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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quantum Critical Kondo Quasiparticles Probed by ESR in beta-YbAlB4
Author: Holanda, LM
Vargas, JM
Iwamoto, W
Rettori, C
Nakatsuji, S
Kuga, K
Fisk, Z
Oseroff, SB
Pagliuso, PG
Abstract: Electron spin resonance (ESR) can probe conduction electrons (CE) and local moment (LM) spin systems in different materials. A CE spin resonance (CESR) is observed in metallic systems based on light elements or with enhanced Pauli susceptibility. LM ESR can be seen in compounds with paramagnetic ions and localized d or f electrons. Here we report a remarkable and unprecedented ESR signal in the heavy-fermion superconductor beta-YbAlB4 [S. Nakatsuji et al., Nature Phys. 4, 603 (2008)] which behaves as a CESR at high temperatures and acquires characteristics of the Yb3+ LM ESR at low temperature. This dual behavior strikes as an in situ unique observation of the Kondo quasiparticles in a quantum critical regime. The proximity to a quantum critical point may favor the appearance of this dual character of the ESR signal in beta-YbAlB4.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Physical Soc
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.026402
Date Issue: 2011
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