Synthesis of heavy fermion Ce compound under high pressure

Hidenori Miyagawa, Gendo Oomi, Masashi Ohashi, Tatsuya Kawae, Tomoaki Kubo, Takumi Katq

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CeCu6 is well known as a typical heavy fermion compound and prepared at ambient pressure by melting γ-Ce and Cu. We attempted to prepare a new type of CeCu6 by melting α-Ce and Cu under high pressure using the characteristic pressure-temperature phase diagram of Ce. The samples were prepared at high pressure and high temperature. The electrical resistance and specific heat were measured. It is found that the temperature dependence of the electrical resistance of newly prepared CeCu6 (α-CeCu6) shows a similar behavior as CeCu6 prepared at ambient pressure and high temperature although with a difference at low temperature below 30 K. According to the result of specific heat, it is suggested that α-CeCu6 is in the heavy fermion state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-73
Number of pages2
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL. A
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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