Spin glass behavior in FeAl2

Chin-Shan Lue, Y. Öner, D. G. Naugle, Joseph H. Ross

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Magnetic and transport measurements indicate FeAl2 to be an ordered intermetallic spin glass, with canonical behavior including a susceptibility cusp at Tf= 35 K and frequency-dependent susceptibility below Tf. The field-cooled and zero-field-cooled magnetization diverge below Tf, with hysteresis characteristic of a spin glass. A resistivity minimum just above Tf is explained in terms of coherent magnetic scattering. This behavior is common to spin glasses with short-range interactions among f-electron moments and indicates a similar spin configuration in these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184405
Pages (from-to)1844051-1844054
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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