Novel Phase Transition and the Pressure Effect in YbFe2Al10-type CeT2Al10(T= Fe, Ru, Os)

Takashi Nishioka, Yukihiro Kawamura, Tomoaki Takesaka, Riki Kobayashi, Harukazu Kato, Masahiro Matsumura, Kazuto Kodama, Kazuyuki Matsubayashi, Yoshiya Uwatoko
2009 Journal of the Physical Society of Japan  
We have succeeded in growing single crystals of orthorhombic CeT2Al10 (T=Fe, Ru, Os) by Al self-flux method for the first time, and measured the electrical resistivity at pressures up to 8 GPa, the magnetic susceptibility and specific heat at ambient pressure. These results indicate that CeT2Al10 belongs to the heavy fermion compounds. CeRu2Al10 and CeOs2Al10 show a similar phase transition at T0 = 27.3 and 28.7 K, respectively. The temperature dependences in the ordered phases are well
more » ... d by the thermally activated form, suggesting that partial gap opens over the Fermi surfaces below T0. When pressure is applied to CeRu2Al10, T0 disappears suddenly between 3 and 4 GPa, and CeRu2Al10 turns into a Kondo insulator, followed by a metal. The similarity of CeT2Al10 under respective pressures suggests a scaling relation by some parameter controlling the unusual physics in these compounds.
doi:10.1143/jpsj.78.123705 fatcat:pm22otde6rav5p46nn32zxyyxy