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Robust antiferromagnetic spin waves across the metal-insulator transition in hole-doped BaMn2As2

TitleRobust antiferromagnetic spin waves across the metal-insulator transition in hole-doped BaMn2As2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRamazanoglu, M, Sapkota, A, Pandey, A, Lamsal, J, Abernathy, DL, Niedziela, JL, Stone, MB, Kreyssig, A, Goldman, AI, Johnston, DC, McQueeney, RJ
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Pagination224401
Date Published06
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number2469-9950
Accession NumberWOS:000402466500002
Keywordsphysics, superconductor
Abstract

BaMn2As2 is an antiferromagnetic insulator where a metal-insulator transition occurs with hole doping via the substitution of Ba with K. The metal-insulator transition causes only a small suppression of the Neel temperature ( T-N) and the ordered moment, suggesting that doped holes interact weakly with the Mn spin system. Powder inelastic neutron scattering measurements were performed on three different samples of Ba1-x K-x Mn2As2 with x = 0, 0.125, and 0.25 to study the effect of hole doping and metallization on the spin dynamics. We compare the neutron intensities to a linear spin-wave theory approximation to the J(1)-J(2)-J(c) Heisenberg model. Hole doping is found to introduce only minor modifications to the exchange energies and spin gap. The changes observed in the exchange constants are consistent with the small drop of TN with doping.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.95.224401
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