Strong magnetic instability in correlated metallic Bi2Ir2O7.

TitleStrong magnetic instability in correlated metallic Bi2Ir2O7.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
JournalJournal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
Volume24
Issue34
Pagination345601
Date Published2012
ISSN0953-8984
Abstract

We report an experimental/theoretical study of single-crystal Bi(2)Ir(2)O(7) that possesses a metallic state with strongly exchange-enhanced paramagnetism. The ground state of Bi(2)Ir(2)O(7) is characterized by the following features: (1) a divergent low-temperature magnetic susceptibility that indicates no long-range order down to 50 mK; (2) strongly field-dependent coefficients of the low-temperature T and T(3) terms of the specific heat; (3) a conspicuously large Wilson ratio R(W) ≈ 53.5; and (4) unusual temperature and field dependences of the Hall resistivity that abruptly change below 80 K, without any clear correlation with the magnetic behavior. All these unconventional properties suggest the existence of an exotic ground state in Bi(2)Ir(2)O(7).

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/24/34/345601
DOI10.1088/0953-8984/24/34/345601
Short TitleJ Phys Condens Matter
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