Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 1890–1893 | Cite as

Magnetic characterization of Zr(Cr1−xCux)2 alloys and their hydrides

  • S. M. Westwood
  • Z. Blazina
  • A. Drasner


Magnetization measurements were carried out on the alloys Zr(Cr1−xCux)2 (x=0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5) before and after hydrogenation. All the binary and the ternary alloys, as well as their hydrides, exhibit a temperature-independent or nearly temperature-independent Pauli type of paramagnetism. Beside the Pauli paramagnetism, a ferromagnetic contribution to the total magnetization was observed for most of the alloys and their hydrides. It was also observed that hydrogen absorption enhances the Pauli paramagnetism as well as the ferromagnetism of the alloys. The rather unusual magnetic behaviour of these systems is briefly discussed in terms of 3d band filling of the transition metal, and is compared with some related systems.


Hydrogen Polymer Hydride Material Processing Magnetization Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Westwood
    • 1
  • Z. Blazina
    • 1
  • A. Drasner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.Laboratory for Solid State ChemistryInstitute “Ruder Boskovic”ZagrebCroatia

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