Magnetic structures in an antiperovskite system, Mn3Cu 1-xGexN, with a large magneto-volume effect above x=0.15 have been studied by neutron powder diffraction measurement. The present neutron study revealed that not only a cubic crystal structure but also a Γ5g antiferromagnetic spin structure are key ingredients of the large magneto-volume effect in this itinerant electron system.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering