AC susceptibility measurements on heavy fermion compounds CeCu6 and CeNi down to submillikelvin temperatures

H. Tsujii, E. Tanaka, T. Mamiya, S. Araki, R. Settai, Y. Õnuki

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We have measured the AC magnetic susceptibility of single crystals of the heavy fermion compounds CeCu6 and CeNi at temperatures down to 250 μK. The susceptibility of CeCu6 shows a peak at about 2 mK in a zero magnetic field. The peak height along a-axis is about 10 times as large as along b- and c-axis, and decreases to zero in increasing field up to 11 mT. It is likely that the susceptibility of CeNi along c-axis has three peaks: below 350 μK, at 47 mK and at 0.3 K, respectively. The two peaks at lower temperatures are suppressed by a magnetic field. The newly observed peaks in the susceptibilities for CeCu6 and CeNi suggest effects of magnetic impurities rather than of magnetic ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1266
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue numberPART II
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • AC susceptibility
  • CeCu
  • CeNi
  • Heavy fermion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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