Collapse of 5f-electron ferromagnetism in UPtAl under high pressures

F. Honda, T. Eto, G. Oomi, A. V. Andreev, V. Sechovský, N. Takeshita, N. Môri

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UPtAl exhibits a ferromagnetic ordering of U magnetic moments at temperatures below TC = 42.5 K. The magnetic-ordering transition is accompanied by an anomaly in the temperature dependence of electrical resistivity. This allows us to determine the value of Curie temperature from p vs. T data that can be measured at very high pressures, at which reliable magnetization measurements are difficult. We report on resistivity measurements performed on an UPtAl single crystal under hydrostatic pressures p ≤ 8 GPa. It was observed that the initial increase of TC with p becomes gradually reduced for p > 2 GPa until the maximum TC value of ≈48 K is reached between 4 and 6 GPa that is followed by a progressively developing downturn of the TC(p) curve. The latter result is attributed to the approaching collapse of the U 5f-moment ferromagnetism. Low-temperature resistivity data point to a rapidly reduced magnetic anisotropy at highest pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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