High-field de Haas-van Alphen studies of the Fermi surfaces of LaMIn5 (M=Co,Rh,Ir)


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HALL D. , BALICAS L., FISK Z., GOODRICH R. G. , Alver U., SARRAO J. L.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.79, no.3, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.79.033106
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW B

Abstract

We report measurements of the de Haas-van Alphen effect on a series of compounds, LaMIn5 (M=Co,Rh,Ir). The results show that each of the Co and Ir Fermi surfaces (FSs) exhibits some portions that are two dimensional and some portions that are three dimensional. The most two-dimensional character is exhibited in LaCoIn5, less two-dimensional behavior is seen in LaIrIn5, and no part of Fermi surface of LaRhIn5 is found to have a two-dimensional character. Thus the two dimensionality of portions of the FSs is largely determined by the d character of the energy bands while all of the effective masses remain <= 1.2. This fact has implications for the causes of the heavy fermion nature of superconductivity and magnetism in the Ce-based compounds having similar composition and structure.