Spin-lattice model of magnetoelectric transitions in RbCoBr3

Tota Nakamura, Yoichi Nishiwaki

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Extensive Monte-Carlo simulations are performed to analyze a recent neutron-diffraction experiment on a distorted triangular lattice compound RbCoBr3. We consider a spin-lattice model where both spin and lattice are Ising variables. This model explains well successive magnetic and dielectric transitions observed in the experiment. The exchange interaction parameters and the spin-lattice coupling are estimated. It is found that the spin-lattice coupling is important to explain the slow growth of a ferrimagnetic order. The present simulations were made possible by developing a modified Monte-Carlo algorithm, which accelerates slow Monte-Carlo dynamics of quasi-one-dimensional frustrated systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104422
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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