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To understand the electron hybridisation of the intermetallic compound YbAl(3), the magnetisation of a flux-grown single crystal was investigated with a SQUID magnetometer at different temperatures in applied fields up to B = 5T. The same crystal was also used to determine the magnetic susceptibility of the compound in the temperature range 2-300 K. The magnetic susceptibility measured on the single crystal agreed with earlier polycrystal results, showing the well known maximum at T = 130 K followed by a Curie-Weiss temperature dependence at higher temperatures.

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Authors: HIESS A, CEA, CEN Grenoble (FR);BOUCHERLE J X, CEA, CEN Grenoble (FR);GIVORD F, CEA, CEN Grenoble (FR);CANFIELD P C, Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st Workshop on Comparative Science of the f-elements, Bühlerhöhe (DE), July 28-30, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38650 ORA
Record Number: 199411328 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en