Magnetization study on the antiferro-quadrupolar ordering in PrPb3

T. Sakakibara, T. Tayama, K. Tenya, H. Amitsuka, D. Aoki, Y. Onuki, Z. Kletowski

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Quadrupolar ordering in the cubic compound PrPb3 has been studied by DC magnetization measurements at temperatures down to T ∼ 50 mK in fields (H∥ [1 0 0]) up to 8 T. The quadrupolar ordering temperature TQ(H), below which the magnetic susceptibility is enhanced, is found to increase in H from 0.4 K at H = 0 to 0.6 K at H = 5 T. On cooling below TQ(H), sharp metamagnetic transitions develop in the magnetization process at around 7 T. The resulting H-T phase diagram can be explained by incorporating magnetic interactions between the field-induced antiferromagnetic moments in the O20 type antiferro-quadrupolar phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Metamagnetism
  • Phase diagram
  • PrPb
  • Quadrupolar ordering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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