Magnetic correlations in the Cd-Mg-Tb icosahedral quasicrystal

Taku J. Sato, Hiroyuki Takakura, Junqing Guo, An Pang Tsai, Hiroyuki Takakura, Junqing Guo, An Pang Tsai, Kenji Ohoyama

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We have carried out powder neutron diffraction experiments on the recently discovered Cd-Mg-Tb quasicrystal. Magnetic long-range order was not detected down to 2.5 K. Instead, short-range correlations develop continuously as temperature is decreased below the spin freezing temperature Tf1 = 12.5 K; no discontinuous change was observed at Tf2 = 5.6 K, where an additional anomaly was found in magnetic susceptibility. The short-range order is mostly identical to that observed in the Zn-Mg-Ho quasicrystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Diffraction
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Neutron scattering
  • Quasicrystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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