The molar magnetic susceptibilities (χм) of spherical balls of rare-earth iron garnets REIG's, with RE = Y, Gd, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb, prepared from pellets pressed at pressures ranging from 2 to 8 × 107 kg m-2 , have been measured in the temperature range 300-900 K. It is found that χмα exp( - f), where f is the pore fraction of the pressed balls. It has also been observed that χм for a particular garnet at a fixed temperature increases from powder through pressed material to single crystal. REIG's reveal typical ferrimagnetic behaviour with the ferrimagnetic Curie temperature (Tc) lying in the range 550-570 K for single crystals. In general, for pressed material Tc increases linearly with density. The χм-1 vs, T variation has been analysed using molecular field theory. It has been found that for T ≫ Tc the magnetic ions behave as if they were almost free and yield a magneton number very close to their free ion value.
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