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Splitting of antiferromagnetic resonance modes in the quasi-two-dimensional collinear antiferromagnet Cu(en)(H2O)2SO4

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2020. Vol. 101. P. 014414-1-014414-10.
V. N. Glazkov, Yu. V. Krasnikova, Rodygina I. K., Chovan J., Tarasenko R., Orendáčová A.

A low-temperature magnetic resonance study of the quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet Cu(en)(H2O)2SO4 (en = C2H8N2) was performed down to 0.45 K. This compound orders antiferromagnetically at 0.9 K. The analysis of the resonance data within the hydrodynamic approach allowed us to identify anisotropy axes and to estimate the anisotropy parameters for the antiferromagnetic phase. Dipolar spin-spin coupling turns out to be the main contribution to the anisotropy of the antiferromagnetic phase. The splitting of the resonance modes and its nonmonotonous dependence on the applied frequency were observed below 0.6 K in all three field orientations. Several models are discussed to explain the origin of the nontrivial splitting, and the existence of inequivalent magnetic subsystems in Cu(en)(H2O)2SO4 is chosen as the most probable source.