Anomalous spin relaxation and quantum criticality in Mn1-xFexSi solid solutions
We report results of the high frequency (60GHz) electron spin resonance (ESR) study of the quantum criti- cal metallic system Mn1−xFexSi. The ESR is observed for the first time in the concentration range 0 < x < 0.24 at temperatures up to 50K. The application of the original experimental technique allowed carrying out line shape analysis and finding full set of spectroscopic parameters, including oscillating magnetization, line width and g factor. The strongest effect of iron doping consists in influence on the ESR line width and spin relaxation is marked by both violation of the classical Korringa-type relaxation and scaling behavior. Additionally, the non-Fermi-liquid effects in the temperature dependence of the ESR line width, which may be quantitatively described in the theory of W¨olfle and Abrahams, are observed at quantum critical points x 0.11 and xc 0.24.