Magnetic properties and Curie temperatures of disordered Heusler compounds: Co1+xFe2-xSi

Julia Erika Fischer, Julie Karel, Simone Fabbrici, Peter Adler, Siham Ouardi, Gerhard H. Fecher, Franca Albertini, Claudia Felser

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The local atomic environments and magnetic properties were investigated for a series of Co1+xFe2-xSi (0≤x≤1) Heusler compounds. While the total magnetic moment in these compounds increases with the number of valance electrons, the highest Curie temperature (TC) in this series was found for Co1.5Fe1.5Si, with a TC of 1069 K (24 K higher than the well-known Co2FeSi). 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy was used to characterize the local atomic order and to estimate the Co and Fe magnetic moments. Consideration of the local magnetic moments and the exchange integrals is necessary to understand the trend in TC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024418
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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