Nature of theAPhase inCeCu2Si2

O. Stockert, E. Faulhaber, G. Zwicknagl, N. Stüßer, H. S. Jeevan, M. Deppe, R. Borth, R. Küchler, M. Loewenhaupt, C. Geibel, F. Steglich
2004 Physical Review Letters  
Neutron diffraction experiments have been performed on a magnetically ordered CeCu 2 Si 2 single crystal exhibiting A-phase anomalies in specific heat and thermal expansion. Below T N 0:8 K antiferromagnetic superstructure peaks have been detected. The propagation vector of the magnetic order appears to be determined by the topology of the Fermi surface of heavy quasiparticles as indicated by renormalized band-structure calculations. The observation of long-range incommensurate
more » ... order as the nature of the A phase in CeCu 2 Si 2 suggests that a spin-density-wave instability is the origin of the quantum critical point in CeCu 2 Si 2 .
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.92.136401 pmid:15089634 fatcat:b4ejrrymibcirj42fb6fdxpmlq