Characterization of ferromagnetic order in CePd2P2

Y. Ikeda, H. Yoshizawa, S. Konishi, Shingo Araki, Tatsuo Kobayashi, T. Yokoo, S. Ito

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We examine magnetic ordering in CePd2P2 by neutron-scattering experiment and confirmed a ferromagnetic order at low temperatures. From the neutron-scattering data, the ordered moment is evaluated to be ∼ 1.3(3) μB per Ce ion at 3 K and is considered to be parallel to the c-axis. In addition, no evidence of the change in the magnetic structure was observed below TC within the experimental accuracy. In DC magnetization measurement with an as-grown powder sample and a magnetically aligned sample, a clear magnetic anisotropy in CePd2P2 was observed in both ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases. To obtain further insight to the large Curie temperature TC of CePd2P2, we have examined the magnetic properties of GdPd2P2 as a reference material. In DC magnetization measurement, successive magnetic transitions at TI = 10.6 K and TII = 7.4 K were observed in GdPd2P2. By comparing the transition temperatures of the Ce and Gd compounds, we argue the origin of the large Curie temperature of CePd2P2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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