Quasicritical Behaviour of the NMR and µSR Relaxation in YMn2Dx
A. Paja, P. Mietniowski and H. Figiel
University of Mining and Metallurgy, Faculty of Physics and Nuclear Techniques Department of Solid State Physics, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
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The magnetic and structural properties of YMn2 are strongly influenced by introduction of hydrogen (deuterium) in the structure, however, it only slightly modifies the noncollinear antiferromagnetic structure of the compound. The temperature dependences of the NMR relaxation times T1 and T2 of deuterium and the zero-field relaxation of muons in YMn2Dx were measured at temperatures above the magnetic ordering temperature TN. The corresponding relaxation rates are described by the empirical expression (T/TN-1), where the exponent η increases linearly with deuterium concentration x. To explain this behaviour, the Moriya theory of spin fluctuations was used. The expressions for NMR and μSR relaxation rates have been calculated. The resultant formulae agree well with the experiment, giving reasonable values of fitting parameters. The results obtained are discussed in terms of spin fluctuation excitation spectrum.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.97.867
PACS numbers: 75.40.-s, 76.60.-k, 76.75.+i