The unusual zero-magnetization ferromagnet (Sm1-x Gdx) Al2 (SGA) with x=0.01 and 0.02 is investigated by magnetic, and magnetotransport and calorimetric measurements. Striking features observed around the compensation temperature Tcomp are an exchange bias in a single-magnetic-lattice compound such as SGA attributable to the anisotropy of the coupling between the spin and orbital moments; an anomalous Hall effect due to the asymmetric magnetic scattering of the conduction electrons; and a field-induced specific heat transition at Tcomp ascribable to the field-induced switching of the spin and orbital moments in a polarized conduction electron sea. The observations reveal the richness of physics in the SGA compound system.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 2005 Aug 1
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics