Crystal fields and exchange in dilute alloys of Tb, Dy, and Er in Y studied for different concentrations

J. Høg, P. Touborg

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Abstract

This is a sequel to an earlier paper reporting magnetization measurements on Y-0.14-at.%-Dy and Y-0.14-at.%-Er. In the present paper we have performed similar measurements on different concentrations of dilute Er, Dy, and Tb alloys and also included specific measurements of the basal-plane anisotropy. Crystal-field and exchange parameters were obtained by fits to the inverse initial susceptibility. The anisotropy measurements provide a confirmation of the crystal-field parameters in Dy and Er and are used to deduce B66 in Tb. The measurements on different concentrations confirm the adequacy of the theoretical models used. The crystal-field parameters vary substantially with the solute. The molecular-field tensors are highly anisotropic and are approximately independent of concentration at small concentrations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume11
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)520-529
ISSN2469-9950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1975

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Copyright (1975) by the American Physical Society.

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