Possible high TQ in YbAl3C3 with 4f 13 system

Masashi Kosaka, Yoshiaki Kato, Chieko Araki, Nobuo Môri, Yoshiki Nakanishi, Masahito Yoshizawa, Kenji Ohoyama, Catalin Martin, Stanley W. Tozer

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We report the highest transition temperature of quadrupolar ordering [TQ] in YbAl3C3, where a distinct anomaly is observed by specific heat and ultrasonic measurements at 80 K. Magnetization measurements show only a very slight change and no magnetic or structural phase transitions can be observed by neutron diffraction measurements in this temperature range. Therefore, we believe that YbAl3C3 shows an antiferroquadrupolar ordering with the highest TQ found to date and is the first realization of this ordering beyond liquid nitrogen temperatures for rare-earth and actinide intermetallic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2413-2416
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1


  • Carbide
  • Elastic constants
  • Highest T
  • Neutron diffraction measurements
  • Quadrupolar ordering
  • Tunnel diode oscillator technique
  • YbAlC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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