Magnetic structure and successive phase transition in NpRhGa5

Shintaro Jonen, Naoto Metoki, Fuminori Honda, Koji Kaneko, Dai Aoki, Yoshiya Homma, Etsuji Yamamoto, Yoshinori Haga, Yoshinobu Shiokawa, Yoshichika Onuki

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The magnetic structure of NpRhGa5 has been investigated by neutron scattering. NpRhGa5 exhibits two antiferromagnetic phases with transition temperatures at TN 1 = 36 K and TN 2 = 33 K. Neutron diffraction experiments revealed an antiferromagnetic structure with a propagation vector q = ( 0 0 frac(1, 2) ) for both of the phases, where the Np magnetic moments are oriented along the tetragonal c-axis for TN 2 < T < TN 1 (AF1), and parallel to the [1 1 0] direction on the basal plane for T < TN 2 (AF2). At TN 2, the reorientation of magnetic moments is accompanied by a sudden increase of magnetic moments, indicative of the first order transition. The magnetic moment of Np is 0.96 ( 11 ) μB at T = 3 K and 0.44 ( 16 ) μB at T = 34 K. The magnetic form factor with | μL / μS | = 1.44 shows a dominant contribution of the orbital moment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1018-1020
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


  • Antiferromagnetic order
  • Magnetic structure
  • Neutron scattering
  • NpRhGa


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