Spin structure factor of the frustrated quantum magnet Cs2 CuCl4

Denis Dalidovich, Rastko Sknepnek, A. John Berlinsky, Junhua Zhang, Catherine Kallin

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The ground state properties and neutron structure factor for the two-dimensional antiferromagnet on the triangular lattice, with unidirectional anisotropy in the nearest-neighbor exchange couplings and a weak Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction, are studied. This Hamiltonian has been used to interpret neutron scattering measurements on the spin 1 2 spiral spin-density-wave system, Cs2 CuCl4. Calculations are performed using a 1 S expansion, taking into account interactions between spin waves. The ground state energy, the shift of the ordering wave vector, Q, and the local magnetization are all calculated to order 1 S2. The neutron structure factor, obtained using anharmonic spin-wave Green's functions to order 1 S, is shown to be in reasonable agreement with published neutron data, provided that slightly different parameters are used for the exchange and DM interactions than those inferred from measurements in high magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184403
JournalPhysical review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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