Evidence of pressure-induced antiferromagnetism in ferromagneticHo0.4Gd0.6

A. Vl. Andrianov, O. D. Chistiakov
1997 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
The rare earth alloy Ho 0.4 Gd 0.6 was examined under uniaxial pressure applied along the c axis by means of magnetic susceptibility vs temperature. At ambient pressure the compound happened to be ferromagnetic at all temperatures where magnetic ordering occurs. Nevertheless, at pressures larger than p*ϭ700 bars there is clear evidence of an antiferromagnetic phase ͑likely to be helical one͒ that occurs just below the magnetic ordering temperature. This result is consistent with the hypothesis
more » ... hat the c/a ratio is the crucial parameter for the occurrence of helical structure in heavy rare-earth metals.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.55.14107 fatcat:bk4nac2rsrgdrn43e3tppavkqa