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X-Ray diffraction on rare earth-3d Laves phase compound [formula omitted]in magnetic field

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Journal
Physica B Condensed Matter
0921-4526
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
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DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2006.01.514
Keywords
  • Crystal Deformation
  • Ferrimagnetism
  • Magnetic Field Effect

Abstract

Abstract X-Ray powder diffraction method is used to investigate the effect of magnetic ordering and external magnetic field on crystal structure of Laves phase intermetallic compound ErCo 2 . The diffraction patterns were recorded at temperatures from 300 K down to 8.5 K in magnetic field up to 5 T. Distortion of the room-temperature cubic structure was found in magnetically ordered state below 32 K. The symmetry at low temperature is rhombohedral in agreement with literature results, or lower symmetry than it. However the symmetry of the unit cell increases to cubic in external magnetic field of 5 T.

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