Hatnean MC1, Sibille R, Lees MR, Kenzelmann M, Ban V, Pomjakushin V, Balakrishnan G.
J Phys Condens Matter. 2016 Dec 29;29(7):075902. doi: 10.1088/1361-648X/29/7/075902. [Epub ahead of print]Large single crystals of pyrochlore [Formula: see text] were successfully grown by the floating zone technique using an optical furnace equipped with high power xenon arc lamps. Structural investigations were carried out via powder synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction to establish the crystallographic structure of the materials produced. The magnetic properties of the single crystals were determined for magnetic fields applied along different crystallographic axes. Read More