Magnetic properties of weak itinerant electron ferromagnet CoVSb

Takeshi Kanomata, Toshiyuki Igarashi, Hironori Nishihara, Keiichi Koyama, Kazuo Watanabe, Klaus U. Neumann, Kurt R.A. Ziebeck

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Precise magnetization measurements have been made on the weak itinerant electron ferromagnet CoVSb. The magnetic moment at 4.2 K and the Curie temperature T C are 0.16 μ B/f.u. and 45 K, respectively. Below 10 K, the decrease in the square of the spontaneous magnetization M s(T) 2 is proportional to T 2. However, over a wide temperature range from 24 K to the Curie temperature, the decrease in M s(T) 2 is proportional to T 4/3. The results obtained are analyzed using spin fluctuation theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-500
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar


  • Half-heusler compound
  • Itinerant electron ferromagnet
  • Spin fluctuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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