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Title: Magnetic properties of Ce xY 1-xPt compared to Ce xLa 1-xPt ones

In this paper, we have investigated the magnetic properties of the Ce xY 1-xPt Kondo ferromagnetic alloy system in the temperature range from 1.8 K to 320 K. The results of these investigations can be summarized as follows: dc-susceptibility can be described by the Curie-Weiss law at higher temperatures down to about 100 K, but also at low temperatures above the ferromagnetic phase transition. At higher temperatures, the extracted Curie-Weiss parameter, θ p, is negative and at low temperature θ C is positive. The extracted effective magnetic moment above 100 K increases with the Ce content up to almost the theoretical value of the isolated Ce 3+ ion, μ = 2.54 μ B, for CePt. This suggests an increase of the hybridization with decreasing Ce content, or said equivalently, it means that the increase of the Kondo interaction diminishes effective magnetic moment. These observations confirm the main conclusions inferred from an earlier transport properties investigation of this alloy system. The corresponding θ C differs within 1 K from the Curie temperature, T C, which is determined by the resistivity measurements. The most intriguing result of the investigation of Ce xY 1-xPt is the linear concentration dependence of T C vs.more » x and, moreover, it is the same as in Ce xLa 1-xPt although in the former system the hybridization diminishes considerably the effective magnetic moment per Ce ion, while in the latter system, hybridization is minor and independent of x. Finally, we offer the explanations of these intriguing experimental results.« less
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  1. Inst. of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia); Ruđer Bošković Inst., Zagreb (Croatia). Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensing Devices
  2. Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia). Dept. of Physics
  3. Inst. of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia)
  4. Inst. of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia); Univ. of Split (Croatia). Faculty of Science
  5. Ruđer Bošković Inst., Zagreb (Croatia)
  6. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0304-8853
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 451; Journal ID: ISSN 0304-8853
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Ministry of Science and Education (Croatia)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science
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