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Unfolding the physics of URu2Si2 through silicon to phosphorus substitution

Title: Unfolding the physics of URu2Si2 through silicon to phosphorus substitution.
Name(s): Gallagher, A., author
Chen, K.-W., author
Moir, C. M., author
Cary, S. K., author
Kametani, F., author
Kikugawa, N., author
Graf, D., author
Albrecht-Schmitt, T. E., author
Riggs, S. C., author
Shekhter, A., author
Baumbach, R. E., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-02
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The heavy fermion intermetallic compound URu2Si2 exhibits a hidden-order phase below the temperature of 17.5 K, which supports both anomalous metallic behavior and unconventional superconductivity. While these individual phenomena have been investigated in detail, it remains unclear how they are related to each other and to what extent uranium f-electron valence fluctuations influence each one. Here we use ligand site substituted URu2Si2-xPx to establish their evolution under electronic tuning. We find that while hidden order is monotonically suppressed and destroyed for x <= 0.035, the superconducting strength evolves non-monotonically with a maximum near x approximate to 0.01 and that superconductivity is destroyed near x approximate to 0.028. This behavior reveals that hidden order depends strongly on tuning outside of the U f-electron shells. It also suggests that while hidden order provides an environment for superconductivity and anomalous metallic behavior, it's fluctuations may not be solely responsible for their progression.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000371035200013 (IID), 10.1038/ncomms10712 (DOI)
Keywords: electron compound uru2si2, fermi-surface, hidden-order phase, moment, pressure, Superconductivity, symmetry-breaking, system uru2si2, temperature, transition
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Nature Communications.
Issue: vol. 7

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Gallagher, A., Chen, K. -W., Moir, C. M., Cary, S. K., Kametani, F., Kikugawa, N., … Baumbach, R. E. (2016). Unfolding the physics of URu2Si2 through silicon to phosphorus substitution. Nature Communications. Retrieved from