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Magnetization curves and hysteresis loops for field-oriented powders of Smn+1Co3n+5B2n (n=0, 1, and 3) and PrCo5 were measured at T=4.2 K and partly at 77 K, under a strong pulsed field up to 36 T. Magnetic measurements for Smn+1Co3n+1B2n (n=1, 2, and 3) compounds were also performed. Huge anisotropy fields of 120 T for SmCo4B and of 130 T for Sm2Co7B3 were obtained. The Sm sublattice anisotropy of SmCo4B was found to be larger than that of SmCo5. To explain this, the Sm f-electron state for n≥ (R18)2 of Smn+1Co3n+5B2n has been expected to change from that for n≤1. Huge coercivities of 8 T and 27.5 T were observed at T=4.2 K for SmCo4B and for Sm2Co7B3 respectively. Magnetization processes for field-oriented PrCo5 at T=4.2 K were found to be similar to those of Nd2Fe14B at T=4.2 K.
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