CeRu 2Al 10: Anomalous magnetic ordering and its field stability

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The intermetallic compound CeRu 2Al 10 orders in a new crystal structure type that is cage-like on account of its peculiar atomic arrangement and large interatomic distances-especially concerning the environment of the rare-earth element Ce. In previous work we showed that anomalous thermal, electronic, and magnetic properties of this compound coalesce into a phase transition at T *=27 K, which is exceptionally high for a cerium intermetallic compound. T * has been characterized through various temperature-dependent properties which suggest a multi-parameter nature of the ordering at T *. Here we report on continued investigations into this compound and focus in particular on the response to applied magnetic fields. Whereas transport properties in the ordered region are receptive to magnetic fields, the transition itself turns out to be more robust and is insensitive to static fields up to 14 T.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Cage-type structures
  • Cerium compounds
  • Electronic transport
  • Thermal transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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