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Title: Synthesis and physical properties of the 10.6 K ferromagnet NdIr3

Abstract

The magnetic, transport, and thermodynamic properties of $$PuNi_3$$ are reported. Its $$PuN_3$$-type crystal structure (space group $R-3m$), with lattice parameters $ a = 5.3262(1) Å$ and $$c = 26.2218(3) Å_1$$ was confirmed by powder x-ray diffraction. Our measurements indicate that $$NdIr_3$$ reflects a previously unreported paramagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition below $$T_C = 10.6K$$ (determined by using the Arrott plot). The magnetic susceptibility obeys the Curie-Weiss law with an effective magnetic moment of μ eff = 3.63 ( 2 ) μ B / Nd and a paramagnetic Curie temperature θ P = 5.4 ( 6 ) K . The heat-capacity anomaly at T C confirms a bulk nature of the transition, though Δ C p = 11.7 J mo l - 1 K - 1 is lower than expected for $J = 9/2$ and instead close to the $J = 1/2$ system. This indicates that Nd ions are subject to the crystalline electrical field that removes spin degeneracy and leaves the Nd ions in a doublet ground state. Resistivity and heat-capacity measurements reveal an anomaly at around 70 K. The origin of this anomaly is unknown, but the lack of thermal hysteresis suggests that it is a second-order phase transition and may be related to electronic instabilities. The calculated electronic structure is observed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Gdansk (Poland)
  2. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)
  3. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
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Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland)
OSTI Identifier:
1595065
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-98ER45706
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Górnicka, Karolina, Xie, Weiwei, Carnicom, Elizabeth M., Cava, Robert J., and Klimczuk, Tomasz. Synthesis and physical properties of the 10.6 K ferromagnet NdIr3. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104430.
Górnicka, Karolina, Xie, Weiwei, Carnicom, Elizabeth M., Cava, Robert J., & Klimczuk, Tomasz. Synthesis and physical properties of the 10.6 K ferromagnet NdIr3. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104430.
Górnicka, Karolina, Xie, Weiwei, Carnicom, Elizabeth M., Cava, Robert J., and Klimczuk, Tomasz. Tue . "Synthesis and physical properties of the 10.6 K ferromagnet NdIr3". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104430.
@article{osti_1595065,
title = {Synthesis and physical properties of the 10.6 K ferromagnet NdIr3},
author = {Górnicka, Karolina and Xie, Weiwei and Carnicom, Elizabeth M. and Cava, Robert J. and Klimczuk, Tomasz},
abstractNote = {The magnetic, transport, and thermodynamic properties of $PuNi_3$ are reported. Its $PuN_3$-type crystal structure (space group $R-3m$), with lattice parameters $ a = 5.3262(1) Å$ and $c = 26.2218(3) Å_1$ was confirmed by powder x-ray diffraction. Our measurements indicate that $NdIr_3$ reflects a previously unreported paramagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition below $T_C = 10.6K$ (determined by using the Arrott plot). The magnetic susceptibility obeys the Curie-Weiss law with an effective magnetic moment of μeff=3.63(2) μB/Nd and a paramagnetic Curie temperature θP=5.4(6)K. The heat-capacity anomaly at TC confirms a bulk nature of the transition, though ΔCp=11.7Jmol-1K-1 is lower than expected for $J = 9/2$ and instead close to the $J = 1/2$ system. This indicates that Nd ions are subject to the crystalline electrical field that removes spin degeneracy and leaves the Nd ions in a doublet ground state. Resistivity and heat-capacity measurements reveal an anomaly at around 70 K. The origin of this anomaly is unknown, but the lack of thermal hysteresis suggests that it is a second-order phase transition and may be related to electronic instabilities. The calculated electronic structure is observed.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.99.104430},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 10,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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