Change of the effective spin degeneracy in CeNi9-xCuxGe4 due to the interplay between Kondo and crystal field effects

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Autor(en): Peyker L, Gold C, Scherer W, Michor H, Unruh T, Simeoni GG, Senyshyn A, Adroja DT, Stockert O, Scheidt EW
Zeitschrift: EPL - Europhysics Letters
Verlag: EPL ASSOCIATION, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
Band: 93
Heftnummer: 3
ISSN: 0295-5075


Abstract


Elastic and inelastic neutron scattering experiments were carried out on the heavy-fermion systems CeNi8.6Cu0.4Ge4 and CeNi8CuGe4 to study i) the influences of Ni/Cu substitution on the crystal field parameters and to identify ii) the driving forces of quantum criticality in CeNi9-xCuxGe4. The relevance of competing RKKY and Kondo interactions and changes of the crystal field parameters is discussed. The crystallographic site where the Ni replacement by copper atoms takes place is identified by neutron powder diffraction studies. Furthermore, quasi-elastic and inelastic neutron scattering studies provide detailed information regarding the Kondo properties and the changes of the crystal field parameters resulting from the Ni/Cu replacement. Hence, a reduction of the effective spin degeneracy of the crystal field ground state with increasing Cu concentration is identified as one important control parameter of quantum criticality in CeNi9-xCuxGe4. The results of these experiments are complemented by measurements of the thermopower. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2011



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Technische Universität Wien
Universität Augsburg


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APA:
Peyker, L., Gold, C., Scherer, W., Michor, H., Unruh, T., Simeoni, G.G.,... Scheidt, E.-W. (2011). Change of the effective spin degeneracy in CeNi9-xCuxGe4 due to the interplay between Kondo and crystal field effects. EPL - Europhysics Letters, 93(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/93/37006

MLA:
Peyker, Ludwig, et al. "Change of the effective spin degeneracy in CeNi9-xCuxGe4 due to the interplay between Kondo and crystal field effects." EPL - Europhysics Letters 93.3 (2011).

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