Spin-glass behavior with short-range antiferromagnetic order in Nd2AgIn3

D. X. Li, S. Nimori, Y. Shiokawa, A. Tobo, H. Onodera, Y. Haga, E. Yamamoto, Y. Onuki

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We present experimental results of complex susceptibility, static magnetization, magnetic relaxation, specific heat, and electrical resistivity measurements on an intermetallic compound Nd2AgIn3. The results indicated that Nd2AgIn3 undergoes a spin-glass transition at a freezing temperature Tf=12.6 K accompanied with the formation of short-range antiferromagnetic order. The mechanism of formation of spin-glass state in Nd2AgIn3 is different from that in diluted metallic spin-glass or uranium intermetallic compound. The existences of frustrated moments due to the triangles of nearest neighbors in Nd atomic layers and randomly distributed Ruderman-Kittle-Kasuya-Yosida interactions may be responsible for the spin glass state formed in Nd2AgIn3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4183-4185
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 17


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