Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Paul C. Canfield

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2597

Copyright Owner

Eundeok Mun

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

215 pages

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Physics Commons

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