet (C4H12N2)(Cu2Cl6) (nicknamed PHCC) with chlorine ions partially substituted by bromine. We found that up to 10% of nominal doping the contribution of the random defects to the absorption spectra remains at about 0.1% per copper ion, which is almost the same as in the pure system. Instead, a particular kind of ESR absorption corresponding to gapless S = 1 triplets is observed at low temperatures in samples with high nominal bromine content x 5%. Increase of bromine concentration also leads to the systematic broadening of ESR absorption line, indicating reduction of the quasi-particles lifetime.
The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.
Radiation conditions are described for various space regions, radiation-induced effects in spacecraft materials and equipment components are considered and information on theoretical, computational, and experimental methods for studying radiation effects are presented. The peculiarities of radiation effects on nanostructures and some problems related to modeling and radiation testing of such structures are considered.