Magnetoelastic properties of a single crystal of CeP have been investigated by magnetostriction and thermal expansion measurements. The longitudinal and transverse magnetostriction with the field along the  direction show an abrupt decrease in length following the appearance of the ferromagnetically ordered planes with the T8 Ce moments. Moreover, iso-field thermal expansion along both directions show a large increase of the length at the temperature where the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic transition of the Γ8 Ce moments takes place. Such large length changes can be understood by the p-f mixing effect which has been used successfully to explain the magnetic phase diagram of CeP.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||journal of the physical society of japan|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jun|
- Thermal expansion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)