The results of neutron scattering experiments on the low-carrier system CeP under high pressure up to 1.7 GPa are presented. The magnetic structures derived from the scattering patterns at various pressures at low temperatures are similar to those of CeP under magnetic field, forming the periodic stacking of the double Γ8 Ce (001) planes with sandwiching the Γ7 Ce (001) planes. The difference is a wide and systematic change of the period of the stacking of Γ8 Ce (001) planes with changing pressure. These results support strongly the magnetic polaron model for the unusual properties of CeP.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering