Magnetic Property of CeNiC2 Studied by Macroscopic and Microscopic Measurements

Kiyoichiro Motoya, Keisuke Nakaguchi, Noriaki Kayama, Kazunori Inari, Jun Akimitsu, Koichi Izawa, Toshizo Fujita

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Magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, nuclear magnetic resonance and neutron diffraction measurements have been made to investigate the magnetic property of a ternary compound CeNiC2. Temperature variations of magnetic susceptibility and specific heat suggest that magnetic transitions take place at T = 20 K, 10 K and at 2.2 K. NMR line width of 13C nuclei increases remarkably below T = 20 K indicating the increase of transferred hyperfine field due to magnetic order. In the neutron diffraction pattern below T = 20 K, additional peaks appear which indicate the presence of long-range magnetic order. Based on these measurements, a magnetic structure model of CeNiC2 which involves a transition from an incommensurate to a commensurate anti-ferromagnetic order is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1129
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • CeNiC
  • Magnetic structure
  • Magnetic susceptibility
  • NMR
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Specific heat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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