Friday, May 3, 2013

1305.0123 (Jinhu Yang et al.)

Magnetic properties in layered (K, Rb and Cs)Co2Se2 with ThCr2Si2_type

Jinhu Yang, Bin Chen, Hangdong Wang, Qianhui Mao, Masaki Imai, Kazuyoshi Yoshimura, Minghu Fang
The magnetic properties of ThCr_2Si_2-type single crystals ACo_2Se_2 (A = K, Rb and Cs) have been investigated by magnetic susceptibility and isothermal magnetization measurements at various temperatures. The ferromagnetic phase transition temperatures are estimated as $\approx$ 74 K and 76 K and 62 K for A = K, Rb and Cs (in case of high magnetic field), respectively. The susceptibility data in the paramagnetic state obey the modified Curie-Weiss law quite well and the derived effective magnetic moments of the Co atom are about 2.21, 2.04 and 2.04 \mu_B/Co and the corresponding spontaneous moments derived at the ground state are 0.72, 0.59 and 0.52 \mu_B/Co as well as the generalized Rhodes-Wohlfarth ratios as 3.07, 3.42 and 3.96 for A= K, Rb and Cs, respectively. The magnetic moment aligns within ab-plane and a metamagnetism-like behavior occurs at a field of 3.5 T in CsCo_2Se_2 with H//ab-plane. The magnetic properties in this system were discussed within the frameworks of the self-consistent renormalization (SCR) and Takahashi's theory of spin fluctuations.
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