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Condensed Matter > Strongly Correlated Electrons

Title: Geometric frustration on the trillium lattice in a magnetic metal-organic framework

Abstract: In the dense metal-organic framework Na[Mn(HCOO)$_3$], Mn$^{2+}$ ions ($S=\frac{5}{2}$) occupy the nodes of a `trillium' hyperkagome net. We show that this material exhibits a variety of behaviour characteristic of geometric frustration: the N\'eel transition is suppressed well below the characteristic magnetic interaction strength; short-range magnetic order persists far above the N\'eel temperature; and the magnetic susceptibility exhibits a pseudo-plateau at $\frac{1}{3}$-saturation magnetisation. We demonstrate that a simple nearest-neighbour Heisenberg antiferromagnet model accounts quantitatively for each observation, and hence Na[Mn(HCOO)$_3$] is the first experimental realisation of this model on the trillium net. We develop a mapping between this trillium model and that on the two-dimensional Shastry-Sutherland lattice, and demonstrate how both link geometric frustration within the classical spin liquid regime to a strong magnetocaloric response at low fields.
Subjects: Strongly Correlated Electrons (cond-mat.str-el); Materials Science (cond-mat.mtrl-sci); Other Condensed Matter (cond-mat.other); Statistical Mechanics (cond-mat.stat-mech)
Cite as: arXiv:2012.10361 [cond-mat.str-el]
  (or arXiv:2012.10361v1 [cond-mat.str-el] for this version)

Submission history

From: Johnathan Bulled [view email]
[v1] Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:06:39 GMT (784kb,D)

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