Hall resistance and XMCD measurements across magnetic compensation in Pr0.8Gd0.2Al2

Prasanna D. Kulkarni, A. Thamizhavel, T. Nakamura, S. Ramakrishnan, A. K. Grover

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Field induced reversal in orientations of magnetic moments is a characteristic of the 'zero magnetization spin-ferromagnets', comprising dissimilar rare earth moments combined with non-magnetic elements. Many interesting features are observed as a result of such a reorientation process. We present the sign reversal in Hall resistance across the magnetic compensation temperature in polycrystalline Pr0.8Gd0.2Al2 alloy and also provide the microscopic evidence via the XMCD measurements for the field-induced reversal in the orientation of Pr and Gd moments in a single crystal sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Physics - Proceedings of the 55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2010
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages2
EditionPART A
ISBN (Print)9780735409057
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
NumberPART A
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


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