The pressure dependence of the magnetic transitions in the giant magnetocaloric materials Gd5 (Six Ge1-x) 4 (x=0.125,0.5) has been investigated using x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). We found that the most notable features of the x-T phase diagram are also present in the P-T phase diagram. These include a nearly linear increase in Curie temperature, Tc, with increasing both x and P up to 275 K, and a discontinuity accompanied by a change in slope, d Tc /d (x,P), at this temperature. However, the results indicate that a similar volume change results in ∼3 times larger increase in Tc with Si doping than with pressure. Si doping, hence, does more to stabilize ferromagnetic interactions than simply uniformly reducing the unit cell volume.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 10 Jul 2007|