Electrical resistivity, magnetoresistance (MR) and Hall resistivity have been measured for Eu-based heavy fermion compound EuNi2P2 (exact composition is Eu1.2Ni2P2.1). It is found that the 4f electron contribution to the resistivity shows −log T above 200 K. The MR is positive at the lowest temperature and shows a negative minimum at around 60 K. The Hall resistivity shows a broad positive peak at around 120 K. These results are very similar to those of typical heavy fermions, CeCu6 and CeAl3. We discuss the results in terms of the Kondo model for heavy fermions. Measurements under high pressures suggest that the scaling of the Hall effect is valid below 1.5 GPa in EuNi2P2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry