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Rare earth (R) metals and compounds are known to possess very interesting and complicated magnetic properties. Measurements of magnetic susceptibility in a large temperature range for a complete series of RPd(3) compounds have been made. The question of magnetic ordering had not, however, been addressed. With a view to understanding the magnetic behaviour of these compounds, self-consistent band structure calculations were performed for LaPd(3), CaPd(3), PrPd(3) and NdPd(3). Calculations predict magnetic ordering only in PrPd(3) and NdPd(3) and are thus consistent with the experimental findings.

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Authors: NAUTIYAL T, University of Roorkee, Department of Physics (IN);AULUCK S, University of Roorkee, Department of Physics (IN);BROOKS M S S, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 38th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Minneapolis (US), November 15-18, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37890 ORA
Record Number: 199311568 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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