Long-range magnetic ordering in R2BaNiO5 (R = magnetic rare earth) quasi-one-dimensional mixed-spin antiferromagnets is described by a simple mean-field model that is based on the intrinsic staggered magnetization function of isolated Haldane spin chains for the Ni subsystem, and single-ion magnetization functions for the rare earth ions. The model is applied to new experimental results obtained in powder diffraction experiments on Nd2BaNiO5 and NdYBaNiO5, and to previously published diffraction data for Er2BaNiO5. From this analysis we extract the bare staggered magnetization curve for Haldane spin chains in these compounds.
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