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Field-Induced Fermi Surface Reconstruction and Adiabatic Continuity between Antiferromagnetism and the Hidden-Order State in URu 2 Si 2

University of Cologne, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Physical Review Letters (Impact Factor: 7.73). 05/2007; 98(16):166404. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.166404
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ABSTRACT Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations reveal at high fields an abrupt reconstruction of the Fermi surface within the hidden-order (HO) phase of URu2Si2. Taken together with reported Hall effect results, this implies an increase in the effective carrier density and suggests that the field suppression of the HO state is ultimately related to destabilizing a gap in the spectrum of itinerant quasiparticles. While hydrostatic pressure favors antiferromagnetism in detriment to the HO state, it has a modest effect on the complex H-T phase diagram. Instead of phase separation between HO and antiferromagnetism our observations indicate adiabatic continuity between both orderings with field and pressure changing their relative weight.

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