Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1307.0436 (H. R. Naren et al.)

Lifshitz transitions and quasiparticle de-renormalization in

H. R. Naren, S. Friedemann, G. Zwicknagl, C. Krellner, C. Geibel, F. Steglich, S. Wirth
We study the effect of magnetic fields up to 15 T on the heavy fermion state of YbRh$_2$Si$_2$ via Hall effect and magnetoresistance measurements down to 50 mK. Our data show anomalies at three different characteristic fields. We compare our data to renormalized band structure calculations through which we identify Lifshitz transitions associated with the heavy fermion bands. The Hall measurements indicate that the de-renormalization of the quasiparticles, {\it i.e} the destruction of the local Kondo singlets, occurs smoothly while the Lifshitz transitions occur within rather confined regions of the magnetic field.
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