Ilya Sheikin

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The origin of pairing in a superconductor resides in the underlying normal state. In the cuprate high-temperature superconductor YBa(2)Cu(3)O(y) (YBCO), application of a magnetic field to suppress superconductivity reveals a ground state that appears to break the translational symmetry of the lattice, pointing to some density-wave order. Here we use a(More)
In several metals, including URhGe, superconductivity has recently been observed to appear and coexist with ferromagnetism at temperatures well below that at which the ferromagnetic state forms. However, the material characteristics leading to such a state of coexistence have not yet been fully elucidated. We report that in URhGe there is a magnetic(More)
In Mott insulators, the strong electron-electron Coulomb repulsion localizes electrons. In dimensions greater than one, their spins are usually ordered antiferromagnetically at low temperatures. Geometrical frustrations can destroy this long-range order, leading to exotic quantum spin liquid states. However, their magnetic ground states have been a(More)
We report on semiclassical angle-dependent magnetoresistance oscillations and the Shubnikov-de Haas effect in the electron-overdoped cuprate superconductor Nd(2-x)CexCuO4. Our data provide convincing evidence for magnetic breakdown in the system. This shows that a reconstructed multiply connected Fermi surface persists, at least at strong magnetic fields,(More)
We report high magnetic field measurements of magnetic torque, thermoelectric power, magnetization, and the de Haas-van Alphen effect in CeIrIn_{5} across 28 T, where a metamagnetic transition was suggested in previous studies. The thermoelectric power displays two maxima at 28 and 32 T. Above 28 T, a new, low de Haas-van Alphen frequency with a strongly(More)
The Seebeck and Nernst coefficients S and nu of the cuprate superconductor YBa{2}Cu{3}O{y} (YBCO) were measured in a single crystal with doping p=0.12 in magnetic fields up to H=28 T. Down to T=9 K, nu becomes independent of field by H approximately 30 T, showing that superconducting fluctuations have become negligible. In this field-induced normal state,(More)
We report specific heat measurements on the heavy fermion compound CePd2Si2 in magnetic fields up to 16 T and in the temperature range 1.4—16 K. A sharp peak in the specific heat signals the antiferromagnetic transition at TN ∼ 9.3 K in zero field. The transition is found to shift to lower temperatures when a magnetic field is applied along the(More)
The Fermi surface of graphite has been mapped out using de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) measurements at low temperature with in-situ rotation. For tilt angles θ>60° between the magnetic field and the c axis, the majority electron and hole dHvA periods no longer follow a cos(θ) behavior demonstrating that graphite has a three-dimensional closed Fermi surface. The(More)
The antiferromagnetic molecular wheel Fe18 of 18 exchange-coupled Fe;{III} ions has been studied by magnetic torque, magnetization, and inelastic neutron scattering. The combined data show that the low-temperature magnetism of Fe18 is very accurately described by the Néel-vector tunneling (NVT) scenario, as unfolded by semiclassical theory. In addition, the(More)
Heat-capacity measurements of a 39 microg MgB2 single crystal in fields up to 14 T and below 3 K allow the determination of the low-temperature linear term of the specific heat, its field dependence, and its anisotropy. Our results are compatible with two-band superconductivity, the band carrying the smaller gap being isotropic, that carrying the larger gap(More)