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Title: Observation of spin-orbital compensation in Sm(1-x)Gd(x)Ni(2)
Authors: MAJI, B
SURESH, KG
NIGAM, AK
Keywords: INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS
MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
RARE-EARTH
BEHAVIOR
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS
Citation: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS,98(15)-
Abstract: A systematic study of Sm(1-x)Gd(x)Ni(2) series shows signatures of perfect spin-orbital compensation at x=0.03 and 0.035. Magnetization measurements show that both these compounds magnetically order at about 25 K. Below this temperature, the magnetization data shows a compensation point. For x=0.04 and 0.05, large conduction electron polarization prevents the occurrence of exact compensation. The features seen in this case are found to be quite identical to those of the classical spin-orbit compensated ferromagnet, namely (Sm,Gd)Al(2). (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3581049]
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3581049
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/jspui/handle/100/14322
ISSN: 0003-6951
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