Transition from Itinerant Electron Magnetism to Localized Spin Magnetism in Ni3Al1-YMny Alloys
Magnetic properties of Ni3Al1-yMny alloys at y≤0.6 were investigated at T≤400 K in magnetic fields H≤4 MA/m. The concentration y dependencies of the spontaneous magnetic moment s, the effective magnetic moment eff, the Curie temperature ТС, the Weiss constant , and the temperature independent part of the magnetic susceptibility 0 were determined. The behavior of the Rhodes-Wohlfarth parameter р(y) in the transition region from the itinerant electron magnetism to the spin localized one is related to the increase in the spontaneous magnetic moment of Ni atoms inversely proportional to the average distance between Mn atoms with the highly localized magnetic moments.
A.V. Korolyov et al., "Transition from Itinerant Electron Magnetism to Localized Spin Magnetism in Ni3Al1-YMny Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 168-169, pp. 149-152, 2011