Thermodynamic properties of ferromagnetic Ce-compound, CeAgAl3

Takahiro Muranaka, Jun Akimitsu

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We successfully synthesized a new ferromagnetic Ce-compound, CeAgAl3 (TC = 3.0 K). From susceptibility measurement using the aliened crystal, effective Bohr magneton, μeff, and Weiss temperature, θ, were estimated to be about 2.23 μB and 10.1 K along ab-plane, respectively, indicating the tri-valent state for Ce and weak ferromagnetic interaction between Ce ions. In M-H curve, the magnetization along the ab-plane and the c-axis up to 5 T at 1.8 K exhibited ferromagnetic behaviour saturating over 0.2 T with small magnetic hysteresis and reached the values of about 1.07 μB and 0.75 μB, respectively. These values are somewhat smaller than the theoretical value for the saturated moment of free Ce3+ ion (μs = gJ = 2.14 μB).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-690
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume460-462 I
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Ce-compounds
  • CeAgAl
  • Ferromagnetic compound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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