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Impedance and initial magnetic permeability of the Heusler compounds Pd/sub 2/MnSn and Pd/sub 2/MnSb near the Curie temperature

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Impedance and initial magnetic permeability of the Heusler compounds Pd/sub 2/MnSn and Pd/sub 2/MnSb near the Curie temperature

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Título Impedance and initial magnetic permeability of the Heusler compounds Pd/sub 2/MnSn and Pd/sub 2/MnSb near the Curie temperature
Autor Fraga, Gilberto Luiz Ferreira
Borba, Luciano Apellaniz
Pureur Neto, Paulo
Abstract In this paper we report measurements of the complex impedance of the Heusler compounds Pd2MnSn and Pd2MnSb near the Curie temperature. From the experimental data, the complex initial magnetic permeability is obtained as a function of temperature and frequency. Both the real u' and the imaginary u'' components of the permeability show a sharp maximum at a characteristic temperature Tpeak which is located just below Tc. This property is known as the Hopkinson effect. In low frequencies this effect is more pronounced in Pd2MnSn. We attribute the high values of obtained in this compound to a high density of domain walls generated by antiphase boundaries APBs. We show that behaves as a critical power law of the reduced temperature 1−T/Tc below Tpeak in both compounds. Above Tpeak, u' may also be described by a power law of 1−T/Tc with an unusually large exponent. We argue that a crossover between two different domain-wall fluctuation regimes occurs at this temperature. A Cole-Cole analysis allows the determination of the relaxation time distribution at several fixed temperatures in the ferromagnetic region of Pd2MnSn. These results were fitted to a modified Debye formula. The obtained fit parameters indicate that the dynamical properties of the permeability in this compound are governed by a broad and temperature-independent distribution of relaxation times. This behavior is characteristic of a system where magnetic domains are distributed within a large range of sizes that do not change significantly when the temperature approaches Tc.
Contido em Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics. Woodbury. Vol. 74. no. 6 (Aug. 2006), 064427 8p.
Assunto Dominios magneticos
Ligas de estanho
Ligas de manganes
Paredes de dominio
Paredes de domínios magnéticos
Permeabilidade magnética
Temperatura de curie
Origem Estrangeiro
Tipo Artigo de periódico
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10183/104297
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