Novel electronic states of heavy fermion compound YbCo2Zn 20

Fuminori Honda, Yuki Taga, Yusuke Hirose, Shingo Yoshiuchi, Yoshiharu Tomooka, Masahiro Ohya, Jyunya Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Rikio Settai, Yasuyuki Shimura, Toshiro Sakakibara, Ilya Sheikin, Toshiki Tanaka, Yasunori Kubo, Yoshichika Onuki

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We studied the heavy fermion compound YbCo2Zn20 with an electronic specific heat coefficient γ ≥ 8000 mJ/(K 2·mol) by measuring the de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) oscillation, Hall effect, magnetic susceptibility, and magnetization at ambient pressure, as well as the electrical resistivity in magnetic fields of up to 320 kOe and at pressures of up to 5 GPa. The detected Fermi surfaces are small in volume, reflecting the small Brillouin zone based on the large cubic lattice constant a = 14.005 A. The cyclotron effective masses, which were determined from the dHvA experiment, are found to be markedly reduced in magnetic fields. In other words, the detected cyclotron masses of 2.2-8.9m0 (m0: the rest mass of an electron) at Hav = 117 kOe are enhanced to 100-500m0 at 0 kOe. By applying pressure, the heavy fermion state disappears at Pc ' 1.8 GPa and orders antiferromagnetically for P > Pc. The field-induced antiferroquadrupolar phase, which is observed only for H k h111i in the magnetic field range from HQ = 60 kOe to H0 Q = 210 kOe, is found to shift to lower magnetic fields and merge with theantiferromagnetic phase at 4.5 GPa.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044703
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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