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Cerium Heavy-Fermion Compounds Near Their T=0 Magnetic-Non-Magnetic Boundary

  • Author(s): Thompson, JD
  • Hundley, MF
  • Movshovich, R
  • Sarrao, JL
  • Graf, T
  • Uwatoko, Y
  • Fisk, Z
  • Fisher, RA
  • Phillips, NE
  • et al.

Measurements of the temperature-dependent specific heat and thermal expansion coefficient near a T=0 magnetic-nonmagnetic boundary, accessed in CeRh2Si2 by application of pressure and in CeRh2-xRuxSi2 at ambient pressure by chemical substitution, emphasize the role of disorder in producing non-Fermi-liquid behavior. Interestingly, superconductivity also develops near this boundary in some crystallographically-ordered Ce-based heavy-fermion compounds. [CeRh2-xRuxSi2, specific heat, thermal expansion, susceptibility, non-Fermi-liquid]. © 1998, The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology. All rights reserved.

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