Curie-Weiss analysis of ferromagnetic and glassy transitions in nanostructured GdAl2
Journal of Applied Physics
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.
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Williams, D.; Shand, P. M.; Stark, C.; Pekarek, T.; Brown, R.; Yue, Lanping; and Leslie-Pelecky, D. L., "Curie-Weiss analysis of ferromagnetic and glassy transitions in nanostructured GdAl2" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3263.