This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2019 

Total interference between nuclear and magnetovibrational one-phonon scattering cross sections
Raymond, S.
Biniskos, N. (Corresponding author) / Schmalzl, K. / Persson, J. / Brückel, T.
Streumethoden; JCNS-2
Streumethoden; PGI-4
Journal of physics / Conference Series, 1316 (2019) 1,
Bristol IOP Publ. 2019
Journal Article
Jülich Centre for Neutron Research (JCNS)
Materials and Processes for Energy and Transport Technologies
Quantum Condensed Matter: Magnetism, Superconductivity
Controlling Collective States
Controlling Collective States
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A full phonon intensity cancellation is reported in a longitudinal polarized inelastic neutron scattering experiment performed on the magnetocaloric compound MnFe4Si3, a ferromagnet with TCurie ≈ 305 K. The TA[100] phonon polarized along the c-axis measured from the Brillouin zone center G=(0, 0, 2) is observed only in one ($\sigma _z^{ + + }$) of the two non-spin-flip polarization channels and is absent in the other one ($\sigma _z^{ - - }$) at low temperatures. This effect disappears at higher temperatures, in the vicinity of TCurie , where the phonon is measured in both channels with nonetheless marked different intensities. The effect is understood as originating from nuclear-magnetic interference between the nuclear one-phonon and the magnetovibrational one-phonon scattering cross-sections. The total cancellation reported is accidental, i.e. does not correspond to a systematic effect, as established by measurements in different Brillouin zones.