Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session L44: Novel Correlated Electron Magnetism
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
LACC Room: 504
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Ryan Baumbach, Natl High Magnetic Field Lab
Abstract: L44.00002 : Magnetic Ordering at Anomalously High Temperatures in Nd and Dy at Extreme Pressures: What about Pr and Yb?*
11:27 AM–11:39 AM
(Argonne Natl Labs)
(Argonne Natl Labs)
Under sufficiently high pressure one anticipates that the 4f state of a given lanthanide becomes unstable, leading to highly correlated electron effects and exotic physics. Recent four-point resistivity measurements on Nd metal to 2 Mbar pressure reveal that its magnetic ordering temperature To soars to anomalously high values, in analogy with earlier results on the lanthanide Dy. In addition, giant superconducting pair-breaking and resistivity minima are observed in the dilute magnetic alloy Y(Nd) revealing the presence of exotic Kondo effect phenomena that may be responsible for the anomalously high values of To in Nd metal.
Unlike most lanthanides at ambient pressure, Yb does not order magnetically and Pr orders at temperatures well below 1 K, since divalent Yb is magnetically inert with a completely filled 4f14 orbital and trivalent Pr has a crystal-field-split singlet ground state. Applying extreme pressure can significantly alter both the electronic and crystal structure of materials and thus possibly induce magnetic ordering in Yb or Pr at temperatures above 1 K.
*Work at Washington University is supported by NSF grant DMR-1104742/1505345 and CDAC through NNSA/DOE DE-FC52-08NA28554. Work at the Argonne Labs is funded by DOE contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.
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