Anisotropic signatures of electronic correlations in the electrical resistivity of UTe2

T. Thebault, M. Vališka, G. Lapertot, A. Pourret, D. Aoki, G. Knebel, D. Braithwaite, W. Knafo

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Multiple unconventional superconducting phases are suspected to be driven by magnetic fluctuations in the heavy-fermion paramagnet UTe2, and a challenge is to identify the signatures of the electronic correlations, including the magnetic fluctuations, in the bulk physical quantities. Here, we investigate thoroughly the anisotropy of the electrical resistivity of UTe2 under intense magnetic fields up to 70 T, for different electrical-current and magnetic-field configurations. Two characteristic temperatures and an anisotropic low-temperature Fermi-liquid-like coefficient A, controlled by the electronic correlations, are extracted. Their critical behavior near the metamagnetic transition induced at μ0Hm≃35 T for H∥b is characterized. Anisotropic scattering processes are evidenced and magnetic fluctuations are proposed to contribute, via a Kondo hybridization, to the electrical resistivity. Our work appeals for a microscopic modeling of the anisotropic contributions to the electrical resistivity as a milestone for understanding magnetically mediated superconductivity in UTe2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number144406
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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