Neutron powder diffraction of Tb0.94Gd0.06B2C2

Y. Sasaki, E. Mastuoka, K. Ohoyama, H. Onodera

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We performed powder neutron diffraction experiments of Tb0.94Gd0.06B2C2 with transition temperatures at TO=14.2 K and TN=20.6 K in order to examine the magnetic structure in phase IV (T<TO) and phase AFM1 (TO<T<TN). The experiments reveal that phase IV has an (1 0 frac(1, 2))-type antiferromagnetic (AFM) structure where the magnetic moments are aligned antiferromagnetically along the tetragonal c-axis, while phase AFM1 has an (1 0 0)-type AFM structure where the magnetic moments are aligned ferromagnetically along the c-axis. These results support our previous proposition that TO is an antiferro-octupolar (AFO) transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3304-3305
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiferro-octupolar ordering
  • Antiferromagnetic ordering
  • Powder neutron diffraction
  • TbBC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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