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Title: Evidence for strong enhancement of the magnetic ordering temperature of trivalent Nd metal under extreme pressure [Anomalous enhancement of the magnetic ordering temperature of trivalent Nd metal under extreme pressure: Possible Kondo lattice behavior]

Four-point electrical resistivity measurements were carried out on Nd metal and dilute magnetic alloys containing up to 1 at.% Nd in superconducting Y for temperatures 1.5–295 K under pressures to 210 GPa. The magnetic ordering temperature T o of Nd appears to rise steeply under pressure, increasing ninefold to 180 K at 70 GPa before falling rapidly. Y(Nd) alloys display both a resistivity minimum and superconducting pair breaking ΔT c as large as 38 K/at.% Nd. The present results give evidence that for pressures above 30–40 GPa, the exchange coupling J between Nd ions and conduction electrons becomes negative, thus activating Kondo physics in this highly correlated electron system. Furthermore, the rise and fall of T o and ΔT c with pressure can be accounted for in terms of an increase in the Kondo temperature.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; FC52-08NA28554
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS
OSTI Identifier:
1374149
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1358645