Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Nd2Ni2Pb Academic Article uri icon


  • We report magnetic and thermodynamic measurements for Nd2 Ni2 Pb, one of the recently discovered R2 Ni2 Pb family of layered intermetallics. A specific heat jump at 19 K corresponds to an antiferromagnetic transition involving crystal-field-split Nd levels. Magnetization measurements show this phase to have a canted structure, with a metamagnetic transition to an aligned phase occurring in H=3 T at low temperatures. The single antiferromagnetic phase stands in contrast to the more complex magnetic structures and multiple transitions in the heavy-rare-earth members of this family. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Goruganti, V., Li, Y., Ross, J. H., Rathnayaka, K., & Öner, Y.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • April 2006