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Title: Interplay of magnetism and transport in HoBi

Abstract

Here, we report the observation of an extreme magnetoresistance (XMR) in HoBi with a large magnetic moment from Ho f electrons. Neutron scattering is used to determine the magnetic wave vectors across several metamagnetic transitions on the phase diagram of HoBi. Unlike other magnetic rare-earth monopnictides, the field dependence of resistivity in HoBi is nonmonotonic and reveals clear signatures of every metamagnetic transition in the low-temperature and low-field regime, at T < 2 K and H < 2.3 T. The XMR appears at H > 2.3 T after all the metamagnetic transitions are complete and the system is spin polarized by the external magnetic field. The existence of an onset field for XMR and the intimate connection between magnetism and transport in HoBi are unprecedented among the magnetic rare-earth monopnictides. Therefore, HoBi provides a unique opportunity to understand the electrical transport in magnetic XMR semimetals.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [1]
  1. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States)
  2. McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. National High Magnetic Field Lab., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  5. Vienna Univ. of Technology, Vienna (Austria)
  6. McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada); Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto, ON (Canada); Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1484129
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1461921
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Yang, H. -Y., Gaudet, J., Aczel, Adam A., Graf, Dave E., Blaha, P., Gaulin, Bruce D., and Tafti, Fazel. Interplay of magnetism and transport in HoBi. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.045136.
Yang, H. -Y., Gaudet, J., Aczel, Adam A., Graf, Dave E., Blaha, P., Gaulin, Bruce D., & Tafti, Fazel. Interplay of magnetism and transport in HoBi. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.045136.
Yang, H. -Y., Gaudet, J., Aczel, Adam A., Graf, Dave E., Blaha, P., Gaulin, Bruce D., and Tafti, Fazel. Fri . "Interplay of magnetism and transport in HoBi". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.045136.
@article{osti_1484129,
title = {Interplay of magnetism and transport in HoBi},
author = {Yang, H. -Y. and Gaudet, J. and Aczel, Adam A. and Graf, Dave E. and Blaha, P. and Gaulin, Bruce D. and Tafti, Fazel},
abstractNote = {Here, we report the observation of an extreme magnetoresistance (XMR) in HoBi with a large magnetic moment from Ho f electrons. Neutron scattering is used to determine the magnetic wave vectors across several metamagnetic transitions on the phase diagram of HoBi. Unlike other magnetic rare-earth monopnictides, the field dependence of resistivity in HoBi is nonmonotonic and reveals clear signatures of every metamagnetic transition in the low-temperature and low-field regime, at T < 2 K and H < 2.3 T. The XMR appears at H > 2.3 T after all the metamagnetic transitions are complete and the system is spin polarized by the external magnetic field. The existence of an onset field for XMR and the intimate connection between magnetism and transport in HoBi are unprecedented among the magnetic rare-earth monopnictides. Therefore, HoBi provides a unique opportunity to understand the electrical transport in magnetic XMR semimetals.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.98.045136},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 4,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri Jul 27 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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