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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(8): 087101    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac0a60
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CeAu2In4: A candidate of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice

Meng Lyu(吕孟)1,2, Hengcan Zhao(赵恒灿)1, Jiahao Zhang(张佳浩)1,2, Zhen Wang(王振)1,2, Shuai Zhang(张帅)1,2, and Peijie Sun(孙培杰)1,2,3,†
1 Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China;
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
3 Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Dongguan 523808, China
Abstract  Needle-like single crystals of CeAu2In4 have been grown from In flux and characterized as a new candidate of quasi-one-dimensional Kondo lattice compound by crystallographic, magnetic, transport, and specific-heat measurements down to very low temperatures. We observe an antiferromagnetic transition at TN ≈ 0.9 K, a highly non-mean-field profile of the corresponding peak in specific heat, and a large Sommerfeld coefficient γ =369 mJ·mol-1·K-2. The Kondo temperature TK is estimated to be 1.1 K, being low and comparable to TN. While Fermi liquid behavior is observed deep into the magnetically ordered phase, the Kadowaki-Woods ratio is much reduced relative to the expected value for Ce compounds with Kramers doublet ground state. Markedly, this feature shares striking similarities to that of the prototypical quasi-one-dimensional compounds YbNi4P2 and CeRh6Ge4 with tunable ferromagnetic quantum critical point. Given the shortest Ce-Ce distance along the needle direction, CeAu2In4 appears to be an interesting model system for exploring antiferromagnetic quantum critical behaviors in a quasi-one-dimensional Kondo lattice with enhanced quantum fluctuations.
Keywords:  heavy fermion      quasi-one-dimensional      Kondo lattice      magnetic phase transition  
Received:  28 April 2021      Revised:  07 June 2021      Accepted manuscript online:  11 June 2021
PACS:  71.27.+a (Strongly correlated electron systems; heavy fermions)  
  71.20.Eh (Rare earth metals and alloys)  
  72.15.-v (Electronic conduction in metals and alloys)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11774404 and 52088101), the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2017YF A0303100), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences through the Strategic Priority Research Program (Grant No. XDB33000000).
Corresponding Authors:  Peijie Sun     E-mail:  pjsun@iphy.ac.cn

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Meng Lyu(吕孟), Hengcan Zhao(赵恒灿), Jiahao Zhang(张佳浩), Zhen Wang(王振), Shuai Zhang(张帅), and Peijie Sun(孙培杰) CeAu2In4: A candidate of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 087101

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