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Phonon anomalies versus magnetic ordering in CuO

Published inPhysica. B, Condensed matter, vol. 284-288, p. 1396-1397
Publication date2000-07
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We report the "rst measurements of FIR and MIR re#ectivity of single-crystal monoclinic antiferromagnetic copper monoxide (CuO) in a wide temperature range (7}300 K) when b-axis and ac-plane polarized modes are completely separated and excited in transverse geometry. Previously reported softening of the A# # mode at the NeH el transition is con"rmed and found to be up to two times more signi"cant (about 10%). For the "rst time an emergence of several new IR-active lines at low temperatures is observed. The highest frequency new mode at 690 cm## strongly hardens and strengthens with cooling. The data are discussed in terms of strong spin}phonon coupling and possible charge disproportionation at low . # 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Charge disproportionation; Infrared spectroscopy; Magnetic ordering; Spin}phonon interaction 1.

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KUZMENKO, Alexey et al. Phonon anomalies versus magnetic ordering in CuO. In: Physica. B, Condensed matter, 2000, vol. 284-288, p. 1396–1397. doi: 10.1016/S0921-4526(99)02557-0
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