Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
The thermoelectric power, S(T), of the heavy fermions YbT2Zn20 (T = Fe, Ru, Os, Ir, Rh, and Co) has been measured to shed further light on their strong electronic correlations. A large, negative, local minimum in S(T) with approximately −70 μV/K is found for all compounds. From the observed local minimum, the energy scales associated with both the Kondo temperature and the crystalline electric field splitting are deduced and compared to previous specific heat measurements. At low temperatures, a highly enhanced S(T)/T value is observed for all members, although S(T) does show a deviation from a purely linear temperature dependence, S(T) = αT, for T ≠ Fe members. In the zero-temperature limit, estimated by a simple linear extrapolation, the enhanced S(T)/T value strongly correlates with the electronic specific heat coefficient, C(T)/T.
American Physical Society
Mun, E. D.; Jia, S.; Bud’ko, Sergey L.; and Canfield, Paul C., "Thermoelectric power of the YbT2Zn20 (T = Fe, Ru, Os, Ir, Rh, and Co) heavy fermions" (2012). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 655.