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Sengupta, K.
Forthaus, M. K.
Kubo, Hirokazu
Katoh, Kenichi
Abd-Elmeguid, M. M.
NDC
Physics
abstract
We have investigated the effect of pressure on the magnetic and structural properties of the frustrated heavy-fermion antiferromagnet YbAgGe in an extended pressure range up to 20 GPa using electrical resistivity and x-ray diffraction, respectively. We find that with increasing pressure, the magnetic ordering temperature (Tm) first increases rapidly, passes through a maximum (Tm=5.4 K at 6.8 GPa), and then drops toward zero for p above 16 GPa, while the structure remains unchanged up to about 20 GPa. We attribute the anomalous pressure dependence of Tm to a complex interplay between the Kondo effect, Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interactions and the geometrical frustration of the magnetic interactions of the Yb moments in the Kagomé-latticelike structure of YbAgGe. We further discuss the competition between geometrical frustration and long-range magnetic order together with the possible occurrence of a pressure-induced second quantum critical point in YbAgGe.
journal title
Physical Review B
volume
Volume 81
issue
Issue 12
date of issued
2010
publisher
American Physical Society
issn
1098-0121
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language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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application/pdf
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Copyright (c) 2010 The American Physical Society
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department
Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter
Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development