Anomalous physical properties in nonstoichiometric Gd monopnictides

D. X. Li, T. Suzuki, Y. Shiokawa

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The large stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric GdP and GdAs single crystals have been grown by the mineralization method. Magnetic and transport properties of the stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric samples are found to be very different. The stoichiometric GdP and GdAs show the magnetic and transport properties which can be explained very well by the molecular field approximation. Correspondingly, the nonstoichiometric samples show some anomalies in the magnetic and transport properties which can be considered as evidences of the formation of trapped magnetic polaron states in nonstoichiometric gadolinium monopnictide systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalScience Reports of the Rerearch Institutes Tohoku University Series A-Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 1


  • Magnetization
  • Magnetoresistivity
  • Resistivity
  • Trapped magnetic polaron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys


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