Correa, V. F., D. Betancourth, J. G. Sereni, N. Caroca-Canales, and C. Geibel. "Remarkable magnetostructural coupling around the magnetic transition in CeCo0.85Fe0.15Si." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, no. 34 (2016): 346003.
Abstract: We report a detailed study of the magnetic properties of CeCo0.85Fe0.15Si under high magnetic
fields (up to 16 Tesla) measuring different physical properties such as specific heat, magnetization,
electrical resistivity, thermal expansion and magnetostriction. CeCo0.85Fe0.15Si becomes
antiferromagnetic at TN 6.7 K. However, a broad tail (onset at TX 13 K) in the specific heat
precedes that second order transition. This tail is also observed in the temperature derivative of
the resistivity. However, it is particularly noticeable in the thermal expansion coefficient where it
takes the form of a large bump centered at TX. A high magnetic field practically washes out that tail
in the resistivity. But surprisingly, the bump in the thermal expansion coefficient becomes a well
pronounced peak fully split from the magnetic transition at TN. Concurrently, the magnetoresistance
also switches from negative to positive above TN. The magnetostriction is considerable and
irreversible at low temperature ( (16T)4Ã—10âˆ’ L
4 at 2 K) when the magnetic interactions
dominate. A broad jump in the field dependence of the magnetostriction observed at low T may be
the signature of a weak ongoing metamagnetic transition. Taking altogether the results indicate the
importance of the lattice effects on the development of the magnetic order in these alloys.