Strongly enhanced magnetic moments in ferromagnetic FeMnP(0.5)Si(0.5)
2011 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 99, no 15, 152502- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The compound FeMnP(0.5)Si(0.5) has been studied by magnetic measurements, Mossbauer spectroscopy, and electronic structure and total energy calculations. An unexpectedly high magnetic hyperfine field for Fe atoms located at the tetrahedral Me(1) site in the Fe(2)P structure is found, The saturation moment derived from magnetic measurements corresponds to 4.4 mu(B)/f.u. at low temperatures, a value substantially higher than previously reported, but in accordance with the results from our electron structure calculations, This high saturation moment and the tunable first order ferromagnetic transition make the Fe(2-x)Mn(x)P(1-y)Si(y), system promising for magnetocaloric applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 99, no 15, 152502- p.
electronic structure, iron alloys, magnetic moments, magnetic transitions, magnetocaloric effects, manganese alloys, Mossbauer effect, phosphorus alloys, silicon alloys, total energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48515DOI: 10.1063/1.3651272ISI: 000295883800051ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80054970826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-48515DiVA: diva2:462589
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201112072011-12-072011-11-212012-02-29Bibliographically approved