Magnetothermal Properties near Quantum Criticality in the Itinerant Metamagnet Sr3Ru2O7

  • Andreas W. Rost
  • Prof. Andrew Mackenzi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 1-5
  3. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 7-44
  4. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 45-64
  5. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 93-131
  6. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 133-138
  7. Andreas W. Rost
    Pages 139-145

About this book

Introduction

The compound Sr3Ru2O7 of the strontium ruthenate family has been intensely studied because experimental evidence suggests that quantum fluctuations dominate the magnetic phase diagram in the vicinity of a novel low-temperature phase. In order to understand the interplay between the quantum critical fluctuations and the phase formation, comprehensive thermodynamic information is essential. This thesis reports the results of both specific-heat and magnetocaloric experiments carried out with a bespoke experimental apparatus whose design particularly addresses the demanding constraints of the low-temperature, high-magnetic-field environment. The experimental data give evidence for unusual thermodynamic properties of the novel phase and its bounding phase transitions. Furthermore they show that the phase formation takes place against a background of strongly peaking entropy, suggesting that quantum criticality plays a key role in the physics of this system.

Keywords

Electron Nematic Entropy Magnetocaloric Effect Magnetothermal Oscillations Quantum Criticality Specific Heat Sr3Ru2O7 electron environment experiment iron phase phase transition system temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas W. Rost
    • 1
  • Prof. Andrew Mackenzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), School of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK
  2. 2.School of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14524-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14523-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14524-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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