We have investigated the magnetic phase diagrams for antiferro-quadrupole (AFQ) phase II in CexLa1-xB6 by ultrasonic measurements under high magnetic fields up to 30 T by using the hybrid-magnet (Gama) at National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba. Ce0.50La0.50B6 reveals that the AFQ phase boundary in applied magnetic fields along the [0 0 1] direction closes at about 29 T and the boundaries in fields along the [1 1 0] and [1 1 1] directions are still open even at 30 T. The AFQ phase transition temperature in Ce0.75La0.25B6 shows maximum at about 25 T in H∥. These experimental results support the idea that the multipole RKKY-type inter-site interaction of the quadrupoles Oyz,Ozx, Oxy and the field-induced octupole Txyz play an important role in the highly anisotropic magnetic phase diagram of phase II of CexLa1-xB6 in high magnetic fields.
- High magnetic field
- Quadrupole ordering
- Ultrasonic measurements
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering