Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published by American Physical Society. Copyright 2001. Permission to use. Phys. Rev. B 63, 1324 (2001).


The axial magnetic phase diagram of the antiferromagnet Fe0.95Mg0.05Br2 is studied by specific heat, superconducting quantum interference device, and Faraday rotation techniques. The diamagnetic impurities give rise to random-field criticality along the second-order phase line Hc(T) between TN=13.1 K and a multicritical point at Tm≈5 K, and to a spin-flop line between Tm and the critical end-point temperature Te≈3.5 K. The phase line H1(T)c(T) ending at Tm is probably due to symmetric nondiagonal exchange.

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