The magnetic order in many compounds is based on a balance of interactions. For example, in PdCrO2 commensurate triangular magnetic order is allowed because the lattice is triangular. However, when uniaxial pressure is applied some of the bonds become stronger than others, and the magnetic order may become incommensurate.
In this project, you will investigate how magnetic order of various compounds is altered by shifting the balance between different interactions through uniaxial pressure. Methods to address this general problem include measurement of resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, heat capacity, muon spin rotation, neutron scattering, and magnetic force microscopy.
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