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Nocerino, ElisabettaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4441-8882
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Nocerino, E., Kobayashi, S., Witteveen, C., Forslund, O. K., Matsubara, N., Tang, C., . . . Månsson, M. (2023). Competition between magnetic interactions and structural instabilities leading to itinerant frustration in the triangular lattice antiferromagnet LiCrSe2. Communications Materials, 4(1), Article ID 81.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competition between magnetic interactions and structural instabilities leading to itinerant frustration in the triangular lattice antiferromagnet LiCrSe2
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2023 (English)In: Communications Materials, E-ISSN 2662-4443, Vol. 4, no 1, article id 81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

LiCrSe2 constitutes a recent valuable addition to the ensemble of two-dimensional triangular lattice antiferromagnets. In this work, we present a comprehensive study of the low temperature nuclear and magnetic structure established in this material. Being subject to a strong magnetoelastic coupling, LiCrSe2 was found to undergo a first order structural transition from a trigonal crystal system (P3 ¯ m1) to a monoclinic one (C2/m) at T s = 30 K. Such restructuring of the lattice is accompanied by a magnetic transition at T N = 30 K. Refinement of the magnetic structure with neutron diffraction data and complementary muon spin rotation analysis reveal the presence of a complex incommensurate magnetic structure with a up-up-down-down arrangement of the chromium moments with ferromagnetic double chains coupled antiferromagnetically. The spin axial vector is also modulated both in direction and modulus, resulting in a spin density wave-like order with periodic suppression of the chromium moment along the chains. This behavior is believed to appear as a result of strong competition between direct exchange antiferromagnetic and superexchange ferromagnetic couplings established between both nearest neighbor and next nearest neighbor Cr3+ ions. We finally conjecture that the resulting magnetic order is stabilized via subtle vacancy/charge order within the lithium layers, potentially causing a mix of two co-existing magnetic phases within the sample.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2023
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-338336 (URN)10.1038/s43246-023-00407-x (DOI)001082516900001 ()2-s2.0-85173564755 (Scopus ID)
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Correction in 10.1038/s43246-023-00426-8

QC 20231020

Available from: 2023-10-20 Created: 2023-10-20 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Ge, Y., Andreica, D., Sassa, Y., Nocerino, E., Pomjakushina, E., Khasanov, R., . . . Forslund, O. K. (2023). Confirming the high pressure phase diagram of the Shastry-Sutherland model. In: Prando, G Pratt, F (Ed.), Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR): . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY. IOP Publishing, 2462, Article ID 012042.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Confirming the high pressure phase diagram of the Shastry-Sutherland model
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2023 (English)In: Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR) / [ed] Prando, G Pratt, F, IOP Publishing , 2023, Vol. 2462, article id 012042Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A Muon Spin Rotation (mu+SR) study was conducted to investigate the magnetic properties of SrCu2(BO3)(2) (SCBO) as a function of temperature/pressure. Measurements in zero field and transverse field confirm the absence of long range magnetic order at high pressures and low temperatures. These measurements suggest changes in the Cu spin fluctuations characteristics above 21 kbar, consistent with the formation of a plaquette phase as previously suggested by inelastic neutron scattering measurements. SCBO is the only known realisation of the Shatry-Sutherland model, thus the ground state mediating the dimer and antiferromagnetic phase is likekly to be a plaquette state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329875 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/2462/1/012042 (DOI)000995428200042 ()2-s2.0-85152616564 (Scopus ID)
Conference
15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY
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QC 20230626

Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Facio, J. I., Nocerino, E., Fulga, I. C., Wawrzynczak, R., Brown, J., Gu, G., . . . Meng, T. (2023). Engineering a pure Dirac regime in ZrTe5. SciPost Physics, 14(4), Article ID 066.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engineering a pure Dirac regime in ZrTe5
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2023 (English)In: SciPost Physics, E-ISSN 2542-4653, Vol. 14, no 4, article id 066Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Real-world topological semimetals typically exhibit Dirac and Weyl nodes that coexist with trivial Fermi pockets. This tends to mask the physics of the relativistic quasiparti-cles. Using the example of ZrTe5, we show that strain provides a powerful tool for in-situ tuning of the band structure such that all trivial pockets are pushed far away from the Fermi energy, but only for a certain range of Van der Waals gaps. Our results naturally reconcile contradicting reports on the presence or absence of additional pockets in ZrTe5, and provide a clear map of where to find a pure three-dimensional Dirac semimetallic phase in the structural parameter space of the material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stichting SciPost, 2023
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-327404 (URN)10.21468/SciPostPhys.14.4.066 (DOI)000972111900003 ()2-s2.0-85156185322 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20230526

Available from: 2023-05-26 Created: 2023-05-26 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Nocerino, E., Forslund, O. K., Wang, C., Sakurai, H., Elson, F., Palm, R., . . . Månsson, M. (2023). Magnetic nature of wolframite MgReO4. In: Prando, G Pratt, F (Ed.), 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance, MuSR 2022: . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY. IOP Publishing, 2462, Article ID 012037.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Magnetic nature of wolframite MgReO4
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2023 (English)In: 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance, MuSR 2022 / [ed] Prando, G Pratt, F, IOP Publishing , 2023, Vol. 2462, article id 012037Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rhenium oxides belonging to the family AReO4 where A is a metal cation, exhibit interesting electronic and magnetic properties. In this study we have utilized the muon spin rotation/relaxation (mu+SR) technique to study the magnetic properties of the MgReO4 compound. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first investigation reported on this interesting material, that is stabilized in a wolframite crystal structure using a special highpressure synthesis technique. Bulk magnetic studies show the onset of an antiferromagnetic (AF) long range order, or a possible singlet spin state at T-C1 approximate to 90 K, with a subtle second hightemperature transition at T-C2 approximate to 280 K. Both transitions are also confirmed by heat capacity (Cp) measurements. From our mu+SR measurements, it is clear that the sample enters an AF order below T-C1 = T-N approximate to 85 K. We find no evidence of magnetic signal above TN, which indicates that T-C2 is likely linked to a structural transition. Further, via sensitive zero field (ZF) mu(+) SR measurements we find evidence of a spin reorientation at T-Cant approximate to 65 K. This points towards a transition from a collinear AF into a canted AF order at low temperature, which is proposed to be driven by competing magnetic interactions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329458 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/2462/1/012037 (DOI)000995428200037 ()2-s2.0-85152622076 (Scopus ID)
Conference
15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY
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QC 20230621

Available from: 2023-06-21 Created: 2023-06-21 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Miniotaite, U., Forslund, O. K., Nocerino, E., Elson, F., Palm, R., Matsubara, N., . . . Månsson, M. (2023). Magnetic Properties of Multifunctional (LiFePO4)-Li-7 under Hydrostatic Pressure. In: Prando, G Pratt, F (Ed.), Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR): . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY. IOP Publishing, 2462, Article ID 012049.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Magnetic Properties of Multifunctional (LiFePO4)-Li-7 under Hydrostatic Pressure
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2023 (English)In: Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR) / [ed] Prando, G Pratt, F, IOP Publishing , 2023, Vol. 2462, article id 012049Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

LiFePO4 (LFPO) is an archetypical and well-known cathode material for rechargeable Li-ion batteries. However, its quasi-one-dimensional (Q1D) structure along with the Fe ions, LFPO also displays interesting low-temperature magnetic properties. Our team has previously utilized the muon spin rotation (mu+SR) technique to investigate both magnetic spin order as well as Li-ion diffusion in LFPO. In this initial study we extend our investigation and make use of high-pressure mu+SR to investigate effects on the low-T magnetic order. Contrary to theoretical predictions we find that the magnetic ordering temperature as well as the ordered magnetic moment increase at high pressure (compressive strain).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588
National Category
Other Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329856 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/2462/1/012049 (DOI)000995428200049 ()2-s2.0-85152635129 (Scopus ID)
Conference
15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY
Note

QC 20230626

Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Nocerino, E., Sanlorenzo, I., Papadopoulos, K., Medarde, M., Lyu, J., Klein, Y. M., . . . Månsson, M. (2023). Multiple unconventional charge density wave transitions in LaPt2Si2 superconductor clarified with high-energy X-ray diffraction. Communications Materials, 4(1), Article ID 77.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multiple unconventional charge density wave transitions in LaPt2Si2 superconductor clarified with high-energy X-ray diffraction
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2023 (English)In: Communications Materials, E-ISSN 2662-4443, Vol. 4, no 1, article id 77Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The quasi-2D platinum-based rare earth intermetallic LaPt2Si2 has attracted attention as it exhibits strong interplay between charge density wave order and superconductivity. However, most of the results reported on this material come from theoretical calculations, preliminary bulk investigations and powder samples, which makes it difficult to uniquely determine the temperature evolution of its crystal structure and, consequently, of its charge density wave transition. Therefore, the published literature around LaPt2Si2 is often controversial. Here, by means of high-resolution synchrotron X-ray diffraction data, we clarify some of the poorly or partially understood aspects of the physics of LaPt2Si2. In particular, we resolve the complex evolution of its crystal structure and superstructures, identifying the temperature dependence of multiple density wave transitions in good quality LaPt2Si2 single crystals. According to our findings, on cooling from room temperature LaPt2Si2 undergoes a series of subtle structural transitions which can be summarised as follows: second order commensurate tetragonal (P4/n m m)-to-incommensurate structure followed by a first order incommensurate-to-commensurate orthorhombic (P m m n) transition and then a first order commensurate orthorhombic (P m m n)-to-commensurate tetragonal (P4/n m m). The structural transitions are accompanied by both incommensurate and commensurate superstructural distortions of the lattice. The observed behavior is compatible with discommensuration of the CDW in this material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2023
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics Materials Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-338787 (URN)10.1038/s43246-023-00406-y (DOI)001075390200001 ()2-s2.0-85173604008 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20231101

Available from: 2023-11-01 Created: 2023-11-01 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Sugiyama, J., Forslund, O. K., Nocerino, E., Sassa, Y., Månsson, M., Hillier, A. & Ishida, K. (2023). Negative muon spin rotation and relaxation on superconducting MgB2. In: Prando, G Pratt, F (Ed.), Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR): . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY. IOP Publishing, 2462, Article ID 012059.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negative muon spin rotation and relaxation on superconducting MgB2
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2023 (English)In: Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR) / [ed] Prando, G Pratt, F, IOP Publishing , 2023, Vol. 2462, article id 012059Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The internal nuclear magnetic field in a superconducting MgB2 powder sample was studied with a mu-SR technique. Although the past mu+SR study on MgB2 reported the appearance of a dynamic behavior even below T-c due to mu(+) diffusion, mu-SR shows a static behavior in the whole temperature range measured, as expected. The ZF-mu-SR spectra do not suggest any appearance of additional magnetic field below T-c within the experimental accuracy. Considering the small asymmetry of the mu-SR signal, it is a challenge to detect the appearance of an internal magnetic field below Tc caused by the time reversal symmetry breaking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329878 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/2462/1/012059 (DOI)000995428200059 ()2-s2.0-85152637138 (Scopus ID)
Conference
15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY
Note

QC 20230626

Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Nocerino, E., Stuhr, U., San Lorenzo, I., Mazza, F., Mazzone, D. G., Hellsvik, J., . . . Månsson, M. (2023). Q-dependent electron-phonon coupling induced phonon softening and non-conventional critical behavior in the CDW superconductor LaPt2Si2. Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 8(4), Article ID 100621.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Q-dependent electron-phonon coupling induced phonon softening and non-conventional critical behavior in the CDW superconductor LaPt2Si2
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, ISSN 2468-2284, Vol. 8, no 4, article id 100621Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reports the first experimental observation of phonons and their softening on single crystalline LaPt2Si2 via inelastic neutron scattering. From the temperature dependence of the phonon frequency in close proximity to the charge density wave (CDW) q-vector, we obtain a CDW transition temperature of TCDW = 230 K and a critical exponent β = 0.28 ± 0.03. This value is suggestive of a non-conventional critical behavior for the CDW phase transition in LaPt2Si2, compatible with a scenario of CDW discommensuration (DC). The DC would be caused by the existence of two CDWs in this material, propagating separately in the non equivalent (Si1–Pt2–Si1) and (Pt1–Si2–Pt1) layers, respectively, with transition temperatures TCDW−1 = 230 K and TCDW−2 = 110 K. A strong q-dependence of the electron-phonon coupling has been identified as the driving mechanism for the CDW transition at TCDW−1 = 230 K while a CDW with 3-dimensional character, and Fermi surface quasi-nesting as a driving mechanism, is suggested for the transition at TCDW−2 = 110 K. Our results clarify some aspects of the CDW transition in LaPt2Si2 which have been so far misinterpreted by both theoretical predictions and experimental observations and give direct insight into its actual temperature dependence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2023
Keywords
CDW discommensuration, Charge density wave, Inelastic neutron scattering, Phonon softening, Unconventional superconductivity
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-336308 (URN)10.1016/j.jsamd.2023.100621 (DOI)001147608200001 ()2-s2.0-85169506032 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20240209

Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2024-02-09Bibliographically approved
Sugiyama, J., Nocerino, E., Forslund, O. K., Sassa, Y., Månsson, M., Kobayashi, S., . . . Prokscha, T. (2023). Search for a space charge layer in thin film battery materials with low-energy muons. In: Prando, G Pratt, F (Ed.), Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR): . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY. IOP Publishing, 2462, Article ID 012046.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Search for a space charge layer in thin film battery materials with low-energy muons
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2023 (English)In: Proceedings 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR) / [ed] Prando, G Pratt, F, IOP Publishing , 2023, Vol. 2462, article id 012046Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In an all solid state Li-ion battery, it is crucial to reduce ionic resistivity at the interface between the electrode and the electrolyte in order to enhance Li+ mobility across the interface. Recent first principles calculations predict the presence of a space-charge layer (SCL) at the interface due to the difference in the Li+ chemical potential at the interface between two different materials, as in the metal-semiconductor junction in electronic devices. However, the presence of SCL has never been experimentally observed. Our first attempt in a fresh multilayer sample, Cu(10 nm)/Li3PO4(50 nm)/LiCoO2(100 nm) on a sapphire substrate, with low-energy mu+SR (LE mu+SR) revealed a gradual change in the nuclear magnetic field distribution width as a function of implantation depth even across the interface between Li3PO4 and LiCoO2. This implies that the change in the field distribution width at SCL of the sample is too small to be detected by LE mu+SR.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-329873 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/2462/1/012046 (DOI)000995428200046 ()2-s2.0-85152627820 (Scopus ID)
Conference
15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (SR), AUG 28-SEP 02, 2022, Univ Parma, Parma, ITALY
Note

QC 20230626

Available from: 2023-06-26 Created: 2023-06-26 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Witteveen, C., Nocerino, E., Lopez-Paz, S. A., Jeschke, H. O., Pomjakushin, V. Y., Månsson, M. & von Rohr, F. O. (2023). Synthesis and anisotropic magnetic properties of LiCrTe2 single crystals with a triangular-lattice antiferromagnetic structure. Journal of Physics: Materials, 6(3), Article ID 035001.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Synthesis and anisotropic magnetic properties of LiCrTe2 single crystals with a triangular-lattice antiferromagnetic structure
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Materials, E-ISSN 2515-7639, Vol. 6, no 3, article id 035001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report on the synthesis of LiCrTe2 single crystals and on their anisotropic magnetic properties. We have obtained these single crystals by employing a Te/Li-flux synthesis method. We find LiCrTe2 to crystallize in a TlCdS2 -type structure with cell parameters of a = 3.9512(5) angstrom and c = 6.6196(7) angstrom at T = 175 K. The content of lithium in these crystals was determined to be neary stoichiometric by means of neutron diffraction. We find a pronounced magnetic transition at T-N(ab) = 144 K and T-N

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing, 2023
Keywords
two-dimensional materials, magnetism, magnetic anisotropy, single crystal growth
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-330501 (URN)10.1088/2515-7639/acd27a (DOI)000991066500001 ()2-s2.0-85159779973 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20230630

Available from: 2023-06-30 Created: 2023-06-30 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
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