Magnetic properties of U2(Fe1-xCo x)13.6Si3.4 single crystals

A. V. Andreev, Y. Homma, T. Komatsubara, Y. Shiokawa, I. Satoh

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Magnetization was measured on single crystals U2(Fe 1-xCox)13.6Si3.4 (0≤x≤1) grown by Czochralski method. Compounds with x up to 0.95 exhibit the easy-plane magnetic anisotropy. The anisotropy constants K1 and K2 for x up to ∼0.8 are high enough to suggest a U contribution to the anisotropy, i.e., a magnetic state of U. Both K1 and K 2 behave non-monotonously with increasing x, K2 changes sign at x=0.3. We suppose that U becomes non-magnetic above x=0.9. The weakening of the anisotropy and the change of its type at high Co content are attributed to the 3d-metal sublattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e444-e447
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May
EventThird International Symposium on Magnetism 2005 -
Duration: 2005 Jun 262005 Jun 30


  • Ferromagnetism
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • RFe
  • Single crystals
  • Uranium intermetallics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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