Spin glass behavior in a decagonal quasicrystal Al-Mn-Fe-Ge system

A. Tobo, H. Onodera, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Yokoyama, R. Note, A. Inoue

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The magnetic behavior of a decagonal quasicrystal Al40Mn25Fe15Ge20 system has been investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy, magnetization and AC susceptibility measurements. Magnetization measured at low fields as a function of temperature shows a cusp-like peak around 41 K. AC susceptibility also shows a sharp cusp, and the cusp shifts to a higher temperature as the frequency increases. These results strongly suggested that Al40Mn25Fe15Ge20 is a spin glass system with Tg = 41 K. From the temperature dependence of the Mössbauer spectrum, we observed the appearance of a hyperfine field below around 50 K. The temperature is a little higher than the cusp temperature, which is rather usual in spin glass systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • AlMnFeGe
  • Magnetic properties
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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