Magnetic-field-induced quantum critical point in YbPtIn andYbPt0.98Insingle crystals Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Detailed anisotropic (H$\parallel$ab and H$\parallel$c) resistivity and specific heat measurements were performed on online-grown YbPtIn and solution-grown YbPt$_{0.98}$In single crystals for temperatures down to 0.4 K, and fields up to 140 kG; H$\parallel$ab Hall resistivity was also measured on the YbPt$_{0.98}$In system for the same temperature and field ranges. All these measurements indicate that the small change in stoichiometry between the two compounds drastically affects their ordering temperatures (T$_{ord}\approx3.4$ K in YbPtIn, and $\sim2.2$ K in YbPt$_{0.98}$In). Furthermore, a field-induced quantum critical point is apparent in each of these heavy fermion systems, with the corresponding critical field values of YbPt$_{0.98}$In (H$^{ab}_c$ around 35-45 kG and H$^{c}_c\approx120$ kG) also reduced compared to the analogous values for YbPtIn (H$^{ab}_c\approx60$ kG and H$^{c}_c>140$ kG)

publication date

  • May 1, 2006