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Keywords:

  • Intermetallics;
  • Cerium;
  • Magnetic properties;
  • Metamagnetism;
  • Crystal structure

Abstract

In order to investigate the magnetic properties of the solid solution CePt1–xPdxAl the individual compounds were synthesized from the elements using an arc furnace. From x = 0–0.8 the solid solution crystallizes in the orthorhombic TiNiSi-type structure (Pnma, no. 62; a = 721–722, b = 448–453 and c = 778–779 pm) and for x = 0.9 both the TiNiSi- as well as the hexagonal ZrNiAl-type structures were observed. The solid solution exhibits an interesting magnetic behavior as for small values of x ferromagnetic ordering can be found. At higher palladium content this changes towards an antiferromagnetic ordering. Furthermore the solid solution exhibits a spin-reorientation (meta-magnetic step) for x = 0.2–0.7.