Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 78, Issue 1–2, pp 13–24 | Cite as

Dipolar magnetic order in the rare earth ethyl sulfates

  • Jingchun Xu
  • M. R. Roser
  • L. R. Corruccini


The magnetic ground states of the ethyl sulfates of Nd, Gd, Ho, and Er have been determined by dc susceptibility measurements and found to agree with those predicted using (where possible) the classical Luttinger-Tisza theory. Ytterbium ethyl sulfate is not observed to order at temperatures above 6.5 mK. The observed transition temperatures scale roughly with the magnitude of the calculated ground state energy. The low-temperature paramagnetic susceptibility of Gd ethyl sulfate agrees qualitatively with a theoretical prediction based on experimental crystal-field parameters.


Sulfate Ethyl Transition Temperature Rare Earth State Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingchun Xu
    • 1
  • M. R. Roser
    • 1
  • L. R. Corruccini
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaDavis

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