Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-21-2003

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Abstract

Neutron diffraction in Fe(Al) reveals incommensurate spin density waves (SDWs) in alloys known to be spin glasses. The wave vectors for crystals of Fe(34Al), Fe(40Al), and Fe(43Al) show n varying from 11 to 6 for →q=2π(h±1/n,k±1/n,l±1/n)/a0, where (h,k,l) and a0 characterize the parent bcc lattice of the CsCl structure. The magnetic reflections are present far above the spin-glass freezing temperatures. These SDWs keep the spins on nearest-neighbor Fe atoms close to parallel, in contrast with SDWs in Cr, which keep nearest-neighbor spins close to antiparallel.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.217201

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