Transition from itinerant electron to local moment system in Y(Mn1-xAlx)2

M. Shiga, H. Wada, K. Yoshimura, Y. Nakamura

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The magnetic susceptibility and thermal expansion have been measured for the pseudobinary Y(Mn1-xAlx)2 system. The thermal expansion anomaly, which was observed for YMn2, rapidly decreases with increasing Al content and disappears around x=0.10. Furthermore, the susceptibility, being almost temperature independent for YMn2, becomes of the Curie-Weiss type as the Al content increases. These results strongly Y(M1-xAlx)2 is a typical system which exhibits a transition from an itinerant electron to a local moment character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1074
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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