Strong magnetoelastic coupling in CrOCl
What is it about?
The phase transition of CrOCl toward a state of antiferromagnetic order below TN=13.5 K is accompanied by a lattice and structural distortion toward a twofold, 2b nuclear superstructure with a-axis unique monoclinic symmetry. The transition is associated with strong magnetoelastic coupling to a uniaxial antiferromagnet with ordered moments along c.
Why is it important?
A second transition is discovered at Tc≈27.2 K being of purely magnetic origin and indicating the formation of an incommensurate magnetic superstructure.
The following have contributed to this page: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Schönleber