Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Nd2Ni2Pb


Goruganti V., Li Y., Ross J. H. , Rathnayaka K. D. D. , Oener Y.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, cilt.99, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 99 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.2171958
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Özet

We report magnetic and thermodynamic measurements for Nd2Ni2Pb, one of the recently discovered R2Ni2Pb family of layered intermetallics. A specific heat jump at 19 K corresponds to an antiferromagnetic transition involving crystal-field-split Nd levels. Magnetization measurements show this phase to have a canted structure, with a metamagnetic transition to an aligned phase occurring in H=3 T at low temperatures. The single antiferromagnetic phase stands in contrast to the more complex magnetic structures and multiple transitions in the heavy-rare-earth members of this family. (C) 2006 American Institute of Physics.