Huesges, Zita; Lucas, Stefan; Wunderlich, Sarah; Yokaichiya, Fabiano; Prokes, Karel; Schmalzl, Karin; Lemee-Cailleau, Marie-Helene; Pedersen, Bjorn; Fritsch, Veronika; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.; Stockert, Oliver: Evolution of the partially frustrated magnetic order in CePd1-xNixAl. Physical Review B 96 (2017), p. 144405/1-5
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We report on a single-crystal neutron-diffraction study of the evolution of the antiferromagnetic order in the heavy-fermion compound CePd1−xNixAl which exhibits partial geometric frustration due to its distorted kagome structure. The magnetic structure is found to be unchanged with a propagation vector QAF≈(0.5 0 0.35) for all Ni concentrations x up to xc≈0.14. Upon approaching the quantum critical concentration xc, the ordered moment vanishes linearly with Néel temperature TN, in good agreement with CePdAl under hydrostatic pressure. For all Ni concentrations, substantial short-range magnetic correlations are observed above TN as a result of frustration.