Analysis of the exchange magnetic structure in Pb3Mn7O15

Eremin, E. V.; Volkov, N. V.; Sablina, K. A.; Bayukov, O. A.; Molokeev, M. S.; Komarov, V. Yu. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS, 124 (5):792-804; Doi: 10.1134/S1063776117040112 MAY 2017

The indirect-coupling model is used to analyze the exchange magnetic structure of Pb3Mn7O15 in the hexagonal setting. The ratios of manganese ions Mn4+/Mn3+ in each nonequivalent position are determined. Pb3(Mn0.95Ge0.05)7O15 and Pb3(Mn0.95Ga0.05)7O15 single crystals are grown by the solution–melt method in order to test the validity of the proposed model. The structural and magnetic properties of the single crystals are studied. The magnetic properties of the grown single crystals are compared with those of nominally pure Pb3Mn7O15.