Magnetic properties of a new intermetallic compound Ho2Ni2Pb
Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University P.O. Box
9504, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Accepted: 28 August 2001
Single-phase, textured samples of a new orthorhombic intermetallic compound Ho2Ni2Pb have been fabricated (space group Cmmm). Here the bulk magnetic properties are presented as determined via magnetization, susceptibility, heat capacity and resistivity measurements. The results exhibit two distinct magnetic transitions and large metamagnetic effects. Such behaviour is related to the unusual rare-earth symmetry of the highly anisotropic crystal structure.
PACS: 75.30.-m – Intrinsic properties of magnetically ordered materials / 75.40.Cx – Static properties (order parameter, static susceptibility, heat capacities, critical exponents, etc.) / 75.50.-y – Studies of specific magnetic materials
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