Majumder, Mayukh and Ghoshray, Kajal and Ghoshray, Amitabha and Pal, Anand and Awana, Veer P. S. (2012) Anisotropic Spin-Fluctuations in SmCoPO Revealed by P-31 NMR Measurement. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 81 (5). 054702-054709. ISSN 0031-9015

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P-31 NMR spectral features in polycrystalline SmCoPO reveal an axially symmetric local magnetic field. At low temperature, the anisotropy of the internal magnetic field increases rapidly, with K-ab increasing faster than that of K-c. The dominant contribution to this anisotropy arises from Sm-4f electron contribution over that of Co-3d. The intrinsic width 2 beta deviates from linearity with respect to bulk susceptibility below 170 K due to the enhancement of (1/T-2)(dynamic), which along with the continuous increase of anisotropy in the internal magnetic field is responsible for the wipe out effect of the NMR signal, well above T-C. 1/T-1 shows large anisotropy confirming a significant contribution of Sm-4f electron spin fluctuations to 1/T-1, arising from indirect RKKY type exchange interaction indicating a non-negligible hybridization between Sm-4f orbitals and the conduction band, over the itinerant character of the Co-3d spins. This anisotropy originates from the orientation dependence of chi ''(q, omega). The 3d-spin fluctuations in the ab-plane is 2D FM in nature, while along the c-axis, a signature of a weak AFM spin fluctuations superimposed on weak FM spin-fluctuations even in a field of 7 T and far above T-N is observed. The enhancement of this AFM fluctuations of the Co-3d spins along c-axis, at further low temperature is responsible to drive the system to an AFM ordered state.

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