Magnetic phase transition and the spin excitations in cluster antiferromagnetic K0.8Fe1.6Se2
Department of physics, Tsinghua University - 100084 Beijing, China
Accepted: 24 April 2012
We have studied the magnetic phase diagram and magnetic properties of iron selenide K0.8Fe1.6Se2 using an effective spin-exchange model. By applying the bond-operator approach, we show that the Fe moments form a checkerboard antiferromagnetic structure in a wide range of parameter regions, and the phase boundary between the magnetic phase and the spin-disordered phase is calculated as a function of the exchange interactions. We also calculate the spin excitation spectrums as well as the predicted inelastic neutron scattering patterns of the checkerboard antiferromagnetic state within the spin-wave method.
PACS: 75.25.-j – Spin arrangements in magnetically ordered materials (including neutron and spin-polarized electron studies, synchrotron-source x-ray scattering, etc.) / 75.30.Kz – Magnetic phase boundaries (including classical and quantum magnetic transitions, metamagnetism, etc.) / 74.70.Xa – Pnictides and chalcogenides
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