Magnetic Properties of NdAl2

P. Bak

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    The magnetic properties of NdAl2 are calculated using a Hamiltonian including crystal-field and isotropic exchange interaction terms. A two-dimensional mean-field theory is evaluated to calculate single-crystal magnetization curves. It is shown that the magnetic properties can be understood using the crystal-field parameters derived from the magnetic exciton spectrum measured by Houmann et al. by means of inelastic neutron scattering. The combined lambda -Schottky anomaly in the heat capacity is explained. No additional parameters are introduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
    Issue number22
    Pages (from-to)4097-4103
    Publication statusPublished - 1974


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