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Title: Observation of the peak effect in the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}

Abstract

The peak effect in single crystals of the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} has been investigated by dc magnetization, ac susceptibility, electrical resistivity, and critical current measurements in applied magnetic fields. The transition from a weakly pinned region to a strongly pinned region is mapped out in the H-T phase diagram. The results on the superconducting stannides, Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} and Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}, are found to be similar to that obtained on some heavy fermion and intermediate valence superconductors. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
632617
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CALCIUM ALLOYS; CRITICAL CURRENT; MAGNETIZATION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; RHODIUM ALLOYS; TIN ALLOYS; YTTERBIUM ALLOYS; MAGNETIC FLUX; TYPE-II SUPERCONDUCTORS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY

Citation Formats

Tomy, C V, Balakrishnan, G, and Paul, D M. Observation of the peak effect in the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.56.8346.
Tomy, C V, Balakrishnan, G, & Paul, D M. Observation of the peak effect in the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.56.8346.
Tomy, C V, Balakrishnan, G, and Paul, D M. Wed . "Observation of the peak effect in the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.56.8346.
@article{osti_632617,
title = {Observation of the peak effect in the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}},
author = {Tomy, C V and Balakrishnan, G and Paul, D M},
abstractNote = {The peak effect in single crystals of the superconductor Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} has been investigated by dc magnetization, ac susceptibility, electrical resistivity, and critical current measurements in applied magnetic fields. The transition from a weakly pinned region to a strongly pinned region is mapped out in the H-T phase diagram. The results on the superconducting stannides, Ca{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13} and Yb{sub 3}Rh{sub 4}Sn{sub 13}, are found to be similar to that obtained on some heavy fermion and intermediate valence superconductors. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.56.8346},
journal = {Physical Review, B: Condensed Matter},
number = 13,
volume = 56,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {10}
}