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Distinct Magnetic Spectra in the Hidden Order and Antiferromagnetic Phases in URu2-xFexSi2

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Author(s)

Nicholas P. Butch, Sheng Ran, Inho Jeon, Noravee Kanchanavatee, Kevin Huang, Alexander Breindel, M. Brian Maple, Ryan L. Stillwell, Yang Zhao, Leland Weldon Harriger, Jeffrey W. Lynn

Abstract

We use neutron scattering to compare the magnetic excitations in the hidden order (HO) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) phases in URu2-xFexFexSi2 as a function of Fe concentration. The magnetic excitation spectra change significantly between x=0.05 and x=0.10, following the enhancement of the AFM ordered moment, in good analogy to the behavior of the parent compound under applied pressure. Prominent lattice-commensurate low-energy excitations characteristics of the HO phase vanish in the AFM phase. The magnetic scattering is dominated by strong excitations characteristic of the HO phase vanish in the AFM phase. The magnetic scattering is dominated by strong excitations along the Brillouin zone edges, underscoring the important role of electron hybridization to both HO and AFM phases, and the similarity of the underlying electronic structure. The stability of the AFM phase is correlated with enhanced local-itinerant electron hybridization.
Citation
Physical Review B
Volume
94
Issue
20

Keywords

correlated electron
Created November 7, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017