Magnetic and transport properties in ferromagnet UTeS

Shugo Ikeda, Hironori Sakai, Tatsuma D. Matsuda, Dai Aoki, Yoshiya Homma, Etsuji Yamamoto, Akio Nakamura, Yoshinobu Shiokawa, Yoshinori Haga, Yoshichika Onuki

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The ferromagnet UTeS with the Curie temperature TC = 87K has been studied by measuring the magnetization, magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity, magnetoresistance, Hall resistivity and specific heat. The magnetization was found to be highly anisotropic. The easy-axis was determined as the [001] direction, whereas the hard-axis magnetization for H ∥ [100] decreases below TC, indicating an antiferromagnetic feature. The electrical resistivity also indicates a peak structure at TC. These results suggest that UTeS is a canted ferromagnet. A large negative magnetoresistance was also observed around TC. From the result of the Hall resistivity measurement, UTeS is thought to be a semimetal. This is consistent with the large value of the electrical resistivity and the small electronic specific heat coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124706
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec


  • Hall resistivity
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Single crystal
  • UTeS


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