Hidden order and hybridization gap in URu2Si2 via quasiparticle scattering spectroscopy

W. K. Park, S. M. Narasiwodeyar, E. D. Bauer, P. H. Tobash, R. E. Baumbach, F. Ronning, J. L. Sarrao, J. D. Thompson, L. H. Greene

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The origin of the hidden order transition in URu2Si2 still remains unclear despite intensive investigations for almost three decades. It has recently been under debate whether the long-sought hidden order parameter is associated with Fermi surface reconstructions occurring from unconventional hybridizations in this heavy-fermion system. Our quasiparticle scattering spectroscopy based on ballistic metallic junctions provides an important piece of information on this topic. Sensitive to changes in the electronic density of states, this technique enables us to detect the temperature evolution of a hybridization gap between the renormalized bands. Our results show that the hybridization gap opens well above the hidden order transition, implying that it is not the order parameter for the hidden order phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3737-3746
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
StatePublished - Nov 22 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Fano resonance
  • heavy fermion
  • hidden order
  • hybridization gap
  • Kondo lattice
  • URuSi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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