Competing magnetic interactions and spin-glass-like behavior in PrCoRuSi2

D. X. Li, S. Nimori, Y. Shiokawa

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The results of dc magnetization, ac susceptibility, magnetic relaxation, specific heat and electrical resistivity measurements on PrCoRuSi2, an amalgamation of the ferromagnetic compound PrRu2Si2 and the antiferromagnetic compound PrCo2Si2 crystallizing in the same tetragonal ThCr2Si2-type structure, are reported. The data for this sample reveal spin-glass-like anomalies at the temperature T0=15K where long-range magnetic ordering sets in. Below T 0, the observed irreversible magnetism, the long-time magnetic relaxation effect as well as the evident upward-shift of the peak temperature of ac susceptibility with increasing frequency are considered to originate, at least partly, from spin-glass-like magnetic frustration due to the competing magnetic interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 14


  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • PrCoRuSi
  • Spin-glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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