Spin-gap and antiferromagnetic correlations in low-dimensional PbNi2-xAxV2O8 compounds (A = Mg, Co)
SourceApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
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The effect of the impurity doping in the quantum-spin chains of the PbNi2V2O8 Haldane-gap compound is studied. We report elastic neutron scattering and bulk magnetic susceptibility measurements on the quasi-one-dimensional system PbNi2-xAxV2O8 doped at the Ni2+ (S = 1) sites by either non-magnetic A = Mg2+ (S = 0) or magnetic A = Co2+ (S = 3/2) ions, with x = 0.12 and 0.08, respectively. The results reveal that the magnitude of the Néel temperature depends strongly on the spin value of the A cation.