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Electronic density of states and metastability of icosahedral Au-Al-Yb quasicrystal

Jazbec, S.; Vrtnik, S.; Jagličić, Z.; Kashimoto; S.; Ivkov, Jovica; Popčević, Petar; Smontara, Ana; Kim, H.J.; Kim, J.G.; Dolinšek, J.
Electronic density of states and metastability of icosahedral Au-Al-Yb quasicrystal // Journal of alloys and compounds, 586 (2014), 343-348 doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.10.073 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Electronic density of states and metastability of icosahedral Au-Al-Yb quasicrystal

Jazbec, S. ; Vrtnik, S. ; Jagličić, Z. ; Kashimoto ; S. ; Ivkov, Jovica ; Popčević, Petar ; Smontara, Ana ; Kim, H.J. ; Kim, J.G. ; Dolinšek, J.

Journal of alloys and compounds (0925-8388) 586 (2014); 343-348

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Quasicrystals; electronic properties; electrical transport

The recently discovered icosahedral quasicrystal (i-QC) in the ternary Au-Al-Yb system at the composition Au51Al34Yb15 is formed only in as-cast alloys and is metastable with decomposition to other crystalline phases upon annealing at 700 oC. Measuring the electronic transport coefficients (electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power, Hall coefficient), magnetic susceptibility and specific heat, we addressed the question of metastability of the i-Au-Al-Yb quasicrystalline phase by reconstructing the shape of the electronic density of states (DOS) in the vicinity of Fermi level with the aim to find out whether there exists a pseudogap in the DOS that could contribute to electronic stabilization of the icosahedral phase. The results have revealed that the DOS in the vicinity of exhibits a pronounced valley on a 100 meV energy scale with a sharp feature on a 10 meV scale, both being centered almost exactly at . This pseudogap is apparently not wide enough to ensure sufficient electronic energy gain of the order of a few 10 kJ/mol needed for the electronic stabilization of the icosahedral phase. A possible origin of metastability of the i-Au-Al-Yb quasicrystal and thermodynamic stability of its 1/1 cubic approximant of very similar composition is discussed. The sharp feature in the DOS at is proposed to originate from indirect interaction between localized Yb f-moments due to overlap of their polarization clouds in the presence of hybridization of the f and s states, which leads to a sharp resonance peak.

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This work was done within the activities of the European Integrated Center for the Development of New Metallic Alloys and Compounds - C-MAC.


Projekt / tema
035-0352826-2848 - Transport topline i naboja u jako frustriranim magnetima i srodnim materijalima (Ana Smontara, )

Institut za fiziku, Zagreb

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  • Scopus

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