Thermoelectric properties of Ce(Ni, Pd)2Ge2 at low temperatures below 1 K

T. Kuwai, P. Sun, T. Sugihara, H. Suzuki, M. Takeuchi, T. Mizushima, A. Mitsuda, Y. Isikawa, T. Fukuhara

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Thermoelectric power S of single crystals for a nonmagnetic heavy fermion compound CeNi2Ge2 and for the alloys of Ce(Ni1-xPdx)2Ge2 was investigated well below 1 K. S/T, S divided by temperature T, logarithmically increases with lowering temperature below 10 K, approaching a large magnitude of about 10 μV/K2 in the lowest temperatures along the c-axis of a tetragonal crystal structure for the sample with x=0.06. This behavior strikingly coincides with the temperature dependence of C/T which leads to a large Sommerfeld coefficient γ of 630 mJ/K2 mol in the zero-temperature limit. On the other hand, S/T for CeNi2Ge2 shows a complex temperature dependence at low temperatures in both axes, and is different from its C/T behavior. These results are regarded as the consequence originating from a non-Fermi-liquid nature evolved at low temperatures in the vicinity of the antiferromagnetic quantum critical point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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