Magnetic properties of hp13 type TFe6Ge6(T = Zr, Nb, Hf) alloys

T. Hori, R. Nishihara, M. Akimitsu, K. Ohoyama, H. Onodera, Y. Yamaguchi, S. Mitsudo, M. Motokawa

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We have made magnetization measurements, Mössbauer spectroscopy and neutron diffraction experiments on hexagonal hp13 type TFe6Ge6(T = Zr, Hf, Nb) alloys; the la and 6i sites are entirely occupied by T( = Zr, Hf, Nb) and Fe, respectively. The alloys exhibit a simple antiferromagnetism with the magnetic moment of about 1 μB/Fe atom at 295 K. The Néel temperature TN, the paramagnetic Curie temperature θp and the internal field Hin are as follows: TN =495K, θp=70 K and Hin= 227 K for T = Zr; TN = 462 K, θp = 62 K and Hin = 198 K for T = Hf; TN = 554 K, θp = 71 K and Hin = 198 K for T = Nb. This is in contrast with complicated magnetic properties of the isotypic alloys such as Fe5Mn2Ge6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART II
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiferromagnetism
  • Mössbauer spectra
  • Neutron diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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