Spin-glass transition in Ni carbide single crystal nanoparticles with Ni3C - Type structure

S. Fujieda, T. Kuboniwa, K. Shinoda, S. Suzuki, J. Echigoya

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Hexagonal shaped nanoparticles about 60 nm in size were successfully synthesized in tetraethylene glycol solution containing polyvinylpyrrolidone. By the analysis of the electron diffraction pattern, these were identified as a single crystal of Ni carbide with Ni3C - type structure. Their magnetization curve at 5 K was not completely saturated under a magnetic field of 5 T. The thermomagnetization curves after zero-field cooling and after field cooling exhibited the magnetic cooling effect at low temperatures. Furthermore, the 2nd order nonlinear term of AC magnetic susceptibility exhibited a negative divergence at about 17 K. It is concluded that Ni carbide single crystal nanoparticles with the Ni3C - type structure exhibit spin-glass transition at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056116
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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