Neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structure of the superconducting Ru-1222-type ruthenocuprate RuSr2Y1.5Ce0.5Cu2O10-δ: Evidence for long-range antiferromagnetic order

Abbie McLaughlin, I. Felner, V. P. S. Awana

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A neutron diffraction study on the superconducting Ru-1222 ruthenocuprate RuSr2Y1.5Ce0.5Cu2O10-d (Tc=35 K) prepared by the high-pressure high-temperature technique reveals long-range antiferromagnetic order below 140 K. Neighboring spins are antiparallel on the ab plane but both antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic alignments along c are observed. The refined low-temperature moment is 1.5(3)µB. The observation of a ferromagnetic moment from magnetic measurements suggests that the Ru spins are canted below 91 K with a zero-field moment of <0.3µB.
Original languageEnglish
Article number 094501
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2008



  • spin rotation
  • magnetoresitances
  • ferromagnetism
  • rusr2gdcu2o8
  • coexistence
  • EU
  • GD

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