Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-5-2013

Abstract

We report the discovery of a magnetic quantum critical transition in Mn[N(CN)(2)](2) that drives the system from a canted antiferromagnetic state to the fully polarized state with amplified magnetoelastic coupling as an intrinsic part of the process. The local lattice distortions, revealed through systematic phonon frequency shifts, suggest a combined MnN6 octahedra distortion + counterrotation mechanism that reduces antiferromagnetic interactions and acts to accommodate the field-induced state. These findings deepen our understanding of magnetoelastic coupling near a magnetic quantum critical point and away from the static limit.

Original Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

110

Issue

23

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