Neutron diffraction studies of Pr(Fe, V)12 and Pr(Fe, V)12Nx

Weihua Mao, Xiaodong Zhang, Changguo Ji, Benpei Cheng, Yingchang Yang, Honglin Du, Yanjie Xue, Baisheng Zhang

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The structural and magnetic properties of the compounds Pr(Fe, V)12 and their nitrides have been studied by means of neutron diffraction and crystal-field calculation. Neutron diffraction studies show that the compounds Pr(Fe, V)12 and their nitrides exhibit ThMn12-type structure, The vanadium atoms occupy 8i sites, and the nitrogen atoms occupy the 2b sites. It is also found that the direction of the magnetic moments changes from that of the ab-plane to that of the c-axis upon nitrogenation, which is consistent with the results of calculations based on crystal-field theory and the single-ion model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2487-2492
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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