Title

Magnetic Properties of HoFe₃

Abstract

The magnetic structure of HoFe3 has been determined by powder neutron diffraction techniques. The moments of the holmium and the iron atoms are colinear, ferrimagnetically coupled, and parallel to the basal plane of the hexagonal structure. X-ray diffraction of the powder, oriented in a magnetic field, has shown that the easy direction of magnetization is the b-axis. Molecular field coefficients and average exchange fields for holmium and iron atoms have been calculated from the thermal variation of the magnetization and the paramagnetic susceptibility. The interactions between iron atoms are strong whereas the holmium-holmium and holmium-iron interactions are weak. © 1973.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1973 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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