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Deppe, M., N. Caroca-Canales, J. G. Sereni, and C. Geibel. "Evidence for a metamagnetic transition in the heavy Fermion system CeTiGe." In Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 012026. Vol. 200. International Conference on Magnetism, ICM 2009 200, no. SECTION 1. Karlsruhe, 2010.
Abstract: A recent study of CeTiGe identified this compound as a paramagnetic heavy Fermion system where the full J = 5/2 multiplet is involved in the formation of the ground state. Here we present a preliminary investigation of the dc-magnetization Mdc(H) and of the magnetoresistance Ï(H) of polycrystalline CeTiGe samples in applied magnetic fields up to Î¼0H = 14 T. The results reveal a pronounced metamagnetic transition at a critical field Î¼0Hc â‰ˆ 13.5 T at low temperatures, with a step like increase in Mdc(H) of at least 0.6 Î¼B/Ce. The metamagnetic transition leads to a strong decrease in Ï(H). A clear hysteresis in Mdc(H) and Ï(H) indicate that in CeTiGe these metamagnetic features correspond to a true thermodynamic, first order type transition in contrast to the critical behavior observed in the canonical system CeRu2Si2. Measurements at higher temperatures showed a continuous suppression of the metamagnetic transition with increasing T, which vanishes at T âˆ¼ 30 K. Â© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.