In the corner-sharing lattice, magnetic frustration causes macroscopic degeneracy in the ground state, which prevents systems from ordering. However, if the ensemble of the degenerate configuration has some global structure, the system can have a symmetry breaking phenomenon and thus posses a finite temperature phase transition. As a typical example of such cases, the magnetic phase transition of the Ising-like Heisenberg antiferromagnetic model on the kagomé lattice has been studied. There, a phase transition of the two-dimensional ferromagnetic Ising universality class occurs accompanying with the uniform spontaneous magnetization. Because of the macroscopic degeneracy in the ordered phase, the system is found to show an entropy-driven ordering process, which is quantitatively characterized by the number of "weathervane loop" (WL). We investigate this novel type of slow relaxation in regularly frustrated system.
- Antiferromagnetic Kagomé system
- Classical Heisenberg spin system
- Entropy effect
- Phase transition
- Slow relaxation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)