Single crystals of a series of hydrides Er2Fe14BHx (x ≤ 2.5) have been produced and studied in pulsed magnetic fields up to 60 T. The magnetization curve of Er2Fe14B in the easy direction  features a stepwise anomaly at about 45 T, corresponding to the first-order phase transition. A similar magnetization jump is also present in the curve along , but at a higher field, ∼52 T. The  data of the parent and hydrogen-charged Er2Fe14BHx with x = 0.25, 1.5, 2.5 were used to deduce the Er-Fe molecular field Hmol as a function of hydrogen content x. After moderate initial decrease, Hmol(x) drops abruptly above x = 1.5. Hydrogenation results in a 12% reduction of the Er-Fe molecular field in Er2Fe14BH2.5 as compared to Er2Fe14B. For reference, influence of hydrogen on Hmol in an Er2Fe17-H system is also presented.
Variation of the intersublattice exchange coupling due to hydrogen absorption in Er2Fe14B: A high-field magnetization study
E. A. Tereshina, I. S. Tereshina, M. D. Kuz’min, Y. Skourski, M. Doerr, O. D. Chistyakov, I. V. Telegina, H. Drulis; Variation of the intersublattice exchange coupling due to hydrogen absorption in Er2Fe14B: A high-field magnetization study. J. Appl. Phys. 1 May 2012; 111 (9): 093923. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4716007
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