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Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 62, Issue 10, pp 1517–1520 | Cite as

Magnetization study of a GdFe5Al7 single crystal

  • Denis I. Gorbunov
  • Alexander V. Andreev
  • Michael D. Kuz’min
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Abstract

A GdFe5Al7 single crystal with the tetragonal ThMn12-type structure has been studied in magnetic fields up to 14 T. The compound is ordered ferrimagnetically below T C = 262 K. Magnetization isotherms measured along the main crystallographic directions indicate that GdFe5Al7 displays easy-plane anisotropy. Anisotropy is also present within the basal plane between the [100] and [110] axes. The easy magnetization direction is the [110] axis with the spontaneous magnetic moment M s = 0.58 µ B /f.u. at T = 2 K.

Keywords

Rare-earth intermetallics Magnetic anisotropy Ferrimagnetism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis I. Gorbunov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexander V. Andreev
    • 1
  • Michael D. Kuz’min
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsAcademy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und WerkstoffforschungIFW DresdenDresdenGermany

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