Heavy fermions in cerium and uranium compounds studied by the de Haas-van Alphen experiment

S. Araki, R. Settai, M. Nakashima, H. Shishido, S. Ikeda, H. Nakawaki, Y. Haga, N. Tateiwa, T. C. Kobayashi, H. Harima, H. Yamagami, Y. Aoki, T. Namiki, H. Sato, Y. Ōnuki

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We carried out the de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) experiment under pressure to clarify the nature of f-electron compounds of CeRh2Si2, UGe2 and CeCoIn5. With increasing pressure, the Néel temperature TN = 36 K in CeRh2Si2 and the Curie temperature TC = 52 K in UGe2 decrease, and a quantum critical point corresponding to the extrapolation TN or TC → 0 is reached at the critical pressure pc ≃ 1.06 and 1.52 GPa, respectively. Experimental results indicate a discontinuous change of the Fermi surface in CeRh2Si2 and UGe2 when the pressure crosses pc. A heavy fermion superconductor CeCoIn5 with a quasi-two dimensional Fermi surface was found to be located in the vicinity of the quantum critical point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1139
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Magnetic materials
  • A. Superconductors
  • D. Electrical properties
  • D. Fermi surface
  • D. Magnetic properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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