Crystal Fields and the Magnetic Properties of Praseodymium and Neodymium

Torben Johansson, Bente Lebech, Mourits Nielsen, Hans Bjerrum Møller, Allan Mackintosh

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    Abstract

    The magnetic properties of Pr and Nd single crystals have been studied by neutron-diffraction and susceptibility measurements. In contrast to earlier results on polycrystals, monocrystalline Pr is found not to be magnetically ordered, because of crystal field effects, but a magnetic field induces a large moment. Anisotropic effective exchange results in a large magnetic anisotropy. The complex magnetic structure of Nd is substantially modified by a magnetic field.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume25
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)524-526
    ISSN0031-9007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1970

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    Copyright (1970) by the American Physical Society.

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