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Sarkar, R., M. Baenitz, J. G. Sereni, and C. Geibel. "29Si NMR study of the heavy fermion system CeRuSi." Journal of Physics: Conference Series 200 (2010): 012173.
Abstract: A recent investigation of the low temperature properties of the paramagnetic heavy fermion system CeRuSi revealed an anomalous decrease of the coefficient C/T below 6 K, indicating a second low energy scale well below the Kondo temperature of about 50 K. We started an investigation of this unusual behavior using the local probe 29Si-NMR. Here a preliminary 29Si field sweep NMR study in the temperature 4.2-200 K is reported. 29Si-NMR powder spectra obtained at 72.9 MHz could be simulated and shift components 29Kab(T) and 29K c(T) were determined. The shift along the basal plane 29Kab(T) shows the expected behavior with a Curie-Weiss dependence at high T merging in a constant value below 15 K. In contrast the shift along the tetragonal axis reveals an anomalous T dependence below 15 K where 29Kc(T) drops by a factor of 2, confirming the presence of a further low T energy scale. We suspect this drop to be related to the anomalous decrease of C/T below 6 K and discuss possible mechanism. Â© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: Basal planes; Energy scale; Heavy fermion systems; High-T; Kondo temperatures; Local probes; Low energies; NMR studies; Powder spectra; Drops; Silicon