Low-temperature properties of the dilute quadrupolar system Pr xla1-xPb3

T. Kawae, K. Yurue, K. Kinoshita, N. Tateiwa, K. Takeda, T. Kitai

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We have studied the low-temperature properties of PrxLa 1-xPb3 with the ground state of a non-Kramers Γ 3 doublet for the Pr concentration for 0≤x≤1. From the concentration dependence of the specific heat, the quadrupolar ordering, which is observed at TQ = 0.4 K in PrPb3, is concluded to persist only for x∼0.98. For a wide range of Pr concentration for 0.1≤x≤0.95, the specific heat shows a T-linear variation below 0.5 K with a large coefficient, which is almost reproduced by the model for amorphous materials with a random configuration of two-level system. For x≤0.05, C/T shows a non-Fermi liquid behavior with the monotonous enhancement of C/T with decreasing temperature, which is probably caused by Kondo effect arising from the correlation between the Γ3 moments and the conduction electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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