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Kagome spin ice

Wills, AS; Ballou, R; Lacroix, C; (2002) Kagome spin ice.

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Abstract

A new model of localized highly frustrated ferromagnetism is presented: kagome spin ice. By use of analytical and Monte Carlo calculations its massive groundstate entropy is evaluated. Monte Carlo calculations are also used to explore the phases in the presence of further-neighbor interactions and applied fields. The importance of thermal spin fluctuations and their ability to stabilize a variety of magnetic structures is clearly manifested. Remarkably, some of these phases are only partially ordered and present both disordered and ordered sublattices.

Type:Article
Title:Kagome spin ice
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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