Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
Paul C. Canfield
The thermoelectric properties of the heavy fermions YbT2Zn20(T = Fe, Ru, Os, Ir, Rh, and Co) and YbAgGe have been investigated as a function of magnetic field and temperature. Measurements of the thermodynamic and transport properties of YbPtBi suggest that a quantum critical point may be induced by an applied magnetic field.
Mun, Eundeok, "Yb-based heavy fermion compounds and field tuned quantum criticality" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11334.