Angular dependence of the spin-flop transition and a possible structure of the spin-flop phase of Gd5Ge4

TitleAngular dependence of the spin-flop transition and a possible structure of the spin-flop phase of Gd5Ge4
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsOuyang ZW, Pecharsky VK, Gschneidner KA, Schlagel DL, Lograsso TA
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Volume76
Pages134415
Date PublishedOct
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberISI:000250619800073
KeywordsANTIFERROMAGNET, DIAGRAM, magnetization, MNF2, neutron-scattering
Abstract

The angular dependence of the spin-flop transition in Gd5Ge4 has been examined by magnetization measurements of a single crystal. When the magnetic field vector is tilted away from the antiferromagnetic easy axis (c axis) toward the b axis, the spin-flop transition always remains first order in nature. However, when the field vector is tilted away from the c axis toward the a axis, the first order spin-flop transition is only observed over a narrow range of tilt angles (0

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.76.134415
Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. B