Magnetization and specific heat of DyFe3(BO3)4 single crystal
We present thermodynamic and magnetic studies of single crystalline DyFe3(BO3)4. The data indicate an easy axis antiferromagnetic order below TN~ 38 K which we attribute to the Fe subsystem. The Dy subsystem remains paramagnetic down to the lowest investigated temperatures of 2 K, but it is polarized by the Fe spins due to a f-d interaction. External magnetic field leads to a spin-flop transition in the iron subsystem as well as to superposed magnetization in the Dy subsystem. The repopulation of two low-lying Kramers doublets in Dy3+ ions results in well defined Schottky anomalies in specific heat and magnetization.
PACS.75.30.-m Intrinsic properties of magnetically ordered materials 75.40.Cx Static properties
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