We present neutron elastic scattering results at high magnetic fields for Mg-doped CuGeO3. For low magnesium concentrations, where a spin-Peierls phase is present, we find an enhancement of the long range antiferromagnetic order in the structural incommensurate phase induced by a high magnetic field. In the incommensurate phase, the Neel temperature increases with field leading to a gain in the magnetic Bragg peak intensity at low temperatures. We also find that the magnetic Bragg peaks remain commensurate even though the structure is incommensurate at high magnetic fields due to the formation of solitons. We interpret these results in terms of the solitons formed at high-magnetic fields effectively acting as doped impurities. Our results point to a strongly disordered ground state with the antiferromagnetic order localized around impurity sites.
- neutron scattering
- SPIN-PEIERLS TRANSITION
- HEISENBERG ANTIFERROMAGNETIC CHAINS
- SOLITON LATTICE