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Title: Elastic properties of superconducting stannides: Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 113} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}

Abstract

The authors present an experimental investigation of the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the elastic constants in the two stannide compounds Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} They find a small elastic softening of the C{sub 44} mode of ca. 2% in the normal state. The temperature dependence of the various elastic modes are quite anomalous in the superconducting state. A comparison of the results is given with corresponding results of CeRu{sub 2}, an amorphous superconductor and other amorphous materials.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Univ. Frankfurt (Germany). Physikalisches Inst.
  2. Univ. of Warwick, Coventry (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
321002
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: 3-4; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; ELASTICITY; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; AMORPHOUS STATE; YTTERBIUM ALLOYS; RHODIUM ALLOYS; TIN ALLOYS; CALCIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Haas, A, Wichert, D, Bruls, G, Luethi, B, Balakrishnan, G, and Paul, D McK. Elastic properties of superconducting stannides: Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 113} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1023/A:1022576216882.
Haas, A, Wichert, D, Bruls, G, Luethi, B, Balakrishnan, G, & Paul, D McK. Elastic properties of superconducting stannides: Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 113} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}. United States. doi:10.1023/A:1022576216882.
Haas, A, Wichert, D, Bruls, G, Luethi, B, Balakrishnan, G, and Paul, D McK. Mon . "Elastic properties of superconducting stannides: Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 113} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}". United States. doi:10.1023/A:1022576216882.
@article{osti_321002,
title = {Elastic properties of superconducting stannides: Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 113} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}},
author = {Haas, A and Wichert, D and Bruls, G and Luethi, B and Balakrishnan, G and Paul, D McK},
abstractNote = {The authors present an experimental investigation of the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the elastic constants in the two stannide compounds Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} and Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} They find a small elastic softening of the C{sub 44} mode of ca. 2% in the normal state. The temperature dependence of the various elastic modes are quite anomalous in the superconducting state. A comparison of the results is given with corresponding results of CeRu{sub 2}, an amorphous superconductor and other amorphous materials.},
doi = {10.1023/A:1022576216882},
journal = {Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
number = 3-4,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {2}
}