Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Magnetic Structure Determination of High-Moment Rate-Earth-Based Laminates



D. Potashnikov, E. Caspi, A. Pesach, Q. Tao, J. Rosen, D. Sheptyakov, Hayden Evans, C. Ritter, Z. Salman, P. Bonfa, T. Ouisse, M. Barbier, O. Rivin, A. Keren


We report μSR on the 2D rare earth based parent magnets (Mo2/3RE1/3)2AlC with RE = Nd, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho and Er, and neutron diffraction on the series with RE ≠ Gd (a neutron absorber). By crossing information between the two techniques, we determine the magnetic moment (μ), structure, and dynamic properties of all compounds, including the Gd variant. We find that only in RE = Nd and Gd the moments are frozen on a microsecond time scale. Out of these two, the most promising compound for 2D high μ magnet is RE = Gd since the parent crystals are pristine with μ = 6.5 ± 0.5 μB and Néel temperature of 26 ± 1 K.
Physical Review B


Magnetic structure, rare earth


Potashnikov, D. , Caspi, E. , Pesach, A. , Tao, Q. , Rosen, J. , Sheptyakov, D. , Evans, H. , Ritter, C. , Salman, Z. , Bonfa, P. , Ouisse, T. , Barbier, M. , Rivin, O. and Keren, A. (2021), Magnetic Structure Determination of High-Moment Rate-Earth-Based Laminates, Physical Review B (Accessed July 17, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created November 28, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022