Effects of site dilution on the magnetic properties of geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets

Research paper by Angel J. Garcia-Adeva, David L. Huber

Indexed on: 20 Apr '01Published on: 20 Apr '01Published in: Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons


The effect of site dilution by non magnetic impurities on the susceptibility of geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets (kagome and pyrochlore lattices) is discussed in the framework of the Generalized Constant Coupling model, for both classical and quantum Heisenberg spins. For the classical diluted pyrochlore lattice, excellent agreement is found when compared with Monte Carlo data. Results for the quantum case are also presented and discussed.