Characteristic electronic state in quasicrystal approximants RCd 6 (R:Rare Earth)

Akinobu Mori, Hisashi Ota, Shingo Yoshiuchi, Ken Iwakawa, Yuki Taga, Yusuke Hirose, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Etsuji Yamamoto, Yoshinori Haga, Fuminori Honda, Rikio Settai, Yoshichika Onuki

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We measured the electrical resistivity, magnetic susceptibility, and specific heat in quasicrystal approximants RCd6. It was confirmed that the structural order-disorder transition of a tetrahedron with 4Cd atoms occurs at about 160 K when the lattice constant a is longer than a = 15.481 Å in YCd6, namely for RCd6 (R: Y, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy and Yb ). The structural transition is found to have a great influence on the low-temperature electrical resistivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSB019
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL.B
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes

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