Magnetic behaviour of the tetravalent praseodymium compound Sr2PrO4
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Magnetic behaviour of the tetravalent praseodymium compound Sr2PrO4. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 15 (44). pp. 7585-7590. ISSN 0953-8984Full text not available from this repository.
We report on investigations of the magnetic properties of the tetravalent praseodymium (Pr4+) compound Sr2PrO4 by dc and ac magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity measurements. The compound shows signatures of long range magnetic order at T-N = 3 K in the heat capacity and magnetization data. In addition, the temperature dependence of the field cooled and the zero-field cooled susceptibility is hysteretic below 10 K. Heat capacity versus temperature data show that a significant part of the magnetic entropy is released above T-N. This reveals that short range magnetic correlations among the Pr moments exist well above T-N. The magnetic entropy obtained from the heat capacity measurements indicates that only the crystal field ground state of Pr with effective spin-1/2 is significantly populated at low temperatures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Date:||12 November 2003|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 7585-7590|
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