Magnetic excitations of dimerized CuGeO3: Continuum scattering and interchain modulation

D. Welz, M. Nishi, M. Fujita, K. Kakurai, M. Arai, J. Akimitsu, Y. Fujii

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Triple-axis spectrometry on dimerized Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains in CuGeO3 shows continuum scattering above a resolution limited mode. The continuum intensity at 10 meV corresponds to a dimerization gap of ≈ 3.5 meV for a one-dimensional fermion model of the Cu spins. The mode intensity in the b* interchain direction varies more strongly than predicted by simple theories in three dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Chain antiferromagnets
  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • Spin dynamics
  • Spin-Peierls state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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