Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-19-2007

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

76

Issue

13

First Page

134415

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.76.134415

Abstract

The angular dependence of the spin-flop transition in Gd5Ge4 has been examined by magnetization measurements of a single crystal. When the magnetic field vector is tilted away from the antiferromagnetic easy axis (c axis) toward the b axis, the spin-flop transition always remains first order in nature. However, when the field vector is tilted away from the c axis toward the a axis, the first order spin-flop transition is only observed over a narrow range of tilt angles (0<θ<20°), which serves as evidence that the Gd moments “flop” from the c axis to the a axis during the spin-flop transformation.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review B 76 (2007): 134415, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.134415.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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