Characterization of transitions in MnFeP0.45As0.55 compound

Zhi Yong Zhu*, Wen Quan Wang, Yuan Hua Miao, Yan Song Wang, Li Jie Chen, Xue Fang Dai, Guo Dong Liu, Jing Lan Chen, Guang Heng Wu

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The resistance, magnetization and strain measurements have been carried out on MnFeP0.45AS0.55 compound. We found that, at variance with what is commonly believed, the critical temperature points for the first order transition, paramagnetism-ferromagnetism transition, and lattice anomaly are not identical. The first order transition goes on in a quite wide temperature range with a thermal hysteresis of about 10 K. In the duration of the first order transition, the paramagnetism-ferromagnetism transition is observed, which indicates that they are not related to the lattice anomaly. Thus, we attribute it to the continuous change of the lattice parameters due to the structure transition based on our observation and Zach et al.'s work. On the other hand, the lattice anomaly occurs at lower temperature than that of the first order structural and magnetic transitions. We conclude that it is a magnetostrictive behavior associated with the magnetoelastic coupling below the Curie temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4909-4913
Number of pages5
JournalWuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • First order phase transition
  • Itinerant-electron metamagnetism
  • Magnetostriction
  • MnFePAs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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