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Title: Robust tunability of magnetoresistance in half-Heusler R PtBi ( R = Gd , Dy, Tm, and Lu) compounds

We present the magnetic field dependencies of transport properties for RPtBi ( R = Gd, Dy, Tm, and Lu) half-Heusler compounds. Temperature- and field-dependent resistivity measurements of high-quality RPtBi single crystals reveal an unusually large, nonsaturating magnetoresistance (MR) up to 300 K under a moderate magnetic field of H = 140 kOe. At 300 K, the large MR effect decreases as the rare earth is traversed from Gd to Lu and the magnetic field dependence of MR shows a deviation from the conventional H2 behavior. The Hall coefficient ( RH) for R = Gd indicates a sign change around 120 K, whereas RH curves for R = Dy, Tm, and Lu remain positive for all measured temperatures. At 300 K, the Hall resistivity reveals a deviation from the linear field dependence for all compounds. Thermoelectric power measurements on this family show strong temperature and magnetic field dependencies which are consistent with resistivity measurements. A highly enhanced thermoelectric power under applied magnetic field is observed as high as ~100 μV/K at 140 kOe. Furthermore, analysis of the transport data in this series reveals that the rare-earth-based half-Heusler compounds provide opportunities to tune MR effect through lanthanide contraction and to elucidate themore » mechanism of nontrivial MR.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States); Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC (Canada)
  2. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8987
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY
OSTI Identifier:
1349903
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242844