Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session W19: Invited Session: Spin Coupling and Kondo Screening in Individual Magnetic Spins
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Andreas Heinrich, IBM Almaden Research Center
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.W19.3
Abstract: W19.00003 : STEM in Kondo Lattices: a new window on correlated electron materials*
12:27 PM–1:03 PM
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(Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University)
The tremendous developments in scanning tunneling electron spectroscopy over the past decade, applied with tremendous success to the cuprate superconductors, are now beginning to be applied to other strongly correlated electron systems. One area where they offer tremendous potential, is in the context of heavy fermion materials. In the last few years, it has become possible to start probing the physics of the Kondo lattice using STEM methods. In this talk I will review this field, discussing the physics of tunneling into the Kondo lattice, showing how tunneling involves a co-operative process of electron transfer and spin-flip, called ``cotunnelling'' [1,2]. I will provide an overview of latest results in this field, especially URu2Si2 [3,4], YbRh2Si2  and CeCoIn5 , discussing how STEM can be used to probe various new theoretical proposals [7,8] for the exotic order and critical behavior. \\[4pt]  M. Maltseva, M. Dzero, and P. Coleman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 206402 (2009).\\[0pt]  J. Figgins and D. Morr, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 187202 (2010).\\[0pt]  A. R. Schmidt et al, Nature 465, 570-576 (2010).\\[0pt]  P. Aynajian et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107, 10383 (2010).\\[0pt]  S. Ernst et al, Nature (2011).\\[0pt]  S. Ernst et al, Physica Status Solidi 247, 624 (2010).\\[0pt]  Y. Dubi and A.V. Balatsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 196407 (2011).\\[0pt]  P. Chandra, P. Coleman and R. Flint, to be published (2012).
*Research supported by NSF DMR 0907179.
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