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Title: Anisotropic H c 2 , thermodynamic and transport measurements, and pressure dependence of T c in K 2 Cr 3 As 3 single crystals

We present a detailed study of single crystalline K 2Cr 3As 3 and analyze its thermodynamic and transport properties, anisotropic H c2(T), and initial pressure dependence of T c. In zero field, the temperature-dependent resistivity is metallic. Deviation from a linear temperature dependence is evident below 100 K and a T 3 dependence is roughly followed from just above T c (~10K) to ~40K. Anisotropic H c2(T) data were measured up to 140 kOe with field applied along and perpendicular to the rodlike crystals. For the applied field perpendicular to the rod, H c2(T) is linear with a slope ~–70 kOe/K. For field applied along the rod, the slope is about –120 kOe/K below 70 kOe. Above 70 kOe, the magnitude of the slope decreases to ~–70 kOe/K. The electronic specific heat coefficient γ, just above T c, is 73 mJ/mol K 2; the Debye temperature Θ D is 220 K. As a result, the specific heat jump at the superconducting transition ΔC~2.2γT c. Finally, for hydrostatic pressures up to ~7 kbar, T c decreases under pressure linearly at a rate of –0.034K/kbar.
Authors:
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  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
IS-J-8552
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02–07CH11358; AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1225544
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1179944