Onset of magnetic order in U2(Ni1−x Fe x )2Sn-H
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We present specific heat and magnetic studies as a function of temperature and magnetic field for U2(Ni1−x Fe x )2Sn alloys (x = 0.0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8) and their hydrides (absorption of ≈ 2 H/f.u.). For the parent alloys, antiferromagnetic order is rapidly suppressed with increasing Fe concentration and non-Fermi-liquid behavior was found for x = 0.2. Hydrogenation of the parent alloys causes a substantial increase of T N in Fe-low hydrides (x < 0.2), while Fe-rich hydrides show an unexpected appearance of ferromagnetism in the range 0.4 ≤ x ≤ 0.8. Some of the findings are compared with similar studies in U2Co2Sn and U2Co2InH1.9.
KeywordsUranium compounds Magnetic properties Metal hydrides Non-Fermi liquid behavior Heavyfermion compounds
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