The three-dimensional periodic Anderson model is studied with the quantum Monte Carlo method. We find that the crossover to the Kondo singlet regime is remarkably sharp at low temperatures, and that the behavior of magnetic correlations is consistently reflected in both the thermodynamics and the density of states. The abruptness of the transition suggests that energy changes associated with the screening of local moments by conduction electrons might be sufficient to drive large volume changes in systems where applied pressure tunes the ratio of interband hybridization to correlation energy.
- Received 8 September 1998
©1999 American Physical Society