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Short-range order in the quantum XXZ honeycomb lattice material BaCo2(PO4)2

Recently published in Physical Review B: The magnetic honeycomb lattice with competing interactions can give rise to unconventional quantum phases.  We present observations of highly frustrated quasi two-dimensional (2D) magnetic correlations in the honeycomb lattice layers of the Seff =

Tuning the antiferromagnetic helical pitch length and nanoscale domain size in Fe3PO4O3 by magnetic dilution

We have investigated the effect of magnetic dilution (substituting Ga for Fe) on the partially ordered helical antiferromagnetic ground state of Fe3PO4O3.  The helical state in this compound is known to form in needle-like domains, with short range correlations in

Gavin Hester wins poster prize

Graduate student Gavin Hester won a poster prize at the SNS/HFIR User Group Meeting at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in July 2017.  Well done, Gavin!

Tyler Dodge wins poster prizes

Undergraduate researcher Tyler Dodge has won prizes this year at two conferences (Front Range Advanced Magnetics Symposium 2016, and the APS Four Corners section meeting 2016) for his poster that described developing the Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy probe.  Well done, Tyler!

Tim Reeder wins presentation award

Undergraduate researcher Tim Reeder won a prize for an excellent oral presentation that he gave at the Magnetics workshop held at CSU in the fall of 2016.  Well done, Tim!    

Single-ion properties of the S = 1/2 XY antiferromagnetic pyrochlores, NaA’Co2F7 (A’ = Ca2+, Sr2+)

Our paper on the single ion properties of Cobalt-based S=1/2 pyrochlores NaCaCo2F7 and NaSrCo2F7 was published in PRB as an editors suggestion.  Based on inelastic neutron scattering, from which we can extract the single ion angular momentum wavefunctions and thus

Nanosized Helical Domains in Strongly frustrated Fe3PO4O3

Our first paper from a collaboration with the Neilson Lab was published in PRB as an editor’s suggestion.  Fe3PO4O3 is a frustrated antiferromagnet with triangular motifs that decorate a simple rhombohedral lattice.  The geometric frustration produces an anti-ferromagnetic helical magnetic structure with