Magnetic anisotropy and spin rotations in HoxTb1-xFe2 cubic laves compounds

U. Atzmony, M. P. Dariel, E. R. Bauminger, D. Lebenbaum, I. Nowik, S. Ofer

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The directions of the easy magnetization in the HoxTb1-xFe2 system have been determined by means of the Mössbauer effect in 57Fe. If the direction of magnetization of the system is described by an (x,T) spin-orientation diagram, it is found that the (x,T) plane is divided into three regions, in each of which the direction of magnetization is along a different major crystal axis. The diagram is interpreted by simple cubic-crystallinefield theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1972
Externally publishedYes


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