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Encina, S., P. Pedrazzini, J. G. Sereni, and C. Geibel. "Low temperature thermopower and magnetoresistance of Sc-rich CeSc1-xTixGe." Physica B: Condensed Matter 536 (2018): 133–136.
Abstract: In CeSc1-xTixGe, Ti-alloying reduces the record-high antiferromagnetic (AFM) ordering temperature found in CeScGe at TN=46K and induces ferromagnetism for xâ‰¥0.5. In this work we focus on the AFM side, i.e. Sc-rich samples, and study their thermopower S(T) and magnetoresistance Ï(H,T). The measured S(T) is small in comparison with the thermopower of other Ce-systems and shows some features that are compatible with a weak hybridization between the 4f and band states. This is a further hint pointing to the local character of magnetism in this alloy. Magnetic fields up to 16T have a minor effect on the electrical resistivity of stoichiometric CeScGe. On the other hand, for x=0.65, we find that fields above 4T suppress the hump in Ï(T). Furthermore, the 4.2K magnetoresistance displays a strong decrease in the same field range, also in coincidence with magnetization results from the literature. Our results indicate that Ï(T,H) is a proper tool to assess the Hâˆ’T phase diagram of this system.