Influence of Ho substitution for Nd on magnetic properties of the Nd1-xHoxMn2Ge2 germanides

Kervan N., Kilic A., Kervan S., Gencer A.

SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.138, no.2, pp.55-59, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 138 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ssc.2006.02.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-59
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The structure and magnetic properties of Nd1-xHoxMn2Ge2 (0.0 <= x <= 1.0) germanides were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques and AC magnetic susceptibility measurements. All compounds crystallize in the ThCr2Si2-type structure with the space group 14/mmm. Substitution of Ho for Nd leads to a linear decrease in the lattice constants and the unit cell volume, and the magnetic interactions in the Mn sublattice cross over from a ferromagnetic character to an anti ferromagnetic one. A typical SmMn2Ge2-like behavior is observed for x = 0.6 and 0.8. The results are collected in a phase diagram. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.