Magnetic Properties and Magnetic Structure of DyCoSi2 Compound
R. Duraja, B. Pencb and A. Szytułab
aInstitute of Physics, Technical University of Cracow, Podchorążych 1, 30-084 Kraków, Poland
bM. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, W.S. Reymonta 4, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Received: March 28, 2013; In final form: October 23, 2013
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The results of new magnetic dc and neutron diffraction measurements of DyCoSi2 compound are presented. Below TN equal to 10.9 K the Dy moments form collinear G-type structure with the moment parallel to the c-axis. The value of Dy-moment equal to 5.5(2) μB are smaller than free Dy3+ ion value (10.0 μB). These and the three-step magnetization process indicate the strong influence of the crystal electric field on the stability of the magnetic order. Increase of the values of the lattice parameters at 1.5 K in reference of these at 20 K indicate magnetostriction effect at low temperatures.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.125.1176
PACS numbers: 75.25.-j, 75.30.Kz, 75.40.Cx, 75.47.Np