Condensed-matter physics: Magnetic frustration squeezed out

Peter E Schiffer

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Abstract

Atomic spins in a 'frustrated' magnet cannot simultaneously minimize the energies of their local interactions: they fluctuate continuously, even at very low temperatures. But under pressure, they line up in an ordered way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume420
Issue number6911
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2002

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