Magnetic properties of a URhSi single crystal

Fuminori Honda, Alexander V. Andreev, Vladimir Sechovský, Karel Prokeš

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The ferromagnetic behavior of URhSi (TiNiSi-type orthorhombic crystal structure) resembles its isostructural analogue URhGe, the well-known "ferromagnetic superconductor". We report on first results of magnetization measurements of a URhSi single crystal with respect to a magnetic field and temperature. The magnetization data and specific-heat behavior point to a Curie temperature Tc = 10.5 K. At lower temperatures we observe a strong magnetic anisotropy with the dominant spontaneous magnetic moment (0.47μB) along the c-axis (similar to URhGe). Along the a- and b-axis, much smaller components are indicated. A strong anisotropy is observed also in paramagnetic range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-488
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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