Svanidze, E., Liu, L., Frandsen, B., et al., . "Non-Fermi Liquid Behavior Close to a Quantum Critical Point in a Ferromagnetic State without Local Moments." Physical Review X, 5, no. 1 (2015) 011026. 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.011026.
A quantum critical point (QCP) occurs upon chemical doping of the weak itinerant ferromagnet Sc3.1In. Remarkable for a system with no local moments, the QCP is accompanied by non-Fermi liquid behavior, manifested in the logarithmic divergence of the specific heat both in the ferro-and the paramagnetic states, as well as linear temperature dependence of the low-temperature resistivity. With doping, critical scaling is observed close to the QCP, as the critical exponents δ, γ, and β have weak composition dependence, with δ nearly twice and β almost half of their respective mean-field values. The unusually large paramagnetic moment μPM∼1.3μB/F.U. is nearly composition independent. Evidence for strong spin fluctuations, accompanying the QCP at xc=0.035±0.005, may be ascribed to the reduced dimensionality of Sc3.1In, associated with the nearly one-dimensional Sc-In chains.
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