The antiferromagnetic (AF) compound BaCu2Si2O7is studied by magnetic susceptibility and neutron-scattering techniques. The observed behavior is dominated by the presence of loosely coupled S=1/2 chains with the intrachain AF exchange constant J≈ 24.1 meV. Long-range Néel ordering is observed below TN=9.2 K. The results are discussed within the framework of the mean-field RPA model for weakly interacting quantum spin chains.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics