## "Frustrated Kondo chains and glassy magnetic phases on the pyrochlore lattice"Jing Luo
, UVA-Department of Physics
[Host: Gia-Wei Chern]
ABSTRACT:
We present an extensive numerical study of a new type of frustrated itinerant magnetism on the pyrochlore lattice. In this theory, the pyrochlore magnet can be viewed as a cross-linking network of Kondo or double-exchange chains. Contrary to models based on Mott insulators, this itinerant magnetism approach provides a natural explanation for several spin and orbital superstructures observed on the pyrochlore lattice. Through extensive Monte Carlo simulations, we obtain the phase diagrams at two representative electron filling fractions $n = 1/2$ and 2/3. In particular, we show that an intriguing glassy magnetic state characterized by ordering wavevectors $\mathbf q = \langle \frac{1}{3},\frac{1}{3}, 1\rangle$ gives a rather satisfactory description of the low temperature phase recently observed in spinel~GeFe$_2$O$_4$. |
Condensed Matter SeminarTuesday, April 24, 2018 11:00 AM Physics Building, Room 313 Note special date. Note special time. Note special room. |

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