Kumar, Pramod and Kumar, Rachana and Pandey, S. and Suresh, K. G. and Nigam, A. K. (2014) Crystal structure and negative magnetization in Sm2Al and Sm1.988Gd0.012Al compounds. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 448. pp. 6-8. ISSN 0921-4526

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Here we report Sm2Al and Sm1.988Gd0.012Al compounds, with orthorhombic crystal structure (space group: Pnma), showing negative magnetization in temperature dependence magnetization data Both compounds magnetically order at similar to 150 and 200 K respectively and below this temperature, magnetization data shows a compensation temperature (T-comp) which shifts with field. Hysteresis loops obtained below T-comp signify that both Sm2Al and Sm1.988Gd0.012Al possess exchange anisotropy. Both, exchange anisotropy field and coercive field are found to be quite large and comparable to those of the classical spin-orbit compensated ferromagnet (Sm,Gd)Al-2.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ferromagnetic Spin–orbit coupling Negativemagnetization
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 11:02
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 11:02
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1219

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