Successive phase transitions induced by magnetic fields in a cubic system, NdPd3S4

M. Watahiki, E. Matsuoka, K. Iwasa, Y. Matsumoto, S. Nakamura, T. Nojima, K. Ohoyama, K. Tanigaki, H. Aoki, H. Onodera

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Abstract

To investigate the role of multipoles in the phase transitions of NdPd3S4, measurements of specific heat, magnetization, and electrical resistivity were performed for single-crystalline samples. We also carried out powder neutron diffraction experiments to identify a magnetically ordered structure. At zero magnetic field, an antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition occurs at TN 1.8 K. When a magnetic field is applied, the AFM ordered phase, characterized by a propagation vector k = (1, 0, 0), switches into field-induced phases. We propose that the field-induced phases are associated with quadrupolar ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012076
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume391
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2011 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2011 Aug 292011 Sep 3

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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