We report the low temperature charge ordered structure and magnetic relaxation in nearly stoichiometric YFe 2 O 4 in which the charge frustration effect is considered to be dominant. The superlattice reflections have revealed the presence of four different phases with a triple, double, quadruple and septuplex charge-superstructure in the temperature range from room temperature to 130 K. The observed successive transitions have been proposed by a previous X-ray powder diffraction study. A slow relaxation of the superstructure was found at 130 K. Time dependence of the magnetic moment was observed at about 240 K to suggest a similar relaxation.
|出版ステータス||Published - 6月 1 2003|
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