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Title: Neutron diffraction study of unusual magnetic behaviors in the Ho2Fe11Al6 intermetallic compound
Authors: Cao, Y
Lin, K
Liu, ZN
Hu, JY
Wang, CW
Avdeev, M
Li, Q
Deng, JX
Chen, J
Zhang, HJ
Xing, XR
Keywords: Crystal structure
Magnetic properties
Magnetic materials
Temperature dependence
Magnetization
Magnetic moments
Ferrimagnetism
Curie point
Neutron diffraction
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2019
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Citation: Cao, Y., Lin, K., Liu, Z., Hu, J., Wang, C.-W., Avdeev, M., Li, Q., Deng, J., Chen, J., Zhang, H., & Xing, X. (2019). Neutron diffraction study of unusual magnetic behaviors in the Ho2Fe11Al6 intermetallic compound. Inorganic Chemistry, 58(20), 13742-13745. doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02051
Abstract: Knowledge of structure–property relationships is fundamental but significant in the exploitation of magnetic materials. Here we report that the high Al substitution for Fe transformed the crystal structure from a hexagonal Ho2Fe17 compound to a rhombohedral Ho2Fe11Al6 compound. Intriguingly, the latter shows unusual evolution of magnetization around 86 and 220 K compared with the former. Integrated investigations of the detailed structure analysis and magnetic performance on the Ho2Fe11Al6 compound demonstrate that the Ho2Fe11Al6 compound possesses a stable rhombohedral structure (R3̅m) from 5 to 430 K with preferred occupation of Al atoms and ferrimagnetic structure in which the magnetic moments of Ho and Fe lie antiparallel in the basal plane below the Curie temperature. The results of the temperature dependence of moments reveal that the disparate rates of change of the moments for Ho and Fe sublattices give rise to unusual evolution of magnetization around 86 and 220 K and then turn to paramagnetic above 280 K. This work provides clear structure and magnetization information on the Ho2Fe11Al6 compound, which may be beneficial to guiding the future development of magnetic materials. © 2019 American Chemical Society
URI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02051
https://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/10959
ISSN: 1520-510X
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