Carrier-induced breakdown of ferromagnetism

W.J.M. de Jonge, T. Story, H. J. Swagten, P. J. Eggenkamp

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Magnetization, susceptibility and specific-heat data for PbSn(Mn)Te and Sn(Mn)Te will be reported for various carrier concentrations. For the first time a carrier-concentration–induced breakdown of a ferromagnetic state has been observed. Based on a simple geometrical argument, a phase diagram for this new transition in RKKY-driven systems will be derived and will be compared with the ferromagnetic–to–spin-glass transition predicted by the well-known Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-636
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


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