Anomalous magnetic ordering in DyxPr1-x alloys

Paul Clegg, R A Cowley, J P Goff, D F McMorrow, M Sawicki, R C C Ward, M R Wells

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Epitaxial thin-films of DyxPr1-x alloys have been studied using neutron diffraction and magnetization measurements. The crystal structure changes from HCP to Sm type to DHCP as x decreases; each crystal phase has different magnetic behaviour. Surprisingly, long-range order is suppressed in the DHCP allays, a possible explanation is outlined. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-699
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000


  • rare earth metals
  • thin films
  • alloys
  • spin glasses


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