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Unique Electronic States in Non-centrosymmetric Cubic Compounds


We succeeded in growing single crystals of \(\hbox {Yb}_{4}\hbox {Sb}_{3}\), Ullmannite(NiSbS)-type compounds, \(\hbox {Pd}_{3}\hbox {Bi}_{2}\hbox {Si}_{2}\), EuPtSi, and EuPtGe with the non-centrosymmetric cubic structures by the Bridgman method. Split Fermi surface properties are clarified for \(\hbox {Yb}_{4}\hbox {Sb}_{3}\) and \(\hbox {Pd}_{3}\hbox {Bi}_{2}\hbox {Si}_{2}\). As for EuPtSi and EuPtGe with the cubic chiral structure, we observed the first-order like antiferromagnetic ordering at the Néel temperatures \(T_N=4.0\,{\rm K}\) and 3.4 K, respectively, which are small in magnitude compared with ordering temperatures of 10–100 K in the usual divalent Eu compounds, reflecting the frustration of spins in the chiral structure.

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Kakihana, M., Nishimura, K., Ashitomi, Y. et al. Unique Electronic States in Non-centrosymmetric Cubic Compounds. J. Electron. Mater. 46, 3572–3584 (2017).

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  • Non-centrosymmetric cubic structures
  • split Fermi surface properties
  • spin frustration
  • \(\hbox {Yb}_{4}\hbox {Sb}_{3}\)
  • NiSbS
  • \(\hbox {Pd}_{3}\hbox {Bi}_{2}\hbox {S}_{2}\)
  • EuPtSi
  • EuPtGe