The magnetic coupling between Fe and Cu moments in the charge-disproportionated CaCu3Fe4O12 is studied by neutron powder diffraction, x-ray absorption, and magnetic circular dichroism measurements. The magnetic moments of the B-site Fe are coupled antiferromagnetically with those of the A'-site Cu, and the Fe3+ and Fe5+ spins at the B site align ferromagnetically. The orbital contribution of the magnetic moment for Fe is significant and appears to stabilize the ferrimagnetic structure of charge-disproportionated CaCu3Fe4O12.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Sep 2011|
- RAY CIRCULAR-DICHROISM