Magnetism and thermal expansion anomaly of RMn2 (R=Y, Gd, Tb, Ho and Er

M. Shiga, H. Wada, Y. Nakamura

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The thermal expansion of RMn2 (R=Y, Gd, Tb, Ho and Er) has been measured from 4.2 K up to room temperature. Distinct thermal expansion anomalies due to spontaneous volume magnetostriction, ωs, were found for YMn2, GdMn2 and TbMn2, which may be ascribed to the collapse of Mn moments. From susceptibility, neutron and NMR diffraction measurements, we have revealed that YMn2 is an antiferromagnet with μMn=2.7 μB and TN ≃ 100 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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