J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 49, Number C8, Décembre 1988Proceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism
|Page(s)||C8-269 - C8-270|
J. Phys. Colloques 49 (1988) C8-269-C8-270
FORCED VOLUME MAGNETOSTRICTION OF WEAKLY FERROMAGNETIC Y(Co1-xAlx)2 COMPOUNDSP. C. Riedi1, J. G. M. Armitage1, R. G. Graham1 et J. S. Abell2
1 Department of Physics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland, G.B.
2 Department of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, G.B.
The forced volume magnetostriction of weakly ferromagnetic Y(Co1-xAlx)2 compounds has been measured to 12 T at 4.2 K and to 5 T at 1.6 K for x near 0.15. Below 9 T the volume magnetostriction is well described by a sum of terms linear and quadratic in the magnetic field.