Bonilla, C.M.; Herrero-Albillos, J.; Figueroa, A.I.; Castan-Guerrero, C.; Bartolome, J.; Calvo-Almazan, I.; Schmitz, D.; Weschke, E.; Garcia, L.M.; Bartolome, F.: Parimagnetism in HoCo2 and TmCo2. Journal of Physics / Condensed Matter 26 (2014), p. 156001/1-14
X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), longitudinal (ac ) and transverse (TS) ac magnetic susceptibility have been measured in the RCo2 series (R = Ho, and Tm) as a functionof temperature and applied magnetic field. We show that parimagnetism is a general behavior among the RCo2 ferrimagnetic series (R being a heavy rare-earth ion). XMCD results supply evidence of the presence of two compensation temperatures above Tc, defining two different parimagnetic configurations, which is a fully unexpected result. The inverse χ′ac curve exhibits a small anomaly which vanishes under low applied magnetic fields. The combination of TS and XMCD measurements allows one to depict new magnetic phase diagrams for these compounds of the RCo2 series. A new scenario allowing one to understand the observed phenomenology as a Griffiths phase-like behavior is proposed, where the amorphous RCo2 represents the undiluted system case.