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Title: Phase evolution and magnetic properties of HoIn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}

The phase evolution of HoIn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} exhibits the phase transformations from the original HoIn{sub 3} with cubic structure to the intermediated HoCo{sub 2}In with orthorhombic structure and to the final HoCo{sub 3} with rhombohedral structure. The corresponding magnetic states are found to closely associate with the structural phase transformation of HoIn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x}.With increasing Co contents, HoIn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} are paramagnetic in region of x < 0.6, mixture of paramagnetic and ferromagnetic in range of 0.6 < x < 1.8, and ferromagnetic in range of 3 > x > 2.4 at room temperature, respectively. The field dependence of magnetization curves follows an equation of M=M{sub s}(1−a/H )+χH, where M{sub s} and χ are corresponding to the saturation moment and susceptibility; a is a parameter related to the external field. The fitting results show that the susceptibility increases with increasing Co contents and M{sub s} depends upon the Co content as well. It implies that the evolution of magnetic phases in HoIn{sub 3−x}Co{sub x} might originate from the change of exchange interaction from the one between the isolated Co spins and the surrounding conduction electrons in Co-poor regime to the one between Co-Co pairs mediated by the conduction electrons in Co-rich regime.
Authors:
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  1. North China Electric Power University, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, Beijing 102206 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22399338
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COBALT; CONCENTRATION RATIO; ELECTRONS; EQUATIONS OF STATE; EVOLUTION; EXCHANGE INTERACTIONS; FERROMAGNETISM; HOLMIUM; INDIUM; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; ORTHORHOMBIC LATTICES; PARAMAGNETISM; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; SPIN; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TRIGONAL LATTICES