Magnetic properties of LCoAsO (L=La–Gd)

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Abstract

We synthesized a series of CoAs based weakly itinerant ferromagnetic compound LCoAsO (L: lanthanoids) and systematically studied a L dependence on magnetic properties. Lattice constants a and c decrease monotonically with the decrease in the ion size of L3+. In the cases of L=Nd, Sm, and Gd, a ferromagneticantiferromagnetic transition was observed at TN=15, 35, and 75 K, respectively, indicating the existence of unconventional interaction between ferromagnetically ordered itinerant electrons of Co. The Curie temperature TC increases from 55 to 75 K by changing La to Ce while from Ce to Gd the TC does not change so much,being quite similar to the L site dependence of the superconducting transition temperature Tc in FeAs-based high-Tc compound LFeAsO. We discussed the mechanism of ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic transition and the lanthanoid dependence of TC.

Journal

  • Physical Review B

    Physical Review B 80(18), 2009-11

    American Physical Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120001822669
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1098-0121
  • Data Source
    IR 
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