Title

Discovery of the griffiths phase in the itinerant magnetic semiconductor Fe1-xCoxS2

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-11-2008

Abstract

Critical points that can be suppressed to zero temperature are interesting because quantum fluctuations have been shown to dramatically alter electron gas properties. Here, the metal formed by Co doping the paramagnetic insulator FeS2, Fe1-xCoxS2 is demonstrated to order ferromagnetically at x>xc=0.01±0. 005, where we observe unusual transport, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties. We show that this magnetic semiconductor undergoes a percolative magnetic transition with distinct similarities to the Griffiths phase, including singular behavior at xc and zero temperature. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review Letters

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