Magnetic properties of the HoMn6-xFexSn6 compounds

Cakir O. , Dincer I., Duman E., Krenke T., Elmali A., Elerman Y.

JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, vol.441, pp.19-22, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 441
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.09.115
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-22
  • Keywords: rare-earth manganese compounds, magnetic ordering, magnetic phase transitions, metamagnetic phase transitions, LU SINGLE-CRYSTALS, NEUTRON-DIFFRACTION, RMN6SN6 R, GD, ER, FE, TM, TB, MOSSBAUER, HO


Intermetallic compounds of HoMn6-xFexSn6 (0 <= x <= 1.2) were studied by means of field-cooled (FC) and zero-field-cooled (ZFC) magnetization measurements in the temperature range 5 K <= T <= 600 K. The unit cell parameters decrease with the increasing of Fe content. The compounds with x= 0 and 0.3 behave ferrimagnetically in the whole temperature range and spin reorientation transition is observed at 200 and 185 K, respectively. The x=0.5 and 0.6 compounds show ferrimagnetic-helimagnetic-ferrimagnetic phase transitions with decreasing temperature while the compounds with x=0.9 and 1.2 only show helimagnetic-ferrimagnetic phase transitions. Additionally, for the x=0.6 compound the metamagnetic phase transition from helimagnetism to ferrimagnetism is induced by an applied field 20 kOe. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.