Low-temperature properties of CeAu2Ge2 single crystals grown from Au-Ge and Sn flux

C. L. Huang, V. Fritsch, W. Kittler, H. V. Löhneysen

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The specific heat of CeAu2Ge2 single crystals grown from Au-Ge (AGF) or Sn flux (SF) was measured at temperatures T between 1.8 and 200 K. Two magnetic transitions are observed in the zero-field specific heat at 12.1 and 14.5 K in the AGF sample, while only a single sharp transition at 9.2 K is seen in the SF sample, confirming our recent susceptibility results. We observe several field-induced transitions in the magnetoresistance of the AGF sample measured at 1.6 and 2.3 K in accordance with the B-T phase diagram constructed from isothermal magnetization curves M(B). In addition, we have measured M(B) under hydrostatic pressure P up to 10.5 kbar. The Néel temperature TN increases linearly with P at a small rate of 0.049 K/kbar, which suggests that, if TN(P) is attributed to a pure volume effect, this compound is close to the maximum transition temperature of the Doniach diagram. The transition fields BM between the field-induced phases increase linearly with P as well. The comparable Grüneisen parameters of TN and BM indicate that the energy scale depending on the sample's volume is given by the antiferromagnetic correlations and not by the Kondo effect. We discuss possible reasons for the different magnetic behavior of AGF and SF samples.

期刊Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
出版狀態Published - 2012 12月 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 凝聚態物理學


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