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Defect induced ferromagnetism in Mn sub(3)Ga

Show simple item record Malik, S.V. Dias, E.T. Babu, P.D. Priolkar, K.R. 2024-01-18T06:14:54Z 2024-01-18T06:14:54Z 2023
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 36(13); 2023; ArticleID_135701. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ni-substituted Mn sub(3)Ga displays a weak ferromagnetism embedded in an antiferromagnetic (AF) phase. Upon field cooling, the alloy exhibits exchange bias and an open hysteresis loop, signifying kinetic arrest at room temperature. For the first time, a kinetic arrest is seen in a compound due to the first order transition of an embedded defect phase. A systematic study of crystal structure, local structure, and magnetic properties of Mn sub(3-x)Ni sub(x)Ga (x = 0, 0.25) alloys reveal the origin of ferromagnetism in Mn sub(2.75_Ni sub(0.25)Ga is due to the segregation of a Heusler-type environment around Ni in the cubic Mn sub(3)Ga matrix. Upon temper annealing at 400 degrees C, these local structural defects around the Ni phase separate into a modulated ferromagnetic (FM) Ni-Mn-Ga Heusler phase. A strong interaction between the AF host and the FM defect phase gives rise to exchange bias. The first-order transition of the defect phase seems to be responsible for the observed kinetic arrest in Mn sub(2.75)Ni sub(0.25)Ga. en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.title Defect induced ferromagnetism in Mn sub(3)Ga en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
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