Low Temperature Specific Heat of Nearly and Weakly Ferromagnetic Y(Co1-xAlx)2

Hirofumi Wada, Masayo Hada, Keiichi N. Ishihara, Masayuki Shiga, Yoji Nakamura

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The low temperature specific heat of nearly and weakly ferromagnetic Y(Co1-xAlx)2 with 0≤x≤0.18 is studied between 1.4 K and 6.5 K. The results show an enhancement of the electronic specific heat coefficient, γ, around the critical concentration for ferromagnetism. A strong upturn in the C/T vs T2 curve at low temperatures is observed for x≥0.09. The origin of this upturn is discussed in terms of different models so far proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2956-2962
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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