Magnetic properties and crystalline electric field scheme in RRhIn 5 (R: rare earth)

Nguyen Van Hieu, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Hiroaki Shishido, Chie Tonohiro, Tsutomu Yamada, Hiroshi Nakashima, Kiyohiro Sugiyama, Rikio Settai, Tatsuma D. Matsuda, Yoshinori Haga, Masayuki Hagiwara, Koichi Kindo, Shingo Araki, Yasuo Nozue, Yoshichika Onuki

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A series of ternary compounds RRhIn 5 (R: rare earth) has been grown in the single crystalline form by means of the flux method. The magnetic properties of these compounds were investigated by measuring the lattice parameter, electrical resistivity, specific heat, magnetic susceptibility and magnetization. All the compounds crystallize in the tetragonal HoCoGa 5-type structure. Most of these compounds order antiferromagnetically at low temperatures, except when R = Y, La, Pr, and Yb. The observed temperature dependence of the specific heat and the anisotropic features in the magnetic susceptibility and magnetization have been analyzed on the basis of the crystalline electric field (CEF) model. The overall energy splitting of the CEF scheme in RRhIn 5 is estimated to be in the range from 44 to 330 K. The magnetic properties are discussed on the basis of the sign of the CEF parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064702
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystalline electric field
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • Magnetization
  • RRhIn
  • Specific heat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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