Magnetic structure of the heavy-fermion compound U2Zn17

D. E Cox, G. Shirane, S. M. Shapiro, G. Aeppli, Z. Fisk, J. L. Smith, Jørgen Kjems, H. R. Ott

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    The phase transition of U2Zn17 at 9.7K has been investigated by neutron powder diffraction. The transition corresponds to the onset of antiferromagnetic order where the U moments are oriented antiparallel to their neighbors within the basal planes and the near neighbor along the c^ axis of this rhombohedral compound. At 5K, the ordered moments lie within the basal planes and are of magnitude (0.8±0.1) μB, which is substantially below the paramagnetic moment of 2.25 μB/U atom given by high-temperature susceptibility data
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)3614-3617
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

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