CeAgSb2 crystallizes in the tetragonal ZrCuSi2 type structure (P4/nmm), which consists of Sb-Ce, Sb-Ag-Ce, Sb-Sb layers. It shows the peculiar anisotropic ferromagnetic ordering below 9.7 K with a small ordered moment of 0.33 μB. Its residual resistivity steeply increases above pc ≅ 3.3 GPa where the magnetic order disappears. It is expected that the p-f mixing on the peculiar hollow square pillar-like Fermi surface plays an important role in CeAgSb2, while similar Fermi surfaces were not observed in LaAgSb2. We have measured the anisotropy in the electrical resistivity of CexLa1-xAgSb2 to study the p-f mixing effect. Small humps were observed in the temperature dependence of the resistivity in CexLa1-xAgSb2. We expected them the CDW transition. The CDW state coexisted with the ferromagnetic state around x = 0.2.
- Singularity of resistivity
- p-f mixing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering