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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Crystal structure and physical properties of Gd3Co4Sn13 intermetallic antiferromagnet
Author: Pires, MA
Ferreira, LM
Duque, JGS
Urbano, RR
Aguero, O
Torriani, I
Rettori, C
Bittar, EM
Pagliuso, PG
Abstract: We have synthesized single crystalline samples of Gd3Co4Sn13 intermetallic compound using a Sn-flux method. This compound crystallizes with a cubic Yb3Co4Sn13-type structure, space group Pm-3n, which has 40 atoms per unit cell. Measurements of the magnetic susceptibility, heat capacity, electrical resistivity, and electron spin resonance (ESR) revealed that Gd3Co4Sn13 is a metallic Curie-Weiss paramagnet at high temperature and presents an antiferromagnetic ordering below T-N=14.5 K. In the paramagnetic state, a single Gd3+ ESR line with a nearly temperature independent g similar to 2.005(2) is observed, and its linewidth follows a Korringa-like behavior as a function of temperature. From the Korringa rate (Delta H/Delta T similar to 4 Oe/K) and g-shift (Delta g similar to 0.012) obtained from the ESR experiments combined with the magnetic susceptibility and specific heat data for Gd3Co4Sn13, we have extracted the exchange parameters between the Gd3+ local moments and the conduction-electrons (c-e) in this compound. This exchange parameter J(fs)approximate to 10 meV was found to be c-e wave-vector independent and the electronic structure of Gd3Co4Sn13 has a single band character. (C) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Inst Physics
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.2173937
Date Issue: 2006
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