Effect of magnetic field in heavy-fermion compound YbCo2Zn 20

Koji Kaneko, Shingo Yoshiuchi, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Fuminori Honda, Rikio Settai, Yoshichika Onuki

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Inelastic neutron scattering experiments on poly crystalline sample of heavy-fermion compound YbCo2Zn20 were carried out in order to obtain microscopic insights on the ground state and its magnetic field response. At zero field at 300 mK, inelastic response consists of two features: quasielastic scattering and a sharp peak at 0.6 meV. With increasing temperature, a broad peak comes up around 2.1 meV, whereas quasielastic response gets broader and the peak at 0.6 meV becomes unclear. By applying magnetic field, the quasielastic response exhibits significant broadening above 1T, and the peak at 0.6 meV is obscure under fields. The peaks in inelastic spectra and its temperature variation can be ascribed to the suggested crystal-field model of Γ6 - Γ8 - Γ7 with the overall splitting of less than 3meV. The observed quasielastic response and its rapid broadening with magnetic field indicates that the heavy-electron state arises from the ground state doublets, and are strongly suppressed by external field in YbCo2Zn20,

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2011 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 29 2011Sept 3 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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