Neutron-scattering studies of the field-induced ordered state of TbB2C2

K. Kaneko, S. Katano, M. Matsuda, K. Ohoyama, H. Onodera, Y. Yamaguchi

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Neutron-diffraction experiments on single-crystalline Tb11B2C2 were carried out under magnetic fields applied along the [0 1 0] direction. The application of magnetic fields results in the appearance of an antiferromagnetic 1 0 0 reflection above 0.5 T. In consequence, the magnetic structure of a field-induced phase of TbB2C2 can be described with the propagation vectors of the dominant k1 = (1 0 0), k2 = (0 1 1/2) and the additive k3 = (0 0 0), k4 = (0 0 1/2). This result indicates that a field-induced antiferroquadrupolar order is realized in TbB2C2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1749-S1751
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue numberSUPPL.II
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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