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Title: Transport properties of the Ce xY 1-x Pt alloy system: Unusual concenration dependence of the Curie temperature

Here, in order to study Kondo ferromagnetism of CePt, we have investigated the transport properties, resistivity and thermopower, of the Ce xY 1-xPt alloy system from 2 K to 320 K. The extracted magnetic contribution to the total resistivity cannot be scaled to the concentration and is much higher than in the Ce xLa 1-xPt alloy system. The maximum of the magnetic contribution of the resistivity moves to lower temperatures with decreasing the Ce content while the temperature of the minimum of the thermopower does not change with concentration. These two facts seem to be in contradiction. Usually one assumes that these extrema represent the Kondo temperature. To the contrary, we show that the Kondo temperature increases with decreasing Ce content. The most intriguing observation in this alloy system is the linear relationship between the Curie temperature and the concentration of the Ce ions and, moreover, that it is the same as in Ce xLa 1-xPt. Lastly, this fact is in contradiction with the conventional picture of small moment Kondo magnetism.
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  1. Institute of Physics, Bijenicka (Croatia); Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb (Croatia);
  2. University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  3. Institute of Physics, Bijenicka (Croatia)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0304-8853; TRN: US1800640
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 426; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0304-8853
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Kondo ferromagnetism; Transport properties; CexY1-xPt
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