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Local magnetism in YbCrSb$_3$, an anomalous member of the RECrSb$_3$ series

TitleLocal magnetism in YbCrSb$_3$, an anomalous member of the RECrSb$_3$ series
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsChow, KH, MacFarlane, WA, Salman, Z, Fan, I, Crerar, SJ, Mar, A, Egilmez, M, Jung, J, Hitti, B, Arseneau, D
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume404
Pagination615 - 618
ISSN0921-4526
Keywordsd–f system
Abstract

The intermetallic magnetic compound YbCrSb 3 , which shows anomalous behavior when compared to other compounds in the \{RECrSb\} 3 series, is studied near zero magnetic field using μ \{SR\} . Coherent muon spin precession is observed, unambiguously establishing at the local level that a significant fraction of the sample is in a well-ordered magnetic state below ≈ 240 K . These results confirm, at the local level, that the magnetic transition temperature in YbCrSb 3 is higher than those of the other \{RECrSb\} 3 compounds synthesized to date.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921452608006236
DOI10.1016/j.physb.2008.11.111