The Gd-Ho series of lanthanide ferromagnets, which includes gadolinium (Gd), terbium (Tb), dysprosium (Dy), and holmium (Ho), undergoes similar structural transitions, e.g., the hcp→Sm-type→dhcp→fcc transitions, under pressure. Through high-field DC magnetic measurements and structural analyses, we found that the ferromagnetic moments disappeared at a specified critical pressure, which resulted in volume shrinkage of 16.7±1.7% for each ferromagnet. The results of the present study suggest that the disappearance of the ferromagnetic moments of Gd-Ho under pressure could be understood within the framework of a band picture related to volume shrinkage.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics