125Te-NMR study on a single crystal of heavy fermion superconductor Ute2

Yo Tokunaga, Hironori Sakai, Shinsaku Kambe, Taisuke Hattori, Nonoka Higa, Genki Nakamine, Shunsaku Kitagawa, Kenji Ishida, Ai Nakamura, Yusei Shimizu, Yoshiya Homma, De Xin Li, Fuminori Honda, Dai Aoki

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We report 125Te NMR studies on a newly discovered heavy fermion superconductor UTe2. Using a single crystal, we have measured the 125Te NMR Knight shift K and spin-lattice relaxation rate 1=T1 for fields along the three orthorhombic crystal axes. The data confirm a moderate Ising anisotropy for both the static (K) and dynamical susceptibilities (1=T1) in the paramagnetic state above about 20 K. Around 20 K, however, we have observed a sudden loss of NMR spin-echo signal due to sudden enhancement of the NMR spin-spin relaxation rate 1=T2, when the field is applied along the easy axis of magnetization (= a-axis). This behavior suggests the development of longitudinal magnetic fluctuations along the a-axis at very low frequencies below 20 K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073701
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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