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Effects of pressure on the ferromagnetic state of the charge density wave compound SmNiC2
- Effects of pressure on the ferromagnetic state of the charge density wave compound SmNiC2
- Woo, B.; Seo, S.; Park, E.; Kim, J. H.; Jang, D.; Park, T.; Lee, H.; Ronning, F.; Thompson, J. D.; Sidorov, V. A.; Kwon, Y. S.
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- Kwon, Y. S.
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- Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87(12)
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- We report the pressure response of charge-density-wave (CDW) and ferromagnetic (FM) phases of the rare-earth intermetallic SmNiC2 up to 5.5 GPa. The CDW transition temperature (TCDW), which is reflected as a sharp inflection in the electrical resistivity, is almost independent of pressure up to 2.18 GPa but is strongly enhanced at higher pressures, increasing from 155.7 K at 2.2 GPa to 279.3 K at 5.5 GPa. Commensurate with the sharp increase in TCDW, the first-order FM phase transition, which decreases with applied pressure, bifurcates into the upper (TM1) and lower (Tc) phase transitions and the lower transition changes its nature to second order above 2.18 GPa. Enhancement both in the residual resistivity and the Fermi-liquid T2 coefficient A near 3.8 GPa suggests abundant magnetic quantum fluctuations that arise from the possible presence of a FM quantum critical point. © 2013 American Physical Society.
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Kwon, Yong Seung
Quantum Functional Materials Laboratory
High Tc Superconductors and magnetic materials; Thermoelectric Materials
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