Physical and magnetic properties of Nd 1-xGd xNi 4B compounds

ÖZÇELİK B., Nane O., Kervan S.

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol.24, no.1-2, pp.763-768, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10948-010-1054-8
  • Journal Name: Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.763-768
  • Keywords: Dc-magnetization, Magnetic materials, Magnetic properties, X-ray diffraction
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


We have produced Nd 1-xGdxNi 4B (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) compounds by the arc-melting method. Physical properties of the produced samples have been investigated by means of the X-ray powder diffraction, zero field/field cooled magnetization between the temperature interval of 9-70 K, and magnetic hysteresis at 9.5 K. We have observed that the substitution of Gd for Nd leads to a decrease of the unit-cell parameters a, c and the unit-cell volume V. The magnetic phase transition temperatures are found to be 12, 14, 18, 24, 29 and 35 K, for x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0, respectively. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.