Pressure dependence of magnetic ordering temperatures of rare earth - Sn3 compounds

L. E. DeLong, R. P. Guertin, S. Foner

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Measurements of the hydrostatic pressure dependence of the Neél temperatures, TN, are reported for PrSn3, GdSn3, GdSn3 and CeIn3. TN is found to increase with applied pressure for PrSn3 and NdSn3, whereas TN is pressure independent within experimental error for GdSn3 and CeIn3. Slightly Sn-deficient RESn3 (RE=rare earth) compounds are found consistently to be weakly ferromagnetic. The physical properties of the RESn3 compounds exhibit analogies with the corresponding properties of dilute superconducting (LaRE)Sn3 alloys. The high pressure data for PrSn3 and CeIn3 are qualitatively consistent with a "Kondo necklace" model for magnetically ordered RE compounds with unstable 4f shells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-838
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1979

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Present address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506. Work supported by National Science Foundation Grant #DMR78-18066. (Visiting Scientist at the FBNML). Supported by the National Science Foundation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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