Field-induced valence transition of EuNi2(Si1-xGex)2 in ultra-high magnetic fields

M. Shiga, A. Mitsuda, H. Wada, V. V. Platonov, O. M. Tatsenko, V. D. Selemir, R. Z. Levitin

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The EuNi2(Si1-xGex)2 system exhibits a temperature- and field-induced valence transition from Eu3+ to Eu2+ in the concentration range 0.75≤x≤0.85. In this study, we performed magnetization measurements on compounds with 0.5≤x≤0.75 in ultra-high fields up to 300 T generated by explosive compression of magnetic flux. We observed a jump of the magnetization, indicating a field-induced valence change from Eu3+ to Eu2+ for each compound. The critical field increases linearly with decreasing x and reaches a value of 225 T for x = 0.5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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