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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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
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2005


  • 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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