Anomalies in the antiferromagnetic phase of the metamagnet FeBr2

Pleimling, M. and Selke, W.
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Hochschule Aachen,
D-52056 Aachen, Germany


Motivated by recent experiments on the metamagnet FeBr2, anomalies of the magnetization and the specific heat in the antiferromagnetic phase of related spin models are studied systematically using Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, the dependence of the anomalous behavior on competing intralayer interactions, the spin value and the Ising-like anisotropy of the Hamiltonian is investigated. Results are compared to experimental findings on FeBr2