Magnetic phase transitions in the Gd1-xTmxMn6Sn6 compounds


Cakir O. , Dincer I., Elmali A., Elerman Y., Ehrenberg H., Fuess H.

JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, vol.416, pp.31-34, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 416
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2005.08.029
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-34

Abstract

The magnetic properties of the HfFe6Ge6-type Gd1-xTmxMn6Sn6 (0 <= x <= 0.9) compounds have been investigated in the temperature range of 5-600 K. The compounds with x <= 0.8 are ferrimagnetic in the whole temperature range. The ferrimagnetic Curie temperatures decrease with increasing Tin content from 435 K (x = 0) to 344 K (x = 0.9). The samples with x = 0.85 and 0.9 show paramagnetic-ferrimagnetic-antiferrimagnetic-ferrimagnetic phase transitions with decreasing temperature. For the x = 0.85 compound, the metamagnetic phase transition from antiferromagnetism to ferrimagnetism is induced by an applied field 20 kOe. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.