Journal article

Muon spin spectroscopy evidence of a charge density wave in magnetite below the Verwey transition

We present muon spectroscopy data on a Fe3O4 single crystal, revealing different spin precession patterns in five distinct temperature ranges. A careful analysis of the local field and its straightforward modeling obtains surprisingly good agreement with experiments only if a very specific model of localized charges violating Anderson condition, and a correlated muon local dynamics is implemented. Muon evidence for fluctuations just above the Verwey temperature, precursor of the low temperature charge localized state, is provided.


Related material