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Materials Science and Engineering

Curie temperature

2004

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Dynamics Of The Magnetic Field-Induced First Order Magnetic-Structural Phase Transformation Of Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, J. Leib, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel, David C. Jiles Jun 2004

Dynamics Of The Magnetic Field-Induced First Order Magnetic-Structural Phase Transformation Of Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, J. Leib, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel, David C. Jiles

Ames Laboratory Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations

The system Gd5(SixGe1−x)4 for 0.4⩽x⩽0.5 has been shown to have an unusual first order, coupled magnetic-structural phase transformation at the Curie temperature. Above the transformation temperature Tc, the material is paramagnetic with a monoclinic structure; below Tc, it is ferromagnetic with an orthorhombic structure. Another unusual feature of this phase transformation is that an applied magnetic field can increase Tc by 5 K per tesla. In this study, the magnetic-structural transformation in single crystalGd5Si2Ge2 was triggered by holding the sample at ...


Giant Magnetostriction Behavior At The Curie Temperature Of Single Crystal Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, M. Han, David C. Jiles, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Jun 2004

Giant Magnetostriction Behavior At The Curie Temperature Of Single Crystal Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, M. Han, David C. Jiles, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

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We report results of thermal expansion (TE) and magnetostriction (MS) measurements on a single crystal sample of Gd5(Si0.5Ge0.5)4 prepared by the Bridgman method. TE and MS were measured along the c axis by the strain gauge method and the temperature was controlled using a closed cycle helium refrigerator. From the TE measurements the magnetic structural phase transition temperature was found to be 259.5 K on cooling and 261.5 K on heating. The abrupt change in strain and the temperature hysteresis indicate that it is a first order transition. MS measurements ...