Experimental Studies of Spin Glasses and Heavy Fermions: their Magnetism and Superconductivity

  • J. A. Mydosh
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 218)


In the most interesting and important areas of condensed matter physics we must include the topics of spin glasses and heavy fermions. It is remarkable the influence these two subjects have exerted on certainly today’s most topical area of all: high-temperature oxide superconductors. Not only is there believed to be a coexistence of a spin-glass-like state with the onset of superconductivity in La2-XSrXCuO4 and YBa2Cu3O7-X, but also the concepts of “flux flow” and “flux creep” are related to the relaxation processes of spin glasses. In addition the symmetries and mechanisms of the high-Tc superconductors are constantly being compared to what occurs at very low temperatures in the heavy-fermions. Thus the concepts and models involved in the spin glasses and heavy fermions are of fundamental significance and extend by analogy to many other areas of physics.


Spin Glass Heavy Fermion Isothermal Remanent Magnetization Magnetic Superconductor Heavy Electron 
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  • J. A. Mydosh
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  1. 1.Kamerlingh Onnes LaboratoriumRijksuniversiteit LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

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