Antiferromagnetic structure with the uniaxial anisotropy in the tetragonal LaB2C2 type compound, NdB2C2

Kenji Ohoyama, Takahiro Onimaru, Hideya Onodera, Hiroki Yamauchi, Yasuo Yamaguchi

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We report magnetic properties and the phase diagram of NdB2C2 which has the same tetragonal LaB2C2 crystal structure as that of the antiferroquadrupolar ordering material, DyB2C2. NdB2C2 is an uniaxial anisotropic antiferromagnet with TN = 8.8 K. The propagation vector in the magnetic ordered state below TN is k = [1 0 0]; the coupling between the nearest neighbour magnetic moments in the c-plane is antiferromagnetic, and that along the [0 0 1] direction is ferromagnetic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2623-2628
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug


  • Antiferromagnet
  • DyBC
  • Magnetic structure
  • Magnetisation
  • NdBC
  • Neutron powder diffraction
  • Phase diagram
  • Quadrupolar ordering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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