Angular dependence of metamagnetic transitions in HoNi2B2C
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Detailed measurements of M(2 K, H, theta) of HoNi2B2C, where theta is the angle that the applied field H makes with the  axis while remaining perpendicular to the crystallographic c axis, reveal three metamagnetic transitions with angular dependences H-c1 = (4.1 +/- 0.1 kG)/cos(theta), H-c2 = 8.4 +/- 0.2 kG/cos(phi), and H-c3 = (6.6 +/- 0.2 kG)/sin(phi), where phi = theta-45 is the angle from the  axis. The high-field saturated moment, M(sat) approximate to 10 mu(B)cos theta is consistent with the local moments being confined to the  direction. The locally saturated moments for fields between H-ci (i = 1, 2, 3) also manifest angular dependences that are consistent with combinations of local moments along  axes. Analysis of these data lead us to infer that the net distribution of moments is (up arrow down arrow up arrow down arrow up arrow down arrow) for H up arrow up arrow-->) for H-c2 up arrow up arrow-->) for H-c2 H-c3.
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