Magnetic and transport properties of RIr2Ga series (R = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd-Tm)
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We report results of magnetic and transport measurements on single crystals of a new rare earth series RIr2Ga (R=La, Pr, Nd, Sm, and Gd through Tm). These compounds appear to crystallize in the triple-hexagonal Na3As structure with space group P63cm. Magnetic ordering temperatures show deviation from De Gennes scaling. These compounds are an interesting example of a quasi-2D structure in which there are anisotropic magnetic interactions. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.