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Magnetism and Incommensurate Waves in Zr3(Rh1-xPdx)4



Lawrence H. Bennett, Richard M. Waterstrat, L Swartzendruber, Leonid A. Bendersky, H J. Brown, R E. Watson


The unusual properties of the Zr3(Rh1-xPdx)4 alloy system are reported here. Contrary to most metallically bonded systems, which are not quick to change cooperative behavior with alloy concentration, this system does. Pure Zr3Rh4 is nonmagnetic, while at 4% Pd( x = 0.04) the system is ferromagnetic and becomes superconducting at 6% Pd. This concentration range is attended by a similarly varying incommensurate charge density wave. The crystal structure involves disclination lines of atoms, or channels, which are equivalent to those of the superconducting A15 structures and bear resemblances to those of the hard magnets. Another intermetallic structure which has the same channels, though in a less closely packed form, will be noted.
Journal of Applied Physics
No. 9


ferromagnetic, superconducting


Bennett, L. , Waterstrat, R. , Swartzendruber, L. , Bendersky, L. , Brown, H. and Watson, R. (2000), Magnetism and Incommensurate Waves in Zr<sub>3</sub>(Rh<sub>1-x</sub>Pd<sub>x</sub>)<sub>4</sub>, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created May 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017