Macroscopic and Microscopic Study of a CePdIn Compound.
The magnetization and electrical resistivity measurements on a CePdIn single crystal as well as its preparation and structural characterization are presented. The negative paramagnetic Curie temperatures indicate antiferromagnetic ground state, the anisotropy of the paramagnetic Curie temperature amounts 22.7 K. No ferromagnetic correlations were indicated. Powder neutron diffraction experiment performed at temperatures down to 0.4 K did not lead to observation of any magnetic peak in diffraction patterns. We estimate the magnetic moment on Ce atoms to be significantly lower than 0.5 mu(B). The temperature development of lattice parameters documents the standard thermal expansion of the unit cell; no signs of structural phase transition were observed.