The high-field X-ray diffraction measurement of a re-entrant ferromagnet SmMn2Ge2 with a tetragonal structure was carried out. The unit cell volume contracts by approximately 0.3% in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) state, compared with that of the ferromagnetic (FM) state. In the AFM state, the structural distortion recovers due to a high magnetic field, accompanied by the metamagnetic transition from the AFM state to the forced FM state.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Mar|
- Magnetic phase transition
- Powder X-ray diffraction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)