Klyushina, E.S.; Tiegel, A.C.; Fauseweh, B.; Islam, A.T.M.N.; Park, J.T.; Klemke, B.; Honecker, A.; Uhrig, G.S.; Manmana, S.R.; Lake, B.: Magnetic excitations in the S=½ antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic chain compound BaCu2V2O8 at zero and finite temperature. Physical Review B 93 (2016), p. 241109/1-5
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Unlike most quantum systems which rapidly become incoherent as temperature is raised, strong correlations persist at elevated temperatures in S = 1 2 dimer magnets, as revealed by the unusual asymmetric line shape of their excitations at finite temperatures. Here, we quantitatively explore and parametrize the strongly correlated magnetic excitations at finite temperatures using high-resolution inelastic neutron scattering of the model compound BaCu2V2O8 which we show to be an alternating antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin- 1 2 chain. Comparison to state of the art computational techniques shows excellent agreement over a wide temperature range. Our findings hence demonstrate the possibility to quantitatively predict coherent behavior at elevated temperatures in quantum magnets.