Synthesis and magnetic properties of Gd1.2Fe4Si 9.8 single crystal

Satoru Noguchi, Takuo Sakon, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Mitsuhiro Motokawa

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A single crystal of a new ternary silicide Gd1.2Fe 4Si9.8 has been synthesized by the Czochralski method and characterized by X-ray diffraction, magnetization, specific heat and electrical resistivity measurements. It has an isostructure of hexagonal Er 1.2Fe4Si9.8 with the lattice parameters of a = 3.93 Å and c = 15.25 Å. Magnetic susceptibility follows the Curie-Weiss law down to 10 K. Antiferromagnetic exchange interaction is estimated from the magnetization measurements. Two broad peaks were found in the specific heat at 3.7 and 23 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 30
EventProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Research - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2003 Jul 202003 Jul 23


  • F-electron system
  • GdFeSi
  • Layered structure
  • Magnetic properties


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