Hysteretic magnetoresistance and unconventional anomalous Hall effect in the frustrated magnet TmB4

Authors: Sai Swaroop Sunku, Tai Kong, Toshimitsu Ito, Paul C. Canfield, B. Sriram Shastry, Pinaki Sengupta, and Christos Panagopoulos

Published in: Phys. Rev. B 93, 174408, 2016.

We study TmB4, a frustrated magnet on the Archimedean Shastry-Sutherland lattice, through magnetization and transport experiments. The lack of anisotropy in resistivity shows that TmB4 is an electronically three-dimensional system. The magnetoresistance (MR) is hysteretic at low temperature even though a corresponding hysteresis in magnetization is absent. The Hall resistivity shows unconventional anomalous Hall effect (AHE) and is linear above saturation despite a large MR. We propose that complex structures at magnetic domain walls may be responsible for the hysteretic MR and may also lead to the AHE.

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