Itinerant electron metamagnetism in AFe4Sb12 ( A = Ca, Sr, Ba )

S. Yoshii, E. Matsuoka, K. Hayashi, T. Takabatake, M. Hagiwara, K. Kindo

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Magnetic properties of the alkaline earth filled skutterudite AFe4Sb12 ( A = Ca, Sr, Ba ), which are located in a proximity to a ferromagnetic instability, have been investigated by the high-field magnetization measurements in a pulsed magnetic field. At 1.3 K, in CaFe4Sb12, a metamagnetic increase of magnetization appears at 13 T where M reaches about 0.25 μB / Fe. This metamagnetic anomaly weakens and the critical field shifts to a lower field in sequence of A = Ca, Sr, Ba. The temperature variation of the metamagnetism has also been investigated, and the results are discussed in relation to the ferromagnetic instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • High field magnetization
  • Itinerant electron metamagnetism
  • Skutterudite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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