Magnetic and structural properties of Mn1−xCrxAlGe (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0)

Hayato Masumitsu, Soshi Yoshinaga, Yoshifuru Mitsui, Rie Y. Umetsu, Masahiko Hiroi, Yoshiya Uwatoko, Keiichi Koyama

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The magnetic and structural properties of Mn1−xCrxAlGe (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) compounds were investigated. The spontaneous magnetization Ms and Curie temperature TC of Mn1−xCrxAlGe has a cusp at x = 0.2. The maximum values of Ms and TC are 1.74 μB/f.u. and 601 K, respectively. It was found that the tetragonal Cu2Sb-type structure was stable for 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.75, whereas orthorhombic TiSi2-type structure was observed for x ≥ 0.8. The reciprocal susceptibility as a function of temperature suggested that the magnetic moment of Cr is antiferromagnetically coupled with that of Mn in Cu2Sb-type structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 15


  • Ferromagnetism
  • Magnetic phase diagram
  • Magnetic properties
  • Transition metal compound


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