X-ray diffraction study of the structural phase transition in MnAs under high magnetic fields

Fumihiro Ishikawa, Keiichi Koyama, Kazuo Watanabe, Hirofumi Wada

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The structural phase transition induced by magnetic fields on MnAs was observed by the X-ray diffraction measurements in high magnetic fields up to 4 T. Magnetization measurements showed that Curie temperature TC was 315.5 K for increasing temperatures and a metamagnetic transition from the paramagnetic to the ferromagnetic state occurred above TC. The structural transformation from the hexagonal NiAs-type to the orthorhombic MnP-type structure was confirmed at TC with increasing temperature from 290 to 319 K via two-phase coexistence region. The X-ray diffraction profiles at 319 K showed the single phase of the MnP-type structure in zero field and applying magnetic field of 3 T caused appearance of the Brag peak of the hexagonal structure. On further increase of magnetic fields, the single phase of the hexagonal structure was observed above 3.5 T in the forced ferromagnetic state. Both the magnetic and structural transitions induced by magnetic fields above TC were first order with a hysteresis and had a close relationship between each other.

ジャーナルPhysica B: Condensed Matter
出版ステータス出版済み - 4月 30 2004
イベントProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Research - Toulouse, フランス
継続期間: 7月 20 20037月 23 2003

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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