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The magnetic structure of HoBe(13) and its evolution under an applied magnetic field have been examined using neutron diffraction techniques on a single crystal. In the absence of an external field this cubic compound orders at T9(N) = 5.7(1) K into a regular helical magnetic structure with propagation vector q = [0,0,1/3].Third order harmonics appear at 4.41(1) K and are attrivuted to a derormation of the spiral structure below this temperature. When a magnetic field is applies along the [001] axis the magnetic domain with propagation vector parallel to the field is favored, and by about 0.4 Tesla a single domain structure is created. The surprizing discovery was that at higher fields (1.5 T at 1.4 K) and other two domains reappear and become the prefered ones. This reentrant behaviour is due to the appearance of a transverse collinear magnetid structure, with the same propagarion vector [0,0,1/3],which the system prefers at higher fields as the induced ferromagnetic component becomes dominant. On the basis of these results, the magnetic phase diagram of HoBe(13) has been constructed.

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Authors: DERVENGAS P, CEA Grenoble;BURLET P, CEA Grenoble;BOURDAROT F, CEA Grenoble;HEISS A, Institute Laue Langevin (FR);LANDER G H, ITU Karlsruhe (DE);KIM J S, University of Florida (US);STEWART G R, University of Florida (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical review B 1998
Record Number: 199910218 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en