Magnetic field switching of the charge-density-wave state in the lanthanide intermetallic SmNiC 2

N. Hanasaki, Y. Nogami, M. Kakinuma, S. Shimomura, M. Kosaka, H. Onodera

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In the intermetallic SmNiC 2, the ferromagnetic metallic state competes with the charge-density-wave state. We can switch the charge-density-wave state by applying a magnetic field that is conjugated to the magnetization of the order parameter in the ferromagnetic state, and show the giant negative magnetoresistance. Under the applied magnetic field, the resistivity becomes one order of magnitude smaller than the zero-field resistivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092402
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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