We have investigated the substitution effect of YbCo2(Zn1-xTx)20 (T = Cu, Ga, and Cd) systems by using the experiments of X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, and electrical resistivity in order to find out a material that approaches a quantum critical point by chemical pressure. The XRPD and electrical resistivity measurements clarify that the Cu-substitution makes the lattice constants shrink and keeps the magnetic electrical resistivity high, while the Ga- and the Cd-substitution show opposite relation of the Cu-substitution. However, we could not detect clear substitution effect in the specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, and magnetization measurements of Cu-substitution system within our experiments. It is necessary that to study the Cu-substitution samples that have higher x value at lower temperature.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Apr 6|
|Event||18th International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2016 - Hangzhou, China|
Duration: 2016 May 9 → 2016 May 13