A transition specific to
in which there is a change in the direction of the atomic magnetic moments in the antiferromagnetic state from parallel to perpendicular to the c
-axis. Synonymous with spin-flop transition.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577
(Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 587
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