Monochiral helimagnetism in homochiral crystals of CsCuCl3

Y. Kousaka, T. Koyama, K. Ohishi, K. Kakurai, V. Hutanu, H. Ohsumi, T. Arima, A. Tokuda, M. Suzuki, N. Kawamura, A. Nakao, T. Hanashima, J. Suzuki, J. Campo, Y. Miyamoto, A. Sera, K. Inoue, J. Akimitsu

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We report a crystal growth method to obtain homochiral single crystals of CsCuCl3 and polarized neutron diffraction studies to examine the chiral helimagnetism of this compound. The homochiral crystals were grown by two-step crystallization. First, millimeter-sized seed crystals were synthesized by spontaneous crystallization with stirring. The handedness of the seed crystals was determined by x-ray diffraction. Then, centimeter-sized homochiral crystals were obtained from the selected homochiral seed crystals. The large homochiral crystals made it possible to perform polarized neutron diffraction. We clarified a strong correlation between the crystal and magnetic chiralities, which governs the nature of antisymmetric Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071402
JournalPhysical Review Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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