Transport and magnetic properties of pressure-induced insulating phase in PrFe4P12

Hiroyuki Hidaka, Hisashi Kotegawa, Satoshi Fukushima, Naoki Wada, Tatsuo C. Kobayashi, Hisatomo Harima, Kenji Fujiwara, Daisuke Kikuchi, Hideyuki Sato, Hitoshi Sugawara

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We have studied the physical properties of a pressure-induced insulating phase in PrFe4P12 via Hall effect, 31P-NMR and magnetization measurements under quasi-hydrostatic pressure. In the Hall effect measurement, a decrease in the number of hole carriers due to the metal-insulator (M-I) transition is confirmed, indicating a band insulating state. The 31P-NMR spectrum exhibits abrupt broadening and the susceptibility is suppressed markedly owing to the M-I transition, suggesting that an antiferromagnetic ordering occurs in the insulating phase and the M-I transition is of first order. Both spectra corresponding to the metallic and insulating phases are observed simultaneously in a wide temperature range near the M-I transition. This fact reflects the sensitivity of the M-I transition to uniaxial stress, which is confirmed in the resistivity measurement under uniaxial stress.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094709
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006


  • Antiferromagnetic ordering
  • Filled skutterudite
  • PrFeP
  • Pressure-induced metal-insulator transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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