Nonclassical effects and off-diagonal couplings in a model for FeBr2

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


Using Monte Carlo techniques, we show that the recently experimentally observed transitionlike phenomena in the transverse spin-ordering close to the anomalies in the antiferromagnetic phase of FeBr2 (Petracic et al. [Phys. Rev. B 57, R11051 (1998)]) may result from the quantum nature of the S=1 spins and an off-diagonal exchange between axial and planar spin components.