Slow Electronic Dynamics in the Paramagnetic State of UTe2

Yo Tokunaga, Hironori Sakai, Shinsaku Kambe, Yoshinori Haga, Yoshifumi Tokiwa, Petr Opletal, Hiroki Fujibayashi, Katsuki Kinjo, Shunsaku Kitagawa, Kenji Ishida, Ai Nakamura, Yusei Shimizu, Yoshiya Homma, Dexin Li, Fuminori Honda, Dai Aoki

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125Te NMR experiments in field (H) applied along the easy magnetization axis (the a-axis) revealed slow electronic dynamics developing in the paramagnetic state of UTe2. The observed slow fluctuations are concerned with a successive growth of long-range electronic correlations below 30-40 K, where the spin susceptibility along the hard magnetization axis (the b-axis) shows a broad maximum. The experiments also imply that tiny amounts of disorder or defects locally disturb the long-range electronic correlations and develop an inhomogeneous electronic state at low temperatures, leading to a low temperature upturn observed in the bulk-susceptibility in H Π a. We suggest that UTe2 would be located on the paramagnetic side near an electronic phase boundary, where either magnetic or Fermi-surface instability would be the origin of the characteristic fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023707
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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