Spin Ice

  title={Spin Ice},
  author={Michel J. P. Gingras},
Geometric frustration usually arises in systems that comprise magnetic moments (spins) which reside on the sites of a lattice made up of elementary triangular or tetrahedral units and which interact via antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor exchange. Albeit much less common, geometric frustration can also arise in systems with strong non-collinear single-ion easy-axis (Ising-like) anisotropy and ferromagnetically coupled spins. This is what happens in some pyrochlore oxide materials where Ising… 

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