A pressure study of magnetization in La3Ir2Ge2 and La3Rh2Ge2

S. Nimori, D. X. Li

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Pressure dependence of magnetization has been investigated in two La-based ternary germanides La3Ir2Ge2 and La3Rh2Ge2. La3Ir2Ge2 was found to be a new superconductor of a critical temperature Tc = 4.7 K, and La3Rh2Ge2 was a type-II superconductor with Tc = 3.5 K. Detailed measurements of magnetization and AC susceptibility in the region of the applied magnetic field up to 1 T and hydrostatic pressure up to 1 GPa were performed. The pressure-temperature phase diagram of La3Ir2Ge2 was obtained. We discuss pressure dependence of the superconducting temperature in these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • Magnetization
  • Pressure effect
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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