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Quantum magnets with strong spin-orbit interaction probed via neutron and x-ray scattering

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This thesis presents details of x-ray and neutron scattering experiments used to probe quantum magnets with strong spin-orbit interaction. The first of these systems are the three-dimensional iridate compounds, in which the three-fold co-ordination of IrO6 octahedra has been theoretically hypothesized to stabilize anisotropic exchange between Ir4+ ions. This novel interaction between these spin-orbital entangled, Jeff=1/2 moments is described by a ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Condensed Matter Physics
Research group:
Quantum Magnetism and Quantum Phase Transitions
Oxford college:
University College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-06-15

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