Strain-engineered incommensurability in epitaxial Heisenberg antiferromagnets

T. M. Giebultowicz, N. Samarth, H. Luo, J. K. Furdyna, P. Klosowski, J. J. Rhyne

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Neutron-diffraction studies of ZnTe/MnSe strained-layer superlattices show the formation of an incommensurate helimagnetic phase below 70 K. The incommensurate ordering is characterized by a wave vector that can be tuned by both strain and dimensionality. Furthermore, the incommensurate helical pitch varies smoothly with temperature, without locking in at any commensurate values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12076-12079
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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