Low-field AC susceptibility in Pr1-xHoxMn2Ge2

Kilic A., Kervan N., Kervan S., Gencer A., Ozkan H.

SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.141, no.4, pp.223-227, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ssc.2006.10.016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-227


We report the structure and magnetic properties of Pr1-xHoxMn2Ge2 (0.0 <= x <= 1.0) germanides by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques and AC magnetic susceptibility measurements. All compounds crystallize in the ThCr2Si2-type structure with the space group I 4/mmm. Substitution of Ho for Pr leads to a linear decrease in the lattice constants and the unit cell volume. The samples with x = 0 and x = 0.8 have spin reorientation temperature. The results are collected in a phase diagram. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.