Faculty Publications

Title

Magnetic properties of the rare-earth silicide [formula omitted]

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY, HOLMIUM COMPOUNDS, INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, MAGNETIZATION, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, SILICON COMPOUNDS, SYNTHESIS, TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

87

Issue

9

First Page

6034

Last Page

6036

Abstract

Despite their simple chemical formula and hexagonal structure, the magnetic and electrical properties of the family of rare-earth silicides [formula omitted] have not been systematically investigated. To begin our systematic study of this system, we have synthesized [formula omitted] and completed magnetic and resistivity measurements on this sample. AC susceptibility measurements show [formula omitted] to have [formula omitted] atom and [formula omitted] Magnetic measurements indicate that [formula omitted] undergoes two transitions at low temperatures, the first at 24 K is an antiferromagnetic transition, while the second, at about 8 K, is ferromagnetic. Low temperature measurements as a function of field reveal a metamagnetic transition at [formula omitted] The behavior of this sample is consistent with the complicated low temperature ordering found in other members of this series. © 2000, American Institute of Physics. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2000

DOI of published version

10.1063/1.372604

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