Electronic states of CeT2X20 (T:transition metal, X=Zn and Cd)

Yusuke Hirose, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Fuminori Honda, Ruta Kulkarni, Arumugam Thamizhavel, Naomi Kawamura, Masaichiro Mizumaki, Ryohei Simokasa, Kojiro Mimura, Hiroshi Doto, Rikio Settai

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The electronic state of single crystals of CeIr2(Zn1-xCdx)20 and CePt2Cd20 has been studied by measuring the electrical resistivity ρ and specific heat C. We found that by substituting Zn with Cd, the lattice parameter expands, and the electronic specific heat coefficient γ and A coefficient, which is T2-term in ρ, are enhanced. Our experimental results reveal that the electronic state of the intermediate valence compound CeIr2Zn20 changes to a moderately heavy fermion state due to the negative chemical pressure. On the other hand, C and ρ of CePt2Cd20 show a clear jump and an abrupt change of slope below 0.3 K, respectively, due to a magnetic transition. The relation between the hybridization strength and Ce valence state has also been investigated by X-ray absorption experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115017
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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