Experimental investigation of giant magnetocrystalline anisotropy of UGe2

T. Sakon, S. Saito, K. Koyama, S. Awaji, I. Sato, T. Nojima, K. Watanabe, N. K. Sato

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Abstract

UGe2 is a ferromagnetic heavy-fermion (HF) superconductor, which provides superconductivity under pressure in the range of 1.0 to 1.5 GPa. In this paper, we conducted detailed magnetization experiments up to 27 T and at atmospheric pressure. Magnetization along the a-axis indicates typical ferromagnetic property. On the other hand, magnetization along the b-axis is quite a bit smaller than that of the easy a-axis. The magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant is the same as the rare earth ferromagnet Nd 2Fe17, which indicates that UGe2 is a highly anisotropic ferromagnet.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Scripta
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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