ÄŒurlík, I., M. Giovannini, F. Gastaldo, A. M. Strydom, M. Reiffers, and J. G. Sereni. "Crystal structure and physical properties of the two stannides EuPdSn2 and YbPdSn2." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 30, no. 49 (2018): 495802.
Abstract: We report on synthesis, crystal structure and physical properties of the isotypic compounds YbPdSn2 and EuPdSn2 crystallizing in the MgCuAl2-type structure. In both stannides a divalent state of respective rare earth element was found from analysis of the magnetic susceptibilities. Whereas in YbPdSn2 only weak paramagnetic behaviour is observed, in EuPdSn2 a long-range magnetic phase transition occurs at 12.5 K with complex magnetic behaviour evidenced by magnetic susceptibity and specific heat measurements. Under the influence of magnetic field, the magnetic behaviour was found to evolve from an antiferromagnetic to a ferromagnetic state as a consequence of a re-arrangement of magnetic moments.