High-field moment reorientation in Er2 Co17

Shunsuke Yoshii, M. Hagiwara, F. R. De Boer, H. Z. Luo, G. H. Wu, F. M. Yang, K. Kindo

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The occurrence of a field-induced transition is reported for the first time in a ferrimagnetic heavy-rare-earth R2 T17 compound with easy-axis anisotropy. At 40 T, a transition occurs in Er2 Co17 from the collinear ferrimagnetic structure to a canted structure and, with increasing field, the forced-ferromagnetic state is gradually approached. The 4f-3d interaction in this compound has separately been investigated by measurement of the free-powder magnetization. The observed magnetic isotherms have been analyzed within a mean-field model, describing the competing interactions in the compound.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214429
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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