TRIUMF

Exp. No.

M1637 — Approved

Title of Experiment

Quantum Criticality in Magnetically-Frustrated Heavy-Fermion Systems

Spokesperson(s) for Group

Current Members of Group

Name Institution Status % of research time devoted to experiment
E.D.Mun Simon Fraser University Assistant Professor
J.E. Sonier Simon Fraser University Professor
K. Akintola Simon Fraser University Student (PhD)
A. Fang Simon Fraser University Student (Graduate)
A. Pal Simon Fraser University PDF

Abstract

This experiment is focused on exploring and harnessing magnetic-field-tuned quantum criticality, with particular emphasis on the role of magnetic frustration. This can be achieved by controlling the degree of frustration in heavy-fermion systems through careful selection of materials and tuning parameters. We will systematically study families of frustrated materials in which the localized moments reside on geometrically frustrated lattice configurations.