Magnetic Properties and Magnetostriction of ZnxNi1-x MnSb Alloys

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We have investigated the magnetic properties and magnetostriction of ZnxNi1-xMnSb compounds prepared by solid state reaction method. It is found that for x less than 0.6 the magnetization of ZnxNi1-xMnSb almost remains unchanged. However, when x is larger than 0.6 the magnetization starts to drop linearly. Experimental result indicates that at low Zn concentrations, x < 0.7, the Curie temperature (TC) decreases with increasing Zn concentration x. However, when x > 0.7, the Curie temperature increases distinctly with increasing x. The Zn concentrartion dependence of magnetostrictive ceofficient is also studied. The experimental curve shows that when x < 0.6 the value of magnetostriction coefficient for ZnxNi1-xMnSb decreases linearly with the increasing Zn concentration x. However, when x is above 0.6, the magnetostrictive ceofficient raises distinctly. By analyzing the XRD pattern, the structures of the materials are examined and the relationship between the properties and the structures are discussed. A structural phase transition is observed. It has been indicated that the structure plays an important role in the magnetic and magnetostrictive properties of the system.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 475-479)

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Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie

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1715-1718

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S.K. Ren et al., "Magnetic Properties and Magnetostriction of ZnxNi1-x MnSb Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 1715-1718, 2005

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