Magnetic structures of antiferroquadrupolar ordering compound DyB2 C2 under magnetic fields

Kenji Ohoyama, Aya Tobo, Susumu Katano, Hideya Onodera

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To investigate the competition between antiferroquadrupolar and antiferromagnetic interactions in the tetragonal RB2 C2 (R = rare earth), we performed neutron diffraction experiments under magnetic fields up to 10 T. We observed (0, 0, frac(1, 4) ) magnetic reflection at T = 5.4 K only in the phase between 2.25 T {less-than or slanted equal to} H {less-than or slanted equal to} 3.25 T, indicating that the magnetic unit cell in the phase is a × a × 4 c.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-482
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • Antiferroquadrupolar ordering
  • DyB C
  • Magnetic field
  • Neutron diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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