Hall effect in the Y-Al-Ni-Co and o -Al 13 Co 4 decagonal approximants
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 226(1): 012032
The Hall effect in Y-Al-Ni-Co and o -Al 13 Co 4 single crystals has been investigated for all combinations of the electrical current and magnetic field directions and in the temperature interval from 90 to 380 K. In these intermetallics the Hall coefficient R H exhibits well defined anisotropy and only weak temperature dependence. R H is negative electron-like or zero for the magnetic field perpendicular to the plane that corresponds to the quasiperiodic plane in decagonal quasicrystals, and is positive hole-like or zero for the magnetic field parallel to this plane. The results for the anisotropy of R H are well correlated to the anisotropy of R H in d -Al-Ni-Co and d -Al-Cu-Co quasicrystals. Therefore, the anisotropy in both crystalline and quasicrystaline samples originates from the specific stacked-layer structure and the chemical decoration of the lattice. The investigated anisotropic R H in Y-Al-Ni-Co was reproduced theoretically by calculation using Boltzmann transport theory, ab-initio calculated anisotropic Fermi surface, and isotropic relaxation time approximation.