Hidden order in spin-liquid Gd₃Ga₅O₁₂.

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title = "Hidden order in spin-liquid Gd₃Ga₅O₁₂.",
abstract = "Frustrated magnetic materials are promising candidates for new states of matter because lattice geometry suppresses conventional magnetic dipole order, potentially allowing {"}hidden{"} order to emerge in its place. A model of a hidden-order state at the atomic scale is difficult to deduce because microscopic probes are not directly sensitive to hidden order. Here, we develop such a model of the spin-liquid state in the canonical frustrated magnet gadolinium gallium garnet (Gd3Ga5O12). We show that this state exhibits a long-range hidden order in which multipoles are formed from 10-spin loops. The order is a consequence of the interplay between antiferromagnetic spin correlations and local magnetic anisotropy, which allows it to be indirectly observed in neutron-scattering experiments.",
author = "Paddison, {Joseph A M} and Henrik Jacobsen and Oleg Petrenko and Fern{\'a}ndez-D{\'i}az, {Maria Teresa} and Pascale Deen and Goodwin, {Andrew L}",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1126/science.aaa5326",
language = "English",
volume = "350",
pages = "179--181",
journal = "Science (New York, N.Y.)",
issn = "1095-9203",
publisher = "American Association for the Advancement of Science",
number = "6257",