Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 99, Issue 3–4, pp 223–249 | Cite as

Non fermi liquid ground states in strongly correlated f-electron materials

  • M. B. Maple
  • M. C. de Andrade
  • J. Herrmann
  • Y. Dalichaouch
  • D. A. Gajewski
  • C. L. Seaman
  • R. Chau
  • R. Movshovich
  • M. C. Aronson
  • R. Osborn
Experimental Facts

Abstract

Experimental efforts to characterize and develop an understanding of non Fermi liquid (NFL) behavior at low temperature in f-electron materials are reviewed for three f-electron systems: M1−xUxPd3 (M = Sc, Y), U1−xThxPd2Al3, and UCu5−xPdx. The emerging systematics of NFL behavior in f-electron systems, based on the present sample of nearly ten f-electron systems, is updated. Many of the f-electron systems exhibit the following temperature dependences of the electrical resistivity p, specific heat C, and magnetic susceptibility χ for T ≪ T0, where To is a characteristic temperature: P(T) ∼ 1 –aT/T0, where a < 0 or > 0, C(T)/T ∼ (-1/To) In (T/bT0), and χ(T) ∼ 1 −c(T/To)1/2. In several of the f-electron systems, the characteristic temperature To can be identified with the Kondo temperature Tk.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Maple
    • 1
  • M. C. de Andrade
    • 1
  • J. Herrmann
    • 1
  • Y. Dalichaouch
    • 1
  • D. A. Gajewski
    • 1
  • C. L. Seaman
    • 1
  • R. Chau
    • 1
  • R. Movshovich
    • 2
  • M. C. Aronson
    • 3
  • R. Osborn
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Institute for Pure and Applied Physical SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La Jolla
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos
  3. 3.The Harrison M. Randall Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor
  4. 4.Materials Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonne

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