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dc.contributor.authorBrian, Yee 12:59:23 (GMT) 12:59:23 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the low temperature physics of the macroscopically degenerate system of dipolar spin ice in moderate fields applied along the [111] cubic axis. While most applications of field generically lift the macroscopic degeneracy, the [111] direction only partially removes this degeneracy leaving behind a large manifold of states known as dipolar kagome spin ice. Building on prior numerical sampling methods, we develop non-local statistical sampling techniques specifically tailored to the dipolar kagome spin ice regime, as well as considerations about system geometry to account for commensurabilities. We will find a long rage order sets in below T < 0.1 K between a range of fields of 0.02 < T | B | < 0.83 K. This long range order will prove to be sensitive to perturbations and exist among a host of other metastable states extremely close in energy. A final discussion on future work and the possible need for clustering algorithms or study of other related systems concludes this work.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.titleMagnetic Ordering of Dipolar Spin Ice in Moderate [111] Fielden
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse and Astronomyen of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Scienceen
uws.contributor.advisorGingras, Michel
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Scienceen

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