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Title One-dimensional quantum magnetism in the S = 1/2 Mo(V) system KMoOP2O7
Abstract We present a comprehensive experimental and ab initio study of the S = 1/2 Mo5+ system, KMoOP2O7, and show that it realizes the S = 1/2 Heisenberg chain antiferromagnet model. Powder neutron diffraction reveals that KMoOP2O7 forms a magnetic network comprised of pairs of Mo5+ chains within its monoclinic P21/n structure. Antiferromagnetic interactions within the Mo5+ chains are identified through magnetometry measurements and confirmed by analysis of the magnetic specific heat. The latter reveals a broad feature centered on TN = 0.54 K, which we ascribe to the onset of long-range antiferromagnetic order. No magnetic Bragg scattering is observed in powder neutron-diffraction data collected at 0.05 K, however, which is consistent with a strongly suppressed ordered moment with an upper limit μord < 0.15 μB. The one-dimensional character of the magnetic correlations in KMoOP2O7 is verified through analysis of inelastic neutron-scattering data, resulting in a model with J2 ≈ 34 K and J1 ≈ −2 K for the intrachain and interchain exchange interactions, respectively. The origin of these experimental findings are addressed through density-functional theory calculations.
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Journal Article Phys Rev B 107, no. 1 (2023): 014415. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.107.014415 2023