Volume 102, Number 1, April 2013
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||22 April 2013|
Magnetocrystalline phase diagram of Gd: Probably a novel phase boundary
1 Department of Physics, Moscow State University - Moscow 119991, Russia
2 Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Wien - A-1040 Wien, Austria, EU
Received: 18 November 2012
Accepted: 21 March 2013
Single-crystalline gadolinium was examined employing both uniaxial and hydrostatic pressure with special attention to the spin-reorientation transition. A “temperature vs. pressure” magnetic phase diagram was established in both cases and a three-dimensional magnetic phase diagram “temperature vs. hcp crystalline lattice parameters a and c” was derived. An extrapolation of this phase diagram suggests a complete suppression of the spin-reorientation transition under minor expansion of the gadolinium crystalline lattice, constituting a novel phase boundary.
PACS: 75.50.Cc – Other ferromagnetic metals and alloys / 75.30.Kz – Magnetic phase boundaries (including classical and quantum magnetic transitions, metamagnetism, etc.) / 75.30.Gw – Magnetic anisotropy
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