EuSnP shows an antiferromagnetism below TN = 21 K, in which two metamagnetic transitions were observed with applying magnetic field along both the directions parallel and perpendicular to the c-axis of tetragonal structure. In addition, entropy released up to TN was only ∼ 75 % of R ln 8 which is the value of entropy expected from Eu2+ state. These might bring about novel antiferromagnetic ground state with noncollinear configuration of Eu2+ moments.
- Intermediate valence state
- Metamagnetic transition
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering