Thermal expansion and magnetostriction of pure and doped RAgSb2 (R = Y, Sm, La) single crystals

S. L. Bud'ko, S. A. Law, P. C. Canfield, G. D. Samolyuk, M. S. Torikachvili, G. M. Schmiedeshoff

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Abstract

Data on temperature-dependent, anisotropic thermal expansion in pure and doped RAgSb2 (R = Y, Sm, La) single crystals are presented. Using the Ehrenfest relation and heat capacity measurements, uniaxial pressure derivatives for long range magnetic ordering and charge density wave transition temperatures are evaluated and compared with the results of the direct measurements under hydrostatic pressure. In-plane and c-axis pressure have opposite effects on the phase transitions in these materials, with in-plane effects being significantly weaker. Quantum oscillations in magnetostriction were observed for the three pure compounds, with the possible detection of new frequencies in SmAgSb2 and LaAgSb2. The uniaxial (along the c-axis) pressure derivatives of the dominant extreme orbits (β) were evaluated for YAgSb2 and LaAgSb2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115210
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 19 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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