Low-temperature physical properties of U3Pd20Si6

N. Tateiwa, N. Kimura, T. Sakon, M. Motokawa, H. Aoki, T. Komatsubara

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We report on the magnetic properties of single crystals of U3Pd20Si6 which crystallizes in the cubic C6Cr23-type structure with U being located on two different crystallographic sites. The electrical resistivity shows a metallic behavior at higher temperatures and two successive magnetic phase transitions are found in the specific heat and the magnetic susceptibility at 19 and 2 K. The temperature dependence of susceptibility obeys the Curie-Weiss law above about 50 K with an effective moment 3.30 μB/U. Magnetic entropy reaches Rln3 per uranium ion at 19 K. These results suggests that U3Pd20Si6 is a typical localized 5f electron system and a rare metallic uranium compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-255
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun 1
EventYamada Conference LI - The International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES '99) - Nagano, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Aug 241999 Aug 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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