Crystal field effects on thermal and magnetic properties of Er3Co

Akiko Takahashi Saito, Akihiko Tutai, Masashi Sahashi, Takasu Hashimoto

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The specific heat and magnetic susceptibility have been measured for ErsCo. The magnetic susceptibility obeys the Curie-Weiss law in the temperature range of 100-300 K with the effective moment μeff=9.52μb- A large mag­netic specific heat above the Curie temperature of 13 K was found, which is interpreted in terms of the point- charge model. It is revealed that the crystal field and exchange field are of the same order of magnitude and that the electronic thermal excitations contribute to the magnetic specific heat, resulting in a broad Schottky-type con­tribution. Moreover, magnetocrystalline anisotropy gives rise to the noncollinear spin structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L171-L173
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number2 A
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal field
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Point-charge model
  • Specific heat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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