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Physical Review B
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Long-time cooling-rate dependence of spin-glass freezing

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Superconducting-quantum-interference-device magnetometry is used to study the long-time cooling-rate dependence of the susceptibility cusp of the spin-glasses, CuMn 4.6 at.% and A l Gd 37 at.%. Over a range of time delay T=6 to 2400 min per temperature change T=0.2 K, no change is observed in the position of the cusp. These long-time results do not fit an extrapolation from Tholence's earlier ac susceptibility data as a function of frequency (=10 to 30 000 Hz). Thus, they appear to be inconsistent with current nonequilibrium models for spin-glass freezing and rather suggest a phase-transition phenomenon. © 1981 The American Physical Society.

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01 Jul 1981

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Physical Review B

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