We present the results of specific-heat and resistivity measurements as a function of temperature, magnetic field and hydrostatic pressure on the Kondo lattice CeNi2Ge2, the heavy-fermion superconductors CeCu2Si2 and UBe13 as well as the low-carrier-density system Yb4As3. "Non-Fermi-liquid" effects in the low-temperature normal-state properties of the three former systems are consistent with the existence of a "nearby" quantum critical point, presumably of antiferromagnetic type. Yb4As3, though showing the outward appearance of a Landau-type heavy-fermion metal, behaves very differently, i.e. as an extreme two-fluid system.
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- Condensed Matter Physics