Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
A careful study of thermodynamic and transport properties of a high-quality single crystal of MnSi at ambient pressure suggests that its transition to a helical magnetic state near 29 K is weakly first order. The heat capacity, temperature derivative of resistivity, thermal expansion, and magnetic susceptibility exhibit a specific structure around the phase transition point, interpreted as a combination of first- and second-order features. Striking mirror symmetry between the temperature derivative of resistivity and the thermal expansion coefficient is observed. Conclusions drawn from these experiments question prevailing views on the phase diagram of MnSi.
American Physical Society
Stishov, Sergei M.; Petrova, Alla E.; Khasonov, S.; Panova, G. Kh.; Shikov, Anatoly A.; Lashley, Jason C.; Wu, D.; and Lograsso, Thomas A., "Magnetic phase transition in the itinerant helimagnet MnSi: Thermodynamic and transport properties" (2007). Ames Laboratory Publications. 77.