Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Nd2Ni2Pb


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

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.99, no.8, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2171958
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Abstract

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.