151Eu Mössbauer study of magnetic ordering in flux-grown ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic forms of EuCd2As2D. H. Ryan, Na Hyun Jo, Brinda Kuthanazhi, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Paul C. Canfield
- General Physics and Astronomy
EuCd2As2 is a remarkably complex magnetic semimetal that may behave as a topological insulator or host two pairs of Weyl points, depending on the growth conditions and the final magnetic state. Both antiferromagnetic (AFM) and ferromagnetic (FM) forms have been grown, and we show here, using 151Eu Mössbauer spectroscopy, that the differences between the AFM and FM forms extend well beyond their ground state magnetic structures. Whereas the AFM form undergoes a conventional AFM → paramagnetic transition on warming, the FM form passes through a complex incommensurate modulated state before becoming paramagnetic.