Magnetic properties of structure-disordered heavy fermion Ce-Mn alloys

Yusuke Amakai, Shigeyuki Murayama, Yoshihisa Obi, Hideaki Takano, Naoki Momono, Koki Takanashi

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We have measured the magnetic susceptibility χ on structure-disordered CexY80-xMn20 alloys from 2 to 280 K. The χ shows a typical Curie-Weiss (CW) paramagnetic behavior above 20 K in each concentration x. In the Ce-poor region of x ≤ 51, the low-temperature χ below 15 K exhibits a spin-glass transition. The spin-glass transition temperature Tg decreases with increasing Ce-concentration. In the Ce-rich region of x ≥ 62, the spin-glass transition disappears and the CW paramagnetic behavior remains down to the low temperature limit. The Weiss temperature θ is negative for all the samples and almost constant in the Ce-poor side. However, the absolute value of θ increases with increasing Ce-concentration in the Ce-rich region. We have interpreted this fact as an increase of the antiferromagnetic c-f coupling, namely the Kondo effect, with the Ce-concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSECTION 1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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