A polarized neutron diffraction experiment gives direct evidence for a charge order in the extremely low-carrier system Yb4As3. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments on Yb4As3 revealed the existence of low-energy spin excitations that are characteristic of a one-dimensional antiferromagnetic coupling at low temperatures. The results indicate that the one-dimensional arrangement of Yb3+ ions caused by the charge order plays a main role for the heavy-electron behavior in Yb4As3.
- Charge ordering
- Low-carrier concentration systems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering