Investigation of the iron borates DyFe3(BO3)4 and HoFe3(BO3)4 by the method of Er3+ spectroscopic probe

T. N. Stanislavchuk, E. P. Chukalina, M. N. Popova, L. N. Bezmaternykh, I. A. Gudim

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Temperature-dependent high-resolution optical spectra of the Er3+ probe ion in DyFe3(BO3)4 and HoFe3(BO3)4 are reported. The data provide the temperature of magnetic ordering and direction of the Fe3+ magnetic moments. Both compounds order magnetically at TN = 39 ± 1  K. The magnetic structure of DyFe3(BO3)4 is of the easy-axis type, while that of HoFe3(BO3)4 is of the easy-plane type. The role of anisotropic interactions between the iron and the rare-earth subsystems is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 27 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


  • Magnetic ordering
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Rare-earth iron borates


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