Magnetic phase transitions in nanocrystalline erbium

J. A. Cowen, Barry Stolzman, R. S. Averback, H. Hahn

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Nanocrystalline samples of 99.9% pure erbium with particle sizes between 10 and 70 nm have been produced by the inert gas condensation technique. Magnetic susceptibility measurements on samples compacted to between 50% and 75% of bulk density indicate a modification in the high-temperature phases and superparamagnetic behavior at low temperatures. ESR signals near g=10 are probably due to Er compounds which may form during the production process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3317-3319
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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