Magnetic and calorimetric studies on 6H-perovskite Ba3TbRu2O9

Yoshihiro Doi, Makoto Wakeshima, Yukio Hinatsu, Aya Tobo, Kenji Ohoyama, Yasuo Yamaguchi

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Magnetic and calorimetric properties of Ba3TbRu2O9 are reported. Neutron diffraction measurements show that this compound adopts the 6H-perovskite structure with space group P63/mmc, in which the cation sites within the face-sharing octahedra are occupied by Ru ions and those within the corner-sharing octahedra are occupied by Tb ions. The magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements indicate that an antiferromagnetic transition occurred at 9.5 K. Neutron diffraction data collected at 2 K show that Ba3TbRu2O9 has a long-range antiferromagnetic ordering of Tb4+ ions. The moments of Tb4+ ions order ferromagnetically in the c planes, and these ferromagnetic planes are stacked antiferromagnetically along the c-axis. The direction of ordered moments is parallel to the c-axis. The ordered magnetic moment of Tb4+ ions is 6.84(4) μB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 7
EventRare Earths 2001 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 2002 Oct 72002 Oct 7


  • Heat capacity
  • Magnetic properties
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Magnetically ordered materials
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Perovskite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Doi, Y., Wakeshima, M., Hinatsu, Y., Tobo, A., Ohoyama, K., & Yamaguchi, Y. (2002). Magnetic and calorimetric studies on 6H-perovskite Ba3TbRu2O9. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 344(1-2), 166-169.