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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 377–382 | Cite as

Magnetic susceptibility of heavy rare-earth molybdates

  • H. B. Lal
  • Virendra Pratap
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Abstract

Results of the molar magnetic susceptibility (χm) measurements of heavy rare-earth (RE) molybdates of the type RE2 (MoO4)3 with RE = Gd, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm and Yb are reported in the temperature range 3 to 300 K at a magnetic field of 3.2X105 Am−1. All molybdates show ferrimagnetic behaviour with ferrimagnetic Néel temperatures lying in the range 15 to 24 K. Evaluated magneton numbers agree fairly well with those for free tripositive rare-earth ions. Various magnetic parameters are evaluated using appropriate models.

Keywords

Polymer Magnetic Field Magnetic Susceptibility Molybdate Magnetic Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Lal
    • 1
  • Virendra Pratap
    • 2
  1. 1.Experimental Physik IVRuhr Universität BochumBochumWest Germany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of GorakhpurGorakhpurIndia

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