Evolution of the pseudogap in Sr1-xYxAl 2Si2 (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.15) probed via Al27 nuclear magnetic resonance

C. P. Fang*, C. S. Lue, Ben-Li Young

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With the aim of providing microscopic information about the electronic characteristics of SrAl2Si2 and effects of chemical substitution on its pseudogap features, we carried out a study on Sr 1-xYxAl2Si2 (x= 0, 0.05, 0.1, and 0.15) by means of Al27 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. For stoichiometric SrAl2Si2, the temperature-dependent NMR Knight shift and spin-lattice relaxation rate are associated with a sharp feature in the electronic density of state within a pseudogap at around the Fermi level. On the other hand, the NMR observations for Y-substituted compounds exhibit ordinary metallic behavior, suggesting that the Fermi level has moved out of the pseudogap for these materials, resulting in the dominant Korringa process responsible for the observed relaxation rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113105
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 28 Mar 2011


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