Reply to "comment on 'Coexistence of ferromagnetism and superconductivity in Sn nanoparticles'"

Wen Hsien Li, Chun Ming Wu

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In this Reply we show that the thermal characteristic of μp increases with increasing temperature remains when size distribution of the nanoparticle assembly has been accounted for. In addition, the antiferromagneticlike or ferrimagneticlike spin configuration is also required to understand the two-component hysteresis observed in the M (Ha) curves. The appearance of hysteresis in the low Ha regime [Fig. 4 of W.-H. Li, C.-W. Wang, C.-Y. Li, C. K. Hsu, C. C. Yang, and C.-M. Wu, Phys. Rev. B 77, 094508 (2008)10.1103/PhysRevB. 77.094508] indicates the existence of a net spontaneous moment in the nanoparticle, whereas the enlarged hysteresis at the high Ha regime can be the results of the occurrence of spin reorientation of the core and surface macromoments triggered by the applied magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016504
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 22 Jul 2010


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