Magnetic Properties of the Gd1-xTbxNi3 Intermetallic Compounds
The paper presents selected magnetic properties of the Gd1-xTbxNi3 intermetallic compounds. Based on the wide-ranging SQUID magnetometer (Quantum Design MPMS, temperature from 1.9K to 300K and magnetic field up to 7T) series of different magnetic measurements were carried out. In studied system the saturation magnetization and the Curie temperature strongly depends of Tb concentration. Moreover, the so-called field cooling - zero field cooling (FC-ZFC) curves reveal a dependence of M(T) on the applied magnetic field. The thermomagnetic curves indicate interesting behaviour which is typical for terbium compounds and can be ascribed to the interaction between different aligned magnetic subblattices.
J.-L. Bobet, B. Chevalier and D. Fruchart
A. Bajorek et al., "Magnetic Properties of the Gd1-xTbxNi3 Intermetallic Compounds", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 170, pp. 109-113, 2011