We report specific heat (C) and magnetization (M) of single crystalline Ce4Pt12Sn25 at temperature down to 50 mK and in fields up to 3 T. C/T exhibits a sharp anomaly at 180 mK, with a large jump in a Sommerfeld coefficient γ C/T of Δγ 30 J/molK2-Ce, which, together with corresponding cusp-like magnetization anomaly, indicate antiferromagnetic (AFM) ground state with Nel temperature TN 0.18 K. Numerical calculations based on Heisenberg model reproduce well zero field specific heat data, and point to a very small Kondo scale TK, clearly placing Ce4Pt12Sn25 in the weak exchange coupling J < Jc limit of the Doniac diagram. Magnetic field suppresses AFM state at H* 0.7 T, much more rapidly than indicated by theoretical calculations. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Movshovich, R., Kurita, N., Lee, H., Ho, P., Maple, M., Tokiwa, Y., Miclea, C., Bauer, E., Ronning, F., Sengupta, P., Vekhter, I., Fisk, Z., & Thompson, J. (2011). Thermal and magnetic properties of a low-temperature antiferromagnet Ce4Pt12Sn25. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 273 (1) https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/273/1/012045