Itinerant-electron metamagnetism and onset of weak ferromagnetism in laves phase Y(Co1-xGax)2 compounds

M. Ohta, K. Fukamichi, A. Fujita, H. Saito, T. Goto

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In Y(Co1-xGax)2 quasi-binary compounds, the metamagnetic transition magnetic field becomes lower with increasing x, and the weak itinerant-electron ferromagnetic state is established in analogy with Y(Co1-xAlx)2. The magnetic moment and the Curie temperature are smaller than those of Y(Co 1-xAlx)2. On the other hand, no evidence of onset of the ferromagnetic state was confirmed in Y(Co 1-xSix)2 compounds with below x=0.15. The difference in the lattice expansion depending on the substitutional elements brings about the difference in the 3d-band narrowing and the onset of ferromagnetic state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume290-291 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1


  • Itinerant-electron metamagnetic transition
  • Weak ferromagnetism
  • YCo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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