Cyclotron Resonance in Extremely Low Carrier-Density System of Yb4As3

Hiroshi Matsui, Takanori Yasuda, Naoki Toyota, Akira Ochiai, Hisatomo Harima, Hidekazu Aoki, Takashi Suzuki

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We report on the cyclotron resonance (CR) measurements performed on Yb4As3 using the cavity perturbation (TE101 and TE102) and simple transmission techniques without a cavity for microwaves (16-110 GHz) at 22 ≥ T ≥ 0.55 K and H ≤ 10 T. CR and electron spin resonance (ESR) have identified each other by the systematic comparison of the data obtained from the three different measurement techniques performed. The CR that is symmetric and strongly temperature-dependent has a CR mass of 0.72m0, while the ESR which is rather antisymmetric and very weakly temperature-dependent, has g = 2.04. The comparison of the CR mass with the recent band structure calculations based on the LAPW method concludes that the observed CR is caused by the light 4p-holes of As ions centered at the г point, the band mass of which is calculated to be about 0.7m0. We discuss the temperature dependence of the electron relaxation time obtained by the linewidth analysis performed for the CR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3729-3732
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • cyclotron resonance
  • heavy fermion
  • low carrier-density system
  • microwave
  • YbAs


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