Experiments on the Hall coefficient RH and heat capacity C reveal an unusual, compensated electronic ground state in the ruthenate Bi 3Ru3O11. At low temperature T, R, R H decreases linearly with magnetic field |H for fields larger than the field scale set by the Zeeman energy, The results suggest that the electron and hole populations are tuned by H in opposite directions via coupling of the spins to the field. As T is decreased below 5 K, the curve C(T)/T vs. T 2 shows an anomalous flattening consistent with a rapidly growing Sommerfeld parameter γ(T). We discuss shifts of the electron and hole chemical potentials by H to interpret the observed behavior of RH.
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