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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Weak ferromagnetism above T-N in Gd2CuO4|
|Abstract:||In this work we report magnetization and Raman measurements performed in single crystals of Gd2CuO4. The data show the presence of two forbidden Raman modes (fRm), B-1g(*) and B-2g(*), and weak ferromagnetism (WF) in the CuO2 planes up to temperatures well above T(N)(Cu)similar to 280 K. We have studied the T-dependence of the intensity of these fRm and the WF component between 2 and 800 K. The WF component and the relative intensity of the two fRm decrease with increasing T and they vanish at T similar to 650 and 520 K, respectively. Recent neutron diffraction experiments observed a tetragonal to orthorhombic phase transition at T congruent to 650 K. These results are interpreted in terms of structural distortions within the CuO2 planes that lead to the existence of a distribution of coexisting tetragonal and orthorhombic crystallographic domains in this system. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.|
structural phase transitions
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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