The magnetic properties of single-crystalline RPd3S4 (R=Ho, Er) have been examined by the measurements of the specific heat C(T, B), magnetization M(T, B) and magnetic susceptibility M/B(T). The previous study using polycrystalline samples has reported that HoPd3S4 and ErPd3S4 show successive phase transitions above 0.5 K. However, the present measurements using the single-crystalline samples have revealed that HoPd3S4 and ErPd3S4 compounds do not show any phase transitions down to 0.5 K. The anomalies appeared in C(T, B) of both compounds could be understood as a Schottky specific heat of R nuclei and 4f electrons.
- Magnetic susceptibility
- Specific heat
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering