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Mechanism of magnetostructural transformation in multifunctional Mn3GaC

Dias, ET and Priolkar, KR and Ranjan, Rajeev and Nigam, AK and Emura, S (2017) Mechanism of magnetostructural transformation in multifunctional Mn3GaC. In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 122 (10).

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Mn3GaC undergoes a ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic, volume discontinuous cubic-cubic phase transition as a function of temperature, pressure, and magnetic field. Through a series of temperature dependent x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy experiments at the Mn K and Ga K edge, it is shown that the first order magnetic transformation in Mn3GaC is entirely due to distortions in the Mn sub-lattice and with a very little role for Mn-C interactions. The distortion in the Mn sub-lattice results in long and short Mn-Mn bonds with the longer Mn-Mn bonds favoring ferromagnetic interactions and the shorter Mn-Mn bonds favoring antiferromagnetic interactions. At the first order transition, the shorter Mn-Mn bonds exhibit an abrupt decrease in their length resulting in an antiferromagnetic ground state and a strained lattice. Published by AIP Publishing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 1305 WALT WHITMAN RD, STE 300, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 04:53
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 09:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58017

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