Spin rotation in ternary Ho0.6Tb0.4Fe2

G. Dublon, U. Atzmony, M. P. Dariel, H. Shaked

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Abstract

The spin rotation which takes place in the ternary cubic Laves phase compound Ho0.6Tb0.4Fe2 was studied by means of neutron diffraction and Mössbauer-effect spectroscopy. The neutron diffraction measurements were carried out on an aligned powder sample as a function of temperature (4.2-300 K) and external magnetic field (0-8 kOe). Mössbauer spectra of 57Fe were obtained over a 77-200-K temperature range. The spin rotation in Ho0.6Tb0.4Fe2 is found to take place over the temperature interval 90-140 K. The experimental results enable the determination of the direction of the ferrimagnetic axis as a function of temperature within the spin-rotation interval.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4628-4633
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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