Two-dimensional magnetism in the pnictide superconductor parent material SrFeAsF probed by muon-spin relaxation

Physical review. B, Condensed matter (Impact Factor: 3.66). 11/2008; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.060402
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We report muon-spin relaxation measurements on SrFeAsF, which is the parent compound of a newly discovered iron-arsenic-fluoride based series of superconducting materials. We find that this material has very similar magnetic properties to LaFeAsO, such as separated magnetic and structural transitions (TN = 120 K, Ts = 175 K), contrasting with SrFe2As2 where they are coincident. The muon oscillation frequencies fall away very sharply at TN, which suggests that the magnetic exchange between the layers is weaker than in comparable oxypnictide compounds. This is consistent with our specific heat measurements, which find that the entropy change S = 0.05 J/mol/K largely occurs at the structural transition and there is no anomaly at TN. Comment: 4 pages, 3 figures

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