Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp 343–350 | Cite as

Crystal field and magnetic properties of the tetragonal TbNi2Si2 compound

  • J. A. Blanco
  • D. Gignoux
  • D. Schmitt
Original Contributions


The magnetic properties of a TbNi2Si2 single crystal have been investigated experimentally by specific heat, anisotropy of the susceptibility and magnetization, and inelastic neutron scattering, leading to the determination of its fundamental coupling parameters. The lowest crystalline electric field states are two singlets close to each other, that explains the different magnetic structures evidenced in TbNi2Si2: an amplitude modulated structure, close to T N , a simple antiferromagnetic one at low temperature and an antiphase one when an external magnetic field is applied along the c direction.


Spectroscopy Magnetic Field Neural Network Anisotropy State Physics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Blanco
    • 1
  • D. Gignoux
    • 1
  • D. Schmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Louis NéelCNRS, 166 XGrenoble Cédex 9France

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