Metal-insulator transition under high pressure in PrFe4P 12

Hiroyuki Hidaka, Ikuma Ando, Hisashi Kotegawa, Tatsuo C. Kobayashi, Hisatomo Harima, Miki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Sugawara, Hideyuki Sato

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Abstract

We have studied the electrical resistivity in a skutterudite compound PrFe4P12 under high pressure. An antiferro-quadrupolar ordering temperature TQ decreases monotonously with increasing pressure up to 2.4 GPa. Above 2.4 GPa, the metal-insulator (M-I) transition appears. By applying magnetic field, this M-I transition is suppressed easily and heavy-fermion state is realized. The observed Kondo effect and the field-induced heavy-fermion state at high pressure suggest that the quadrupolar interactions of the f electrons of Pr3+ survive even in the insulator phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-888
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume359-361
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2005

Keywords

  • Filled skutterudite
  • Metal-insulator transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Hidaka, H., Ando, I., Kotegawa, H., Kobayashi, T. C., Harima, H., Kobayashi, M., Sugawara, H., & Sato, H. (2005). Metal-insulator transition under high pressure in PrFe4P 12. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 359-361(SPEC. ISS.), 886-888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2005.01.334