Suppression of spin-density-wave transition and emergence of ferromagnetic ordering ofEu2+moments inEuFe2−xNixAs2

Zhi Ren, Xiao Lin, Qian Tao, Shuai Jiang, Zengwei Zhu, Cao Wang, Guanghan Cao, Zhu'an Xu
2009 Physical Review B  
We present a systematic study on the physical properties of EuFe$_{2-x}$Ni$_{x}$As$_{2}$ (0$\leq$\emph{x}$\leq$0.2) by electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility and thermopower measurements. The undoped compound EuFe$_{2}$As$_{2}$ undergoes a spin-density-wave (SDW) transition associated with Fe moments at 195 K, followed by antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering of Eu$^{2+}$ moments at 20 K. Ni doping at the Fe site simultaneously suppresses the SDW transition and AFM ordering of Eu$^{2+}$
more » ... ng of Eu$^{2+}$ moments. For $x\geq$0.06, the magnetic ordering of Eu$^{2+}$ moments evolves from antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic (FM). The SDW transition is completely suppressed for $x\geq$0.16, however, no superconducting transition was observed down to 2 K. The possible origins of the AFM-to-FM transition and the absence of superconductivity in EuFe$_{2-x}$Ni$_{x}$As$_{2}$ system are discussed.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.79.094426 fatcat:24fz45gb2bcbrirjd7kw7h2hha