Hartmann, S., M. Deppe, N. Oeschler, N. Caroca-Canales, J. G. Sereni, and C. Geibel. "Ferromagnetism in CePd1-xRhx single crystals." Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10, no. 7 (2008): 1607–1611.
Abstract: The orthorhombic CePd1-xRhx alloy exhibits a continuous evolution from a ferromagnetic ground state at x = 0 to
intermediate-valence behavior for x = 1. Here, we report on specific heat CP(T), resistivity Ï(T) and magnetization M(T)
measurements on single crystals in a Rh concentration range 0.2 < x < 0.65 exploring the ferromagnetic side of the
magnetic phase diagram. The transport and thermodynamic properties of the ferromagnetic phase have been investigated
in the temperature range from 300 K down to 0.35 K and analyzed in terms of a gap in the magnon spectrum and an
underlying Kondo contribution. Crystal electric field parameters are deduced from specific heat measurements well above
Tc- The competition between Kondo effect and ferromagnetism has been studied in dependence of the Rh concentration in
the system. Particularly, the enhanced Sommerfeld coefficient Î³(x) indicates strong Kondo interactions when the Curie
temperature is reduced.