Faculty Publications

Title

Curie-Weiss analysis of ferromagnetic and glassy transitions in nanostructured GdAl2

Document Type

Conference

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

93

Issue

10 2

First Page

6525

Last Page

6527

Abstract

The ferromagnetic and glassy transitions in nanostructured GdAl2 were analyzed using Curie-Weiss analysis. The spin-like glass transitions in nanostructured GdAl2 occurs at a higher temperature than the freezing temperature of amorphous GdAl2 thin films. Curie-Weiss analysis suggests that the paramagnetic-to-ferromagnetic transition was due to the ferromagnetic ordering of small GdAl2 clusters and that the glassy transition was due to the spin-glass-like ordering of a surface/interface phase.

Original Publication Date

5-15-2003

DOI of published version

10.1063/1.1540031

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