Crystalline-electric-field effect in some rare-earth intermetallic compounds
The results of research on the crystalline-electric-field (CEF) effect in RCu2, R2Fe14B and RFe11Ti compounds are presented. In the study of the CEF effect in the RCu2 compounds, attention is paid to the combined analysis of specific heat and thermal expansion. An attempt has been undertaken to investigate the systematic behavior of CEF interactions by comparing different compounds with the same crystallographic structure. From the analysis of spin-reorientation phenomena in R2Fe14B and RFe11Ti compounds the sets of CEF parameters are derived. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.