Anomalous Transport and Thermal Properties of YInCu4

Hiroyuki Nakamura, Kazuhiro Ito, Akihiro Uenishi, Hirofumi Wada, Masayuki Shiga

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The magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity and low-temperature specific heat have been measured for a ternary compound YInCu4 which forms the cubic C15b-type crystal structure. YInCu4 is diamagnetic, which is probably due to the low density of conduction electrons. With decreasing temperature, the electrical resistivity increases to a broad maximum around 300 K and then decreases gradually to the lowest temperature. The temperature dependence of C/ T., where C is the specific heat, is convex downward over the entire temperature range of measurement to 1.5 K. YInCu4 may be classified as a semimetal. The origin of the transport and thermal anomalies may be explained in the framework of semimetallic substances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1446-1449
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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