Specific Heat Study in (Ce,La)Pd2 X 2 Compounds (X = Al, Ga)

Original Paper


We report on specific heat of (Ce,La)Pd2 X 2 compounds. The antiferromagnetic ground state is revealed in Ce-based analogues. The field induced ferromagnetic order is observed in magnetic fieldsss higher than 1 T. The structural phase transition on specific heat data is well pronounced in both Ce compounds and LaPd2Ga2. The thorough analysis of specific heat data is presented.


Intermetallic compounds CePd2Al2 CePd2Ga2 Specific heat Structural transitions 



The experiments were performed in MLTL (http://mltl.eu/), which is supported within the program of Czech Research Infrastructures (Project No. LM2011025). The work of M.K. was supported by the Grant SVV-2014-260091 and by the GAUK Project Number 76213.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Condensed Matter PhysicsCharles University in PraguePrague 2Czech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Condensed Matter PhysicsPavol Jozef Šafárik University in KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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