Magnetism in Re-based ferrimagnetic double perovskites
2009 (English)In: New Journal of Physics, ISSN 1367-2630, Vol. 11, 073047- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have investigated spin and orbital magnetic moments of the Re 5d ion in the double perovskites A(2)FeReO(6) (A = Ba, Sr, Ca) by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) at the Re L(2,3) edges. In these ferrimagnetic compounds, an unusually large negative spin and positive orbital magnetic moment at the Re atoms was detected. The presence of a finite spin magnetic moment in a 'non-magnetic' double perovskite as observed in the double perovskite Sr(2)ScReO(6) proves that Re has also a small, but finite intrinsic magnetic moment. We further show for the examples of Ba and Ca that the usually neglected alkaline earth ions undoubtedly also contribute to the magnetism in the ferrimagnetic double perovskites.
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2009. Vol. 11, 073047- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101645DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/7/073047ISI: 000268480200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-68149180954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-101645DiVA: diva2:549599
QC 201209052012-09-052012-08-302012-09-05Bibliographically approved